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Monday, Aug. 24, 2015


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1. (1) Archer (1-0)
Last week: Beat North Paulding 49-21. Jamyest Williams rushed for 172 yards and five touchdowns on 16 carries for Archer, which led 42-21 at halftime. Williams also had four solo tackles and broke up a pass in Archer's secondary. LB Sam Wright had 3.5 tackles for losses and two sacks. Will Bearden was 8-for-8 passing for two touchdowns, one an 80-yarder to Aramis Bryant to make the score 7-7 just 39 seconds into the game. Next: Friday vs. Peachtree Ridge (0-1)
2. (2) McEachern (1-0)
Last week: Beat Tucker 50-14. RB Sam Jackson (committed to Georgia Southern) rushed for 161 yards on nine carries and scored his three touchdowns in the first half, when McEachern built a 48-7 lead. McEachern had 503 yards in total offense. It was Tucker's worst loss since a 38-0 defeat against Marist in 2008, when Tucker finished 14-1 and won the Class AAAA championship. Next: Sept. 4 vs. Buford (1-0)
3. (3) Colquitt County (1-0)
Last week: Beat North Gwinnett 45-14. Chase Parrish was 16-of-28 passing for 191 yards and a touchdown to Kiel Pollard, who had seven catches for 124 yards. Pollard also had two TD runs. LB Ja'Quain Blakely had 2.5 tackles for losses of 10 yards and a fumble recovery. Next: Friday vs. Plant, Fla. (0-0)
4. (4) Grayson (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Gainesville (0-0)
5. (5) Roswell (1-0)
Last week: Beat Lowndes 35-8. Preseason all-state RB Sheldon Evans rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns for Roswell, which held Lowndes to 56 yards rushing. Roswell QB Quintarius Neely, a transfer from Lovejoy, was 12-of-21 passing for 90 yards and rushed for 81 yards and two scores. AJC Super 11 LB Tre Lamar had 11 solo tackles - four for losses and three for sacks - and recovered two fumbles. DE Justin Ellis also was credited with five of Roswell's 14 tackles for losses. Next: Friday at Centennial (0-0)
6. (8) Lee County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Westover 42-7. QB Garet Morrell (16-of-30 passing, 234 yards) threw five TD passes, and Lee County's defensive line led by senior Collins Tensley and juniors Aubrey Solomon and Tory Carter combined for seven tackles for losses and five sacks. Westover was held to 57 yards in total offense. Next: Friday vs. Crisp County (0-0)
7. (10) Etowah (1-0)
Last week: Beat Marietta 54-21. Sophomore QB Patrick Ferris was 10-of-13 passing for 217 yards and four touchdowns, one a 97-yarder to Bronson Rechsteiner on the first drive of the game. Etowah had 550 yards in total offense. Next: Friday at Sequoyah (0-0)
8. (NR) Mill Creek (1-0)
Last week: Beat Brookwood 42-7. Cameron Turley was 13-for-19 passing for 214 yards and two touchdowns for Mill Creek, which took a 42-7 lead in the third quarter after Aaron Anderson's 66-yard interception return. Mill Creek's Edmond Graham blocked two kicks, one a punt that Joe Thomas returned 40 yards for a score. Next: Friday vs. West Forsyth (0-0)
9. (NR) Dacula (1-0)
Last week: Beat Collins Hill 36-22. Dacula outscored Collins Hill 29-0 in the second half after trailing 22-7. Chase Isler returned the second-half kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. Ty Harris returned an interception 55 yards for a score in the fourth quarter to break a 22-22 tie. Dacula was outgained 326-209, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. Next: Sept. 4 vs. Mill Creek (1-0)
10. (NR) Norcross (1-0)
Last week: Beat Valdosta 34-31. QB Baron Radcliff rushed for 130 yards and scored on runs of 57 and 42 yards. He also was 3-for-8 passing. Norcross took its first lead of the game 21-17 late in the first half on a 78-yard pass from Max Tracey to Robert Sims and later the lead for good on Jacobe Burrell's 89-yard kickoff return to make it 34-24 with 7:16 left in the third quarter. DE Robert Beal forced two and recovered two fumbles, one in the fourth quarter with Valdosta on the Norcross 32-yard line. Next: Friday at Brookwood (0-1)
1. (1) Northside, Warner Robins (1-0)
