Coahulla Creek High School Colts

October 5, 2013

Coahulla Creek ends short skid with win at home

VARNELL — Coahulla Creek coach Jared Hamlin doesn’t mind small steps — as long as they move in the right direction.

“Just win baby” might have been the theme Hamlin’s Colts can live by after outlasting a still winless but tenacious Gordon Central bunch 14-6 Friday night. The Colts (2-4, 1-2 Region 5-3A) didn’t win the style award, but that rarely matters in football where runaway tanks like Colts tailback Cameron Burton (17 rushes for 57 yards) let their collisions do the talking.

Gordon Central slumped to 0-6 and 0-3 but made a game of it late before fumbling the ball over to the Colts on the final play of the game at the Colts’ 9-yard line with 43 seconds left.

“It was ugly at times,” Hamlin said. “We missed a lot of opportunities early. But our defense gutted it out. I’m so proud of the kids. We’ve been consistently getting a little better. I’m proud of these guys because they just keep fighting.”

The Colts jumped to a 7-0 lead when Blaine Williams hit Levi Wilson for 46-yard touchdown pass at the 7:50 mark of the first quarter. Irwin Rivera tacked on the point after.

Later in the first quarter, Coahulla Creek seemed ready take a larger lead when Josue Dominguez recovered a muffed punt by the Warriors’ Braiden Jacobs. Two quick passes to Michael Ward pushed the Colts to the 4-yard line, but passes thrown into the end zone for Marquis Moore and Ward both fell incomplete. The Colts settled for a 24-yard field goal try but the snap was high and kicker Pedro Garcia was forced into a 10-yard loss.

Opportunity lost? Not to worry. Williams’ silky smooth left-handed passes would pay off later when (after repeated body blows from Burton runs) Williams threw a 78-yard touchdown strike to Baley Jones with 4:53 left in the game and Rivera kicked Coahulla to a 14-6 lead.

Devonte Jenkins put a little heat on the Colts when he blasted in for a 4-yard touchdown with 9:53 left in the game to cut the Colts’ lead to 7-6. However, when the Warriors went for the 2-point conversion, quarterback Cody Jones’ pass for Bristol Bell sailed well beyond his reach.

The Colts defense stood strong in the fourth quarter as the Warriors finally came to life as Gordon Central pulled within 7-6. Colts defender Blake Sissom stopped Warriors tailback Cody Smith for a 5-yard loss on third down midway through the fourth quarter.

When the Warriors got the ball back with 4:31 left in the game, the Colts needed another stop desperately afterJones hit Nate Mays for a 40-yard pass. A pass interference call on the Colts gave Gordon Central a first down at the Colts’ 14. But Jones fumbled the Warriors snap on fourth down at the Colts 9 and a Colts defender pounced on the ball to effectively end the game.

1
Text Only
Coahulla Creek High School Colts
  • DHS at SE soccer 7 mlh.jpg Prep Roundup: Unbeaten streak rolls on for Cats

    Replicating the start of last year’s Class 4A state title match, Dalton High School’s boys soccer team needed just four minutes to score its first goal at Southeast Whitfield on Friday.
    The Catamounts scored five more — and again defended their crown of dominance in the sport.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep Baseball Roundup: Raiders out of hunt for the playoffs

    Needing a win to keep Southeast Whitfield High School’s baseball season meaningful, Raiders coach Brad Lofton turned to a pair of senior pitchers on Friday at Heritage-Catoosa.
    The seniors didn’t disappoint, but it was the offense and the defense that couldn’t come through.

    April 12, 2014

  • Prep Roundup: Bruins power past Cats for key victory at home

    TUNNEL HILL — Similar to Wednesday’s Sub-region 7B-4A baseball series opener at Dalton High School, Northwest Whitfield fell behind early Thursday versus the Catamounts.

    April 11, 2014

  • Prep Roundup: Dalton golf teams in form at Fields Ferry

    Even in wet and muddy conditions, both the Dalton High School boys and girls golf teams are sharpening their games at the right time.
    With the Region 7-4A tournament scheduled in two weeks, both the Catamounts and the Lady Cats finished second during play at the Fields Ferry Invitational in Calhoun on Monday. Despite the soggy conditions, Dalton’s Jacob Brown tied for medalist honors with a 2-over par 74 to lead the Cats to a 313 combined score in the six-play, four-score format. Dalton finished three strokes behind tournament winner LaFayette.

    April 8, 2014

  • Wrestler of the year 2014 2 mlh.jpg All-Area Wrestling Team and Wrestler of the Year: Winning another title was the only goal for Wheeler

    When Dalton High School wrestler Sidney Wheeler won a state title for the first time two years ago as a sophomore, he admitted he became a little complacent about what it would take to replicate the feat — perhaps not noticeably so to most observers, but enough to take success for granted. Wheeler believed it a matter of course that he would win state again, and he thought the second title would simply be the middle child in a high school three-peat.

    April 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep Roundup: N. Murray’s offense shut down by Canes

    North Murray High School’s baseball team may not be among the group tied for first place in Region 5-3A, but the Mountain-eers are sitting fairly comfortably in fourth place.
    If the regular season ended today, that would still put North Murray in the state playoffs for the first time.

    April 4, 2014

  • Prep soccer: Morris boys earn Class 2A ranking

    It’s nothing new for a local high school boys soccer team to be among those in the eurosportscoreboard.com state rankings.
    It is new for that team to be Morris Innovative.

    March 18, 2014

  • cchs tennis1.jpg Hungry for much more

    VARNELL — Coahulla Creek High School’s tennis teams aren’t letting much keep them from playing — and winning — this season.
    On Monday, they picked up their opponent before picking up another pair of victories.

    March 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • NM at DHS baseball   1  mlh.jpg Prep Roundup: A little bit of momentum

    Neither Dalton High School baseball coach Shane Ramsey nor North Murray coach David Redmond has had much reason to complain about their offensive production this season.
    Defense is another matter.

    March 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • DHS wrestlers leaving 3 mlh.jpg Prep Wrestling: Later than usual, but it’s time for state

    As participants in an indoor sport, high school wrestlers don’t often have to consider the weather’s effects on their competitions.
    This year’s Georgia High School Association traditional state tournaments are an exception.

    February 20, 2014 1 Photo