Wheeler, Pope Renew Football Rivalry
Another East Cobb backyard battle takes place Friday; Walton is off this week.
It's still early in the high school football season, but here's an unexpected scenario as two East Cobb schools face one another tonight:
The Wheeler Wildcats plays host to Pope at 7:30 tonight in a non-region contest looking to go 2-0 on the season. Wheeler, which was off last week, came back in the fourth quarter to defeat Sprayberry to start the season.
Pope has won the last four meetings against Wheeler, including a 31-7 win in last year's season opener for both teams.
After two high-scoring wins to start their season, the Walton Raiders are off this week.
Walton, ranked No. 3 in Class AAAAAA, kicked a field goal against McEachern in the final seconds last week to win 37-35.
Raiders' running back Tyren Jones is off to a hot start, rushing for 635 yards and nine touchdowns so far.
The Marietta Daily Journal has more on how much Jones means to his team in other ways.
Walton returns to action next Friday at North Cobb and will finally play a home game on Sept. 21 against Woodstock.