Week 9 Football Round Up


Archer 56, Shiloh 7

How the game was won: Archer had five rushing touchdown in the first half and led 35-0.

Top performers: Jaymest Williams scored twice in the first quarter and twice in the second quarter. He had runs of four, five, 10, and 15 yards. ….Charles Toe (nine yards), Tyler Ramel (34 yards), and Keegan Strickland (13 yards) had one rushing touchdown each. …Will Bearden was 11-of-16 passing for 235 yards and threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Aramis Bryant. …Archer had 267 total rushing yards on 37 carries.

Parkview 42, South Gwinnett 28

How the game was won: Tyler Fleetwood’s 35-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Jack Chambers in the fourth quarter sealed the win for visiting Parkview, which was holding onto a 34-28 lead in the final period after being up 27-14 at halftime. Parkview finished with 549 yards of total offense.

Top performers: Chambers rushed 16 times for 145 yards and a touchdown and was 18-of-29 passing for 216 yards and two scores. His other touchdown pass went to Blake Bilz for six yards. He also threw a two-point conversion pass on the game’s final touchdown to Deion Slade. … Slade rushed for 70 yards and two scores. … John Boyd led Parkview with 94 yards receiving on nine catches. … Will Chandler was 2-for-2 on field goals, including a 45-yarder at the end of the first half.

Langston Hughes 35, South Cobb 14

How the game was won: Langston Hughes jumped out to a 21-0 lead at halftime. Quarterback Isaiah Green led the way for the host Panthers with four touchdown passes.

Top performers: Green threw two touchdowns to Tony Jones, and one each to Karam Puckett and Sean Nelson. … Linebacker Jeffrey Allison recovered a fumble in the end zone for Hughes.

Dacula 38, Brookwood 21

How the game was won: Dacula led just 14-7 at halftime, but the Falcons pulled away in the third quarter with a 23-yard Jakob Brashear rushing touchdown, a 28-yard Jaylon Jones receiving score from Wesley Whitehead and a 22-yard Antonio Yin field goal to go up 31-7.

Top performers: Brashear rushed 18 times for 163 yards and three touchdowns, including a 30-yard run in the second quarter and a 27-yard run in the fourth quarter to go along with his third-quarter score. … Whitehead completed two of four passes, but each went for a touchdown. His first touchdown pass was a five-yard score to Johnathan Grant in the second quarter. … Ty Harris rushed 22 times for 146 yards for host Dacula.

Etowah 38, Lassiter 28

How the game was won: Etowah scored 35 unanswered points to erase a 7-0 deficit and overwhelm visiting Lassiter. The Eagles took a 38-14 advantage into the fourth quarter before Lassiter mounted a charge with its third and fourth passing touchdowns of the night. Etowah finished with 430 rushing yards compared to the Trojans’ 26 yards on the ground.

Top performers: Tyray Devezin went wild for the Eagles, rushing 18 times for 298 yards. All five of Etowah’s touchdowns came thanks to Devezin’s legs and feet. He gained 330 yards from scrimmage. … Patrick Ferris completed six of eight passes for 101 yards to keep the Lassiter defense at least somewhat honest. … Cooper Cross threw four touchdown passes to lead the Trojans, including three to Cole Taylor and one that went for 85 yards. … Davis Heitzman caught the other scoring strike from Cross.

West Forsyth 38, South Forsyth 34

How the game was won: Forsyth County was conquered by the Wolverines as a 14-point fourth quarter rally stunned the visiting War Eagles. Trailing 34-31 with 5:24 to play, West Forsyth recovered an onside kick. Kiernen Hamilton subsequently found Ben Bresnahan for the two’s third touchdown hook up of the game to take a 4-point lead. South attempted a drive, but on fourth down Clint Hall sacked Davis Shanley with 1:43 remaining to secure the victory and muddy up the top of the Region 6 standings.

