Christian Heritage 21, North Cobb Christian 20
Gage Leonard blocked an extra point late in the game as Christian Heritage survived a visit to North Cobb Christian on Friday night, 21-20.
"It was a great football game by two evenly matched teams," Christian Heritage coach Jay Poag said. "There were some big plays in the game from both sides, but of course none bigger than the block."
North Cobb struck first, taking a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Leonard got the Lions (7-1, 4-1 in Region 6-A) on the board with a rushing touchdown to tie the game, but they still trailed at halftime, 14-7.
Christian Heritage tied the game again at 14 points apiece just before the end of the third quarter with a scoring quarterback sneak from Christian Thomas. Leonard scored again minutes later as he broke free for a 52-yard touchdown to give the Lions their final lead of the game.
North Cobb scored with less than two minutes remaining which would have potentially sent the game into overtime if not for the blocked extra point, that also got a good push from Ethan Smith. The Lions sealed the win with a victory formation after converting a fourth-and-inches.
"We had to go for it, because there was no way we were going to give them back the ball," Poag said.
On the drive home, Poag said everyone was in a good mood. Christian Heritage is back at home next week when it hosts Gordon Lee.
"The beat goes on. It's a happy bus," he said. "It's a tired bus, but a happy bus."
Adairsville 22, Murray County 14
Murray County surrendered a halftime lead in its loss to Adairsville on Friday night, falling at home, 22-14.
The Indians (4-5, 2-5 in Region 6-3A) had the lead at the break, 14-13.
"Not scoring in the second half, that was an issue," Murray County coach Chad Brewer said. "But, it all goes together. There's nobody to blame, you just have to play well on both offense and defense. You cannot be one-sided."
Cade Petty finished as the leading rusher for Murray County with 107 yards on 22 carries and one touchdown. He also finished 4-for-11 passing for 67 yards and one touchdown to Brannon Nuckolls -- who finished with three catches for 53 yards.
Carson Voiles also chipped in with 42 yards rushing on 10 carries. Defensively, Gauge Stanley finished with 15 tackles to tie a school record with 103 tackles in one season. Voiles finished with five tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and a forced fumble, Taylor Carrell and Gonzolo Mena each had a fumble recovery, while Tyler Hayes had 11 tackles.
Murray County is off next week before traveling to Haralson County on Nov. 8.
Heritage 12, Southeast Whitfield 0
Southeast held Heritage to a one-score game heading into the fourth quarter, but ended with a loss on the road Friday night, 12-0.
The Raiders (0-8, 0-4 in Region 6-4A) had the ball within the red zone on three occasions and inside the 10-yard on two.
"It was a great game, we just could not push it in," Southeast coach Sean Gray said. "The kids played lights out. I was so proud of them."
Heading into the game, with a steady rainfall for the majority of Friday, Gray told his players to simply have fun.
"We knew it it was going to be muddy," he said. "When they look back on this season 20 years from now, this is probably going to be the game that they will remember. They were sad to lose, but they had a good time."
Matt Wojcik finished the game with two fumble recoveries for Southeast.
The Raiders host county-rival Northwest Whitfield next Friday night.
Calhoun 46, Coahulla Creek 6
Coahulla Creek fell to Calhoun on the road Friday night, 46-6.
Ethan Burse caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Mason Turner for the only score for the Colts (1-7, 0-6 in Region 6-3A).
"The kids battled hard," Coahulla Creek coach Caleb Bagley said.
Coahulla Creek returns home next Friday to host Sonoraville.
"We came out with no injuries tonight, and we are looking forward to the last two games at home," Bagley said.