For the first time since 1979, North Cobb High players, coaches and fans have the right to finally call themselves regional champions.
After a whirlwind evening the Warriors earned that impressive accolade with a 28-21 victory over Etowah High and a Marietta High upset at the hands of Woodstock High.
All that sounds simple enough now. But it certainly wasn't Friday.
After jumping out to a 21-0 lead by the second quarter, North Cobb (9-0 overall, 7-0 Region 5-AAAAA) saw that cushion slowly deteriorate. The Eagles (6-3, 4-3) cut the deficit to 21-7 just before halftime and then added a scoring drive to start the second half.
With their lead now at just 21-14, the Warriors responded when Calvin Middleton took a handoff 62 yards to the endzone for a 14-point lead.
Etowah wasn't discouraged, however, and Todd Poore nabbed a 12-yard touchdown reception. That was as close as the Eagles would get.
North Cobb quarterback Matt Roark had a big night for the Warriors. The three-star signal caller found Rico Mack on a 59-yard scoring strike to start the game and then added a one-yard scorong run a few minutes later to put North Cobb up 14-0 to start the game.
Next up for the Warriors is a showdown with Marietta.
Whew ... That Was Close!
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