Overall, the last five opponents have fallen to the Panthers but the past three have been shutdown, including region foe Douglas County. Langston Hughes recorded a 58-0 victory over the Tigers last Friday in a Region 3-AAAAAA contest.
Keion Davis ran for three of his four touchdowns in the first half. Kinan Humphrey threw a TD pass to Kenny Moxey and Emile Sexton had a rushing touchdown. Keyshaun Clark returned a fumble for a TD for the defense, which also recorded a safety and returned one of two interceptions 80 yards for a score.
As far as Newnan, the Cougars notched their third straight win with a 14-9 victory against Tri-Cities last Friday. Bailey Bryant threw for 150 yards and a touchdown and Darryel Hines rushed for more than 100 yards and a score.
“I thought our defense stepped up when they had to,” Newnan coach Mike McDonald said. “We caused some turnovers, which was big and then we converted. We got out of here with a win and 1-0 in the region is where you want to be.”
Last season, Langston Hughes beat Newnan 34-14 for its first win in the brief series.
Woodward is another team looking to continue to roll in the right direction as the regular season winds down. Last Friday at Avon-dale Stadium, the War Eagles led 37-0 at halftime en route to a 43-7 win against Towers.
Marcus Hyatt ran for two touchdowns and Jes Sutherland also ran for a score. Terry Googer had a rushing TD and a passing touchdown for Woodward, which won its second straight game and improved to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in Region 6-AAA.
The War Eagles host slumping McNair (1-5, 0-2) this Friday.