Class A roundup

By Score Atlanta

Dooly County 34, Seminole County 28: Dooly County trailed host Seminole County 21-7 in the second quarter but came back to earn the win. A.J. Smith passed for 255 yards and four touchdowns to lead the victorious Bobcats. Smith hit Cortney Clark from 27 yards out to pull within 28-26 before throwing the game-winner to Kris Lundy, a connection of 24 yards with nine minutes remaining. Thomas Aiken led Seminole County with 212 rushing yards and one touchdown.

Eagle’s Landing Christian 42, Savannah Christian 7: Quarterback Dalton Etheridge led host Eagle’s Landing Christian with 75 rushing yards and three scores on 10 carries. In the air, Etheridge threw for 189 yards and connected with Davis Carrandi and D.J. Curl on touchdown throws. Lane Timpson scored the other touchdown for Eagle’s Landing Christian on a 1-yard run. Curl also intercepted a Savannah Christian pass, one of three turnovers.

Emanuel County Institute 27, Trion 10: James Brown led host Emanuel County Institute with 179 yards rushing and an 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Quarterback Caleb Pressey found Jacoby Boatwright for an 11-yard touchdown pass, his only completion of the game on three attempts, and Greg Purcell (8 yards) and Michael Sutton (2 yards) added rushing touchdowns for the victorious Bulldogs. Trion quarterback Scotty Bethune had 76 yards rushing and one touchdown pass.

George Walton Academy 37, Walker 7: Stanley Williams carried 18 times for 225 yards and two touchdowns as George Walton Academy jumped on Walker early. The visiting Bulldogs led 23-0 at the half thanks to scoring runs from Williams, Tyler Jarvis and quarterback Hunter Rice plus a 32-yard field goal booted by Cole Fisher. Demetrios Mason put his team ahead 37-0 with a 47-yard punt return for a late touchdown before Walker finally scored.

Landmark Christian 38, First Presbyterian 24: Host Landmark Christian broke open what was a 14-7 game at the half with three third-quarter scores. Running back Jeremiah Kirkland scored from 41 yards out after the War Eagles recovered a First Presbyterian fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half. Also in the third, wide receiver Josh Nobles caught a 16-yard scoring pass from quarterback Stockton McGuire, a freshman who was 11-for-14 through the air.

Lincoln County 28, Wilkinson County 22: Ben Turner passed for 234 yards and one touchdown—to Zireycus Letman from 31 yards out—as host Lincoln County held off Wilkinson County. The victorious Red Devils led 14-0 in the first quarter but found themselves tied at halftime. They got two touchdown runs from Mikey McIntyre, including one that put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter. Jamar Norman added a punt return for a score to help Lincoln County advance.

Prince Avenue Christian 24, Athens Academy 7: Visiting Prince Avenue Christian ground out 235 yards on the ground. Running back Carl Mattox led the charge with 19 carries for 127 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Zack Graham also rushed for a touchdown an intercepted a pass while playing defense. Tyler Foster added a field goal before running back Bryce Huff finished the scoring for Prince Avenue Christian with a 3-yard dash.

Wilcox County 39, Marion County 21: Wilcox County quarterback Makail Grace threw for four scores and ran for another. The victorious hosts exploded for a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, then earned a 26-7 lead by halftime. In defeat, Marion County running back James Taylor had 24 carries for 127 yards and two scores. Taylor also caught a 54-yard touchdown pass from quarterback DeMarquez Mallard.

12 comments Add your comment

Eric

December 1st, 2012
12:20 am

Way to go LCS. Now another tough matchup on the road before hopefully returning to the Dome.

Swamp Lizard

December 1st, 2012
6:32 am

LOOKING AHEAD … ( Public ) Will Dooly Co & Adams have anything left to stop Lincoln Co? Can the ECI “D” contain Grace & Wilcox Co on the road? … when the playoffs started I penciled in a ECI / Lincoln Co battle in the Dome.

( Private ) Does Landmark keep rolling along, can they stop the “ground & pound” of Prince Ave? Can ELCA avoid the “let down” and stop a red hot George Walton team that’s on a very impressive playoff run. I penciled in a ELCA / Prince Ave matchup in the Dome on the private side, will it hold up?

