Week 4 Friday Football Roundup


Peachtree Ridge 9, McEachern 6

How the game was won: Peachtree Ridge relied on its defense as junior and four-star linebacker Breon Dixon produced all nine of the Lions points. Dixon forced a safety with a first half sack and added a pick six in the third quarter to give the Lions a 9-3 lead. McEachern led 3-2 at the half and after Dixon’s touchdown, a 50-yard reception by Tyler Simmons put the Indians in position to go for a game-winning score midway through the final quarter. The Lions defense stalled the drive, however, and McEachern was forced to settle for a 31-yard field goal with 4:37 left.

Top Performers: Peachtree Ridge linebacker Breon Dixon posted a safety and an interception return for a touchdown. … McEachern’s Julian Rochester finished with six tackles for loss.

Walton 35, Etowah 10

How the game was won: The dynamic duo of junior quarterback Addison Shoup and freshman wide receiver Dominick Blaylock could not be denied. In the first half, Shoup completed 7-of-8 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns to set the tone.

Top performers: Addison Shoup finished the night 15-of-20 for 381 yards and three touchdowns while adding a 2-yard rushing touchdown. …Dominick Blaylock hauled in seven catches for 258 yards and three scores. …Etowah was led by Patrick Ferris, who completed 9-of-21 passes for 128 yards and one touchdown. …Blake Jones scored on a 56-yard touchdown pass and finished with four catches worth 85 yards. …Tyray Devezin carried 15 times for 54 yards.

Wheeler 35, Milton 7

How the game was won: Wheeler jumped on host Milton 21-0 in the first quarter after Benaiah Franklin touchdown runs of seven and nine yards and a 22-yard Ryles Kirkland interception return for a touchdown. The Wildcats led 28-7 at the half.

Top performers: Franklin rushed 15 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns, adding an 80-yard run in the fourth quarter for the game’s final score. … Wheeler quarterback Gabe Magerkurth was 6-for-9 passing for 131 yards and a 45-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Taylor. … Cameron Adams led Milton in rushing with 20 rushes for 113 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

Lambert 45, Centennial 36

How the game was won: Lambert rushed for 380 yards and got two rushing touchdowns apiece from Brian Wright and Harrison Pomfret. The Longhorns led just 17-8 at halftime but held off visiting Centennial in a wild second half.

Top performers: Pomfret led Lambert with 26 rushes for 150 yards. … Wright rushed 16 times for 109 yards. … Lambert quarterback Richie Kenney was 7-for-12 passing for 114 yards and a touchdown pass to Tanner Hall, who had four receptions for 68 yards and also made a field goal from 28 yards.

South Forsyth 55, Habersham Central 35

How the game was won: South Forsyth led 41-14 at the half. South quarterback Davis Shanley opened scoring with an eight-yard run in the first quarter and had three touchdown passes in the half to put the War Eagles up big.

Top performers: Shanley was 13-for-18 passing for 231 yards with touchdown passes to Guy Morra (40 yds), Jalen Camp (12 yds) and Cameron Kline (45 yds). … Kline also picked up a fumble on defense and returned it 16 yards for a touchdown. … Ronnie Chambliss scored on a 41-yard reverse for South Forsyth, and Stanley Epeagba had an 18-yard rushing score.

East Coweta 42, Whitewater 0

How the game was won: East Coweta held Whitewater to 22 yards in the first half and took a commanding 21-0 lead. After a Devonte Brown touchdown run to open the game, the Indians scored 14 of their first half points off blocked punts by Andreco Ingram and Jeremiah Gemmel that were later punched in by Carlos Ford. Lernilous Newson made it a 28-0 lead with a four-yard touchdown run and sophomore quarterback Chris Reid added two second half touchdowns.

Top Performers: Devonte Brown and Lernilous Newson each rushed for East Coweta touchdowns and Carlos Ford added a pair of rushing scores. … The East Coweta defense held Whitewater to just 22 yards in the first half and shut out the Wildcats for the first time in their 12-year history.

Lowndes 63, Rockdale County 0

How the game was won: Lowndes outrushed Rockdale County 314-to-26 yards and exploded for a 56-0 halftime lead after putting up 35 points in the second quarter.

