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Archer 41 Central Gwinnett 20

By Robert Haddocks

Gabe Tiller threw for more than 300 yards and three touchdowns to lead Archer to a 41-20 victory over Central Gwinnett and keep the Tigers undefeated. Dylan Singleton and KJ Parmer each scored twice for Archer.

Archer is 7-0, 5-0 in Region 8-AAAAAA. The seven wins are the most in the school’s five-year history.

The Tigers jumped out to a 20-0 lead and the defense contained a talented Central Gwinnett offense, holding the Black Knights to 84 total yards in the first half. The defense registered seven sacks on the night.

“We played great defense,” said coach Andy Dyer. “They rallied over and over in the first half. We were able to score quick and when the defense responded, that was huge.”

The Tigers took advantage of Central’s run-blitz defense, which left receivers open down the field, the coach said. Parmer, who had a game-high 100 yards on six receptions, led the air attack and tight end Connor Redmond also was a presence in the seam. He caught three …

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Tucker 31, Stephenson 28

It all descended into madness in the final minute.

A defensive struggle turned into a mad scramble to the finish, as both Stephenson and Tucker had apparent game-winning touchdowns in the last 21 seconds.

The last one belonged to the Tigers, whose Nekyle Lundie caught a 35-yard Hail Mary from Joseph Farrar with 13 seconds left to give them a wild 31-28 win.

The Class AAAAA No. 1-ranked Tigers looked done when Stephenson tight end Ari Werts caught a touchdown pass with 21 seconds left to give the Jaguars a 28-24 lead.

But the Tigers (6-0, 5-0 in Region 6) caught Stephenson’s squib kick after an excessive celebration penalty all the way up at the Jaguars’ 35, and they had a shot.

Farrar rolled to his left and heaved it toward the end zone, where several Tigers had gathered. The ball went over the outstretched hand of a Stephenson defender and landed cleanly in Lundie’s arms for his second touchdown of the game.

Werts’ play was just as dramatic.

The No. 2-ranked Jaguars (5-1, …

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North Cobb 27, Hillgrove 17

By Ricky Dimon

Score Atlanta

An offensive explosion turned into a defensive battle as visiting North Cobb held on to defeat Hillgrove 27-17. The victorious Warriors trailed 7-0 early in the first quarter before scoring 14 unanswered points to take the lead after the first 12 minutes. They ended up going on a 27-3 run following Hillgrove’s initial touchdown. The Hawks answered by pulling to within 27-17 at halftime, but could get no closer. In fact, not a single point was scored by either team after the intermission. North Cobb’s defensive heroics included an interception in the endzone to help preserve the lead.

Tyler Queen led the Warriors by completing 11 of 20 passes for 303 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Tony Perkins had two touchdown catches for North Cobb, while Queen’s other scoring pass went to Cameron Albright. Jevonte Herrod added a touchdown on the ground for the Warriors, who rushed for 97 yards as a team to give them exactly 400 yards of total …

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McIntosh 35, Whitewater 15

In many ways, McIntosh’s 35-15 win over Whitewater Friday night was a history-making event for the Peachtree City school.

Long known for soccer and cross country, the Chiefs posted their first win over the visiting Wildcats, improving to 6-0 for the first time in school history.

The win also matched the McIntosh school record for single-season wins and opened their Region 4-AAAAA Division B slate with a win.

In seven previous meetings before Friday night, Whitewater had scored an average of 38 points against McIntosh, including a 48-13 drubbing in 2012.

“I don’t think they respected us much after last year,” said McIntosh quarterback Andrew Johnson, who passed for 158 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth TD. “Hopefully they respect us now.”

McIntosh outgained the visiting Wildcats 338-253, and 142 of Whitewater’s offensive yards came on two plays.

What was likely the biggest win in school history was no fluke.

“It’s a big win,” said McIntosh coach Lee Belknap, …

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Norcross 28, Collins Hill 0

The defending-state champion Norcross Blue Devils have taken their share of lumps this season. Perhaps that served them well on Friday, as they beat the undefeated Collins Hill Eagles, 28-0.

The No. 8 Blue Devils (5-2) improved to 4-1 in 7-AAAAAA while the No. 9 Eagles (5-1) fell to 3-1 in region play.

Blue Devils quarterback A.J. Bush accounted for all of Norcross’ scoring, rushing for three touchdowns and passing for another. He completed 8 of his 13 passes for 190 yards, had rushing scores of 11, 13 and 20 yards and didn’t turn the ball over.

