2018 Record: 9-3 overall (6-1, REGION 7 AA)
Head Coach: Charles Hammon (32-26 in 5 seasons at Chattooga; 36-52 overall)
All Time Record: 604 games – 293-298-13 (50%)
Total Seasons: 59 First Season: 1961 All State Players: 29
Region Championships: 2 (Last in 1974)
State Championships: 0
8.23 vs Adairsville
8.30 at Wesleyan
9.6 at Heritage, Catoosa
9.20 vs Coosa
9.27 at Gordon Central
10.4 vs Rockmart
10.18 at Model
10.25 at Armuchee
11.1 vs Dade County
11.8 vs Pepperell
The Chattooga Indians had what Head Coach Charles Hammon describes as a “fun” year in 2018.
Hammon’s Indians finished second in Region 7AA and then hosted a first-round playoff game versus the Washington High School Bulldogs, in which they were victorious by a score of 7-6. While the Indians were not so fortunate the following week, Hammon says he and his staff are “very proud of last year’s efforts.”
Chattooga’s schedule works out favorably for them this year, as they have the opportunity to avenge their two regular season losses from last season at home. Adairsville and Rockmart must travel to Summerville to face Chattooga this year.
The Indians are replacing 13 starters from 2018 this year. “We have plenty to work on before we start region play,” says Hammon when speaking about the inexperience of some of his players. Chattooga is returning only two starters on offense from last season.
The Indians will use their standard I-formation offense. Cash Allen (junior) will be the starting quarterback, and Shawn Lester will be the starting halfback for the team. Dez Jones (senior) will be the experienced leader on the front line.
Chattooga’s defense is returning seven starters from last season and they will cover in their familiar 4-3 defensive scheme. The front four of the defense will be led by seniors Luis Medina and David Cundiff, as well as, P.J. Smith. Returning at inside linebacker will be Ty Veatch (junior) and returning starter at the outside linebacker position will be Jacoby Cottrell (senior). The Indians secondary will be led by Jamarious Mosteller and Dylan Woody.
Hammon says his special teams’ duties will be handled by Caroline Hodges kicking PATs, Luis Medina handling kickoffs and Jamarious Mosteller returning kicks.
The Chattooga Indians hope to improve enough in practice and in games to claim the region 7 AA crown and advance further in the playoffs than they did in 2018.