Talent advantage: Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillan had 15 tackles, four sacks, a forced fumble and scored a touchdown on offense in the Panthers’ 49-0 victory over Cross Keys. One of the most sought after recruits in the state, McMillan played only the first half and one series in third quarter. Liberty County freshman receiver Richard LeCounte, who already has offers from Florida and Ohio State, caught a touchdown pass, returned an interception for a touchdown and returned a fumble for another score.
Big win: Columbus ended its 19-game losing streak, the longest in AAAA, in impressive fashion, blasting Northside, 35-13. James Traylor and Dale Williams scored two touchdowns each, and Essang Bassey had three interceptions for the Blue Devils.
Chubb check: Cedartown running back Nick Chubb rushed for 267 yards and three touchdowns in the undefeated Bulldogs’ 36-14 win. Chubb, who has committed to Georgia, has 16 touchdowns in four games.
Pick pocket: Jacob Schofill had three of Statesboro’s four interceptions in a 21-7 upset of No. 6 Burke County.
Whoops: Redan picked up its first win of the season, when Banneker arrived an hour late for a 5:15 p.m. kickoff at Hallford Stadium. The game time was moved up to accommodate Stephenson’s homecoming over the summer, according to Redan coach Willie Griffieth. Stephenson played Lakeside-DeKalb at 7:30 p.m.
Bounce-back: After losing back-to-back games for the first time in coach Alan Chadwick’s illustrious career, Marist bounced back with a 67-6 win over Therrell. The 67 points are the most by the War Eagles since 1999, according to GHSFHA.org.
Upset: Veterans picked up its first win of the season with a 21-14 upset of Westside (Macon). Desjuan Harris and Ben Thomas rushed for scores, and Tim Yalcin kicked two field goals. It was the Warhawks’ first ever win over Westside.
Streaking: Cairo beat Crisp County, 24-6, for the Syrupmakers’ 24th consecutive region win.