Dragons Open Region Play with a Win

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The Pepperell Dragons made the road trip to Summerville to face off against the Chattooga Indians in the Region 7-A opener for both teams. The Dragons defense would hold the Indians at bay for most of the game. The Dragons were only able to muster up 21 points against the Indians defense, but that would prove enough as the Dragons would come away with a 21 to 7 Win.

First Quarter

Pepperell would win the toss and elect to defer to the second half. The Indians would take their opening possession into Dragon territory but the drive would end with a punt. The Pepperell drive would replicate Chattooga’s and end with a punt. After a good punt return by #11 Quarry Gibson Chattooga would start the drive on the midfield stripe. Chattooga would unfortunately go three and out and give the ball back to Pepperell. That would end the 1st with a 0-0 Score.

Second Quarter

The Chattooga offense would start the second quarter on the Dragon 31 yard line. After a few key penalties the Indians would punt and Pepperell would start on their own  24 yard line. Just a few plays later Pepperell Quarterback #5 Erik Jensen would hit #11 D.j. Rogers for a 51 yard pass completion. That would get the Dragons offense going as they would put the first points on the board with a 3 yard Touchdown run by #11 D.j. Rogers . That would end the scoring in the first half with the score Pepperell 7 Chattooga 0.

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Third Quarter

Pepperell would get the ball to start the second half and would return the kick to the Chattooga 47 yard line. The Dragons would not take long to get back to the endzone. Just 6 plays later the Dragons Quarterback #5 Erik Jensen ran it in from a few yards out. That would push the score up to Pepperell 14 Chattooga 0. Chattooga would again get the offense going into Dragon territory but yet again it would end on a punt. That would end the third quarter with the score remaining Pepperell 14 Chattooga 0.

Fourth Quarter

After a Pepperell punt, Chattooga would start the fourth quarter with the ball near midfield. After a illegal substitution penalty and a false start Chattooga would punt it back to Pepperell and would not get it back until the deficit was increased to 21-0. #11 D.j. Rogers would add the touchdown on a 27 yard run. Chattooga would get on the board with just over a minute remaining in the game on with a 3 yard touchdown pass from #11 Quarry Gibson to #4 Trey Smith . That would conclude the scoring and the final would be Pepperell 21 Chattooga 7.

Next Week

Pepperell moves to 3-2(1-0) and will be off next Friday September 30th but will return to action at home vs Armuchee 2-3(0-1) on October 7th. Meanwhile Chattooga 1-4(0-1) will be in action next Friday September 30th at Armuchee 2-3(0-1).

Chattooga Earns a Win at Murray County

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The Chattooga Indians made the trip Chatsworth to face off against the Indians of Murray County. Both teams came into this game looking for their first win and some momentum heading into region play. The Indians from Chattooga were led by Sophomore Quarterback #11 Quarry Gibson who had 2 Touchdowns and was responsible for 207 total yards. Both teams would be scrappy and fight hard but the Indians from Chattooga would prevail and grab the 28-7 Win.

Early First Half

Murray County would win the coin toss and elect to receive. The Green Indians would get a quick 9 yard run by #32 Chase Jarvis . However the next play would result in a fumbled handoff and Chattooga would take over on the Murray County 39 Yard line. A few plays later #11 Quarry Gibson would run left then reverse field and score from 25 yards out. Unfortunately it would not stand because of an illegal blindside block by Chattooga. The drive would then stall and Chattooga would go on to turn the ball over on downs after a big 4th down sack by Murray County.

