Top performances from Week 11

Here are some of the top individual performances from last week:

Five best

*Allatoona sophomore TB Josh Bettistea rushed for 344 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-27 victory over North Paulding.

*Jones County RB Undre Williams rushed for 318 yards and four touchdowns in a 63-42 victory over Houston County.

*South Gwinnett QB Jordan Ramey was 19-of-33 passing for 382 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-38 victory over Brookwood. He also scored the winning touchdown.

*Union Grove RB Derrick Craine rushed for 310 yards on 31 carries in a 34-33 victory over Drew.

*West Forsyth RB Jake Wieczorek had 276 yards receiving (six catches) and 90 yards rushing (10 attempts) and scored four touchdowns in a 56-14 victory over South Forsyth.

Best of the rest

*Aquinas RB John Morris rushed for 232 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries in a 49-14 victory over GMC.

*Alpharetta QB Joshua Dobbs threw for 382 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-23 victory over Centennial. Dobbs unofficially has exactly 3,000 yards passing on the season, the most of any player in the state.

*Bleckley County RB/CB Derrick Farrow scored four touchdowns and rushed for 169 yards on five carries in a 65-13 victory over Monticello.

*Carver (Atlanta) RB Montavious Taylor rushed for 196 yards on 27 carries in a 22-19 victory over Grady.

*Cedar Grove MLB Bryson Allen-Williams had nine tackles and a sack, forced a fumble and intercepted a pass in a 47-14 victory over Woodward Academy.

*Central Gwinnett WR Justin Brownlee had nine catches for 162 yards and two touchdowns and scored on an 18-yard run in a 37-20 victory over Shiloh.

*Colquitt County WR Bobby Hill had 10 catches for 143 yards in a 27-9 victory over Coffee.

*Cook QB Ross Pickle was 15-of-26 passing for 196 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in a 57-22 victory over Berrien.

*Dawson County QB Tyler Dominy passed for 291 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of a 54-12 victory over Fannin County. Bruce Clark had three catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns.

*Dooly County DL Montravius Adams had six tackles for losses, 12 tackles overall, in a 35-0 victory over Greenville. RB Chanin Hamilton rushed for 231 yards and two touchdowns.

*East Jackson QB Austin Beachamp passed for 301 yards and rushed for 90 in a 41-21 loss to Franklin County. Casey Reed had 11 catches for 227 yards and two touchdowns.

*East Laurens RB Taye Brantley rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns and two two-point conversions, intercepted two passes and returned a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown in a 42-13 victory over Westside of Augusta.

*Forsyth Central QB Michael Branigan rushed for 137 yards and four touchdowns, passed for 52 yards and returned a kickoff 56 yards in a 40-33 loss to Northview.

*Gilmer LB Jason Dover had seven solo tackles in a 38-0 victory over Cedartown in which the state’s leading rusher, Nick Chubb, was held to 74 yards – more than 200 less than his season average of 295.

*Glynn Academy DB/KR Emmett Thomas returned two kicks for touchdowns in a 63-0 victory over Windsor Forest.

*Grayson LB/RB Wayne Gallman rushed for 56 yards and two touchdowns and returned an interception for a touchdown in a 48-0 victory over Archer.

*Jackson (Atlanta) QB Shardricus Ferguson rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns and threw a TD pass in a 22-20 victory over Haralson County.

*East Jackson QB Austin Beachamp passed for 301 yards and rushed for 90 in a 41-21 loss to Franklin County. Casey Reed had 11 catches for 227 yards and two touchdowns.

*Johns Creek PK Kyle Fowler made field goals of 47 and 49 yards in a 34-7 victory over North Forsyth. Fowler has four field goals of 45 or more yards this season.

*Landmark Christian RB Jeremiah Kirkland rushed for 274 yards and three touchdowns in a 36-3 victory over Holy Innocents’.

*Loganville QB Josh Laughlin came off the bench and passed for 191 yards and two touchdowns in a 46-41 victory over Gainesville. He was 12-of-19 passing and threw a 15-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter on fourth-and-1.

*Liberty County LB/RB Kaekwon McMillan had 16 tackles, three for losses, and rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-16 loss to South Effingham.

*Madison County sophomore QB T.J. Skelton rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries, caught two passes for 68 yards and a touchdown and was 11-of-17 passing for 105 yards and a touchdown in a 32-31 victory over Walnut Grove. It was Madison County’s first victory of the season.

*McEachern QB Ty Clemons rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns on runs of 67 and 73 yards in a 61-21 victory over Harrison. He also completed two of three passes for 52 yards, threw a 31-yard TD pass and caught a 44-yard TD pass. Those totals were accomplished in the first half.

*Monroe Area QB Michael Gallup scored three touchdowns and passed for two while rushing for 125 yards in a 35-14 victory over Chestatee.

*Newton CB Nick White intercepted three passes and returned one for a touchdown in a 34-21 victory over Luella that clinched a home playoff game for Newton for the first time since 1987.

*North Oconee RB Kawon Bryant rushed for 238 yards and three touchdowns and QB/ATH Nick Colvin rushed for 173 yards and four touchdowns and was 5-for-8 passing for 127 yards and one touchdown in a 63-21 victory over Oconee County.

*North Paulding RB Corn Collins rushed for 177 yards and 24 attempts and caught six passes for 41 yards in a 56-27 loss to Allatoona.

*Northside (Warner Robins) WR Keshun Hill scored four touchdowns, rushed for 102 yards and had 73 receiving yards in a 35-28 victory over Warner Robins.