Last week: Beat North Cobb 27-24. Tobias Oliver threw a 20-yard TD pass to Treyvon Willis on third-and-15 with 21.7 seconds left for the winning touchdown. Northside trailed 24-6 at halftime and 24-13 with 4:50 left, when Isaiah Nelson returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown to make it 24-19. North Cobb was 0-for-4 on conversions. Next: Sept. 4 vs. Evans (1-0)
2. (2) Houston County (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Thursday vs. Veterans (0-0)
3. (3) Stockbridge (1-0)
Last week: Beat Central (Phenix City, Ala.) 13-7. Central returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, but Stockbridge QB Malachi Brown threw TD passes of 44 yards to Marquez Ellard and 31 to Demetrius Sullivan, the last one in the final two minutes. Stockbridge avenged a 30-21 loss from 2014 to a team that would win an Alabama region title in Class 7A. Next: Friday vs. Eagle's Landing Christian (1-0)
4. (4) Kell (1-0)
Last week: Beat Carrollton 35-0. Preseason all-state LB/WR Bryson Armstrong returned two punts and a fumble for touchdowns. The punt returns covered 64 and 66 yards, and the fumble return went 29. Armstrong forced another fumble on a sack. Sophomore RB Josiah Futral rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. Next: Friday vs. Lassiter (1-0)
5. (5) Jones County (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Morgan County (0-0)
6. (6) Mays (1-0)
Last week: Beat Hughes 36-26. Mays QB B.J. Phillips was 20-of-28 passing for 253 yards and four touchdowns for Mays, which avenged one of its three 2014 losses. Phillips also rushed for 85 yards. WR Corey Reed had six catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Myles Reid, Keevis Montgomery and Marquez Daniel each had two tackles behind the line. Next: Saturday vs. Glenn Hills (0-1)
7. (8) Gainesville (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Grayson (0-0)
8. (9) Ware County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Brooks County 42-7. Ware led 14-7 at halftime and scored on drives of 21 and 20 yards after Brooks turnovers in the third quarter and later ran another Brooks fumble 43 yards for a score. Jaquez Bolds rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown on five carries. Next: Friday vs. Hampton (0-0)
9. (10) Carver, Columbus (1-0)
Last week: Beat Carver (Atlanta) 28-24. Jawon Pass threw a 72-yard pass to Kameron McFolley with 1:24 left for the game-winning score. Pass, who has committed to Louisville, also converted a fourth-and-10 from his 8-yard line earlier in the drive. He was 17-of-42 passing for 302 yards. Carver has won 17 consecutive season-opening games. Next: Friday vs. Spencer (0-0)
10. (NR) Coffee (1-0)
Last week: Beat North Oconee 39-0. Coffee led only 6-0 at halftime but dominated from there. RB Demetrius Davis scored two touchdowns, one a 58-yard run, and Greg Williams (punt) and NcKenzie Walker (interception) had return touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Next: Friday vs. Savannah (0-1)
Class AAAA
1. (1) Buford (1-0)
Last week: Beat Eastern Christian Academy (Md.) 27-20. R.J. Walker returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown and a 27-12 lead with 3:36 left. Eastern Christian scored on a 14-yard pass with 56 seconds left but failed to recover an onside kick. Buford won its 41st consecutive game. Buford was outgained in total yardage 352-191. Next: Friday vs. Berkmar (0-1)
2. (2) Cartersville (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Cass (0-0)
3. (3) Woodward Academy (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Decatur (0-0)
4. (4) Sandy Creek (1-0)
Last week: Beat Creekview 41-0. Sandy Creek held Creekview to 102 total yards, 4 rushing. Sophomore QB Bryant Walker, Sandy Creek's new starter, was 12-of-16 passing for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Jaelon Greene rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns, and Marvin Hubbard rushed for 53 yards and returned a kickoff 86 yards for a score. Next: Friday vs. Jonesboro (1-0)
5. (5) Marist (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Coconut Creek, Fla. (1-0)
