Week 11 Football Round Up


McEachern 33, Harrison 0

How the game was won: McEachern led 19-0 at halftime after a long fumble return for a touchdown, a Bailey Hockman touchdown pass and a Tyler Simmons rushing score late in the second quarter.

Top performers: Hockman was 15-of-23 passing for 142 yards and two touchdowns, a first-half score to C.J. Windham of 13 yards and a second-half score to Christian Roberson of 8 yards. Wyndham led the Indians with 64 yards receiving on six catches, and Roberson tallied 57 yards on six catches. … Bryan Okeh had the first touchdown of the game with a 90-yard fumble return for a touchdown. … Simmons had 58 yards rushing and 14 yards receiving, including his 4-yard rushing score in the second quarter. … Quay Holmes opened second-half scoring with a 5-yard run.

Peachtree Ridge 28, Collins Hill 13

How the game was won: Peachtree Ridge used its dominant defense to take control of the game early before holding off visiting Collins Hill. The Lions scored the game’s first 21 points and led 21-0 until midway through the third quarter, when Collins Hill briefly made things interesting. Two-way standout Nigel Warrior eventually put the contest out of reach for Peachtree Ridge with a late touchdown run.

Top performers: Warrior got the job done on both sides of the ball for the Lions. He picked off a pass in the first half and scored on rushes of 30 and 50 yards in the second half. … Peachtree Ridge’s first two scores came on a 16-yard scamper by Malik Staples and a 64-yard pass from Fred Payton to Christian Sutton. … The Eagles scored both of their touchdowns on passes by Drew Dinsmore. He hit Canyon Slade from 24 yards out and Codi Russell for a 30-yarder.

Northview 41, Alpharetta 14

How the game was won: A 14-12 halftime score turned into a rout. Alpharetta held a 14-6 lead, but the Titans charged past the Raiders with 35 unanswered points.

Top Performers: Jair Anderson scored two touchdowns on offense and added a 20-yard interception return for six. …Ryan Williams sank a 37-yard field goal. …Emeka Nwanze scored on runs of six and 10 yards. …Colton McDaniel hit Jackson Davenport for an 18-yard touchdown. …Kevin Siatkowski and Chike Otaluka both recorded interceptions.

Central Gwinnett 28, Parkview 14

How the game was won: Major Bellamy scored two first half touchdowns to power the Black Knights. After losing five straight games spanning from 2007 to 2011, Central Gwinnett has now won three of their past four meetings with Parkview including two straight.

Top Performers: Major Bellamy found the end zone twice. …Erron Price caught a touchdown pass from Micah Maxey. …Trey Vallery added a third quarter touchdown.

Grayson 50, Brookwood 10

How the game was won: Chase Brice threw four first-half touchdowns for Grayson as the visiting Rams surged out to a 36-10 halftime lead. Evan Sturgill caught two receiving touchdowns in the first half.

Top performers: Brice was a near-perfect 17-of-18 passing for 350 yards and five touchdowns, with two going to Sturgill (85 and 5 yards), and one each to Austin Nash (45 yards), Ryan Carriere (13 yards) and Snyder Boucard (3 yards). … Sturgill had eight catches for 163 yards and a two-point conversion pass to Carriere on Grayson’s first touchdown. … Cameryn Brent rushed 12 times for 89 yards and an 11-yard score on the second play of the game from scrimmage. … Ernest Tiller rushed seven times for 48 yards and a 13-yard score and had four receptions for 78 yards. … Grayson racked up 511 total yards and held Brookwood to 14 yards rushing.

Lassiter 45, Pope 6

How the game was won: Akeem McLetchie’s 58-yard interception return for a touchdown broke the game open in the third quarter for the Trojans.

Top performers: Lassiter quarterback Cooper Cross went 8-of-13 passing for 163 yards and two touchdown passes. …Dawson Brown led the Trojan receiving core with four catches for 99 yards and a 52-yard touchdown. …Mason Waters was the team’s leading rusher with 75 yards on 12 carries and a 21-yard touchdown run. …The Trojans racked up a total of 353 total yards of offense compared to Pope’s 191.

Milton 45, Woodstock 14

How the game was won: Cameron Adams scored three rushing touchdowns, two in the third quarter, for host Milton, which led 31-7 at halftime and held Woodstock to just 15 rushing yards in the game. Milton quarterback David Moore threw two touchdown passes in the first half.

