BY DOUG GORMAN
The high school football season has reached the eighth week of the season and for Coweta County teams every contest for the remaining three weeks could have playoff implications.
Here is a look at this week’s local games
East Coweta (1-6, 1-1) at Pebblebrook (3-4, 1-1): After six weeks of frustration, the East Coweta Indians finally got into the win column last week with a 45-21 Region 2 7A win against Wheeler. The Indians will try and keep the winning streak going Friday on the road against Pebbleblebrook in another region battle. Pebblebrook enters the game trying to shake off a 21-12 loss to Westlake. Pebblebrook collected its region victory with a 27-7 win over Campbell. This will be the ninth meeting between the two schools with East Coweta winning seven. The Falcons knocked off the Indians 35-28 last year for their only win in the series.
Newnan (4-3, 2-0) at Westlake (5-2, 2-0): The scenario for Friday night’s region battle between Newnan and host Westlake is simple, the winner stays undefeated in the region and takes over first place in the Region 2 7A.
Newnan comes into the contest with an easy 49-13 victory over Campbell, while Westlake knocked off Pebblebrook 21-12. Both teams are on a winning streak with the Cougar winning two games in a row, including Wheeler 38-36. Westlake has knocked off Newton and then won twice in the region including a win against East Coweta. Newnan Westlake have met 10 times with the Cougars winning six games. Westlake won last year’s meeting 27-0.
Tri-cities (0-7) at Northgate (4-3. 3-2): After a week off, the Northgate Vikings return home for a Region 2 7A contest against winless Tri-Cities. Northgate enters the contest with a two-game region winning streak, beating Alexander and New Manchester. The Vikings are currently in third place in the region with two games three games remaining in the regular season.
Tri-Cities has struggled to find the end zone in the first seven games, getting outscored 212-71. Their losses include shutouts against region foes Creekside (21-0) and Mays (32-0).
This will be the the third meeting between the two teams with Northgate winning the first two, including last year’s 21-20 contest.
Holy Innocents (3-4,1-3) at Trinity Christian (5-2, 2-2): The Trinity Lions return to action at home for a Region 5 1A contest on the heels of a two-game winning streak including victories over Strong Rock and Landmark. The victories have kept the the Lions in the hunt for one of the four region spots. Holy Innocents enters Friday night’s region contest after picking up its only region win of the season, a 45-41 win over Strong Rock.
This is the first meeting between the two schools.
Cherokee Christian Warriors (6-0) at Central Christian Crusaders (2-6): The Central Christian Crusader face one of their biggest challenges this week when they entertain undefeated Cherokee Christian in a GICA contest. Cherokee County is also the Crusaders’ homecoming opponent. Central’s only wins this year have come against Covenant Christian and Georgia Christian. The Crusaders lost last week to Creekside Academy 35-8.