The Chattooga Indians Hosted the Wolverines from Dade County Friday night at the Little Big Horn in Summerville. Both Teams came into this matchup with an undefeated region record looking to take the next steps towards a possible region title. The Game was back and forth until halftime. The Indians Defense pitched a second half shutout to help lead Chattooga to victory. The Final was Chattooga 28 Dade County 13.
Dade County won the toss and elected to differ to the second half. Chattooga started their first possession at the 30 yard line. Chattooga’s drive ended on a 41 yard Touchdown run by #25 Lashaun Lester. PAT was good by #89 Caroline Hodges. Lester was a force on the drive racking up over 60 yards rushing. Dade County took the ensuing drive and went right down the field. Dade’s # 5 Cayden Cooper finished the drive with a 6 yard Touchdown run. PAT was good by # 81 Caroline Trimmer. Two plays later #25 Lashaun Lester took the ball 59 yards down to the 6 yard line of the Wolverines. #12 Brody Mobbs would eventually punch it into the End Zone from 1 yard out to make the Score 14-7 Indians. That would end the first Quarter.
Dade County had Possession of the ball starting the second quarter in Chattooga territory. A sack by the Indian defense put Dade in a 3rd and 16. The Wolverines offensive playcaller would dial up a screen to the Runningback # 5 Cayden Cooper that would get them a first down all the way down inside the Chattooga 20 yard line. On a 4th and 2 from the Chattooga 11 yard line Quarterback #10 Brody Cooper Called his own number for a 11 yard Touchdown run. The Extra point was Blocked by #22 Rowan Burdick. The Score with 4 minutes to go until halftime was Chattooga 14 Dade County 13. Dade attempted an onside kick that was covered by # 10 Kobi Farmer at the Wolverine 49 yard line. Dade came up with a big stop on 4th down after Chattooga started with great field position. Dade would drive the length of the field but would be stopped without getting any points before halftime.
Dade elected to receive the ball to start the second half. The Indians would stop Dade County after a three and out to start the second half. # 25 Lashaun Lester would break a few more explosive plays to get the Indians down to the 1 yard line. # 4 Nic Hester would punch it in from 1 yard out. PAT was good by #89 Caroline Hodges. Dade would take their next possession nowhere and would have to punt back to the Indians. The Indians would hold possession to the end of the the 3rd Quarter.
The Indians would start the 4th quarter on the Dade County 31 yard line. A few plays later #12 Brody Mobbs would QB sneek for a Touchdown from 1 yard out. With 7:53 to go in the Game the score was Chattooga 28 Dade County 13. Dade would take the next kickoff and drive it into Indian territory but would be stopped on downs by the stingy Indian defense. Dade would get the ball back with little time left on the clock. In attempt to move the ball quickly down the field Dade would turn to the passing game. Chattooga’s #4 Nic Hester would intercept a pass and go to victory formation to seal the Win for the Indians.
The Indians were dominate on the ground as they rushed 45 times for 293 yards and 4 Touchdowns. #25 Lashaun Lester led all rushers with 20 Carries for 200 Yards and 1 Touchdown. Chattooga moves to 5-2(4-0) and will be on the road next week at Fannin County in what will be the Battle for the Region 7-AA Championship. Dade County moves to 5-2(2-1) and will be back home at Magic Morgan Stadium to face the Coosa Eagles.