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Chiefs Win Home Opener Against Cedartown


          The Chiefs got their first win of the season Friday night against Cedartown. In a low-scoring game against the Bulldogs, the Chiefs took the win. The key factors for the win were an impressive performance from the defense, with occasional big plays from the offense. 

          The defense came alive in the game and was a big reason for the Chiefs’ success. They set the tone early as they kept Cedartown from scoring from inside the 5-yard line. Throughout the game, defense produced many big plays, such as fumble recoveries by seniors Tyler Bell and Bretton Darling. However, the biggest play of the night for the defense was a 4th down stop, causing a turnover, and getting the ball back with just seconds left on the clock to seal the win. 

          Even in a slightly down game for the offense, the Chiefs were still able to get the job done. One of those times was just before halftime when junior running back Ean Marria had a short touchdown run to get the Chiefs on the board. 

          Sophomore quarterback Kolby Martin made some big throws down the stretch to get the Chiefs in scoring position. Most notably, Martin threw a 30-yard completion to senior wide receiver Jackson Hancock to get them into Cedartown territory in the final series. Also on that drive, Martin connected with sophomore running back William Rajecki for a short touchdown that gave the Chiefs the lead and ultimately won them the game.  

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          Looking to continue their win streak, the Chiefs welcome the Cherokee Warriors to Skip Pope Stadium this Friday. This rivalry game will be the first county matchup of the season for the team. 

Offensive Player of the Game: Jackson Hancock – Senior Wide Receiver and Missouri commit Jackson Hancock had a big game offensively. Against Cedartown, he led the team in receiving with 46 yards on 3 receptions. He also led the team in rushing with 27 yards on 5 attempts. 

Defensive Player of the Game: Bretton Darling – Senior Safety Bretton Darling had a huge game Friday night contributing to the Chiefs win. The senior captain racked up 15 tackles and came up with a momentum-shifting fumble recovery towards the end of the game. His performance was key to the Chiefs’ first win.  


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Logan Pichon
Logan Pichon, Reporter
Logan Pichon is a reporter and this is his first year on the journalism staff. He’s a sophomore, and he starts Varsity for our Lacrosse team at attack. He joined this year to better develop his sports writing skills. He is also in Sequoyah’s BETA Club as well as their First Priority/FCA program. 

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