6. (6) St. Pius (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Blessed Trinity (0-0)
7. (7) Griffin (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Henry County (0-1)
8. (9) West Laurens (1-0)
Last week: Beat Thomasville 45-0. West Laurens inflicted the most-lopsided loss for Thomasville since 1971 (Valdosta, 49-0). Darius Bradford, playing only the first half, rushed for 99 yards on nine carries. West Laurens held Thomasville to 45 yards rushing. Next: Friday vs. Vidalia (1-0)
9. (10) Mary Persons (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Jackson (0-0)
10. (NR) Burke County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Statesboro 20-7. QB Caleeb Roberson rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries in a victory over the host team in the Erk Russell Classic. Next week: Friday vs. Jefferson County (0-1)
Class AAA
1. (1) Calhoun (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Dalton (1-0)
2. (2) Blessed Trinity (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. St. Pius (0-0)
3. (3) Westminster (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Lovett (0-1)
4. (4) Elbert County (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Cedar Shoals (0-0)
5. (5) Jefferson (1-0)
Last week: Beat Rabun County 19-7. Sophomore RB Colby Wood rushed for 264 yards and each of Jefferson's touchdowns on runs of 38, 47 and 2 yards. Sophomore QB Bryce Moore was 8-of-9 passing for 97 yards. Next: Friday vs. Winder-Barrow (0-0)
6. (6) Cedar Grove (1-0)
Last week: Beat Southwest DeKalb 36-0. Preseason all-state RB LaBron Morris rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns. It was Cedar Grove's first shutout against Southwest DeKalb in a series that SWD leads 6-2. Next: Saturday vs. Hallandale, Fla. (0-0)
7. (7) Peach County (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Warner Robins (0-0)
8. (8) Washington County (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Thomson (1-0)
9. (9) Hart County (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Clarke Central (0-0)
10. (10) Pierce County (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Southeast Bulloch (0-0)
Class AA
1. (1) Benedictine (1-0)
Last week: Beat Greater Atlanta Christian 47-44. Wesley Kennedy rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns, the second a 2-yard run in the second overtime to clinch the victory in this rematch of the 2014 Class AA championship game, also won by Benedictine. GAC made a field goal on its second OT possession after a critical sack by Adam King. Both teams failed on extra-point tries in the first overtime. Next: Sept. 11 vs. Liberty County (0-1)
2. (2) Fitzgerald (1-0)
Last week: Beat Worth County 48-27. Preseason all-state RB J.D. King rushed for 239 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries, and QB James Graham ran for 188 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries. LB Buck Lundy had 13 tackles. Next: Saturday vs. Heard County (0-0) at Mercer
3. (3) Greater Atlanta Christian (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Benedictine 47-44. QB Davis Mills was 18-of-27 passing for 270 yards and threw two TD passes to Liam Sullivan, one as time expired in regulation to pull GAC within 35-33. Mills then hit Sullivan again with a two-point conversion. GAC could've won 42-41 in overtime but misplayed an extra point. Next: Friday at North Oconee (0-1)
4. (6) Macon County (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Americus-Sumter (0-1)
5. (10) Pace Academy (1-0)
Last week: Beat Lovett 24-0. RB Jordan Payne rushed for 111 yards, QB Gunnor Faulk scored on two short TD runs and WR Trey Blount returned a punt 52 yards for a touchdown for Pace, which defeated its Region 6-AA and Buckhead rival. Lovett won the 2014 game 38-3 when both teams advanced to the AA quarterfinals. Next: Friday at Our Lady of Mercy (0-0)
6. (9) Vidalia (1-0)
Last week: Beat Swainsboro 21-0. Shon Jones rushed for 160 yards and scored all of Vidalia's touchdowns on runs of 21, 54 and 60 yards. Vidalia rushed for 343 yards, attempting only four passes, and held Swainsboro to 81 yards. Next: Friday at West Laurens (1-0)
