Three quarterbacks passed for more than 400 yards last week, and two running backs came close to that number in rushing yardage.
But the story of the state’s leading rusher keeps getting better.
Nick Chubb, a junior from Cedartown, rushed for 387 yards and six touchdowns on 44 carries last week in a 49-35 victory over Cass. Chubb leads the state in rushing with 2,360 yards unofficially on 263 carries. He has scored 35 touchdowns.
Chubb is averaging 295 yards and 4.4 touchdowns per game. No other back in Georgia history has maintained a pace like that for eight games. And if he puts up those numbers through the end of the regular season, he would become the third-leading single-season rusher in state history behind Daccus Turman of 2000 Washington-Wilkes (3,172 yards) and Herschel Walker of 1979 Johnson County (3,167). Those backs gained their yards in 15 games.
Chubb might be down to his final two games, however. Cedartown must beat Gilmer this week and a play-in game against a higher-seeded team next week (probably Dalton) to qualify for the playoffs.
*Alpharetta QB Joshua Dobbs threw for 432 yards and five touchdowns in a 35-7 victory over Lambert. Dobbs completed 16 of 21 attempts. Dobbs leads the state in passing yards with 2,609.
*Berkmar QB Jaquan Morris was 24-of-42 passing for 446 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-27 loss to Brookwood.
*Cedartown RB Nick Chubb rushed for 387 yards and six touchdowns on 44 carries in a 49-35 victory over Cass.
*Central Gwinnett QB Eman Westmoreland was 34-of-49 passing for 401 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-27 upset victory over Parkview.
*Sequoyah RB Blake Ingleton rushed for 386 yards and five touchdowns on 35 carries in a 58-48 victory over Northview. Ingleton has rushed for 1,687 yards and scored 26 touchdowns this season. Ingleton passed Walton’s Tyren Jones (1,675) last week and is believed to be the second-leading rusher in the state.
Best of the rest
*Bainbridge RB Terry Lewis rushed for 254 yards, third-most in school history, in a 48-7 victory over Northside of Columbus. Lewis has 969 yards rushing on the season.
*Berkmar WR Dorren Miller had 10 catches for 230 yards in a 41-27 loss to Brookwood.
*Brookwood DB Josh Brown returned an interception and a field goal that he blocked for touchdowns and scored a third touchdown rushing in a 41-27 victory over Berkmar.
*Calhoun QB Taylor Lamb threw for five touchdowns on 19-of-32 passing for 296 yards in a 53-0 victory over Armuchee. WR Tydus Curtis had five catches for 122 yards.
*Carver (Atlanta) RB Montravious Taylor rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns in a 22-19 victory over Washington. Quentis Bentley and James Gray each had two tackles for losses.
*Cass QB Brandon Etheridge was 23-for-36 passing for 309 yards in a 49-35 loss to Cedartown. Etheridge set a school record for season passing yards with 2,183.
*Centennial WR Christian Robinson caught 15 passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-9 victory over North Forsyth. QB Chase Rosenberg was 28-of-43 passing for 314 yards.
*Central Gwinnett LB Trey Johnson had 21 tackles and led a defense that held Parkview to 33 total yards in the second half of a 30-27 overtime victory.
*Creekview QB Hayden Hall passed for 234 yards and rushed for 83 in a 47-14 victory over Forsyth Central.
*Dougherty sophomore QB Michael Whatley threw for 329 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-32 loss to Westover.
*Duluth WR Myles Campbell rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown, had 79 yards receiving and a touchdown and returned a kickoff 48 yards in a 56-14 victory over Habersham Central.
*Eagle’s Landing QB Bradley Dewberry had 339 yards passing and three touchdowns, 128 yards rushing and two touchdowns and intercepted two passes in a 35-34 loss to Locust Grove.
*Fellowship Christian RB Tyler Hart had 174 yards receiving and 104 yards receiving in a 55-20 loss to King’s Ridge Christian.
*Glascock County RB A.J. Simmons rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries and made a conversion in a 22-13 victory over Riverside Military.
*Glynn Academy RB Jonathan Alford rushed for 175 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries in a 21-0 victory over Effingham County.
*Griffin WR Quay Mangham had eight catches for 132 yards and a touchdown in a 28-14 victory over Upson-Lee.
*Hawkinsville RB Dontavious Grace rushed for 210 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries in a 28-15 victory over Greenville.
*Hiram PK Trevor Wylie kicked a 51-yard field goal on a free kick before halftime in a 20-17 loss to Allatoona.
*Irwin County RB/LB Ryan Peterson rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown on eight carries, caught two passes for 71 yards and two touchdowns and made four tackles in a 27-26 victory over Turner County.
