Prep Football Review: All Coweta teams remain alive in chase for state playoff berths
From Staff Reports
All six Coweta County high school football teams are still alive in hopes of reaching the state playoffs entering play on Friday, Oct. 28.
In GHSA play where Trinity Christian, East Coweta, Newnan and Northgate reside, the top four teams of each region advance to state playoff action. Heritage School is now a member of GIAA and needs to finish in the Top 10 to participate in its AAA playoffs. And Central Christian is participating in the GAPPS 8-man league and needs to finish in the top three of its region to advance.
Trinity Christian saw its five-game win streak snapped last week in a 28-10 loss to visiting LaGrange. The Lions are 5-3 overall and in second place in Region 4, 4-A with a 4-1 record. Trinity needs one win in the final two games to secure a state playoff berth. They visit 4th-ranked Troup (8-0, 5-0 region) on Oct. 28 and host Fayette County (1-7, 1-4) on Nov. 4 to end the regular season.
East Coweta is coming off a bye week and sports a 5-3 overall mark and 1-1 Region 2, 7-A record. The Indians need just one win in their final two remaining games to secure a playoff berth. East Coweta is tied for 2nd in the region with Westlake, its opponent on Friday and then host fourth-place Pebblebrook the following week.
Newnan ran into the top-ranked 6-A team last week Langston Hughes and were blanked 41-0 on the road. The Cougars are now 3-5 overall, and in fifth place in Region 5, 6-A with a 2-3 ledger. Newnan needs to win both remaining home games – Douglas County (Oct. 28) and New Manchester (Nov. 4) – and likely get some help to advance to the playoffs.
Northgate took a huge step to advancing to state with a 28-3 win over visiting Harris County last week. The Vikings are 3-6 overall, but 2-1 and in second place in Region 3, 5-A action. Northgate is open this Friday and can secure a playoff spot with a win on Nov. 4 at Drew.
Heritage School bounced back from its only loss two weeks ago and pummeled Strong Rock Christian 30-12 last Friday. The Hawks stand at 7-1 overall and 1-1 in District 5, 3-A games. Heritage School is currently ranked No. 7 in GIAA 3-A and need to finish in the Top 10 to advance. The Hawks will be tested in their final two games against host St. Anne-Pacelli (7-1) on Oct. 28 and visiting Brookstone School (5-3) on Nov. 4.
Central Christian fell to 2-6 overall, 1-2 in Region 2, 2-A play with a 58-25 loss at Young Americans last week. The Crusaders are currently in fourth place, just behind Young Americans at 1-1. Central plays its final district game on Friday hosting second-place Vidalia Heritage.
LAST WEEK’S SCORES – Oct. 21
Heritage School 30, Strong Rock Christian 12
Langston Hughes 41, Newnan 0
Northgate 28, Harris County 3
LaGrange 28, Trinity Christian 10
Young Americans 58, Central Christian 28
East Coweta, open
THIS WEEK’S GAMES – Oct. 28*
Westlake at East Coweta
Douglas County at Newnan
Trinity Christian at Troup
Heritage School at St. Anne-Pacelli
Vidalia Heritage at Central Christian
*All games start at 7:30 p.m.