Top Performers: Austin Dixon finished an efficient 11-of-13 passing for 110 yards and four touchdowns and added eight rushes for 121 yards and a score. … James Camon, Dezmon Copeland, Michael Barrett and J.D. Lee all ran in Lowndes touchdowns. …Dylan Presley caught a one-yard touchdown pass and Xavier Jenkins hauled in a team-high 39 yards receiving with his three touchdowns.

Blackman (TN) 34, Tucker 21

How the game was won: Blackman jumped on visiting Tucker 14-0 with two quick touchdowns and the Tigers could never cut the deficit to fewer than seven points. The Blaze did not score a touchdown in the second half, but their defense stayed strong and an interception by Blake Taylor thwarted any comeback hopes for Tucker.

Top performers: Taylor also had an interception in the first quarter that set up Blackman’s second touchdown. … Blaze quarterback Miller Armstrong caught on a touchdown from Connor Mitchell on a double-pass to begin the scoring. Armstrong also threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Sewell and found the endzone on a six-yard keeper. … Both Armstrong and Taeler Dowdy went over the 100-yard mark on the ground for Blackman and Dowdy wrapped up the first-half scoring with a one-yard touchdown plunge. … Thomas Burks kicked field goals of 40 yards and 36 yards to ice the game. … Tucker got a pair of scoring runs from Chris Broadwater.

Dacula 45, Berkmar 6

How the game was won: Host Dacula built a 26-0 lead after dominating every phase of the opening quarter. The Falcons scored with a run, pass, field goal and safety in the quarter. Dacula went into the half leading 45-0 after adding scoring varieties of an interception return and fumble recovery.

Top Performers: Ty’Quan Garrett ran in a 12-yard touchdown. … Jakob Brashear ran in a Dacula touchdown and scored on an interception return. … Antonio Yin kicked two first half field goals (33, 26).

Meadowcreek 53, Clarkston 14

How the game was won: The Mustangs stampeded over the Angoras in the second half after entering the break leading 21-14. JaiSean Payton scored two third quarter touchdowns to spark Meadowcreek and help them outscore Clarkston 32-0 in the second half.

Top performers: Darion Hammons scored on a 5-yard rushing touchdown and added a touchdown pass to help the Mustangs to a 21-14 lead at the half. …JaiSean Payton found the end zone on a rushing touchdown and an interception return to pace the Meadowcreek second half onslaught.

Harrison 41, Osborne 0

How the game was won: The Hoyas took a 28-0 lead into halftime and finished the game with five rushing touchdowns.

Top performers: Darius Clark led the ground game for the Hoyas accounting for three touchdowns. …Kaderis Johnson and Cameron Messina combined for 68 rushing yards and each scored a touchdown for Harrison. …Dexter Davis added a kick return touchdown.

Hillgrove 17, Lovejoy 14

How the game was won: Eirik Abney booted a 32-yard field goal to give Hillgrove a 17-7 lead with 2:31 left in the third quarter. The kick proved crucial as Lovejoy would tack on a score to cut the lead to three late in the third, but Abney’s three points would be the difference. Lovejoy outgained Hillgrove 467 to 180, but the Hawks forced five turnovers to thwart the Wildcats.

Top performers: Hunter Arters connected on a 17-yard touchdown pass to Mark Knowles for the first points of the game and finished with 64 yards passing. Jaylen McCollough ran 21 times for 124 yards for the Hawks. …Hajj-Malik Williams of Lovejoy tied the game at the 1:06 mark of the second quarter when he hit Marquese Taylor on a 12-yard pass. Williams was 26-of-36 for 259 yards and one touchdown, but he also threw three interceptions …Jaylen Phelps returned a punt 75 yards halfway through the third to give Hillgrove a 14-7 lead. …After Abney knocked home a 32-yard field goal, Trevaro Hardy scored on a 1-yard run with 28 seconds to go in the third quarter to make it 17-14. …Rahmi Robinson gained 190 yards on 20 carries for the Wildcats. …Malik Route caught seven passes for 99 yards in the loss.


Kell 31, Sequoyah 0

How the game was won: Kell made steady progress on the scoreboard while using a dominant defense to cruise past visiting Sequoyah. The Longhorns scored once in each of the first three quarters before tacking on two touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the exclamation point. They also excelled on special teams, with an 86-yard blocked field goal return for a score by Solon Page and a 22-yard field goal from Julien Chang.

