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Newnan and East Coweta flag football kicks off rivalry week


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  • Nov. 20, 2020 - 5:03 PM

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Newnan and East Coweta flag football kicks off rivalry week

Rebecca Leftwich / The Newnan Times-Herald

The Newnan Lady Cougars started off the big Newnan/East Coweta rivalry week by sweeping the Lady Indians on Thursday night at the Drake. Newnan won both games, 20-6 and 19-0.

The Lady Cougars are led by freshman quarterback Maddie Veal along with wings Kalyen Madrey and Jaisha Davison.

It was a big week for the Lady Cougars, as they split their matchup against the Westlake Lady Lions on Wednesday night.

Head Coach Janet Brown said the sweep of East Coweta felt great, but the team remains focused on improving each game.

“You never know when you play East Coweta,” she said. “There’s always so much emotion, but it went how we wanted it to go. We’re still working on some things, but we’re really proud of where we are as a team right now.”

With the 4-2 Cougars facing Douglas County on the road in two weeks, the team is currently in a position to make it to the playoffs as the number one team in the region. Douglas has yet to win a game, according to Brown.

“We have two weeks to prepare, and we would host the first round of playoffs if we beat Douglas,” Brown said.

Photos by Rebecca Leftwich

For a full gallery of images from this game, click here

EC-Newnan-Flag-Football-2-11.19.2020-copy-2.jpg?mtime=20201120165931#asset:54996East Coweta quarterback Hannah Kunkle tries to avoid the pressure from Newnan defender Alex Williams.EC-Newnan-Flag-Football-1-11.19.2020-copy.jpg?mtime=20201120170053#asset:54997Newnan’s Kaylen Madrey looks upfield for yardage with defenders Morgan Pent and Marie Davis in pursuit.EC-Newnan-Flag-Football-3-11.19.2020-copy.jpg?mtime=20201120170139#asset:54998Jaisha Davison takes the sweep to the outside.EC-Newnan-Flag-Football-4-11.19.2020-copy.jpg?mtime=20201120170221#asset:54999Newnan quarterback Maddie Veal fights for yardage.