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AAAAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Archer 38, Shiloh 21: Guard Mitch Hornsby recovered a fumble by running back Sean Fowler for the first touchdown in the host Tigers’ win over Shiloh. Fowler made up for the fumble with 202 yards and two scores. Quarterback Gabe Tiller was efficient for the Tigers in completing 15 passes for 231 yards and a scoring strike to Will Kone.

Brookwood 45, Dacula 17: Broncos head coach Mark Crews won his 100th game thanks in large part to four touchdowns by Josh Brown. Marcus Cox did everything he could for the visiting Falcons, rushing for two touchdowns on 13 carries for 88 yards.

Collins Hill 41, Peachtree Ridge 10: The visiting Eagles coasted to a win over Peachtree Ridge thanks to the backfield tandem of Tyler Henderson and quarterback Brett Sheehan. Henderson scored three touchdowns and gained 110 total yards of offense. Sheehan threw for 309 yards and two scores.

Luella 49, Druid Hills 7: Jared Hendricks threw touchdown passes to Mannie Lowery and Trae Bonner, …

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AAAAA roundup

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Allatoona 41, New Manchester 13: Playing host to New Manchester, the Buccaneers were lead by T.J. Herron who had 110 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Austin Daniels added a touchdown off of a blocked punt. Josh Bautista caught a 39-yard touchdown and also rushed for a score for Allatoona.

Clarke Central 37, Salem 0: After running out to a 27-0 lead at the half, the host Gladiators cruised behind two touchdowns from Jalani Payne. Clarke Central scored the first points of the game on a recovered fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Quarterback Cameron Johnson threw two touchdowns to Jaquan Dowdy for 10 and 34 yards.

Creekside 21, Starr’s Mill 3: The visiting Creekside Seminoles were led by Evan and Elliot Berry in their victory over the Starr’s Mill Panthers. Evan Berry rushed for 97 yards in the game, 54 of which came on a touchdown run. He also got a 49-yard touchdown pass. Elliot Berry had a 51-yard touchdown run.

Creekview 21, Sequoyah 6: …

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AAAA roundup

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Carrollton 44, Fayette County 13: The visiting Trojans rushed for 352 yards including 158 by quarterback Trey Chivers. Carrollton led 24-0 at the half and five Trojans ran for touchdowns. Fayette County rushed for 293 yards, but was 2-for-9 on third down and 1-for-5 on fourth down and had three turnovers.

Chamblee 21, Redan 7: The host Bulldogs beat Redan using a strong rushing attack that ran for three touchdowns, including one by Dezmin Reed. Redan kept it close in the second half after trailing 14-0 going into the third period.

Jonesboro 26, North Clayton 8: Running back Patrick Petty, out injured last week, scored three times for the visiting Cardinals on runs of four and five yards, and on a 12-yard reception. Wide receiver Cameron Sutton, a Tennessee commit, scored from 20 yards out on a direct snap.

Stockbridge 31, Eagle’s Landing 7: The visiting Tigers beat Eagle’s Landing behind three rushing touchdowns. Malik Bryant had 100 yards and a score. Maetron …

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AAA roundup

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Buford 61, West Hall 0: The third quarter was one to remember for Buford in the Wolves’ easy victory over the Spartans. The Wolves needed only three plays from scrimmage to score five touchdowns, capitalizing on a fumble recovery and two interception returns for scores. Dontravious Wilson led the ground attack with three scores on 10 carries for 201 yards.

Dawson County 45, Banks County 9: The visiting Dawson County Tigers used three quarterbacks to dispatch Banks County. Tigers starting quarterback Tyler Dominy completed 15 of his 21 passes for 333 yards and an impressive six touchdowns. Bruce Clark added three more touchdowns and 135 yards through the air for Dawson County. Chris Sailor passed for two touchdowns and 118 yards.

North Oconee 35, Morgan County 7: Visiting Morgan County could not stop Titans running back Kawon Bryant from rushing for 130 yards and two touchdowns. Bryant also added a 62-yard touchdown reception for North Oconee. Titans …

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Class A roundup

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Athens Academy 14, Prince Avenue Christian 7: The visiting Spartans scored in the fourth quarter to beat crosstown rival Prince Avenue Christian. The Spartans were led by Austin Schulte who threw for 205 yards and two touchdowns. The two scores were caught by Bobby Marshburn and Jordan Lawson who had 62 yards and 101 yards receiving, respectively. Conner Sibley added a 14-yard touchdown run for the Wolverines.

Landmark Christian 30, Our Lady of Mercy 27 (OT): Landmark Christian answered Our Lady of Mercy’s overtime field goal with a 2-play drive, as Josh Nobles took a reverse 14 yards to the one and Stockton McGuire had the game-winning quarterback sneak. The War Eagles needed a 22-yard field goal as regulation ended to force overtime against visiting Our Lady of Mercy. Jeremiah Kirkland rushed 21 times for 253 yards and three touchdowns for Landmark.