Top Perfomers: Kiernen Hamilton threw five touchdowns. …Ben Bresnahan caught touchdowns of 30, 24 and 5 yards. … Bryce Jones and Garrett Broxson caught touchdowns. Jones also kicked a 33-ard field goal. …Davis Shanley of South Forsyth tossed three touchdowns. …Jalen Camp caught two touchdowns for the War Eagles. …Sam Jackson added a 3-yard touchdown run in the loss.

Hillgrove 42, Kennesaw Mountain 9

How the game was won: Hillgrove nearly doubled up Kennesaw Mountain with 426 total yards to 216. The Mustangs were stifled and held to just 73 yards passing.

Top Performers: Jaylen McCollough rushed eight times for 113 yards and a touchdown. ..Matt Wilson completed 9-of-12 passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns. …Jeremiah Bridges caught five passes for two scores and 101 yards. Bridges also returned a kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown. …For Kennesaw Mountain, Dewan Warbington rushed for 60 yards while Gregory Martinez gained 63. …Baylor Cantrell nailed three field goals in the loss.

Lowndes 42, Lee County 7

How the game was won: Thanks to forcing four turnovers and holding Lee County to 0-for-11 on third down conversions, the Vikings were able to rout the visiting Trojans.

Top Performers: Lowndes out gained Lee County 441 total yards to 270. …Austin Dixon finished 12-for-24 with 182 yards and two touchdowns while gaining 90 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. …Xavier Jenkins caught three passes for 80 yards and a touchdown. …For Lee County, Garet Morrell completed 15-of-31 passes for 168 yards and one touchdown while adding nine carries worth 40 yards on the ground. …Corey Washington caught four passes for 96 yards and a score.

Milton 28, Cherokee 21

How the game was won: Cameron Adams scored on a five-yard run with 6:28 to play for his third touchdown of the game to give Milton its seven-point lead. Cherokee moved the ball into Milton territory on the ensuing possession but turned it over on downs, and Milton kneeled on the next play to run out the clock.

Top performers: Cherokee’s Brittain Brown rushed 24 times for 274 yards and three touchdowns, including a 62-yarder and an 88-yarder in the third quarter to briefly put Cherokee ahead 21-14. … Adams rushed 22 times for 184 yards and three touchdowns, including a 30-yard run in the second quarter. … Grayson Smith had a one-yard rushing score for Milton in the third quarter to tie the game at 21-21.

Westlake 41, Douglas County 0

How the game was won: Westlake surged to a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and took a 27-0 advantage into halftime as it coasted past visiting Douglas County. The Tigers used their big-play ability to make easy work of their region rivals. Five of their touchdowns came from at least 14 yards away and two of their offensive scores came from more than 50 yards out. Westlake all but clinched victory when Jarrett Cornelius returned an interception 33 yards to the house one minute prior to the intermission.

Top performers: Malik Willis rushed for two touchdowns and threw a 58-yard scoring strike to Marquez Louder in the third quarter to lead Westlake. Willis found the endzone on the ground with runs of 24 yards in the opening quarter and four yards in the second. … Kristen Griffin made the score 14-0 with a 55-yard scoring jaunt. … Maurice Peeks capped off the Tigers’ onslaught with a 14-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.


Creekview 38, Sequoyah 35

How the game was won: A laugher at the House of Pain turned into a nightmare as the Grizzlies rallied from down 35-7 in the second half to score 31 unanswered points and stun hated rival Sequoyah. Lalo Pena sank a 38-yard field goal with 6 seconds left after the Grizzlies tied the game on a pick six to complete the comeback. Creekview has owned Sequoyah since losing 35-34 in the two teams’ first meeting back in 2008. The Grizzlies have won seven consecutive now with six out of the eight meetings being one score games and four being decided by three points or less.

Top Performers: Kyle Wilkie completed 21-of-39 passes for 214 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. …Brian Davis caught 10 passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. …Jordan Ballowe recorded an interception for touchdown to tie the game late in the fourth.

Starr’s Mill 57, Morrow 0

How the game was won: Starr’s Mill led 42-0 at the half on the strength of two rushing touchdowns by Rico Frye and two touchdown passes from Joey DeLuca.

