Home Team: East Coweta
Away Team: Newnan
Date And Time: 11/02/2018 7:30 pm
Location: Garland Shoemake Memorial Stadium
This Georgia rivalry dates all the way back to the 1960s, with the two teams battling for the coveted “Barrel,” which is painted half purple and half blue to represent the colors of the two teams. This rivalry has been intense and close in recent years, so this matchup is anyone’s guess. East Coweta ran all over Newnan in 2016, defeating the Cougars 28-0. However, last season Newnan won a close one over East Coweta 30-28. Friday’s matchup will certainly be interesting, as these two teams once again battle for “The Barrel.”
East Coweta :16
Newnan came out of the gates ready to play in this one, but East Coweta matched them step for step early on. The two teams traded blows and big plays, leading to a 15-13 Newnan lead at the half. All evening when they needed to step up, the Newnan offense did. Just before the half, the Cougars completed a crucial 2-point conversion to take that halftime lead. East Coweta took the lead back 16-15 with a field goal early in the second half, but Newnan aswered right back with a touchdown for a 22-16 lead. From there, the Cougar defense held strong, refusing to let the Indians score any more points. In the end, Newnan defeated East Coweta 28-16.