High School Football

Tattnall, Watson too much for Hawks in loss

MACON — Tattnall Square quarterback Lane Watson threw four touchdown passes and added another score on the ground as the Trojans scored 24 unanswered points, including 17 in the third quarter, to pull away from The Heritage School in a 38-14 victory over the Hawks on Friday in Region 2-AAA play.

The victory by Tattnall clinched the third of four state-playoff berths from 2-AAA and left Coweta rivals Heritage and Trinity Christian to battle it out for the No. 4 seed next Friday in Newnan.

In a matchup between mentor and apprentice among head coaches, Tattnall’s Clint Morgan continued to put his faith in Watson, a standout hurdler in the spring, to come through with big plays in the Trojans’ flex-option offense.

But despite taking a 13-0 lead on Watson’s 28-yard keeper to close the first quarter and a 50-yard strike to Jake Allen, the Hawks managed to close to within six points late in the first half.

Getting solid carries from senior David Bready during a 115-yard effort on the ground, Heritage drove the ball down to the Tattnall 26 yard-line before junior quarterback Brad Macke connected with Peyton Henson for a touchdown that pulled the Hawks to within a 13-6 deficit with 2:30 left until halftime.

Watson wasn’t done, however, and led Tattnall on a drive to midfield before connecting with sophomore Aubrien Kemp on another long touchdown catch to grab a 21-7 lead at halftime.

The Trojans then put together a 17-point third quarter that included a 25-yard field goal and touchdown passes from Watson to tight end Dakota Long and Nick Diponzio to push further ahead 38-7.

Macke added Heritage’s final touchdown on a 15-yard quarterback keeper midway through the fourth quarter.



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