By Score Atlanta
Class AAAA No. 4 Marist traveled to Athens to defeat Clarke Central 30-13 behind quarterback Myles Willis, who carried 26 times for 144 yards and three total touchdowns to lead the War Eagles. Willis scored on runs of 40 and four yards and threw to Gray King for a 27-yard score. Ian Gibson opened the scoring for Marist with a one-yard plunge in the first quarter. It was the first-ever meeting between the two tradition-rich programs that have combined to win five state championships.
Oxford (Ala.) 21, Carrollton 17: Carrollton held a 17-7 lead at the half thanks to touchdown runs from Will Hesterlee (one yard) and Trey Chivers (14 yards) and a 36-yard field goal from Tyler Newsome, but were shut out in the second half by the visiting Yellow Jackets. Oxford returned a kickoff for a touchdown in the first half and took the lead with an 18-yard rushing score with 4:16 left in the game.
Griffin 42, Dutchtown 16: The Bulldogs scored all of their 16 points in the first half, before falling to a rally by visiting Griffin. Quarterback Jaquez Parks threw for 150 yards including two touchdowns to Christian Owens and one more to Qua’ Mangham. Tailback Malik Miller added two rushing scores before reserve Anforne Stroud capped the Bears’ scoring on a quarterback keeper.
Jackson-Atlanta 14, Therrell 0: The Jaguars overcame the stifling afternoon heat to shutout Therrell at Lakewood Stadium. Running back Jamari O’Neal opened the scoring in the second quarter with 35-yard run. Quarterback Shadricus Ferguson scrambled out of the pocket for Jackson-Atlanta’s other touchdown before halftime. Running backs Robert Allison and Jermaine Perkins Jr. each added 60 and 40 yards respectively out of the backfield for the Jaguars.
Jonesboro 33, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 7: The host Cardinals easily handled Mt. Zion and got scoring contributions from both sides of the ball. The two stars of the game for Jonesboro were Taurean Ferguson and Patrick Petty. Both Ferguson and Petty had rushing touchdowns on offense, and each had interceptions that they returned for touchdowns in the Cardinals’ victory.
Woodland-Henry 27, Walnut Grove 10: The Wolfpack running backs were the deciding factor against Walnut Grove. Malcolm Miller rushed for 158 yards with a touchdown. Miller also caught a touchdown for the team’s first points of the year. Mark Bussey also had two rushing touchdowns. Quarterback Taylor Poss completed 9 of 18 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown.