Warner Robins Ousts Chattahoochee
The defending champion Cougars were eliminated from the playoffs with a 20-6 loss in the second round.
The defending Georgia High School Association Class AAAA state champion Chattahoochee Cougars saw their season end in their second round playoff matchup against the Warner Robins Demons with a 20-6 loss on Friday.
The Cougars (10-2), who were not able to get their offense in gear, were unable to control the Demons' potent ground game.
The first quarter was a see-saw affair, but Warner Robins managed to score twice in the second period. First, on a 66-yard run by running back Dede Wright and then on a 43-yard pass from quarterback Ty Odom to wide receiver Akeem Taylor. The extra point attempt on the first touchdown was no good.
Warner Robins went into the locker room at the half leading the Cougars 13-0.
Chattahoochee mounted a drive in the third quarter moving the ball down to the Demon 11, but the Cougars failed to convert on fourth down with one yard to go and were forced to turn the ball over to Warner Robins.
With 31 seconds remaining in the third period, Warner Robins' Rod Harris returned a Chattahoochee punt 50 yards for a touchdown. With the extra point, the Demons went into the fourth quarter with a commanding 20-0 lead.
Chattahoochee's only score was set up by a fumble recovery by Cougar defensive back Marcus Sayles, who returned the ball to the Warner Robins 25. With 4:51 remaining in the game Cougar quarterback Travis Marshall hit Alec Rubin with a pass in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown. The snap from center on the extra point was high making the score 20-6.
Both teams traded possession in the waning minutes of the game and the Demons of Warner Robins came away with the second-round playoff victory.