By David Purdum / For the AJC
Unpleasant first: Marist fell to Lovett, 41-38, in double overtime, the War Eagles’ second straight loss. It’s the first time in Marist coach Alan Chadwick’s 29 years that he has lost consecutive regular-season games.
Five-pack: Cedartown running back Nick Chubb rushed for 266 yards and five touchdowns on 14 carries in the undefeated Bulldogs’ 62-21 win over LaFayette. Chubb, a Georgia commitment, has more than 700 rushing in his first three games.
Ball hawks: Malik Sheppard, Deantoine Cammons and Sam Turner had interceptions in No. 2 Carrollton’s impressive 42-7 win over Calhoun, Class AA’s No. 1 team. Sheppard returned his interception 63 yards for a touchdown and also ran for a score. Carrollton’s defense has forced 11 turnovers in its first three games, including eight interceptions.
Potent: Monroe Area had three 100-yard rushers—Stanton Truitt, Kwan Brooks and Demek Kemp—and a 100-yard receiver in Michael Gallup in a 53-0 win over Oconee County. None of the Purple Hurricanes’ leading rushers had more than nine carries, with Kemp picking up his 102 yards on just two attempts. Truitt, a senior quarterback committed to Auburn, completed 4 of 5 passes for 145 yards with two touchdowns. He accounted for five touchdowns in the win.
Tribute: Coaches and fans from Sandy Creek and East Coweta wore gray shirts in memory of East Coweta cheerleader Madeline McTier, who died last week after a battle with brain cancer. The top-ranked Patriots won 54-35, avenging their last regular-season loss, which came in the 2009 opener against East Coweta.
No. 3 falls: After falling behind 14-0, Coffee scored 32 unanswered points to hand No. 3 Burke County its first loss. The Bears committed 15 penalties. Burke County will look to bounce back at unbeaten Statesboro on Friday.