You only had to lean toward Norcross Friday night to hear the drama.
That’s when Rhett Delk kicked a 49-yard field goal as time expired to lift Wesleyan above visiting Brookstone 17-14 and to a third consecutive win — on homecoming night.
That showed Region 6-AA Wesleyan’s resilience. Here are other things we learned Friday:
Armuchee knows good homecoming, too: Jordan Collins’ three touchdowns rushing, another receiving, and even an interception, pushed the previously winless Indians beyond Murray County, 45-7. Importantly, though, victory in their region opener kept pace with Calhoun and Model.
Rafe Chapple has Greater Atlanta Christian back on track: The 6-AA Spartans, who tumbled from the top 10 when Chamblee ruined their 3-0 start, used Chapple’s five touchdown passes to beat Howard in Chattanooga, Tenn., 42-20. Three of his scoring passes went to Chris Williams.
Brooks County is still rolling: The unbeaten and second-ranked Trojans (4-0) chalked up a season-high point total in their 44-8 victory over Mitchell County, one better than their 43-3 hammering of Clinch County to begin the season. The 1-AA Trojans now approach Early County having outscored foes 34-13 on average.
Calhoun remains hot: The top-ranked and defending state champion Yellow Jackets took a solid first step toward a 12th straight region championship with a 50-14 demolition of Dade County in 7-AA.
Rabun County’s momentum has slowed: The 8-AA Wildcats hadn’t allowed their first two opponents more than a touchdown in starting the season 2-0, but allowed Commerce two in the final four minutes in losing 18-17.
Lovett hasn’t missed St. Pius: In the 6-AA Lions’ first meeting with Pius since 1983, the Golden Lions shut them out 24-0. The Lions (2-2) undoubtedly wouldn’t mind waiting nearly another three decades before playing again.
Nakyle Watkins can run: Model’s sophomore ran for 243 yards, including an 86-yard touchdown the first time he touched the ball, in the Blue Devils’ 27-7 road win over 7-AA counterpart Chattooga.
Bowdon remains consistent: Class 5-AA’s unbeaten Red Devils (4-0), ranked No. 10, stayed consistent with their 35-6 win over Chattahoochee County. They’ve scored between 32 and 35 points every time out.