Friday night football recaps

Albert Hughes

Central Gwinnett upset Parkview, Lassiter routed Wheeler, Walton dropped Milton, Lovett edged Wesleyan and Centennial won its third in a row in some of the gridiron action Friday night. See below for recaps of these games and several more.



Alpharetta 35, Lambert 7: Joshua Dobbs threw five touchdown passes to four different receivers. Carlos Burse caught two touchdowns for the visiting Raiders while Daniel Clements, Andre Harton and Rodney Morris each had one. Clements finished with 159 receiving yards and Dobbs threw for 423 yards.


Brookwood 41, Berkmar 27: Josh Brown blocked a field goal and returned it 77 yards for a score and also returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown for the visiting Broncos. Dorren Miller scored on a 91-yard pass reception for the Patriots.


Centennial 27, North Forsyth 9: Quarterback Chase Rosenberg threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns, two to Christian Robinson and one to freshman Caden Herring. Centennial, winner of three straight region games, opened the scoring on a 37-yard field goal by Devin O’Neill in the first quarter and it was matched by a 37-yarder by Vince Sciorrotta. Then Rosenberg hit Robinson for a 17-yard touchdown score and O’Neill followed with a 30-yard field goal. The Raiders closed within 13-9 on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Harris Roberts to Jacob Bailey. Rosenberg and Robinson then hooked up for a score from five yards. Rosenberg put the Knights up by 18 on a 9-yard score to Herring.


Central Gwinnett 30, Parkview 27: Eman Westmoreland passed for 389 yards and three touchdowns to lead Central Gwinnett past Parkview in triple overtime. The host Black Knights blocked a field goal at the start of the third overtime before Samir Ramic, who converted all three of his field goal attempts, kicked the game-winner from 35 yards out.


Dacula 31, Shiloh 8: C.J. Mayes’ efforts in all three phases of the game helped the visiting Falcons notch their first win of the season. Mayes rushed for a touchdown, intercepted two passes (including one returned for a touchdown) and had a 59-yard kick return to set up another Dacula score.


Druid Hills 28, Alcovy 21: The Red Devils won a home game at Avondale Stadium thanks to 10-yard touchdown run by Hasaan Enis with less than two minutes play. Wide receiver Emmanuel Reid scored on a reverse and added scores on receptions from quarterback Kyle Simmons.


Duluth 56, Habersham Central 10: The Wildcats drilled the host Raiders with 558 total yards of offense en route to victory. Quarterback Thaddeus Bell was 14-of-20 for 201 yards and a pair of touchdowns through the air. Myles Campbell had 101 rushing yards and 66 receiving yards including a 45-yard touchdown run and a 55-yard touchdown catch.


Hillgrove 41, Harrison 14: Elijah Ironside passed for 270 yards and three touchdowns to lead Hillgrove. The visiting Hawks got a kickoff return for a score by Tolando Cleveland and an interception return for a touchdown by LeMarkus Bailey. Richardre Bagley caught two passes for 112 yards and two scores.


Johns Creek 26, South Forsyth 0: The Gladiators shut out the visiting War Eagles to move to 7-1 on the season. Johns Creek got rushing touchdowns from Austin Pack, Chase Solomon and Sky Overton, while Kyle Fowler kicked a pair of 45-yard field goals in the victory.


Lassiter 38, Wheeler 23: The host Trojans established a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and didn’t look back. Eddie Printz threw for 259 yards and four touchdowns. Willie Police caught 11 passes for 120 yards and three scores.


Lovejoy 51, Newton 6: Alejandro Benefield completed 10 of 15 passes for 208 yards and three touchdowns for Lovejoy. JuMichael Ramos hauled in two scoring strikes and Travis Custis, who accounted for three total touchdowns, caught the other. Brandon Davis added a 25-yard fumble return for a score.


Luella 21, Morrow 6: Luella scored 21 unanswered points, starting with an 85-yard touchdown drive that ended with 10 seconds left in the first half, to sprint past Morrow. The host Lions got touchdown runs from Trae Bonner, Laquez Freemon and Gabe Smith.


Marietta 43, South Cobb 13: The War Eagles kept this one close for a half, but Marietta blew the game open with 22 straight points in the third quarter. Quarterback Anthony Jennings led the Blue Devils with two touchdowns on the ground and one through the air.


Walton 27, Milton 7: Walton scored 27 unanswered points to storm past Milton. Blake Montz recovered a blocked punt and returned it for a tying touchdown before setting up a fourth quarter score with an interception. The host Raiders also got a touchdown run from Tyren Jones and two fourth quarter field goals by Anthony Price.


Norcross 36, Peachtree Ridge 3: Joseph Wilber put the Blue Devils on his back with three scores through the air and one on the ground. Wilber hit Alvin Kamara for two touchdowns and Trey Smith for the third. Myles Autry also scored for visiting Norcross on a 67-yard run.


North Gwinnett 38, Collins Hill 24: In a Region 7-AAAAAA game, North Gwinnett trailed 24-21 at the half, but rallied back with 17 unanswered points to win 38-24.

Quarterback Michael Haynes connected with wide receiver Caleb Scott for two touchdowns. On the second touchdown, Haynes handed the ball to Almonzo Brown who then pitched the ball back to Haynes as Scott streaked into the open field for an easy catch and run. Running backs Cam Lewis and Nick Andryusky each added short touchdown runs for the Bulldogs.

The North Gwinnett defense limited Collins Hill to 63 yards in the second half.


Roswell 34, Cherokee 6: Five different players scored for Roswell in the Hornets’ easy home win. Grant Beidel returned a fumble to start the scoring for the Hornets. Andrew Kwateng, Ryan Monty and Mechane Slade all scored on runs, and Eric Fox scored the final touchdown for Roswell on a pass from Matt Cory.



