Ranked teams rolled tonight in metro Atlanta as Tucker, Hillgrove, McEachern, Walton and others dominated their outmatched foes. In some close region contests, Collins Hill edges Mill Creek while Blessed Trinity kicked a late field goal to beat Lovett.
Look for your school below in our Friday Night roundup ...
Collins Hill 35, Mill Creek 32: Nick England scored once on the ground and caught the game-winning touchdown pass from Brett Sheehan with eight seconds remaining. Jordan Parker helped the visiting Eagles with touchdown runs of 35 and 70 yards.
Dacula 22, South Gwinnett 20 (OT): Rocky Capobianco scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in overtime for the visitors, who then converted a two-point conversion after botching the PAT. Bernard Morrison’s score kept the Comets alive, but the two-point conversion failed.
Duluth 30, Meadowcreek 0: The host Wildcats built a 23-0 half-time lead and pitched a shutout for the first time this season. Senior running back Matthew Randle ran for two touchdowns in the first half for Duluth.
Harrison 37, Campbell 7: The visiting Hoyas took control of the game early with a safety and subsequent touchdown to take a 9-0 lead. Quarterback Clay Chastain completed 13 of 14 passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns. A.J. Smith scored on a two-yard run and 10-yard catch for Harrison.
Hillgrove 31, North Cobb 6: The visiting Hawks got 150 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 13 attempts by Alabama commit Kenyan Drake to improve to 7-0. Hillgrove quarterback Elijah Ironside had 15 completions for 116 yards.
Lassiter 35, Wheeler 7: The Trojans rode the hot arm of Eddie Printz to a road win over Wheeler. Printz threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns. Isiah Willis caught four of Printz’s passes including one for a touchdown. Willis also added a rushing touchdown.
M.L. King 26, Newton 10: The host Lions overcame an early deficit to shutout Newton in the second half. Jonquel Dawson passed for 199 yards and three touchdowns with two of the scores caught by Joshua Stanford, one of which went for 83 yards.
McEachern 52, Pebblebrook 14: Trent Thompson led McEachern by throwing four touchdown passes, including a pair to Malik Williams. The visiting Indians got two rushing scores from Mike Sherman, while Amba Etta-Tawo and Trey Fletcher also hauled in touchdown receptions.
Milton 42, Northview 30: The visiting Eagles withstood a Northview comeback behind Peyton Barber and the ground game. Barber rushed for two touchdowns while Milton as a team rushed for 315 total yards. The Eagles also passed for 150 yards with 60 yards coming on a Ryan Jenkins touchdown reception.
Newnan 31, Luella 21: Rodney Tennie returned an interception 91 yards for a touchdown on the game’s final play to seal Newnan’s home victory. Aundre Morgan also recovered a fumble in the end zone and Tanaris Portress returned a fumble 61 yards for another Cougars score.
North Gwinnett 35, Mountain View 7: Quarterback Scotty Hosch led the charge for the host Bulldogs with 317 yards passing and three scores, two to wide receiver Chad Scott. Running back Joe Jones added two rushing touchdowns for North Gwinnett.
Peachtree Ridge 41, Norcross 14: Billy Best completed 10 passed for 288 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a score to lead Peachtree Ridge. Joe Horn caught both scoring strikes for the host Lions, who got 141 yards from scrimmage and three rushing touchdowns from DiAndre Atwater.
Stephenson 46, Langston Hughes 0: The Jaguars tamed the visiting Panthers behind five rushing touchdowns. Brandon Washington, Mike Davis and Pernell Whitehead each combined for the rushing scores while Demarcus Sweat returned a punt for a 55-yard touchdown. As a team, Stephenson forced three turnovers.
Walton 38, Cherokee 3: Walton improved to 7-0 behind two touchdown passes from Parker McLeod. Tyren Jones rushed for 104 yards and a score, and Daron Blaylock ran an interception back 85 yards for a score for the visiting Raiders.
West Forsyth 38, North Forsyth 0: The host Wolverines held North Forsyth to just 23 total yards to improve to 7-1. Quarterback A.J. Erdely completed 9-of-14 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown, while running back Blake Roberts ran for 72 yards and two yards.
Chapel Hill 42, Alexander 21: Quarterback Quartez Walker rushed for two touchdowns and passed for a score for visiting Chapel Hill. Walker also had a 48-yard punt return and a 52-yard kickoff return that set up scores. Devin White added a 48-yard touchdown run for the Panthers.
Creekview 41, Cass 38: Kadeem Buford scored on the opening kickoff for the host Colonels. Buford would add a second touchdown, but it would not be enough to hold off the Grizzlies in double overtime. Quarterback Brandon Ethridge threw two touchdown passes for Cass.
East Paulding 63, Hiram 14: Mitchell Webb threw a pair of long touchdown passes to Andrej Suttles as East Paulding remained undefeated. The visiting Raiders led 49-7 at halftime and capped off the scoring with a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Marcus Gilbert.
Flowery Branch 21, Heritage 13: Hakeem Lewis led a late comeback for the hosts with a pair of touchdown runs. But the Falcons stopped a late Patriots drive on their 5-yard line. C.J. Curry caught two scores for the victors.
Lambert 38, Woodland-Bartow 34: Lambert led most of the way and held off a late charge by Woodland-Bartow. Chandler Register rushed for a 48-yard touchdown and the host Longhorns also got scoring runs from Reid Gill and David Broadus. Tyler Couvault added a 40-yard field goal.
Madison County 22, Rockdale County 21: Madison County trailed 21-7 with six minutes remaining, but stormed back for a dramatic victory. The host Red Raiders were led by Alex Jordan, who tossed three touchdown passes. Trey Burton’s second scoring reception of the night was the game-winner with five seconds left.
