Conquerors can play spoiler over the rest of the season

Coosa Chr. (0-6, 0-6) at Shades Mountain Chr. (1-4, 1-4)
Series record: First meeting
Last week:Valley Head 34, Coosa Christian 7; Shades Mountain Chr. 51, Southeastern 0

    By Gene Stanley/Messenger Sports Correspondent

    Because of being in a nine-team region, for the first time this season, Coosa Christian steps outside of its region.

    The Conquerors have already been eliminated from playoff consideration, so at this point they’re playing for pride and to possibly rearrange someone else’s playoff standings.

    “Having the winless record, we’ve had one or two to drop out,” Coosa coach Van Owens said. “But the core of the team is hanging in there and practicing hard. They’re working hard to be able to go out on a winning note.”

    This should be a very winnable game for Coosa, as Shades Mountain’s only win came over Southeastern, a school that has a varsity team for the first time.

    “You look at the scores and think maybe,” Owens said. “But then you look at who they’ve played and know why they’ve lost some of them.”

    Addison and Ragland are in the same region with the Eagles. But Owens has had his share of powerful foes too, with the likes of Collinsville and Cedar Bluff.

    So it will be one of those mirror-image games, where both teams are in similar circumstances.

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