The LaFayette Ramblers will travel to Dalton to face off against the Coahulla Creek Colts tonight at 7:30 PM in what promises to be a tightly contested game. Both teams are seeking redemption from their previous encounters, and tonight’s match will be pivotal in shaping the trajectory of their season.
LaFayette Ramblers: The Underdogs
The Ramblers, with an overall record of 2-6, have had a challenging season. The team, which boasts colors of black and orange, has been finding it tough, especially on the road where they have secured just a single win from five outings. But if history has taught us anything, it’s that you can never count out the underdogs.
Offensively, the Ramblers rely heavily on their run game. Junior K. Finley has been the standout player, rushing for 1,057 yards from 229 carries, averaging an impressive 4.6 yards per carry and securing 11 touchdowns. Senior D. Pendergrass, who also contributes in the passing department, has chipped in with 272 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns.
However, passing remains a concern for the Ramblers. D. Pendergrass leads the passing stats with 310 yards from 71 attempts but has thrown more interceptions (9) than touchdowns (2).
Defensively, N. Whitefield has been a force to reckon with, amassing 57 total tackles, with 12 of them being for a loss. Senior A. Thompson has also been instrumental with 33 tackles and leads the team with 4 sacks.
GHSA GAME BROADCAST INFO:
2023 Regular Season, GHSA Non-Conference Game
Lafayette Ramblers vs Coahulla Creek Colts
Date: October 27th | Time: 7:30pm EST
Location: Rambler Stadium – Lafayette, Georgia
TV: N/A | Radio: WQCH 93.7 FM and AM1590
Announcer(s): Gabriel Schray, N/A
Coahulla Creek Colts: The Contenders
The Colts, on the other hand, have had a balanced season with a 4-4 overall record. At home, they’ve been imperious, winning both their games.
Offensively, Chase Ward is the fulcrum of the team. Not only has he passed for 1,198 yards with an impressive 10 touchdowns to just 2 interceptions, but he’s also the team’s leading rusher with 466 yards and 8 touchdowns. In the receiving department, Nate Tilley and Luke Swiney have been the standout performers, combining for 605 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Defensively, Keith Collins leads the team in tackles with 61, closely followed by Nate Tilley with 59. Chevy Joyce has made a significant impact with 3 sacks, and the team overall has displayed a balanced defensive performance with multiple contributors.
Key Matchups & Players to Watch
K. Finley (LaFayette) vs. Keith Collins (Coahulla Creek): Finley’s running prowess will be tested against the tackling machine, Collins. This duel will be pivotal in determining the Ramblers’ offensive success.
Chase Ward (Coahulla Creek) vs. N. Whitefield (LaFayette): Ward’s versatility will be challenged by Whitefield’s defensive skills. It’ll be a treat to watch these two square off.
With the Colts enjoying home advantage and a better season record, they will start as favorites. However, the Ramblers, with their strong running game, could spring a surprise. In football, it’s not just about stats but also about heart, determination, and the desire to win. Fans are in for a thrilling encounter tonight in Dalton. Let the best team win!
Fans are in for a treat under the lights in Georgia tonight. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. EST. Fans can tune in both on-air and online for free via WQCH’s live stream to catch all the action from the field. Pregame will begin 20 minutes before kickoff,