By Score Atlanta
Commerce 22, Jefferson 7: Commerce dominated visiting Jefferson on the ground by rushing for 398 yards. The Tigers, who did not have a single pass attempt in the game, were led by fullback Jamal Browner who had 20 carries for 160 yards and a pair of touchdowns, one from 12 yards and another from eight. Terrick Ramsey added an 81-yard touchdown on the ground.
Eagles Landing Christian Academy 32, Briarwood Christian, Ala. 7: The Chargers traveled across state lines and got out to a quick 19-0 lead over the host Lions. Daniel Robert hauled in a last second 40-yard touchdown pass to close out the first half for the Lions. The Chargers’ defense shut the door and their two forced turnovers eliminated any chance for a late Lions’ push. The offense was able to capitalize on miscues and the Chargers return home 1-1.
Holy Innocents’ 10, Wesleyan 9: The host Golden Bears scored all 10 points in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback after trailing by nine. Quarterback Luke Wright had 14 carries for 38 yards and the game-winning touchdown with 5:22 left in the game. Wright was also 3-for-7 through the air for 96 yards. Holy Innocents’ kicker hit a field goal for the Bears.
King’s Ridge 45, Pinecrest Academy 7: The visiting Tigers sprinted out to a 32-0 halftime lead. Sophomore wide receiver Penny Hart had three touchdown receptions and a total of 124 receiving yards. Another sophomore, running back Tarez Miller, scored two rushing touchdowns, of 10 and six yard. Tigers quarterback Connor Burns added a 10-yard scoring run. At the end of three quarters, King’s Ridge led 45-0.
Pace Academy 24, Whitefield Academy 8: Denzel Franklin powered the host Knights to a victory thanks to stellar play on both sides of the line of scrimmage. At tailback, Franklin ran 19 times for 129 yards and a touchdown. As a free safety, he intercepted a Wolfpack pass with less than two minutes left to seal the win. Quarterback Kevin Johnson added two scoring strikes to wide receiver Reid Williams