Noblet’s night included touchdown runs of 67, 63, 56, 54 and 10 yards, and Cruz Shook added another from 53 yards as Towns County rushed for 484 yards on the night.
“Our offense executed very well (Friday),” Towns County coach Blair Harrison said. “We didn’t have a lot of stupid penalties. I don’t think we had a turnover. That’s how you win football games.”
Behind the strength of their option attack on offense, Towns County ran through the Eagles’ defense for 303 yards on the ground in the first and second quarters — including 209 from Noblet.
“He’s starting to learn to play the fullback position, he’s a natural fullback and I’m just glad he’s on our team (Friday),” Harrison said.
Towns county’s offensive onslaught began with 5-play, 70 yard drive capped by a 53-yard touchdown run by junior Cruz Shook.
North Cobb responded with a 50-yard kickoff return into Indians’ territory by senior John Towne. On their first offensive play though, starting running back David Brittingham was escorted off the field after suffering a leg injury.
The Eagles settled for a 24-yard field goal by Trevor Hourigan to cut the Indian lead to 7-3.
That would be as close as the Eagles would get, as Noblet and the rest of the Eagles rushing attack dominated the game.
“I felt like we had a great week of practice, unfortunately the injury bug has been hitting us all year and we lost a pretty good back for us,” North Cobb Christian coach Scott Ryle said. “The great thing about this sport, it’ll teach you about life. You’re going to have adversity, you’re going to have struggles and how are you going to respond. I think we showed a lot, unfortunately that score doesn’t show that, but I think our kids fought to the end and that’s what we’re looking for.”
Chandler Moeller filled in admirably for the Eagles in Brittingham’s absence, as the sophomore finished with 170 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries.
“I was really happy with how Moeller stepped up at tailback, that’s not typically his position,” Ryle said. “He did a heck of a job.”