Both Alcovy and Eastside have starting lineups majorly made up of either sophomores and/or freshmen. The question coming into the game was "which team's inexperience would show more?" The answer to that question is Alcovy, as their inexperience showed throughout the game where they fell 36-6 to the Eagles.
The Kiwanis Club hosted Newton County high school football coaches yesterday, and they spoke about an array of topics such as the season, former players, Newton County school system and more.
"We are young" isn't just a song by indie pop group Fun, it's also the theme for both Eastside and Alcovy's football teams this season.
The Covington News: How's the team doing as far as the new coaches go?
Social Circle High School, which hasn't won a game since 2011, isn't just beginning a new season, it's beginning a new life, at least in football. With a brand new athletic complex featuring new turf on their very own football field, the Redskins aren't looking to change their past - just their future. The Covington News sat down with new head coach Chad Estes to discuss the future of Social Circle football.
In this Q&A with Alcovy head football coach Kirk Hoffman, we talk about Hoffman's role in coaching a young team, Tigers' quarterback Bubba Hickson, the team's strengths/weaknesses and more.
A chance to make history is on the line this season for the Newton Rams. For the first time in school history, the Rams have the opportunity to make it to the playoffs for three consecutive seasons. The Covington News talked with Rams' head coach Terrance Banks about his team and the process they must go through to reach their goals.
Finally, football is back.
In case you missed it, Eastside topped Alcovy 5-4 in an early evening matchup that showcased talent on both teams, but also shed a light on areas of improvement. We break down the strengths and weaknesses for both teams as of right now.
In what looked to be a runaway victory at one point for Eastside High School, turned out to be a dramatic finish, but the Eagles showed resiliency and escaped with a 5-4 victory over Alcovy.
According to a press release, in this past weekend's O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags and Show 'N' Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway, there were multiple winners from Covington.
Since 2002, Social Circle has been collecting money via a special tax to build their new Social Circle High School Athletic Complex, which was officially opened to the public on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
After a disparaging loss to Heritage last week, the Lady Rams rebounded and came out with a 5-2 victory over Shiloh.
Harrison Norman is one of four siblings. Of the four, it took Harrison Norman the longest to figure out which sport was right for him, but it seems being a professional angler is where his heart is - and his talent.
The Eastside High School softball alumni returned on Saturday for the first annual alumni game, but also to support the Wright family. James Wright was tragically injured in a car accident and left paralyzed. The proceeds of the game went to the Wright family.
Rain and thunder struck yesterday and not in a good way, forcing a delay that lasted almost two hours, but about twenty minutes before 4 p.m. the 11/12 Newton National League All-Star team faced off against Oconee County.
The summer is young and so is the Newton High School Rams basketball team, but the Rams are still getting better having won seven of their last eight games to put them at 15-7.
Newton County Parks and Recreation introduced little league just four years ago and now for the first time it will be hosting a little league district tournament at City Pond Complex June 28 with the earliest game starting at 10 a.m.
On Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Newton High School held a seven-on-seven tournament comprised of around 10 teams. Eagles Landing defeated Newton in the championship game.
Newton High School basketball has gotten off to a hot start this summer, going 7-3 over a stretch that saw them face some highly talented teams in the past week.
After losing in the playoffs in the first round, Newton High School football is back at it today hosting a 7-on-7 tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The seven/eight year-old Newton National League All-Star team coached by Kyle Ellis has dominated the competition and is headed to the 2014 Georgia Rookie Baseball State Tournament in Warner Robins.
In the eighth grade Shane Henry wrote that he wanted to play shooting guard for the Miami Heat. He was just 5-foot-7 then, but he's 6-foot-8 now and a step closer to his childhood dream.
In what the Newton High School football head coach called "The Newton Spot," a.k.a 'World of Wings 2' we had lunch and talked about his first year as head coach and what he expects from the program next season.
Tara Harrison, former Eastside High School soccer standout, was named to Georgia Southwestern State University's spring 2014 Dean's List.
Last week it was the junior varsity players practicing out on Newton High School's basketball court, but this week varsity players own the court.
It's safe to say Katja Dammann loves golf.
After a week in Cooperstown the 12-U Elite Aces have returned to Newton County, although not as champions, but as a team that competed at an extremely high level – with some success – and plenty of memories.