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Cougars won’t play this week

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

It’s the sign of the times.

Football teams across the state have had to cancel games because of Covid-19-related issues, and the Lafayette Christian School Cougars have been added to the list.

Lafayette Christian School was supposed to travel to Newnan on Friday to play Central Christian, but the game won’t be played.

A handful of Lafayette Christian players are having to be quarantined after they were exposed to someone who tested positive Covid-19 in a class room at the school.

Lafayette Christian head coach Billy Bryant is hopeful the team will be able to play next week’s game at Southwest Georgia Academy.

Lafayette Christian is off to a quick start.

After opening with a 50-18 road win over Griffin Christian, Lafayette Christian made its home debut last week and beat Skipstone Academy 21-8.

It was a dominant defensive effort for Lafayette Christian, with Skipstone’s lone touchdown coming late in the fourth quarter when the outcome had been determined.

Cason Firth had a 65-yard scoring run for the Cougars, and Jacob Karvelas threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Elliott.

The Cougars also got a defensive touchdown, with Tyson Karvelas returning an interception for a score.

The Callaway Cavaliers will continue their season on Friday with a home game against the Hardaway Hawks.

Callaway began its season with a 27-7 win over Troup last week, while Hardaway opened with a 33-3 win over Americus-Sumter.

This will be the first meeting between Callaway and Hardaway.

Callaway wraps up its non-region schedule with games at Douglass-Atlanta and Thomas County Central before beginning Region 5-AA play against Haralson County.

LaGrange and Troup are off this week before starting Region 2-AAAA competition next week.

LaGrange (1-1) opens its region schedule against Columbus High at Kinnett Stadium, while Troup will host Hardaway.