Published Thursday, November 29, 2012

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. 

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