Top performances from Week 8: Chubb’s record bid takes hit despite 300-yard game

Nick Chubb of Cedartown rushed for more than 300 yards in a game for the fourth time this season, but his bid for a state record took a big hit with his team’s 54-35 loss to Pickens.

Cedartown is 4-3 overall but 0-2 in Region 7-AAAA Division A and needs to win its final three games to make the playoffs. Without the postseason, Chubb will be limited to 10 games.

Chubb is on pace for 2,819 yards rushing in the regular season alone. That would rank fourth all-time behind Daccus Turman of 2000 Washington-Wilkes (3,172), Herschel Walker of 1979 Johnson County (3,167) and Micah Andrews of 2002 Greater Atlanta Christian (2,871). Those three played in 15 games.

Unofficially, Chubb has rushing games this season of 393, 366, 359, 313, 244, 182 and 116 yards.

In the Pickens game, Chubb was rivaled by two opponents who also made our Top Performances list. Sophomore running back Shannon Brooks scored six touchdowns, rushed for 162 yards and had 202 yards receiving. Junior quarterback Tanner Brumby had 396 yards of total offense and had a hand in six touchdowns.

Top five

*Brookstone RB Madison McCluskey rushed for 266 yards, had 43 yards receiving and scored four touchdowns in a 35-21 victory over Hawkinsville. McCluskey had five touchdowns, 183 yards rushing and 75 yards receiving the previous week against Pacelli.

*Brooks County RB Deric Herring returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown with 18 seconds left in a 27-24 victory over Fitzgerald. Herring also returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown in a game between ranked teams in Class AA.

*Dutchtown QB Donovahn Jones was 13-of-22 passing for 379 yards and six touchdowns in a 55-22 win over Eagle’s Landing. The Missouri commit also had 16 rushes for 95 yards and one reception for 19 yards. Three of his receivers had more than 100 yards receiving. They were WR Rodel Shorter (4 catches, 132 yards, 1 TD), WR Brandon Thomas (5-11402) and RB Malik Barkley (4-133-3).

*Norcross RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 312 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries in a 35-23 victory over Collins Hill.

*Pickens junior QB Tanner Brumby threw for 277 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns in a 54-35 victory over Cedartown. He was 18-of-23 passing.

Best of the rest

*Albany QB Emanuel Byrd was 14-of-29 passing for 304 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-14 victory over Dougherty.

*Alpharetta QB Joshua Dobbs was 25-of-37 passing for 393 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-21 victory over North Forsyth. It was Dobbs’ third game of 393 yards passing or more. Dobbs’ 321.2 yards passing per game leads the state.

*Apalachee RB Eric Tanner rushed for 203 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in a 35-28 victory over Loganville.

*Athens Academy WR Jordan Lawson had four receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown that covered 87 yards (60 after the catch) in a 27-7 victory over Pinecrest Academy.

*Buford RB Dontravious Wilson rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-14 victory over White County.

*Carver (Atlanta) QB Jordan Holden was 9-of-13 passing for 178 yards and rushed or passed for three touchdowns and three conversions in a 38-12 victory over Therrell.

*Cedartown RB Nick Chubb rushed for 313 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries in a 54-35 loss to Pickens.

*Centennial QB Chase Rosenberg and receiver Christian Robinson hooked up on touchdown passes of 21, 85 and 6 yards in the first half of a 26-7 victory over previously undefeated Lambert. Rosenberg was 17-for-24 for 190 yards, and Robinson caught 11 balls for 145 yards. Rosenberg has completed 101 passes through six games and 44 have gone to Robinson, seven touchdowns.

*Creekview WR Hunter Udall had five catches for 267 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-42 victory over Northview.

*Dodge County RB/LB Marcus Brown rushed for 120 yards and scored four touchdowns, made six tackles and recovered a fumble while playing only the first half of a 47-0 victory over Wheeler County.

