CEDARTOWN, Ga. - The votes are in and this week’s Game of the Week takes the HIGH 5 Sports Team to Doc Ayers Field as the Rockmart Yellow Jackets look to battle the Cedartown Bulldogs in a mean matchup.
The Cedartown Bulldogs are coming off a .500 season. They replaced Coach Scott Hendrix with long-time Bulldogs Baseball coach Doyle Kelley back in January. Kelley takes the reigns with plenty of experience, and lots of knowledge of the rivalry with the Rockmart Yellow Jackets—he actually coached there for a while. The Bulldogs produced UGA running back Nick Chubb a few years back, and now Tony Mathis is following in his footsteps… Mathis is expected to have a breakout year in 2017.
This opening game is truly their biggest rivalry game of the season. Rockmart Head Coach Biff Parson is coming off a 9-3 season that included a trip to the second round of the GHSA playoffs.
Tune into FOX 5 News at 5 & 6 for a look at the teams before the battle. And there's plenty more action from HIGH 5 Sports throughout the night:
7 p.m. - Get the latest forecast for your game from FOX 5 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist David Chandley who will be live on the HIGH 5 Sports Facebook page.
10 p.m. - HIGH 5's Cody Chaffins and Justin Felder take you for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Bunker as the team prepares for the Big Show.
10:30 p.m. - HIGH 5's Ken Rodriguez brings you the Play of the Night.
11 p.m. - It's the Big Show. Join KROD and the crew as they pack a full half hour with highlights, action, scores, and much more!
And remember, HIGH5Sports.com is your 24/7 headquarters all season long for high school football!