7. (4) Lamar County (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Howard 28-19. Lamar County led 13-0 in the fourth quarter but allowed 28 consecutive points to a Class AAAA team that it tied 19-19 in 2014. Preseason all-state RB Juan Tucker was held to 72 yards on 18 carries. Next: Friday at Pike County (0-0)
8. (5) Brooks County (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Ware County 42-7. Second-half turnovers in Brooks County territory led to three Ware County touchdowns and ruined what appeared to be a promising first half, after which Ware, ranked No. 8 in AAAAA, led only 14-7. Next: Friday at Clinch County (1-0)
9. (7) Lovett (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Pace Academy 24-0. Lovett remained in the rankings for the 44th consecutive straight week despite the shutout loss. Lovett graduated 33 seniors and 21 of 24 starters from its 2014 team. Next: Friday vs. Westminster (0-0)
10. (8) Rabun County (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Jefferson 19-7. Rabun County was more competitive in the rematch of a game it lost 50-14 last season. AJC Super 11 wide receiver Charlie Woerner was limited to five catches for 46 yards. Next: Friday at Habersham Central (0-0)
Class A
1. (1) Eagle's Landing Christian (1-0)
Last week: Beat North Florida Christian 35-0. ELCA held North Florida Christian to 106 yards of total offense with outstanding efforts by LB Chase Burdette (nine tackles), DE Dalton Hardemon (11 tackles, one sack) and DB Khaleb Hood (eight tackles, one interception). Trevor Gear rushed for a team-leading 81 yards. NFC was ranked No. 3 in Florida's Associated Press Class 2A rankings. Next: Friday at Stockbridge (1-0)
2. (2) Marion County (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Miller County (0-0)
3. (4) Landmark Christian (1-0)
Last week: Beat Christian Heritage 34-22. QB Stockton McGuire and RB Lofton Tidwell each rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns, and Tidwell got a third score on a 90-yard kickoff return. Payton Hayes and Brandon Stone each broke up three passes and had 13 tackles between them. Next: Friday vs. Lithia Springs (0-0)
4. (3) Irwin County (0-0-1)
Last week: Tied Early County 7-7. The game was called at halftime because of thunderstorms. It was the second consecutive season in which Irwin and Early tied 7-7. Next: Friday vs. Berrien (0-0)
5. (5) Charlton County (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Saturday vs. Manchester (0-0) at Mercer.
6. (6) Aquinas (1-0)
Last week: Beat Glenn Hills 49-6. RB/CB Chris Gates scored on a 70-yard run on the first play from scrimmage for the Irish, who scored all 49 of their points in the first half and forced two turnovers. SS/WR T.J. Smith intercepted two passes. Next: Friday vs. Prince Avenue Christian (0-0)
7. (7) Prince Avenue Christian (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Aquinas (1-0)
8. (8) Mount Paran Christian (1-0)
Last week: Beat Erwin (N.C.) 42-35. RB Taylor Trammell rushed for 212 yards on 33 carries and scored his fifth touchdown on a 20-yard run with 30 seconds left to break a 35-35 tie. Trammell also intercepted a pass and had 85 return yards. Matt Norton had 52 yards on 10 carries, and Jack Lee had 82 on eight. Garrett Harris had 13 tackles. Next: Friday vs. Whitefield Academy (0-0)
9. (9) Hawkinsville (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Bleckley County (0-1)
10. (10) Calvary Day (1-0)
Last week: Beat New Hampstead 48-12. Freshman RB Nolan Smith rushed for 89 yards and three touchdowns. Freshmen Jeremy Smith and Jalen Leary also scored touchdowns for Calvary Day. Next: Sept. 4 at Bradwell Institute (0-0)
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Region Standings: Class AAAAAA
Region 1-AAAAAA
Last week
This week*
Camden County
d. Lincoln, Fla. 48-13
vs. Dutchtown
Colquitt County
d. North Gwinnett 45-14
vs. Plant, Fla.
Lee County
d. Westover 42-7
vs. Crisp Co.
Tift County
d. Henry Co. 56-7
vs. Cook
l. to Roswell 35-8
vs. Bayside, Fla.
