Class AAAAAA football roundup

Mill Creek blasted visiting Brookwood 44-10 in an inter-region Class AAAAAA battle in Gwinnett County. The Hawks (2-0) exploded in the first quarter to a 20-0 lead. By halftime, the lead had ballooned to 34-3.

Mill Creek benefitted from 340 rushing yards while holding Brookwood to just 14 on the ground. The Broncos (0-2) were missing running back Josh Brown, who tore his ACL mid-week and will be out the remainder of the season. The Hawks piled up 470 total yards while limiting Brookwood to 116.

Carter Governale led Mill Creek with 91 rushing yards and touchdown runs of 10 and 26 while DeVozea Felton had 82 yards and an 8-yard score. Quarterback Daniel David completed five of seven passes for 120 yards and a 37-yard touchdown pass.

Alpharetta 36, Harrison 7: Visiting Harrison trailed 9-7 at halftime, and could not stop the Alpharetta passing attack in the second half. Quarterback Vito Priore threw scoring passes to Daniel Clements of eight and 63 yards and one each to James Marbaugh  (eight yards) and Lem Cobbs (43 yards). Elijah Burnette relieved Priore and connected with William Downing on a 21-yard pass for Alpharetta’s final touchdown.

Archer 21, East Coweta 17: Gabe Tiller threw two touchdown passes to Dylan Singleton for host Archer. East Coweta gained a 17-14 lead in the fourth quarter. On an attempt to tie the game, Archer botched a snap and K.J. Parmer turned the mistake into a game-winning touchdown run.

Berkmar 35, Meadowcreek 7: The visiting Patriots were led by running back Kenyuan Riddle, who rushed for two touchdowns. Randy Griffin added 88 yards on the ground. Quarterback JaQuan Morris threw for 100 yards for the Patriots who methodically moved the ball down the field for their scores, dominating the time of possession.

Cherokee 34, Sequoyah 14: Host Sequoyah took a 7-0 lead after Adam Patterson’s 45-yard run. Cherokee’s Blake Johnson answered with two first-half touchdowns and Spencer Ashley added a third-quarter score. Cherokee’s Brittain Brown iced the game with an offensive and defensive touchdown in the fourth.

Collins Hill 21, Dacula 13: C.J. Davis caught a 10-yard Tyler Herman touchdown pass for host Collins Hill in the opening quarter. The Eagles added two more scores in the third with a Tyler Henderson 8-yard direct-snap touchdown run, and a 36-yard Herman touchdown pass to Dwayne Smith.

Colquitt County 17, Lovejoy 13: Colquitt County held onto a 14-7 half-time lead as Lovejoy missed an extra point, then saw a last-minute Lovejoy drive stall on the Packers’ 5-yard line with 45 seconds left. Javonta Woods caught a 29-yard pass from Daniel Mobley to put the host Packers up 7-0 in the first quarter, then saw Sihiem King race 64 yards in the second period to put them ahead 14-7. Lovejoy junior receiver Preston Williams caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Quintarius Neely, one for 51 and another for 80. Williams finished with six catches for 174 yards while Neely completed 15 of 30 passes for 226 yards. Mobley was 14 of 29 for 255 yards.

Etowah 44, Centennial 17: Etowah used a big-play ground game to pull away from visiting Centennial in the second half. In the first half, quarterback John Oliver threw touchdown passes to Ben Rowell and Noah Dye. Keith Gordon added a 3-yard run before Brandon Engle scored on runs of 80 and 87 yards. Stanley Logue capped the scoring with a 52-yard run for Etowah.

Newton 15, Lowndes 14: Sophomore quarterback Romario Johnson threw a 28-yard touchdown pass with no time left on the clock as visiting Newton upset Lowndes. Lowndes had taken a 14-8 lead early in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard run by Jerome Davis, but the Vikings botched the extra-point attempt. Newton rolled up 310 total yards and held Lowndes to 208.

Norcross 21, Parkview 7: Josh Boyd scored on touchdown runs of 13 and 34 yards to help visiting Norcross pull away from Parkview. Norcross led 7-0 and built its advantage to 21-0 late in the fourth quarter before Parkview got on the scoreboard. A failed onside kick attempt by the Panthers all but ended the game. Quarterback A.J. Bush threw one touchdown pass for the victorious Blue Devils, a 34-yard strike to Clinton Lynch.

North Forsyth 31, Dawson County 0: North Forsyth used a stifling defense and a stable of running backs to run over visiting Dawson County. Jamal Davenport led Alpharetta with 15 carries for 70 yards including touchdown runs of three and five yards. Trey Wagner scored from two yards out and Zach Slaton scored on a 25-yard run. The North Forsyth defense held Dawson County to 133 total yards of offense.

