By Rob Grubbs
(Smyrna, Ga) – With their showdown with East Coweta on the horizon, the Newnan Cougars went on the highway to face the Campbell Spartans Friday night time in Area 2-AAAAAA play.
The Cougars simply defeated the Spartans 34-6 behind Bryson Moss’ four-touchdown night time. The win units up the area championship sport subsequent week towards the Indians.
Quarterback Michael Maginnis was sharp from the beginning. On the opening drive, he hit Joshua Harris on a crossing route for 19-yards after which discovered Aundre Carter for 30 yards to arrange the primary Moss landing, this one from three yards out.
On the subsequent Cougar possession, Maginnis threw his first of two landing passes. With Johnathan Clark getting into movement, Maginnis flipped a shovel go to him as he handed by. Clark acquired a key block from tight finish Drew Brooks, outraced all the Spartan protection and completed with an acrobatic endzone dive.
The Cougars had a 13-0 lead simply seven minutes into the sport.
They’d add to that early within the second quarter on the second Moss landing. The important thing play within the drive was a 53-yard go from Maginnis to Reid Brass. Moss would add one other landing to shut out the primary half on a 13-yard display screen go from Maginnis.
Key to the play was the blocking of Brass, Harris and sort out Carter Counts on the surface that permit Moss discover paydirt.
Cougar Coach Chip Walker went with youthful gamers within the third quarter with the sport in hand, however the Spartans transformed a Cougar fumble for his or her solely rating of the night time. The starters returned for the subsequent drive, which led to Moss’s fourth landing and a 34-6 lead.
“I believed it was (Moss’) greatest sport of the season,” Walker stated. “He ran rather well and caught one too.”
Moss completed with 121 yards dashing.
On protection, the Cougars acquired two interceptions that shut down Spartan drives. Denzel Boston had a choose within the endzone to finish a drive and Desmond Keith had a choose within the second half.
Within the third quarter, the Spartans discovered a little bit of offensive momentum, however linebacker Tripp Slaton blew that up when he completely timed a snap rely and sacked the Campbell quarterback.
The fourth quarter noticed backup quarterbacks Sawyer Barnett and JR Cantrell taking turns main the offense whereas Mondriques Jordan ran the ball with authority.
“We’re glad we acquired to win,” Walker stated. “It was not as fairly because it could possibly be however that’s all proper. We’re simply proud to be 9-0 now. It’s time to prepare for subsequent week. Will probably be enjoyable.”
PHOTOS BY KRISTY RODGERS
The Cougar protection, led by #20 Tripp Slaton, #51 Brandon Tolvert and #5 Steven Carter harassed Campbell quarterbacks all night time.The Newnan offensive line, led by #50 Carter Counts gave Bryson Moss plenty of room to run.One in all Bryson Moss’s 4 touchdowns within the sport.Nick Owens with a reception of a first-quarter go from Michael Maginnis.Johnathan Clark wouldn’t be denied on this first-quarter landing.Desmond Keith had a fourth-quarter interception.