By Score Atlanta
Alpharetta 45, North Forsyth 6: Visiting Alpharetta used an Austin King 25-yard touchdown pass to Rustin Sutter to take a 10-6 lead into halftime. The Raiders poured on 35 points in the second half, including a 40-yard touchdown pass from King to Andre Harton and two Jay Youngblood defensive touchdowns. Alex Turner scored the Raiders’ final points on a 20-yard run.
Brunswick 26, Coffee 19: Brunswick trailed 7-0 at halftime, but Cory Dixon and A.J. Jackson led a second-half charge that propelled the host Pirates to victory. Dixon ran for two touchdowns and also threw a 61-yard scoring strike to Jackson, who scored once on the ground as well. Coffee was led by Anthony Fussell, who had a touchdown catch and an 85-yard kickoff return for another score.
Camden County 27, Tift County 17: Antonio Wimbush returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and also scored on a 22-yard run in the fourth quarter to help Camden County hold off Tift County. Both Wimbush touchdowns came in the second half for the visiting Wildcats, who led 14-0 at the intermission. Camden County also got a 102-yard interception return for a score by Chris Williams and a 16-yard touchdown run by Demetri Saulsberry.
East Coweta 14, Westlake 7: East Coweta scored on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Gemmel to Markell Boston in the second quarter. The host Indians then broke a 7-7 tie in the third quarter on an 8-yard Malik Robinson touchdown run.
Lambert 24, Centennial 23: Tee Holland tossed a touchdown pass to Caden Herring and Marvin Taylor and Patrick Inwood added rushing scores to give visiting Centennial a 21-3 lead. Hayden McLeod ran in a Lambert touchdown before the half and, in the second half, sophomore Tucker Maxwell ran and threw for a score to lead the Longhorns’ comeback win.
Lovejoy 42, Morrow 6: Host Lovejoy jumped to a 42-0 lead at the half. Jeremiah Kirkland scored on a 2-yard run and Khaleel Rogers found Preston Williams and Kevin Morris for passing touchdowns. Jaime Nunez added a 12-yard touchdown run and Williams returned a punt for a score. Lovejoy’s final score came on a 15-yard Josh Smith defensive touchdown.
Lowndes 3, Valdosta 0: The host Vikings had just six first downs and 94 yards of offense but shut out Valdosta in the Winnersville Classic. The Wildcats rushed for just 39 yards and passed for 168, but were undone by 97 penalty yards and two missed field goals (one blocked). Lowndes made its field goal in the first quarter. The teams combined for 16 punts.
Luella 28, Rockdale County 14: The Lions posted three defensive touchdowns in their win over the visiting Bulldogs. Jaylon Harris and Sal Vazquez had interception returns for scores in the first quarter. Steve Osondu scooped up a fumble recovery for Luella prior to halftime. Quad Clemmons scored the team’s lone offensive touchdown in the third quarter.
Marietta 49, Kennesaw Mountain 31: KirVonte’ Benson scored three rushing touchdowns (15, 23, 5) and had a 95-yard kickoff return in Marietta’s home win. Jordan Mathis had a 23-yard touchdown reception from Brenton Martin on a screen pass and converted a two-point conversion, and Ian Shannon connected on field goals of 37 and 48 yards. Marietta forced four turnovers in the first half, and Lawton Ward returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.
Meadowcreek 21, Habersham Central 14: Meadowcreek earned its first victory since the 2008 season thanks to two defensive touchdowns. The visiting Mustangs got a fumble return for a score by Ade Harden in the first quarter and an interception return from Laquan Johnson in the second. Johnson also caught a touchdown pass from Kortez Towels in the second quarter to lead Meadowcreek to a 21-14 halftime lead.
North Gwinnett 50, Mill Creek 47: North Gwinnett survived a thriller in which it led 14-0 in the first quarter before visiting Mill Creek ran off 34 unanswered points. Mill Creek got on the scoreboard in the first quarter with a 78-yard touchdown run by Daniel David, who finished with 222 rushing yards. Nate Brown had eight catches for 146 and caught four touchdowns from Hayden Sphire to lead the victorious Bulldogs, who scored the game’s final 22 points. Sphire threw for 267 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions.
Peachtree Ridge 38, Mountain View 13: Host Peachtree Ridge pulled away after leading 14-13 at the half. Lions running back Jordan Ellis rushed 23 times for 174 yards and four touchdowns, and quarterback Chance Thrasher was 21 of 29 passing for 203 yards and a touchdown pass to tight end Kendall Cobb.
West Forsyth 42, Johns Creek 7: Visiting West Forsyth answered a Kevin Nalecz first quarter touchdown pass with two Trevor O’Brien rushing scores and a Hampton McConnell 2-yard touchdown run to take a 21-7 lead into intermission. The second half was dominated by the Wolverines and McConnell added two passing touchdowns and Grant Anderskow ran in a fourth quarter touchdown.