*Jackson County QB Kyle Daniel was 25-of-28 passing for 331 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-35 victory over Oconee County. WR Xavier Harper caught 10 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns. RB Dustin Scott rushed for 318 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries.
*Jones County RB Undre Williams rushed for 243 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries in a 49-35 victory over Lakeside of Evans. Walker Juhan (159) and JoJo Gibbons (111) also surpassed 100 yards rushing. Jones County had 522 yards rushing, 0 passing.
*Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe QB/LB Trey Silmon was 12-of-15 passing for three touchdowns, rushed for 59 yards and two touchdowns, made nine tackles and forced a fumble in a 47-35 victory over North Murray.
*Lassiter WR Willie Police had nine receptions for 105 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-23 victory over Wheeler.
*Liberty County LB Raekwon McMillan had 17 tackles, two for losses, one a sack, in a 14-13 loss to Wayne County.
*Lovett RB/DB Grant Haley scored on a 96-yard kickoff return and a 75-yard run before scoring the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run with 29 seconds left in a 24-21 victory over Wesleyan. Haley later intercepted a pass to seal the win.
*Lowndes DL Sam Washington had three sacks in a 42-7 victory over Tift County.
*Luella DT ichael Sims had five sacks and blocked an extra-point attempt in a 21-6 victory over Morrow.
*M.L. King QB Monquavious Johnson was 17-of-23 passing for 321 yards and two touchdowns to WR Demarquis Polite-Bray, who had five catches for 133 yards, in a 49-28 victory over Stephenson.
*North Hall RB Zac Little rushed for 146 yards on only seven carries and scored on runs of 50 and 36 yards in a 48-10 victory over West Hall.
*North Paulding QB Chase Noonan was 14-of-19 passing for 291 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for a touchdown in a 50-14 victory over Paulding County.
*Northview RB Terrence Upshaw scored five touchdowns and rushed for 284 yards on 28 carries in a 58-48 loss to Sequoyah. Zach Sullivan had eight catches for 137 yards, and LB Austin Antwine had 16 tackles.
*Pickens QB Tanner Brumby passed for 301 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 110 yards and one touchdown in a 49-21 victory over Johnson of Gainesville. RB Shannon Brooks had 108 yards receiving, 139 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
*Richmond Academy RB C.J. Welcher scored seven touchdowns and rushed for 352 yards on 33 carries in a 48-34 victory over Butler.
*Savannah Christian WR/DB Jalen Myrick had five receptions for 111 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-12 victory over Jenkins County.
*Shaw QB Chandler Whittlesey threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-0 victory over Columbus.
*South Paulding RB Jae Bowen rushed for 162 yards on 22 carries in a 20-16 loss to East Paulding. Bowen has rushed for more than 100 yards in each of his eight games. He averages 117 per game.
*Stephens County RB Chaz Thornton rushed for 205 yards on 32 carries in a 27-18 victory over Lanier. Thornton has 1,224 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns on the season.
*Thomson RB Chris Jordan rushed for 204 yards on 25 carries and scored all four Thomson touchdowns in a 28-14 victory over then-No. 3 Washington County in AAA.
*Toombs County RB Jamar Smith rushed for 190 yards and two touchdowns in 35 carries in a 14-12 victory over Benedictine. A sophomore, Smith has rushed for 1,228 yards and 13 touchdowns on 168 carries (7.8 ypc) in eight games.
*Walker RB Evan Kasian rushed for 263 yards, two touchdowns and a conversion, was 2-of-2 passing for 36 yards and a touchdown, made five solo tackles and punted once for 55 yards in a 21-14 victory over Whitefield Academy.
*Walton LB Blake Montz returned a blocked punt for a touchdown and returned an interception to the 3-yard line in a 27-7 victory over Milton.
*Westover RB Dalviness Greene rushed for 196 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-32 victory over Dougherty.
*White County QB Will Brock passed for 351 yards and five touchdowns on just 13 completions in a 47-42 victory over Dawson County. Brock rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.
*Wilcox County QB Makail Grace threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns in a 40-24 victory over Swainsboro. He threw two TD passes to Johnathan Howard, who had 10 catches for 193 yards.
*Wilkinson County QB David Whipple threw for 343 yards on 22-of-29 passing and rushed for 88 yards on 13 carries in a 42-21 victory over First Presbyterian. Antonio Whipple had eight catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns.
*Woodward Academy P/PK Alex Robinson had punts of 71 and 55 yards in a 20-14 victory over St. Pius. Only two of his 32 punts have been returned this season, only one for positive yardage. He also has put 75 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone.
*Worthy County freshman RB Zytavious Anderson rushed for 272 yards on 19 carries in a 35-27 victory over Albany.
*Woodstock WR/DB Max Keeton caught a 30-yard TD pass and returned a punt 84 yards in a 14-7 victory over Etowah.
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