*Eagle’s Landing QB Bradley Dewberry was 20-of-25 passing for 283 yards and had three rushing or passing touchdowns in a 52-22 loss to Dutchtown.

*East Paulding RB Kamani Thomas rushed for 242 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in a 56-30 victory over Hiram. Thomas has 1,034 yards rushing on the season.

*Hebron Christian WR Tyler Matthews caught 13 passes for 244 yards and a touchdown in a 41-14 loss to Athens Christian. Freshman QB Connor Holiday passed for 353 yards.

*Hiram QB Rodrick Harrison passed for 177 yards and rushed for 117 in a 56-30 loss to East Paulding. Jamal Hinds rushed for 151 yards and had 73 receiving yards. Hiram set a school record with 532 yards of total offense.

*Houston County WR Myles White had 11 catches for 132 yards and scored two touchdowns, one on a 72-yard punt return, in a 37-35 loss to Lakeside of Evans.

*Johns Creek QB Skye Overton rushed for 162 yards and passed for 226 in a 37-16 loss to West Forsyth.

*Jones County had two RBs with more than 200 rushing yards as the team finished with 536 in a 41-6 victory over Evans. Juhan Walker rushed for 216 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, and Undre Williams scored five touchdowns and rushed for 209 yards on 12 carries.

*Lithonia RB Clark Jones Jr. rushed for 119 yards on 14 carries and had 176 yards receiving on six catches in a 40-14 loss to Marist.

*Lowndes PK Gustavo Gonzales made three field goals, including a 40-yarder on the final play of the game, in a 17-14 victory over Valdosta.

*M.L. King QB Monquavious Johnson passed for 284 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-17 victory over Dunwoody.

*McEachern QB Ty Griffin rushed for 238 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-28 victory over South Cobb.

*Miller Grove CB Daymien Hall returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a 62-27 victory over Lakeside of DeKalb.

*Monroe DT Cortez Banks had 12 tackles, four tackles for losses, two sacks and a blocked field goal in a 27-13 victory over Americus-Sumter.

*Mundy’s Mill RB Rodney Smith rushed for 301 yards on 27 carries in a 32-31 victory over Drew. Smith has 1,071 yards rushing on the season.

*Newton DL Kingsley Ejike had nine tackles, five for losses, and three sacks in a 19-3 victory over Druid Hills.

*North Hall rushed for 495 yards on only 38 carries (13.0 yards per rush) behind offensive linemen Eric Gonter, Taylor Ryder, Thomas Marchman, Matt Pratte, Scott Talley, Avery Easton, Patrick Chappell, Justin Bacus, Russell Gillespie and Avery Rogers in a 63-0 victory over Fannin County.

*Northview QB D.J. Pearson passed for 420 yards and three touchdowns on 30-of-46 passing in a 56-42 loss to Creekview.

*Parkview RB Chris Carson scored four touchdowns and rushed for 172 yards on 27 carries in a 26-21 victory over Dacula. Carson has 897 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on the season.

*Peach County RB Keyshawn Lowe rushed for 202 yards on 27 carries in a 34-13 victory over Jackson.

*Pickens sophomore RB Shannon Brooks rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries and caught 10 passes for 202 yards and four touchdowns in a 54-35 victory over Cedartown.

*Ridgeland DB/WR Vonn Bell scored on a 62-yard run, a 55-yard reception and an 87-yard punt return in a 42-7 victory over Southeast Whitfield. Bell touched the ball on only one other occasion, which was a 14-yard run. Bell has scored seven touchdowns in his last nine “touches.”

*Rome DB Richard Sullivan intercepted two passes, returning one 102 yards for a touchdown, and blocked two extra points, one in overtime to secure a 57-56 victory over North Paulding.

*Sandy Creek PK Mitchell McMillin kicked a 55-yard field goal in a 51-26 victory over Shaw.

*Shaw QB Chandler Whittlesey passed for 280 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 106 yards in a 51-26 loss to Sandy Creek. Whittlesey has 1,245 yards passing and 369 rushing for the season with 19 touchdowns passing or rushing.