Late First Half

Murray would drive the ball down to the Chattooga 35 yard line before #21 Corde’ Hill would intercept the Murray Pass. At the 1st Quarter buzzer Chattooga would get on the Scoreboard with a 1 yard Touchdown Pass from #11 Quarry Gibson to #15 Brock Cooper . The Pat would be no good and at the end of the 1st Quarter the score was Chattooga 6 Murray County 0. After a few defensive stops by both teams Chattooga would get on the board again this time on a 56 yard Punt Return for Touchdown by #11 Quarry Gibson. After being grabbed on the leg and spun around Quarry regained his footing and dashed 56 yards to the Endzone. Chattooga would go for the two point conversion and it would be successful on a 3 yard run by #3 Zaden Perry . At the Half the score was Chattooga 14 Murray County 0.

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Third Quarter

Chattooga would receive the ball to start the second half. They would make the next drive a quick one with chunk plays on the ground. #3 Zaden Perry would carry the ball for 36 yards followed by a 30 yard run by #11 Quarry Gibson . A few plays later #4 Trey Smith would take the speed sweep for a 4 yard Touchdown. Pat was good by #72 Juan Roque . Murray county would then take the ball and go on a long drive that would result in a 23 yard Touchdown pass from #10 Aaron Flood to #24 Nathaniel Perry . The PAT would be good from #89 Joseph Jones . That would end the 3rd quarter with the Score Chattooga 21 Murray County 7.

Fourth Quarter

Both teams defense would stand up early in the fourth and force punts. Chattooga would then take the ball into Murray territory where the Murry Indians would recover a fumble and start their next drive at their own 43 yard line. After a 24 yard pass completion from #10 Aaron Flood to #32 Chase Jarvis the Indians from Chattooga held Murray on downs and took the ball with a little over 4 minutes left on the clock. The Chattooga offense would move the ball down the field while chewing up clock late in the game. The Indians would put the final points on the board with a 1 yard plunge by #11 Quarry Gibson . The final score would be Chattooga 28 Murray County 7.

Next Week

Region play will start next Friday for both teams. Murray County 0-4(0-0) will be on the road at Model 2-2(0-0). While Chattooga 1-3(0-0) will return home to host the Pepperell Dragons 2-2(0-0)



Indians Fall to Ramblers in Season Opener

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The 2022 Chattooga Indian football season began on Friday night at The Little Big Horn Stadium in Summerville. The Indians welcomed the Lafayette Ramblers to town from neighboring Walker County. After a slow and sloppy start by both teams the ramblers seem to find more footing as they got their running game going. 377 of Lafayette’s 403 total yards were on the ground. The Ramblers Sophomore Sensation Khalas Finley amassed 257 yards on 19 Carries and 5 Touchdowns. The Rambler Line of scrimmage performance coupled with Finley’s big game spelt doom for the Indians. After Chattooga took an early 6-0 lead into the second quarter the Ramblers took control and the Final was Lafayette 42 Chattooga 12.

First Quarter

The Indians opened the game on offense after one run by #3 Zaden Perry for a first down. The Indians fumbled on an inadvertent snap that was recovered by the ramblers at the Indian 24 yard line. Just a few plays later the Rambler quarterback attempted to connect with a receiver in the back of the end zone but it was intercepted by Chattooga’s Sophomore DB #11 Quarry Gibson. Chattooga would go on a 11 play scoring drive that was capped off by a 28 yard Touchdown pass from #5 Brady Groce to #1 Billy Settlemoir. At the end of the first quarter the Indians led 6-0.

Second Quarter

The next quarter would start with a few turnovers by both teams. The Ramblers would start their next drive on the Indians 3 yard line. Two plays later Khalas Finley would take it into the endzone for one of his 5 rushing touchdowns. The very next play for the Indians was the 3rd fumble of the night. This time the Ramblers would take over on the Indians 17 yard line. Yet again the Indian defense would make a play this time on an Interception by Sophomore #12 Dan Meyer.  Unfortunately after a 3 and out and a short Indian punt the Ramblers #7 Austin Tucker gets in on the action with a rushing Touchdown of his own. After another Khalas Finley Touchdown the Indians would find themselves down 21-6 with just under a minute to go in the first half.  Chattooga would throw a tunnel screen and a few broken tackles later Chattooga Sophomore receiver #12 Dan Meyer found himself crossing the goal line from 60 Yards out. After a failed 2 point conversion the score went to Lafayette 21 Chattooga 12 at the half.