Josh Boyd led Norcross with 116 yards on 17 carries, and AJC Super 11 defensive end Lorenzo Carter had three sacks to lead the Blue Devils defense to its first shutout of the season.

The Blue Devils jumped to a commanding lead by scoring touchdowns on three of its first four possessions to take a 21-0 halftime lead. That would have been the game’s final score had Bush not found the end zone with his third touchdown run, which came with …

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South Forsyth 31, Chattahoochee 24

By David Purdum / For the AJC

South Forsyth ran the ball 40 consecutive times during a momentum-changing stretch that led the War Eagles to a 31-24 win at Chattahoochee on Friday.

Tyler LaFlamme and Brett Larkin each rushed for two scores. LaFlamme’s 1-yard plunge with 2:50 to play sealed the War Eagles’ first win over Chattahoochee since 2005. South Forsyth rushed for 327 yards.

Isaiah Williams led South Forsyth with 130 rushing yards, and LaFlamme finished with 124 behind an offensive line comprised of Griffin Landrum, Caleb Lummus, Kyle Watford, Ross Schaber and Davis Winkle.

“Our offensive line was incredible, and so were our running backs,” said South Forsyth coach Jeff Arnette, whose War Eagles improved to 5-1 and 1-1 in Region 6-AAAAAA. “We’ve been down in four of our five wins and been able to come back, which is just a great testament to our kids and our staff. It’s fun to see them have some success and fun to see us go home for three straight games. I can’t say …

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AAAAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Alpharetta 45, North Forsyth 6: Visiting Alpharetta used an Austin King 25-yard touchdown pass to Rustin Sutter to take a 10-6 lead into halftime. The Raiders poured on 35 points in the second half, including a 40-yard touchdown pass from King to Andre Harton and two Jay Youngblood defensive touchdowns. Alex Turner scored the Raiders’ final points on a 20-yard run.

Brunswick 26, Coffee 19: Brunswick trailed 7-0 at halftime, but Cory Dixon and A.J. Jackson led a second-half charge that propelled the host Pirates to victory. Dixon ran for two touchdowns and also threw a 61-yard scoring strike to Jackson, who scored once on the ground as well. Coffee was led by Anthony Fussell, who had a touchdown catch and an 85-yard kickoff return for another score.

Camden County 27, Tift County 17: Antonio Wimbush returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and also scored on a 22-yard run in the fourth quarter to help Camden County hold off Tift County. Both Wimbush …

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AAAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Cambridge 14, Forsyth Central 0: Quarterback Bryan Moore completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Christian Johnson in the last minute of the opening quarter to give host Cambridge a 7-0 lead. In the final minute of the second quarter, Moore found Hunter Smith for an 11-yard touchdown to give the Bears a 14-0 advantage at the half that would hold in a scoreless second half.

Creekside 41, Northgate 13: Dexter Knox had 82 yards rushing and 89 yards receiving and scored three touchdowns for Creekside. Felix Harper was 8-of-14 passing for 210 yards and four touchdowns. Jayson Stanley had four catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns. Evan Berry returned an interception for a touchdown. Chris Collins had 16 tackles, three for losses.

Creekview 35, Northview 28: The visiting Titans were unable to utilize their advantage in total yardage (436-244) due to costly turnovers. Quarterback D.J. Pearson threw two interceptions and both were returned for touchdowns. He also …

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AAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Carver-Atlanta 40, Therrell 6: Carver-Atlanta raced to a 33-0 halftime lead before coasting past Therrell. The host Panthers dominated in all three phases of the game, which included a blocked punt, an interception return for a touchdown by Charlie Patrick, and a fumble recovery for a score by Ed Curney. Jordan Holden also threw a touchdown pass to Tevish Clark for Carver-Atlanta.

Cedartown 42, Pickens 34: Cedartown’s ground game was too much for Pickens in this shootout between Polk County foes. Running back Nick Chubb rushed for five scores and Israel Battle added another as the Bulldogs edged the Dragons. Cedartown remains undefeated at 7-0, having scored more than 30 points in each contest. Pickens falls to 4-2.