Top performers: DeLuca found Dion Munerlyn and Brandon Rew for touchdown passes. … Frye ended the night with three touchdowns, scoring once each in the first three quarters. … Linebacker Melvin Broomfield had an interception return for a touchdown. … Whitaker Chu connected on his only field goal attempt, a 30-yarder.

Jones County 24, Houston County 17

How the game was won: Jones County quarterback Bradley Hunnicutt started the game-winning drive at his own 23 yard line and capped it off with a 52-yard strike to Nick Singleton to go ahead 24-17. The Greyhounds’ Terrell Soloman picked off Jake Fromm (Alabama commit) in the end zone with :32 left on the clock secure victory, it was Soloman’s second pick of the night.

Top Performers: The Jones County defense sacked Fromm for losses of four, eight, 10 and 12 yards to apply pressure and keep the game close. … Chandler Ramage dashed for a 75-yard Jones County touchdown. … Shareez Hamm scored on a 23-yard reception. … Josh Skinner added the 40-yard field goal. …Singleton had nine receptions for 128 yards in the game. … Hunnicutt went 22-of-33 passing for 321 yards and two touchdowns. … The Greyhounds finished the game with 447 yards of total offense. … Fromm connected with Darion Anderson (25 yards) and Amari Cobert (24 yards) and finished the game 20-of-54 passing for 371 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions . … Jordan Strevig added a 24-yard field goal. … Houston County finished with 489 yards of total offense.

Cambridge 35, North Springs 19

How the game was won: Cambridge scored the first 21 points of the game, including 15 in the first quarter, to take control right away against host North Springs. The Spartans spread the ball around with three touchdowns through the air from two different throwers (one quarterback and one receiver) to three different pass-catchers, but they never cut the deficit to anything closer than 21-6.

Top performers: J.D. White scored two rushing touchdowns for the Bears, one from seven yards out to begin the scoring and another from 24 yards away. … Kaelin Byrd found the endzone for Cambridge’s second touchdown run of the game. … The Bears also scored on a blocked punt, as Will Britain picked up the loose ball at North Springs’ three-yard line and ran it in. … The final Cambridge touchdown came on a 40-yard pass from Cameron Moore to Christian Lail. … Rees Viersen of the Spartans threw scoring strikes of 20 and 46 yards, one to Derrien Wright and the other to Cortez Roberts.

Allatoona 48, Hiram 13

How the game was won: Leading just 20-13 at halftime, Allatoona exploded for three rushing touchdowns in the third quarter, two by Brandon Archibald and one by Charles Anderson, to go up 41-13.

Top performers: Archibald had three rushing touchdowns, two from one yard out and one for 36 yards. He finished with 118 yards on 12 carries. … Anderson led Allatoona in rushing with 12 carries for 126 yards and touchdowns of 43 and seven yards. … Allatoona quarterback Brandon Rainey threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Michael Pynes, who finished with 31 yards receiving. … Skyler Davis was 2-for-2 on field goals, connecting from 45 and 35 yards out.

Alexander 29, Villa Rica 17

How the game was won: Alexander withstood 421 yards passing from the arm of Villa Rica quarterback Noah Smith and overpowered the Wildcats with a balanced offensive attack. The Cougars also were able to sack Smith three times.

Top Performers: Daetrich Harrington rushed for 197 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries. …Baylor Whitfield led the passing game going 12-of-18 for 288 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. …Justin Hall caught six passes for 200 yards and two scores. …EJ Turner caught four balls for 80 yards and a touchdown. …Noah Smith led Villa Rica with 421 yards passing, two touchdowns and one interception.

Stockbridge 48, Ola 27

How the game was won: Stockbridge’s 20-point first quarter set the tone as the offense finished with 386 total yards, including 267 rushing yards.

Top performers: Jalen Holston led Stockbridge with 113 rushing yards and two touchdowns. …Marquez Ezzard had 94 receiving yards and two scores in the victory.

Drew 36, Mundy’s Mill 26

How the game was won: Quarderman Sloan’s 31-yard touchdown pass to CJ Davenport in the fourth quarter sealed the win for Drew and made it a two-possession lead.

