Calhoun tops Coosa 67-59
Region matchups highlight this week’s action as only three weeks remain in the regular season and the result of every game is now magnified.
A big offensive play in the opening moments of the game proved to be the difference Friday night as Coosa and Model’s teams staged a clinic in how to play defense, with the Eagles’ opening touchdown drive serving as the lone score in Coosa’s 7-0 win at Model.
For the second time in the last few weeks a Region 7-AA contest will grab a load of attention locally as Coosa travels to Model to face off in a game with region title and playoff implications on the line.
The postseason for high school softball and volleyball teams begins this week and numerous local teams will be taking to the court and the diamond in first-round action.
Junior quarterback Evan Simms ran for three touchdowns and threw for one as the Coosa Eagles fended off the Gordon Lee Trojans 27-13 Friday night at Eagle Stadium.
A solid rushing attack and a couple of key defensive stops helped lead Coosa to a 17-8 comeback win over Darlington in a junior varsity contest Thursday night at Coosa.
The last of our local teams enter region play this week in Region 5-AAA, while teams in Region 7-AA, 6-A, 6-AAA and 7-AAAAA all have key contests as teams being to move closer to the end of the season.
It took 30 points for Coosa to close its second and final set against Darlington, but when they did, the Lady Eagles erupted in celebration: they had just won their school’s first area championship.
A different pair of shoes and an unintended break from running failed to faze the front runners on Tuesday as Model freshman Carah Arrant and Pepperell’s Brian Vincent claimed the girls’ and boys’ county titles at the Floyd County Cross Country Meet at Georgia Highlands.
Darlington punched its ticket into the Class AA State Softball Playoffs on Monday at Alto Park by topping Coosa and then downing Dade County 11-1 in the Region 7-AA Softball Tournament.