No. 1 receives scare: Alexander was six minutes away from pulling off the biggest upset of the season. The unranked Cougars, who were 2-8 last year, took a 42-38 lead on defending state champion and top-ranked Sandy Creek with six minutes to play. But the Patriots responded with two late scores and pulled out a 52-42 win, their 40th consecutive win in region play.
No. 2 rolls: Malik Sheppard and Trey Chivers each ran for two touchdowns, leading second-ranked Carrollton to a 52-7 win over Shaw. The 7-0 Trojans have outscored their opponents 344-54 this season. Carrollton hosts Sandy Creek on Nov. 1.
6-TD performance: Griffin quarterback Jaquez Parks threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more in the third-ranked Bears’ 55-14 win over Norty Clayton.
Blowouts: No. 4 Monroe Area hammered Walnut Grove 75-0. It’s the most points the Purple Hurricanes have scored since at least 1946, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. Quarterback Stanton Truitt accounted for five touchdowns, and Logan Wall and Tyler Davis each recovered fumbles for touchdowns for the 7-0 Purple Hurricanes.
In another blowout, Carver (Atlanta) clobbered South Atlanta 71-0. Here is a list of the biggest blowouts in Georgia high school football history.
Region 2-AAAA: Veterans, after an 0-3 start, won its fourth straight game, limiting Perry to 70 total yards in 29-0 win. The Warkhawks improved to 4-0 in Region 2-AAAA play and kept pace with unbeaten and sixth-ranked Mary Persons. Akebren Ralls had 234 yards, and quarterback Cal King threw two touchdowns to lead Mary Persons to a 47-20 win over Rutland. The Bulldogs are 7-0 for the first time since 1997 and have yet to allow a point in the first half this season. Mary Persons hosts Veterans on Nov. 1.
Turnaround: Eagle’s Landing beat Woodland, 56-27, on Friday to improve to 6-2. The Golden Eagles had won a total of three games over the last four seasons.