Top performers: Adams rushed for a game-high 171 yards on 20 attempts, with a 32-yard score in the first quarter and scoring runs of 6 and 52 yards in the third. … Moore was 8-of-9 passing for 126 yards and touchdown passes of 61 yards to Nate Johnson and 27 yards to Paxton Alexander in the second quarter. … Milton defensive back Troy Simon had a 23-yard interception return for touchdown in the first quarter to put the Eagles up 14-0. … Ethan Suda hit a 37-yard field goal as time expired in the first half.

West Forsyth 31, Centennial 21

How the game was won: Centennial scored on a 42-yard touchdown pass after a West Forsyth fumble to cut its deficit to 28-21 late in the fourth, but a Bryce Jones 30-yard field goal on the ensuing West possession iced the game. Grant Torgerson scored three times on the ground for West.

Top performers: Torgerson rushed 32 times for 118 yards and touchdowns of 1, 1 and 5 yards, the last of which put West Forsyth up 21-7 in the third quarter. … West’s Joey Congrove had a 78-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to make it 28-14 in the third. … Kiernan Hamilton was 18-of-24 passing for 170 yards for West. … West linebacker Jackson Brantley had an interception in the third quarter.

Mill Creek 24, Norcross 0

How the game was won: The Hawks tossed their fifth shutout of the season and lived in Norcross’ backfield, harassing Baron Radcliff with sack after sack. When all was said and done, Mill Creek outgained the Blue Devils 338 to 61.

Top Performers: Joe Thomas carried the load, rushing 31 times for 191 yards and two touchdowns. …Aaron Anderson punched home a 3-yard score. …Brenton King booted a 29-yard field goal in the first quarter. …Cameron Turley completed 9-of-20 passes worth 118 yards and one interception. …Braxton Richburg caught two balls for 63 yards while Preston Norwood grabbed five for 49 yards.

Marietta 28, Kennesaw Mountain 10

How the game was won: Blake Simpson 3-yard touchdown run in the third quarter stretched the Blue Devils lead to 25 points and put the game out of reach.

Top performers: Simpson was a big part of the offense tonight. Along with his rushing score, he also threw for two touchdowns. His 73-yard touchdown pass to Christian Clark was the first score of the game. He also connected with Deven Henderson on a 13-yard touchdown. …The Marietta defense forced two turnovers in the first half while holding Kennesaw Mountain to only 87 yards of offense (only eight coming in the first quarter).

Valdosta 17, Lowndes 7

How the game was won: Took a 17-0 lead in the third quarter with a 38-yard touchdown pass from Seth Shuman to Wesley Veal before Lowndes answered. The Vikings’ Michael Barrett returned the ensuing kickoff 74 yards for their only score.

Top Performers: Valdosta quarterback Seth Shuman finished 21-of-37 with 260 yards passing and a touchdown to Wesley Veal. … Veal finished with seven catches for a game-high 133 receiving yards. … Shuman also rushed the ball seven times for 35 yards and a first quarter touchdown. … Davis Baldwin kicked a 28-yard field goal in the first quarter.

Lambert 41, Chattahoochee 26

How the game was won: Lambert never quite pulled away from host Chattahoochee until the final minutes but the Longhorns still led wire to wire. They scored the game’s first 14 points in the opening quarter and the closest the Cougars ever got was within three points in both the second and third quarters. All six of Lambert’s touchdowns came via the rush.

Top performers: Longhorns’ running back Will Kohlins rushed for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns. A 60-yarder gave his team a 28-18 third-quarter cushion and a four-yarder with 1:38 remaining in the game accounted for the final margin. … Dylan Shepherd added two rushing touchdowns for Lambert. … Quarterback Bobby Gabriel scored on a one-yard sneak to make it 34-18 early in the fourth quarter. … For Chattahoochee, Chase Owens tossed a pair of scoring strikes to Alexion Thompson–one from 25 yards out and another for 40 yards. … Joseph Daniels added a 40-yard touchdown scamper for the Cougars and Jorge Herrea kicked a 36-yard field goal.

Etowah 41, Wheeler 0

How the game was won: Etowah racked up 402 yards of total offense while limiting the visiting Wildcats to just 79 yards as the Eagles coasted to a shutout victory. An impressive 241 yards of Etowah’s offensive assault came through the air. The home team led 7-0 after one quarter, 14-0 at halftime and 34-0 going into the fourth.

