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North takes down county rival, then loses to young program
by Ericka Birdsong
ebirdsong@neighbornewspapers.com
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North Paulding senior Chase Noonan throws the ball to a teammate during practice last week.
North Paulding senior Chase Noonan throws the ball to a teammate during practice last week.
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The North Paulding football team made school history as it defeated reigning region champions East Paulding on Aug. 30 for the first time.

However, the Wolfpack faced off in week two against the New Manchester Jaguars, a Douglas County program in its third year.

Prior to the game head coach Scott Jones said, “New Manchester has a lot of speed. We will have to play well to contain their skill players.”

The Wolfpack are now 1-1 as they lost 41-30 to the Jaguars.

With a 30-20 lead at halftime, North Paulding was unable to score at all in the second half, while New Manchester put up three more touchdowns.

North Paulding began their season with a big win, 27-13 over the Raiders.

Jones said, “It was a very exciting moment for our team. East Paulding has a great program with a lot of tradition. Winning that game was an historic event for our entire school and community.”

With this win under their belt, Jones said the Wolfpack can surely say they are building their own tradition at North.

Holding the Raiders to only 13 points, the difference maker in this game was the defensive effort for North Paulding, according to Jones.

“Our defense really played well against a physical East team. I am really proud of all of the coaches and players,” Jones said.

The defense made such an impact that the players Jones named as the most impactful were all defensive.

Senior safety Jace White ended the night with seven tackles. Senior defensive back Matt Mixon had seven tackles and an interception. Senior linebacker Jack Senkowitz had 11 tackles, and senior linebacker Bryant Myers led the defense with 12 total tackles.

While the defense did contain the Raiders, the offense for North also did its part to get points on the board.

Senior quarterback Chase Noonan, was nine for 22 passing for 223 yards and two touchdowns along with 48 rushing yards.

Senior receiver Kayden Bishop had eight catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns, Jones said.

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