Week 5 Friday Football Roundup


Lambert 17, Alpharetta 14

How the game was won: Bryce Christensen hit his third field goal of the game in the third quarter to give Lambert the lead, and the Longhorns defense kept Alpharetta from threatening the rest of the way.

Top performers: Lambert quarterback Richie Kenney was 13-of-21 passing for 175 yards and a two-point conversion pass to Tyler Gillis that tied the game at 14-14 in the third quarter. … Lambert’s second QB, Bobby Gabriel, was 2-for-4 passing with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Tanner Hall, who had six catches for 145 yards. … Christensen was 3-for-3 on field goals, hitting his first two in the second quarter.

Peachtree Ridge 44, Meadowcreek 0

How the game was won: Peachtree Ridge surged to a 27-0 lead in the first quarter and extended the advantage to 37-0 at halftime on the way to a commanding shutout of visiting Meadowcreek. The Lions’ dominant defensive performance included seven forced turnovers–four interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

Top performers: Chad Clay returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown to cap off the scoring late in the third quarter. Other picks for Peachtree Ridge were made by Baylen Buchanan, Alex Ferry and Breon Dixon. … The Lions got touchdown runs from Fred Perry, Marquez Jackson and Chris Dominguez. Payton also threw a scoring strike to Malik Robinson. … Their other touchdown came on a 48-yard pass from Bubba Hickson to Connor Heyward. … Zaniel Phillips converted five extra points and booted a 25-yard field goal.

Central Gwinnett 26, Shiloh 14

How the game was won: Central Gwinnett overcame four first-quarter turnovers to take a 14-7 halftime lead and held Shiloh off in the second half to get the road win. Kaseem Bagley had a late interception for Central to help seal the victory.

Top performers: Micah Maxey threw for 170 yards and three touchdowns, finding Erron Price for two scores and Major Bellamy for a 59-yard touchdown. Price had five catches for 90 yards and Bellamy had six catches for 76. … Nigel Adams had an eight-yard rushing touchdown for Central, and Trey Vallery led the Black Knights with 62 yards on the ground.

Norcross 30, Mountain View 7

How the game was won: Norcross scored 16 points second half points cushion its 23 point victory. The Blue Devils finished with 350 totals yards of offense, including 262 rushing.

Top performers: Norcross quarterback Max Tracey finished with 104 yards rushing and a touchdown. …Cornerback Da’Meon Williams had four interceptions to lead the defense. …Kicker Jake Camarda connected on a 47-yard field goal.

Milton 18, Lassiter 12

How the game was won: Ethan Suda of Milton hit a 23-yard field goal with two minutes left to tie the game at 12-12, which would be the score at the end of regulation. In the first possession of overtime, Cameron Adams gave Milton a six-point lead with an eight-yard touchdown run, though Suda’s extra point attempt was blocked. Milton turned over Lassiter on downs on the second possession to give the Eagles the road win.

Top performers: Suda made field goals of 45, 28 and 39 yards in addition to the game-tying kick in the fourth. … Adams rushed 22 times for 85 yards. … Lassiter quarterback Bradley Riopelle was 14-for-27 passing for 247 yards and a 26-yard touchdown to Spencer Horton. … Cole Taylor for Lassiter had four catches for 144 yards, with a long of 56.

Lowndes 56, Newton 7

How the game was won: Lowndes used 21 points in the second quarter to build a 28-0 lead, only to pour on 28 more points in the second half for a 56-7 win over visiting Newton. Lowndes quarterback Austin Dixon accounted for six of the Vikings eight touchdowns. Newton finally got on the board with 11:42 left in the fourth quarter when Kurt Taylor housed a 15-yards run.

Top Performers: Lowndes quarterback Austin Dixon had a career night as he completed 15 of his 17 pass attempts for 215 passing yard and three touchdowns and added 103 rushing yards and three more touchdowns on the ground. … On the receiving end of Dixon, Dylan Presley pulled in the biggest stat line of the night with 95 yards receiving and a 75 yard score.

