This rivalry between these two schools is one that dates back to the 1960s. The Newnan Cougars have long battled with the East Coweta Indians for the coveted ‘barrel’ – an item that is half painted with purple for East Coweta and half painted blue for Newnan. On the side of the barrel are the dates of when each team won the Rivalry game. East Coweta came into the game with possession of the barrel, as they beat Newnan last year 28-0. During this year’s game, the Newnan Cougars were able to take back the coveted barrel from the Indians with a 30-28 win.


Mautavier Parks


Garrison Morgan


Garrison is a three year letterman and starter for the Cougars. He has a 3.52 GPA and has been the Campus FCA President for four years. He is also a member of the Unity Baptist Church. He has narrowed down his college choices to North Georgia College, ABAC and Kennesaw State.
Peter Walker

East Coweta

Peter is a first year letterman on the varsity team and a two year letterman on the varsity soccer team. His longest field goal was 46 yards. Off the field, he is part of the National Honor Society and volunteers at Saint Madalyn Church. He plans to attend college and hopes to become a US Marshall.


Alan Bonner


Alan was a three year starter and wide receiver for the Cougars from 2006 until 2208. He led the Cougars to a 12-0 victory over the Indians which gave them their second consecutive undefeated regular season. He went on to star for Jacksonville State University as a receiver and kick returner. He was selected 6th in the 2012 NFL draft by the Houston Texans, where he played for three seasons. He is now a personal trainer in Atlanta, training athletes of all ages.
Lee Heaberlin

East Coweta

Lee was a three year starting quarterback for the Indians and compiled a record of 22-7 as the field general. This included a perfect 3-0 record vs Newnan and playoff appearances in the Sweet 16 and semifinals. Lee is a teacher and baseball coach at East Coweta and impacts the lives of many students on a daily basis.


This game was also important as, with a loss, East Coweta would be bumped out of playoff possibilities. During the start of the game, Newnan came in ready to fight – they put 23 points on the board in the first half. Going into halftime, the score was 23-14, Newnan. One of the biggest plays of the night was with Great American Rivalry Series MVP, Mautavier Parks, who ran a 60-yard touchdown in the second quarter. After the loss, East Coweta drops to a 5-5 record and is on a three-game losing streak. Newnan’s record after the game was 4-6.