Top performers: The Longhorns’ opening touchdown came on a 22-yard strike from Stone Hatfield to Josh Blancato. … Josiah Frutal scored on a 43-yard run in the second half. … John Lampley found the endzone with a 12-yard quarterback scamper to cap off the scoring.

Creekside 49, Druid Hills 6

How the game was won: Sabree Curtis muscled his way to three first half touchdowns including a 7-yarder after Druid Hills scored on a fumble recovery that cut the Seminoles’ lead to 14-6. After Curtis’ third score of the half, Creekside added three more scores to enter the break up 42-6.

Top performers: Sabree Curtis scored on touchdown runs of two, four and seven yards. …Felix Harper flicked three touchdown passes, hitting Kelvin Freeman from 26 yards out, Tysean Carter for a 61-yarder and Khalil McClain for 18 yards. …McClain also scored on a 1-yard run.

Houston County 41, Richmond Academy 13

How the game was won: Houston County took a 13-0 lead at the end of the first half but scored four touchdowns in the third quarter that put away the game on the road at Richmond Academy.

Top Performers: Jaevan West scored three touchdowns, one a 3-yard pass from Jake Fromm. … Malik Lawson added a touchdown. … Amari Colbert added a touchdown. … Zach Huelsman returned an interception for a touchdown. … John Dawson recovered a fumble. … Richmond Academy quarterback Jalen Brown connected with Jaylen Robinson for a 30-yard touchdown.

Lanier 3, Flowery Branch 0

How the game was won: Lanier held the host Falcons to just 121 yards of total offense, so a third-quarter field goal from 21 yards away by Noah Thomas was enough for the Longhorns to come away with a victory in this defensive battle. Flowery Branch averaged a mere 2.5 yards per offensive play.

Top performers: Despite scoring only three points, Lanier racked up 310 yards of total offense. … The Longhorns’ rushing attack, which churned out 196 yards, was led by Marko Baity (83 yards on 15 carries) and Ashton Barnes (six attempts for 49 yards). … Derrick Brown led Lanier with 11 solo tackles, while interceptions were made by Josh Stroud and C.J. Burress.

Northgate 47, Woodland-Stockbridge 0

How the game was won: Northgate led 14-0 after the first quarter and 40-0 at halftime before a running clock in the second half put visiting Woodland-Stockbridge out of its misery. The Vikings scored all seven of their touchdowns on their first seven possessions of the game–six during the first half and another right away to begin the third quarter. A dominant first half saw the home team win the total yardage battle 266 to 24.

Top performers: Northgate quarterback Kyle McLaren opening the scoring with a one-yard keeper and he closed the first half with a 35-yard touchdown strike to Kamari Ray. McLaren threw for 102 yards before halftime. … Ton Evans scored on the ground from nine yards out and again from 15 yards away as he racked up 114 yards in the first half. … Kyle Cater had touchdown runs of one yard and three yards for the Vikings.

South Paulding 21, East Paulding 7

How the game was won: South Paulding led 14-0 at the half, and wide receiver L.J. Pope scored his second touchdown on the first drive of the second half on a 50-yard catch. East Paulding scored its lone touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

Top performers: South Paulding quarterback Chase Wilkerson opened scoring with a four-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and threw two touchdown passes, both to Pope. … Pope’s first touchdown was a 43-yard catch in the second quarter.

Columbia 44, Stone Mountain 0

How the game was won: Columbia used a dominant rushing attack and an impenetrable defense to shut out host Stone Mountain. The defensive effort included a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown by Will Tomlin and three sacks and a forced fumble courtesy of Rasaan Johnson.

Top performers: Tomlin also rushed for 160 yards to go along with his defensive heroics. … Michael Hector and Curtis Tucker were also borderline unstoppable for the Eagles. Hector gained 130 yards on 10 carries and Tucker rushed seven times for 110 yards.

Cass 42, Forsyth Central 18

How the game was won: Laizon West had an offensive explosion for Cass doing his work on the ground and receiving. He helped Cass to a 28-6 halftime lead that they never relinquished.

Top performers: West had two receiving touchdowns (75 and 35 yards) and one rushing touchdown (three yards). He finished with 255 all-purpose yards. …Quarterback Trevor Lowe was 7-13 passing for 171 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed nine times for 100 yards and a touchdown. …Bradley Kirk caught four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown pass for Cass.

