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Friday night football roundup: 10/31

There weren't many scares for the local high school football teams tonight. Some teams were tricked and others were treats. Here's the Halloween Friday night football roundup.

October 31, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Playoffs?

With just two games left for most teams and one game for others, the playoff race is in the final lap and the teams are headed toward the finish line. Some teams fare better than others, but every Newton County high school football team has a shot at making it to the big dance. Here are the current playoff implications for each team. (Note: this was written before Newton's game against Lovejoy).

October 25, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Year one

Speaking to head coach Ashley Coles after her team became the runner up in region 2-AAAAAA, she was confident her team could advance to the second round. Those expectations, although they were not met were very realistic. The Lady Rams came into the first round with an 13-15 record and Tift came into the matchup with an 11-17 record. After Tift's sweep against Newton the two teams finished with identical records. Coles recaps her first year as head coach and speaks on the future of the program in this Q&A.

October 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton falls in first round

Newton's softball team fresh off asecond place finish in the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament hosted the first round matchup of the Georgia AAAAAA state playoffs against Tift County.

October 15, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Athletes of the week: 10/6

Artice Hobbs and Josh Slaton have been selected as the athletes of the week for their respective schools. Newton and Alcovy played on Friday. These two players stood out amongst their peers. Eastside played late on Saturday, after press deadline; the Eagles' Athlete of the Week will be named at www.covnews.com on Monday.

October 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Game analysis: Finding gems

Without two of their usual starters, senior receiver Davonta Jones and defensive back Steven Montac, the Rams were able to fend off a scrappy Alcovy team and cruise to a 33-7 victory. Within the game Newton was able to realize the depth it has at quarterback and at running back. The Tigers saw that they're not without promise on defense and that turnovers are still a problem.

October 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton Rams' offense: Read & react

Romario Johnson looks off to the sideline as the rest of the offense gets set. The coaches are signaling to Johnson with an array of arm movements, not a play but a playlist. In Rams' coach Terrance Banks' spread offense the quarterback is the key to the offense's success. Johnson gets the options from the coaches, and it's up to him to read the defense's coverage and choose the best play.

October 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Falcons hold clinic at Newton High

The fourth Atlanta Falcons Heads Up Clinic of the fall took place at Newton High School on Monday night in Covington. This clinic included 112 parents in attendance during the informational session and 194 youth participants.

October 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton


Outmatched

The saying goes numbers never lie, that saying is inaccurate. Numbers won't necessarily lie, but they won't tell you the full story.

October 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Friday night football roundup

Sunday is for the NFL, Saturday is for college football, but Friday? Friday is for the gridiron warriors that eventually gravitate to college, and for some, the pros. Friday is for high school football.

October 03, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Feast or famine

Now it counts for real.

September 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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Newton Athlete of the Week: Cotton

After helping the Rams to a win over Meadowcreek Tuesday afternoon, Newton senior setter Tiandria Cotton has been named the Rams' Player of the Week.

September 19, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams celebrate, ready for Wildcats

It was a busy celebratory week for the Newton High varsity football team, but amidst all the fanfare and accolades, the Rams aren't ready to call their season a success after just one surprising victory.

September 14, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton Athlete of the Week: Palomino

After a standout performance last Friday against No. 4 Lowndes, Newton linebacker A.J. Palomino has been named the Newton Player of the Week.

September 12, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams rally for FOX 5

The Newton Rams celebrated their selection as the FOX 5 Atlanta High 5 Team of the Week Thursday morning.

September 12, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Errors cost Lady Rams

The Newton varsity softball team learned the hard way that errors can quickly turn a game around.

September 11, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams stun Vikings

The Newton Rams made a statement heard around Georgia this past week.

September 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Athlete of the Week: Newton's Johnson

For his effort in the Rams' 34-28 loss to Eastside last week, Newton quarterback Romario Johnson has been named the Newton High School Athlete of the Week.

September 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams ready to rebound

In sports, fans believe that winning cures all.

September 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Lady Redskins hammer Newton

The Social Circle varsity softball team used double-digits hits to hammer Newton 10-2 at home on Wednesday.

September 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Wallace, Rams run to greatness

While running in 90- degree heat might sound like torture for some, for a select few, there is nothing like it.

August 27, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams help Mercer football get started

Two former Newton High School football standouts are ready to help start a new era at Mercer University.

August 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton looking to build

The Newton High Rams softball team came into this season with great expectations after making it to the state playoffs last season.

August 15, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Guard play stands out for Rams

The Newton boys' basketball team averaged 48 points per game in 2012-13, 20 below Region 2-AAAAAA regular season champion Rockdale, and 11 below the region tournament champions, Druid Hills.

June 27, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton begins summer season

The season really never ends for the Newton boys' basketball team, which is hard at work four months after its last game.

June 11, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton’s Rogers signs with West Georgia Tech

Kishon Rogers excelled on the Newton High basketball team and will look to continue that success at West Georgia Technical College starting next season.

May 25, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


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