By CHRIS GOLTERMANN
Some definite parity has evolved just two weeks into the 2018 Coweta County Middle School Athletic League football season, where two more lineups added their first wins on Wednesday.
But one team, however, now stands alone heading into Week 3.
East Coweta remained the CCMSAL’s only unbeaten following a 20-8 victory over Evans at McKnight Field, as the Indians put together late drives in each of the first and second quarters that resulted in touchdowns for Braylan Edwards to take a lead for good.
The win pushed East Coweta into sole possession of first place at 2-0, while Evans moved into a logjam of four schools all tied at 1-1 following three games on Tuesday that were decided by two scores or fewer.
Arnall, meanwhile, bounced back from an opening loss to defeat Lee 28-22 on the road and join Madras, Smokey Road and Evans among a four-way tie for second place at 1-1.
East Coweta, coming off last week’s 30-6 win at Smokey Road, held its second straight opponent to single digits in a game where teams had touchdowns called back.
Evans, however, battled back in an eventful opening quarter where teams combined for 22 of the game’s 30 points. Cougars quarterback Aundre Carter scrambled 72 yards on his team’s second play of the game and an 8-6 lead following a two-point run by Quentevius Berry.
But despite Carter’s 143 total yards rushing, Evans’ only other trip to the end zone came on a 15-yard run by Berry on the Cougars’ opening possession of the third quarter that was called back on a holding penalty.
East Coweta (2-0) hosts Madras (1-1) on Tuesday, while Evans (1-1) will host Lee (0-2).
Smokey Road (1-1) travels to Arnall (1-1).