Rockdale 9, Heritage-Conyers 7: Visiting Rockdale held off a late charge by rival Heritage-Conyers to begin the season 2-0 for the first time since 2008. Heritage scored a touchdown with less than two minutes remaining, but could not recover the onside kick. Joseph Wright scored on a touchdown pass from Zuri Minnifield for Rockdale’s touchdown in the third quarter.

Shiloh 56, Redan 0: Junior quarterback Wil Larimore stole the show for Shiloh. Larimore threw for five touchdowns in the first half and six total in the Generals’ road victory over Redan. Larimore finished with 292 yards passing with no interceptions. Shiloh’s defense held Redan to less than 100 yards of total offense. The 56 points are a single-game record for Shiloh.

South Gwinnett 42, Duluth 28: Malik Brown threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Greg Hollingsworth and rushed for a 60-yard score to help host South Gwinnett take a 35-6 lead into halftime. Duluth quarterback Thad Bell finished with four touchdown passes in the loss, including three in the second half.

West Forsyth 35, Flowery Branch 21: West Forsyth scored twice late in the fourth quarter to break a 21-21 tie. The visiting Wolverines took the lead on a 1-yard run by Trevor O’Brien, then clinched it with a 10-yard scamper by quarterback Hampton McConnell. West Forsyth rushed for 279 yards on 47 carries and had three first-half touchdown runs by Gabe Pierce (35, 9, 5), who led the team with 92 yards on the ground. West Forsyth led 21-14 at the half.

56 comments Add your comment

bksmith14

September 6th, 2013
10:41 pm

lowndes defense is not the problem. if we dont get things turned around we will lose two or 3 more games easy. We fumbled the ball 5 times. Thats right 5 !!! 3 on drives that were going to result in points . Season is not over, but i have never seen the vikings look as sloppy as we did tonight. Newton is much improved also. Our d spent the night on the field

Colquitt Fan

September 6th, 2013
10:42 pm

lol @Lowndes

MADDBALL

September 6th, 2013
10:48 pm

@bksmith14 the pack played sloppy tonight also,,but we pulled out a victory over a much better team than newton co.

Robert Thomas

September 6th, 2013
10:57 pm

Lowndes u thought u had a team really when u finally figure out Randy Mcphearson is not the coach u think he is Rush Probst will be laughing all the way to state he won those state titles despite his coaching ability it is called talent look it up in the dictionary it had nothing to do with him…………!!!!!!!!!!!

57Cat

September 6th, 2013
10:59 pm

After bksmith14’s Prozac wears off, he will point out that Lowndes was playing against the 22 players representing Newton on the field AND the 6 referees. There were 27 penalties called, 13 on Lowndes and…….wait for it…..14 against Newton, for more yards. I will repeat, Region 1 has some good teams in Colquitt and Camden, and apparently Coffee.. I’m still not sure about Lowndes.

GwinnettDad

September 6th, 2013
10:59 pm

Very sad to hear about Josh Brown and that his season is over. Was the Bronco’s best player. Looks as if the Broncos either don’t have the personnel to play defense, or their coaches no longer effectively teach it. Time for a change? Used to be you could run around Brookwood, but never over them. That’s not true any more. This is lower than the last season under Coach Hunter, when they went 5-5.

GwinnettDad

September 6th, 2013
11:01 pm

Just about any time referees get blamed for losing a game, it’s time to hand that person an airsick bag, just so that he won’t puke on the rest of us.

Joseph

September 6th, 2013
11:03 pm

Hey sportsnut, where are you? Silence! That’s what I thought! The Packers are for real! Just look at our schedule! Just looking forward to another trip to the Dome in December!

Colquitt Fan

September 6th, 2013
11:12 pm

sportsnut wont be on until tomorrow, he was at the game and had a long ride home

CwQ

September 6th, 2013
11:21 pm

GwinnettDad – is Josh Brown the play for Brookwood that was out cold for a while? That was very scary indeed. Has anyone heard what happened and how he is doing?

Suwanee 0wns

September 6th, 2013
11:22 pm

GwinnettDad, I am so sorry to hear about Josh Brown. I sure hope that he will recover.

I am not sure we can conclude that either Grayson, Brookwood, and Parkview are that bad, OR that North, Peachtree Ridge, Mill Creek, and Norcross are that good. Just not enough data. I suspect the truth is somewhere in between. Mill Creek has some very talented players, they almost have to given the number of kids in that school. I do not know much about the coaches, but my guess is that if Mickey Conn, Mark Crews, or Cecil Flowe coached that team then they would be a serious contender for a State title.

