GHSA Class 6A: Allatoona, Pope split

Posted 5/23/18

After rain delayed the start of the Georgia High School Association Class 6A state championship series between Allatoona and Pope on Tuesday, the two schools seemed determined to spend the night at State Mutual Stadium in Rome.

After Allatoona grabbed a commanding lead in Game 1, the Buccaneers had to hold off Pope for an 11-9 victory.

Then in the nightcap, Pope scored two in the seventh to tie, then scored four in the top of the ninth to stave off elimination with an 8-4 victory, forcing a decisive game on Wednesday. The extra-inning Game 2 ended af 1:07 a.m. Wednesday morning.