Top performers: Sloan rushed for over 150 yards and had scoring runs of four, 16, and 95 yards. …Bryson Duckworth had a 45-yard rushing touchdown. This came after quarterback Joseph Newman fumbled the ball and Duckworth picked it up and ran it all the way for the score.

Lakeside-Evans 37, Grovetown 14

How the game was won: Lathan McLaurin caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from Nick Patterson in the fourth quarter to stretch the Lakeside lead to 31-14 and put the game out of reach.

Top performers: Patterson finished with two touchdowns. In addition to his 37-yard touchdown pass, he also had a 7-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. …Reid Tulowitzky sparked the Lakeside defense with his 26-yard interception return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

Flowery Branch 41, Apalachee 6

How the game was won: Trey Wilcoxson’s 16-yard touchdown run in third quarter pushed the Flowery Branch lead to 28-6, and they cruised from there.

Top performers: Wilcoxson had three rushing touchdowns. His 5-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was followed by the 16-yarder in the third. His final score came on a 4-yard run in the third quarter. …Korey Graham threw two touchdown passes. His first was a 66-yarder to Cortez Davis in the first quarter. His second went for 25 yards to Malik Drayton. …Drayton also scored on a 28-yard run. …Apalachee’s Stephen Massillon rushed for 63 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown in the first half.

Clarke Central 44, Gainesville 7:

How the game was won: In Clarke Central’s previous nine meetings with Gainesville, the Gladiators lost seven games and the two wins were narrow 14-7 victories. Friday’s 37-point victory is the largest in series history and moves Clarke Central to 3-4 this year, while dropping Gainesville to 4-3. JaQua Daniels answered Gainesville’s only lead of the game with a 63-yard screen pass touchdown to tie it 7-7. Sophomore quarterback Jack Mangel added two touchdown passes and a touchdown run and the defense produced an Aaron Gresham safety and Zay Brown fumble return for a touchdown to make it 37-7 at the half. Reggie Smothers gave Gainesville a 44-7 lead with an interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter.

Top Performers: Clarke Central’s Rayshawn McCall set the school record with his 20th career reception seven seconds before the half. … Jack Mangel rushed for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to McCall and Desmond Sorels.

Northside-Warner Robins 58, Warner Robins 14

How the game was won: Northside-Warner Robins outplayed Warner Robins in every aspect of the game. The Eagles turned three Demon turnovers into scores and finished with seven rushing touchdowns in the romp. Northside matched the largest margin of victory in the history of the rivalry (44-0 Northside in 1998).

Top Performers: Desean Dinkins led the way with rushing touchdowns of one, five, and 24 yards. … Tobias Oliver added two rushing touchdowns of three yards each. … Armand Childs recovered a fumble and took it 41 yards for the score. … Marcus Jolly scored from three yards out. … Justin Alonso added a 26-yard field goal. … Trayvon Willis set up an Oliver touchdown with a 40-yard run to the goal line. … Jalen Andrews had an interception for Northside. … Warner Robins quarterback Ivan Corbin connected with Marquez Callaway for a 17-yard touchdown. … Javian Bradford-Jackson scored on a short rushing touchdown.

Rome 62, Woodland-Bartow 0

How the game was won: T.J. Stubbs returned two punts for touchdowns in the first half to help Rome build a 34-0 lead at intermission. Rome outgained Woodland 348-to-58 in total yards.

Top performers: Jamious Griffin and Jalynn Skyes each rushed for two Rome touchdowns and ShiDell Milsap and Tyrish Martin found the end zone for scores. …T.J. Stubbs returned punts of 57 and 59 yards for touchdowns.

Class AAAA

Sandy Creek 49, Troup 7

How the game was won: Sandy Creek scored six first-half touchdowns and led 42-7. Ian Barnes took the opening kickoff of the second half back for a touchdown to seal the victory.

