Now that they’ve secured their spots in the state tournament, several local teams can start concentrating on another goal: Winning the region title.

Today at Georgia Highlands, a total of six Greater Rome teams — the Armuchee girls, Model girls, Pepperell girls, Calhoun girls, Rockmart boys, and Chattooga boys — will be involved in the semifinals of the Region 7-AA tournament.

All six teams are headed for the state tournament later this week, and are now competing for seeding in that event.

The teams that advance the finals of the region tournament will host opening-round state tournament games.

The Pepperell girls will be making their first appearance at state since 1967. Last week, the Lady Dragons won the subregion regular season title for the first time since the mid-1950s

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