McEachern (1-2) traveled to Mableton and picked up the 30-23 win over Region 4-6A rival Pebblebrook (0-3). Helping the Indians' cause was Mike Sherman, who rushed for 112 yards, and Ty Clemons, who threw two touchdown passes, according to the Marietta Daily Journal.
“Both teams kept fighting tonight, and we’ll get better as the season goes along,” McEachern coach Kyle Hockman told the newspaper. “I’m happy with the poise that our offense, especially our quarterback, showed in the second half, and a win against an excellent team like Pebblebrook is a good way to start the regional part of our schedule.”
They made their way to Marietta High, where the Blue Devils quarterback, Anthony Jennings, threw four touchdowns to lead his team to a 27-13 win and 2-1 record, the MDJ reports.
“The coaches have done a good job with them,” Hillgrove coach Phil Ironside told the paper of Marietta's improved team. “We’ve played them the last two years, and they’re more physical, they’re stronger up front and they’re executing better."
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