Pace Academy 33, Strong Rock Christian 14: The visiting Pace Academy Knights were propelled by Denzel …

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Lassiter 21, Walton 9

With its high-powered offense out of synch, Lassiter turned to its defense, shutting out Walton in the second half on the way to a 21-9 victory.

The victory avenged a loss in last year’s Class AAAAA state semifinal game. Lassiter improved to 6-0, 3-0 in Region 5-AAAAAA. Walton dropped to 4-2, 2-1.

Lassiter, which came in averaging more than 40 points a game, trailed 9-7 entering the second half, but took the lead on its first drive when quarterback Eddie Printz ran for a 10-yard score midway through the third period. The Trojans’ final points came on a 1-yard run by Hakim Shahid with 9:30 left in the game.

Printz completed 15 of 30 passes for 173 yards and was intercepted once.

Walton’s Tyren Jones led all rushers with 189 yards on 32 carries, but the Alabama commitment was held in check in the second half, rushing for 53 yards. Lassiter lined up with eight or nine men near the line of scrimmage, and even the elusive Jones had little room to maneuver. Trenton Gantt (two …

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Griffin 35, Riverdale 14

By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC

It wasn’t pretty for Griffin, Friday night at Tara Stadium. But when you need a win, you need a win.

The Bears (5-1, 2-0 in subregion 4AAAA-Div. B), built a 28-0 on the strength of a strong defensive performance, and coasted to a 35-14 win over Riverdale (4-2, 1-1). Griffin fell from being ranked No. 2 down to No. 9 after losing to Stockbridge, 17-14, last week. But the Bears’ defense showed early on that Riverdale would never be able to muster enough points to win.

After forcing the Raiders to punt on the game’s first possession, Griffin took over at its 27-yard line and marched 73 yards on 11 plays to go up 7-0 after Devonta Freeman’s 2-yard touchdown run.

The Bears’ defense produced the game’s next score when linebacker Quintavious Jackson stripped Riverdale quarterback Greg Taylor, and fellow linebacker Nic Williams scooped up the ball and sprinted 47 yards to make the score 14-0.

On it’s next possession, Riverdale moved to ball to the …

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South Cobb 27, North Cobb 26

South Cobb’s Carlos Saldana sent the game into overtime with a 39-yard field goal with 23 seconds remaining and then won it with an extra point in the extra period to lead the Eagles to a 27-26 victory Friday over sixth-ranked North Cobb.

South Cobb (5-0, 3-0) rallied from an early 14-0 deficit and overcame four turnovers that North Cobb turned into points to keep pace with McEachern at the top of the Region 4-AAAAAA standings.

North Cobb (4-1, 2-1) scored first in the overtime period on a 1-yard run by quarterback Tyler Queen, but the Warriors missed on the extra-point attempt when Queen rolled out with a mishandled snap and threw an incomplete pass. South Cobb then got the ball for its possession and scored on the first play, a 15-yard run up the middle by quarterback Stephon Masha. Saldana’s kick then completed the comeback.

With the score tied 17-17 in the fourth quarter, South Cobb appeared to be going in for the go-ahead score, but North Cobb’s James King intercepted a …

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Grayson 52, Central Gwinnett 0

By Michael Alpert

For the AJC

Defending Class AAAAA champion Grayson had little difficulty handling visiting Central Gwinnett 52-0 in a Region 8-AAAAAA game Friday night.

The No. 8 Rams scored on six of eight first-half possessions en route to leading 42-0 at intermission and never were challenged seriously. Grayson wasn’t forced to punt until late in the third quarter of its sixth consecutive victory against the Black Knights.

With more than 40 points in a third consecutive game and now 36 a night on average, the Rams atoned for their lone loss in their region opener, 22-7 to Parkview, on Sept. 14.

“I like the fact that we’re scoring a lot of points,” Rams coach Mickey Conn said. “But we’re playing well on defense and special teams, too.”

Grayson dominated from the outset, outgaining Central 447-29 yards with 199 in the air and 248 on the ground. The Rams failed to score in the first half only when Wayne Gallman fumbled on Central’s 34 4:32 before intermission and when Alex …

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Whitewater 33, Northgate 26

Kendall Conley rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns and Whitewater beat Northgate 33-26 Friday night for its fifth straight win.

Conley’s 1-yard run with 2:00 left gave Whitewater (5-1, 1-0 Region 4-AAAAA Division B) the final lead in a game that featured five lead changes.

“We started off kind of slow,” said Conley, who amassed 165 yards on 17 carries in the second half. “I just told the line to keep blocking and I’d get it in there.”

The game was a reversal of sorts from the 2011 matchup between the two schools, when Whitewater built a 17-0 lead only to lose 27-24.

“This was a hard-hitting football game,” said Whitewater coach Amos McCreary. “Our offensive line has really been blowing people off the ball, and our offensive coordinator [Wes Harden] really had them ready to play tonight.”

Conley, who missed much of the 2011 season with a shoulder injury, carried 28 times and had runs of 34 and 25 yards.