Top performers: Eric Woods had two touchdowns, including a receiving and a rushing score. …Bryant Walker threw two touchdown passes, one to Woods and one to Korey Banks. …Javon Jackson took back a punt for a touchdown to add another special teams touchdown for Sandy Creek.

Locust Grove 28, Eagles Landing 21

How the game was won: Locust Grove quarterback Cameron Maddox broke a 14-14 halftime score with a pair of 5-yard rushing touchdowns to take a 28-14 lead. After Eagles Landing cut the lead to 28-21, they turned the ball over on downs on their final drive.

Top performers: Maddox was 13-of-16 passing for 150 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 43 yards and had three scores. …East Carolina-commit Aubry Payne had six catches for 92 yards at the tight end position. He scored on a 42-yard reception for Locust Grove.

Mary Persons 30, Upson- 14

How the game was won: Mary Persons pulled off the comeback after Upson-Lee led 14-0 early in the second quarter. The Bulldogs shifted the momentum in their favor by opening the second half with a 10-play touchdown drive and recovering a fumble on the ensuing Knights possession. Mary Persons held Upson scoreless in the second half to ensure victory.

Top Performers: Quarterback Jake Johnston connected with Bralen Harvey for a 13-yard touchdown pass. … Harvey also added a goal line rushing touchdown. … Jaquavious Sims scored on runs of three and eight yards. … Upson Lee quarterback Kalen Pluckett completed a 27-yard touchdown pass to Kedarious Traylor. … Quay Reviere added a 3-yard touchdown run.

Pickens 52, LaFayette 0

How the game was won: Chris Pittman gave Pickens a 14-0 first quarter lead with two 1-yard touchdown runs. Dillon Gasaway ran in a 5-yard touchdown and 6-yard score in the second quarter to make it a 28-0 halftime lead. Gasaway continued the domination in the second half with a 32-yard touchdown with to make it 35-0. Trevon Hawkins found the end zone with 6:57 left in the third quarter to push the lead to 42-0. Ty Chastain kicked a 42-yard field goal to make it 45-0 and Hawkins added his second score on a 35-yard run to open the fourth quarter.

Top Performers: Chris Pittman ran in two touchdowns and Dillon Gasaway finished with three Pickens rushing scores. … Trevon Hawkins rushed for two second half touchdowns and Ty Chastain kicked a 42-yard field goal.

Cairo 42, Thomas County Central 35

How the game was won: Jamal Thomas scored from 11 yards out in the fourth quarter to break a 35 all tie and give Cairo the victory. This came after Thomas County Central battled back from a 35-14 deficit at halftime.

Top performers: Thomas was the story of the night. He had a total of five touchdowns, three of which came on the ground. He scored on two 11-yard runs, and a two-yard run. He also caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from quarterback John Michael Owens and took a kickoff back 90 yards for a touchdown. …Kelias Williams scored from 53-yards out and on a 1-yard run for Thomas County Central. …Nick Patterson also scored twice for Thomas County Central. He had scoring runs of three and 20 yards.

Lanier 42, Heritage-Conyers 0

How the game was won: Heritage-Conyers hung tough through a scoreless first quarter before host Lanier raced away for a 21-0 lead at halftime and a 35-0 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Once the Longhorns got rolling, they were dominant in every department. They won the total yardage battle 300 to 75 and racked up 210 yards on the ground compared to a mere 14 for the Patriots.

Top performers: Marko Baity carried 12 times for 75 yards and one touchdown to pace Lanier. Baity also caught an 18-yard scoring strike from Tahj Tolbert to make the score 14-0. … Marcella Baity gained 80 yards on 17 rushes and found the endzone from 11 yards out and eight yards away, both times in the third quarter. … Tolbert completed 13 of 19 passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns. … Noah Fritz capped off the scoring with an 11-yard touchdown run.

St. Pius 31, Chamblee 7

How the game was won: Michael Bresnahan caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Reed Egan to build the Golden Lions’ lead to 28-0 before the half. The Pius defense forced three turnovers, including two in the first quarter that led to one-play scoring drives.

