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Eagles Learn a Lot in Cedartown Scrimmage

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by Brad Easterwood, Rome News-Tribune,  Photo by B.Easterwood
The Cedartown Bulldogs struck early against a young Coosa Eagles football team on Friday night in their preseason scrimmage game. The Bulldogs scored on their first and second possession and built an early 21-7 lead against the Eagles en route to an unofficial 24-10 practice win. “I saw a lot of good things tonight,” Cedartown head coach Scott Hendrix said. “Harrison Barnett had a good night at quarterback. He made good decisions. I thought we blocked good up front with our offensive line and defensively we tackled pretty well.” Cedartown scored on the opening possession of the game when Israel Battle capped a quick 70-yard drive with an eight-yard touchdown run. Juan Bautista made the extra point to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 advantage just two minutes and 42 seconds into the game. After a Coosa punt, the Bulldogs scored on their very next offensive play. Barnett would keep the ball on an option play and run up the middle of the field 85 yards for a score. Bautista once again converted the extra point.“That’s a real good Cedartown bunch that we played against,” Coosa head coach Todd Wheeler said. “We are a young team, but this was a good start for us. We just need to keep growing.”Wheeler had more positive things to say about the Eagles.“Tonight was a good second phase to our fall practices,” Wheeler said. “We’ve just got to work on some fundamentals and keep moving forward.”Coosa got on the scoreboard with 3:17 left in the opening quarter when quarterback Evan Simms connected with Chris Marshall for a 62-yard scoring strike. Giovanni Cruz made the extra point to cut the Bulldogs lead to 14-7.After an exchange of punts, Cedartown scored again on a five yard run by Barnett. Bautista’s extra point gave the Bulldogs a 21-7 advantage.Cruz made a 30-yard field goal to end the first half for Coosa and bring the score to 21-10. The only scoring in the second half came when Ivan Escutia drilled a 41-yard field goal for Cedartown with 2:11 left in the third quarter.“The deep balls and penalties upset me tonight,” Hendrix said. “We played hard, but we made some mental mistakes and we’ve got some things to work on before the regular season starts.”
The Bulldogs record-breaking running back Nick Chubb, who is verbally committed to the University of Georgia, saw limited action on offense. Chubb only ran the ball five times for 64 yards, including a 33-yard run on the Bulldogs opening drive.
Cedartown will now prepare for their season opener on Aug. 30 against their Polk County rivals Rockmart. Coosa will start preparing for their regular season opener on the same night against Gordon Central.

 

WHEELER NAMED HEAD COACH AT COOSA
By Brittany Hannah RN-T Staff Writer 

BHannah@RN-T.comtodd

After Chad Perry stepped down as the Coosa Eagles’ football coach last month, the school didn’t have to look far to find a replacement.On Friday, the school introduced longtime Floyd County football coach Todd Wheeler as Perry’s replacement. Wheeler served as an assistant under Perry.“It’s just exciting,” Wheeler said Friday to prospective members of this year’s football team. “I think Coosa is a diamond in the rough. There’s some good kids here and some good athletes here, and it’s just a chance to take a program that can go places and try to work at building that program and seeing what we can do with it.” Wheeler takes over the helm of a Coosa team that went to the playoffs last fall after finishing the regular season with four wins in their last five games.Wheeler has coached at a number of schools in Floyd County.Between stints as an assistant coach with the Pepperell Dragons, he served as Armuchee’s head coach for one season, and has also been an assistant coach with Model and Rome High.In his college career with the Georgia Bulldogs, Wheeler was a consensus All-SEC player in 1988, and he was the captain of Vince Dooley’s last team.Perry, who took the Eagles to the playoffs twice in the past five seasons, has maintained his position as athletic director.

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August 15th

Gordon Central

(Scrimmage)

Away

August 22nd

Riverwood

Garden Lakes Night

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August 29th

Open

 

 

September 5th

Cass

 

Away

September 12th

Rockmart

 

Away

September 19th

Open

 

 

September 26th

Pepperell

Alto Park Night

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October 3rd

Chattooga

 

Away

October 10th

Gordon Lee

Homecoming

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October 17th

Model

 

Away

October 24th

Dade

Cave Spring Night

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October 31st

Darlington

 

Away

November 7th

Armuchee

Senior Night

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JUNIOR VARSITY SCHEDULE

September 4th

Pepperell

 

Away

September 11th

Rockmart

 

Away

September 18th

Armuchee

 

Away

September 25th

Cedartown

 

Home

October 2nd

Chattooga

 

Home

October 9th

Darlington

 

Home

October 16th

Model

 

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