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                   Chloe Peek (Chattooga Indian Football)


Third Quarter

Both teams started the next quarter with a failed possessions. The Ramblers second possession would only last 9 seconds. Just enough time for Khalas Finley to scamper 50 yards for the 1 play touchdown drive. That would push the score to 28-12 and would be the only scoring in the third quarter by either team.

Fourth Quarter

The Chattooga defense came up with another big stop on fourth and inches. The very first play on offense for Chattooga was a long pass caught one handed by #12 Dan Mayer. After a targeting penalty was assed on the Ramblers the Indians were all the way down inside the 20 of Lafayette.  The drive would stall and Lafayette would take over on their own 24 yard line. The ramblers would go on a drive that would be finished off on a 54 yard touchdown run by Khalas Finley. That would make the score 35-12 with just under 7 minutes left in the game. Chattooga would turn the ball over on downs and the ramblers would take over at the Indians 29 yard line. Lafayette would add the final points onto the board with the 5th Touchdown run by #4 Khalas Finley. That would make the Final Lafayette 42 Chattooga 12.

Next Week

The Lafayette Ramblers move to 1-0(0-0) and will play host to the Trion Bulldogs 1-0(0-0) next Friday 8/26. The Indians fall to 0-1(0-0) and will be off next Friday. Chattooga will be back in action the following Friday as they will host the Temple Tigers 1-0(0-0) on Friday 9/2.





Indians Get Tough Test in Scrimmage at Ft. Payne

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The Chattooga Indians began the 2022 season Thursday night with a preseason scrimmage game in Ft Payne Alabama. The host Wildcats proved to be as tough as expected. During the Varsity Half of the game the score was 35 to 13 Ft Payne. The entire second half was played by Junior varsity and Freshman. There were many players for Chattooga that faced their first action of any kind on the high school level.

First Quarter

The Indians would start the scrimmage on offense and would go on an impressive 12 play drive mixed with run and pass but would fail to gain any points. Although the Indians did not earn any points they did flip the field position. Which in turn also managed to run over 6 minutes off the clock.

The Wildcats got their first crack at it on offense and went on a 10 play drive of their own. The drive was capped off by a short touchdown scamper by Wildcat Qb #7 Jake Barnes. The ensuing Indian possession spun its wheels and ended in a punt. That would take us to the end of the first quarter with the score 7-0 Fort Payne.

Second Quarter

In just the second play in the Quarter Wildcat Qb # 7 Jake Barnes hit #1 Skyler Cody in stride on the way to a 66 yard touchdown. The next Indian drive would end in an interception by the Wildcats at the Indians 32 yard line. Fort Payne would take advantage of the short field once again and backup Qb #5 Dax Varnadore would add more points to the scoreboard on a short touchdown run.

Chattooga’s next drive would be the shortest possession by either team all night. The Indians would hand the ball off to #3 Zaden Perry and he would scamper 75 yards off the right side for the first points of the evening for the Indians. The point after was good by new Indian kicker #72 Juan Roque. That would bring the score to 21-7 Fort Payne. The Wildcats would take the next drive down the field and this time #24 Running back Bennett Blanks would score from 15 yards out.

Chattooga’s offense would get going again as they did on their first possession of the night. This time the drive would be kickstarted by a 35 yard pass completion down the Indian sideline from #5 Brady Groce to #4 Trey Smith. Just a few plays later #5 Brady Groce connected with #11 Quarry Gibson for a 8 yard Touchdown pass. The PAT was missed and that sent the score to 28 – 13 Ft. Payne with less than 5 minutes to go in the second quarter.

