MatthewKohn, Staff Reporter
On September 30, the Chattahoochee football team lost to the Centennial Knights (4-2) by a score of 32-14. This loss causes Chattahoochee to fall to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the region, demoting them to fifth place in the region, while Centennial jumps into a three-way tie for first. Even though they suffered a tough loss, the Cougars showed signs that can give fans hope for the rest of the season.
Offensively the Cougars had a lackluster first half performance, scoring zero points, and having a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by Centennial. To make matters worse, starting quarterback Chase Owens (SR) was injured in the third quarter and replaced by Jack Corrigan (JR). Corrigan quickly showed his potential putting Chattahoochee on the board with a 36 yard touchdown pass to Isaac Kinsey (SR) late in the third quarter. He also topped off the scoring with a touchdown throw late in the fourth quarter, and then ran in the 2-point conversion to trim the loss to loss to only 18 points.
On defense, Chattahoochee had a disappointing outing against the Knights. The Cougars gave up ten early points in the fourth quarter. Centennial continued their impressive offensive display with another touchdown in the third quarter to improve their lead to 17-0. The Cougar defense did display their capability with two turnovers in the first half and a goal line stand in the fourth quarter. More stats from the game can be found at MaxPreps.
On October 7, the Cougars are hoping to bounce back against their school rival, the Johns Creek Gladiators. Johns Creek is 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the region, losing their last game against Cambridge. Despite the loss, Johns Creek is still in a tie for first in the region and looking to pull away from the competition with a win against the Cougars. The Cougars on the other hand are hoping to beat their long-time rival, continue to improve and stay above .500 on the season.