Top performers: Eagles’ quarterback Patrick Ferris completed 10 of 15 passes for 241 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Blake Jones, who finished with 49 receiving yards. … Ferris’ favorite target was Jackson Sisk, who had six catches for 96 yards. … A balanced rushing attack saw Tyray Devezin carry 10 times for 32 yards and two touchdowns. … Trey Moore and Kai Lewis also scored on the ground for Etowah. … The Eagles got their scoring started when Ryan Kaio recovered a fumble in the endzone.

Newnan 21, East Coweta 17

How the game was won: The teams entered the fourth quarter tied 14-14 before Wyatt Palmer broke the tie with a 36-yard field goal that put East Coweta ahead 17-14 with six minutes left. Less than a minute later, Newnan answered and claimed its first lead of the game (21-17) on a 78-yard touchdown run by Marquis Hill that proved to be the game winner. Newnan faced a 3rd and 4 at midfield with three minutes left, but East Coweta jumped offsides and the Cougars were able to then run out the clock.

Top Performers: East Coweta’s Christian Reid threw a 54 yard touchdown pass to Justin Crump and ran in a 42-yard touchdown. … Newnan’s Marquis Hill scored a game-winning 78-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter after rushing for a 54-yard score in the second quarter. … Newnan’s Darryel Hines tied the game at 14-14 in the third quarter with a 2-yard touchdown.


Kell 35, Sprayberry 0

How the game was won: John Lampley’s 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter stretched the Kell lead to 28 points.

Top performers: Dre Houston was the big dog for the Longhorns, scoring on a 21-yard and 14-yard run in the second quarter. …Tyler Weathers, like Lampley, scored from 1-yard out. …The Longhorn defense was highlighted by Nick Woghrien’s 70-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

South Paulding 33, Alexander 14

How the game was won: The Cougars jumped out to a 7-0 lead, but couldn’t keep pace with the Spartans. South Paulding gained a 23-7 halftime lead after four Alexander first half turnovers and coasted to the finish line. Alexander’s star running back Daetrich Harrington was held in check as the Cougars were outgained on the ground 275 to 50.

Top Performers: Kameron Watts powered the Spartan rushing attack, scoring touchdowns of 45 and 20 yards. …Chase Wilkerson found Anthony Brown for a 25-yard touchdown and Cam Wyche for five yards. …Nehemiah Lee booted a 40-yard field goal. …For Alexander, Baylor Whitfield finished 19-of-32 for 188 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. …EJ Turner caught seven passes for 106 yards and a touchdown while Justin Hall hauled in 11 passes for 81 yards.

Dutchtown 36, Ola 26

How the game was won: Dutchtown’s fumble recovery with 1:18 left in the game sealed the victory. They saw a 17-point third quarter lead dwindle to two scores late in the game, but the defense came up with the clinching turnover.

Top performers: Ja’tavien Weems led the Dutchtown ground attack, scoring on a 12-yard run in the first quarter and a 5-yard touchdown run in the third. …Quarterback K’lin Epps hit D.J. Montgomery for two scores. The first came on a six-yard pass in the first quarter to open up the game’s scoring. The second was on an 18-yard pass in the second.

Stockbridge 62, Union Grove 0

How the game was won: Stockbridge busted out 13 points in the first quarter, and followed it up with 21 points in the second to take a 34-0 halftime lead.

Top performers: Marquez Ezzard led the team in receiving with four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown. …Demetrius Sullivan also caught a touchdown and finished with 38 yards receiving on two catches. …Quarterback Malachi Brown went 6-of-7 passing for 94 yards and two touchdowns. …Jalen Holston rushed eight times for 98 yards and a touchdown. …Kenderick Duncan also rushed for a touchdown along with 60 yards on the ground on four carries. …Stockbridge busted out 473 total yards (342 rushing, 115 passing) compared to Union Grove’s 145.

Mays 41, Tri-Cities 7

How the game was won: Santonio Mapp threw three touchdown passes in the first half to lead visiting Mays to a 34-7 lead at the break.

Top performers: Mapp tossed scoring passes to Jamauri Elliott, Corey Reed and Antez Barnes. Mapp also had a quarterback sneak for a touchdown. … Randrecous Davis had a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown for Mays, and Johnny Kinney scored the Raiders’ only touchdown of the second half on a 12-yard rush. … Mays moved to 9-0 with the win and faces Stephenson next week for the Region 1-AAAA championship.