Stockbridge 42, Morrow 6

How the game was won: Jamari Clark set the tone for Stockbridge with a 49-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage as the visiting Tigers rolled over Morrow. The Mustangs had only one first down in the opening quarter and already trailed 21-0 going into the second. Stockbridge built the lead to 28-0 at halftime before its reserves played most of the second half.

Top performers: In addition to his touchdown run, Clark stopped Morrow’s first drive of the second half with an interception that he returned to the three-yard line. Stockbridge soon parlayed that into its fifth touchdown of the night. … Ole Miss commit Charles Wiley dominated on defense for the Tigers, who had a shutout going until the second stringers came in late in the third quarter.

Starr’s Mill 31, Dutchtown 29

How the game was won: Starr’s Mill took a 14-3 lead with a Ricco Frye touchdown run and Cole Gilley fumble recovery for a touchdown with 9:02 left in the first half. Dion Munerlyn would tack on another Panthers touchdown off a pass from Joey Deluca that pushed the lead to 21-9 but two first half touchdown receptions by Dutchtown’s D.J. Montgomery kept it tight 21-16 at intermission. Dutchtown took a 23-21 lead after its first drive of the second half resulted in K’lin Epps finding David Dennis for a 56-yard score. Frye, however, found the endzone again in the fourth quarter on a 39-yard run that gave Starr’s Mill a 28-23 lead and kicker Whitaker Chu made it a 31-23 lead with a Panthers field goal with 4:47 left.

Top Performers: Ricco Frye ran in two Panthers touchdowns. … Cole Gilley recovered a fumble for a touchdown. … Dutchtown quarterback K’lin Epps threw two first half touchdown passes to D.J. Montgomery and opened the second half with a 56-yard touchdown pass to David Dennis.

Allatoona 49, Lithia Springs 0

How the game was won: Allatoona scored all seven touchdowns on the ground, gaining 343 team rushing yards, and led 42-0 at the half.

Top performers: Running back Russell Halimon had a game-high 116 yards and three touchdowns, one from 45 yards out, on just 10 rushes. … Four Buccaneers players (Jalen Parrish, Brandon Archibald, Alex Machan and Brendan Zehnder) had one rushing touchdown each. … Allatoona quarterback Brandon Rainey was 4-of-6 passing for 78 yards, with two receptions and 50 yards from Michael Pynes.

Paulding County 49, Hiram 14

How the game was won: Paulding County accounted for 497 yards of total offense and five touchdowns.

Top performers: Paulding County quarterback Brantley Mauldin was 11-of-20 for 216 yards passing and two touchdowns. …Running back Caleb Sailors rushed 15 times for 100 yards and a touchdown. …Tre Lewis ran for 82 yards on 11 carries and a score. …Receiver Antonio Golden caught five passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns.

Locust Grove 37, Pike County 0

How the game was won: Locust Grove running back Caleb Huntley scored on a 32-yard run, and quarterback Cameron Maddox ran it in from five yards out in the first half. Locust Grove took a 16-0 lead into halftime.

Top performers: Maddox went 15-of-20 passing for 190 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed seven times for 35 yards and two touchdowns. …Huntley finished the game with 91 yards on seven carries and a touchdown. They finished with 470 total yards of offense. The Locust Grove defense was stiff recovering four fumbles.

Drew 55, North Clayton 12

How the game was won: Drew quarterback Joseph Newman ran for a score and threw a 62-yard touchdown pass to Quarderman Sloan in the first quarter that led to a 41-6 Drew lead at halftime.

Top performers: Newman finished with two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. …Sloan added a rushing touchdown to his receiving score. …Cedric Davenport and Gary Benton each had two rushing touchdowns in the third quarter for Drew. …Jordan Bolden added a receiving touchdown.

Ola 26, McIntosh 0

How the game was won: Ola built a 20-0 halftime lead that they never relinquished. The team’s defense was the story forcing three interceptions by Jaire Daley, Shane Shirley, and Ben Smith.

Top performers: Chris Rodriguez led Ola on the ground rushing for touchdowns of 88 and five yards. …Trey Hill added a 5-yard rushing touchdown of his own for Ola. …Cameron Corley, the Ola kicker, connected on field goals of 49 and 35 yards. …The team’s defense intercepted three McIntosh passes, and they blocked a punt for the third game in a row.

Sprayberry 48, Woodland-Bartow 15

How the game was won: Sprayberry, which led just 14-8 at the half, capitalized on three defensive touchdowns. Linebackers Tameron King and Josh Bailey and defensive end Fuad Martins each scored off fumble recoveries for the Yellow Jackets.

