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East Coweta back, Trinity takes breather


  • By Rebecca Leftwich
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  • Sep. 04, 2018 - 10:26 PM

BY DOUG GORMAN

dgorman@newnan.com

Here is a look at where teams from Coweta County will be playing the fourth week of the high school football season.

The Trinity Lions are playing in their first season as a member of the Georgia High School Association and are off to a 3-0 start, This week the Lions are the only local team with an open date.

East Coweta (0-2) at Lowndes (2-1): After having last week off, the Indians travel to Valdosta for their second straight game against a ranked team as they take on Lowndes.

The Indians opened the season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in a loss to Kell before falling the next week to Carrollton at the Kickoff Classic.

Both of the Indians’ losses were by a combined five points as they lost to Kell 36-34 and Carrollton 32-27.

They take on a Lowndes team brings a 2-1 record into the contest. Lowndes beat Drew 66-7 in the opener and Chamblee 62-0 in the second contest before falling last week in a more challenging game against Parkview 39-27.

This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams with Lowndes winning the first three.

Griffin (1-1) at Newnan (2-1): After stumbling in its season opener against Chapel Hill, the Cougars appear back on track after turning in solid victories against two teams from Region 5 6A. The Cougars knocked off Northgate 44-17 at home two weeks ago and then beat Alexander 44-20.

This week they return to Drake Stadium and a game with Griffin, The two teams have a long football tradition.

Newnan played its first football game of record in 1907, while Griffin kickoff its first full season in 1909.

Griffin is 1-1 its first two games sneaking by rivalk Spalding 19-17 and losing to Clay-Chalkville, Ala. 35-20.

This will be the the 50th meeting in the series with Griffin holding a 29-20 lead in the series that hasn’t been played since 1999,

Northgate (1-1) at Douglas County (1-1): The Northgate Vikings held on for a dramatic 31-29 win last week against Starr’s Mill when they stopped a two-point conversion with just under a minute left in the game to give head coach Mike McDonald his first win as the Vikings’ head coach.

It came one week after losing to Newnan on the road in the team’s season opener.

Now, they move into eight Region 5 6A games starting on the road against Douglas County.

Douglas County enters the contest after losing to Hillgrove in the opener and then rolling past Eagle’s Landing in their second game of the season.

The Tigers were off last week.

This will be the seventh meeting between the two teams with Douglas County holding a 4-2 edge in the series.

Heritage Hawks (3-0) at Deerfield-Windsor (2-0): This game features a battle of two unbeaten GISA teams.

This is only the second meeting between the two teams. The first was in the 2012 GISA Championship game with Deerfield-Windsor winnng the game 27-19.

Heritage is off to a fast start this year with three impressive wins over Terrell Academy (36-10), Flint River (41-3) and Creekside Christian (55-12).

Deerfield-Windsor has won its first two games by a combined five points, beating Westfield 15-12 and Glenwood 13-10.

Griffin Christian (0-1) at Central Christian (1-2): The Central Crusaders are in their first season of playing 11-man football.

After three weeks on the road, they return home Friday night for a game against Griffin Christian.

The Crusaders lost their first game to Flint River before winning against Covenant Christian in Macon.

A week ago, they dropped a close 24-6 contest.

They take on Griffin Christian team that lost to Calvary Christian 31-0 last week in their first game of the season.