By Score Atlanta
Alpharetta 34, Chattahoochee 17: Austin King completed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Andre Harton and ran in a first-half score for visiting Alpharetta. Raiders kicker Thomas Waller added 35- and 41-yard field goals in the first half to give Alpharetta a 20-17 advantage and King tossed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Harton to open the second half.
Archer 37, Berkmar 7: Archer scored three times on defense and special teams as it raced to a 37-0 lead at the end of the third quarter. K.J. Parmer caught two first-quarter touchdown passes from Gabe Tiller and also returned the second-half kickoff 75 yards for a score. The visiting Tigers added touchdowns on an interception return by Duane Lee and a blocked punt return by Kenny Muraoka.
Brookwood 23, Central Gwinnett 14: Sophomore running Jesse Brown set career records by rushing 41 times for 264 yards and also scored three touchdowns to lead Brookwood over Central Gwinnett. The visiting Broncos led 3-0 at the half and continued to blank their opponents before Central Gwinnett scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns. Matt Price had two interceptions and Tyler Harp added a fumble recovery for Brookwood.
Cherokee 28, Etowah 21: Blake Johnson gave host Cherokee an early 7-0 lead and Warriors quarterback Spencer Ashley found Jordan Freeman for a 5-yard touchdown pass and Blace Brown for a 27-yard score to give the Warriors a 21-7 advantage in the second quarter. Etowah’s Raidshod Devezin answered with a 74-yard touchown run and Keith Gordon found the endzone for his second time of the game to knot it at 21-21 at the half. Ashley broke the tie after a scoreless third quarter with 2:05 remaining in the game on a 4th-and-5 completion to Brown that went for a 36-yard game-winning touchdown. Cherokee’s defense held Etowah scoreless in the second half and handed the Eagles their first loss of the season. The Warriors move to 4-3 on the season and 2-2 in Region 5-AAAAAA.
Collins Hill 68, Meadowcreek 0: Collins Hill quarterback Tyler Herman threw touchdowns to four different receivers. Tyler Henderson scored on a 21-yard run and had a touchdown reception, and Grant McDonald caught a 48-yard touchdown and had an interception return for a score. Host Collins Hill had three defensive scores in total, and scored all its points before halftime.
Hillgrove 47, Kennesaw Mountain 18: Visiting Hillgrove gained 517 yards of total offense and Hawks quarterback Elijah Ironside was 21-for-38 passing with four touchdown passes and completions to eight different receivers. Justin Denton caught two touchdowns and finished with eight receptions for 75 yards. Sonny Harris rushed 13 times for 148 yards and a touchdown.
Lambert 21, Johns Creek 10: Visiting Johns Creek took an early lead with Chase Solomon’s 8-yard rushing touchdown and Lambert’s Kameron Pickett answered with an 8-yard score to tie it up before the half. Austin Ruoff added a 21-yard field goal for the Gladiators, but Lambert’s Hayden McLeod’s touchdown passes to Chris Laye (23 yards) and Houston Earnest (30 yards) iced the victory.
Lovejoy 51, Luella 7: Backup quarterback Khaleel Rogers was 11-for-16 for 205 yards and two touchdowns. Also scoring for Lovejoy were Jeremiah Kirland (1-yard run), Derico Tilley (1-yard run), Darien Lee (1-yard run), Preston Williams (13-yard reception), Kevin Morris (47-yard reception), Brandon Williams (51-yard fumble return) and Aaron Davis (15-yard fumble return).
Lowndes 35, Coffee 10: The visiting Vikings outscored Coffee 28-0 in the second half. Lowndes intercepted Coffee quarterback Tyree Paulk three times, including one that was returned for a touchdown by Eric Hart. Arvin Berry led Lowndes with 85 rushing yards. The Vikings ran for 285 yards while Coffee was held to just 51 rushing yards.
Marietta 44, Campbell 24: Quarterback Brenton Martin scored twice on the ground, including a 44-yard run, and threw touchdown passes to Marlon Gober (37 yards) and Jordan Mathis (59 yards). Mathis also scored on a 49-yard rush on a counter play. Ian Shannon made field goals of 46, 40 and 34 yards for visiting Marietta.