The Wildcats would add one more score before the half on a 67 yard Touchdown pass from #7 Jake Barnes to #8 Brannon Oliver. That would conclude the scoring in the varsity period and would put the Scrimmage score to Fort Payne AL 35 Chattooga 13.

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Next Friday Fort Payne (0-0) will open the regular season on the road in a non region battle vs the Scottsboro Wildcats (0-0). While Chattooga (0-0) will open its regular season at home in a non region matchup against the Lafayette Ramblers (0-0).

Chattooga Football: 2022 Indians Season Preview and Predictions

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The 2021 football season did not end as many in the town of Summerville Georgia wished it would have. That does not mean that the season was not a success. The Indians went (5-5) overall 4-2 in region play and finished as the number 4 seed in Region 7-AA. Chattooga traveled to Haralson County in the first round of the GHSA State Playoffs and were defeated by the Rebels. That appearance made it the 8th Straight playoff appearance in a row for the Indians. That Stat alone signals a very good run and speaks to the overall consistency of the program. Also that is a Chattooga record for most playoff appearances in a row.

As the 2022 season nears and the goal of making the playoffs remains the same. That is about the only thing that doesn’t change. The Indians say farewell to a graduation class that helped carry the team to much success in the previous seasons. They will look to a new cast of playmakers to fill the void left by graduation.

After the Reclassification of Schools in the spring by the Georgia High School Association the Indians find themselves back in Single A. A class in which Chattooga has not competed in since Paul Quinn was at the helm back in 1961.

Chattooga also finds themselves not only on the regular season schedule of the crosstown rival Bulldogs from Trion for the first time since 1971 they are in the same region. The new Class A Division 1 Region 7 includes : Armuchee Indians, Chattooga Indians, Coosa Eagles, Dade County Wolverines, Darlington Tigers, Pepperell Dragons,  and the aforementioned Trion Bulldogs.

Previewing the Chattooga Offense for 2022:

The Indians welcome new offensive coordinator Paul Ellis who spent 14 years as the head coach in Fort Payne Al. He recently moved into the Georgia coaching tree and Spent 2018, 2019, 2020 as the head coach of the Lafayette Ramblers. He will coach up a Chattooga Offense that is basically all new.  Chattooga will feature the spread offense and will have 6ft 6 inch 200 lb Brady Groce at the QB position. Brady is a Multi-sport Athlete with a big arm ready to lead the Indians in 2022. Brady will have a few new names at the receiver position that are very capable of making plays on the outside. Quarry Gibson and Trey Smith look to take the top off the defense and allow senior running back Zaden Perry to have a big year on the ground. Don’t be surprised if full back Billy Settlemoir drags a few people over the goal line for a few touchdowns himself.

The Indian offensive line will be one of the focal points to watch this season as they are breaking in a few new faces.  I spoke to head coach Shawn Peek specifically about about his offensive line. He told me that they have decided on the five best linemen and they feel good about them. They are continuing to work each and every day to improve.

Previewing the Chattooga Defense for 2022:

The Indian defense will be anchored by returning starters such as defensive linemen Billy Settlemoir and linebackers Bubba Bass and Zaden Perry. Indians however will replace every player in the secondary heading into 2022. The Indians will look for help on a Defense from a few newcomers in defensive lineman Terrance Hunt and defensive backs Quarry Gibson, Trey Smith and freshman sensation Colton Sanford.

Previewing the Chattooga Schedule for 2022:

Record Prediction 6-4

Head Coach Shawn Peek and the Indians have what on paper seems to be an easier non region schedule than in years past. Obviously games are not played on paper so it will be interesting to see how the Indians navigate their non region schedule.  I believe Chattooga could be 3-1 or even 4-0 when entering region play. Region play is where it all matters and that is where the Indians will face their most stiff competition.

I am picking the Indians to extend the playoff streak to 9 years in a row while finishing in the #4 spot in Division 1 Region 7. Followed by #3 Pepperell,#2 Trion , and #1 Darlington. I think Dade Co and Chattooga are the 2 teams that will compete for that #4 spot. But I would not be surprised if either team finished as high as #3.

