PREVIEW: NHS Football Prepares for Pebblebrook

By: Paul Slobodzian

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The Newnan Cougar Football Team (5-2, 3-1) rebounded nicely from its 41-21 loss against Westlake with an emphatic 31-6 victory against regional opponent Campbell.

The homecoming crowd was electric as the Cougars dismantled the Spartans’ offense and defense. The win was a very important victory for the Cougars to get back into strong contention for the record in the region, and the twenty-five point advantage showed the Cougars should not be taken lightly.

“It was a good rebound from the previous week,” Hap Hines, NHS Athletics, said about the performance. “It’s a very resilient bunch of kids, and it’s good to go out and win the next week after taking a tough loss. Everything is still wide open.”

“The teams played well in great environment,” Mike McDonald, Head Football Coach, commented. “Marquis Hill had a big night; Chancellor [Johnson] played well. The whole defense and receiving corps” also commented on the strong overall performance.

Every team in NHS’s region, with the exception of Langston Hughes High School, has suffered a loss to a region opponent, so Newnan is poised to finish strong this season.

Tonight, October 23, NHS will travel to Pebblebrook High School to take on the region rival Falcons.

Paul stands at the NHS bell ready for victory. (PHOTO, Wiles)
Paul stands at the NHS bell ready for victory. (PHOTO, Wiles)

Pebblebrook (3-4, 1-3) is coming off a 34-7 loss on the road at East Coweta High School, and has lost three out their last four games overall. The Falcons started the season well, but their struggles in region play have a dip in their position in the standings.

The possible happenings of Friday’s match-up are much different for the two teams.

“It’s going to be a challenge for defense,” McDonald stated, “but if we win Friday, we’re in [the playoffs]. Win and we’re in!”

There is a lot at stake for both teams this week, so the Cougars are going to need all the support they can get for a tough road contest. Travel up to Pebblebrook to cheer the cougars on to victory!

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