LaGrange 30, Harris County 20

How the game was won: LaPerion Perry ran in a 7-yard touchdown with 31 seconds remaining to clinch the 10-point win for LaGrange.

Top performers: Perry was a machine on the ground. He scored a total of four touchdowns on runs of 50, 33, 14, and seven yards. …Matthew Thomas’ 22-yard field goal in the third quarter put LaGrange up 16-14, and they never relinquished that lead.

Houston County 42, Evans 15

How the game was won: Houston County outscored Evans 21-0 in the opening quarter and pushed the lead to 42-8 entering fourth. The Bears gained 340 yards of offense, including 264 passing.

Top Performers: Jake Fromm (Alabama commit) led Houston County with 14-of-21 passing for 224 yards and three touchdowns. … Fromm connected with Darion Anderson (21 yards) DJ Journey (15 yards) and Eli Watson (13 yards) for touchdowns. … Jaevan West scored on runs of two and 16 yards. … Andrew Brown added a 22-yard interception return. … Evans found scoring from Robert Clay on a 23 yards pass from Levin Lackey. … Latravus Holiday added a short rushing touchdown. … Lackey finished the game 10-of-17 passing for 112 yards and a score.

Drew 47, McIntosh 3

How the game was won: Drew put together a six-touchdown first half performance behind the leadership of quarterback Joseph Newman. Newman proved once again he could do it with his arm and his legs.

Top performers: Newman accounted for a total of six touchdowns on the night. He had two rushing scores in the first quarter, along with four passing touchdowns. …Bryson Duckworth found the end zone twice on a 25-yard reception and an 8-yard reception. …Quarderman Sloan got back to his scoring ways when he went in from 43 yards out in the second quarter.

Lanier 48, Winder-Barrow 21

How the game was won: Lanier outscored Winder-Barrow 27-7 in the second half and outgained the Bulldogs 534 to 277 in total yardage.

Top Performers: Lanier quarterback Tahj Tolbert completed an efficient 12 of 16 passes for 306 yards and a 28-yard touchdown to Marcella Baity and also rushed for a score. … Baity finished with 63 receiving yards and added 60 rushing yards on 10 carries for a pair of running touchdowns. … Marko Baity led the Lanier rushing attack with 29 carries for 175 yards and three touchdowns.

Carver-Columbus 28, Northside-Columbus 25

How the game was won: Carver Columbus fought back from a 16-0 first half deficit and finally took its first lead with 3:03 left to clinch the Region 1-AAAAA title in thrilling fashion. David Apiag gave Northside an early 7-0 lead with a touchdown run and Nathan Robertson extended it to 16-0 with three field goals, including a 46 yarder. Carver finally got on the board and successfully made it 16-8 before the half with a two point conversion and Robertson missed the first of two kicks that could have helped put the game away. Carver opened the second half with a 58-yard touchdown run by Darius Love but failed the 2-point try and trailed 16-14. Dayshun Johnson blocked Carver’s punt on their next possession and Caleb Johnson scooped it up for a 33-yard touchdown to make it a 23-14 game. Carver answered with a 1-yard Jawon Pass touchdown dive but failed another conversion to keep the deficit at 23-20. On Carver’s next possession, Northside forced a punt and the Tigers gave them two points after snapping the ball out of the endzone. With a 25-20 lead, Robertson would miss his field goal attempt from 50 yards and give the Tigers a chance to win with a touchdown. Carver converted on a crucial 4th and 10 and Love finished the drive with a 13-yard game winning score with three minutes left. Pass added the two-point conversion to make it a 28-25 lead.

Top Performers: Carver’s Darius Love ran in a 58-yard touchdown and score the game-winning touchdown on a 13-yard rush.

Jones County 42, Richmond Academy 21

How the game was won: Jones County jumped to a 42-14 lead in the second quarter. Quarterback Bradley Hunnicutt passed for three touchdowns and 233 of Jones County’s 302 passing yards.

Top Performers: Bradley Hunnicutt found Shareez Hamm twice for touchdowns, on passes of 81 and 36 yards. … Nick Singleton caught a touchdown pass from 6-yards out. … Kendrick Ross added an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown. … Ross also connected with Dee Daniel on a halfback pass for a 25-yard Jones County touchdown. … Terrell Soloman scored on a goaline rush. … Josh Skinner was perfect on extra points. … Richmond Academy found scoring from Theland Riley on an 11-yard pass from Jeff Jones. … Jones also connected with Keeven Ross on a 69-yard pass. … Ross added a short rushing touchdown.

