Rock­mart re­mains on a roll, wins over Dade

The Standard Journal - - SPORTS - From Staff Re­ports

The Rock­mart Yel­low Jack­ets re­main on a win­ning streak, com­ing out of their lat­est road trip with a win over Dade County and ad­vanc­ing to 4-1 on the sea­son, and 2-0 in Re­gion 7-AA.

The Jack­ets held Dade score­less through four quar­ters and racked up a 42-0 win up in Tren­ton.

Rock­mart’s lat­est win al­ready puts them well past where the Jack­ets were in 2015 in terms of wins. They fin­ished 2-8 on the sea­son and 1-4 in Re­gion 5-AAA. Their only wins came against North Mur­ray and Har­al­son County in 2015.

This year, the Jack­ets have so far only lost to cross county ri­val Cedar­town, who moved out of Class AAA as well in the off-sea­son.

Rack­ing up early sea­son wins over Chero­kee County, Ala., Wood­land and Ar­muchee, the Jack­ets are on track to keep up their win­ning streak in 7AA as they come back home to host Chat­tooga this Fri­day.

The 3-2 In­di­ans are com­ing off a pair of wins them­selves hav­ing trav­eled to Coosa for a 48-14 win and host­ing Gor­don Cen­tral for a 63-8 win. Their pair of losses came at the hands of Daw­son County and Ridge­land in back to back weeks at the start of Septem­ber.

Rock­mart will get a break af­ter this fi­nal game of the month for Oct. 7, when they’ll take a bye-week be­fore fac­ing off against their last four op­po­nents in the re­gion, head­ing to Pep­perell on Oct. 14 and Coosa on Oct. 20 in back to back road games, then host­ing Gor­don Cen­tral for Se­nior Night on Oct. 28 be­fore fin­ish­ing the sea­son on Nov. 4 at Model.

Pho­tos con­trib­uted by Shelly Cul­ver

Top: Rock­mart play­ers scram­ble for a loose ball given up by Dade County in their road trip to Tren­ton on Sept. 23. Right: D’Lante McClain looks for pos­i­tive yards.

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