Indians Run Past the Warriors

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The Chattooga Indians traveled to Calhoun to face the Gordon Central Warriors in the first Region 7-AA road game for the Indians. The Indians returned home with a 47 to 21 Victory. The Indians dominate ground game was the deciding factor in the game. Chattooga as a team rushed the ball 40 times for 391 yards and 5 Touchdowns. That wasn’t the only impressive stat of the game. The Indians Defense was sharp as well only giving up 63 yards rushing on 39 Carries.

-Early in the game both teams struggled to get any traction as both teams were forced to punt. Gordon Central recovered a muffed punt near midfield but the Indians defense held and forced the third consecutive punt of the game. Chattooga forced one more punt near the end of the 1st quarter. The first quarter came to an end as the Drive reached the Warrior 44 yard line.

-The very first play of the 2nd Quarter yielded points for the Indians as Chattooga’s #12 Brody Mobbs hit #22 Rowan Burdick as he was streaking down the field for a 44 yard Touchdown Pass. The PAT was good by #89 Caroline Hodges. After a quick three and out for the Warriors the Indians got on the board again just a few plays later with an 18 yard run by #22 Rowan Burdick. Gordon Central mounted a nice drive aided by a couple long pass plays from #13 Peyton Wilson. The drive was finished off by #1 Sean Greys 6 yard Touchdown run to make the score 14-7 Chattooga with 3:37 left before halftime. Just over 90 seconds of game time later Chattooga’s #25 Lashaun Lester rumbled into the endzone from 43 yards away to make the score 21-7 Chattooga.  The Indians Scored once more with 20 seconds left on the clock on a 47 yard run by # Nic Hester. That would send us to halftime with a score of Chattooga 27 Gordon Central 7.

– Gordon Central received the ball to start the second half. The Warriors went on a long drive that was aided by a fake punt and a few penalties on defense by the Indians. Gordon central scored from 1 yard out with a run by #13 Peyton Wilson. The long drive by the Warriors took 6 Minutes off the clock. The Warriors ended the next Indian drive with an Interception by #14 Blake Broome. With momentum firmly on the Warriors side they set off on another drive that entered Indian territory. The drive was ended by a 3rd Down tackle for loss by #34 Zander Cook. The 3rd quarter came to an end and the Indians only ran 4 plays on offense.

– Just a few plays into the 4th quarter #4 Nic Hester scored on the longest play of the night with a 92 jaunt  to bring the score to 34-15.  Gordon Central then mounted a drive just past midfield that ended on a incomplete pass on 4th down. The possession would then go back to Chattooga with 5:26 left in the game. The drive would end on a 6 yard touchdown run by #25 Lashaun Lester. Gordon Central would take to the air on the next drive with less than a minute left on the clock. Chattooga’s #4 Nic Hester made a leaping interception followed by a 62 yard return for a Touchdown to close out the scoring for the Indians. Gordon Central quickly drove down the field vs the Indian youngsters and scored with the horn sounding on a Touchdown pass from #13 Peyton Wilson to #7 Jayden Sibley. That would send our final score to Chattooga 47 Gordon Central 21.

-Chattooga moves to 3-2(2-0) and will be on the road to visit the Eagles of Coosa next week. While Gordon Central falls to 0-6(0-2) and will be on the Road in Lindale next week to face off against the Pepperell Dragons.

-Chattooga Senior Runningback #25 Lashaun Lester went over the 4,000 Yard mark in this game with his 20 Carries for 183 Yards. He currently stands at 4,072 yards rushing in high school.

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