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.
*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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