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Friday night football roundup

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Oct. 07, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Friday night football roundup

Chris Martin / The Newnan Times-Herald

Here is a look at how high school football teams did in Coweta County Friday night:

Newnan 45, Wheeler 20: The Newnan Cougars built a 17-7 lead at the half and used some big plays by both the offense and the defense in the third and fourth quarters to improve to 2-4 on the season, but more importantly move to 1-0 in Region 2-AAAAAAA standings.

The Cougars scored points on their first three positions and that proved to be the difference in the game.

Quarterback Bryant Walker threw touchdowns of 60 and 19 yards to Woody Waters and Kellen Lynch booted a 41-yard field goal to help the the Cougars take control of the contest.

Wheeler intercepted a pass late in the second quarter as Newnan was driving for another score, and converted it into its first touchdown of the game.

Newnan regained the momentum on the first play of the second half when Mautavier Parks raced 70 yards for the score.

After Wheeler scored to cut the lead to 24-14, the Newnan defense got into the act when Brandon Moore returned a Wheeler fumble 52 yards to give the Cougars a 31-14 lead.

Newnan allowed Wheeler to score just six more points.

Parks added a second touchdown for Newan with a 16-yard run and Clifford Bridges capped a big defensive night with a 31-yard fumble recovery for a score.

He also had an interception in the second half.

Westlake 14, East Coweta 12:

Photos from this game can be found here...

Westlake quarterback Caleb Dixon threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Tillman to give the Lions the lead with 8:39 left and they made that stand, holding on to beat the East Coweta Indians 14-12 Friday night in the Region 2-AAAAAAA opener at Garland Shoemake Memorial Stadium.

EC falls to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in the region, while Westlake improves to 3-3, 1-0.

EC's Gerald Green had an 18-yard TD run in the first quarter and running Juan Calipolitti threw a 49-yard TD pass to Brayden Carey in the second. But EC missed a point-after kick and a two-point conversion after each TD and that was the difference in the game.

EC had opportunities to win, but the Indians couldn't sustain drives in the second half.

Northgate 27, New Manchester 26:

The Northgate Vikings scored the game-winning touchdown with 18 seconds left in regulation to give them a 27-26 win over New Manchester Friday night in Region 5-AAAAAA action in Douglasville.

The game was tied at 14 at halftime and the lead changed hands multiple times in the second half.

Northgate improved to 4-3 overall, 3-2 in region play.

Trinity, 77 Holy Spirit 8: The Lions extended their winning streak to six straight games with a  Region GISA 1-AAA victory over Holy Spirit.

With the victory, they improved their record to 6-2 overall and 3-0 in GISA Region 1-AAA. The Lions have two games remaining, both on the road, including next week against Dominion Christian. They close out the season, the following week again rival Heritage.

The Lions scored early and often and led 70-0 at the half.

Kyle Reisselmann got the scoring started for Lions with a 42-yard touchdown and Trinity never looked back.

Caleb Dallas, David McMurrain, Nate Randolph, Justin Byrd, Caleb Rainey, Danny Baird, Jacob Blair and Cody Price, Shep Hancock all got into the scoring action for the Lions.

Zach Seymour also threw a couple of TD passes for Trinity.

During the six-game winning streak, Trinity has outscored its opponents 348-20.