Miller Grove 21, Druid Hills 7

How the game was won: Druid Hills evened the game 7-7 with a 36-yard touchdown run by Tre’ Hollinger two minutes before the half. Ezekial Gouch gave Miller Grove a 14-7 lead late in the third quarter on a 32-yard run. Miller Grove’s Davian Williams, who opened the game with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Raylon Richardson, iced the game with a 1-yard touchdown run with five minutes left.

Top Performers: Miller Grove quarterback Davian Williams threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Raylon Richardson and scored a 1-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Class AAAA

Sandy Creek 20, Carrollton 10

How the game was won: Carrollton scored the only points of the first quarter with a 22-yard Mitch McLendon field goal and held a 3-0 lead until Sandy Creek got on the board midway through the second quarter on a 1-yard Jaelon Greene dive. Sandy Creek quarterback Bryant Walker found Kaleb Slaughter for a 52-yard touchdown to open the second half (missed PAT), but Carrollton’s Keegan Hill returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to make it a 13-10 ball game. Greene pushed the lead to 20-10 with 8:39 left on a 17 yard touchdown but Carrollton made it interesting. The Trojans drove all the way to the Sandy Creek 9-yard line but missed the field goal that would have made it a one-possession game.

Top Performers: Carrollton’s Roury Glanton finished with one sack, a forced fumble and 13 total tackles. … Jaelon Greene ran in two Sandy Creek touchdowns and finished with 81 yards off of 12 carries. … Marvin Hubbard led Sandy Creek with 152 rushing yards off a game-high 25 carries. … Carrollton’s Keegan Hill returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown.

Woodward Academy 28, Whitewater 7

How the game was won: Woodward Academy used a balanced offensive attack to score the game’s first 21 points and coast to a road win over Whitewater. The War Eagles, who finished with 323 yards of total offense (167 through the air and 156 on the ground), led 14-0 after the first quarter and 21-0 midway through the third before Whitewater finally got on the scoreboard.

Top performers: Elijah Holyfield led Woodward by rushing 22 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned the game’s opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. … Ryan Glover added a 15-yard scoring run for the War Eagles. … Joshua Johnson led the winning team in receiving with five catches for 84 yards. … Whitewater’s lone touchdown came on a 15-yard run by Xavier Rhodes.

Howard 36, Veterans 27

How the game was won: With :44 seconds remaining, Veterans trimmed the Howard lead to two points (29-27) on a Desjuan Harris touchdown and lined up for an onside kick. Avery Vinings returned the desperation kickoff for a touchdown with :37 left in the game to make it a two-score game.

Top Performers: Alphonso Stephens led Howard with three receiving touchdowns (5,15 and 25-yards). … Robert Jarrell added a 46 yard rushing touchdown. … Vining returned an onside kick 44-yards for a score. … Veterans found scoring from Logan Byrd on runs of one and 81 yards. … Desjuan Harris added a short rushing touchdown. … Isaiah Gray scored on a 45-yard interception return.

Locust Grove 49, Hampton 6

How the game was won: Locust Grove put together another offensive showcase in their blowout victory. This win pushed their record to a perfect 9-0 on the season. They will meet 8-1 Jonesboro next Friday for the Region 4-AAAA title. This is the third year in a row the two teams will meet in the final week of the season.

Top performers: Quarterback Cameron Maddox went 10-of-13 passing for 206 yards and three touchdowns. He also carried the ball eight times for 75 yards and had two rushing scores. …Wide receiver Champ Leddon caught four balls for 96 yards and two touchdowns. …Running back Donte Rideaux had 18 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown.

Mary Persons 37, Baldwin County 3

How the game was won: Mary Persons outscored Baldwin 23-0 in the second quarter before moving to 9-0 for the first time since 1994.

Top Performers: Jaquavious Sims led Mary Persons with two touchdowns, one on a 2-yard run and the other on a 4-yard pass. … Zach Harvey added a 7-yard rushing touchdown. … Vic Henderson recorded a safety and Quen Wilson scored on a 7-yard run.

