The Chattooga Indians came into this game knowing that a win would qualify them for the AA State Playoffs. After a successful night on offense and a suffocating defense that is just what they did . The Indians are guaranteed a playoff spot with region title chances still ahead. Chattooga’s dominating play on both sides of the ball led to a 40-3 win on the road vs the Eagles from Coosa.
The game began with the Eagles of Coosa receiving the kickoff. Three plays later the Eagles were punting the ball away to the Indians. Chattooga’s #20 Gene Keith blocked the punt and the ball was recovered at the 20 yard line. Chattooga began their first possession from the Eagles 20 yard line. After a 5 yard offsides penalty on the Eagles, Chattooga’s # 4 Nic Hester took the ball 15 yards around left end for the first points of the game. PAT was good by Caroline Hodges to make the score Chattooga 7 Coosa 0. The next drive for the eagles was fueled by a 35 yard run by Coosa’s #11 Darahjae Hames which took the ball all the down inside the Chattooga 30 yard line. The Eagles would take the ball all the way down to the 4 yard line but would have to settle for a 26 yard Field Goal by #8 Jose Valerio to make the score Chattooga 7 Coosa 3. Coosa would force a punt on the next Indian possession. That would bring the first quarter to an end.
The first play of the second quarter resulted in a fumble recovery by # 20 Gene Keith after a big hit by # 8 Devon Heroch. The Indians would start their next drive on the Eagles 29 yard line. Just a few plays later #25 Lashaun Lester took it to the endzone from 14 yards out. That Would take the score to Chattooga 14 Coosa 3. After three straight punts Chattooga would mount a drive aided by a 65 yard scamper by #4 Nic Hester. The drive would end on a 5 Yard Touchdown for #25 Lashaun Lester. That would take us to halftime with the score Chattooga 21 Coosa 3.
Chattooga would receive the second half kickoff and two plays later #25 Lashaun Lester went 62 yards for the Chattooga Touchdown. That would send the score to Chattooga 28 Coosa 3. Coosa’s next possession would end on a failed fake punt attempt sniffed out by #56 Carter Lowenberg. That Indians would start the next drive on the Coosa 48 yard line. The very next play was a 48 yard Touchdown pass from #12 Brody Mobbs to #2 Jaylon Johnson. That would conclude the third quarter with the score Chattooga 35 Coosa 3.
With a running clock to begin the 4th quarter Chattooga’s #89 Caroline Hodges was true on a 23 yard field goal to make the score Chattooga 38 Coosa 3. After a stop by the Indian defense Chattooga unloaded the bench with some fresh clean jerseys on the next offensive possession. Three plays later the Indians punted the ball back to the eagles. Chattooga’s young punter #19 Hunter Brown unloaded on huge 63 yard punt to pin the Eagles back inside their own 10 yard line. The very next snap was bobbled and recovered in the endzone by the Eagles for a safety. That would bring the score to Chattooga 40 Coosa 3. That would be your final.
Chattooga was led by #25 Lashaun Lester with 12 Carries for 98 Yards and 3 Touchdowns and #4 Nic Hester with 2 Carries for 68 yards and 1 Touchdown. Chattooga Moves to 4-2(3-0) and will play host to the Dade County Wolverines in a game that figures to have huge playoff seeding implications. Coosa Falls to 0-6(0-2) and will play host to the Gordon Central Warriors next week.