Sports

August 31, 2013

Friday Night Football: Familiar fate for Lions in loss to Model

Christian Heritage School’s football team had turnover troubles against Model on Friday night.

For the second season opener in a row, it was the most glaring problem for the Lions, who lost 35-28 at home.

Last year, the Lions committed seven turnovers and lost 40-16 to the Blue Devils in Rome in the Georgia High School Association debut for Christian Heritage football.

This time it was five turnovers — three interceptions and two fumbles — that did the Lions in. Two — a fumble on a sweep and an interception — were returned for scores.

“We have to hang on to the ball,” Christian Heritage coach Preston Poag said. “In practice we have to emphasize it. The difference between this game and last year is that we kept fighting.”

After a scoreless first quarter, Model took a 21-7 lead to halftime.

Christian Heritage cut the lead in half during the third quarter, but never took control on the scoreboard.

The Blue Devils led 21-14 entering the final period.

“We outplayed them in the second half,” Poag said.

Lions senior quarterback Trevor Brown, a third-year starter, threw four touchdowns. Three were caught by Nich Bartley and the other went to Will Fischer.

“(Bartley) is just a good football player,” Poag said. “He’s not the fastest one but he’s a smart player. I don’t know how many yards he had, but he had a ton.”

In the first half, Christian Heritage running back Jake Stokes suffered an injury and missed the rest of the game. Poag classified it as a “stinger” and nothing serious.

“He’ll be fine. That hurt us, though,” Poag said. “He was playing a good game. It’s not serious, though, and he’ll be back next week.”

The Lions are at Murray County next Friday night.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • DHS at SE soccer 4 mlh.jpg Region 7-4A championship

    If recent history is any indication, this week’s Region 7-4A championship game may not be the last time the boys soccer teams at Dalton and Southeast Whitfield stand opposed to one another this season.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • St Louis at Rampage 4 mlh.jpg No Attack for Rampage

    The Georgia Rampage’s offense didn’t do anything in the first half — evident by the scoreboard.
    By the time new quarterback Bart Gloyd stepped in, a comeback was out of reach.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Former Dalton, Auburn QB Carter passes away

    When former Dalton High School football coach Bill Chappell learned one of his former players had died Saturday, he was shocked. His second reaction was sadness, not just because of Loran Carter’s athletic legacy but also his outstanding character.

    April 19, 2014

  • Golf at NobNorth 1  mlh.jpg Prep golf: DHS, rain steady for Nob Invite

    With the Region 7-4A tournament scheduled for Tuesday at Nob North Golf Club, Dalton coach Hunter Johnston was pleased that his team finally got its first victory of the season Saturday in Cohutta at the Nob North Invitational.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Doug Hawley: Cancer will not hinder Run for John’s finish

    With the seventh annual Run for John races scheduled for Saturday in Dalton, there is a community focus this week on the family of the late John Bruner.

    April 19, 2014

  • DSC women win finalé

    The Dalton State College women’s tennis team earned a 5-0 win in a rain-shortened match at home against Snead State to conclude its season.

    April 19, 2014

  • Play ball on the Westside

    The long-awaited Westside Park opened to rave reviews on April 10, with baseball teams ranging from 6 to 12 years christening the the newest Whitfield County recreation facility.

    April 19, 2014

  • DHS at Heritage 1 mlh.jpg Generally disappointed

    Dalton High School’s baseball team started the fifth inning of Friday’s crucial Sub-region 7B-4A game against Heritage-Catoosa with four consecutive hits.
    The only problem for the Catamounts was that was where their good hitting started and stopped.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Prep roundup: Upset puts N. Murray in baseball playoffs

    Over the past few seasons, a late-season game with Sonoraville has been the deciding factor in whether the North Murray High School baseball team advanced to the state playoffs.

    April 18, 2014

  • Miller, Mariners off to NAIA title tournament

    Former Dalton High School golf standout Chase Miller is finishing his senior year at College of Coastal Georgia on a high note.

    April 18, 2014