“This is what I’ve been working for,” said Conley. “We started off …

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Marist 16, Columbia 0

By Jeff Haws
For the AJC

Mistake prone on offense, Class AAAA No. 2 Marist rode its defense to a 16-0 victory over Columbia on Friday night at Adams Stadium.
The game turned early in the second half, when Columbia had its shot to get within a score after falling behind 13-0 at the half.
Sedrick Jefferson gave Columbia (2-3, 0-1 Region 6-AAAA) that shot with a 92-yard kickoff return to the Marist 7-yard line, finally putting the Eagles in a position to put points on the board.
Columbia moved to the 2 but was stuffed after that, turning the ball back over to Marist on its own 3-yard line.
That drive should have ended twice without points. First, the War Eagles punted from their own 26, but Columbia was penalized for having 12 men on the field, resulting in a Marist first down. Later in the drive, Marist (4-1, 1-0) was set for a fourth down at the Columbia 44, but a personal foul penalty moved the War Eagles to the 29 for another first down.
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Grady 36, Therrell 0

Grady eased by Therrell 36-0 Friday at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta in the Region 6-AAAA opener for both teams.

Grey Knights senior Kivon Taylor sneaked in from the 1-yard line twice in the second quarter to put his team up 17-0 at halftime. The 6’5 quarterback, who is receiving interest from several major programs, created both opportunities with his arm.

He found Deshawn Benton on a 39-yard strike to set up the first score, and completed two passes for 23 yards on the second drive. Taylor passed for 115 yards, with 84 going to Benton.

Grady added three rushing touchdowns in the second half to secure the win, including two from backup tailback Shomari Gervin. Gervin’s 19-yard run put the Grey Knights up 36-0 with just over 10 minutes left to play. Mark Reeves took in a 4-yard run between Gervin’s scores.

“We wanted to come out and set the tone, and we were able to do that,” Grady head coach Ronnie Millen said.

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Maxwell Ratings: Projected margin of victories for Week 7 games

Here is this week’s schedule with projected margins of victory courtesy of the Maxwell Ratings. The projected winner is on the left. The projected margin of victory is on the right. The Maxwell computer ratings take into account historical scores, weighing the more recent seasons the most heavily. Games involving out-of-state teams are not included because of lack of data on those opponents.

Friday’s games

Adairsville at North Murray -10

Allatoona vs. New Manchester -35

Appling Co. at Pierce Co. -6

Aquinas vs. Hancock Central -16

Archer vs. Shiloh -19

Bacon Co. vs. Long Co. -15

Baldwin at Rutland -26

Benedictine at Bryan Co. -23

Bleckley Co. vs. Crawford Co. -39

Bowdon vs. Jordan -37

Bremen vs. Kendrick -22

Brooks Co. at Thomasville -15

Brookstone vs. Pacelli -25

Brookwood vs. Dacula -17

Buford vs. West Hall -41

Burke Co. vs. Wayne Co. -26

Butler at Hephzibah -11

Calvary Day vs. Savannah Country Day -25

Camden Co. vs. Coffee -16

Carrollton at Fayette Co. -31

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Projecting the playoff field: Week 7

This is what the first round of the state playoffs would look like, based on our updated projections of the final region standings. The fields for the Class A public- and private-school playoffs will be determined by the power rankings.

Class AAAAAA

(R3 #4) Hughes at (R2 #1) Lovejoy

(R4 #3) Marietta at (R1 #2) Lowndes

(R5 #4) Etowah at (R8 #1) Parkview

(R6 #3) Chattahoochee at (R7 #2) North Gwinnett

(R2 #4) Druid Hills at (R3 #1) Newnan

(R1 #3) Colquitt County at (R4 #2) McEachern

(R8 #4) South Gwinnett at (R5 #1) Lassiter

(R7 #3) Mill Creek at (R6 #2) Johns Creek

(R4 #4) Hillgrove at (R1 #1) Camden County

(R3 #3) East Coweta at (R2 #2) Alcovy

(R6 #4) Lambert at (R7 #1) Norcross

(R5 #3) Milton at (R8 #2) Grayson

(R1 #4) Valdosta at (R4 #1) North Cobb

(R2 #3) Newton at (R3 #2) Tri-Cities

(R7 #4) Peachtree Ridge at (R6 #1) West Forsyth

(R8 #3) Brookwood at (R5 #2) Walton

Class AAAAA

(R3 #4) Jenkins at (R2 #1) Northside-Warner Robins

(R4 #3) Creekside at (R1 #2) Bainbridge

(R5 …

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Milton 59, Etowah 27

Milton running backs Peyton Barber and Treyvon Paulk combined for more than 300 yards rushing and six touchdowns in a 59-27 win over Etowah in high school football on Thursday night.

Barber, who is committed to Ole Miss, carried 15 times for 159 yards and three touchdowns. Paulk, who is one of the state’s top juniors, had 16 carries for 150 yards and three touchdowns.

Carl Lawson, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 5 overall prospect by ESPN and is committed to Auburn, finished with two sacks.

Milton improved to 5-1, while Etowah dropped to 3-2.

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