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5 Reasons Chattahoochee Will Win

The Cougars (10-1) host Warner Robins (9-2) in the second round of the Class AAAA football playoffs.

Are you concerned about 's chances of beating Warner Robins Friday night and advancing in the Class AAAA football playoffs?

Don't be.

Here are five reasons why the Cougars can — and will — win:

1. Firepower! Winners of 10 straight games, the defending state champion Cougars are on an offensive roll, averaging 35.5 points per game in that span. In last week's 65-48 win over Habersham Central, the Hooch set single-game records in points scored, rushing yards and total yards, according to a report in the Georgia High School Football Daily newsletter.

2. There's a New Kid in Town: After state player of the year Timmy Byerly graduated last year, many wondered what the Cougars would do at quarterback. No worries, mates. Travis Marshall has been a great replacement. In last week's game, Marshall had more than 200 yards passing and 150 yards rushing.

3. Ground Attack: The Cougars flat-out get it done with the running game, giving them a terrifically balanced offense. Chase Nelson and C.J. Leggett both broke 100 yards as Chattahoochee rushed for more than 400 yards last week.

4. Big on Defense: Despite allowing 48 points to Habersham last week, the Cougars have been pretty stout on the defensive side of the ball, with two shutouts in their last two games. The question will be how well they hold up against a Warner Robins team that can also score in bunches.

5. The Crowder Impact: Head coach Terry Crowder has established Chattahoochee as a top-flight program, compiling a 53-35 record in eight seasons, including 25-1 and a state title in the last two seasons. Warner Robins is a four-time state champion, but missed the previous four playoffs. Chattahoochee is the hot program right now.

FOOTBALL ON PATCH

Check back with Johns Creek Patch later this week for more coverage of the high school football playoffs.

Live Blog: Follow Friday's action on our live blog of the playoffs, including Chattahoochee.

Score Updates: Want a score? Have a score? Check out our list of playoff scores, compiled from all over Atlanta and Georgia.

Scott Bernarde (Editor) November 17, 2011 at 06:02 PM
My prediction: Chattahoochee 34, Warner Robins 28.

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