Quarterback Connor Ciegelske ran for 168 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 114 yards and one touchdown to lead No. 2 Marist to a 27-0 win over No 6 Flowery Branch in Football Fridays in Georgia
Ciegelske completed 8 of 12 passes and had two intereptions. He scored on a 1-yard run to complete a 10-play 77-yard drive, scored on a 14-yard run and threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Derek McDonald. He had a 52-yard touchdown run in the second half.
Flowery Branch was led by Jaizen Ellingham, who rushed 15 times for 70 yards, and Chandler White, who ran 11 times for 63 yards. Connor Mayfield and Taylor Reeves had interceptions for the Falcons.
Marist (9-0, 5-0 Region 7-4A) will play defending state champion Blessed Trinity (7-1, 4-0) next week to determine the region champion.
Flowery Branch fell to 6-2 overall and 2-2 in Region 7.