North Forsyth 24, Chattahoochee 6: Cougars’ offense falters in loss to North Forsyth

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – After scoring 85 points in consecutive victories, the Chattahoochee Cougars were held without a touchdown last Friday night against North Forsyth, losing 24-6 in the Region 6-AAAAAA opener for both teams.

North Forsyth (4-0) used its offbeat, run-oriented offense to control the ball against the Cougars, with the Raiders’ defense keeping the explosive Chattahoochee attack in check.

The Raiders scored twice in the first half, one on a long drive, the other on an 80-yard pass, one of only two North Forsyth completions. The Cougars also scored twice in the half, but had to settle for field goals of 22 and 31 yards by Adam Abdellaoui.

“We had a lot of miscues on offense,” said Chattahoochee coach Mike Owens. “We never could get going.”

Owens cited a number of dropped passes, along with injuries to offensive linemen Colby Hesseltine and Nick Williams, who is also a defensive starter.

Quarterback Taz Wilson, who was 18 of 24 for 383 yards and six touchdowns in the Cougars’ wins over Forest Park and Douglas County, struggled against North Forsyth, finishing with less than 100 yards passing.

Wide receiver Colin Lisa, who caught nine passes for 158 yards and four TDs in the two wins, was kept out of the end zone, as was running back Chase Nelson, who gained 249 yards and scored three times the two previous games.

The Cougars host local rival Johns Creek Friday night.