AAAAAA roundup: Archer, McEachern remain undefeated

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.

43 comments Add your comment

HSFB Follower

September 27th, 2013
10:41 pm

What a win for Camden Co and Colquitt Co. Wimbush saving the day for the Wildcats on his pick and Colquitt Co rolled from the opening possession!


September 27th, 2013
10:42 pm

Correction: Walton 38 Cherokee 14

Colquitt Fan

September 27th, 2013
11:03 pm

Well lets points out some of the things BK said this week:
Lowndes would be the best team Colquitt has faced. Wrong
Colquitt would not move the ball on Lowndes defense: Wrong
Lowndes would win by a FG:Wrong
Lowndes has the fastest defense in the state: Wrong

I hate that BK prolly wont see this bc im sure he will disappear.


September 27th, 2013
11:04 pm

Anyone that witnessed the destruction of Lowndes tonight, bksmith 14, you there, will attest that the Packers are for real! Lowndes fans, you got to see a team tonight! Go Pack Go! All the way to State!


September 27th, 2013
11:17 pm

Nice win for Tift and Coach Reid. Looks like he has them headed in the right direction. Big test next week again in the toughest region in the state.


September 27th, 2013
11:19 pm

Just another night on the WAR PATH! McEACHERN 41, kennesaw mtn 7. Man, it sure would be nice to see the starters play in the second half. But, oh well.


September 28th, 2013
12:06 am

Don’t worry, they’ll get more playing time than they can handle come playoff time! :-)


September 28th, 2013
12:07 am

Poor bk, looks like he’s painted himself into a corner, AGAIN! :-)


September 28th, 2013
12:24 am

Milton looks very tough. Since the first game they haven’t been afraid to mix it up on offense and they’re stellar defense continues to hold teams to a handful of points. Ever since they’re first game its been an all-team effort on both sides of the football. This team is special. Last year’s team was stacked with D1 recruits but this team shows balance, skill and depth across the board. Exciting to watch. There’s not much that’s going to intimidate the Eagles team this year. What they lack in size in some departments they make up in intelligence, finesse, spirit and killer instinct. Who knows how far they can go this year but I wouldn’t count them out even when the cards might be heavily stacked against them. This is a team that knows how to close and get it done. Hats off to the kids and great coaching..


September 28th, 2013
12:39 am

Man, those refs at Martin Stadium must have been really bad! How did Colquitt County beat Lowndes by 19 points, oh, wait, it was 30 points? That can’t be right! BK said it would be close, Lowndes by a FG. Those dang refs!


September 28th, 2013
1:20 am

Woodstock 44 Lassiter 43. I dont know if this is still considered an upset because lassiter isnt who they have been in the past not even close, especially after seeing their score last week when they only beat Cherokee on a missed extra point by cherokee’s kicker. I will say it here first Lassiter will not make the playoffs.


September 28th, 2013
2:43 am

I can’t take nothing for Camden young team they played a great game, but where are the Camden folks who said yall was going to win by 14 points and hang 31 points on us. One too many bad calls was too much for us against an good team. That bogus fumble while we were moving the ball near the redzone was the icing on the cake. What a great game overall, I just hate bad officials and bad calls in a slugfest.


September 28th, 2013
5:17 am

Congratulations to Tift on a great game.

Now for the bad news. The last I heard at the Coffee shop after the game last night was Coffee has four players that were injured during last nights game who may be lost for a while. Coffee also had two key defensive players who did not dress out last night due to injuries during practice.

Now for the really bad news. With ten seconds to go in the game and Tift with the ball on second dowm, a Tift player hit a Coffee player hard in the facemask with both hands. Although I think an official saw it and would have probably penalized Tift, he also saw several Coffee players immediately mob the Tift player who committed the foul. Coffee had two players ejected who, of course, will not play next week.

Now for the really, really bad news. On this part I am not sure of all the details. The Coffee coaches were admonishing the Coffee players that were ejected and another melee broke out on the Coffee sideline with no Tift players involved. The Coffee coaches immediately sent as many as four more key players directly to the locker room. I do not know why. I do know Coach Robby does not put up with any jaw jacking or back talk and will most likely sit them out for all or a significant part of the game with Camden next week.

So Camden fans. I knew you would not want to win this way but it looks like you may be facing a Coffee team down twelve starters next week.

