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Week 11 Pigskin Previews


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Nov. 09, 2020 - 5:20 PM

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Week 11 Pigskin Previews

The Newnan Times-Herald

East Coweta Indians (7-1) at McEachern Indians (3-6)

The Indians took care of business Friday night, and there is a big game on the horizon against Newnan, but Head Coach John Small and his squad are only focused on this week. The Indians travel to play McEachern.

Traditionally a state power, McEachern is a bit down this year, but they had an extra week to prepare after their 46-27 loss to Newnan. Freshman running back Makari Bodford had 108 yards rushing in their loss to the Cougars, so look for McEachern to try and establish the running game early and often.

McEachern quarterback Bryce Archie was harassed all night by the Newnan pass rush; East Coweta should have similar success with their quick front seven as well.

Northgate Vikings (3-5) at Whitewater Wildcats (3-5)

For the Vikings, the playoffs start now. The game against the Wildcats will be key as the winner will have the inside track to the final Region 2-AAAAA playoff spot.

The Wildcats have improved significantly under new head coach Chad Frazier. They are led by quarterback Austen Milians and running back Dalton Bonner.

Whitewater went into the fourth quarter against Griffin a few weeks back with a 21-7 lead before falling late to the Bears.

The two schools played each other eight seasons in a row from 2006 through 2013. Whitewater currently holds a 6-2 advantage.

Heritage Hawks (0-7) at Trinity Christian Lions (6-2)

Heritage and Trinity Christian will play for the first time as members of the same Georgia High School Association region. They have faced off seven times in their history, but all those games were as members of the Georgia Independent School Association.

The Hawks lost last week on the road against Pacelli but got a huge night from running back Andrew Rich. He will cause some matchup problems for the Lions defense.

Trinity Christian won in dramatic fashion over Brookstone when they scored in the final 30-seconds to take the victory. Backup quarterback Henry Brodnax has been filling in admirably for David Dallas and has the results to prove it.

This will be the first meeting between the two schools since 2017.

Newnan Cougars (8-0) at Campbell Spartans (2-7)

The Cougars got a scare last week from Pebblebrook but held on for the 31-28 region victory. The win improved Newnan to 2-0 in Region 2-AAAAAAA and tied them for the top spot along East Coweta.

The Spartans played at East Coweta last week and were overwhelmed 45-14. That loss eliminated the Spartans from the playoffs. Campbell scored an early touchdown from running back Jomouri Phillips, who went 60 yards to the endzone against the East Coweta defense.

Spartans quarterback Mark Anthony Swain is athletic and has arm talent, but he was constantly under pressure from the Indians’ defensive line.

The two teams have played each other 10 times in their history, with Newnan winning all 10.