Dacula 14, South Gwinnett 7

How the game was won: Dacula used a dominant defense to stay within striking distance of host South Gwinnett and ultimately mount a second-half charge. South Gwinnett went up 7-0 in the second quarter but had a field goal blocked as time expired on the first half while looking to extend its lead. With the score tied at 7-7, both teams turned the ball over in the final three minutes of the game. The Comets’ gaffe proved most costly, as Dacula’s Demarco McInnis returned an interception for a clinching touchdown with 57 seconds remaining.

Top performers: After giving the Falcons their first lead in the waning moments, McInnis picked off yet another South Gwinnett pass to ice the game. … Verkarry Pickens also had an interception for Dacula that stopped a Comets’ drive early in the second quarter. … The Falcons controlled the clock with a formidable rushing attack led by Kenny Rainey and Ty Harris.

Mill Creek 41, Duluth 0

How the game was won: Mill Creek jumped out to a 21-0 lead after one quarter and a 31-0 advantage at halftime before a running clock put away visiting Duluth in the second half with little suspense. Duluth amassed just nine total yards prior to the intermission and finished with 40. The Hawks, by contrast, racked up 294 total yards.

Top performers: Joe Thomas of Mill Creek had three touchdown runs on just six carriers while going for 31 yards. … The Hawks also got a 30-yard scoring jaunt from Tre Alston. … Cameron Turley completed 10 of 13 passes for 145 yards and he threw a 24-yard scoring strike to Edmond Graham during the first quarter. … Mill Creek kicker Brenton King converted all five of his extra points and booted a pair of 34-yard field goals.

Etowah 49, Woodstock 38

How the game was won: The Eagles fell in a 17-0 hole early in the second quarter before exploding for 28 points, leaving the rival Wolverines stunned in the Battle for Towne Lake. Brandon Riebly returned a fumble 70 yards to spark Etowah and give the Eagles a 21-17 lead in the second quarter that the Wolverines would never regain.

Top Performers: Tyray Devezin scored twice in the first half and finished with 134 yards on 14 carries with three total rushing touchdowns for Etowah. …Trey Moore chipped in 88 yards on 13 carries to go along with his two scores. …The Eagles did all their damage on the ground, rushing for 296 yards on 41 carries while totaling -4 yards passing. …Woodstock gained 400 yards through the air behind sophomore Garrett Bass.

Johns Creek 23, Northview 21

How the game was won: Johns Creek’s Jake Friant kicked a field goal with just over three minutes left to take a 23-21 lead. On fourth and 22, Northview quarterback Paul Miller threw an incomplete pass to seal the victory for Johns Creek. After pulling out to a 20-7 lead, they fought off a comeback from Northview.

Top performers: The Johns Creek defense recorded two interceptions, including a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown. …Jake Friant netted two field goals, including the game winner.

Valdosta 56, Veterans 7

How the game was won: Valdosta quarterback Seth Shuman threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter to give the Wildcats the 14-0 lead. DeAngelo Williams ran in a Wildcat touchdown in the second quarter to give Valdosta a 21-7 lead at the half.

Top performers: Seth Shuman threw four touchdown passes for the Wildcats, including two in the first quarter. … Williams had a rushing and receiving touchdown. … Valdosta’s Jayce Rogers scored on a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.


Carver-Columbus 48, Troup 14

How the game was won: Carver-Columbus broke the game open against host Troup with two touchdowns in the last four minutes and 30 seconds of the first half and another touchdown on its opening drive of the second half. Those three scores extended the Tigers’ advantage from 21-14 late in the second quarter to 42-14 early in the third quarter. Carver-Columbus blanked Troup throughout the second half and thus scored 27 unanswered points en route to victory.

Top performers: Camren Russell found the endzone on a one-yard touchdown dive in the first quarter to cap off an 83-yard drive for Troup and level the score at 7-7. … Mess Bonner cut Troup’s deficit to 21-7 with a 44-yard scoring jaunt in the second quarter.

Starr’s Mill 49, Forest Park 18

How the game was won: Host Starr’s Mill led 14-0 after the opening quarter and piled on 27 points in the second quarter to take a 41-6 halftime lead. The Panthers’ final score in the first half was set up by a Cole Gilley interception, followed by a 60-yard run by Ricco Frey and a goal line rushing touchdown by Mitchell Prowant. The only Starr’s Mill points in the second half came on Prowant’s second rushing touchdown and it grew the Panthers’ lead to 49-12.

