Posted On: 01/8/18 8:00 AM
Region tournament is nearby which means there are games we need to circle on our calender. Another big week for a few Cobb County Schools. This week some of Cobb County’s best public school programs take the court for some important games for this week. Pebblebrook, Wheeler, McEachern, Campbell, South Cobb, and Pope are just the few programs that have big important games this week (1/9-1/13). Take a look below.
Walton (8-7) @ Etowah (14-1) – Friday Jan. 12th 7:30pm
This is a Region 4 Class 7A matchup. The Walton Raiders are better than what their record says and is currently 3rd in their region. Seniors 2018 forwards Blaine and Pat McDonough recently made our Midseason Cobb County Player of the Year Nominees list with their tremendous play so far for Walton. This will be a big road game for Walton as Etowah is currently on a 14 game winning streak and only lost coming from Hoover (AL) in their first game of the season, so Etowah is 14-0 against teams in the state of Georgia. Etowah also recently won the Tournament of Champions American Division at Wheeler High School over the holiday break. Walton is a very balanced scoring team , can they bring that to Etowah Friday night? Both squads will have a region game Tuesday night before the two meet up.
Villa Rica (13-0) @ Kell (7-7) – Saturday Jan. 13th 5:30pm
This is a Region 7 Class 5A matchup. No doubt seniors 2018 PG Jahwan Smith and 2018 CG Savvon Delgado have been the leaders of this Kell squad this year. The Longhorns are currently on a 3 game winning streak but have a tough week ahead of them this week. Kell will face Woodland, East Paulding, Carrolton, and Villa Rica, which are all region games. They are currently number two in their region and before facing undefeated Villa Rica, they will have a tough Friday night road game at Carrolton, who is currently #3 in the region. 2019 WG Justin Perry has been stepping his game up and putting his work in on the court to help lead the Longhorns. Justin is coming off back to back 21 point games.
Campbell (12-4) @ South Cobb (10-4) – Saturday Jan. 13th 7:30pm
Yes it is a tough week for South Cobb. As you know the Eagles host their neighborhood rival Pebblebrook Tuesday night, but that was not all for this week. South Cobb will travel to Allatoona Friday night for a region matchup and that will not be a cake walk, even thouhg Allatoona is not looking like Allatoona right now. The Eagles then come back the next night and host their other neighborhood rival Campbell Saturday night. This matchup here is also another intense rivalry in Cobb and one of the hypest games maybe in the state. Both of these squads are having very good seasons so far. Campbell is riding a 6 game winning streak and are one of the best balanced scoring teams in Cobb. South Cobb will try to interrupt the Spartans offense, as they do to every opponent, with their man to man full court pressure defense. Coach Gwynn of Campbell and Coach Moultrie of South Cobb are very underrated coaches. Both coaches combine for a record of 119-74 since the 2014-2015 season. The atmosphere on Saturday night will be crazy.
Wheeler (11-6) vs Meadowcreek (11-3) – Saturday Jan 13th 3:00pm
Wheeler is coming off their lost to Webster Grove (MO), a team out of the Saint Louis area, in the Cancer Research Classic in West Virginia this past weekend. The Wildcats will be facing Meadowcreek this weekend in the 1st ever Covnews Super 8 Showcase at Newton High School. 2018 C EJ Montgomery is coming off back to back 31 point games and has been on a tear this year for Wheeler. This should be another tough test for Coach Thompson and his Wheeler squad. Before heading to Newton High School Saturday, the Wildcats will be traveling to East Coweta for a region matchup Friday night.
McEachern (11-2) @ Trotwood (OH) (3-2) – Saturday Jan. 13th 6:30pm
The McEachern Indians will be headed to the Flyin to the Hoop Classic in Dayton, OH this weekend for a pair of games. Their first game will be up against Trotwood (OH) on Saturday night. The 2nd game of the pair will be against Ohio powerhouse Pickerington Central (OH), the same team Wheeler faced and defeated last season in the same showcase. After their region battle against Kennesaw Mountain Thursday night, the Indians are off on the road once again. This will be McEachern’s third and last out of state road trip of the season. Will McEachern represent the peach state well in Ohio? I believe they will get the job done but it will not be a walk in the park.