Prep Football Notebook: Godfrey, Willis earn All-Star invites

By CHRIS GOLTERMANN
cgoltermann@newnan.com
A pair of former East Coweta football teammates will be reunited next month after being selected to play in the National Underclassmen Combine All-American football game in Myrtle Beach, S.C. 
Both Indians senior running back Dee Godfrey and Northgate senior running back Mike Willis said they had received invitations to play in the game which is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 22 following a week of practices and events including 7-on-7 and Skills Challenges.
Godfrey helped lead East Coweta to the second round of this year’s Class AAAAAA state playoffs before eventually falling at Camden County. He finished his senior season with a team-high 1,164 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns while averaging 7.2 yards per carry.
Willis, who transfered to Northgate for his senior year, had 514 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns while averaging nearly five yards per carry.  
The pair join Newnan senior Tray Matthews among players who will play in postseason All-Star football games. Matthews was selected to play in next year’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, scheduled for Jan. 5. The game will be televised on NBC. 
LANDMARK CHRISTIAN TRAVELS TO FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
Despite finishing the regular season as the No. 12-seed in this year’s Class A Private School Playoffs, Landmark Christian is primed for another deep run in the postseason after knocking off Calvary Day 10-7 in last week’s second round.
The War Eagles earned revenge against Calvary in a rematch from a season-opening 28-21 loss. 
Landmark Christian (8-3) advances to face First Presbyterian (7-4), the fourth-place finisher out of Region 7-A. The War Eagles finished second behind No. 1-ranked Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy.
The War Eagles have been led by running back Jeremiah Kirkland’s 1,754-yards and 22 touchdowns while averaging 8.2 yards per carry. Quarterback Stockton McGuire has thrown for 820 yards and six touchdowns. 
Josh Nobles leads Landmark’s receivers with 39 catches for 550 yards and eight touchdowns. 



More Sports

High School Baseball

Indians rise to occasion minus senior leader

East Coweta’s baseball team led off Monday with its leadoff hitter, senior Cam Smith, in a hospital bed recovering from an emergency a ... Read More


High School Baseball

Newnan starts ‘long week’ with short outing

Faced with more games than days left in the regular season, Newnan couldn’t have scripted a better start to a busy final week of baseb ... Read More


Trinity football holds inaugural fishing tourney

Some football programs sell candy bars, others hold memorabilia auctions or hold a 5K/fun run. But Trinity Christian went fishing for ideas, ... Read More


High School Track & Field

Lady Cougars, Indians top local finishers at 3-AAAAAA meet

FAIRBURN — Westlake teams ran away with Region 3-AAAAAA track championships on Saturday, but the final day of the meet brought unfinis ... Read More


High School Baseball

Weather continues to cause teams to scramble

Newnan baseball coach Marc Gilmore might have said it best Thursday night when asked about all the games his team has missed and still has t ... Read More

Lady Vikings golf team wins region title

Northgate golf teams made the most of a home course advantage for this week’s Region 4-AAAAA tournament in Newnan on Canongate 1. The ... Read More