It’s time for Friday night lights in Northwest Georgia as area high school football teams take the field for the first week of play in the 2023 regular season!
WLAQ 1410 AM/96.9 FM will have again coverage of Darlington football this year. The Tigers will open up their regular season as hosts to Christian Academy of Knoxville, TN.
Matt Davis, play-by-play announcer, looks forward to the beginning of the Coach Wayne Groves era in this non-region match at Darlington.
Here’s our broadcast schedule for tonight –
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – This Week in NWGA Football, sponsored by Riverside Auto Group
6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – The Coach Groves Show
6:45 p.m. – 7 p.m. – LIVE pregame commentary from Darlington games
7 p.m. – Darlington Football
**Rome Orthopaedic Scoreboard Show will go live immediately following our broadcast of Darlington football. Father/son duo of Lin Butler and Austin Butler are back to give you scores, take your calls, and recap the night’s action. **
Tune in every Wednesday evening at 7 pm for a new (and live!) edition of The Coach Groves Show on WLAQ’s Facebook Live and the WLAQ Radio YouTube channel. This Week in NWGA Football airs LIVE via both media outlets every Thursday at 10:30 am.
In other week one matchups:
Armuchee Indians @ Gordon Central Warriors
Chattooga Indians @ Lafayette Ramblers
Coosa Eagles @ Southeast Whitfield Raiders
Gordon Lee Trojans @ Trion Bulldogs
Calhoun Yellow Jackets @ Blessed Trinity Titans
Cherokee Warriors @ Cartersville Canes
Cass Colonels @ Rome Wolves (Barron Stadium – Corky Kell Classic)
In scores from Thursday night:
Northwest Whitfield 38, Pepperell 0
Cedartown 13, Rockmart 12
Off this week:
Model (open @ Pepperell next Friday)