People were ready to turn the page on Crews in the past. And then he showed that if you give him a couple of linemen, a runner, and a surprise kicker or receiver, then he can still win a State Championship. He is an outstanding coach, but no coach controls who shows up in the district. I personally believe that Crews does a great job with the players that he gets.

One thing I think we CAN conclude this early is that if Duluth can score 28 on South, then South has no defense. Look for Archer or Dacula to take the 4th spot in Region 8. Archer is showing some real promise and Dacula is getting some great players who have come up through GFL.

Good luck in your season. I always have a soft spot for Brookwood.

Crisp the Cougars!

September 6th, 2013
11:53 pm

Does Lowndes even deserve to play with the big boys in Region 1? First there was the signal-stealing scandal, then the quick exit at home in the first round last year, and now another loss at home to a 33 point underdog creampuff. Let’s put them up with the Gwinnett teams to keep things more evenly matched.

black&gold

September 6th, 2013
11:53 pm

A great night in moultrie winning a hard fought game over a very good Lovejoy team and Lowndes losing;period.sleep well bksmith lol

DostaCat12

September 7th, 2013
1:04 am

1st let’s state that the problem with lowndes is that they are stuck in the wing t curse. It’s not hard to figure out lowndes. Stick8 in the box and they are done. It’s a shame to have so much talent at lowndes and it goes to waste over a coach who is outdated and refuses to conform. Kids are quitting cause they don’t like to play for him and veal wood stole 20 kids this year.

DOSTA DAWG

September 7th, 2013
1:10 am

We sure do have some speed at Valdosta. That tandem at RB is pretty good.

vikingfan1

September 7th, 2013
4:11 am

Why is everyone so quick to count Lowndes out after their loss tonight? Colquitt guys, you act like you never lose a game. I seem to remember beating your butts last year and all your stupid coach could come up with was a poor cheating excuse that held no water. Talk about poor losers. I don’t see you guys winning any state championships lately!!!! And the Valdosta folks are just plain jealous. I didn’t hear much out of you last year when you got your butts beat by Quitman of all people! You run and hide when the Cats aren’t doing well, but let you win a couple and Lowndes stumble and out you guys come talking your big talk and telling everyone what is wrong over at Lowndes. I can’t stand fair weather fans and that is all I think those poor Cats have over at Cleveland Field. You stay and cheer when they win and leave the game at halftime when they are losing. Pitiful if you ask me!!!!

Jimb

September 7th, 2013
5:37 am

Millcreek is very talented . Yes they have the right coach. Very young on defense but every game will improve that problem. Six backs helps, and a good QB, offensive line is very large and athletic. Millcreek putting up 44 and not playing and first teamer after 10 min. Left in the third quarter and a running clock in the fourth is remarkable. Could have put up 60.

ole ram

September 7th, 2013
7:04 am

seen just three weeks and look for Archer and Mill Creek to surprise some of the teams. they are playing with a hunger to win every week while others seem to be just going through the motions.
rough time for big three grayson, parkview and brookwood.

DA CAT FAN

September 7th, 2013
7:36 am

That o-line at Valdosta is beginning to get there feet under them. Who needs to be jealous of Lowndes. What will we be jealous of?

blowfish

September 7th, 2013
7:41 am

I’ve coached the current group of Seniors in Gwinnett County from 1st grade to 8th grade in the Gwinnett Football League (Grayson / Archer Cluster.) Mill Creek is / will replace Grayson and Brookwood as the dominate teams in Gwinnett. It’s been building up now for several years, but if you saw what I saw 5 and 6 years ago when these kids were 6, 7, and 8th graders…..it’s predictable. Archer may soon follow.

blowfish

September 7th, 2013
7:42 am

just saw ole rams comments – he’s spot on.

blowfish

September 7th, 2013
7:42 am

see my comments ole ram

Colquitt Fan

September 7th, 2013
7:49 am

Vikingfan1 sounds really mad. I guess I would be too if we lost as 33 point favorites. Lowndes is like the Miami hurricanes, keep holding on to what you’ve done in the past. And Lowndes definitely kicked our butts last year if you consider kicking our butts is scoring on a punt return in the last few mins while also stealing our offensive plays, then yes y’all kicked our butts by 3 points

SouthGARules

September 7th, 2013
7:51 am

Who would have thought Region 7 playoff teams (from last year) would be 7-1 & Region 8 playoff teams (from last year) would be 1-7? We’ll find out a lot about Norcross & North Friday night. Hopefully this will be a better game on GPB than the previous 2. One thing I can say-at least we don’t have to listen to Gil Tyree calling games on GPB this year!

