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.