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Pigskin Previews – Week Five


  • By Rob Grubbs
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  • Sep. 14, 2021 - 6:04 PM

Pigskin Previews – Week Five

The Newnan Times-Herald

Newnan Cougars at Harris County Tigers, Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Fresh off their first win of the season, the Cougars go on the road to face the Harris County Tigers. The two teams played last year for the first time at Drake Stadium. The Cougars held off the Tigers to win 31-24 in a dramatic finish.

Tiger senior quarterback Cooper Corey threw for 274 yards last season against Newnan and had three touchdown passes.

Harris County lost a heartbreaker in their last game, 29-28, to Upson-Lee on Sept. 3. They have had an extra week to get ready for Newnan.

Landmark Christian War Eagles at Trinity Christian Lions, Friday at 7:30 p.m.

This game is a matchup between the two teams that Head Coach Kenny Dallas has taken to a state championship game.

In 2011, Coach Dallas led the War Eagles lost to Savannah Christian 20-3, and last year, Trinity Christian lost to Prince Avenue.

The War Eagles lost in the state quarterfinals back in 2016, and since then, their record is a combined 7-38. Fortunately, they are currently 2-2 after wins against Christian Heritage and Mount Zion Carrollton. They also had a heartbreaking two-point loss to Bremen.

Landmark Christian is under the leadership of Tommy Lewis, who has an extensive coaching resume from Florida.

Chattooga Indians at Heritage Hawks at 7:30 p.m.

Thanks to some last-minute scheduling, the Hawks will be home Friday night to host the Indians from Summerville, Georgia. Both teams had lost a game previously from COVID-19 precautions.

The Indians have been to the playoffs the past seven seasons, including a trip to the third-round back in 2016.

Chattooga started the season 0-2 with losses against Adairsville and Northwest Whitfield. They compete in Region 7-2A.

Sophomore Nic Hester is the starting quarterback, and Lashaun Lester is their top back. He rushed for 86 yards in 18 carries last week. The Indians will try to ground-and-pound the Heritage defense and control the clock.

Pataula Charter Academy (PAC) Panthers at Central Christian Crusaders at 7:30 p.m.

The Panthers are making the 150 drive north from Eidson, Georgia, to play the Crusaders. Central Christian has been off for two weeks, one from COVID precautions, and the other was their scheduled bye week.

PAC has played football for six seasons and is a member of the Georgia High School Association. They are under the leadership of Head Coach Todd West.

They defeated Flint River Academy two weeks ago behind quarterback Tyler Tabb. They dressed out 23 in that game which gives them a bit of a manpower advantage.

Against Flint River, the Panthers' offense was the Power-I with Byron Thornton the featured back.

Northgate Vikings at East Coweta Indians, Friday at 8 p.m.

It is homecoming week for the Indians as they welcome the Vikings to Garland Shoemake for the first time in school history.

It will not be unfamiliar territory for Northgate Head Coach Mike McDonald. He visited once as the head coach at Union Grove in 2004 and twice as the head coach at Newnan.

East Coweta is on a roll. Since Oct. 18, 2019, they have gone 18-3 under Head Coach John Small.

Northgate will try to control the ball and the clock with their Spread Wing-T Offense.