Buford 49, Madison County 8

How the game was won: Buford set a school record for first-half yards with 406 on its way to a 42-0 lead at the break; the Wolves held Madison County to three total yards in the first half. Buford finished the game with 553 total yards to Madison County’s 111. Martin Mangram scored two touchdowns in the first half.

Top performers: Mangram scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter and a 3-yard score in the second. … Mic Roof was 9-of-12 passing for 172 yards and a 59-yard touchdown to Alan Bussoletti. … T.D. Roof (10 yards), Anthony Grant (2 yards) and Christian Turner (30 yards) all scored rushing touchdowns in the first half. … Bernardo Burgos was 7-for-7 on PATs for Buford. … Corey Burnett scored Buford’s final touchdown in the third quarter, a 5-yard run.

Cartersville 49, LaFayette 0

How the game was won: The Canes rode the big arm of Trevor Lawrence in the first half to build an insurmountable 42-0 halftime lead.

Top Performers: Trevor Lawrence went 12-of-14 for 343 yards and five touchdowns in the first half. …Trey Creamer scored an early touchdown on the ground. …Terrius Callahan caught two touchdowns and totaled 117 yards on four catches in the first half. …Miller Forristall caught a 56-yard touchdown pass. …Tony Dean rumbled 38 yards on a Lawrence pass. …TJ Horton tossed a touchdown to Carson Murray.

Pickens 28, Gilmer 9

How the game was won: Chris Pittman powered the Dragons over the rival Bobcats with three rushing touchdowns. The Dragons advance to 8-1 on the season.

Top Performers: Chris Pittman scored on runs of 1, 4 and 8 yards to pace Pickens. …Marcus Byrd added a 14-yard score on the ground.

White County 30, Monroe Area 14

How the game was won: Bradley Hurst got White County started with a 38-yard field goal and Kaleb Crane extended the lead to 10-0 with a 19-yard touchdown run midway through the opening quarter. Crane returned to the end zone late in the second quarter on a 22-yard run to push the lead to 16-0 and iced the game with an interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Top Perfomers: White County’s Kaleb Crane took 19 carries for 148 yards and two touchdowns and added an interception return for a touchdown.

St. Pius 56, Stone Mountain 6

How the game was won: Brennan Garrison picked off a Stone Mountain pass early in the game and set up a Lawson Cooper 30-yard touchdown run at the 11:40 mark of the first quarter to start the onslaught. The Golden Lions controlled the ground, rushing for 347 yards while the Pirates were held to 46 rushing yards.

Top Performers: Reed Egan scored on a 4-yard run and added a 61-yard touchdown pass to Brennan Garrison. …Grant Holloman rushed for a 12-yard score. …Ben White totaled two touchdowns on runs of 15 and 12 yards. …Jason Jones ran in a 10-yard touchdown. …Milo Powell punched in a 4-yard touchdown.

Class AAA

Eagle’s Landing 30, Henry County 29

How the game was won: Henry County led visiting Eagle’s Landing 29-21 with 8:40 left in the game. Logan Friddell chipped away at the lead with a 30-yard field goal with 5:18 left and after the Eagle’s got the ball back, Cam Lewis threw his third touchdown of the game on a 66-yard game-winner to Antonio Gibson. The Eagle’s failed the two-point conversion but held on to win 30-29 with just 1:51 remaining.

Top Performers: Eagle’s Landing quarterback Cam Lewis finished 13-of-22 passing for 255 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. … Antonio Gibson took 11 carries for 49 yards and a touchdown and led the Eagles in receiving with three catches for 122 yards and a 66-yard score. … Ty Murray posted six solo tackles and 2.5 sacks in the victory.

Peach County 22, Westside-Macon 17

How the game was won: Westside started hot outscoring Peach 14-0 in the opening quarter. The Trojans defense stepped up and held Westside to three points in the final three quarters as they clawed back. With 1:27 left in the game Antonio Gilbert found Tyrique McGhee for a game-winning 51-yard touchdown.

Top Performers: McGhee added a short rushing touchdown along with the game-winning 51-yard receiving touchdown from Antonio Gilbert. … Kearis Jackson scored on a 70-yard pass. … Kevin Nixon added a safety in the win. … Westside found scoring from Tydarius Berrian on a 9-yard run. … Gerimie Mitchell scored on a 2-yard rush. … Blaine Halvorson added a 34-yard field goal.

Cedar Grove 33, South Atlanta 20

How the game was won: Cedar Grove quarterback Jelani Woods had four total touchdowns to lead the team to a win and an 8-1 record. Their showdown with 9-0 Blessed Trinity next week is for the Region 4-AAA title.

