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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


U.S. Baseball Academy partners with Newton

U.S. Baseball Academy is pleased to announce the opening of its Covington, GA location and the beginning of registration for its winter/spring program.

September 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton


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Andre Byrd takes over Rams' baseball

The departure of Newton baseball coach Vincent Byams has left an opening at the head coaching spot for Newton baseball, a spot quickly filled by former Newton junior varsity head baseball coach and varsity assistant Andre Byrd.

May 21, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Andre Byrd takes over Rams' baseball

The departure of Newton baseball coach Vincent Byams has left an opening at the head coaching spot for Newton baseball, a spot quickly filled by former Newton junior varsity head baseball coach and varsity assistant Andre Byrd.

May 21, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Rams debut under Banks

Newton's blue team beat the white team 30-27, but that's not what Friday's spring game at Newton High School was all about.

May 18, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


McCray at work in Jags' rookie camp

According to Brad Hill of bleachereport.com, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Demetrius McCray is having a fair to good rookie camp. Hill said that McCray's role on the Jaguars is expected to be that of a backup corner and special teamer.

May 18, 2013 | | Newton


Allen expects success for Rams

Current Newton Rams head coach Cortez Allen will not return next season to coach the school's football program, but he feels good for the program's future.

May 11, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Spring training pigskin style

The Newton High School Rams began spring football training camp for the upcoming season Monday, looking to build on last year's playoff run.

May 09, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Newton track stars place at state

The Newton High School boys' track team made a strong impression at last weekend's state meet in Jefferson, placing eighth out of the 43 teams in the state's largest division, Class AAAAAA.

May 09, 2013 | Staff Report | Newton


Newton’s Sneed signs scholarship with West Georgia Tech

Newton High School senior Micah Sneed signed a two-year, full-ride scholarship Tuesday to play basketball at West Georgia Technical Junior College in Carrollton.

May 07, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Newton


Newton knocked out of playoffs

Freshmen and sophomores had plenty of influence in Newton's 2013 baseball season, which will pay dividends in 2014.

May 07, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton's McCray selected in NFL draft

Demetrius McCray was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the fourth pick of the seventh round (210 overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft Saturday.

April 27, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


NFL Draft experts analyze McCray

Newton High School Class of 2009 graduate Demetrius McCray has his sights set on the National Football League and that path starts Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the 2013 NFL Draft.

April 25, 2013 | | Newton


Rams headed to playoffs

Newton clinched a spot in the Class AAAAAA playoffs Tuesday, knocking off Morrow 12-2 on senior night.

April 25, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Lady Rams end season on winning note

The Newton girls' soccer team may have missed out on the playoffs, but the Lady Rams left 2013 on a bright note winning three of their last seven.

April 25, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Rams miss out on playoffs

Newton put everything it had into its final game of the 2013 season, but at times it was too much.

April 25, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Newton falls in all-star game

The Rockdale all-stars shined the brightest in the annual Newton County vs. Rockdale County game at Rockdale High's gym Thursday.

April 20, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


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