Upset of The Year

We will look back at our 4 year history of the Upset of The Year in NWGA based on largest underdog based on Calpreps points system.


North Murray 31 Calhoun 7

The Yellow Jackets came into the game with a 139 game consecutive win streak verse Region opponents that stretched back to 2001.

North Murray held a tight 10-7 lead at halftime before scoring 21 unanswered points in the 2nd half to upset the Jackets on the road.

The Mountaineers came into the game as 31 pt underdogs .

Link to gameday story from Dalton Daily Citizen North Murray v Calhoun

Photo: Dalton Daily


LFO 44 Sonoraville 37

2020 wasn’t a big year for upsets on paper. LFO gets the nod in ’20 knocking off Sonoraville as 22 point underdogs.

The Warriors entered the game 0-4 and Sonoraville 2-2. Both had lost their 1st 2 games in 6AAA Region play but Sonoraville had played the 2 favorites, Rockmart and North Murray, and many figured this would be the game that jump started the Phoenix toward a playoff run.

The Warriors rushing attack was on point all night with 3 guys going over 100 yards.

Game Story from NorthwestGeorgiaNews: LFO runs past Sonoraville



Coahulla Creek 31 NW Whitfield 25 (3 OT)

2021 got started off with a bang as the Colts went on the road in the fog and rain to upset cross county rival NW Whitfield 31-25 in 3 overtimes.

The Colts were 27 point underdogs entering the game but a lot of people, including our very own Chris Napier, thought there was something special about this 2021 Colts team.

Sam Crenshaw wrote a good article for GPB Sports about the Colts following the win. Fortunes Are Rising At The Creek



Hiram Hornets 44 Calhoun Yellow Jackets 34

A week after the #4 Yellow Jackets beat #1 Cartersville in overtime, they hosted the 3-3 Hornets. Calhoun jumped out to a 14-0 lead midway through the 2nd quarter, but Hiram put together a 44-14 run to upset the Jackets on the Road. Hiram entered the game as 36.5 point underdogs and holds the mark for “biggest” upset in the 4 years we have been keeping records.

Game story from our friends at Score Atlanta Hiram 44 Calhoun 34 F