The game, which is a part of a doubleheader showcase with the Cobb All-Star Senior Bowl at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, will take place Dec. 21 and feature some of the top senior football players from the area. The Northwest game will kick off 10 a.m., with the Cobb game to follow at 2 p.m.
The Titans’ roster — comprised of players from Adairsville, Cartersville, Cass, Cherokee, Creekview, Etowah, River Ridge, Sequoyah, Woodland and Woodstock — features more than two dozen players from Cherokee County and will be coached by Creekview’s Terry Crowder.
The roster for the opposing Giants team includes players from Douglas and Paulding county schools.
Crowder will be coaching six of his own players: offensive tackle Michael Shaw, linebacker Logan Ridings (LB), Nick Fahrnbauer (OLB/WR), Isaiah Rodgers (RB), Connor Dulmage (S/WR) and Ben McClellan (K/P).
Woodstock will send a few players to the game as well, with each of its five representatives playing on either the offensive or defensive lines — Will Stumpf (OT), Tyler Baggett (DL), Nicholas Cable (TE), Blake Jacobs (OL) and Austin Biggers (OL).
Etowah, which is set to graduate many of its skill players, will send several players to the showcase. Among the more notable players are a group that have played nearly 100 games together, dating back to youth football. They are quarterback John Oliver, defensive back/wide receiver Ben Rowell, linebacker James Arnold and defensive end/tight end Preston White.
Other notables from Etowah’s roster include Brandon Engle (RB), Nathan Parrott (DL/OL), Keith Gordon (OLB) and Chandler Steele (DE/LB).
Cherokee’s Blace Brown — the top receiver in the county — was invited to the game, as was the Warriors’ leading rusher, Blake Johnston.
Other Cherokee players on the roster include Alec Riggins (OL), Devon Mercer (CB/WR), Aubrey Sharp (DB), Jordan Freeman (WR), Logan Witherow (C/OL), Brandon Mrouda (MLB) and Calvin Mayo (OL/DE)
D.J. Austin and Gilberto Terrientes will represent Sequoyah.
Judging by the Giants’ roster, the Paulding-Douglas team will likely passing frequently, while the Cherokee-Bartow Titans will have a more balanced look. The only quarterback listed on the Titans roster is Oliver, who attempted a relatively low number of passes for Etowah this season.