Joseph

September 7th, 2013
8:05 am

An idea for GPB, try televising some Region 1AAAAAA games! Otherwise, change name to APB!

Lil brother

September 7th, 2013
8:31 am

Whats Coffee got?

Lil brother

September 7th, 2013
8:34 am

Agree Joseph…GPB should be NGPB…North Ga.

Coyote

September 7th, 2013
8:59 am

Blowfish is right. Mill Creek has been steadily building and will emerge as a dominant team in this state. Could happen this year. Their youth system is so strong it was only a matter of time before that flowed through to the HS level. Not quite sure if they’ve fully arrived or if they are still one year away but they will be a power for some time to come. Talented, physical, tons of depth, and well-coached.

eaglenationrising

September 7th, 2013
9:00 am

Lowndes HS football has fallen completely off of the wagon. I told this board years ago that it is impossible for Northside-Warner Robins to run through Region 1 and the reign be what it is hyped to be. Home losses to Newton???? Seriously?

Newton Fan

September 7th, 2013
9:08 am

Believe in yourself and believe in each other lets make a statement Newton !! Valdosta your next go Rams !!!!!

CoffeeC100

September 7th, 2013
9:17 am

Looks like Coffee has a pretty good football team. We’ll know for sure this week after the trip up to Burke County and Mr. do-it-all Green. The young men at Coffee have taken quickly to the spread/pistol or whatever you want to call it. Coach Pruitt had enough sense to abandon the Wing-T even though he is considered by a lot of folks to be it’s grand master. Coffee is up-tempo, no huddle and all over the field. The coaching staff has moved several good offense players to defense and the D has been a pleasant surprise. Like I said. We’ll know next week. Let’s play some football!

Darcey

September 7th, 2013
9:45 am

South has actually has a very good defense. We were without our starting linebacker but we had 2 interceptions that were run back for TD’s and a few sacks. We had some issues in the second half but overall we have a very strong defense. They just need to remember that even if we are winning we still play hard to the end!

Reeze

September 7th, 2013
10:02 am

Lowndes has to realize that everyones caught up to that tired and predictable offense, No way can they match these high powers offenses such as Colquitt , Marrietta , Lovejoy or Norcross for example , and Now Newton…….Time to change the playbook or the HC.

Bobby Dodd

September 7th, 2013
10:32 am

Thanks Prep Zone for including West Forsyth from Region 6. Most weeks the past two years we didn’t make the column when we had legitimate D1 talent and were ranked in the top 10. Right now West has a very talented QB in Hampton McConnell and a couple good RB’s but the coaching staff is still figuring out this new group. The defense is suspect but improving. We won’t be ranked this year, but this team and community have heart as witnessed by last night’s exciting come from behind victory on the road against a pretty good Flowery Branch team. Region 6 AAAAAA is wide open with WF, Alpharetta, Chattahoochee, North Forsyth all having a shot at the playoffs.

Sportsnut

September 7th, 2013
10:46 am

I guess there was something wrong with my first post. Great game in Moultrie. Both teams made mistakes executing and there were enough penalties to go around but the officials did not decide the outcome of this game.

Both teams played football. Good football. Congrats to Colquitt on the win and for Lovejoy, you are back. This time without a large senior class. The underclassmen played extremely well. “Mays” Neely, the starting Qb, only a sophomore, is going to be a star. Preston Williams, the WR, already is.

Colquitt made those changes on the offensive line and it was to their advantage. Parrish and Pittman did help to a certain degree. Mobley got hit quite a bit though. He was sacked several times. Their running backs are dangerous in the open field.

This is the year, I think, we meet them again in the playoff’s. Although we lost, I am encouraged by our performance. Hearing Lowndes lost to Newton made the loss a little easier to take.

This was a game worth the trip.
Wish you all could have been there.

Packerporker

September 7th, 2013
10:50 am

Do not need to ride Vikings, screw-ups happen, we need to stick together for end of year
when we invade the damn Yankees locked up in and around the 285 pen. Pigs still have a
lot of work to do, but getting there! Exciting play in last two minutes against Love-toy. Gotta go,
more wood to chop, making suppositories for Corky Kell Classic play-by-play common-tators