Final Analysis:

Overall the Indians have a lot of new faces in a lot of new places. The ability is there it will come down to can they gel on offense in time for region play ? Will the Defense materialize into one of the best in the region ? Will the new playmakers on offense play up to their potential. That’s the Beauty of it. We are all about to see it unfold right before our eyes. Football is here and the Indians are ready to strap it up.

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.


Chattooga Runs to a Big Region Win

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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.


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.

Indians Celebrate Homecoming with a Big Win

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The Chattooga Indians were back home on the gridiron for the first time since August 20th. It was only fitting that after that long time away from home they they enjoy Homecoming upon return to The Little Big Horn Stadium. The Indian faithful packed the stands and enjoyed a big 49-21 Region 7-AA win over the Model Bluedevils. The victory sent Chattooga’s overall record to 2-2 while sending them to 1-0 in Region 7-AA play.

-1st Quarter- Model won the toss and elected to receive to start the game. Model then went three and out and was forced to punt from deep in their own territory. The punt was caught by #4 Nic Hester and returned 40 yards back to the Model 16 yard line. Just a few plays later #25 Lashaun Lester added his first touchdown of the night on a 6 yard run .PAT was Good by #89 Caroline Hodges to make the score 7-0 Chattooga. After another three and out the Indians started their second drive on the Bluedevils 41 yard line. Three plays later #25 Lester picked up his second touchdown on a 38 Yard run. PAT was Good to make the score 14-0 Chattooga. After another Chattooga defensive stop #12 Brody Mobbs connected with #2 Jaylon Johnson for a 22 yard touchdown pass. As the time ran out in the end of the 1st quarter Model got on the board with a 5 yard run from #10 Riley Chapman. At the end of the first it was 21-7 Chattooga.

-2nd Quarter- The second quarter begin with a Indians possession that drove the length of the field and was capped off by a 35 yard touchdown run for #22 Rowan Burdick. The Touch Indians defense forced another three and out and after the punt the Indians started the next drive at their ow 48 yard line.  Chattooga would grab some more points on this drive when #12 Brody Mobbs hits #2 Jaylon Johnson for another touchdown pass this time from 27 yards out. With another perfect PAT by Miss Caroline Hodges the score going into the half was 35-7 Chattooga.

-3rd Quarter- The Indians would start the third quarter with the ball and the Model Bluedevils defense got a three and out. After the punt the Bluedevils would start at the Indians 48 yard line on their first drive of the second half. Model would drive the field and punch it in from 1 yard out by #12 Landon Cantrell. After an attempted onside kick the Indians would start the drive at their own 44 yard line. Three plays later #4 Nic Hester catches a pitch off the right side and went untouched for a 49 yard touchdown. The very next drive for Model #13 Joey Samples score on a 78 yard rumble. That would end the third quarter with a score of Chattooga 42 Model 21.

-4th Quarter- The first play of the fourth was a stop by the Indians on fourth down.  Just a few plays later Model forced a punt and after a short punt by the Indians the Bluedevils would start on their own 44 yard line. The Bluedevils would go on a long time consuming drive that would end on a forth down sack by # 52 Richard Bass. After the change of possession #25 Lashaun Lester Would take the ball off the right side for a 72 yard run down to the 5 yard line. Two plays later Lester would be rewarded by a 1 yard touchdown run. That would end all scoring with the Final Chattooga 49 Model 21.

– The Indians were led on the ground by #25 Lashaun Lester with 17 carries for 163 yards and 3 touchdowns.  #12 Brody Mobbs was 4 for 6 through the air for 79 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Bluedevils fall to (1-4)(0-1) and will host Coosa next week in 7-AA action. The Indians go to (2-2)(1-0) and will be on the road at Gordon Central next Friday October 1st.


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