Top performers: Christian Bicego lead Pius in rushing with five carries for 61 yards and a touchdown. His score came on a 36-yard run in the first quarter. …Egan went 8-of-10 passing with the one touchdown. …Pius racked up 313 yards of total offense with 242 of those coming on the ground. Grant Holloman and Nkem Nioku had rushing touchdowns of their own. Holloman went in from one yard out, while Nioku scored on a 15-yard run.

North Oconee 20, White County 0

How the game was won: The Titans scored their first shutout of the season and moved to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the region. A 7-play, 65-yard scoring drive opened the game up for North Oconee.

Top Performers: Simon Clarke added a 27-yard field goal and a 35-yarder. …Saajan Patel returned an interception for a touchdown with 2:49 to play in the third quarter.

Woodward Academy 37, Fayette County 8

How the game was won: Fayette County led 2-0 after a first quarter safety and maintained the lead heading into the second quarter before Woodward exploded and ripped off 37 unanswered points.

Top Performers: Ryan Glover completed 7-of-13 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns. Glover also added a 14-yard touchdown run. …Joshua Johnson caught a 31-yard touchdown while Antone Williams hauled in a 43-yard scoring pass. …Williams finished with three catches for 97 yards, he also added a 63-yard kick return touchdown. …Jalen Polk punched in a 2-yard touchdown run. …Darien Wiggins recorded a safety for Woodward. …Anthonie Powell scored on a 5-yard run for Fayette County’s lone touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Carrollton 41, Whitewater 3

The Trojans (4-3) held Whitewater to 92 total yards of offense and averaged 7.1 yards per play (254 total yards) on the offensive side to extend their winning streak to four games. Jordan Bonner opened the scoring with a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown five minutes into the opening quarter. Thomas Culwell caught a 62-yard Carrollton touchdown pass on the Trojans’ next possession from Mark Wright. Liam Voigt booted a 27-yard Whitewater Field goal late in the first quarter to cut it to 14-3 before Carrollton closed the game with 27 unanswered points. Javis Terrell and Jaylan Thomas ran in touchdowns and Culwell returned a punt 51 yards for a touchdown before the half. Carrollton’s final points came on a 9-yard touchdown from Wright to Chris Moore with 11:50 left.

Top Performers: Mark Wright led Carrollton with 10-of-12 passing for 141 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. … Thomas Culwell caught three passes for a game-high 94 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown and he returned a punt 51 yards for a score. Chris Moore’s only reception went for a 9-yard touchdown. …. Jaylan Thomas carried the ball 13 times for 71 yards and a touchdown and Jarvis Terrell took six carries for 30 yards and a score.

Veterans 35, Perry 7

How the game was won: Veterans jumped to a 21-0 halftime lead and got three rushing touchdowns from Desjuan Harris.

Top Performers: Veterans’ Harris scored on runs of 13, 21, and 25 yards. … Isaiah Gray added a 56-yard touchdown on a kickoff return. … Logan Byrd added a 61-yard score on the ground. … In the first half Byrd accounted for 96 of 160 of the total team rushing yardage. … Perry found scoring from Jarius Hart on a goal line dive.

Class AAA

Fannin County 31, Dawson County 15

How the game was won: Clay Ware gave Fannin County a 10-0 lead with a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter. Jack Roper scored a 4-yard Fannin County touchdown and Adam Ingram caught a touchdown in the second quarter to push the lead to 24-0. Roper answered a Dawson County touchdown with a 10-yard touchdown run, his second of the game, to push the lead back to 31-8 before Dawson County added a late fourth quarter touchdown.

Top Performers: Clay Ware returned an interception 50 yards for a Fannin County touchdown. Jack Roper ran in two Fannin County touchdowns.

Hart County 41, Jackson County 24

How the game was won: Zach Maldanado intercepted a Jackson County pass and ran it back 60 yards for a touchdown to give Hart County a 15-point fourth quarter lead. This came after Hart County took the lead on a Trae Stowers 1-yard touchdown run.