Creekview 47, Forsyth Central 14: Quarterback Hayden Hall threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran for another for the host Grizzlies. Hall tossed a 6-yard pass to Dylan Harrison and a 41-yard strike to Joey Noll. Chandler Wold had two rushing touchdowns from seven and six yards out.


Flowery Branch 24, Clarke Central 13: The visiting Falcons took care of the Gladiators behind running back Justin Curry. Curry had a pair of touchdowns on the ground running the ball in from 25 yards and three yards. Jackson McDonald sealed the win with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Stephens with just over six minutes to play.


Kell 33 Sprayberry 21: In a battle of East Cobb rivals, running back Khalil Bell put the game away for the visiting Longhorns with three touchdowns. Jamari Moore also scored on the ground, and Terry Henkle caught a touchdown pass from Matt McGuigan.


Marist 34, Stone Mountain 8: Marist got first half rushing touchdowns from Marcus Miller, Myles Willis, Steven Wallace and Ian Gipson on the way to a 34-0 halftime lead. Gray King also scored on a 35-yard fumble return for the hosts.


Northgate 27, Starr’s Mill 10: A strong running game allowed the visiting Vikings to cruise past Starr’s Mill. Northgate backs Ben Washington and T.J. Womack each scored twice on the ground and combined for 292 rushing yards. The Vikings held Starr’s Mill to only eight first downs.


Pope 13, Riverwood 10: The host Raiders fell despite 251 total yards from quarterback Grant Drakeford. Tyler Blake caught a 20-yard scoring pass from Drakeford while Jack Addison nailed a 28-yard field goal for Riverwood. Pope held on a fourth-and-10 on its own 40 to clinch the win.



Banneker 41, Therrell 0: The host Trojans used three first quarter touchdowns to pull away from Therrell. James Boyd was perfect with 130 yards and his first three passes went for touchdowns. Jalen White carried the ball 14 times for 135 yards and a score.


Carrollton 48, Alexander 0: The host Trojans rolled up 195 rushing yards while allowing Alexander just 26. Carrollton quarterbacks Will Hesterlee and Will Garrett combined for just five completions, but three were for touchdowns. The Trojans led 35-0 at the half.


Locust Grove 35, Eagle’s Landing 34: Trailing 34-29, Locust Grove threw an interception at the 2-yard line with 40 seconds remaining. Eagle’s Landing took a knee, but after Locust Grove called timeout, the Golden Eagles fumbled the ball in the endzone on the game’s final play. Zack Mitchell of the Wildcats pounced on it for a winning touchdown.


North Clayton 12, Spalding 0: The visiting Eagles notched their second victory and first shutout at Spalding. LaDarrius Mathis scored on a 2-yard run and Justin Bonner caught a 36-yard pass from Jeremy Daniels for the other touchdown.


Sandy Creek 47, LaGrange 13: The Patriots dominated the visiting Grangers as three Sandy Creek running backs rushed for touchdowns. Eric Swinney led the Patriots with three touchdowns, Delvin Weems added a pair of touchdowns and Maceo Brown had one. Cole Garvin threw a touchdown pass to Demarre Kitt.



Buford 51, Fannin County 0: The host Wolves took a 28-0 edge in the first quarter and led 44-0 at the half. Quinn Davis ran for a 58-yard touchdown on the first play. Buford used nine plays to score four touchdowns in the first quarter.



Greater Atlanta Christian 38, Hapeville Charter 20: The visiting Spartans jumped out to a 24-6 halftime advantage. Kyle Scales rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns to lead Greater Atlanta Christian. Rafe Chapple passed for 166 yards and threw a pair of touchdowns to Peter Whiteneck for the Spartans.


Lovett 24, Wesleyan 21: The visiting Lions overcame a 21-10 third quarter deficit and took their first lead of the game on a 1-yard run by Grant Haley with 29 seconds left. It was Haley’s third touchdown of the game. He also scored on a 96-yard kickoff return and a 75-yard run.


Class A

Athens Academy 21, George Walton Academy 20: The host Spartans defeated the Bulldogs in a contest that went to the final seconds. Quarterback Austin Schulte accounted for all three Spartans touchdowns by throwing for two and rushing for another. The Bulldogs had a chance to win, but missed a 45-yard field goal with 16 seconds remaining.


Athens Christian 31, Pinecrest Academy 14: The host Eagles used a heavy dose of the running game to defeat the Paladins. Taylor Hardigree had another huge game with 198 yards and scored all four touchdowns on the ground. Justin Bratcher tacked on a 25-yard field goal and converted all four extra points.


Eagle’s Landing Christian 69, Strong Rock Christian 6: The visiting Chargers dominated on both sides of the ball. The first-team defense did allow a first down, and Eagle’s Landing Christian led by 60 at the half.


King’s Ridge Christian 55, Fellowship Christian 20: Connor Henderson rushed 10 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns to lead King’s Ridge Christian. Benaiah Franklin ran for a 90-yard score and also hauled in a 70-yard touchdown strike from Connor Burns for the host Tigers. Burns threw for 115 yards.


Lakeview Academy 63, North Cobb Christian 28: The visiting Lions got four touchdowns from Trevor Price—two rushing, one receiving and one fumble return. Ted Reynolds passed for two scores and Chance Calderhead added a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown for Lakeview Academy.


Mount Pisgah 42, Mount Paran 28: The host Patriots downed the rival Eagles behind their rushing attack. Quarterback Aaron Winchester completed 11-of-17 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown and ran for 44 yards and two touchdowns. Austin Harper had a pair of touchdowns and Ryan Felice added a 39-yard touchdown.

Stephen Black, Sean Conway, Ricky Dimon, Robby Kalland and Jay Underwood contributed to this story.

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