I do not know if the ejections will be appealed or not.

The officials definitely let the game get out of control last night but more Tift players than Coffee players kept their composure.

What a big, sad, terrible mess.

NE Cat

September 28th, 2013
5:36 am

reggaeman, Here I am. It should not have been that close of a game, but it is what it is and yes, Camden should have won by more than 14 pts. How about that BOOMING punt by the Camden punter, was it 68 yards ? WOW……Linebackers stepped up tonight, especially Mastone # 36 was everywhere. Offensive line much improved and D-Line stepped it up. A Win is a Win. I guess you saw the bogus interception at the end of the game too …….

Now the two I really missed was the Colquitt whooping of Lowndes and Tift’s win over Coffee, but I guess that is Region 1-AAAAAA football.

Colquitt’s Offense really showed out and they look tough to beat. Hat’s off to CC Packers.

Rufus S. DeMann

September 28th, 2013
6:03 am

@57Cat – You’re right sir. The refs did indeed cost Lowndes the game. Every time you turned around they were raising two hands in the air….(Smile).

Let me just add…THE BLACKHATS MADE ME PROUD !!!!



September 28th, 2013
6:46 am

Congrats to all the winners. Lowndes is bringing down the strength of schedule. And we thought Newton was a fluke.
I will miss our friend, BK, the “Bragging King”. He has said so much about how good the were. How fast they were. The offense this. The defense that. If only they had their 2 best players !

Big Blue Dude

September 28th, 2013
7:45 am

FINALLY, a region win for Tift County. Maybe we’ve turned a corner & there will be more success in the future. Go Big Blue.


September 28th, 2013
8:10 am

Come on, Camden74, please doing try to take BK’s place as the most obnoxious blogger. Accept your win humbly. The scoreboard says you won by 4. Your team coulda done this and shoulda done that. Guess what, my Cats shouldn’t a done this or that, etc. The fact is, a heck of a game was played by two really good football teams and my team lost. Maybe we’ll see you again down the road. I hope so.


September 28th, 2013
8:16 am

I hope some of the Coffee Coaches are reading these comments….
T. Pruitt’s offensive play calling was terrible last night. Everyone but him could see in the 1st Qtr. that TIft was strong up the middle on defense….. so why would continue to run the ball up the middle? Don’t really understand also why, which was apparent to all watching the game, that OB #7 was told who to throw the ball to on pass play, not looking the field to see which one of his receivers was open! You could watch his head movement on pass play and see exactly who he was throwing too.
Let’s blame this one on coaching!


September 28th, 2013
8:21 am

@ NE CAT – Go to VALDOSTA WILDCATS FOOTBALL.COM and watch the game on film. It might make you have a diffence of opinion on the OFFICIATING and outcome of the game.

However, congrats on a big win and CAMDEN will be a factor when its all said and done in December!!

To all the VALDOSTA WILDCAT NATION, lets regroup, lick our wounds during this bye week and get ready for Lowndes in 2 weeks. We need to let this one go and get refocused. This WILDCAT team will rise up and take care of business!!!!


September 28th, 2013
8:31 am

Congrats Camden and Colquitt. That also goes for Tift. Good job.
Maybe I picked the wrong horse.


September 28th, 2013
8:45 am

Colquit you looked like the team to beat this year. But then 2 years ago you also looked like the team to beat after playing us. So the question begs are you going to finally finish the drill? Finally win the last game of the year? You have the horses (I mean pigs) to get it done.


September 28th, 2013
9:32 am

@yo your horses couldnt keep up with the little pigs last night. everybody was saying the packers was gon light that new scoreboard up last night…what a difference a bye week can do 4 a team….defense played lights out…even without pittman that was a statement game last night that equals 2 words PURE DOMIANCE!!


September 28th, 2013
9:56 am

Woodstock beats Lassiter 44-43 in a thrilling fourth quarter nail biter, for one of Woodstock’s biggest signature wins in years….yet not even a mention. wow. I guess if your daddy isn’t shelling 10G’s a year to Blessed this and our Lady of that…AJC just doesn’t bother covering anymore.

sad fan

September 28th, 2013
10:43 am

Last night at Tift game…Ref’s were a joke! 15 yards on the coffee band for what? Many more calls both ways that were wrong. Players hit another player with his fist in the face in front of ref and no call..fumble that wasn’t a fumble…many more calls effected the out come. Coffee play calling was really bad and a few hot head players for Coffee and couple for Tifton should not be on teams. It was sad night for HS football for both teams…

88 in 80

September 28th, 2013
11:14 am

Nice job Walton Raiders, looks like you’ve got your legs back under you, and are on track. See ya at home against Lassiter!


