Ringgold has made a strong case for a state ranking.
The Tiger scored and impressive 30-0 victory and ruined Sonoraville’s homecoming in the process. Ringgold (4-1) will be favored to win the next three games heading into the regular-season finale against No. 2-ranked Cartersville.
There’s an opening in the rankings this week after No. 10 Pierce County lost its first game of the season. Ringgold has not been state ranked since 1967.
Ringgold made quick work of Sonoraville. Ethan Dalton rushed for a 1-yard touchdown and Kile Sholl scored from 14 yards out to give the Tigers a 14-0 lead after two possessions. After netting a safety, Ringgold’s D.L. Goins scored on a 3-yard run and a 38-yard keeper by quarterback Slade Dale to complete the scoring.
Waco ends Lovett’s run: Go figure. Washington County couldn’t kick an extra point in regulation, but wound up kicking a field goal in overtime to win the game. The 28-yard field goal by Jed May gave the No. 3 Golden Lions a 36-33 victory over Lovett, the No. 2 team in Class AA. It ended Lovett’s reign of terror over ranked AAA teams; the Lions had already beaten Woodward Academy, Blessed Trinity and St. Pius, as well as AAAA Marist.
Washington County unleashed a strong running attack. The 425 yards amassed by the Golden Hawks (5-0) included 204 from Malik Jackson and 140 from quarterback A.J. Gray.
North Hall bowls them over again: How does 571 yards rushing sound? It sounds typical for North Hall, which had three players run for more than 100 yards in a 56-31 win over East Hall.
Quarterback Andrew Smith ran for 226 yards and two touchdowns and also threw for a score. Zach Little rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns. Brannon Dyer for 105 yards.
North Hall was not able to stop East Hall’s Devin Watson, who threw for 331 yards and one touchdown and ran for three other scores.
Only three TDs for North Oconee’s Bryant: Morgan County got beat 56-14, but limited North Oconee’s Kawon Bryant to 228 yards and three touchdowns. Limited? He scored eight touchdowns and topped 300 yards last week
Bryant now has 1,335 yards rushing and scored 24 touchdowns.
North quarterback Tate Adock also threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns for the No. 9-ranked Titans (4-1).
Cartersville nears school scoring record: The No. 2-ranked Purple Hurricanes nearly set a school scoring record in a 76-13 win over Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe. According to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, Cartersville scored 76 points against Covington on Oct. 18, 1929.
Most recently, the Canes scored 63 points against Coahulla Creek in 2012.