Top performers: Sprayberry’s Trey Sermon rushed for two touchdowns, and Jackets quarterback Andrew Pereira had a 12-yard rushing score. Sprayberry backup QB London Richardson added a rushing score in the fourth quarter.

Northside-Warner Robins 30, Lakeside-Evans 0
How the game was won: Northside took advantage of a strong running game to overpower a weaker Lakeside-Evans defense. Desean Dinkins led the way with three touchdowns on the night. Northside took little time to get things going, scoring in the first minute of the game and leading 14-0 after one quarter. The Eagles pushed the lead to 23-0 at half.

Top Performers: Desean Dinkins led the way with touchdowns of three, six, and two yards. … Dinkins rushed the ball 18 times for 145 yards. … Northside’s Trevon Pittmon scored from three yards out on a blocked punt recovery. … Justin Alonso added a 28-yard field goal. …Lakeside-Evans Lucas Tilhaun added rushed from 4 yards out for a touchdown. …Northside finished with 274 rushing yards and 42 passing yards. … Lakeside-Evans finished with 74 passing yards and 57 rushing yards.
Warner Robins 41, Cross Creek 6

How the game was won: Warner Robins outscored Cross Creek 14-0 after one quarter and then blew the game open in the second quarter scoring three unanswered touchdowns. The starters were taken out before halftime.

Top Performers: Marquez Callaway returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown. … Javian Bradford-Jackson scored on rushes of one and five yards. … Connor Jonston rushed in from one yard out. … Ivan Corbin scored on a 16-yard rush. … Michael Bradley returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown. .. Darrius Ford added a 40 yard touchdown reception for Cross Creek.

Class AAAA

Woodward Academy 37, Lovett 7

How the game was won: The War Eagles overpowered Lovett with their offensive onslaught behind the legs of Elijah Holyfield. In the first half alone, Woodward gained 216 yards rushing and would finish with 241 on the night.

Top performers: Elijah Holyfield finished the night with 18 carries for 174 yards and two touchdowns. …Ryan Glover scored on a 15-yard run in the first quarter and later tossed a 16-yard touchdown to Joshua Johnson. Glover went 8-of-17 through the air for 104 yards and his one touchdown pass. Martin Rodriguez drilled field goals of 37, 37 and 33 yards. …Lovett’s lone score came via a Crawford Schwieger to Mason Anthony 6-yard pass with 1:56 left in regulation.

Sandy Creek 34, Newnan 0

How the game was won: Korey Banks capped off a strong opening drive with a 13-yard touchdown run, giving host Sandy Creek the only points they would need. Sandy Creek added a Mavin Hubbard touchdown run and took a 13-0 lead at the half. Jaelen Greene added two rushing touchdowns in the second half and Javon Jackson ran in a 15-yard touchdown to make it 34-0.

Top Performers: Korey Banks ran in a 13-yard touchdown. … Jaelen Greene rushed for two Sandy Creek touchdowns and junior Marvin Hubbard ran in a score. …Mychael Jenkins and Javon Jackson each hauled in interceptions and Jackson capped off the scoring with a 15-yard run on the quarterback option.

Alexander 27, Chapel Hill 20

How the game was won: Alexander rallied from down 20-7 at the half and stormed back to stun the Panthers behind Daetrich Harrington who scored on an 82-yard run with 2:35 left in the fourth quarter to win the game.

Top performers: Daetrich Harrington carried 17 times and gained 215 yards for the Cougars. …Baylor Whitfield was 9-of-18 for 152 yards and one score to go along with an interception. …Justin Hall caught five passes for 103 yards and returned na 85-yard kickoff for a touchdown to start the second half. …Kristaps Dickinson added field goals of 28 and 34 yards in the win. …Chapel Hill ran for 354 yards and three scores.

Cartersville 45, North Paulding 7

How the game was won: The Wolfpack defense continued to struggle and Tiamon Pennymon and Trevor Lawrence took advantage. Pennymon scored twice on the ground and Lawrence tossed two touchdowns in the first half to build a comfortable 28-0 lead at the break.

