North Clayton 20, Banneker 6: North Clayton (4-1) held on for a 20-6 win after leading 20-0 at the half against host Banneker (3-3). Adalius Matthews ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries for the Eagles. Michael Ross added 28 yards rushing to go along with three catches for 74 yards for North Clayton.
Westminster 27, Blessed Trinity 15: Westminster (3-2) got receiving touchdowns of 43 and 40 yards from Khamal Brown and a 2-yard rushing score from Ralph David Abernathy IV to defeat visiting Blessed Trinity (3-2). The Wildcats also blocked and recovered a punt in the end zone for a score. Spencer McManes had two rushing touchdowns (19 and 16 yards) for the Titans.
Allatoona 18, Cartersville 13: Miles Jones scored the winning touchdown on a 25-yard run with under just under four minutes to play to lead the hosts (4-1) to victory. Jones finished 212 yards on 34 carries. Quarterback Jared Harris also scored on a quarterback sneak, and C.J. Herron ran for a three-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The Hurricanes dropped to 4-1.
McEachern 56, South Cobb 22: McEachern quarterback Dondre Purnell was 8-of-15 passing for 170 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a score against visiting South Cobb (3-2). Zarold Wilder added 165 rushing yards on 16 carries, including touchdown runs of 44 and 12 yards. Tray Fletcher added two TD receptions for McEachern (4-1)
Columbia 25, Stone Mountain 21: Quarterback Derrick McQueen led host Columbia (3-3) to a 25-21 victory over Stone Mountain (4-2) with three touchdowns passing and one rushing. Running back O’Kenno Loyal led the Eagles with 174 yards on 27 carries. McQueen had 126 yards of total offense (28 yards rushing, 98 yards passing).
Dacula 42, Central Gwinnett 14: Quarterback Rocky Capobianco scored three touchdowns and ran for 152 yards in Dacula’s 42-14 victory over host Central Gwinnett (2-4). George Morris scored on a 22-yard touchdown for the Black Knights. The Falcons (4-1) finished with 315 total yards, all rushing.
Parkview 59, Berkmar 20: Joe Anderson scored twice on the ground (55 and 39 yards) and intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown as host Parkview (2-3) defeated Berkmar (3-3). Panthers quarterback Jack Esmonde passed for two touchdowns (34 and 19 yards), and Raphael Kirby also scored twice on the ground.
Wesleyan 48, Pace Academy 14: Wesleyan (6-0) running back Kyle Karempelis rushed for 235 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries while quarterback Andrew Frerking completed 10 of 15 passes for 169 yards and four touchdowns. The host Knights (4-1) scored in the first quarter on a 42-yard pass from Will Brewster to Josh Swan to draw to within 14-7.
Centennial 28, Milton 7: Centennial (3-3) earned all four on the ground, capping scoring with a 1-yard scoring run by Jessie Burdick in the fourth quarter. Centennial also got rushing scores from quarterback Sean Gilrain (1 yard), Danny Deshong (17 yards), and Zietrick Smith (16 yards). A.J. Canara scored the lone TD for Milton (1-4).
Holy Innocents’ 48, Mt. Pisgah 21: The visiting Golden Bears (4-2) rushed for 519 yards and were led by John Galloway, who rushed for 291 yards and three touchdowns, and Harrison Andros, who ran for 127 yards and three touchdowns. Mt. Pisgah (4-1) trailed 28-14 at the half before Holy Innocents’ exploded for 20 third quarter points.
St. Pius 49, Riverwood 14: Four-hundred total yards and a 42-0 halftime lead paced the visiting Golden Lions (5-1). Eight players scored for St. Pius. Golden Lion quarterback Trey White hit Payne Penter for 45-yards away to open the scoring. Logan Rosborough scored from three-yards out. Geno Smith and TJ Holloman also scored. Riverwood drop to 1-5.
Contributors: Alex Ewalt, Josh Bagriansky, Joe Deighton