Top Performers: Ricco Frey ran in two first half touchdowns for Starr’s Mill and teammates Dion Munerlyn, Joe DeLuca and Connner Morgan added rushing touchdowns. … Mitchell Prowant rushed in two Panthers touchdowns.

Sequoyah 41, River Ridge 10

How the game was won: After falling behind 3-0 early, Sequoyah ripped off 21 straight points. The Knights’ third quarter touchdown made it 21-10, but the Chiefs would go on another run to score 20 straight to put the game out of reach.

Top Performers: Colorado-commit Derrion Rakestraw sparked a sluggish Sequoyah offense with two long touchdown catches. …Trey Mitchell racked up 140 yards rushing and two touchdowns. …Zach Stark tacked on a touchdown on the ground. …Jake Thomason recorded an interception in the win.

Cass 23, Dalton 8

How the game was won: Cass built a 13-0 halftime lead thanks to two field goals and a touchdown pass by quarterback Trevor Lowe.

Top performers: Lowe completed eight of his 12 passes for 58 yards and a touchdown. …Running back Derrick Maxwell rushed for 40 yards and a third quarter touchdown to break the game open 20-0. …The Cass defense forced caused six turnovers led by Boo Reed who had a fumble recovery, an interception, and two tackles for loss. …Brett Gaddy also had a big game on defense with an interception and a tackle for loss.

Kell 14, Forsyth Central 13

How the game was won: Forsyth Central battled back from a 14-0 fourth-quarter deficit against visiting Kell only to fall short in the final minute. The Bulldogs scored a touchdown with 35 seconds remaining to pull within 14-13, but they decided to play for the win instead of settling for overtime. An ensuing halfback pass on the two-point conversion was intercepted by Kell’s Shamaar Bennett.

Top performers: The Longhorns opened the scoring in quarter two with a 22-yard touchdown strike from Stone Hatfield to Bryson Armstrong. … Josiah Futral added to the visitors’ lead in the third quarter with a three-yard touchdown run. Ivan Walls was a force in the return game all night long and took the opening kickoff of the second half to Forsyth Central’s 40-yard line to set up Futral’s touchdown.

Allatoona 25, South Paulding 18

How the game was won: Russell Halimon had a 34-yard touchdown run and Brandon Rainey had a one-yard score to give visiting Allatoona a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter. South Paulding scored on an 80-yard screen pass on the next possession, but Allatoona was able to run out the clock after getting the ball back.

Top performers: Halimon rushed 34 times for 253 and one score. As a team, Allatoona rushed for 343 yards. … Rainey rushed for 73 yards and two one-yard touchdowns, his other score coming in the first quarter, and he was 3-for-5 passing for 37 yards. … Skyler Davis hit a 24-yard field goal in the third quarter to pull Allatoona to within one point, 11-10.

Sprayberry 33, North Springs 7

How the game was won: Sprayberry scored the game’s first 27 points to put host North Springs away in the first half. The Yellow Jackets led 13-0 after one quarter and 27-0 midway through the second before North Springs managed a touchdown prior to the intermission. Backup quarterback Abay Holmes came on for Sprayberry in the third quarter and ended any Spartans’ hopes of a comeback by throwing a touchdown pass to cap off the night’s scoring.

Top performers: Starting quarterback Andrew Pereira tossed a pair of first-half scoring strikes before leaving the game. Dreshun Miller and Zane Quillen had the touchdown receptions. … Trey Sermon ran for two touchdowns to lead the Yellow Jackets’ offense. … London Roberson caught the touchdown pass from Holmes during the third quarter.

Miller Grove 12, Banneker 6

How the game was won: Miller Grove’s Rashan Peterson picked off a Banneker pass at the Wolverines’ 35-yard line with 1:51 left in the fourth quarter as Banneker was driving.

Top performers: Miller Grove’s Ezekial Gouch had 14 carries for 119 yards and one touchdown. … Miller Grove’s Taurean Taylor finished with 13 carries 117 yards and one touchdown.