September 28th, 2013
12:46 pm

@BIG CHIEF . . . yea, I wasn’t exactly on the edge of my seat last night, but there were a lot of great takeaways: (1) 1st offensive drive aside, team played well with no measurable letdown, (2) relatively injury-free game, (3) rest for some key, banged-up players, (4) invaluable experience for some of the younger guys, and (5) opportunity for some teammates to get some playing time who otherwise probably wouldn’t in a close game. Maybe just what the doctor ordered.


September 28th, 2013
4:01 pm

Ok, the question becomes, how long with Bk take before he reappears?

1) Today
2) Tomorrow
3) Sometime next week
4) After Lowndes next victory
5) After his release from therapy
6) Next year


September 28th, 2013
4:03 pm

Correction: ‘will Bk take’


September 28th, 2013
4:43 pm

3 and 5 in order.


September 28th, 2013
5:40 pm

Great game last night by both the Blue cats and the Yellow cats. I was upset with the officiating, but I wasn’t on the field so I guess they did their best. The “Ghost of Jeff Heron” was calling the plays last night. Run left, run right, run up the middle. Coffee County just put 11 players near the line of scrimmage next week. That will keep it close.


September 28th, 2013
7:00 pm

Nice run by J.J. Green late in the UGA game..

Mighty Mighty Wildcats

September 28th, 2013
7:19 pm

Dosta needs to drop to A, nuff said.

Mighty Mighty Wildcats

September 28th, 2013
7:20 pm

Team Tigerblood

September 28th, 2013
7:33 pm

That Archer Offense is FAST!!!!


September 28th, 2013
7:37 pm

@sad fan/gm1957 – I have to agree with you both. I was indeed a pitiful display of play calling. And after Tucker Pruitt’s brilliance in the first four games. Over and over straight down the field passing and the three plays, (or four), up the middle and nothing.

The entire game was out of control. For both teams. I don’t have any idea what was going on at the end of the game when so many players were sent to the locker room before the game was over.

It looked to me as if the Coffee defense was told to just stand and let Tift score on their last TD.

I just do not get it. Everything was so out of character.


September 28th, 2013
9:51 pm

Come on “some” Coffee fans we all know the Band can not ply when the other teams O snaps the ball…. unless said band has a LOW at the beginning of the name of the team….. :-D


September 29th, 2013
1:26 am

@westcobb5- I totally agree with all your takeaway points. But I guess it’d be nice to have our kids pad their stats the way some other teams do. But that’s not the way Coach rolls and I respect that. We definitely need some key players to get healthy for the stretch run. Getting playing time for the backups key also.


Packer backer

September 29th, 2013
2:09 pm

The worst lost in randy McPherson carrer..guess the bino’s weren’t much help for lowndes this year..I expect much of the same next week against the blue devils..


September 29th, 2013
4:12 pm

Colquitt is by far the best team, I think. Region 1 is so unpredictable right now. It will take the rest of the season to let it sort itself out.


September 29th, 2013
6:01 pm

57Cat…….Camden won, Valdosta lost……..No further comment necessary! RELEASE the CAMDEN COUNTY WILDCATS!!!! :-D

68 Viking

September 29th, 2013
7:22 pm

BK dont listen to any of this bantering, To all ragging BK let up[ man your turn is coming. all of us will eat some crow some time this yr., Hell it aint that bad kinda taste like pork (lol) any way No doubt we was out classed this yr, Hats off to CC they came ready to play and thats just what they did play some hard nose football, 12 to 14 years of pounding CC kinda gave us the big head. Well we will put this behind us and play more viking football Yall havent heard the last of us yet. Again great game CC played


September 29th, 2013
9:36 pm

@68 Viking – don’t worry about Bk. He ISN’T listening. Believe me, he’s nowhere near reading anything here. He has disappeared and won’t be looking at anything here until . . . who knows? All I can say is Bk is an extremely proud booster of Lowndes that disappears after a loss, and the worse the loss, the longer he disappears.