By Score Atlanta
Alpharetta 55, North Forsyth 21: The host Raiders had an interception by Michael Downing on North Forsyth’s first drive. Josh Dobbs led the offense with five passing touchdowns. His top targets were Carlos Burse, who caught three touchdowns, and Rodney Morris and Daniel Clements, who each had one. Julian Macon, Sefohn Perry and Lem Cobbs added a rushing touchdown each.
Archer 23, Central Gwinnett 8: Sean Fowler scored a touchdown and led the visiting Tigers with 130 yards rushing. K.J. Parmer added 106 rushing yards for Archer and kicker Zach Wacholz finished out the scoring with three field goals. Eman Westmoreland scored on a 32-yard run and J.B. Ezzell added a safety for the Black Knights.
Brookwood 30, Shiloh 24: Brookwood built a 21-3 advantage then survived a furious second-half Shiloh rally to hang on for victory. Zach Moon threw touchdown passes of 60 yards to Colin Cotter and 25 yards to Jamaal Cole for the visiting Broncos. They also got a six-yard scoring run from Cole and three field goals from Brandon Morrow.
Centennial 26, Lambert 7: The Knights won their first game of the season as quarterback Chase Rosenberg hit receiver Christian Robinson on three touchdown passes in the first half from 21, 85 and six yards. Lambert scored their first-half touchdown on a 1-yard plunge by quarterback Brock Maxwell. Rosenberg threw for 190 yards, 145 of them to Robinson.
Chattahoochee 28, South Forsyth 24: After South Forsyth kicked a go-ahead field goal with two minutes remaining, Travis Marshall threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Avery Ward with 17 seconds left to win it for visiting Chattahoochee. The Cougars first three scores came on strikes of 32, five and 29 yards from Marshall to Collin Lisa. Marshall threw for 403 yards, 259 of which went to Lisa.
East Coweta 24, Westlake 7: Visiting East Coweta opened the scoring in the second quarter with a 9-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Gemmel to Alex Portress. Westlake had a punt return for touchdown called back in the third quarter that would have brought the Lions to within three points.
Grayson 62, Berkmar 0: The Rams jumped out early on the host Patriots and cruised. The Rams scored 35 points in the first quarter and were up 42-0 at the half. Grayson’s offense was led by running back Wayne Gallman who had 155 yards and one touchdown in the first half before the second unit went on the field.
Habersham Central 31, Meadowcreek 12: The Habersham Central running game was too much for visiting Meadowcreek as Sydnee Mulligan had 25 rushes for 197 yards and a 4-yard touchdown and Brandt Rinehart had 25 carries for 126 yards and touchdown runs of 7 and 48 yards. Juan Domingo hit a 37-yard field goal at the end of the first half to give the Raiders a 21-6 halftime lead.
Langston Hughes 34, Douglas County 7: The host Panthers jumped on top early and held a big lead throughout much of the second half. Langston Hughes was attempting to pitch a third straight shutout, but Douglas County quarterback Ellis Richardson scored a late touchdown on a short plunge to the end zone.
Lovejoy 50, Morrow 0: Lovejoy surged to a 42-0 halftime lead and coasted to victory over Morrow. Travis Custis led the visiting Wildcats with eight carries for 111 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half. Montrell Custis added a 25-yard blocked punt returned for touchdown and Brandon Davis picked off a pass and took it 100 yards.
Marietta 56, Kennesaw Mountain 21: The visiting Blue Devils controlled the game from start to finish. Marietta had 362 total yards of offense and star quarterback Anthony Jennings went 9-of-11 passing for 205 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for 57 yards on 12 carries including a touchdown. Marietta’s defense added a pair of fumble recoveries for touchdowns.
Newnan 34, Tri-Cities 16: The visiting Cougars coughed up the football three times inside their opponents’ five-yard line, including twice in the endzone. Tyler Mulvenna booted two field goals for Newnan and Tonaris Portress returned an interception for a touchdown.
North Gwinnett 47, Mill Creek 28: Quarterback Michael Haynes led the visiting Bulldogs by completing 19-of-30 passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns. Haynes rushed for 116 yards on 20 carries, while Cam Lewis added 118 yards and two touchdowns for North Gwinnett. Bulldogs’ wide receiver Nate Brown pitched in with seven catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns.
Peachtree Ridge 34, Mountain View 12: The visiting Lions coasted to victory over Mountain View thanks to a big night by running back Jordan Ellis, who scored three touchdowns and rushed for 232 yards on 30 carries. Connor Rouleau added two field goals for Peachtree Ridge.
Rockdale County 21, Luella 20: The Bulldogs needed a gutsy decision and some tough running to squeak past visiting Luella. Kentavius Preston scored his second touchdown with under two minutes to play to pull Rockdale County within one point of Luella. Head coach Venson Elder then elected to go for the win, and Preston rushed for the two-point conversion and deliver the thrilling home win.