Top performances from Week 1 of the playoffs

Top five

*Lovejoy WR Preston Williams caught seven passes for 275 yards and four touchdowns, intercepted a pass, made a touchdown-saving tackle and returned a kickoff 37 yards to set up the winning touchdown, which he scored on a 47-yard reception on the game’s final play, in a 27-23 victory over Marietta.

*Mundy’s Mill RB Rodney Smith rushed for 348 yards and four touchdowns in a 33-13 victory over Houston County.

*Peachtree Ridge RB Jordan Ellis rushed for 263 yards and six touchdowns – 250 yards and five touchdowns in the first half – on 23 carries in a 59-20 victory over Lassiter.

*Ringgold QB Slade Dale rushed for 164 yards and passed for 220 and had a hand in seven touchdowns – four rushing, three passing – in a 55-54 victory over North Hall. It was Ringgold’s first playoff victory.

*Wayne County WR Krenwick Sanders had six receptions – all for touchdowns — and 279 yards in a 49-34 victory over Monroe.

Best of the rest

*Banneker WR Quandarius Lee had 297 all-purpose yards on 15 touches and scored four touchdowns, three receiving and one rushing, in a 68-39 loss to Monroe Area. He completed a 36-yard pass.

*Blessed Trinity RB Chad Manthey rushed for 228 yards on 27 carries in a 41-14 victory over Jackson County.

*Brookwood RB Jesse Brown rushed for 239 yards and four touchdowns, thee of more than 50 yards, in a 35-16 victory over Lambert.

*Carrollton DL Brandon Walton had two sacks for 14 yards in losses and returned an interception 31 yards in a 52-10 victory over Northwest Whitfield.

*Cedar Grove LB Bryson Allen-Williams made 23 tackles in a 22-14, four-overtime victory over Elbert County.

*Creekside RB Bricen Terry rushed for 187 yards and 22 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-14 victory over Lakeside of Evans.

*Heard County RB Duranta Dunson rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries and had 13 tackles in a 27-14 victory over Pepperell. Dunson has rushed for 1,730 yards on the season, 4,588 in his career.

*Hughes DE D’Andre Walker had 14 tackles, four for losses, two sacks and a forced fumble in a 34-20 victory over Valdosta. Teammate Keion Davis rushed for 202 yards and intercepted a pass.

*Lamar County RB/DB Lawrence Austin rushed for 183 yards and four touchdowns on eight carries in a 58-15 victory over Metter. Austin also intercepted a pass and made four tackles.

*Lee County DB Nui Misajon had 2.5 sacks, two other tackles for losses, two pressures and a forced fumble in a 28-6 victory over Effingham County.

*Mays RB Randrecous Davis, making his first start in the backfield, rushed for 156 yards on 23 carries in a 14-10 victory over Clarke Central.

*North Hall RB Zac Little rushed for 267 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries in a 55-54 loss to Ringgold.

*Richmond Hill QB Nick Fitzgerald rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns and was 3-of-3 passing in a 13-7 victory over Thomas County Central.

*St. Pius RB/LB Dalton Wilson rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries and had two sacks on defense for 18 yards in losses in a 31-21 victory over Hart County.

*Thomasville RB Mario Cherry rushed for 252 yards and three touchdowns – two of more than 60 yards – on 16 carries in a 45-20 victory over Westside of Augusta.

*Ware County DB Zay Ealey had nine tackles and returned an interception 72 yards for a touchdown in a 49-7 victory over Bainbridge.

*Westover RB Shannon Saunders rushed for 213 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in a 27-7 victory over Liberty County. DL Brenton Wimbley had six tackles and a sack, his 20th of the season, and Westover held Liberty to 126 yards in total offense.

*White County RB Dalton Whitfield rushed for 237 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in a 52-28 victory over Adairsville.

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13 comments Add your comment

As it Stands

November 19th, 2013
8:22 am

Two Clayton County teams in the Top 5!! Lovejoy AND Mundy’s Mill!!

Coachj

November 19th, 2013
9:29 am

Everyone that was talking to me about nate brown and Preston Williams last week i told you all he was going to put on a show. And again i state Preston Williams is the best receiver in Georgia.

Sportsnut

November 19th, 2013
10:09 am

Clayton County well represented. Top 2. Good job guy’s. Southern Crescent Style. Can’t leave off Creekside, Hughes and Lamar County with reps.

A$E3K

November 19th, 2013
10:19 am

I Believe Lovejoy’s sophomore QB deserves some pub he threw for 300 plus yards & 4 touchdowns & if I’m not mistaken he threw the game winning TD not to mention he overcame 3 interceptions!!!

Go Chiefs

November 19th, 2013
10:27 am

Mundy’s Mill is crusty and undeserving

Team Tigerblood

November 19th, 2013
11:28 am

JR Randy Nails of Archer. 100+ and 1 TD last week against North Forsyth. Needs about 65 yards to set Archer’s single season rushing record.

I know you heard about them Demons

November 19th, 2013
1:02 pm

Marquez Callaway 2 touchdown catches, and one of those catches were Megatron like. he also had a INT!

Bryan

November 19th, 2013
1:37 pm

What is Preston Williams stats for the year and how good is the quarterback throwing to him? Sounds like one if those young men I need to go see play.

SpartanNation

November 19th, 2013
2:58 pm

What about South Pauldings Chandler Burks? I believe he was 10-12 passing for 202 yds with 2 TD’s, while also rushing for 255 yds on 19 carries and 2 rushing TD’s. If you ask me that deserves number 1 on the list above.

Sportsnut

November 19th, 2013
5:46 pm

@Bryan == Preston has 40 receptions for 1,200+ yards and 14 TD’s. I am not sure of Neely’s numbers but he is doing quite a job for a sophomore.

Predictions from "Nodoginthisfight"

November 19th, 2013
7:20 pm

Creekside will win by a shut-out this week! Too many athletes.

Kell will make the AJC predicted spread against Mays. Too much offense.

Tucker vs. E. Paulding will go to the wire. Anyone’s win. All Defense.

S. Paulding vs. G-Ville will go to the wire with a SP win. No Defense.

Ware will send NSWR packing for the 2nd year in a row. Too much Ware.

Stephenson will lose big to NP. Lack of focus and too much hype.

Warner Robins will be going home after a disappointing loss.

Lee will win by a shut-out.

fan atl

November 19th, 2013
8:30 pm

the city has one team left and that is Mays high Raiders to much speed for Kell O line to big for Kell Let’s go Raiders Westside

WolfDawg

November 19th, 2013
11:53 pm

No one from Buford listed – Reason…..

The team is TEAM & No ONE is that totally dominate stats wise… Because the entire TEAM mauls the opponent.. 2 quality QB’s, 6 quality RB’s, Rogers doesn’t even get pub, but he’s one of the top 5-10 players in the state..

Bark at the Moon!