Coosa looking forward

Coosa Christian (2-6, 1-6) at Woodville (0-8, 0-7)
Series record: First meeting
Last week: Coosa Chr. 28, JCA 21; Valley Head 41, Woodville 8

By Gene Stanley/Messenger Sports Correspondent

It wasn’t long ago that things were looking mighty bleak for Coosa Christian.

Now, with two consecutive victories and two winnable games left, the Conquerors could easily finish with a 4-6 record.

“This should be a competitive game,” Coosa coach Van Owens said. “We played [Woodville] a half (in a spring jamboree) and it was real close. We won but it was a close score. I know teams change from spring till fall, but I am expecting a close game.”

With a foundling program in Southeastern in coming to the creek banks next week, it is very conceivable that the Conquerors could finish on a four-game winning streak.

“That would be a huge lift headed into next year,” Owens said. “Our spring training would have a very different feel to it.”

Woodville, which just started playing football in 2006, comes in with a comparable number of players as Coosa, as both have around 23-25 players on the varsity.

Last week against JCA, Austin Mills led the Conquerors with 128 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 21 carries and scored. Ben Mills added 110 yards and a TD on 24 carries. 

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