LAGRANGE GRANGERS were voted “Team of the Week” through Georgia High School Football Daily. 

LaGrange takes another step on road back


No football program dropped off more from one decade to the next than LaGrange recently did. The Grangers were 114-17 with three state titles from 2000 to 2009, then 34-71 with only two winning seasons from 2010 to 2019.


LaGrange might not be back to its glory days yet, but this season is a start under first-year coach Matt Napier. Pegged an 11-point underdog by the computer Maxwell Ratings last week, the Grangers beat New Hampstead 30-26 for their first playoff victory since 2012.


LaGrange’s 8-3 record represents the most wins for the program since 2009. A victory Friday against Perry would put the Grangers in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2008.


LaGrange is GHSF Daily’s state Team of the Week. The award, sponsored by Siemens and World Electric, will be presented to the team at the school Thursday.