War­riors aim for pos­i­tive end

Calhoun Times - - SPORTS WEDNESDAY - By Alex Far­rer

The Gor­don Cen­tral War­riors will be aim­ing for a pos­i­tive end to the 2017 sea­son on Fri­day when they visit Coosa for a Re­gion 7-AA con­test to close out the sched­ule and head into the off­sea­son.

The War­riors (2-7, 2-4 7-AA) are math­e­mat­i­cally elim­i­nated from play­off con­tention, but that won’t stop them from be­ing mo­ti­vated to play spoiler by knock­ing the Ea­gles (6-3, 4-2) down to the No. 4 seed with a loss and end GC’s first year un­der head coach Cory Nix with a bang.

Gor­don Cen­tral is com­ing off a 41-0 loss at home to Rock­mart last Fri­day, but the score wasn’t in­dica­tive of how much the team fought to stay in it for much of the first half. Gauge Gid­dens led the charge for the War­riors with a big night on the ground, run­ning for 118 yards on 15 car­ries.

Coosa de­feated Model last Fri­day 46-14, and the Ea­gles are look­ing to put a stamp on the reg­u­lar sea­son with a home vic­tory as they head into the play­offs for the first time since 2014. The Ea­gles can earn the No. 3 seed in 7-AA with a win or a Pep­perell win on Fri­day night, but they could slip to the No. 4 seed with a loss and a Chat­tooga win.

Gor­don Cen­tral leads the all-time se­ries 3-2, but Coosa has won the last two, in­clud­ing a 52-0 vic­tory at Rat­ner Sta­dium last sea­son.

The War­riors have shown progress this sea­son in their first year un­der Nix, but a win on Fri­day would send them into the off­sea­son on a big high. Coosa needs this one even more though with play­off seed­ing on the line.

Score:

Coosa wins, 30-14. for us, and we need to win to move on or our sea­son is over.

“We’ve got to con­tain the run­ning back, but I feel good about our de­fense, es­pe­cially against the run. On of­fense, we just need to ex­e­cute our game­plan, and as al­ways, we can’t have turnovers.”

Prediction:

The Jack­ets will go on the road in hopes of se­cur­ing a his­toric

Prediction:

17th straight re­gion ti­tle, and the op­po­nent they’ll face isn’t the best they’ve had to beat in a cham­pi­onship-clinch­ing game by any stretch.

Cal­houn is def­i­nitely the su­pe­rior team in tal­ent, depth and con­fi­dence. They will go into Chatsworth on Fri­day and re­turn with the re­gion ti­tle.

Cal­houn wins,

Score:

42-10.

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