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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 tames Lady Mustangs

It was another easy win for Region 2-AAAAAA top's seed Monday night, as the Lady Rams proved again why they are the top dog in the region.

February 04, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Woodland wilts against Lady Rams

The Lady Rams varsity basketball team continued its dominant run Saturday night, earning its seventh consecutive victory with a 60-45 win over visiting Woodland in non-region action.

February 02, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Rams rally over Wolfpack

After waking up from the winter wonderland that overtook the region this week, the Newton Rams faced visiting Woodland Saturday fresh off a four-day break, defeating the Wolfpack 56-38 in non-region action.

February 02, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Newton Athlete of the Week: Forney

After leading the Lady Rams with 17 points Saturday against Cedar Shoals, Newton forward Sonia Forney has been named the Newton Athlete of the Week.

January 30, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton rallies in overtime

The Newton boys varsity basketball team needed overtime Saturday to handle Cedar Shoals, but in the end, the Rams rallied from a first-quarter deficit to defeat the Jaguars 51-46 on the road in non-region play.

January 28, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton quiets Lady Tigers' roar

It took almost three quarters for the Lady Rams to look like themselves Friday night, but Newton poured on 20 points in the fourth quarter to earn its eighth region victory of the season, defeating rival Alcovy 64-48 on the road.

January 25, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams complete season sweep

The Tigers might not have proven much of a test, but the Newton Rams varsity basketball team didn't take Alcovy any less seriously Friday night than it would any other opponent.

January 25, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton Athlete of the Week: Glover

After leading the Rams with 21 points against region foe Lovejoy, Newton guard Jalen Glover has been named the Newton Athlete of the Week.

January 23, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rivalry returns; Eastside seeks retribution

Friday night is shaping up to be a great hoops night in Newton County, as Newton High and Alcovy renew their rivalry for the second time this season and Eastside welcomes Johnson for a region match that may decide seeding in the Region 8-AAAA postseason tournament.

January 23, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton's bench big over Druid Hills

Newton went deep into its bench and got some valuable playing time for its reserves against Druid Hills Tuesday night, as the Rams routed the Red Devils 77-40 at home.

January 17, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Lady Rams continue streak

It was a blowout from the opening tip Tuesday night at Newton as the Lady Rams defeated the Lady Red Devils from Druid Hills, 51-19.

January 17, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Newton Athlete of the Week: Booker

After pacing the Lady Rams with 10 points in its 51-19 victory over Druid Hills Tuesday night, Newton senior Mercedes Booker has been named the Newton Athlete of the Week.

January 17, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton blindsides Lady Eagles

It was a jam-packed house at Newton High on Saturday evening, the crowd that only Newton vs. Eastside can draw.

January 14, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Newton Athlete of the Week: Hill

After leading the Newton Rams to a pair of back-to-back wins over rivals Salem and Rockdale County, Newton guard D.J. Hill has been named the Rams' Athlete of the Week.

January 09, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Hill, Sims lead Newton rout

It was a rout from the get-go Wednesday night in Covington, as the Newton Rams defeated rival Rockdale County 65-49 to move to 3-2 overall in Region 2-AAAAAA.

January 08, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


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