Prep Football Review: Heritage School remains unbeaten, now 5-0

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EDITOR’S NOTE – Both Newnan and Heritage School have moved their Friday night games to Thursday night (Sept. 29) due to possible inclement weather.

From Staff Reports

The 2022 high school football season is at its midway point with Heritage School remaining as the county’s lone unbeaten team.

Heritage School, which moved from GHSA last season to GISA (Georgia Independent Athletic Association and formerly known as GISA), is a perfect 5-0 with all lopsided wins to date for head coach Jake Copeland. The Hawks are coming off a 62-12 blasting of Calvary Christian as running back Juice Bolden rushed for 109 yards on 11 carries, scoring 4 touchdowns and added a 70-yard kickoff return as well. Heritage School travels to Alpharetta Thursday night (changed from Friday due to weather) to face King’s Ridge Christian. 

East Coweta saw its four-game winning streak snapped last week as visiting Lambert took a 31-24 win. The Indians, now 4-2, had beaten Newnan, Hillgrove, Sandy Creek and Lowndes on consecutive weeks before last Friday. East Coweta is open this week before hitting the road on Oct. 7 to face powerful Carrollton.

Don’t look now but defending state champion Trinity Christian has won three in-a-row after dropping its first two games. The Lions, now 3-2, won the GHSA State 1-A Private title a year ago. This season, Trinity Christian has moved up to GHSA 4A. Last Friday, the Lions went on the road and defeated North Clayton, 53-12, and now return home this week to host 4-1 Starr’s Mill.

Newnan, now 1-4 on the season, found the going tough last Friday at Douglasville as the Cougars suffered their worst loss of the year, falling 42-14 to South Paulding. It’s back on the road this week for Newnan High as they travel to Dallas to face East Paulding. The game has been moved to Thursday night. 

Northgate continues to be very competitive in all six of its games to date but only has a 1-5 record to show for it in 2022.  The Vikings dropped a 21-9 decision last week at Homecoming to visiting Veterans. Northgate is open this week and return to action on Oct. 7 to host McIntosh.

Central Christian, back in GAPPS 8-man football, is now 2-3 on the year. The Crusaders opened the season with a 41-0 win over New Creation, then dropped consecutive games to Victory Baptist, Fideles Christian and Lafayette Christian. Central Christian got back on the winning track last week with a 38-8 triumph at home over Johnson Ferry Christian. On Friday, the Crusaders travel to Powder Springs to take on Praise Academy.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS – Sept. 23

Central Christian 38, Johnson Ferry Christian 8
Lambert 31, East Coweta 24
Heritage School 62, Calvary Christian 12
South Paulding 42, Newnan 14
Veterans 21, Northgate 9
Trinity Christian 53, North Clayton 12

THIS WEEK’S GAMES – Sept. 29-30 (subject to change due to weather)

Thursday, Sept. 29
Newnan at East Paulding (Dallas), 7:30 p.m.
Heritage School at King’s Ridge Christian (Alpharetta), 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 30
Central Christian at Praise Academy (Powder Springs), 7:30 p.m.
Starr’s Mill at Trinity Christian, 7:30 p.m.
East Coweta and Northgate, open

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