Top performers: Maldanado scored twice on offense in addition to his interception return touchdown. He caught a 25-yard touchdown pass and a 61-yard touchdown pass, both from quarterback Robert Allen, Jr. …Trey Clarke scored twice on the ground for Hart County. He had touchdown runs of 61 and 33 yards.

East Hall 24, Johnson-Gainesville 14

How the game was won: Austin Parker’s 29-yard touchdown pass to Jacquen Hopkins broke a 14-14 tie in the second quarter. East Hall took a 21-14 lead into halftime.

Top performers: East Hall’s Jiel Vargas scored twice in the first half. His 1-yard touchdown run was the first score of the game. He also scored on an 8-yard run in the second quarter. …Victor Romero notched a 25-yard field goal in the third quarter to give East Hall a two-score lead. His field goal was the only score of the second half. …Eric Gallardo led the Johnson offense with a 23-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and Sam Corbett ran it in from 1-yard out in the second to tie the score at 14-14.

Franklin County 21, West Hall 14

How the game was won: After trading scores, Franklin County pulled ahead on a Conner Williams 43-yard touchdown run with 1:14 to play. The Spartans had a chance to tie the game, but turned the ball over with 28 seconds remaining.

Top Performers: Jacob Brown caught a 10-yard fade pass from Tyrique David to give the Lions a 7-0 lead after a scoreless first quarter. …Kwon Williams of West Hall tied the game on a 53-yard run at the 8 minute mark of the third quarter. …Williams recorded his second interception of the day when he picked off a David pass in the end zone to stop a Lions drive with 10 minutes to play in the fourth. …Eshun Hall caught a 46-yard touchdown with 4:16 remaining in the fourth to give Franklin County the lead. …Tyrese Osborne scored six on a 39-yard touchdown run at the 3:41 mark to tie the game back at 14.

Jefferson 49, East Jackson 0

How the game was won: Colby Wood opened the game with a 12-yard touchdown run and Zack Boobas added three more first quarter touchdowns to build the Dragons’ early 28-0 lead. Boobas’ first score came on a 20-yard interception return touchdown and he followed it with back-to-back rushing scores. Darrian Hill ran in two more touchdowns in the second quarter and Zac Corbin’s 4-yard run to close the half capped off the scoring at 49-0.

Top Performers: Zack Boobas ran in two touchdowns and returned an interception 20 yards for a score in the first quarter. …Darrian Hill ran in a 28 and 22-yard touchdown in the second quarter. …Colby Wood and Zac Corbin also ran in Jefferson touchdowns.

Class AA

Brooks County 21, Fitzgerald 17

How the game was won: Brooks County stopped host Fitzgerald on three consecutive rushing attempts from the one-yard line on the last drive of the game to preserve a tenuous 21-17 lead. Despite the relatively low-scoring contest, a whopping six lead changes took place. In fact, neither team ever managed consecutive, unanswered scores in the entire game.

Top performers: Jonathan White rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns to lead Brooks County. His scores gave the Trojans first-half leads of 7-6 and 14-9. … Brooks County’s game-winning drive started after a fumble recovery by Kevin Hunter. It culminated with a 28-yard scoring strike from Demontay Jones to Toriano Porterfield. … Purple Hurricane quarterback James Graham rushed for 145 yards and went 3-for-4 for 54 yards through the air.

Lovett 43, Holy Innocents’ 0

How the game was won: Lovett heated up after a slow first quarter to take a 22-0 lead into halftime and ultimately dominate its road game at Holy Innocents’. The Lions tacked on a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to account for the 42-point final margin. They amassed 398 yards of total offense to the Golden Bears’ 144 yards. Lovett gained 302 yards on the ground and limited its opponent to 43 passing yards.

Top performers: Lions’ quarterback Brady Tindall rushed for 105 yards on 13 keepers and went 7-for-15 through the air for 96 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Tindall opened the scoring with a 33-yard pass to K.J. Wallace and hit Jay Harris with a touchdown strike in the second quarter. … Harris also carried 13 times for 129 yards and two touchdowns. … Wallace finished with three receptions for 67 yards. … Max McCrady and Crawford Schwieger scored Lovett’s last two touchdowns on the ground.

