By Score Atlanta
Apalachee 21, Lanier 11: Running back Zay Henry scored an 80-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage to give the visiting Wildcats a lead they would not relinquish. Apalachee led 14-0 at the intermission, but Lanier rallied to cut the lead to 14-11 at the start of the fourth quarter. Eric Tanner then responded with his second touchdown of night, a 14-yard run.
Heritage-Conyers 9, Northgate 7: The host Patriots narrowly escaped with a victory over the Vikings on a Harrison Kulp 18-yard field goal with just a minute left on the clock. Kulp kicked three field goals for the Patriots’ only points. Heritage fell behind 7-3 in the second quarter, but was able to climb back in front with great defense and Kulp’s kicking.
McIntosh 51 North Springs 6: The visiting Chiefs jumped to a 21-0 lead when Andrew Johnson hit Bo Brown for a 40-yard touchdown with just three seconds left in the half. The Chiefs defense got on the board with a safety to open the second half and a Victor Nguyen seven-yard touchdown. Backup quarterback Duke Kinnamon scored the first of three second-half touchdowns on a five-yard run, before ending his scoring outburst with a big 45-yard run.
Northside-Warner Robins 45, Flowery Branch 7: The teams entered the half locked at seven, but the visiting Eagles pounded the Falcons in the second half. Curtis Martin opened the second half with a four-yard touchdown run. Keshun Hill had a first-half 40-yard touchdown run, an 18-yard touchdown reception from Marcus Ivory, and a 30-yard run in the second half to stamp the victory.
Ola 38, Eagle’s Landing 30: The visiting Golden Eagles were able to take a 22-17 lead into the half, as quarterback Bradley Dewberry converted a fourth-and-13 conversion to his goliath target Bill Teknipp. An emotional Mustangs community that is still mourning over the death of sophomore offensive lineman Jason Holland earlier this month was able rally the Mustangs’ back and close the door in the fourth to claim a heartening victory.
Riverwood 48 Cambridge 0: The Bears lost to the visiting Raiders in Cambridge’s first-ever football game. Grant Drakeford set the tone and got the Raiders on the board twice with an electrifying 63-yard touchdown run and 54-yard punt return. Jermel Johnson anchored the defense with 12 tackles and furthered the lead with a 73-yard touchdown run.
Sequoyah 41, River Ridge 14: The visiting Chiefs dominated all aspects of the game. Running back Blake Ingleton rushed for 294 yards to lead Sequoyah. Ingleton also had three rushing touchdowns. The win was the first of the season for the Chiefs. They are now 1-1 this season.