I Wonder Fan

December 1st, 2012
9:52 am

Don’t count out Landmark Christian because they are a wild card that is firing on all cyclinders and they know how to win on the road and they have been to the big dance, ELCA is a Juggernaut and just seems to not relent on anyone. Prince Ave Christian is a power running team that could slip in. GWA is solid with a running back that just might even give ELCA some trouble but they will have to play defence out of their mind. ELCA has the Vegas bet but I’m nervous about them meeting Landmark Christian when hearts are on the line for that shinny state crown. It will be exciting. Is there anything better right now than good ol smash mouth Georgia high school football in single A!!!

I Wonder Fan

December 1st, 2012
9:57 am

Don’t count out Landmark Christian because they are a wild card that is firing on all cyclinders and they know how to win on the road and they have been to the big dance, ELCA is a Juggernaut and just seems to not relent on anyone. Prince Ave Christian is a power running team that could slip in. GWA is solid with a running back that just might even give ELCA some trouble but they will have to play defence out of their mind. ELCA has the Vegas bet but I’m nervous about them meeting Landmark Christian when hearts are on the line for that shinny state crown. It will be exciting. Is there anything better right now than good ol smash mouth Georgia high school football in single A!!!

LanFan

December 1st, 2012
12:20 pm

Great game in Fairburn last night. Give FP credit. I am sure many may say it could have been a bigger win but it could have very easily been very tight. I really don’t know much about Prince Ave. but it will make for a great week. Not going to say anything about the ELCA game next week don’t want to jinx anyone.

LanFan

December 1st, 2012
12:30 pm

I am wondering about this system for the playoffs. Seems to worked OK for Public 1, 2, 3,& 5 still in it but for Private you now have 2, 9, 11 & 12 Still going and I had 3 of those picked from the beginning. But all that is for conversation for another. Congrat to everyone who played last night and especially those who are still going you should all be proud of what you have done. I know I never got anywhere near this far in the playoffs.

TomDawg

December 1st, 2012
3:02 pm

Good job ECI Bulldogs. The Trion coach said he was more worried about the flu bug beating them than ECI. I guess he should have been a little worried about ECI. And to Trion’s #58 lineman who said this was” just another game, hit em in the mouth and move on to the next one”. Wrong son, it was your last game.

TomDawg

December 1st, 2012
3:07 pm

I don’t pay much attention to the private school side, but i was glad to see ELCA show Savannah Christian that they should have just stayed in Savannah. They were so overrated.

TCDAWG25

December 2nd, 2012
12:07 pm

@TomDawg You know how we do it in Twin City. We will play anyone, anytime, and anywhere. Trion must not have seen our home record over the last six years. Oh #58 from Trion now we are on to the next one. It’s going to be our smash mouth football against a great passing attack.

Monroe's First Redcoat

December 3rd, 2012
1:28 am

@ Swamp Lizard: I wouldn’t bet against Lincoln County in the playoffs if there were two engines out on the team plane…

EastCobbJacket

December 3rd, 2012
8:29 am

Such classy comments TomDawg and TCDAWG25… of course would expect nothing less after the experience Friday night down your way. Trion was 2-8 last year and a 1st year HC (who also happens to be an alum) turned it around to 9-3… so get used to seeing the REAL Bulldogs back year after year. The flu wasn’t an excuse… it was a reality. When you come that far (figuratively in the playoffs and literally with a 2nd 5+ hour drive in 2 weeks) then it is frustrating so many kids were fighting the flu for a game that big. Might not have mattered in the final outcome, but you never know. And, all the kid meant by ‘just another game’ was that in spite of the conventional wisdom that ECI had a much more talented team, the kids at Trion weren’t intimidated by it. No one had given us much of a chance all year and still here we were in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. So, as we had done all season we’d come give it our best shot and take our chances. Seriously, who outside of Trion thought the game would be as close as it was even if Trion had been completely healthy? And still, there we were up 10-7 with a minute left in the first half. Kudos to the ECI kids though because that one minute drive culminating with the TD with 9 seconds left in the half to go up 14-10 was a real back breaker… might have just saved your season.

Swamp Lizard

December 3rd, 2012
9:46 am

@ Monroe’s First Redcoat …. I understand your comments, they have a deep & rich tradition at Lincoln Co. I just like ECI this year on the Public side. Are you a George Walton fan? Hope you get a chance to see ELCA / GW game if you are. That too should be a good one.