Congrats to the Mt. Zion-Carroll Eagles, our High 5 Sports Team of the Week!
The Eagles (7-1) earned a spot on the poll after beating previously undefeated North Cobb Christian on the road in a key Region 6-A (Division A) game last Friday. Coach Brad Gordon's team can win their subregion by defeating Gordon Lee (2-5) at home this week.
"We have a pretty good battle with Gordon Lee, this is no trap game," Gordon said. "We've had a rivalry with them for several years now and we know what's a stake. Ours seniors have really stepped up this year just like last year. Nobody wants to be the one to drop the ball and this class is no different."
According to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, it's been 27 years since Mt. Zion-Carroll won its last outright region title. This year, as many as nine teams from 6-A could qualify for the playoffs, but surviving the eventual crossover region showdown with either Fellowship Christian or Mt. Paran Christian could prove tougher than winning a state championship. The Eagles dropped the last two crossover region title games to each of those schools.
Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken and the High 5 Sports Pep Rally Team were in Carrollton Thursday morning to celebrate the Eagles' latest Team of the Week honor.