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Week 4 high school football round up


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  • Sep. 09, 2018 - 9:15 AM

Week 4 high school football round up

The Newnan Times-Herald

Here is a look at how teams from Coweta County did during the fourth week of the high school football season:

Complete details will appear in Sunday’s print edition of the Newnan Times-Herald.

Griffin Bears 26, Newnan Cougars 17: The Newnan Cougars fell to 2-2 on Friday with a non-region loss at Drake Stadium.

Griffin lead 19-0 at the half and then held off the Cougars comeback attempt.

Newnan cut the lead to 19-14 in the third quarter on Woody Waters 15-yard touchdown catch from Michael Maginnis.

The Cougars also added a touchdown from the defensive side when Malik Hussie  scored on 4-yard fumble recovery.

Newnan added its final points of the game when Rad Wyrick booted a 39-yard field goal.

Lowndes  Vikings 37, East Coweta Indians 12: East Coweta fell behind 29-0 on the road to the eighth-ranked Lowndes Viking and ended up dropping to 0-3 on the season.

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.

After three straight games on the road, two of which at neutral sites, East Coweta finally gets a chance to open its home schedule on Friday against McEachern before hosting North Cobb to complete a demanding non-region schedule,

Douglas County Tigers  32, Northgate Vikings 7: The Douglas County Tigers scored 25 unanswered second-half points against the visiting Vikings Friday in the Region 5 6A opener for both teams.

With the loss, Northgate falls to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in region play.

The game was delayed by lightning nearly 40 minutes. Douglas County scored the first touchdown of the game when  it recovered a block punt in the end zone late in the first quarter.

Northgate tied the game in with just over eight minutes left in the first half when quarterback Isaac Corbitt called his own number and scored on a 32-yard run.

It stayed that way until second half when the Tigers took over getting points out of both the offense and the defense.

Douglas County increased the lead to 13-7 at the end of the third quarter, but scored 19 points in the final five minutes of the game.

After spending three weeks on the road, Northgate plays its season opener next week against Creekside.

Heritage Hawks  21, Deerfield-Windsor Knights 8: The Heritage Hawks traveled Albany on Friday night and improved their record to 4-0 with the victory.

Quarterback Henry Arnall connected with Brandon Scruggs on a 35-yard touchdown pass and Andrew Rich rushed for touchdowns of 65 and 2 yards en route to the win.

The Hawks host defending GISA state champion Valwood next week.

Griffin Christian Crusaders 14, Central Christian Crusaders 6: In a battle of two teams who share the same nickname, Griffin came into Sharpsburg Friday night and spoiled Central Christian’s home opener.

It was Central Christian’s first time playing 11-man football in front of their home fams.

With the loss, Central Christian fell to 1-3.

Central Christian heads to Skipstone in Griffin next week.