By Score Atlanta
Alpharetta 31, West Forsyth 17: Visiting Alpharetta used a pair of Vito Priore touchdown passes to take a 17-10 lead into halftime. Alpharetta’s Austin King opened the second half with a 50-yard touchdown pass to Andre Herton. Chase Stratton blocked a third quarter West Forsyth punt that set up a 1-yard quarterback sneak by King.
Archer 27, Parkview 7: Gabe Tiller completed 11 of 14 passes for 155 yards and threw touchdowns to K.J. Palmer and Kyle Davis. Palmer finished with three receptions for 70 yards, while the visiting Tigers also got 114 yards on 18 carries by Randy Nails. Archer led 14-0 early and 14-7 at the half.
Centennial 45, Johns Creek 34: Host Centennial answered an early 14-13 Johns Creek lead with two Christian Robinson touchdown receptions to take a 27-14 lead into the half. Centennial quarterback Luke Able opened the third quarter with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Alex Richemond and running back Caden Herring iced the game with a 62-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Central Gwinnett 15, Berkmar 12: Central Gwinnett used a safety in the first quarter and a return of the ensuing free kick by Major Bellamy to edge Berkmar. The Black Knights’ narrow victory clinched their first win of the season and knocked the visiting Patriots from the ranks of the unbeaten. This was Central Gwinnett’s third consecutive win over Berkmar and fourth in the last five years.
Coffee 18, Mundy’s Mill 14: Tyreke Polk threw for 147 yards and two touchdowns for host Coffee. The first touchdown was a 42-yard pass to Jalen Wilkerson and it was followed by a 24-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Bussell. The rushing attack totaled 198 yards on 37 attempts. Polk also rushed for a two-point conversion.
Langston Hughes 34, Rockdale County 0: Host Langston Hughes was led by Robert Saunders, who returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown and rushed seven yards for a touchdown in the second half. Emile Sexton also had a rushing touchdown of four yards, and Keenan Humphrey hooked up with Bingo Morton for a 12-yard touchdown. The Hughes defense had three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
Lassiter 42, Cherokee 41: Visiting Cherokee trailed 42-28 with six minutes remaining and nearly pulled off a miraculous comeback. Spencer Ashley tossed five touchdown passes in the game including a potential game-tying 20-yard score to Andrew Harris with less than a minute to go, but the Warriors missed the extra point. Lassiter’s Will Anderson threw three touchdown passes in the victory.
Lovejoy 39, East Coweta 35: Host Lovejoy trailed 35-20 late in the third quarter before scoring 19 unanswered points. Jeremiah Kirkland scored three rushing touchdowns for Lovejoy and quarterback Quintarius Neely finished with three touchdown passes, including a 27-yard game-winning throw to Preston Williams. East Coweta quarterback Bryce Gemmel rushed for a touchdown and passed two scores to Markell Boston.
Norcross 38, Duluth 3: The Blue Devils evened their mark at 2-2 by blowing away their Gwinnett County rivals. Duluth’s woes continue to mount up as the squad fell to 0-4. With the exception of their 9-3 defeat in season opener versus Berkmar, all of the Wildcats’ losses have been by double figures.
North Cobb 55, Kennesaw Mountain 13: North Cobb racked up 500 total yards of offense to overwhelm host Kennesaw Mountain and pick up its second win of the season. The Warriors jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter before Kennesaw Mountain got on the scoreboard with a second-quarter touchdown. North Cobb led 34-6 at halftime and extended its advantage to 55-6 in the third quarter before calling off their starters. The Mustangs added a touchdown late in the fourth to cap off the game’s scoring.
Quarterback Tyler Queen rushed for three touchdowns and threw for three more to lead the victorious Warriors. Devin Granville, Torrance McGee and Jeremy Bell caught the scoring strikes for North Cobb, which also got two touchdown runs from Jevonte Herrod. Bell came up big on special teams as well, finding the endzone via a blocked-punt return.
North Gwinnett 63, Meadowcreek 0: Quarterback Hayden Sphire was 12 of 15 passing for 201 yards and six touchdowns, all in the first half. Caleb Scott caught three touchdown passes, and Nate Brown and Almonzo Brown caught two and one, respectively. C.J. Leggett added a rushing touchdown for the host Bulldogs. Dante Sawyer returned a fumble 15 yards for a score.
Shiloh 21, South Gwinnett 14: Shiloh scored twice in the fourth quarter to pull out a comeback win at home, getting touchdown runs of 70 and 26 yards from Charles Shavers. Shavers had 222 yards rushing and all three touchdowns for the Generals. Shiloh scored its last touchdown with less than a minute to play after turning South Gwinnett over on downs.
Walton 47, Woodstock 40: Deontae Robinson gave host Woodstock a 20-10 second-quarter lead on a 1-yard touchdown run. Walton quarterback Price Wilson led the comeback with touchdown passes to Bayley Wolff, Maurice Gibson and sophomore Chad Clay. Sophomore running back Karekin Brooks scored two touchdowns for Walton and Christian Lucas added a pair of field goals.