Sports

Local squads continue excellence with 2-3-4 finish at state cheer

by Riley Hicks All fall, Fayette schools have left their fingerprints in playoff competition with state championships, runner-up rewards, and other strong showings. Even with a bar already set high, our local cheerleaders put on a special performance at the state competition, placing three teams in the top four. Schools featured in the meet included…

Starr’s Mill fends off feisty Dutchtown 31-28 to advance

by Rob Grubbs   All week, Starr’s Mil head coach Chad Phillips preached the need for his team to effectively execute their precision, run-based offense to overcome a talented Dutchtown Bulldog team in the first round of the state playoffs. When they found themselves behind 21-17 with nine minutes remaining, senior quarterback Joey DeLuca decided it…

Stockbridge pulls away from McIntosh after early upset bid

The odds were stacked against McIntosh even before football season started. Over the summer, a number of players bailed on the team in search of greener pastures. Battling in one of the state’s toughest regions, they shook off three-straight heartbreaking losses and the season-ending injury of their star running back and that still couldn’t keep…

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