NW Whitfield 28, Forsyth Central 21: Colter Cresswell hit Cliff Phillips for a 31-yard touchdown, and Silas Ledford ran in a 23-yard score with 3:04 left as the visitors scored 14 straight in the fourth quarter to win. Ledford finished with 146 yards rushing.
North Clayton 22, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 6: Aaron Atwater returned a blocked punt 20 yards to open the scoring for the Eagles in their road victory over Mt. Zion. Darius Mathis had a five-yard touchdown run, and Chris Weems caught a touchdown strike from Dennis Johnson for North Clayton.
Osborne 42, North Paulding 25: The host Cardinals defeated North Paulding behind Jaywon Christian’s stellar day. The running back powered the team by rushing for 200 yards and four touchdowns. Wideout Nyikki Height caught the other two Osborne touchdowns.
Tucker 37, Miller Grove 6: Tucker ran for 292 yards on 40 carries, getting rushing touchdowns from Jordan Landry (9 yards), Yusuf Minor (36, 6) and Dallas Rivers (42, 9). The Tigers, No. 1 in Class AAAA, improved to 7-0 with the Region 6 road victory. Tucker missed a PAT in the game, but got three two-point conversions with Rivers, Josh Dawson and Terrell Simmons finding the end zone. Tucker only passed three times, with quarterback Juwaan Williams finding Minor on a 21-yard reception for the only completion.
Whitewater 38, McIntosh 3: Kendall Conley rushed for two touchdowns for the visiting Wildcats. Trey Wofford added another rushing touchdown. Receivers Blake Barnes and Jake Carlson each caught touchdown passes from quarterback John Mark Rhodes.
Carrollton 49, Shaw 6: The Trojans’ offensive onslaught came from their potent rushing attack. Aaron Brown led the charge with 75 yards and two touchdowns on the ground to help host Carrollton rush for a total of 284 yards. The Trojans’ defense held Shaw to 73 total yards.
Henry County 30, Spalding 7: Chris Moody paced the hosts with 179 yards passing and three touchdowns. Dieonte Bryant caught six balls for 142 yards and two touchdowns. Dalvin Tomlinson amassed nine tackles, three of them for a loss.
Sandy Creek 41, Jackson 14: Mike Hilton scored three rushing touchdowns, including an 89-yarder, as Sandy Creek improved to 7-0. C.J. Washington added one rushing touchdown and Jaquay Williams scored on a punt return for the visiting Patriots.
St. Pius 35, Druid Hills 0: Logan Rosborough rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns as the host Golden Lions improved to 7-0. St. Pius’ fourth shutout of the season was highlighted by a Nick Ruffin blocked punt that was recovered in the end zone by Jacob Hambrick.
Woodward Academy 27, Cedar Grove 24: The War Eagles held off the pesky visitors from Cedar Grove in a nail-biting finish. With 48 seconds remaining, Terrance Phillips hit Terry Googer with a 7-yard touchdown pass to seal the win. Phillips finished with three total touchdowns.
Blessed Trinity 31, Lovett 28: Kicker Davis Plowman capped a 13-play, 44-yard drive, with a 48-yard field goal, with just 16 seconds left in the game, to give the visiting Titans the win. Luke Hart scored twice from inside the 3-yard line for the Lions.
Westminster 43, Therrell 6: The Wildcats raced to 22-0 first-quarter lead and extended the advantage to 36-0 in the second half. Shelton Collier caught a touchdown pass and also scored on a hook-and-lateral. Blake Ashley and Grey Noterman added touchdown receptions for visiting Westminster.
Bremen 21, Mt. Paran Christian 14: The visiting Blue Devils scored on three short touchdown runs. Brent Copeland scored on rushes of two and nine yards. Voltaire Driver scored the other Bremen touchdown on a five-yard run.
First Presbyterian Day 49, S.W. Atlanta Christian 6: The visiting Vikings put the hammer on the Warriors in a game that First Presbyterian led 35-0 in at halftime. Due to injuries, the Warriors were forced to play with third-string quarterback Alduha Leon, who threw the lone Warriors lone score to Cameron Kenan.
George Walton 42, Cross Keys 14: The visiting Bulldogs took a 21-6 lead at halftime and held on for an easy victory. The Indians scored on a 50-yard fumble return by Alex Ramonav and a 15-yard catch by St. Claire Morrow.
Holy Innocents’ 34, Fellowship Christian 7: John Galloway and Lee Davis ran for Golden Bears touchdowns, while the defense held Fellowship Christian to 43 yards of offense. The host Paladins’ lone touchdown came on a one-yard run by Stephen Lantz.
King’s Ridge Christian 21, Pinecrest Christian 18: Tigers defensive back Julian Champ intercepted a Pinecrest pass with two minutes left to preserve the win for visiting King’s Ridge. Bailey Miller threw for 168 yards and three touchdowns for the Tigers while Devon Schmidt caught two scores.
Pace Academy 32, Mt. Pisgah 14: Running back Denzel Franklin rushed 23 times for 280 yards and two scores, while quarterback Kevin Johnson threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns for the host Knights.
Trion 21, Walker 14: Blake Bethune (six yards) and Kingston Lanier (61) each ran for scores, while quarterback Corey Bethune threw a touchdown pass to Heath Evister for the visiting Bulldogs. Trion ran for 118 yards while Walker ran for 117.
Contributors: Josh Bagriansky, Stephen Black, Sean Conway, Joe Deighton, Ricky Dimon, Alex Ewalt, Scott St. Lifer, Thomas Watson