Houston County 34, Warner Robins 14

How the game was won: Houston County was guarding a slim lead (21-14) at the break against crosstown rival Warner Robins when the defense made a stand. The Bears held Warner Robins scoreless in the second half while posting 13 unanswered points to pad the lead.

Top Performers: Houston County quarterback Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes to Payton Johnson (2,11 yards). … Chris Brinson scored on a 4-yard rush. … Jaevan West rushed for touchdowns of two and 10 yards. … Warner Robins receiver Connor Johnston caught a 31-yard pass from quarterback Ivan Corbin. … Corbin also completed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Callaway.

South Forsyth 35, North Forsyth 3

How the game was won: Sam Outlaw ran wild in the first quarter with two big touchdown runs to spark the War Eagles. A 19-yard touchdown and a 74-yard burst helped South Forsyth to a 14-0 after the first quarter.

Top Performers: Sam Outlaw scored twice on the ground for South Forsyth. …Davis Shanely tossed a 37-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Camp and later added a 6-yard scoring run. …Stanley Epeagba put a capper on the scoring with a long 60-yard run in the fourth quarter. … Jose Boyzo-Medina sank a 15-yard field goal in the second quarter for the Raiders’ lone points.

Lanier 35, Cedar Shoals 0

How the game was won: Lanier scored three times in the second quarter to help the visiting Longhorns jump out to a 28-0 halftime lead. Marko Baity opened scoring in the first quarter with his first of two touchdowns, a five-yard rushing score. Marcella Baity made it 28-0 with a five-yard score.

Top performers: Quarterback Tahj Tolbert had a 2-yard rushing score and 28 yards on the ground. … Marcella Baity led Lanier with 104 yards rushing on 18 carries, and Marko Baity had 62 yards on 14 carries. … The Longhorns had four interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown by Michael Allen.

Gainesville 48, Apalachee 0

How the game was won: The Red Elephants jumped out to a 21-0 lead after one quarter thanks to two Chris Byrd touchdown runs. The Gainesville defense held Apalachee to -5 yards and no first downs in the opening half.

Top performers: Chris Byrd scored on touchdown runs of 60 and 1-yard in the first quarter to give Gainesville an early 14-0 lead. …Quarterback Messiah Dorsey ran for two touchdowns and passed for a pair. Dorsey scored on a 36-yard keeper and a 40-yard run. Rodarius Timmons caught touchdown passes from 52 yards and 10 yards out. …Chandler Stanton nailed two field goals of 44 and 28 yards.

Grovetown 21, Cross Creek 20

How the game was won: Visiting Cross Creek took a 13-0 lead after Jesse Marshall returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and added a 7-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Grovetown got on the board with just 1:14 left in the half as Skylor Vance connected with Jarred Cox for a 20-yard touchdown. Cross Creek, which lost 42-0 to Grovetown last year, made it a two-score lead with 4:40 left in the third quarter as Devon Hicks punched in a 1-yard touchdown run. Vance answered with a 49-yard touchdown run with 3:12 left in the third quarter to cut Grovetown’s deficit to 20-14. Grovetown finally took its first lead of the game with 4:45 left as Shiyear Woodbury punched in a game-winning 2-yard touchdown.

Top performers: Grovetown’s Skylor Vance tossed a 20-yard touchdown to Jarred Cox and ran in a 49-yard touchdown. … Shiyear Woodbury ran in the game-winning touchdown from 2-yards out. … Grovetown’s Jesse Marshall scored on a 90-yard kickoff return and a 7-yard run.

Class AAAA

Burke County 33, Washington County 27

How the game was won: Tied at 27 late in the fourth quarter, Burke County’s Keenan Parker scored the go-ahead touchdown with 36 seconds left. This came after a fumble by Washington County, and Parker recovered.

Top performers: Parker threw for 117 yards, ran for 40 yards and scored twice. … Washington County’s Darius Tucker ran for 121 yards and recorded two touchdowns.

