A handful of area high school football teams are headed to the second round of the GHSA state playoffs this evening.
WLAQ 1410 AM and 96.9 FM will have the action as the Region 7-A Private champion Darlington Tigers host the Tattnall Square Academy Trojans. Kick off is set for 7:30 pm at Chris Hunter Stadium. Broadcast coverage will begin with the Tiger Pre-Game show at 7 pm. Listen via the radio dial or online at www.wlaq1410.com.
Darlington’s head football coach Tommy Atha says that the Trojans will be a big challenge, but the Tigers are ready for it.
The Tigers advanced in the playoffs with a 42-17 win at home over Hebron Christian Academy this past Saturday night. Atha asserts that it was exciting to play a postseason game in front of the home crowd. He hopes for another big crowd tonight.
In other playoff games on tap for tonight involving area teams:
Unity Christian School at Johnson Ferry Christian Academy
Trion at Wilcox Academy
Warner Robbins at Cartersville
Calhoun at Ware County
Cairo at Cedartown
Hear WLAQ Sports’ picks of the week during Gridiron Pickers, sponsored by the Riverside Auto Group, at 5 pm. Stay tuned to WLAQ after tonight’s game for scores from across the region during the High School Football Scoreboard Show, sponsored by Rome Orthopaedic Center.