With two big showdowns looming in the next two weeks against LaGrange and Carrollton, top-ranked Sandy Creek reverted to form on defense Friday night, holding Alexander to 173 total yards in a 42-6 win, led by defensive linemen Michael Henderman and Chris Williams.
The Sandy Creek offense topped 40 points for the fifth time in seven games, including a pair of rushing touchdowns from Delvin Weems. For the defense, it was the fourth time the Patriots have held their opponent to a touchdown or less. Kyle Wilson ran back the opening kickoff 72 yards for a touchdown for Sandy Creek, which won its 36th straight regular-season game.
“I think we’re playing pretty good,” said Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker. “We can play better.”
Alexander’s Brian Desmereau, who scored the Cougars’ lone touchdown on a 42-yard run, was taken from the game in an ambulance with a neck injury according to the Douglas County Sentinel.
Stockbridge appears ready to take off: With the tandem of Malik Bryan and Trenton Earl accounting for more than 300 yards according to the Henry Herald, No. 7 Stockbridge whipped county rival Dutchtown 45-19 in what appears to be the Tigers’ most complete performance to date.
Chamblee warrants attention: The Bulldogs dropped Stone Mountain 30-22 Friday night to stay unbeaten, and a struggling Lithonia team is all that stands between them and a showdown with No. 2-ranked Marist for the top spot in 6-AAAA Division A.
Don’t sleep on Noah Grayer: The Macon Telegraph reports that the Westside-Macon quarterback accounted for 334 total yards in a win over Baldwin that kept the Seminoles undefeated in Region 2-AAAA play.
Monroe Area can avoid letdown bug: A week after a huge win over Stephens County, No. 6 Monroe Area took care of business against struggling Walnut Grove, though it wasn’t without a scare. Quarterback Stanton Truitt scored on a long touchdown run on the game’s second play, but on the next series suffered an ankle injury and did not return. In his absence, backup Michael Gallup, who normally plays reciever and slot back, directed six touchdown drives, and Kwan Brooks rushed for 176 yards on 12 carries, scoring two touchdowns. According to records pulled from ghsfha.com, the Hurricanes are 7-0 for the first time since 1969.
Ridgeland is more than Vonn Bell: The AJC Super 11 safety is certainly playing his part, but teammate Darrell Bridges stole the spotlight Friday against Northwest Whitfield, rushing for 239 yards and four touchdowns, accounding for the largest portion of a 473-yard rushing night for the Panthers, who won their sixth straight game.