Buford 49, White County 3

How the game was won: The Wolves outgained White County 431 yards to 52. Martin Mangram scored two rushing touchdowns in the first quarter to pace Buford.

Top Performers: Buford’s Mic Roof completed 13-of-19 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown. …Martin Mangram scored on runs of four and one yards. …Christian Turner found the end zone on a 4-yard run and A.J. Wansley went 42 yards on the ground for the Wolves’ final score of the night.

Locust Grove 21, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 0

How the game was won: Locust Grove did all of its scoring in the first half en route to a shutout of host Mt. Zion-Jonesboro. The Bulldogs came close to the endzone several times but were undone by costly penalties and a fumble that was recovered by Locust Grove’s Calvin Durham.

Top performers: Caleb Huntley rushed 10 times for 150 yards and one touchdown to lead the Wildcats’ offense. He extended the score to 14-0 midway through the second quarter with a 76-yard scoring jaunt. … Cameron Maddox completed 10 of 20 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns. He tossed a 45-yarder to Aubry Payne to kick off the scoring in the opening quarter before connecting with Andre Rountree on a 37-yarder just prior to halftime.

Thomson 49, Washington-Wilkes 6

How the game was won: Thomson’s Bill Mance scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter. Mance’s touchdown was followed by an 18-yard touchdown run by Rahsad Sturgis to give Thomson the 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Top performers: Mance scored two touchdowns for Thomson and had 100 yards rushing after the first half. … Sturgis had two rushing touchdowns and threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Trey Parker in the third quarter.

Woodward Academy 58, Clarkston 0

How the game was won: Woodward Academy scored 28 points in the first quarter to blow the game wide open and never looked back. The team finished with 387 total yards of offense.

Top performers: Woodward running back Jalen Polk rushed six times for 66 yards and a first quarter touchdown (one-yard run). …Quarterback Ryan Glover completed 10 of 12 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns, both of which were for 10 yards. …Joshua Johnson caught two passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. ..Stephen Witmer and Tahj Gary each rushed for two touchdowns.

Carrollton 42, North Hall 3

How the game was won: Keegan Hill housed a 62-yard punt return for Carrollton’s first score and Jaylan Thomas ran in a 3-yard touchdown with 3:18 left in the half to build a 14-3 lead. Carrollton running back Conrad Jackson opened the second half with a 6-yard touchdown run and teammate Jarvis Terrell made it 28-3 lead with a 40-yard rushing touchdown. Angelo Osario ran in a 23-yard touchdown with 2:30 remaining and Carrollton’s final score came with a 54-yard interception return for a touchdown by Jordan Bonner. Carrollton netted 351 rushing yards and 434 total yards of offense, despite committing 13 penalties to North Hall’s four.

Top Performers: Jarvis Terrell, Jaylan Thomas, Angelo Osori and Conrad Jackson each ran in Carrollton touchdowns, while quarterback DeMarcus Mitchell led with 11 carries for a game-high 114 yards. … Sam Jackson led North Hall with 61 rushing yards on three carries, including his 54-yard run that set up Chris Dennis’ 37-yard field goal. … Osario and Jordan Bonner notched interceptions and Bonner ran his in for a 54-yard touchdown. … Keegan Hill returned a punt 62 yards for a Carrollton touchdown.

Salem 19, Clarke Central 7

How the game was won: Salem quarterback Gerald Walker threw three touchdown passes, including a 24-yard toss to Andrew Morton to give the Seminoles their 19-7 fourth-quarter lead. The Salem defense held Clarke Central to just 32 yards in the second half.

Top performers: Jonathan Sewell ran in a 53-yard touchdown for Clarke Central. … Salem’s Justin Marshall tied the game at 7-7 after taking a screen 68 yards for a touchdown. … Gerald Walker threw for 312 yards and three touchdown passes, including two to Andrew Morton.

North Oconee 27, West Hall 7

How the game was won: The Titans managed to keep running back Kwon Williams and quarterback Jacob Satterfield in check as Sam Middlebrooks stole the show from under center. A 65-yard touchdown pass to Da’Marco Canty in the second quarter gave North Oconee a 10-0 lead entering the half that ended up being enough to capture the victory.

