Coosa aims to halt Valley Head streak


Valley Head (2-3, 1-2) at Coosa Christian (0-5, 0-3)

Series record: First meeting

Last week: Gaylesville 40, Coosa 13; Valley Head 47, Waterloo 3

By Gene Stanley/Messenger Sports Correspondent

To paraphrase what Lou Brown said in “Major League II,” if you win three games in a row, that’s called a winning streak.

If Valley Head beats Coosa this week, that will be the Tigers’ beginning of a winning streak. After opening 0-3, Valley Head is now 2-3.

“They’ve played every game tough,” Coosa coach Van Owens said. “They are yet another tough, physical team for us. Just like the last few weeks.”

Valley Head should’ve won its first game also, as Donoho scored on a last-second play to win by two.

The Tigers put it on the ground last week, gaining 353 rushing yards.

“They’ve got a big line and their backs run the ball hard,” Owens said. “Their quarterback can throw well, so they’ve got a well-rounded offense.”

As for the Conquerors?

“We’re still working on eliminating mistakes,” Owens said. “We know we’ve got another tough challenge in front of us.”

The good news for the Coosa Nation is that Owens expects his team to be full strength this week, after having to hold out a couple of players last week with minor injuries.

Austin Mills and Ben Mills each scored a touchdown against Gaylesville.

Austin Mills finished with 108 rushing yards on 17 carries, while Ben Mills ran 18 times for 63 yards.

Ben Mills led the Conquerors in tackles with 12, followed by Austin Mills with 10, Noah Williamson with nine and Caleb Sanderson and Any Lawson with seven each. 

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