The Fayette Citizen-Sports Page
Friday, November 26, 1999
Indians fall in first round playoffs to Houston County

Sports Editor

Ask any East Coweta football player and he will tell you that he remembers last year's game with the Houston County Bears.

Despite being heavily favored, the Indians lost to the Bears in a heartbreaker. You will be able to ask the very same question to the Indians next year, as they suffered another loss in a very close contest with the Houston County Bears.

The Indians came out energized but could not stretch their drives out. Both teams were forced to punt several times and nothing appeared to be working offensively for either team. Houston County got its offense going first and put two touchdowns on the scoreboard before the half. The first touchdown came off a turnover and the second followed shortly after that. Trailing 14-0, East Coweta's back was against the wall.

Everything changed in the third quarter. The Indians' defense went wild, stopping what appeared to be every Houston County player behind the line. The Indians scored a touchdown early in the third after big catches by Marcus Robinson and Derrick Holoway. Their second touchdown came moments later after thwarting Houston County in their end of the field. W.J. Jordan ran 61 yards for the touchdown.

With a tie ball game and all the momentum, it appeared as if things would be different this year. They weren't.

Houston County may have reaped the benefits of a questionable call but their next drive survived and ended in a field goal, giving the Bears a 17-14 lead. East Coweta tried to surge back once more, but their luck and time ran out. They only possessed the ball once in the fourth quarter and a pass by Reamer Argo was intercepted.

The Indians had a good season. They finished second in Region 4-AAAA, beat their rivals the Newnan Cougars, and won eight games in a row. Those achievements do not take the sting out of losing in the first round, though. They will have to wait for their chance next year to do that.

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