The football program that began in 1903 is still going strong today. Evidence of that can be seen Friday night, as the undefeated 2003 Cedartown High School Bulldogs face-off against Cass High School on the Doc Ayers Field.
Prior to the game, a Homecoming parade will be held in downtown Cedartown at 4:30 p.m.
A special ceremony honoring Cedartown High School football alumni will take place at 7:20 p.m. before Friday night’s game.
Cedartown High School Principal John Toland expressed his appreciation to current and former athletic program participants.
“Here at CHS, we are proud of our tradition in athletics. We are choosing this year at Homecoming to recognize as many former players that have contributed to the success of the athletic program here,” said Toland.
All former CHS students associated with the football program should register with officials who will be located at the ticket booth between 7 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. that night.
Additionally, during halftime the 2003 CHS Homecoming Queen will be crowned.
This year’s queen will be selected from a pool of six seniors.
Seniors competing for the title of queen are as follows.
Casey Nicole Addison: Addison is 17 years old and is the daughter of Randy and Robbin Addison. She enjoys being with friends, and her future plans are to go to cosmetology school.
Rachel Amanda Tuck: Tuck is the daughter of Gwen and Tony Tuck. She is a member of the Drama Club and is the vice president of the Thespian Society “Yang” and the National Honor Society. Other memberships include DECA and the Spanish Club. After high school, she plans to double major in performing arts and either early childhood education or child psychology.
Autumn Rutledge: Rutledge is the daughter of Mike and Lisa Rutledge. She is a member of the National Honor Society, yearbook staff and the CHS softball and tennis teams. She is a Renaissance Ambassador who plans to attend the University of Georgia and become a doctor.
Kaley Morris; Morris is the daughter of Mark and Peggy Morris. She is the captain of the varsity football/competition cheerleading squad, the secretary of the Thespian Club and a member of the Drama Club. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University and prepare to teach kindergarten.
Ashtin Lesette McDowell; McDowell is the daughter of Angelia and Alan Holcombe. She is the captain of the varsity basketball squad, a member of DECA, historian officer for the Thespian Club and a Renaissance Ambassador. Her goals are to attend a four-year college and major in dramatic arts.
Lacie Jae Haney; Haney is 18 years old and the daughter of Ernest Haney and Patti Guice. She enjoys barrel racing and outdoor activities. Her plans are to attend college and get a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. She wants to be a nurse anesthesiologist.
Junior members of the Homecoming Court are Hannah Dooley, Hannah Ingram, Stacey Mullen and Jill Shelley.
Sophomore members are Larissa Carter, Alissa Lane, Haley O’Neal, and Maci Temple.
Freshmen Homecoming Court members are Rachel Blankenship, Lauren Dizon, Shana Wofford, and Lauren Wray.
For additional coverage of the 100 year anniversary of Cedartown football, please see page 6A and 7A.