Coweta stars lead Central to another win over North
ATLANTA — For the second straight year, the Central football All-Stars got the best of the North at Saturday’s D.L. Scott Coalition Bowl held at the Georgia Dome.
A Central lineup with at least 18 representatives from Coweta between players, coaches and support staff defeated the North for the second straight year, this time putting on an offensive clinic in a 47-21 victory.
A year ago, Central’s All- Stars used a defensive showcase to blank the North, 6-0
This year’s lineup included five seniors from Newnan, four from East Coweta and Northgate senior linebacker Ryan Fagerstrom.
A full story and details of the game will appear in Wednesday’s Times-Herald sports section.
COWETA TRIO SUFFER DEFEAT IN NCAA DIVISION II TITLE GAME: FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Trevor Adams passed for 277 yards and three touchdowns to lead Northwest Missouri State to a 43-28 victory over Lenoir- Rhyne on Saturday in the Division II championship game.
Lenoir-Rhyne’s roster this year included former varsity football standouts Chris Robinson (Newnan), a junior running back, Jake Slagle (Northgate), a redshirt-freshman lineman and graduate assistant Jake Copeland (Northgate).
Lenoir-Rhyne (13-2) fell short in just its second appearance in the Division II playoffs.
Adams completed 15 of 25 of passes with touchdowns of 29 and 30 yards to Reuben Thomas. The pair hooked up for their first score on fourth and 7 on the opening drive and the Bearcats were up 17-0 after 10 minutes.
Lenoir-Rhyne's spread flexbone offense couldn't catch up, despite a quick spark from backup quarterback and playoff star Josh Justice when he came in midway through the third quarter.
It was a record eighth title game appearance for North- west Missouri, which captured its first championship since 2009.
The Bearcats remained in control throughout after the fast start.
Lenoir-Rhyne had won 13 consecutive games since losing the opener, despite losing quarterback Miles Freeman to a leg injury during the regular season and having backup Lenoir- Rhyne fumbled five times, losing two.