2005 Football Preview
Class A - Region 5
Coach Kenny Dallas and the Landmark Christian War Eagles will win their fourth consecutive region championship in the upcoming season. They have an All-State candidate in quarterback Matt Moody and he'll have seven other teammates returning as starters on offense. With six starters also returning on defense, expectations are high in Fairburn. Landmark has three outstanding senior leaders in linebackers Zecheriah Glaize, Tim Creamer and Tyler Chapman. All three love to play the game and from his spot in the middle Creamer had 122 tackles last year. Moody threw for over 1,700 yards and 21 TDs last year as a sophomore and all three of his top wide receivers return with him. In addition, running backs Trey Strickland and Miles King (678 yards rushing) are back to tote the pigskin behind a good offensive line led by the Geeslin boys-Mike and Will-along with Chris Floyd, Sam Brown and Daniel Byrd. Even though they have an extremely tough out of region schedule, with four of last year's top 10 teams-Twiggs County, Bowdon, Bremen and Pacelli-Landmark could win at least a couple of these games and should breeze through the rest of the schedule.
Last season GHSA newcomer Eagles Landing Christian Academy was second in the region while compiling an overall 8-3 record, losing to Hancock Central in the playoffs. Whitefield Academy lost a close 14-7 game to ELCA, finished in third place and had a 6-5 overall mark. The Wolfpack will feature one of the most talented players in the state, Cameron Heyward, the son of former Atlanta Falcon Craig "Ironhead" Heyward. The seventh game of the season between these two teams will again decide which one must travel in the first round of the playoffs. More than likely the order of finish will be the same as last year. No matter the order, this region will be the only one in which the top three seeds all wear navy and gold uniforms.
Whoever wins the game between Coach Bill Bailey's Eagles from Mt. Zion-Carrollton and Our Lady of Mercy will be the fourth seed from the region. Coach Barrineau's Bobcats should be victorious again this year.
Class A - Region 5 Football Preview
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