Top performers: Tiamon Pennymon scored on a 31-yard run to kick off the scoring and later added a 4-yard touchdown run at the 7:24 mark of the first quarter. …Trevor Lawrence hit Tony Dean for a score before finding Terrius Callahan on a 4-yard touchdown strike in the second quarter. …Jonathan Cruz hit a 30-yard field goal at the 9:23 mark of the third quarter. …Lawrence tossed his third touchdown of the day when he found Miller Forristall from 18-yards out in the third. Lawrence was 19-of-24 for 283 yards and two touchdowns in the first half alone.

St.Pius 42, Lithonia 12

How the game was won: Winston O’Stricker forced a fumble 22 seconds into the game to set the tone and Lawson Cooper quickly cashed in with a 6-yard touchdown run. The Golden Lions led 14-0 after the first quarter thanks to a Reed Egan 16-yard quarterback scramble for six.

Top performers: St. Pius ran for 250 yards and held the Bulldogs to just 23 yards on the ground. …Lawson Cooper scored twice for the Lions, adding another 6-yard touchdown run with 23 seconds left in the second quarter to give St. Pius a 28-6 lead going into the half. …Rob Hatchett tossed touchdowns of 23 and 79 yards for the Bulldogs. He finished 11-of-23 with 180 yards passing.

Westside-Macon 27, West Laurens 24

How the game was won: West Laurens applied pressure early in the game with a 68-yard interception return by Doryan Gorham but failed to convert the extra point, a costly error. Westside came back swinging late in the second quarter with consecutive touchdown passes to Geremie Mitchell and Steve Dolphus. West Laurens fought back with a 53-yard Darius Bradford touchdown run but again missed the extra point.

Top Performers: Westside quarterback Savion Knowlton passed for three touchdowns and rushed for one (25 yards). … Knowlton connected with Mitchell (35 yards) and Dolphus (2 and 15 yards) for the scores. … West Laurens Bradford rushed in an 18-yard touchdown. …Bill Leroy added a 24-yard field goal.

Eagle’s Landing 17, Jonesboro 7

Eagle’s Landing held No. 10 Jonesboro to a lone second quarter touchdown run and improved to 3-0 for the second consecutive season with a 17-7 victory. The Golden Eagles opened the game with the fastest seven points in school history as Antonio Gibson took the opening kickoff 92 yards for an Eagle’s Landing touchdown. The lead remained 7-0 until midway through the second quarter when Jonesboro’s Montralius Mosley’s tied it at 7-7 with a 5-yard touchdown run. The Golden Eagle’s remained aggressive offensively, but Jonesboro’s Jordan Griffin (a Kentucky commit) hauled in a pair of interceptions in the first half that kept the Cardinals’ share of the lead.

Eagle’s Landing took a 10-7 lead with 9:37 left in the fourth quarter when Logan Fridell booted through a 32-yard Eagle’s Landing field goal. Less than five minutes later, LenDerrick Craig provided the game-clinching score with a 43-yard touchdown run that pushed the lead to 17-7.  The Golden Eagles outgained Jonesboro 339-to-160 in total yards and held the Cardinals to just nine rushing yards on 22 carries.

Jonesboro dropped to 3-1 and remains a win away from matching last year’s win total (4-6). The Cardinals, however, started 0-3 last year, so they had won nine of their last 10 games before tonight’s loss.

Class AAA

Jefferson 34, Commerce 10

How the game was won: Jefferson utilized effective rushing and quick passes to put away the game on the road against Commerce. Jefferson fell behind 3-0 after one quarter but was able to mount a charge led by quarterback Bryce Moore.

Top Performers: Jefferson running back Colby Wood scored on runs of nine, 10 and 15 yards. … Kaleb Cooley set up a Wood touchdown with a 38-yard reception from Bryce Moore. … Moore also connected with Lane Sorrow on a 27-yard pass that set up another Wood touchdown. … Darrian Hill rushed in from four yards out late in the game to seal the win. .. Commerce’s J’varius Wood added a 17-yard touchdown reception.

Peach County 35, Southwest Macon 12

How the game was won: Peach County held Southwest Macon scoreless in the final three quarters of play after only leading by two points after one quarter. The Trojans scored all four offensive touchdowns on the ground.