Mill Creek 43, Duluth 3: DeVozea Felton scored on a 14-yard run and finished with 122 rushing yards for host Mill Creek. Carter Governale scored on a 99-yard kickoff return to open the second half and then on a 40-yard run to cap the Hawks’ scoring. Andrew Sciara and Johnathan Hawkins also had rushing scores, and Bryson King hit field goals of 24 and 32 yards.
Norcross 37, Mountain View 6: A.J. Bush threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more as Norcross overwhelmed Mountain View. Chris Herndon caught both scoring strikes from Bush and Norcross also had a 1-yard touchdown run by Josh Boyd. The visiting Blue Devils led 24-0 at halftime and 30-3 heading into the fourth quarter en route to their fifth consecutive win.
North Gwinnett 41, Habersham Central 0: North Gwinnett quarterback Hayden Sphire was 20-of-26 passing for 277 yards and three touchdowns. Receivers Caleb Scott (28 yards), Nate Brown (32 yards) and Almonzo Brown (81 yards) caught scoring passes from Sphire. C.J. Leggett and Wesley Edwards added rushing scores for visiting North Gwinnett. The Bulldogs’ defense forced three turnovers and held Habersham Central to 39 total yards.
Roswell 22, Woodstock 19: Mechane Slade had a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs as Roswell held off Woodstock. James Whitaker also threw a 35-yard scoring strike to Colin McCauley for the host Hornets. They had a fourth-quarter touchdown called back on a holding penalty and that drive ultimately resulted in an interception return for a score by Woodstock’s Chris Mowery. Roswell recovered the ensuing onside kick, then punted before a final defensive stand.
Shiloh 23, Parkview 21: Adrian Lollar kicked a 37-yard field goal with 22 seconds left to give Shiloh its first victory over Parkview since 1991. The host Generals had leads of 14-0 in the second quarter and 20-7 in the third before Parkview scored consecutive touchdowns, the second with six minutes remaining. Jeremy McDuffie and James Mials had scoring runs of more than 40 yards for Shiloh.
South Gwinnett 28, Grayson 21: Quarterback Josh Shim and wide receiver Coray Keel connected on three touchdowns passes (23, 62 and 7 yards) to pace the host Comets. South Gwinnett’s other score came on special teams as Gibson Ziah blocked a punt and then scooped up the ball for a 44-yard return.
South Forsyth 35, Centennial 24: South Forsyth forced five turnovers on Centennial’s first five possessions to seize control right away and take a 28-7 advantage into halftime. Matt Cira had two interceptions for the host War Eagles while Drew Witalis added an interception and a fumble recovery. On the other side of the ball, both Isaiah Williams and Brett Larkin rushed for two touchdowns. South Forsyth also had a 2-yard scoring run by Grant Umberger.
Walton 35, Wheeler 28 (OT): Visiting Wheeler took a 28-14 lead with 3:16 to play on an Allen Artis 65-yard interception return for a touchdown. Walton quarterback Price Wilson then found Bayley Wolff for a 6-yard touchdown pass to cut the Wheeler lead to 28-21. Wheeler recovered the ensuing onside kick, but Kyle Whitaker was able to jar the ball loose and recover the late Wheeler fumble. Walton sophomore running back Karekin Brooks scored the game-tying touchdown to force overtime. In the extra session, Walton converted a fourth-and-1 before Brooks found the endzone for his third touchdown of the game. Wheeler took over with a chance to force a second overtime, but the Wildcats’ fourth-and-15 desperation pass in fell incomplete.
West Forsyth 28, North Forsyth 7: Trevor O’Brien rushed for a 1-yard touchdown to give host West Forsyth a 7-0 lead at the half. Quarterback Hampton McConnell found Nathan Schmitz for touchdowns of 40 and 47 yards in the third quarter. Cody Gottberg ran in a 2-yard North Forsyth touchdown, but the Wolverines answered with a Grant Anderskow 21-yard touchdown run.
Westlake 25, Douglas County 14: Running back Jorden Thomas recorded two rushing touchdowns, a 4-yard run in the second quarter and a 30-yard dash in the third to help lead the Lions to victory on Homecoming night. Quarterback Julian Jones also added a touchdown on a 2-yard keeper.