Cook 35, Appling County 0

How the game was won: Chris Kinsey’s five-yard touchdown run in the second quarter gave Cook a 28-0 halftime lead.

Top performers: Brandon Doe had a 75-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and he caught a 49-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Connor Hilliard in the third quarter. …Hilliard finished with three passing touchdowns in the game.

Metter 34, Harlem 33

How the game was won: Curt Muns caught a touchdown pass from Owen Price in the first overtime but Harlem failed on its fake extra point try, giving Metter the one-point victory. Metter scored first in overtime when Tremendus Burke scored on a two-yard touchdown run, which was followed by the game-winning extra point.

Top performers: Metter’s second half offense was the difference in the game. Coming back from a 27-14 deficit at halftime, their 23-yard rushing touchdown with minutes to go in regulation tied the score at 27. …Their defense also came through causing two big interceptions. The first one came in the first quarter when Alijeraude Dekle ran an interception back nine yards for a touchdown. …Harlem was led by quarterback Owen Price who threw three touchdown passes, two of which went to Bailey Postell.

Class A

Stratford Academy 50, Twiggs County 0

How the game was won: The Eagles picked off five passes to shut out Twiggs County. Jaylan Hughes returned an interception for a touchdown to open up the scoring and set the tone.

Top Performers: O’Showen Williams scored three touchdowns. Williams caught a 51-yard touchdown pass from Sim Patrick and later added rushing touchdowns of 5 and 23 yards. …Patrick tossed a touchdown to John Michael O’Quinn before adding a 1-yard scoring plunge. …Jaylan Hughes recorded two interceptions. …Quintez Cephus, Noah Hill and Kendall Green all picked off passes.

Athens Academy 41, Lakeview Academy 10

How the game was won: Lakeview Academy outscored Athens Academy 10-7 in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 20-10 at the half, but the Spartans added a 21-0 advantage in the second half to cruise to the 31-point victory. Athens Academy outgained Lakeview Academy 504 to 103 in total yards.

Top performers: Drew Richardson took 18 carries for 156 yards and three touchdowns while adding 147 yards threw the air. …Will Corry finished with 113 yards and 19 carries and found the end zone twice. … Matt Moseley threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Owen Robers. … Alex Chronos and Kaleb Bryant each intercepted Lakview Academy passes. … Lakeview Academy’s Thad Webb finished 5 of 19 passsing for 20 yards and a touchdown to Avonte Gober, who finished with tied with Brandon Browner with a team-high seven receiving yards against the stout Spartans defense.

Fellowship Christian 28, Whitefield 3

How the game was won: Fellowship Christian steadily pulled away from visiting Whitfield by scoring one touchdown in each of the four quarters. A dominant Paladins defense held Whitefield to nothing more than a 29-yard field goal by William Hellier just prior to halftime. That cut the WolfPack’s deficit to 14-3 at the intermission, but Fellowship Christian had no trouble outscoring its opponent 14-0 in the second half.

Top performers: Tyler Matthesen rushed for a touchdown and caught a scoring strike from Jack Hardin to lead the Paladins. Matthesen hauled in a 10-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter before finding the endzone again in the third. Hardin threw two first-half touchdowns, also connecting with Trey Robinson from two yards out. … Andrew Johnson capped off the scoring with a touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Prince Avenue Christian 42, Towns County 14

How the game was won: The high-powered Wolverine offense ripped the Towns County defense to shreds. Prince led 42-0 before Towns found the end zone in the second half.

Top Performers: Kevon Hudson scored twice on the ground with runs of 59 and 4 yards. …Andrew Hayes found the end zone to open up the scoring in the first quarter. …Landon Dover scored two touchdowns, one coming via a fumble recovery in the end zone after a blocked punt. …Jordan Hightower rushed for a 67-yard touchdown. …Daniel Calderon added an interception in the win.


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  1. Morrell Productions
    October 17, 2015 at 4:51 pm #

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