By Score Atlanta
Archer 48, South Gwinnett 31: Will Bearden scored on a 60-yard touchdown reception and Connor Redmond added a 12-yard touchdown catch to give host Archer a 14-3 first-quarter advantage. Archer’s Randy Nails added a pair of touchdown runs and K.J. Parmer and quarterback Gabe Tiller ran in scores. Archer clinched its first region title in school history.
Brookwood 14, Berkmar 0: Brookwood posted its second shutout of the season in its victory over Berkmar. The host Broncos got 218 passing yards from Joey McLane. He threw one scoring strike, a 59-yard pass to Matthew Price en route to a 7-0 halftime lead. Jesse Brown added a 6-yard touchdown run to put the game away for Brookwood.
Campbell 49, Kennesaw Mountain 35: Running back Mike Rogers was the difference-maker for Campbell, rushing for 302 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries. Fellow backfield mate Cameron St. Cyr had seven rushes for 69 yards and a score. Marvin Horne grabbed two touchdown receptions for the Spartans.
Cherokee 34, Roswell 29: After trailing 26-14 entering the fourth quarter, the host Warriors scored a touchdown with fewer than 10 seconds on the clock for the comeback victory. Spencer Ashley led the comeback with two fourth-quarter touchdown passes. He ended the game 24-of-43 passing for 244 yards and three touchdowns. Blace Brown had 10 receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown.
Colquitt County 17, Valdosta 10: The visiting Wildcats took a 10-3 lead after quarterback Seth Shuman hit tight end Khalil McClain for a touchdown in the first quarter. Colquitt County bounced back to score twice and take a 17-10 lead in the second half. Shuman led Valdosta on a potential game-tying drive, but came up two yards short of a first down with just under two minutes left.
Lassiter 35, Wheeler 28: Senior Will Anderson threw for four touchdowns in the first half. Oris Lawhorn caught two of the touchdown passes from Anderson, while Michael Curran and Duby Nwaubi each had one touchdown catch. Mason Waters ran for a 40-yard touchdown early in the second half to help Lassiter retain the lead.
Lovejoy 56, Newton 23: Visiting Lovejoy took a 28-9 lead into halftime after Khaleel Rogers found junior Preston Williams for a 94-yard touchdown pass. Quarterback Quintarius Neely extended the lead with a 72-yard completion to Kevin Morris for a touchdown and Neely connected with Williams an 81-yard catch and score. Williams added a 76-yard punt return in the third quarter and Montrell Curtis added a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown. Derico Tilley ran in two scores in the win.
Lowndes 28, Tift County 7: Resurgent Lowndes won its fourth straight game – all in Region 1-AAAAAA – after losing to Colquitt County in the region opener. The host Vikings held Tift County to 139 total yards and held the Blue Devils to no offensive touchdowns. Tift County’s lone score came on a blocked punt returned for a touchdown in the first quarter. Lowndes caused five Tift County turnovers.
Newnan 28, Douglas County 7: Newnan caused five turnovers (three interceptions and two fumble recoveries) in its win over the Tigers. Newnan led 7-0 at the break but poured it on in the second half as the turnovers mounted for Douglas County. Tonarius Portress’ 67-yard touchdown dash in the third quarter opened the scoring for Newnan.
North Cobb 28, Pebblebrook 3: The visiting Warriors controlled the game behind the steady play of quarterback Tyler Queen. Queen threw three touchdown passes to give North Cobb a commanding fourth-quarter lead. Torrance McGee and J’Vonte Herrod each caught a touchdown pass.
North Forsyth 28, Centennial 24: Zac Slaton scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with one minute remaining in the game to help North Forsyth get past Centennial. The visiting Knights had taken the lead less than a minute earlier only to see North Forsyth’s Jake Hubbard catch a 70-yard screen pass from Dakota Gottberg to set up the winning score. Centennial tried to answer, but Logan Cross of the Raiders made a game-saving interception on the 1-yard line with five seconds left. Gottberg also threw a touchdown pass to Luke Slaton for North Forsyth.
Parkview 21, Central Gwinnett 13: According to a story by the Gwinnett Daily Post, Parkview head coach Cecil Flowe announced his retirement after his team’s win, effective at the end of the season. The inspired Panthers erased a 13-7 halftime deficit to overcome visiting Central Gwinnett. Justis Rosser rushed 32 times for 176 yards and one touchdown before Bryce Lewis sealed the win with a late interception.
South Forsyth 52, Johns Creek 21: The host War Eagles jumped out on top early behind the passing of quarterback Matt White, who completed seven of 12 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. Running back Tyler LaFlamme rushed for touchdowns of five and 44 yards, finishing with 109 rushing yards on 12 carries for South Forsyth. Austin Ataide had an interception for South Forsyth.
West Forsyth 48, Chattahoochee 21: The host Wolverines rushed for a total of 275 yards. West Forsyth quarterback Hampton McConnell had 238 yards of total offense, threw for one touchdown and ran for another. Kyran Ochoki caught four passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. Trevor O’Brien had 134 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown for West Forsyth.
Westlake 13, Tri-Cities 7: The Lions posted rushing touchdowns by Demetrius Beverly (27 yards) and Jorden Thomas (four yards) to edge their Fulton County neighbors. Westlake led 7-0 at the half and 13-0 heading into the fourth quarter. Tri-Cities made it interesting late, but Westlake’s defense prevented the Bulldogs from any late heroics.