Mount Zion Carroll has shown substantial improvement from last season by beating North Cobb Christian 46-13 after the Eagles won the two previous meetings.
Walker is already off to a 3-0 start under first-year coach John East.
Mount Zion rushed for 405 total yards and took a 35-0 halftime lead over the Eagles.
But one thing that hurt NCCS against Mount Zion was the lack of depth and Walker shouldn’t have that problem with its overall numbers doubling in East’s first season.
Four-year starting running back Evan Kasian continues to be Walker’s star player on both sides of the ball.
He’s already got 560 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. He’s also got 10 tackles and two interceptions on defense.
East is building Walker to be an offensive team that will balance between the run and the pass, but as of now, the Wolverines emphasizes the run. Much of that has to do with Kasian being so successful on the ground.
Mount Paran Christian searching for first win: Losing nine seniors from last year’s team is taking a toll on Mount Paran Christian.
The Eagles are still looking for their first win of the season when they host Trion to begin Region 6A competition.
The Eagles are coming off a tough 28-10 loss to Landmark last week after leading
10-7 after the third quarter.
But turnovers in the fourth quarter led to 21 unanswered points by Landmark. It also didn’t help that Landmark had more size and used it to wear down the Eagle defense.
Mount Paran coach Mitch Jordan couldn’t be reached for comment this week but he said, after the Landmark loss, that the Eagles are in good spirits and that Our Lady of Mercy, Brookstone and Ladmark were all strong teams.
The Eagles still have Ian Berryman back under center after leading Mount Paran to its first playoff appearance in school history.
The Eagles also plan to build its running game around Kyle Trammell, who rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown against Landmark.
Defensively, Keith Johnson has stepped up at linebacker for the Eagles.
— By Adam Carrington