By DOUG GORMAN | Aug. 17, 2019 – 5:30 PM

The mercury might be pushing into the high 90s, but the calendar says it’s time to line up and play some high school football.

Area teams tuned up Friday night with some scrimmages against other opponents, giving teams the chance to play against live competition.


In the end, Northgate got  a 28-13 win over Grady, Trinity rolled past North Clayton 28-0 and Newnan beat Whitewater after building an early lead

East Coweta fell to Griffin 13-3.

The season officially starts next week with Newnan playing at Chapel Hill in the season opener for both teams.

Michael Maggins is back to lead the Cougars offense from the quarterback spot for the second year.

Chapel Hill fell in its scrimmage in a close battle with Peachtree Ridge.

Trinity opens its second season in the GHSA next week at

home against Northeast Macon.

A year ago Trinity began its association with the GHSA with a victory over Northeast on its way to an 8-4 record.

East Coweta will play next Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the annual Corky Kell Classic against Mill Creek.

It’s the second year in a row East Coweta has played in the Corky Kell Classic.

Against Griffin, East Coweta kicked a first-half field goal when

Northgate gets a week longer to prepare for its season opener.

The Vikings will play at home against Newnan in their season opener on August 31.

Early in the scrimmage against Grady, the Vikings moved the ball both on the ground and through the air with quarterback Isaac Corbitt leading the offense.

Corbitt threw an early touchdown pass and the Vikings picked up some offense with some solid runs.

Heritage falls in Alabama:: The Heritage School dropped a game to Heritage Academy of Columbus, Mississippi. 37-6.

The game was played in Montgomery, Alabama.