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November 18, 2013

A Look Ahead: Lions last of local football teams to cheer for

One remains, and that number could be a sad zero if Christian Heritage doesn’t gain some revenge Friday.

Christian Heritage School’s football team enters this week the last of all high school programs in Murray County or Whitfield County still playing in the 2013 season.

With the ninth seed, the Lions will travel to Darlington for a rematch from earlier this season. The two teams play their Class A private school first round state playoffs matchup at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Only in its second season of Georgia High School Association competition, Christian Heritage is in the GHSA postseason for the first time. Prior to jumping up to GHSA play, the football team competed in the Glory for Christ League and other sports in the Georgia Independent School Association.

With Dalton’s and Northwest Whitfield’s losses last Friday — and the Class A brackets only having 16 teams and delaying their first rounds one week — Christian Heritage is the last salvation for any local team to make a deep playoff run.

Earlier this season, Darlington beat Christian Heritage 18-14 in a game that eventually decided Sub-region 6A’s title. The Lions (8-2) still finished second in the sub-region and did well enough in the Class A power ratings to earn a ninth seed.

A rematch against a team Christian Heritage probably feels it should’ve beaten the first time? This one will be fun to watch.

• The Georgia Rampage, Dalton’s professional indoor football team, is launching its Rampage 4 Kids program for its 2014 season. The Rampage teamed up with the Dalton Parks and Recreation Department to create a youth indoor football league for ages 9-10 — with hopes of expanding to ages 7-12 for the 2015 season.

The cost to register is $85 per player and registration is available on the Rampage’s team website, GARampage.com. If a player doesn’t have a team already lined up, the kid can join a free agent pool. There is a six-team limit for the league.

Games will be played on the Rampage’s home field at the trade center prior to Rampage home games next spring. All players receive a helmet, shoulder pads and padded pants for games, plus a jersey and a season ticket to Rampage home games.

• As stated in Sunday’s edition of The Daily Citizen, high school basketball season starts this week with some playing at home.

Southeast Whitfield hosts Gilmer on Tuesday with the girls starting at 6 p.m. and the boys right after. North Murray hosts Tennessee’s Polk County on Friday with the girls playing at 7 p.m. and the boys following. On Saturday, Dalton’s girls visit Christian Heritage in the only local-versus-local matchup starting at 6 p.m.

Devin Golden is a sports writer for The Daily Citizen. Got something that needs to be in A Look Ahead? Contact him at devingolden@daltoncitizen.com.

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