Camden74

September 7th, 2013
11:31 am

It’s probably time for everyone to realize that Class 6A is wide open this season. There is NO dominate team, and the sooner everyone realizes that the less you’ll be heartbroken when your team bites the dust! There will be more surprises in Region 1 this season. I’ll be the first one to stand up for the Wing-T. It’s still an extremely viable offense. There is no need to be conservative in running it, there’s no problem passing from the Wing-T if necessary. But it’s something that coaches have to decide to do and stick to the plan! The Spread offense is great until you run into a defense that can pressure the QB. Now, if you have a potential D-1 QB, RB and WR and a very good O-line, then you have a very good chance to run the Spread without problems. But I would put a top notched defense against a top notched Spread offense any day…….. I’m telling you now, the CATS will be………RELEASED!!!! :-D

camdenfan2013

September 7th, 2013
12:08 pm

I really enjoyed listening to the Packers vs Lovejoy last night. Moultrie is not a friendly place to play, but congrats Pack. You guys always find a way to win. On the Camden front, we could not catch a pass to save our lives. Even though we won 55-0, we had one series where our boys missed three wide open deep passes in a row. I’m talking hitting on the hands or between the numbers. That is something we definitely have to work. And our secondary let players get behind them, a GOOD not great team will be able to exploit that. We still have a lot of work to do this year. The next real challenge will be Valdosta. I am really looking forward to that crazy atmosphere Chris Gilman will have for that one.

Sink the Vikings!

September 7th, 2013
1:06 pm

Tips for coach Randi: Never rely on store-brand batteries when you absolutely, positively, need your walkie-talkies to work. Go with the Energizers. And, when buying binoculars, always get the highest power you can get.

LoveTheGame

September 7th, 2013
4:51 pm

I too had the privilege of being at the Lovejoy/Colquitt game and it was one of the best games ever! Those kids truly left it out on the field, definitely worth the trip down. Even the band’s had a little battle. After the game, every Pack fan we encountered, acknowledged that it was a good game and wished us safe travels back home. Can’t wait to see y’all again in the playoffs and thank for your hospitality.

JAB

September 7th, 2013
4:52 pm

@Camden74 you sound kinda weak! Lol., :)

Camden74

September 7th, 2013
5:43 pm

JAB………Never as weak as YOU and STEPHENSON…….#UNDERACHIEVERS……. :-)

prof.jess

September 7th, 2013
7:01 pm

Lowndes, lost because McPhearson believe in the good old boy system. To keep hopping on the binocular crap is stupid . No way could you do what Lowndes was accused of, because of the time frame it would take to do what the were accused of doing. As I said before Mc Phearson get out of the good old boy crap he will be okay. You can fool some of the people some of the time………………………..? The falcons will stumble tomorrow, hope not, NO defense, paid Ryan to much.

DOSTA DAWG

September 8th, 2013
12:42 am

@ Newton Fan – Please take it easy on the Valdosta Wildcats in 2 weeks. We are not as good as our cross-town rivals Lowndes. We are not ranked in the top 10 and we don’t have alot of talent. We are really a 4A school playing in a 6A region. We don’t run the WING-T and we don’t have one of the “BEST DEFENSEs” in the state like our cross-town rivals. Heck, bk smith14 said that we probably won’t even make the playoffs this year, so I ask you boys from Newton to please be gentle!!!

Marquez Mitchell

September 8th, 2013
8:57 am

Valdosta is loaded. Beat us bad. brooks Co will be back this week.

68 Viking

September 8th, 2013
11:05 am

vikingfan1 I am with u man. U R wright on each count, especially about the fans leaving at half time when they R behind those cat fans that leave early are FW fans. the only ones left are the parents I would feel ashamed if I did that to our vikings. We will be with u to the end and about the loss friday thats behind us we are looking foward and improving every day for U lowndes haters, goahead and keep the anger it looks well on you. lol

wolfbait 67

September 8th, 2013
12:12 pm

sounds like “Release the cats” are already preparing for a short 11 or 12 game season….wont be no decembver play…….NGHS looks like the real deal but Friday night against Norcross will answer a lot of questions….anyway, hope those Wildcats do have a good season but VI AAAAAA is wide open and a lot of good football left…talk about UNDERACHIEVERS, RELEASE THE KITTIES

Camden74

September 8th, 2013
5:22 pm

Wolfie wolfie wolfie……I guess you’re out of your den a little longer, that’s great, get some sunshine and increase that vitamin D! Because when the former 2A bullies lose their first game, I know we won’t hear anything else from you until next season! RELEASE the……..Go ahead wolfie, you can say it, I won’t tell anyone…….. :-)

Clow

September 8th, 2013
7:01 pm

The Lowndes offense isn’t outdated, you just have to throw the ball enough to make it work like it’s supposed to. It’s really the best high school offense you can run. Can’t just run power all the time.

CatsFan

September 8th, 2013
8:18 pm

Valdosta will not make the mistake of overlooking Newton like Lowndes did. Im not ready to count Lowndes out just yet, but I do expect the Cats to dominate Newton in a couple weeks.