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Cougars perfect on home field

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

The Lafayette Christian School Cougars haven’t lost on their home field this season, and they’re hoping that trend continues when the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association state playoffs begin next week.

Lafayette Christian remained flawless at home with a narrow 21-20 victory over Griffin Christian on Oct. 18 in its final game of the regular season.

The Cougars (6-2 overall) are off until Nov. 8 when they host a game in the opening round of the 11-man state playoffs.

“It’s the first season that we have won every home game at Lafayette,” said Bill Bryant, the Cougars’ first-year head coach. “That’s a morale boost.”

That unbeaten streak was put to the test against a strong Griffin Christian team that could return to LaGrange for the state-championship game in a few weeks.

If both teams win their first-round playoff games, they’ll meet for the state title.

The Cougars were trailing in the fourth quarter until Nathan Fain tied it with a touchdown run, and Fain also made the extra point to give his team a 21-20 lead, and that’s the way it ended.

Ben Dixon had a scoring run for the Cougars, and Nathan Karvelas returned a punt for a touchdown.

Now, the Cougars will sit back and wait until their playoff opener.

“We’ve got a couple of guys that are out with injuries, and we’re hoping to get them back,” Bryant said.