It was a disappointing night for both local high schools as they wrapped up their regular-season play. Trion dropped to Mt. Paran 27-7 and the Chattooga Indians were defeated by Pepperell 29-12.
Pepperell got revenge for last year’s defeat by the Chattooga Indians on Friday night and secured their spot as the No. 2 seed in Region 7-AA. The Dragons put 26 points on the board by half-time last night, but the Indians rallied in the second half thanks to a wildcat offense led by Lashaun Lester, who took the majority of the snaps. The tactic worked to a point with the Indians avoiding the shutout with a touchdown each in the third and fourth quarters. A fourth-quarter field goal by Ryan Hurst were the only points scored by the Dragons in the second half, but they were able to hold off Chattooga for the win. Pepperell will take on Heard County next Friday night in Region Play. The Indians will be on the road to take on the top 5AA team in the state, Callaway.
The Bulldogs went down on the road last night 27-7 to Mt. Paran’s Christian Eagles. Trion didn’t get a touchdown until late in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs got behind with some penalties and Mt. Paran brought some tough defense. Trion falls to 5-5 overall on the season and will have to wait for the new Power Rankings come out to see if they will make the playoffs. They went into last night’s game ranked 21st and have to be in the top 24 to make post-season play.