Top Performers: Sam Middlebrooks tossed two touchdown passes and hit Khyrie Moore for a 37-yard score with 3:24 left in the third to make it 24-7. …Canaan McLoud ran for a 9-yard touchdown for North Oconee after West Hall failed to recover an onside kick after Tyquan Statham returned a fumble 33 yards to make it 10-7 early in the third quarter. …Simon Clarke booted a 42-yard field goal and a 39-yarder for the Titans.

Spalding 23, Eagle’s Landing 20

How the game was won: Spalding scored the go-ahead touchdown with 12 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Spalding was down 14-10 at the end of the third quarter.

Top Performers: Eagle’s Landing’s Cam Lewis threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns. … Eagle’s Landing’s Antonio Gibson caught 10 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown. … Spalding ran for 181 yards and all three touchdowns were scored on the ground.

Class AAA

Peach County 41, Spencer 0

How the game was won: Peach County outplayed Spencer on both sides of the ball to put away the game at home in Fort Valley. The Trojans controlled the opening quarter scoring four touchdowns, putting the game out of reach.

Top performers: Otha Redding scored on runs of 3 and 12 yards and returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown. … kicker Omar Cervantes kicked two field goals (42 and 28 yards). … quarterback Tyrique McGhee rushed in from three yards and connected with Eddie Wilson for a 35-yard touchdown. … Peach County amassed 289 yards of offense, 192 passing, 97 rushing yards. … Spencer matched 201 yards of offense, 92 passing 109 rushing …

Cedar Grove 40, Douglass 13

How the game was won: Cedar Grove jumped out to a 28-0 lead at halftime and got two touchdown passes from quarterback Jelani Woods. Israel Spivey set the tone by taking back the opening kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown.

Top performers: Woods threw touchdown passes to Jesse Reverio and Elysee Mbem-Bosse, who also had an interception on defense, one of two Douglass turnovers. … LaBron Morris had two rushing touchdowns and Tre Shaw had one score on the ground. … Antoine Jackon had a fumble recovery for Cedar Grove.

Calhoun 55, North Murray 17

How the game was won: Kaelan Riley and the rushing attack of Olico Dennis helped spring the Yellowjackets to a 35-10 halftime lead. Calhoun scored six touchdowns on the ground.

Top Performers:  Kaelan Riley finished 6-of-9 for 140 yards and one touchdown pass. …Olico Dennis scored on all three of his rushes, totaling 105 yards on the night. Dennis found paydirt on runs of 74, 29 and 2 yards. …Baylon Spector led the Jackets with 75 yards receiving off of two catches. …Luke Jones caught a 26-yard touchdown pass. …Jess Ralston carried twice for 63 yards and two touchdowns. …Gauge Giddens added a 12-yard touchdown.

Lumpkin County 40, Our Lady of Mercy 14

How the game was won: Lumpkin County running back Zach Matthews had three first half touchdowns giving the team a 26-7 halftime lead they never gave up.

Top performers: Matthews finished with four rushing touchdowns of (32, 38, 1, and 80 yards). …Austin Pierce also added a rushing touchdown for Lumpkin County. …This marks Lumpkin County’s ninth consecutive win on Homecoming.

Westside-Macon 24, Central-Macon 21 (OT)

How the game was won: Westside-Macon, trailing 14-7 after three quarters, pulled off a comeback win to move past Central-Macon in overtime. Kicker Blaine Halvorson missed a 35-yard field goal attempt with three seconds remaining in regulation sending the game into overtime. Central took first possession but Westside defense held strong forcing a turnover on downs. Halvorson seized the opportunity and punched in the 32-yard field goal to put away the game.

Top performers: Westside’s Donta Pate rushed in from one yard out. … Gerimie Mitchell caught an 18-yard pass for a touchdown. … Lakelvin Clark added a 21-yard rushing touchdown. … Halverson was perfect on extra-points on the night. … Central quarterback Derrick Evans scored on runs of three and 17 yards. … Ivory Childers added a 10-yard reception for a touchdown.

