The offensive struggle that obliterated the TROJAN offense in a 49-40 loss to Cass on the last day of January put our TROJANS in a precarious position. Tim Criswell's TROJANS had been on a nine game region run to solidify their grip on the regular season region title. The loss to Cass brought several teams back into the mix for the regular season crown.
Because of a make up from inclement weather, the Colonels and the TROJANS would square off in consecutive games with Carrollton taking a four point victory on Thursday night. With a gaudy region record of 12-3, Senior Night awaited for the final game of the regular season as East Paulding arrived at CHS.
Meanwhile, up the road at Paulding County, the Patriots were hosting the Kell Longhorns. Should Kell win, they would be regular season champions. Our TROJANS had to win and hope for an upset.
Our TROJAN offense rebounded with an incredible effort scoring over 50 points in the first half. When the smoke cleared, the TROJANS were on the upward side of an 81-43 beat down of the Raiders. Having done all that was possible, our TROJANS had to wait to see what might occur up the road.
Late Friday night, the word was in. Paulding County had pulled the upset! YOUR CARROLLTON TROJANS EARNED THE REGULAR SEASON REGION TITLE! Next up, the Region Tournament, which begins with a play-in game on Monday night. Our TROJANS will be in action as the number one seed on Tuesday night with an 8:30 tip on Criswell Court!
See you there!