The Lady Wildcats begin the slate of games at 10 a.m. when they play Woodstock. Woodland then plays Gilmer at 11:15 a.m. before wrapping up with a 6:45 p.m. game against cross-county rival Cass.
The day’s other games include:
• Woodstock-Rockmart at 12:30 p.m.,
• Gilmer-Woodstock at 1:45 p.m.,
• South Paulding-Rockmart at 3 p.m.,
• South Paulding-Cass at 4:15 p.m.,
• South Paulding-Chattooga at 5:30 p.m.,
• Chattooga-Cass at 8 p.m.
Woodland coach Colman Roberts said his team typically plays in a couple of tournaments during the summer in addition to playing at other teams’ schools.
“Mainly, we’ll just go to a school and play a doubleheader,” Roberts said. “This way we can all show up at one field and play. … All the people that are showing up Thursday we’re pretty good friends with [them]. We just get to play and hang out.
“We’ll make a tiny bit of money on concessions, but it’s not about that. It’s just a good time to get a lot of teams over there and let ‘em play and have fun.”
The Lady Wildcats do hope to get an idea of how to fill the void left by the departure of six senior starters from last season’s team.
“For our coaching staff and our team, we lost six kids. We’re trying to figure out who’s gonna be where. It’s giving the young kids, and even the upper classmen, an opportunity to showcase and play,” Roberts said.
After Thursday’s play day, Woodland will play in the Cherokee tournament next week before taking a break prior to the July 4th holiday.