By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC
Most teams would be in full panic mode if they were going into their region championship game against their main rival, which was riding a five-game winning streak, without their starting quarterback.
But Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy is not most teams. In fact, the Chargers served notice to the rest of the playoff-bound Class A private schools teams, that beating them will be a tall order, if not flat out impossible.
ELCA (9-1, 6-0) dominated Landmark Christian (7-3, 5-1) from start to finish en route to a 43-0 drubbing, Friday night at Commitment Field in McDonough, with starting quarterback Dalton Etheridge standing on the sideline nursing a high ankle sprain.
But his services wouldn’t be needed. The Chargers offensive line – seniors Tyler Petty and Jake Martin, juniors Matthew Moore and Beau Beasley, and sophomore Ryan Meneely – steamrolled the War Eagles’ front seven all night, as ELCA stayed in a shot-gun, spread offense