*Stone Mountain WR Sammy Johnson had six catches for 153 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-15 victory over Redan.

*Walker RB Evan Kasian rushed for 283 yards and four touchdowns and made five tackles in a 54-7 victory over Fellowship Christian. Kasian has 1,213 yards rushing on the season.

*Washington-Wilkes LB Tomarkus Young had three tackles for losses, a sack and a pass breakup in a 48-0 victory over Greene County.

*Whitewater RB Kendall Conely rushed for 244 yards and four touchdowns on nine carries in a 48-13 victory over McIntosh. Conley broke 1,000 yards for the season (1,038). He has 18 touchdowns on 99 carries.

*Wilcox County QB Makail Grace was 24-of-32 passing for 340 yards in a 38-0 victory over Turner County.

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29 comments Add your comment

cedartown class of 1985

October 16th, 2012
8:07 am

nick chubb is the man,next year will be a recruiting war for him,like hershel walker in 1979

Just to add a note

October 16th, 2012
8:20 am

East Paulding fullback Kyler Neal had 12 carries for 195 yards and 4 touchdowns. Kamani Thomas is listed as having 2 touchdowns but those where scored by #30. However, Kamani Thomas had 2 touchdowns in a row called back because of penalties not of his doing.


October 16th, 2012
8:51 am

Alpharetta QB Josh Dobbs completed 27 of 39 passing attempts for 405 yards & 5 TDs in Alpharetta’s 55-21 win over North Forsyth.

NV Football

October 16th, 2012
9:06 am

Northview QB DJ Pearson completed 30 of 46 passing attempts for 420 yds and 3 TDs, RB Terrence Upshaw had 164 yds on 18 carries and 2 TDs, and LB Austin Antwine had 15 tackles and 1 Int

Football Fan

October 16th, 2012
9:11 am

McEachern QB Ty Griffin had 21 carries for 238 yards and 4 TD’s in a win over previously undefeated South Cobb to take possession of 1st place in Region 4 – 6A


October 16th, 2012
9:18 am

Dutchtown QB Donovahn Jones completed 13 of 22 passing attempts for 398 yards and 6 TD’s, rushed 6 times for 102 yards and had a reception for 19 yards, had over 500 yards of total offense in the Bulldogs 52-22 win over Eagles Landing.

Dekalb Fan

October 16th, 2012
9:38 am

Sammy Johnson- Stone Mountain High 6 REC 153 YDS 3 TDS before Redan started a team fight to end the game with 5 minutes left.


October 16th, 2012
9:43 am

The Lowndes field goal kicker made three against Valdosta last week. The last one on the last play of the game for the win. (This is his first year ever kicking a football.) The article is about top performances. How could you overlook his? No performace by any other single player was more important to his team!


October 16th, 2012
9:45 am

Cept maybe for the Brooks kick returner!


October 16th, 2012
10:44 am

I say the long snapper starts it, it a team not an individual, vike.

Grady Knights #1 Fan

October 16th, 2012
11:05 am

You may want to check on the stats for # 7, Isaiah Jenkins from Grady High. Im sure he rushed for over 500 yards and had 3 or 4 TDs and led the Knights to a 42-22 victory over Washington High on Saturday night in the Dome. He is explosive and can stand up against the best of them. A real bulldozer on the field!

class of 2010

October 16th, 2012
12:27 pm

@Dekalb Fan thats just ghetto I hope your smell the sarcasm though this post

King Of Diamonds

October 16th, 2012
12:32 pm

When I hear of a kid running for 300 or 400 yards I have to asked where is the defense at? Does the defense coordinator look at film and go over what the team likes to run?


October 16th, 2012
12:38 pm

How about Michael Haynes 260 passing with 3 TDs and 116 rushing? Not terrible numbers I would think.

Wolverine News

October 16th, 2012
1:04 pm

Damien Hall, a Senior CB at Miller Grove had two pick sixes in a 62-7 wil over Lakeside Thursday night.