Johnson-Gainesville 31, Clarkston 21: Defense was the story as the host Knights earned their second win of the season. Kavin Hopkins and Jamison Owen returned fumbles for touchdowns from 10 and five yards, respectively. Quarterback Chase Sims …

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AAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Buford 42, White County 6: Thomas Wilson had touchdown runs of 13 and 41 yards while also catching an 18-yard scoring pass from Montgomery VanGorder for Buford. VanGorder also connected with Korie Rogers on a touchdown strike from 23 yards out. The host Wolves led 35-0 at halftime and 42-0 after three quarters before White County scored with 1:32 remaining.

Cedar Grove 48, McNair 21: Cedar Grove scored twice on special teams to get past McNair. The visiting Saints got a kickoff return for a touchdown by Benjy Parrish and Brandon Norwood returned a punt for another score. Parrish also had two touchdown receptions to lead Cedar Grove. Quarterback James Hartsfield threw three touchdown passes and added a five-yard scoring run.

Decatur 31, Blessed Trinity 28 (2 OT): Nathan Tumperi nailed a 33-yard field goal for Decatur to win the game in double overtime. Decatur tied the game at 21 with 1:56 on the clock when Devontae Carter hit Dennis Bell for an 85-yard …

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AA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Brooks County 39, Fitzgerald 21: The host Purple Hurricanes closed to within 26-21 in the fourth quarter, but Brooks County scored on a 5-yard run by Mitavious Brooks and a 70-yard interception return by Malkom Parrish. Also the quarterback, Parrish threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 73 yards.

Greater Atlanta Christian 49, Westminster 3: Micah Abernathy rushed 15 times for 198 yards and four touchdowns to help Greater Atlanta Christian overwhelm Westminster. Rafe Chapple completed six of 12 passes for 221 yards and threw both of his scoring strikes to Darius Slayton. Slayton caught just three balls, but amassed 200 yards of receiving. The visiting Spartans also got 131 rushing yards and a score from Jaelen Venable.

Jefferson 26, Rabun County 20 (OT): After missing a 22-yard field goal as time expired, the host Dragons pulled out an overtime win. Quarterback T.J. Skelton clinched the victory with an 11-yard touchdown run in …

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Class A roundup

By Score Atlanta

Athens Academy 24, Pinecrest Academy 17: The visiting Paladins fell to the Spartans despite rallying from a 17-point deficit. The Spartans were led by quarterback Drew Richardson, who threw for 131 yards and a touchdown. He also scored a touchdown on the ground and gained 55 yard on 18 carries. Eric Williams scored from two yards out with 2:04 on the clock to win the game.

Athens Christian 35, Hebron Christian 8: The visiting Eagles intercepted five passes in its win. The first play of the game saw Tre Morris rush for a 78-yard touchdown for Athens Christian. Levi Cummings also scored twice, once on an interception and the other on a 70-yard touchdown reception from Brett Branton.

Mt. Pisgah 14, King’s Ridge 6: The Patriots went on the road and pulled out a victory with a strong showing by their defense. Oz Dixon, Jacob Delk and Nicky Piccatietra each had an interception. Piccatietra also had a fumble recovery that led to a 1-yard touchdown run by J.R. …

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B.E.S.T. Academy 37, Maynard Jackson 18

B.E.S.T. Academy quarterback Ventravious Rashada accounted for four touchdowns in leading the Eagles over Maynard Jackson 37-18 in a Region 4-AAA matchup Friday evening at Grady Stadium in Atlanta.

The senior passed for three scores on Homecoming night, including two to Rontavious Belcher, and ran for another on the Eagles’ first drive. Junior speedster Deshawn Waller rushed for 231 yards on 16 carries and also caught a touchdown pass from Reshada just before halftime.

B.E.S.T. (4-2 overall, 2-1 in Region 4-AAA) took an early lead behind a 5-play, 68-yard drive that ended with a 1-yard sneak from Rashada. On the third play from scrimmage he connected with Atravious Delaney on a 35-yard pass that moved the ball inside the Jackson 5-yard line, where he scored two plays later.

The Jaguars fumbled the ensuing kickoff return and B.E.S.T. took advantage to go ahead 13-0 when Reshada hit Belcher for a 16-yard score. The Eagles extended the lead to 19-0 on a 58-yard run by Waller, …

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Thursday football scores

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Carrollton 49, Troup 12

Glynn Academy 39, Groves 8

Monroe 34, Americus-Sumter 10

Sandy Creek 49, Shaw 0

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