By Score Atlanta
Griffin 35, Northgate 0: The host Bears held a 14-0 lead at the half and ran away with the game in the second half. Miller had two rushing touchdowns and was also the leading rusher. Trey Willis had a long touchdown reception for another score. The Bears held Northgate out of the end zone with a goal-line stand to end the game.
Locust Grove 7, Ola 3: Visiting Locust Grove utilized a 3-yard touchdown run by Tre King to beat Ola in a low-scoring affair. Despite 208 yards of total offense to Ola’s 284, Locust Grove improved its record to 1-1 on the season, while Ola fell to 0-2. Justin Drake caught two passes for 64 yards and also had 28 rushing yards for the visitors.
Riverdale 29, Drew 26: Visiting Riverdale benefitted from a safety off of a blocked punt by Ryan Beasley and fought off a late Drew rally to improve to 2-0. Jordan Metts had two rushing touchdowns and Reshad Canty caught a long touchdown pass to contribute to the win. Isa Muhammed also returned an interception for a touchdown for Riverdale.
Sandy Creek 55, Newnan 28: Sandy Creek overpowered visiting Newnan on the ground and through the air. Quarterback Cole Garvin threw touchdown passes to Demarre Kitt and Cory Banks. Eric Sweeney ran for three touchdowns and Delvin Weems added two more rushing scores. Defensive back Trent Sellers returned an errant Newnan pass for a touchdown. Placekicker Matthew Davenport added six extra points for Sandy Creek.
Stockbridge 15, Upson-Lee 8: Stockbridge won its home opener behind a stout defense. The Tigers came away with three interceptions, with one by Javon Brandon that set up a 15-yard Maetron Thomas touchdown run. Stockbridge scored its other touchdown on a 50-yard touchdown pass from Malachi Brown to Davonte Hamilton.