By Score Atlanta
Buford 63, Hancock Central 0: Hancock Central completed a 68-yard pass on the first play from scrimmage, but that was basically all the visitors could muster. Despite the big play, Hancock Central netted just 43 yards of total offense. Montgomery VanGorder and Tre’ Neal each threw a touchdown pass, and Evyn Cooper returned a Hancock Central punt for a touchdown for the Wolves.
Cartersville 41, Rockmart 0: Visiting Cartersville scored on its first offensive possession with a 41-yard Brandon Long touchdown. Long added another touchdown in the opening quarter with a 68-yard run. Cartersville quarterback Brooks Barden threw two touchdowns to Gordon Gray and four total in the opening half to give the Hurricanes a 41-0 lead at the half.
Decatur 14, Greenville 7: At Greenville’s Coverson Stadium, fullback Nick Bentley spurted four yards untouched through a gaping left-side opening with 4:01 left to give Decatur its victory. Bentley’s touchdown culminated a 16-play, 68-yard drive that took 7:39 off the clock. He finished with 85 yards rushing on 16 carries (47 yards alone on that single drive) while teammate Elijah Rachell had a career-high 101 yards on 15 carries. Linebacker Kyle Kitchens had 10 tackles, one assist and created a critical Greenville fumble loss with 1:29 left. Greenville falls to 0-3 while Decatur has its first 3-0 start since 2005.
Jackson-Atlanta 42, South Atlanta 14: Jackson quarterback Keenan Moore was 16-of-32 passing for 317 yards and four touchdowns, with one rushing score. Quintavious Monday had four receptions for 80 yards and three scores, and Orenzo Smith had seven catches for 189 yards and a touchdown. Jackson defensive end Jakori Duffy had 12 total tackles, four of them for loss, and caused three fumbles, recovering one.
St. Pius 41, Thomson 14: The backfield tandem of Joey Connors and Dalton Wilson each scored twice on the ground for St. Pius. Running back Dalton Wilson led St. Pius with 82 rushing yards and scored on runs of two and 12 yards, while Connors scored on carries from nine and five yards. Connors also threw for 56 yards.
Towers 26, Clarkston 7: Daemyon Hassell scored two touchdowns to lead the host Titans. Hassell opened the scoring with a 60-yard catch-and-run to put Towers on top 6-0 at the half. Torrance Marable scored on a 9-yard run for the Titans and quarterback Demetrice Gilbert ran for a touchdown and two-point conversion. Clarkston got a late 10-yard touchdown pass by Jordan Douglass to Treyvon Odom.
Woodward Academy 34, Woodland-Henry 0: Woodward Academy running back Quincy Wolff rushed three times for 109 yards with touchdown runs of 36 and 65 yards. The host War Eagles also got scoring runs from Elijah Holyfield and quarterback Terry Googer, who rushed for 83 yards and added 47 passing yards. A.J. Cole and William Collings added second-half field goals for Woodward Academy.