Class AA

Brooks County 34, Perry 7
How the game was won: Brooks County’s Demontay Jones ran for two touchdowns and threw for a pair of scores in the first three quarters.
Top performers: Jones finished the night with 187 passing yards, 88 rushing yards and four total touchdowns. … Brooks County’s Jonathan White rushed for 96 yards on 15 carries.

Bremen 17, Rockmart 14

How the game was won: Bremen’s D.J. McBrayer scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 6-yard run with 10:23 left in the third quarter.

Top performers: McBrayer rushed for 179 yards on 34 carries and two touchdowns. … Rockmart’s Morgan Sims rushed for 72 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown. … Bremen kicker Jake Verity made a rare free kick before the half from 63 yards.

Fitzgerald 57, Macon County 32

How the game was won: Fitzgerald rushed the ball effectively to move past Macon County, scoring all eight touchdowns on rushing plays.

Top performers: Fitzgerald’s JD King scored four touchdowns (4, 7, 10 and 10 yards). … James Graham rushed in touchdowns from seven and 57 yards out. … Fitzgerald’s Montrell Harris returned a kick-off 85-yards for a touchdown. … Macon County quarterback Khari Lane passed for four touchdowns.

Pace Academy 26, Holy Innocents’ 0

How the game was won: Deon Jackson’s 48-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave Pace a comfortable 16-0 lead.

Top performers: Jackson rushed 17 times for 162 yards and a touchdown. …Quarterback Gunnor Faulk rushed three times for 75 yards and a touchdown. He also threw a third quarter touchdown to Spencer Hemmingway to push the lead to 23 points. …Kicker Samuel Sloman notched two fields. …The Pace Academy offense finished with 295 rushing yards on 32 carries and 352 yards of total offense.

Lovett 38, B.E.S.T. Academy 6

How the game was won: Lovett broke open a scoreless tie at the end of the first quarter by scoring three rushing touchdowns prior to halftime for the game’s first 21 points. Visiting B.E.S.T. Academy got a 50-yard touchdown pass from Nakia Davis to Katerian Legron late in the second quarter, but the Eagles never found a way to put up any additional points. Lovett won the rushing yardage battle 447 to 109 and racked up 517 total yards to B.E.S.T. Academy’s 293. The Eagles were doomed by a whopping 12 penalties for 219 yards.

Top performers: Four different Lions ran for touchdowns. Jay Harris had scoring runs of 10 and 20 yards, while Brady Tindall, K.J. Wallace and John Staton also found the endzone on the ground. Harris finished with 263 yards on 23 carries. … Cole McGowan converted all four of his extra points and kicked a 31-yard field goal in the third quarter.

Wesleyan 38, KIPP Atlanta 6

How the game was won: Wesleyan took care of an overmatched Warriors team and was able to play its backups for a majority of the game after jumping out to a 31-0 lead at the half. The Wolves used a balanced attack to control the tempo and take care of KIPP.

Top Performers: Jordan Argilagos carried the ball 12 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns. …Jordan Mack scored the first points of the game on a touchdown run at the 8:22 mark of the first quarter. …Jordan Weaver booted a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter. …Banks Ramsey threw a touchdown to Harrison Cook for Wesleyan’s final points.

Rabun County 42, Riverside Military 0

How the game was won: UGA-commit Charlie Woerner got the game started with a first quarter touchdown pass from Bailey Fisher, who would run in the Wildcats second score from 8-yards out to make it a 14-0 lead. Fisher added two touchdown passes to Alden Wright and touchdown runs by Cal Drummond and Austin Jones in the second half ballooned the lead.

Top Performers: Sophomore quarterback Bailey Fisher ran in an 8-yard touchdown and threw three touchdown passes. …. Charlie Woerner caught a touchdown pass and Alden Wright hauled in touchdowns in the second and third quarter. … Cal Drummond and Austin Jones each ran in Rabun County touchdowns.

Class A

Hebron Christian Academy 35, Towns County 0
How the game was won: Hebron took a 21-0 lead into halftime thanks to a Steve Dubose rushing touchdown and two passing touchdowns from Troy Allen.
Top performers: Dubose rushed 20 times for 175 yards and three touchdowns of 2, 3, and 6 yards. …Allen completed seven of 10 passes for 92 yards and two passing touchdowns. Zach Reed and Chris McGee caught touchdown passes of 22 and 50 yards respectively. …The Hebron defense did not allow a first down until 9:56 left in the fourth quarter thanks to a penalty. They allowed three total in the game.

