Top performances from Week 3

Here are some of the top individual performances from the week of Sept. 1-3:

*Alexander QB Dempsey Abernathy was 22-of-37 passing for 305 yards, rushed for 115 yards on 11 carries and had a hand in five touchdowns in a 40-35 loss to North Paulding.

*Baldwin RB Donta Beckham rushed for two touchdowns, caught a TD pass and blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown in a 41-7 victory over Central of Macon.

*Brooks County DE E.J. Shipman had four sacks and helped his team hold Columbia, Fla., to 60 yards of total offense in a 12-0 victory that avenged a 38-13 defeat from the previous season.

*Calhoun LB Gabe Freeman had 15 tackles, two for losses, and a sack in a 38-7 victory over Armuchee.

*Cedartown RB Nick Chubb rushed for 215 yards and had two receptions for 34 in a 33-16 victory over Lithia Springs.

*Flowery Branch RB Jeremy Haley rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries – all in the first half – in a 64-7 victory over Winder-Barrow.

*Gainesville sophomore QB Deshaun Watson was 21-of-30 passing for 249 yards and rushed for 83 yards on nine carries in a 40-3 victory over White County.

*Gordon Central RB Jayden Compton rushed for 210 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries in a 34-33 victory over Coosa.

*Greenbrier RB Jahvon Hardrick rushed for 218 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries in a 28-22 victory over Richmond Academy.

*Harris County LB Jalliane Coverson had 15 tackles, four sacks and a 44-yard touchdown on a fumble return in a 35-20 victory over Alcovy.

*Heritage (Conyers) RB Quami Stanley had 251 total yards – 106 rushing, 121 receiving and 24 passing – in a 21-14 victory that ended Clarke Central’s winning streak of 15 in Region 8-AAAA.

*Hillgrove RB Kenyan Drake scored five touchdowns – three on receptions, one on a run and another on a 96-yard kick return – in 48-8 victory over Marietta.

*Jefferson County RB Dontavious Kitchens rushed for 230 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries in a 35-7 victory over Effingham County.

*Landmark Christian WR Josh Nobles caught five passes for 158 yards and three touchdowns in a 69-28 victory over Athens Christian.

*Lassiter QB Eddie Printz was 15-of-21 passing for 343 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-14 victory over Sprayberry. Printz, a junior, committed to SMU on Monday.

*Lumpkin County RB Ian Mcintosh rushed for 240 yards and three touchdowns in nine carries in a 28-13 victory over Union County.

*M.L. King WR Blake Tibbs caught touchdown passes of 9, 5 and 31 yards and ran for a 76-yard score on a reverse in a 33-23 victory over South Gwinnett.

*Norcross LB Tanner Maloof was in on 20 tackles – four behind the line of scrimmage – in a 35-14 victory over Parkview.

*North Gwinnett QB Scott Hosch was 25-of-33 passing for 286 yards in a 35-17 victory over St. Augustine, Fla.

*North Paulding WR Joel Brooks had six receptions for 223 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-35 victory over Alexander. His 33-yard TD reception with five seconds left was the game-winner.

*Oconee County RB Davis Aiken rushed for 214 yards; QB Conner White threw for 310 yards; and receivers Jamar Thomas and Ikwan Jones each had more than 100 yards receiving in a 35-0 victory over East Jackson.

*Pepperell RB Janier Feguson rushed for 216 yards and five touchdowns in a 57-50 overtime victory over Chattooga.

*Putnam County RB Marteze Waller rushed for 243 yards in a 34-27 loss to Dublin.

*Richmond Hill QB Dominique Allen passed for four touchdowns and ran for two in a 46-12 victory over Savannah.

*River Ridge RB Austin Terrell rushed for 262 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries in a 48-13 victory over Mount Pisgah.

*Stephens County RB Chaz Thornton rushed for 243 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries in a 39-0 victory over Hart County. Thornton played only four minutes in the second half.

*Tattnall County QB Brandon Purcell rushed for 160 yards and passed for 70 and had a hand in three touchdowns in a 28-6 victory over Screven County.

*Taylor County QB Bodarius Johnson passed for 160 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 210 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-6 victory over Schley County.

*Temple RB Jamaine Hutchnson rushed for 197 yards and four touchdowns on eight carries in a 49-14 victory over Mount Zion.

*Westover RB Dalviness “Deion” Greene rushed for 274 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries in a 13-7 victory over Albany.
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9 comments Add your comment

Just asking

September 6th, 2011
3:57 pm

#16 Allen Hopkins for Camden is not on this list. 3 TD’s. Sure he only had 77 yds rushing, but he was was a top performer on a national stage. This is the top performers, is it not?

you know who

September 6th, 2011
5:29 pm

I guess when you play third string the entire second half it’s hard to rack up the yards but Northsides Defense was a top performer again and will be next week too

Todd Holcomb

September 6th, 2011
7:18 pm

Camden’s game was considered this week, so that’s why we didn’t include Hopkins. He definitely had a great game. JJ Green also was impressive.

Titletown Fan

September 7th, 2011
12:28 am

@You know who….could it be the re-emergence of ENR??!??!?

Cedar Grove Fan

September 7th, 2011
8:08 am

Johnathon McCrary 24 of 34, 303yds ,2TDs against all world Stephenson,enough said!!!

Just asking

September 7th, 2011
10:27 am

Thanks for the explanation.

Tucker Dad

September 7th, 2011
11:03 am

Jordan Landry Rushed for 130 yards on 6 carries and 2 TD’s That’s a avg of 25 yds per carry. And Tucker wasn’t playing the weaker schools. They played Marist! Kudoos Jordan!!!!


September 7th, 2011
11:24 am

How can you leave out Jordan Landry after the performance he put on last week. If you are going to call it top performers then get it right Todd. Give credit where its due and stop playing your favorite team first. Learn to be consistance and fair to all the kids in Georgia not a select few. Good job Landry.

Todd Holcomb

September 7th, 2011
5:36 pm

Kudos to Landry. Thanks for pointing out his big game.

I typically look for 200+ yards rushing, 300+ passing, 4+ touchdowns. That’s why I didn’t pick out Landy when sorting through all the stories that we read or emails we get. Also, Tucker gets a lot of attention already. GHSF Daily does a game summary of every Top 10 team each week, and that’s published on

But you make good points – high ypc and quality opponent. That’s important.