*Northview RB Terrence Upshaw scored five touchdowns and rushed for 152 yards in a 40-33 victory over Forsyth Central. QB D.J. Pearson was 21-of-26 passing for 259 yards.

*Ridgeland WR/DB Vonn Bell had 145 yards rushing and 66 receiving in a 56-14 victory over Heritage of Ringgold.

*Ringgold QB Slade Dale rushed for 221 on 19 carries in a 14-9 victory over Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe. The victory clinched a playoff berth for Ringgold in Region 5-AAA.

*River Ridge QB Steven Spears was 8-of-16 passing for 154 yards and two touchdowns, including a 53-yard scoring strike to senior RB Austin Terrell in the fourth quarter, in a 28-26 victory over Pickens that clinched a state playoff berth in the program’s first season of eligibility.

*Rome RB Myron Washington rushed for 253 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-28 victory over Villa Rica. Washington has 1,112 yards rushing on the season.

*Roswell RB Andrew Kwateng rushed for 187 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in a 28-14 loss to Lassiter. Kwating has rushed for 1,570 yards on the season.

*Screven County RB Jeremy Johnson rushed for 162 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries in a 40-12 victory over Josey. He also scored on a 39-yard reception. Johnson has scored 193 points on the season (29 touchdowns, three PATs and eight two-pointers) for a team that has improved from 2-8 to 8-1.

*Sequoyah RB Blake Ingleton rushed for 232 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries and caught a 60-yard TD pass in a 42-0 victory over Cambridge. Ingleton set the Cherokee County record for rushing yards in a season with 1,919, surpassing Cherokee’s Astin Foster, who had 1,800 in 2003.

*Spalding LB Larry McCord had 18 tackles in a 42-0 loss to Griffin.

*Stephens County RB Chaz Thornton rushed for 174 yards and a touchdown on 42 carries in a 23-7 victory over Eastside.

*Tattnall County QB Brandon Purcell passed for 363 yards and three touchdowns (27 of 37 attempts) and rushed for 127 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-25 victory over Southeast Bulloch.

*Union Grove DT Tyler Vaughn had five tackles for losses and three sacks in a 34-33 victory over Drew.

*Upson-Lee QB Corey Moss rushed for 261 yards and three touchdowns on 39 carries in a 44-35 loss to Jonesboro. Moss has 1,299 yards rushing on the season.

*Vidalia RB Juan Foster rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in a 41-7 victory over Toombs County.

*West Forsyth QB A.J. Erdely threw for 408 yards, completing 15 of 19 attempts, with three touchdowns in a 56-14 victory over South Forsyth.

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13 comments Add your comment


November 6th, 2012
7:20 am

Ringgold QB Slade Dale rushed for 221 on 19 carries vs. LFO. Slade has rushed for 1200 and passed for 1300 this year as a junior…

Todd Holcomb

November 6th, 2012
8:59 am

Thanks, Country. We’ve added Slade. Congrats to Ringgold on the playoffs.


November 6th, 2012
9:27 am

Dang CountryD…..that is awesome!!!!

Jerome Popey

November 6th, 2012
10:19 am

The Doolayney brothers had a great game friday

Coach AJ Merine

November 6th, 2012
10:42 am

Daniel Clements had 7 Catches for 178 yds. and 2 TD’s (33, 54) and now has 1,068 yds receiving on the season and is only a junior.
Blake Rowlinson Had 5 for 145 and 1 TD (81) as well.

Region 7-AAA

November 6th, 2012
10:43 am

North Hall QB rushed for 37 yards on three carries and completed 100% of his passes and two TD’s en route to a 42-7 win over Banks County last Friday night.

Buzz Sawyer

November 6th, 2012
11:05 am

Cant wait for the wrestling articles & blogs! Hope the coverage is every bit as good and reminiscent of Sollie and Schiavone. Also, please lets the readers know which wrestler had to leave town.

T.H. loves G.M

November 6th, 2012
11:45 am

Slowconee dominated paper football last Friday at lunch.


November 6th, 2012
3:08 pm

Keshun Hill from Northside (w.r) is nothing but the truth!!! I don’t know why he hasn’t received many offers, but i guarantee whoever he signs with will be happy with him!! I’ve heard he’s leaning towards Mizzou, but we’ll see. GO EAGLES!!!


November 6th, 2012
3:14 pm

Keshun Hill has 16 receptions for 248 yards and 6 TD’s and 60 rushing attempts for 814 yards and 13 TD’s. Keep in mind, he usually comes out in the third quarter since Northiside has blown most teams out by then.

Carver Panther 1

November 6th, 2012
4:15 pm

@ Todd

Thanks for recognizing Montavious. On the first play of the game he went for and 80 yard touchdown that was called back due to a phantom holding penalty ( no holding found in review of tape just excellent blocking from a smaller guy on a larger one) so he could have had almost another 300 yard game. Let’s see what’s in store for the War Eagles this week.

Todd Holcomb

November 6th, 2012
7:03 pm

Buzz Sawyer died too young. Apparently he played a little high school football.

Per Wikipedia – Sawyer was a graduate from Dixie Hollins High School where he was a state ranked wrestler in the 186 pound weight class. He was known for allegedly hammering nails with his forehead in locker rooms prior to and at the halftimes of their local football games.

Ravishing Rick Rude

November 7th, 2012
6:09 am

Thanks for the informative blog on Buzz. He was the man in his day but driving nails with his head certainly never helped him when Hacksaw Jim Duggan clunked him with that 2 x 4.