Indians Struggle at Fannin County

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The Chattooga Indians took to the road as they traveled to Blue Ridge Georgia to face off against the Rebels of Fannin Co. This Game was referred to by most as the Defacto 7-AA Region Championship Game with the winner having the inside track to the #1 Seed in the Playoffs. This huge game garnered multiple media outlets and a boatload of fans from both sides. In the end the Rebels of Fannin County were victorious with a very impressive 42-7 Win over the Indians from Chattooga.

First Quarter: Chattooga won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half. Fannin County returned the opening kickoff down to the Indians 30 yard line. Just 5 plays later the Rebels #23 Seth Reece waltzed in from 2 yards out. Pat Was good and that made the score 7-0 Fannin County. Chattooga’s first offensive possession started at their own 40 yard line and ended with a quick punt. Fannin would take over at their own 19 yard line. Fannin drove the field behind a very physical offensive line and scored on a  9 tard touchdown run by # 22 Cason Owensby. That would bring the score to 14-0 Fannin would just over 3 minutes remaining in the quarter.  Chattooga Would take the next possession from the the 40 yard line and would be forced to punt after just 3 plays. That would end the quarter with a score of Fannin 14 Chattooga 0.

Second Quarter: Fannin O-line continued where it left off in the first quarter with another quick drive with all runs and ending with a Touchdown run by #4 Bryson Holloway. Chattooga’s Punter #19 Hunter Brown would get another rep and make Fannin start on their own 10 yard line. Chattooga Defense would get a stop and would get the ball back for the Indian offense. Chattooga would take over at their own 30 yard line. One play later the Indians would put the ball on the ground and it would be recovered by the Rebels. Just a few plays later # 23 Seth Reece would run it in untouched from 13 yards out. That would make the Halftime score Fannin County 28 Chattooga 0.

Third Quarter: Chattooga opened the second half with the ball and punted after 3 plays. Fannin would take over at the at the Indians 30 yard line. They would gain a few yards and then on a a third down play the the Indians #22 Rowan Burdick would intercept the pass and end the Fannin Drive. Unfortunately the Indians offense continued to struggle and go three and out once more. Fannin would go on another long drive that ended with another Touchdown by #23 Seth Reece. That would push the score to 35-0 Fannin at the end of the third.

Fourth Quarter: Chattooga opened the 4th quarter with the ball. After another Chattooga punt Fannin started their drive at the 50 yard line. Some of Fannin second team joined in on the action on this drive. In less than 7 plays Fannin would hit paydirt for the last time by # 18 Austin Garland. Score then was Fannin 42 Chattooga 0 with 4 minutes left. Chattooga and Fannin both put subs into the game at this point. Chattooga would score with just a few seconds to go in the game on a 45 yard Touchdown run by #7 Zayden Cook. The PAT was good by #89 Caroline Hodges.

Fannin County was Dominate on both sides of the ball. Offensively they racked up 367 yards on the ground and were led by #23 Seth Reece with 162 yards on 19 Carries. Defensively the Rebels were in the Indian backfield all night which led to the lowest rushing numbers by Chattooga in some time. The Indians rushed 25 time for 96 yards and were led by Freshman # 7 Zayden Cook with 60 Yards and a Touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Chattooga Kicker #89 Caroline Hodges tied the Chattooga all time record for PAT’s made with 58 in her Career.

Chattooga 5-3(4-1) will be back at home next week to face the Pepperell Dragons in a huge game that will decide seeding in the Playoffs. Next Week the Rebels from Fannin 7-1(4-0) will hit the road as they will travel to the Coosa to face off against the Eagles.


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