By Score Atlanta
Burke County 20, Mary Persons 0: Burke County’s strong ground game and tenacious defense was the key factor for the Bears. The Bears rushed for 288 yards with Donquell Green tallying 114 yards and a touchdown. Additional rushing scores came from Reginald Grubbs and Donqual Young. Burke County’s defense held Mary Persons in check with just 79 yards passing.
Carrollton 44, Monroe Area 27: The visiting Trojans took down the Purple Hurricanes behind Jarvis Terrell, who rushed for 157 yards on 11 carries and found the endzone twice. Quarterback Wil Garrett threw for 99 yards and two touchdowns on 5-of-11 passing and also ran for 84 yards on nine carries. The Trojans had 360 yards rushing and enjoyed a 459-446 edge in total offense. The difference in the game was the penalty yardage, where the Purple Hurricanes were penalized for 96 yards and the Trojans only 10 yards.
Griffin 42, Statesboro 7: The host Bears used a strong performance from their defense to move on in the playoffs. Quarterback Jaquez Parks had a big night throwing for two touchdowns to Trey Willis and Jordan Colbert. Running back Devontae Freeman had two rushing touchdowns and Malik Miller had another. Keyston Fuller blocked a punt for a touchdown.
Marist 38, Gilmer 0: The host War Eagles led 32-0 at the half behind Chase Martenson’s three rushing scores (1, 3, 2) and one passing score, which was a 21-yard toss to Matt Perez. Nathan Maulding scored on a 6-yard run in the third to close out the scoring. Marist rushed for 192 yards in the first half.
Sandy Creek 55, Chestatee 7: The host Patriots were led by Eric Swinney who had rushing touchdowns from 17, 3 and 37 yards out. Maceo Brown added a 37-yard rushing touchdown and Drezyn Parson scores from three yards out. Cole Garvin threw one touchdown to Demarre Kitt for 50 yards and another went to Justin Sumpter for 46 yards.
Stockbridge 35, Westover 0: Stockbridge led 14-0 at the half. The Tigers posted all of their scores on the ground. Quarterback Javon Brandon and Maetron Thomas recorded the first two touchdowns to get things rolling. Second-half scores came courtesy of Brandon, Malik Bryan and Cam Maddox.