Top performers: Woods had three passing touchdowns and one rushing score. He finished with 230 yards through the air. …Lebron Morris led the team in rushing and scored a touchdown.

Blessed Trinity 42, Decatur 14

How the game was won: Milton Shelton rushed for two touchdowns and Conor Davis threw two scores for host Blessed Trinity, which led 28-0 at halftime.

Top performers: Shelton rushed 14 times for 122 yards and touchdowns of 1 and 15 yards. … Davis was 5-of-9 passing for 139 yards and touchdown strikes of 68 yards to Steele Chambers and 25 yards to Logan Craighead. Chambers also had a 4-yard rushing score. … Jake Bogosian had an 8-yard touchdown run for BT. … Brooks Hosea was 6-for-6 on PATs.

Oconee County 36, Jefferson 35 (2OT)

How the game was won: Both teams took turns battling back from deficits until host Oconee Country decided the game had to come to an end one way or another in double-overtime. The Warriors never trailed until the second extra frame, but they answered Jefferson’s score with a touchdown of their own to make the score 35-34 in favor of the Dragons. That’s when Oconee County went for a decisive two-point conversion and tight end Cooper Saunders ran in a reverse for a dramatic 36-35 win.

Top performers: In addition to his late-game heroics, Saunders caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Zeb Noland to give the Warriors a 14-7 lead in the second quarter. … Noland rushed for two touchdowns, including one in the second overtime. He also tossed another scoring strike to Ty Paschal to put Oconee County in front 21-7 in the third. … Gavin Adcock got the scoring started by returning a fumble to the endzone for the Warriors. … All five of Jefferson’s touchdowns came on runs by Colby Wood.

Ringgold 35, Murray County 7

How the game was won: Devin Lancaster and Mac Brower had their way with the Indian secondary, hooking up for three touchdown passes.

Top Performers: Devin Lancaster hit Mac Brower for scores of 30, 26 and 57 through the air. Lancaster also tossed a 36-yard touchdown to Payton Tennant. …Ty Jones ran for a 16-yard touchdown. …Murray County’s lone score came on a Dominick Genitempo 40-yard touchdown pass to Chad Simpson.

Calhoun 70, Lakeview Fort-Oglethorpe 0

How the game was won: The Yellow Jackets clinched their 15th straight region championship with a rout of the winless Warriors. Calhoun outgained LFO 497 to 105 and allowed just three first downs.

Top Performers: Kaelan Riley completed 8-of-11 passes for 126 yards and one touchdown while adding 42 rushing yards. …Bryson Bushong carried seven times for 84 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. ..Kolby Reynolds returned an interception 20 yards for a pick-six. …Olico Dennis ran for two touchdowns. …Zack Fuller and Brandon Spector caught touchdown passes. …Jess Ralston ran in a 63-yard touchdown.

Laney 35, Westside 0

How the game was won: The Wildcats overmatched Westside and scored their third consecutive shutout to clinch the Region 3-AAA title.

Top Performers: Marque Harden tallied a 34-yard rushing touchdown. …Andre James sprinted 60 yards down the sideline for six and later stripped a ball carrier on defense and ran 68 yards for a defensive touchdown. …Mario Sumpter hit Willie Eubanks on a 13-yard touchdown pass before Eubanks scored on a 68-yard run. …Westside’s Jameson Pettiford intercepted Sumpter in the end zone for Sumpter’s second interception of the game.

Class AA

Pace Academy 56, KIPP Atlanta Charter 32

How the game was won: Pace Academy scored the game’s first 35 points and scored all 56 of points in the first half before a running clock brought a merciful end to the proceedings against visiting KIPP Atlanta Charter. The Knights scored on the ground, through the air, on a blocked punt, with an interception return and via a fumble return to overwhelm the Warriors.

Top performers: Both Deon Jackson and Mick Assaf scored in two different ways for Pace Academy. Jackson found the endzone with a 51-yard touchdown run and scored again by returning a fumble 34 yards. Assaf returned an interception 31 yards for a score and recovered a blocked punt before plunging into the endzone. The defensive scores by Jackson and Assaf came on back-to-back defensive plays–Jackson’s on the first play of the ensuing Warriors’ drive. … The Knights also got touchdown runs by Keashawn Perryman, Delvato Baitey and Justin Rayman. … Gunnor Faulk threw a screen pass to Mark Sommerville that went 20 yards for a touchdown.


