Canes battle to stay unbeaten
by Chike Nwakamma
Oct 18, 2012 | 738 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In spite of the freshness of this football season for Cartersville — new starters, new region — the Purple Hurricanes enter tonight’s marquee showdown against Gordon Central with an opportunity not unlike one from two seasons ago.

Once again, and unsurprisingly, the traditional powerhouse finds itself undefeated in October with a great chance to position itself to win a region championship, which has not happened since 2006.

Frank Barden, who has led the Canes to five region titles in 16 seasons, understands very well what the Region 5-AAA game could mean for Cartersville’s pursuit of the 15th region title in school history.

“It is a big game,” acknowledged Barden, who is in his 17th season with Cartersville. “It’s a big game because it’s the next game, but it does add a lot of flavor to it when both teams are 6-0 … It will be a huge challenge for us.”

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