HS Football Fan

October 16th, 2012
1:10 pm

I agree 300 yards is crazy, but if you ever saw how physical and hard Chubb runs, then you could see how great of a running back he is for Cedartown. Also,Cedartown does not really have other options, therefore that shows how good he is, when you have all that attention to one guy.


October 16th, 2012
2:10 pm

Daymien Hall for Miller Grove had two pick six’s for TD’s in their blowout win vs. Lakeside


October 16th, 2012
2:24 pm

Who in the world is J.J. Green? It’s time to add Brice Ramsey to the mix……….QB, Punter and Kickoffs. :-D

King Of Diamonds

October 16th, 2012
2:59 pm

@HS Football Fan I am not taking anything away from Chubbs as a runner adn I was commenting on he has two or three 300 yard games already. LOL. Now in my mind regardless of how hard he runs and it seems like Chubbs is ever bit of 90% of offense, it would be to an defensive coordinator to really study game film and say if they are going to beat us, it will not be Chubbs running all over the field like a wild streaker. LOL


October 16th, 2012
3:00 pm

Michael Haynes, QB at North Gwinnett, tore us up this week. I believe he had 250+ yds passing with 3 TDs and 125 yds rushing or so. Those numbers are great, but they don’t tell the whole story. He fought for and earned every yard. He is one of the best high school QBs I’ve seen and he should be up for the Player of the Year watch.


October 16th, 2012
6:09 pm

HawkNation, thanks for the compliments for Michael Haynes. He is also a member of National Honor Society and can pretty much go where he wants as far as academics. As you know, he does not get as much love as some of the other guys who have been starters for a while. He was just named the Touchdown Club of Atlanta Back of the Week. I’m sure it was tough on him to wait out Mikey Tamburo, Boise State, CJ Uzoma, Auburn, and Scotty Hosch, Harvard.


October 16th, 2012
8:38 pm

It is unbelievable to me that Sphire at NG has his fourth straight D1 QB. Has this ever happened before?

We could sure use him at Georgia. After NG beat us on Friday night, the UGA / South Carolina game on Saturday seemed like deja vu – a QB beating us with legs as well as his arm. I’ll take Haynes over Ramsey any day.


October 16th, 2012
9:26 pm

With all of those D-! QBs, what have they won? :-)


October 16th, 2012
9:41 pm

Eagles Landing QB Bradley Dewberry is a great athlete and inspirational to compete week in and week out on that team. Saw him twice VS Riverdale and Dutchtown. Senior Donavan Jones had 6tds but Dewberry a junior has to be put in the conversation of best qb’s this season with his stats regardless of his teams record.

The Bridge 4eva

October 16th, 2012
9:47 pm

Dewberry is good they just nead some D.

Todd Holcomb

October 16th, 2012
10:56 pm

Thanks for all the posts about other top performances. I’m about to update the list with some of these, as well as others we’ve received.

One note – If you have Top Performances that you want to nominate, e-mail them to by Monday each week.

This list is compiled by Georgia H.S. Football Daily. We depend on others to let us know of Top Performances.


October 16th, 2012
11:15 pm

Gustavo Gonzales kicked three field goals for Lowndes in its win over Valdosta. The last one was on the last play of the game, after Valdosta called time out to “ice” him. The winning kick was between 39 and 40 yards. His play was not only a “top performance” but was also “game changing.”


October 17th, 2012
2:43 am

@ Grady Knights #1 Fan Thanks so much for recognizing Isiah’s achievements :-) . We truly appreciate the support. However, we have to give the entire Grady Knights Team kudos for their victory over Washington on Saturday night. Our coaches developed a strategic plan that our players executed well. Way to go Knights!!!


October 17th, 2012
10:31 am

Dezmin Reed of Chamblee ran 34 times for 221 yards and 4 TD’s against Columbia. He also plays LB on one of the best D’s in the state. This kid’s a BEaST. Way to go Reed!!!!