Wesleyan 28, Holy Innocents’ 0


How the game was won: When just a single score would have been enough, Wesleyan overwhelmed visiting Holy Innocents’ with 21 points in the first quarter en route to a convincing shutout victory. The Wolves scored three times on the ground and with a 65-yard punt return by Harrison Cook. They racked up 334 yards of total offense to the Golden Bears’ 195 yards.


Top performers: In addition to his punt return, Cook caught all seven of Banks Ramsey’s completed passes, which went for 95 yards. … Jordan Argilagos led Wesleyan with 18 carries for 180 yards and a touchdown. … Ramsey and Drew Aspinwall added scoring runs for the Wolves.

Darlington 35, Coosa 0

How the game was won: Darlington jumped to a 28-0 halftime lead before securing the shutout and improving to 9-0. The Tigers outgained Coosa 439 to 140 in total yards.

Top Performers: Hunter Manning led Darlington with 7-of-9 passing for 240 yards and a pair of touchdowns. … Elijah Mckoy finished with 21 carries for 111 yards and two touchdowns.

Class A

Stratford Academy 42, Wilkinson County 14

How the game was won: Stratford Academy outscored Wilkinson County 21-7 in the first half and pushed the lead to 35-7 at the end of the third quarter before trading scores in the final frame.

Top Performers: Stratford’s Kasey Sanders scored on runs of 55, 25, and 10 yards. … Sim Patrick connected with Ames Jamison on a 45 yard pass and rushed in a goal line touchdown … O’Showen Williams added a 25 yard touchdown run.

Prince Avenue 56, Lakeview Academy 0

How the game was won: The Wolverines remained undefeated and captured the Region 8-A title with their second shutout of the season.

Top Performers: Kevon Hudson kicked off the scoring with a 63-yard run with 9:17 to play in the first quarter and later added a 42-yard score. …Noah Campbell scored two touchdowns, a 9-yard run and a 65-yard free kick return coming after the Wolverines forced a safety. …Grant Roland ran home a 44-yard touchdown. …Andrew Hayes found the end zone from 2-yards out. …Jordan Ginnell and Daniel Calderon both ran home touchdowns.

Mt. Pisgah 21, Whitefield Academy 10

How the game was won: Kai Williams’ 20-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Jacob Cendoya in the third quarter clinched the Patriots’ victory.

Top performers: Mt. Pisgah running back JR Cendoya led the team in rushing with five carries for 31 yards and a 12-yard touchdown. …Jacob Cendoya went 13-of-31 passing for 145 yards and two touchdowns. His other passing score went to Connor Richey for 21 yards. …Richey finished with four catches for 60 yards. …Williams had three catches for 42 yards. …Mt. Pisgah finished with 255 yards of total offense.

Trion 47, Walker 0

How the game was won: Trion led 34-0 at halftime after two touchdown passes from Jarret Gill to David McCary in the first half. Trion outgained Walker 429 yards to 65 and earned 19 first downs to Walker’s five in the game.

Top performers: Gill, a sophomore, finished 7-for-8 passing for 103 yards and two scores, a 21-yard and a 28-yard pass to McCary, who finished with three catches for 56 yards. … Jarrett Pierce (23 yards), Gabe Howell (26 yards) and Malik Martin (6 yards) all rushed for touchdowns in the first half. Martin led Trion in rushing with 80 yards on 12 attempts. … Evan Walker had an interception for visiting Trion. … Logan Blevins and Henrri Reynoso scored on runs of 1 yard and 5 yards, respectively, in the fourth quarter.

Fellowship Christian 35, St. Francis 13

How the game was won: Trey Robinson’s 40-yard interception return for a touchdown put Fellowship Christian up 28-7 heading into halftime.

Top performers: The Fellowship Christian defense was not the only ones to get in on the scoring act. Their special teams came up with a huge play in the second quarter when Jeremy Wilson blocked a punt, and Nick Thompson ran it in for a touchdown. …Andrew Johnson and Tyler Matthesen each scored rushing touchdown for the Paladins. Johnson went in from 64 yards out, while Matthesen scored on a 1-yard run. …Jordan Ferguson provided the only scoring for St. Francis. He caught a touchdown pass in the second quarter and scored on a 21-yard run in the third.


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