VALDOSTA — A second straight game for East Coweta had the Indians wondering at halftime how to slow down an opponent after a 29-point outburst.
But the Indians had more difficulty finding answers on Friday against No. 8 state-ranked Lowndes en route to a 37-12 loss.
The Vikings alternated between quarterbacks Jacarri Brown, a freshman, and Andrew Koenemann with equal amounts of success. Brown and Travis Tisdale each eclipsed 100-yards rushing and Andrew Koenemann was 9 of 13 passing for 121
The Vikings (3-1) pulled away by reaching the end zone on five consecutive possessions starting, the first four before halftime. Lowndes defense, meanwhile, limited East Coweta to 74 yards offense and three first downs through two quarters.
The Indians tried to battle back in an outing that included 123-yards rushing from senior Gerald Green. It included a 63-yard carry that set up Nate Cronic’s 11-yard keeper with 3:12 left in the third quarter.
Chris Moore’s one-handed touchdown catch on a throw from Cronic, who was 13 of 26 passing, opened the second half scoring.
Just as quickly, Tisdale answered with his second touchdown on a 35-yard run for a 37-6 lead with 6:40 left in the third.
Lowndes added three interceptions in the victory, while East Coweta got one back on a one-handed grab by Indians defender Jamari Alford.
Senior Brayden Carey added to his team leading 11 receptions heading into Friday, finishing with four catches for 77 yards.