Amazing: No. 4 Monroe Area ran only 15 plays in the first half against Stephens County on Friday. The Purple Hurricanes scored touchdowns on seven of those plays en route to a 47-0 win. Quarterback Stanton Truitt and running back Kwan Brooks each ran for two touchdowns for Monroe Area, which is 7-0 for the second straight season.
Collision course: No. 1 Sandy Creek and No. 2 Carrollton continued their dominating starts and stayed on course for their Nov. 1 showdown. Eric Swinney scored three touchdowns, and the Sandy Creek defense posted its second straight shutout in a 49-0 win over Shaw on Thursday. The Patriots have won 38 consecutive region games.
Jarvis Terrell rushed for four touchdowns to lead Carrollton to a 49-12 win over Troup County on Thursday. The Trojans have outscored opponents 292-47.
Chubb Watch: Nick Chubb rushed for 355 yards and five touchdowns in undefeated Cedartown’s 42-34 win over Pickens. Chubb now has 1,853 yards and 29 touchdowns. Cedartown is 7-0 for the first time since 2000, when the Bulldogs reached the state championship game. Chubb is committed to Georgia.
Big win: No. 5 Statesboro beat previously unbeaten Liberty County 24-7 to move atop Region 3-AAAA Division A. Anthony Curtis’ short touchdown run late in the fourth quarter sealed the win for the Blue Devils, who improved to 7-0.
Surging: Grady won its fifth in a row, knocking off previously unbeaten Washington (Atlanta) to improve to 5-1 and 2-0 in Region 6-AAAA Division B. Isiah Jenkins rushed for three touchdowns and more than 200 yards in the Grey Knights’ 28-7 win over Washington on Friday.
Clutch: Dalton kicker Kiko Rodriguez made a 25-yard field goal with three seconds left, lifting Dalton to a dramatic 31-28 win over previously undefeated Northwest Whitfield. It was the Catmounts’ seventh straight win over Northwest Whitfield.