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Top 10 ranked Chattco
topples Talbotton 79-0

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From the Oct. 6, 2021 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   The Chattahoochee County High School varsity football team scored an incredible blow out win over Central of Talbotton – 79-0 – last Friday, October 1 as the school celebrated Homecoming.
   Who would be crowned Homecoming Queen at halftime was the only bit of mystery involved (see separate story for that info), as the Panthers controlled the gridiron from the very beginning. They raced to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter and led 61-0 at halftime.
   The Panthers improved their perfect record to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in Region 5A. They are also now ranked in both major state polls (No. 6 by GBP and No. 9 by the Atlanta Journal/GHSFD).
   "It was a great team effort," said Head Coach Pierre Coffey. "Our guys stayed focused, avoiding being distracted by the Homecoming festivities, and played a good all-around game."
   Senior starting quarterback Cody Duffy was near perfect, completing 7 of 8 passes for 4 touchdowns and no interceptions. Later in the game, freshman backup quarterback Kaydin Bonner gave the team a nice glimpse of the future when he, too, played very well. He completed 5 of 7 passes for 75 yards with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions.
   The leading receivers were Teshaun Ryals-Wilson, who had 4 catches for 51 yards and 1 touchdown, and Naketa Ellington, who had 1 catch (a 53-yard touchdown).
   Andravious Hall led the rushing attack by picking up 48 yards and scoring a pair of touchdowns on only 4 runs.
   "We had a lot of other players who contributed in a lot of ways, too," said Coach Coffey.
   Defensively, the team was led by Jakedrian Wright, who had 7 tackles, including 5 for losses and a sack.
   Manquell Devorce added 6 tackles, including 2 for lost yardage.
   Next: The undefeated Panthers (5-0) were scheduled to play Heritage High this Friday, but Heritage has had to forfeit the game, so it will be a bye week for Chattco. The next time they play will be on Friday, October 15 when they host Region 5A foe Taylor County (1-4).
   "It was a hard-nosed football game (25-0 Chattco victory) when we played Taylor County last year and I expect it to be one again this year," said Coach Coffey. "We need to continue to prepare and try to get a little bit better every day."