Hooch Survives Scare From Pope

MatthewKohn, Staff Reporter

On October 21, the Cougars were able to defeat the Pope Greyhounds (2-6) with a score of 48-42. Chattahoochee is now 4-4 overall and 3-3 in the region, putting them in fifth place, still behind Alpharetta. The loss causes Pope to be placed just behind Chattahoochee tied for sixth in the region with Northview. If the Cougars win both of their remaining games they will pass Alpharetta in the region and finish in fourth place, clinching a spot in the state playoffs.

Offensively, Chattahoochee was able to amass over 500 total yards and scored seven touchdowns. Chase Owens (SR) scored six total touchdowns, five passing and one on a long rush. Receiver Isaac Kinsey (SR) also had a dazzling night catching four touchdowns and totaling almost 200 all-purpose yards. Running back Joseph Daniels (JR) also had an exceptional game racking up over 150 yards on the ground, 74 of which came on a long touchdown run.

The Chattahoochee defense played a good game despite allowing 42 points. The Cougars came away with three turnovers. The kicking unit forced a fumble on a Chattahoochee kickoff and recovered the ball to give the offense great field position. Bryce Cross (SR) came away with an interception in the end-zone to save a Pope touchdown. Then, in the final minute of the game Isaac Kinsey (SR) had an interception to seal the win for the Cougars. More stats from the game can be found at MaxPreps.

On October 28, the Cougars return home for a game against the Northview Titans. The Titans are currently 2-6 overall and 2-4 in the region. Chattahoochee looks to improve to 5-4 overall and 4-3 in the region. This a must-win game for the Cougars to keep their playoff dreams alive.

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