Newnan (0-0) vs. Carrollton (0-0)
Tonight, 7 p.m. at University of West Georgia
Head Coaches: Newnan — Chip Walker, 127-26-1 (First Season at Newnan, 13th season overall). Carrollton — Sean Calhoun, 11-2 (second season at Carrollton)
Series Record: Newnan leads 14-12-1
What to Know: This is the second year in a row the Newnan Cougars and the Carrollton Trojans have opened the season on a Thursday night at the University of West Georgia. A year ago, Carrollton held on for a 16-6 victory. Longtime Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker makes his debut at Newnan after spending 12 seasons on the Patriots’ sidelines where he led the team to three state titles.
Players to Watch: Newnan—WR P.J. Harris, Sr.; DB Bryant Walker, Sr.; QB Mautavier Parks, Sr.; LB Will Gates, Sr. Carrollton—WR Jordan Bonner, Sr.; QB Mark Wright, Sr.; RB Jaylen Thomas, Sr.
What We Think: Newnan 24, Carrollton 21