Top Performers: Tyrique McGhee scored on runs of one, 10 and 25 yards. … McGhee rushed for 53 yards on 11 attempts. … James Jackson added an 8-yard touchdown. … Jackson rushed for 172 yards on 16 attempts. … Shamarcus Redding returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown. … Trevon Woolfolk added 101 yards on 14 attempts for Peach County. … Southwest Macon’s Jordan Slocum scored from one yard out. … Markess Burton completed a 50-yard touchdown reception from Slocum. … Peach County rushed for 348 yards and passed for 74 yards. … Southwest Macon passed for 181 yards and rushed for 73 yards.

Banks County 41, East Jackson 14

How the game was won: The Leopards outgained the Eagles 447 to 270 and used their 246 rushing yards to pounce on East Jackson.

Top performers: Griffin Goodwin completed 13-of-18 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns. …Clayton Dykehouse toted the ball 12 times and gained 104 yards rushing to go along with his two touchdowns.

Blessed Trinity 33, Creekview 14

How the game was won: The Titans overpowered the Grizzlies with their rushing attack as they gained 367 yards on the ground.

Top performers: Milton Shelton carried 21 times and gained 187 yards to go along with two touchdowns. …Garrett Dupuis ran 16 times and totaled 130 yards. …Conor Davis connected on 9-of-15 passes for 130 yards. …Brooks Hosea nailed four field goals, hitting from 41, 38, 32 and 29 yards out.

North Hall 24, West Hall 10

How the game was won: Running back Kyle Bacus punched in a 2-yard rushing touchdown with 10:16 left in the fourth quarter to break a 10-10 tie and give the Trojans the lead for good. The Trojans held the Spartans to -5 yards rushing on the night.

Top performers: Kyle Bacus scored a pair of touchdowns for North Hall, with his first coming on a 3-yard run in the second quarter to tie the game two minutes after Tyquan Statham had returned a blocked kick for a West Hall score. …Israel Lopez booted a 29-yard field goal with 14 seconds left to give West Hall a 10-7 lead heading into the half. …Chris Dennis knocked home a 32-yarder with 3:31 left in the third quarter to tie the game at 10. …North Hall’s final score came on a special teams turnover which was converted into a 4-yard score with 3:54 remaining in regulation to ice it.

Class AA

Pace Academy 16, White County 14

How the game was won: Pace Academy kicker Samuel Sloman booted two field goals in the fourth quarter to help the Knights erase a 14-10 deficit against visiting White County. Sloman converted a try from 53 yards out with 10 minutes remaining before the game-winner came from 48 yards away with eight seconds left.

Top performers: Sloman went 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts and was good on his lone extra-point effort. … Freshman running back Keyshawn Perryman came on late in the game and gained 37 yards on just five carries for the victors. … Pace Academy’s only touchdown came when Jared Rayman hit Trey Blount for a 12-yard completion. … Blount had one interception and the defense also got two picks from Deon Jackson and one by Mick Assaf.

Class A

Pinecrest Academy 34, Walker 12

How the game was won: Pinecrest got two rushing touchdowns from quarterback Ryan McCarthy, who also had two interception returns for touchdowns as a defensive back. Walker scored two touchdowns in the final four minutes of the first half to cut the Pinecrest lead to 20-12 but was shut out in the second half.

Top performers: McCarthy accounted for four total touchdowns for Pinecrest, with interception returns of 20 and 30 yards and a long rushing touchdown of 55 yards. … Joseph Vose accounted for both of Walker’s scores with a five-yard run and a 53-yard pass to Charlie Maxwell.

Eagle’s Landing Christian 56, Mt. Pisgah 6

How the game was won: Eagle’s Landing Christian rushed for over 300 yards and scored 42 points in the first half, while not allowing their opponent to get on the board. John Mays, Trevor Gear, and DJ Hammond each had two touchdowns in the first half.

Top performers: Mays finished the night with three rushing touchdowns. …Gear ran for two touchdowns. …Hammond ran for two scores from the quarterback position. All three players rushed for over 100 yards each.

Prince Avenue Christian 45, George Walton Academy 6

How the game was won: The Wolverines scored 38 unanswered points after the first quarter to run away with a lopsided victory on the road. Prince Avenue dominated on the ground behind Kevon Hudson and Thomas Huff.

Top performers: Kevon Hudson scored on a 19-yard rushing touchdown with 8:58 left in the second quarter before adding a 20-yard score at the 4:28 mark to give the Wolverines a 21-6 advantage. …Jared Pringle connected on a 36-yard field goal before the half. …Andrew Hayes found pay dirt on a 20-yard run. …Thomas Huff scored two late touchdowns.


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