Walker 16, Whitefield Academy 12

How the game was won: Joseph Vose rushed for a four-yard touchdown, his second of the night, in the third quarter to give Walker a 14-10 lead. The teams traded safeties from there, with Walker snapping the ball out of its end zone with under 10 seconds to play. Walker then stopped Whitefield on the next play from scrimmage, the last of the game, to get the home win.

Top performers: Vose opened scoring in the first quarter with a three-yard touchdown run. … Walker’s Paul Grazzini intercepted his second pass of the season. … Jordan Edge scored Whitefield’s lone touchdown in the first quarter.

Miller County 14, Seminole County 13

How the game was won:  Miller County’s Jordan George ran in the go-ahead touchdown with 1:53 left in the fourth quarter.

Top performers: George ran for 208 yards on 46 carries and tallied two touchdowns. … Seminole County’s Alex Fudge threw for 118 yards and one touchdown, and he also rushed for 46 yards and a touchdown.

Aquinas 35, Stratford Academy 28

How the game was won: In a back and forth game in which no team had larger than a 7-point lead and saw four ties, Aquinas captured its first and only lead of the game with 1:09 remaining in the fourth quarter after Stratford quarterback Patrick Sims was picked off. The Fightin’ Irish faced a fourth-and-one on their ensuing drive, but quarterback Liam Welch managed to pick up the first down. Soon after, Chris Gates scored on a 15-yard run to push Aquinas ahead and steal the win on the road.

Top Performers: D’angelo Durham powered the Aquinas offense on the ground and scored twice. The sophomore scored on a 25-yard run in the first quarter and a 71-yarder in the second which sent the game into the half tied at 14. …Chris Gates led the Irish with 141 yards on 18 carries. …Liam Welch scored twice on quarterback keepers with runs of nine and three yards. …Stratford was led by Sim Patrick who threw a 34-yard touchdown to Quintez Cephus and also added a 1-yard quarterback sneak for six; Cephus finished with five catches for 109 yards. …Tyler Jordan and O’Showen Williams both scored rushing touchdowns for the Eagles. …Williams gained 167 yards on the ground of 13 attempts.

Athens Academy 14, Commerce 7

How the game was won: Athens Academy’s Drew Richardson threw a go-ahead 18-yard touchdown pass to Wyatt Settles with 5:557 left in the fourth quarter.

Top performers: Richardson threw for 110 yards and one touchdown, and also rushed for 40 yards and a score. … Commerce’s Cole Chancey rushed for 166 yards on 22 carries.

Prince Avenue Christian 41, Athens Christian 7

How the game was won: Prince Avenue Christian posted 34 consecutive points through three quarters, creating an insurmountable lead that put away the game. The Wolverines led 27-0 at the half and harassed the Eagles into missing a field goal and fumbling in the first half.

Top Performers: Senior running back Kevon Hudson added two touchdowns on the ground. … Quarterback Noah Campbell hit Nick Brown and Jordan Hightower for early touchdowns. … Andrew Hayes found the end zone on the ground. … Backup quarterback Grant Roland scored on a QB sneak. …Athens Christian got its first points with 7:58 left in regulation on a Kyle Sartain touchdown catch.

Irwin County 28, Clinch County 12

How the game was won: Irwin County recovered an onside kick in the third quarter, and running back DJ Pollard scored on a 2-yard run to stretch the lead to 21-0. After leading 7-0 at the half, Irwin County’s Cartavion Benyard intercepted the pass on Clinch County’s play of the second half. Three plays later, quarterback Zach Tollar threw a 72-yard Irwin County touchdown pass to Ziaire Andrews.

Top performers: Pollard finished with 23 rushes for 136 yards and two touchdowns. …Tollar went four for eight passing for 113 yards and a touchdown. …Irwin County finished with 354 total yards to Clinch County’s 254.


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