Is Nick Chubb slipping? After rushing for 363 yards in three quarters against Rockmart last season, the Cedartown senior back managed “only” 331 yards and five touchdowns in Friday’s 40-14 win over Rockmart. He averaged 13.2 yards per carry.
Chubb had five 330-plus-yard rushing performances last season and finished with 2,721 yards, the seventh best single-season mark in Georgia high school history.
Chubb has committed to Georgia.
Congrats: The Howard Huskies ended their 24-game losing streak with a 20-14 victory over East Laurens in new coach Barney Hester’s debut. With the win, Hester moved into a tie with Luther Welsh for fifth on Georgia high school’s all-time coaching win list.
Curfew violation: Defending state champ and top-ranked Sandy Creek had its 39-game regular-season win streak snapped – with a tie. The Patriots’ game against Florida power Plant High School on Thursday was stopped with 1:27 left in the fourth quarter and the scored tied, 27-27, due to school-night curfew rules.
Team effort: No. 2 Carrollton got touchdowns from five players—Will Garrett, Malik Sheppard, Andrew Turner, Trey Chivers and Jarvis Terrell—in a 35-14 win over Oxford (Ala.).
Category 7: Monroe Area quarterback Stanton Truitt had a hand in all seven of the Hurricanes’ touchdowns in a 48-21 win over Loganville. Truitt rushed for four touchdowns and passed for three more.
Notes: Cairo saw its eight-game winning streak over Thomasville end with a 21-10 loss to the Bulldogs. … Americus-Sumpter fell to Kendrick, 14-8, in double overtime in coach Reggie Mitchell’s debut. … Mary Persons rushed for 356 yards in a 31-9 win over Jackson. … Ridgeland, last year’s state runner-up, lost 37-0 to Calhoun. It’s the first time the Panthers have been shut out since 2006.