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High School football teams head to fifth week of season


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  • Sep. 11, 2018 - 8:40 PM

High School football teams head to fifth week of season

The Newnan Times-Herald

BY DOUG GORMAN

The high school football season is nearly a month old and here is a look at who teams from Coweta County play Friday night:

North Cobb (3-0) at East Coweta (0-3): After playing its first three games on the road, the Indians finally return home to Garland Shoemake Memorial Stadium Friday for a non-region game against North Cobb.

The Indians enter the contest in search of their first win of the season after losing to Kell, Carrollton and Lowndes to open the season.

Despite the three-game slide to open the season, the Indians kept the first two games close, losing to Kell 36-34 and Carrollton 32-27.

East Coweta will have to shake off a 37-12 loss to Lowndes last week.

North Cobb brings its undefeated record into the contest with victories over Woodstock, Etowah and Campbell.

This will be the Warriors third-straight game on the road.

Creekside (1-2, 1-0)  at Northgate (1-2, 0-1):  It will be the second straight Region 5 6A game for both teams.

After three weeks playing on the road, Northgate returns  home for the first time this season.

The Vikings dropped the season opener to Newnan before rallying to beat Starr’s Mill in the second contest of the season.

A week ago, Northgate kept the region  opener close until the final five minutes before the Vikings fell to Douglas County 33-7 in the region opener.

Northgate takes on a Creekside team that lost its first two games, dropping games to Westlake and Dutchtown before shutting out New Manchester 38-0.

This will be the ninth meeting in the series between the two teams.

Northgate has won the last two meetings between the two teams including last year’s 35-16 victory.

Mt. Vernon (2-1) at Trinity (3-0): The Trinity Lions football team is enjoying life as one of the Georgia High School Association’s newest members.

The Lions have opened the year with three straight-wins, beating Northeast, Luella and Tattnall Square.

Trinity has outscored its first three opponents 81-46, including a 16-0 shutout over Luella.

They return home Friday for the second week in a row to face Mount Vernon in the Region 5 1A opener.

Mount Vernon enters the game on a two-game winning streak.

Mount Vernon lost to Prince Avenue in the first game of the season, but has beaten Mount Pisgah and First Presbyterian the last two weeks.

Valwood (3-1) at Heritage (3-0): The contest features two GISA powers . Valwood was last year’s GISA state champions after it   knocked off Trinity Christian in the state championship game in what was the Lions final GISA contest.

Heritage has opened the season with wins over Terrell Academy, Flint River, Creekside and Deerfield-Windsor.

Valwood opened with three straight wins, including beating GHSA opponent Bowdon in the season opener and also knocking off Frederica Academy and Notre Dame Academy.

Valwood took its first lost of the season last week against North Florida Christian Academy

Central (1-3) at Skipstone (2-0): The Crusaders head to Griffin Friday for a their fifth game of the season.

Central has lost to Flint River, Fullington Academy, and and Griffin Christian but beat Coventant  Academy.

Skipstone has only played twice, beating Kings Academy and Georgia Christian.