By Score Atlanta
Archer 31, Dacula 14: Dylan Singleton had three touchdown runs to help host Archer (5-0) beat Dacula (2-3) in a Region 8-AAAAAA showdown. Singleton scored on a pair of three-yard runs in the first half. Dacula tied the game at 7-7 in the second quarter and at 14-14 just prior to halftime before Archer pulled away.
Singleton plunged in from two yards out late in the third quarter to give the Tigers a 21-14 advantage, setting the stage for Chad Bird’s heroics in the fourth. Bird returned an interception 63 yards for a touchdown, then forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff which was recovered by Archer. That led to a 26-yard field goal by Michael Frye, which provided for the final margin of victory. Bird had two interceptions to go along with seven tackles. Archer running back Randy Nails carried 18 times for 106 yards and Gabe Tiller completed 12 of 20 passes for 128 yards.
Central Gwinnett 41, South Gwinnett 7: Eric Forrest threw for 228 yards and three touchdowns in the first half to pace visiting Central Gwinnett to a 35-7 halftime lead. South Gwinnett’s Dominique Jackson scored on a 95-yard kickoff return. Central Gwinnett’s Morris Mitchell added a 1-yard rushing score in the final quarter to make it a 41-7 advantage.
Collins Hill 42, Mountain View 13: Host Mountain View answered an early 14-0 Collins Hill lead with a Mark Adams touchdown and a pair of field goals to make it 14-13, but after that it was all Eagles. Collins Hill (4-0) scored 28 unanswered and were paced by a four-touchdown performance by Tyler Henderson (three rushing and one receiving).
Colquitt County 37, Lowndes 7: Colquitt County racked up 430 yards of total offense in its dominant win while limiting Lowndes to just 137 yards from scrimmage. Quintin Hampton had an incredible six sacks for the Packers. Colquitt County quarterback Daniel Mobley completed 13 of 23 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown. He also gained 76 yards on the ground and scored once from 31 yards out. Backup quarterback Chase Parrish provided the exclamation point with a 38-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
Duluth 34, Meadowcreek 7: Junior quarterback Thad Bell threw four touchdown passes, with two going to Devin Terry and one each to Khalil Newton and Tyler Davis. Nyles Preston also rushed for a touchdown for visiting Duluth. The Duluth defense also got interceptions by cornerback Bryant Pinkney and safety Sam McNair.
Etowah 38, Roswell 36: Etowah led 17-7 going into the fourth quarter and held off visiting Roswell as the teams combined for 40 points in the final period. Etowah quarterback John Oliver rushed for 131 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown to make the score 38-29, and was 7 of 8 passing for 151 yards. Etowah’s Raishod Devezin and Keith Gordon each rushed for two scores, and Edwin Alfaro connected on a 47-yard field goal before the half.
Grayson 44, Shiloh 3: Mohamed Barry ran in two touchdowns and caught a 3-yard touchdown pass to give host Grayson a 24-3 lead at the half. The Rams added three more rushing scores in the second half including 1-yard scores by Cameryn Brent and junior Kiminzki Flint.
Hillgrove 63, Campbell 28: Elijah Ironside passed for 390 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns as Hillgrove’s offense overwhelmed Campbell. Ironside threw five of his scoring strikes in the first half en route to a 42-20 lead at the intermission. Omar Black had six receptions for 113 yards and four touchdowns for the Hawks. Campbell was paced by Mike Rogers’ 168 yards three rushing scores.
Lambert 14, North Forsyth 13: Visiting Lambert jumped out to a 14-0 lead at half, then held on for the road win as North Forsyth scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter but missed on a potential game-winning two-point conversion try with 1.6 seconds left. Lambert quarterback Tucker Maxwell was 8-of-13 passing with a touchdown pass to Tanner Hall in the first quarter, and Kameron Pickett rushed for a touchdown in the first.
Langston Hughes 44, Newton 7: Running back Keion Davis rushed for two scores and caught a touchdown pass to lead the Panthers in their rout over visiting Newton. Since dropping the season opener to Creekside, Langston Hughes has reeled off four wins in a row, scoring 35 or more in each contest.
Marietta 38, Pebblebrook 6: KirVonte Benson rushed nine times for 102 yards and two touchdowns as host Marietta trounced Pebblebrook. One of Benson’s scoring runs came after the Blue Devils blocked a punt and recovered it on the Pebblebrook 1-yard line. Marietta quarterback Brenton Martin completed six of 11 passes for 77 yards and two scores, one of which went to Jordan Mathis. Ian Shannon converted all five of his extra points and added a field goal.
McEachern 41, Kennesaw Mountain 7: The Indians improved to 5-0 after blowing out the visiting Mustangs. Quarterback Ty Clemons accounted for three touchdowns: two by air, and one on a 75-yard dash. Clemons’ scoring strikes were to Elijah Van Dorn (32 yards) and T.J. Rahming (26 yards).
Milton 38, Wheeler 9: Quarterback Austin McLeod had 124 yards passing with three touchdowns, and Micco Brisker rushed 21 times for 129 yards and a touchdown for host Milton. Zach Spiezio caught two of McLeod’s scoring passes, and Jair Anderson had a touchdown reception. Chris Turner added a rushing score for Milton.
Walton 38, Cherokee 14: A Christian Lucas field goal and a pair of Karekin Brooks touchdown runs gave visiting Walton a 17-0 advantage at the half. Cherokee’s Spencer Ashley scored on a 1-yard run, but Brooks answered with 42- and 45-yard touchdown runs, totaling four on the night. Walton scored its fifth rushing touchdown on a 45-yard run by Ben Hood.