DALTON, Ga. - Zack Cobb had an easy night. So did Gordon Lee quarterback Garret McAllister and Conner Coakley.
Their teammates - especially defensive mates - made it so.
The Trojans won 20-7 over Christian Heritage in the Lions' spectacular new stadium.
Cobb ran for 151 yards and a first-quarter touchdown on 19 carries. He also returned an interception 54 yards for a score. McAllister spent most of the evening handing the ball to Cobb and Coakley, who had 84 yards and a touchdown on four carries.
"Our kids fought, competed, did their jobs and made plays," Gordon Lee coach Charlie Wiggins said. "We played a physical 48 minutes."
The extra practice periods of preparing for the Lions' passing attack paid off. Christian Heritage quarterback Trevor Brown completed 8 of 19 passes for 114 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Gordon Lee sacked him five times and forced Brown to scramble on a handful of other occasions.
"It's a game we can learn from," Lions coach Preston Poag said. "It will help us."
Cobb gave Gordon Lee a 6-0 lead on a 4-yard run in the first quarter. CHS (4-2, 1-1) scored on a 16-yard pass from Brown to Nick Bartley. Cobb, wearing a white jersey, caught the next pass and returned it 54 yards for a 12-7 Trojans lead.
With 50 seconds remaining before halftime, and the Trojans 80 yards from the end zone, they were content to run a play or two and then head to the locker room. They perfectly executed a halfback isolation for Coakley.
"There was a huge hole on the left side," Coakley said. "Give that one to the O-line."
It gave the Trojans (5-1, 2-0) momentum going into halftime and into the second half. The Trojans' defense held the Lions to 44 total yards in the second half.