By Score Atlanta
Clarke Central 40, Loganville 6: The Gladiators were fueled by a 27-point second quarter and running back Rodney Willingham’s two touchdowns. Clarke Central’s Kavon Williams blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown. Gladiators defensive lineman Demond Stovall intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown in the third.
Clarkston 34, Towers 6: The host Angoras received three touchdowns from running back Khalif Harper. Out of the Wildcat formation, he rushed for two and threw for one. His touchdown pass was a 15-yard completion to wide receiver Laquan Odom. Jerrod Carter recovered four fumbles for Clarkston.
Drew 42, Rockdale County 0: The Titans scored three touchdowns on special teams to defeat visiting Rockdale County. Drew returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown three minutes into the game. The Titans also scored on a safety later in the game. The victory was Drew’s first of the season.
Flowery Branch 45, Cedar Shoals 27: The visiting Falcons coasted to a 42-0 lead at halftime, but allowed Cedar Shoals to score 27 points in the second half. Flowery Branch was led by quarterback Jordan McDonald, who rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns. The quarterback also threw for 208 yards and two touchdowns.
Heritage-Conyers 21, Salem 7: The host Patriots remained unbeaten with a win in a defensive struggle against cross-town rival Salem. The Patriots’ defense allowed only 154 total yards to the Seminoles and a single touchdown late in the fourth. The biggest play for the Patriots came on an Obe Fortune 64-yard punt return to the Salem 1-yard line that set up a touchdown.
Hiram 25, Villa Rica 19: Hiram cruised to a 25-8 halftime lead then held off visiting Villa Rica for a hard-fought victory. The Hornets got touchdown runs from quarterback Rodrick Harrison and running back Jamal Hinds in addition to a 24-yard field goal off the foot of Trevor Wylie. The defense provided a scoring punch in the form of a 60-yard fumble return by Caeman Lockett.
Pope 20, Etowah 17, OT: The Greyhounds’ defense held visiting Etowah to a field goal in overtime before quarterback Stephen Skruck punched in a 1-yard sneak to seal a home win for Pope. In regulation, Skruck also connected with Ben Doran on a touchdown pass, and Ronald Woods rushed for the Greyhounds’ other score.
Southwest DeKalb 46, Lakeside-DeKalb 21: The Panthers’ “wildcat” running attack was just too much for visiting Lakeside-DeKalb. Clayton Davenport rushed for 150 yards and two scores on just seven carries. Robert Brice gained 165 yards on 12 rushes and also scored twice. Southwest DeKalb opened the second half with an 80-yard touchdown pass to Justin Mincy.
Whitewater 41, Fayette County 14: Senior running back Kendall Conley rushed 14 times for 170 yards and three touchdowns for the visiting Wildcats. Christian Wafford (60 yards rushing) and Ian McIntyre also scored rushing touchdowns, and quarterback Jay Ashley (5-for-8 passing) threw a 30-yard touchdown strike to Brian Womack.