By: Paul Slobodzian
The Newnan Cougar Football Team (3-1) continued its strong start to the season with a hard-fought 20-10 road victory against the South Cobb Eagles (1-3) last Friday.
NHS got off to a slow start and found itself in a 10-0 hole at the half but outscored the Eagles 20-0 in the final two quarters to seal the win on the road.
“We started off a little slow, but in the second half, it was a lot better effort,”Jeff Bryant, NHS Athletic Director, commented.
“It was a big win,” Mike McDonald, NHS Head Football Coach, said, “to start off the region 1-0.”
Although the Cougars have not squared off against any teams at Drake Stadium since September 5th, the student section has filled the stands in opposing venues.
“The students have really impressed me with how they have gone to the games on the road and supported us,” McDonald said. “We are anxious to get back home and play in front of our fans.”
The Cougars are set to face off with the Douglas County Tigers (0-4) tomorrow in what will be each team’s second region game of the season.
“It’s exciting to come back home,” Bryant stated. “Hopefully people will come out, and we’ll have a good game Friday.”
Douglas County is still in search of its first victory this year, but the Cougars have no intentions of taking the Tigers lightly as they continue their push for a spot in the Georgia 6-AAAAAA playoff picture.