l. to Norcross 34-31
at Thomas Co. Central
Region 2-AAAAAA
Last week
This week
d. Berkmar 46-12
Meadowcreek (Sat., SH)
Rockdale County
d. Heritage, Con. 27-21
at Salem
Did not play
at Eastside (SH)
Did not play
vs. Mundy's Mill (TO)
Lakeside (Atlanta)
l. to Redan 28-0
vs. Osborne (A)
l. to McEachern 50-14
vs. Godby, Fla. (Sat., HS)
Region 3-AAAAAA
Last week
This week
d. South Atlanta 41-16
vs. Stone Mountain
East Coweta
Did not play
vs. Arabia Mountain
Did not play
vs. Carrollton
Did not play
vs. Miller Grove
Did not play
at Banneker
Douglas County
l. to New Manch. 29-28
at Alexander
l. to Mays 36-26
at Creekside
South Cobb
l. to Creekside 33-13
vs. Pope
Region 4-AAAAAA
Last week
This week
d. Pope 41-13
vs. Wheeler
d. Tucker 50-14
Does not play
Kennesaw Mountain
Did not play
at Sprayberry
l. to Lassiter 24-17
vs. Shiloh
l. to Etowah 54-21
at Walton
North Cobb
l. to Northside, WR 27-24
vs. North Gwinnett
North Paulding
l. to Archer 49-21
vs. East Paulding
l. to Dutchtown 35-19
at Lakeside, Atlanta (A)
Region 5-AAAAAA
Last week
This week
d. Chattahoochee 51-23
at North Forsyth
d. Marietta 54-21
at Sequoyah
d. Hillgrove 24-17
at Kell
d. Lowndes 35-8
at Centennial
d. South Gwinnett 49-17
vs. Marietta
d. Duluth 52-6
at Harrison
d. River Ridge 40-21
at Johns Creek
Did not play
vs. Alpharetta
l. to Harrison 41-13
at South Cobb
Region 6-AAAAAA
Last week
This week
South Forsyth
d. Mountain View 45-14
Does not play
Did not play
at Milton
Did not play
vs. Roswell
Habersham Central
Did not play
vs. Rabun Co.
Johns Creek
Did not play
vs. Woodstock
North Forsyth
Did not play
vs. Cherokee
Did not play
at Duluth
West Forsyth
Did not play
at Mill Creek
l. to Cherokee 51-23
Does not play
l. to Lanier 17-7
Does not play
Region 7-AAAAAA
Last week
This week
Mill Creek
d. Brookwood 42-7
vs. West Forsyth
d. Valdosta 34-31
at Brookwood
Did not play
at Newton (SH)
Collins Hill
l. to Dacula 36-22
at Central Gwinnett
l. to Wheeler 52-6
vs. Northview
Mountain View
l. to South Forsyth 45-14
vs. Parkview
North Gwinnett
l. to Colquitt Co. 45-14
at North Cobb
Peachtree Ridge
l. to Christ Presb. 35-21
at Archer (Sat.)
Region 8-AAAAAA
Last week
This week
d. North Paulding 49-21
vs. Peach. Ridge (Sat.)
d. Collins Hill 36-22
Does not play
d. McCallie, Tenn. 18-13
at Mountain View
Central Gwinnett
Did not play
vs. Collins Hill
Did not play
at Gainesville
Did not play
at Hillgrove
l. to Newton 46-12
at Buford
l. to Mill Creek 42-7
vs. Norcross
South Gwinnett
l. to Walton 49-17
Does not play
Note: All scores are courtesy of the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, Georgia Public Broadcasting and other media outlets. If a score is not accurate, it was reported incorrectly.
*All of this week's games are Friday unless noted.
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Weekend Scores
Thursday's games
Central, Carrollton 14, Bowdon 0
Columbus 37, Jordan 25
Jenkins 15, Savannah Christian 14
Friday's games
Adairsville 20, Ridgeland 13
Aquinas 49, Glenn Hills 6
Archer 49, North Paulding 21
Athens Academy 49, Glascock Co. 0
Athens Christian 31, Strong Rock 21
Beach 29, Savannah 18
Benedictine 47, GAC 44
Brantley Co. 19, Atkinson Co. 0
Brunswick 35, McIntosh Co. Acad. 12
Buford 27, Eastern Christian, Md. 20
Calvary Day 48, New Hampstead 12
Campbell 41, South Atlanta 16
Cedar Grove 36, Southwest DeKalb 0
Central, Talbotton 28, Baconton 26
Cherokee 51, Chattahoochee 23
Clinch Co. 53, Calhoun Co. 8
Crawford Co. 34, Mount Vernon 21
Creekside 33, South Cobb 13
Dacula 36, Collins Hill 22
Dalton 35, Scottsboro, Ala. 21
Darlington 20, Central Catholic, Fla. 7
Dodge Co. 42, Bleckley Co. 7
Dublin 3, Laney 0
Dunwoody 32, Clarkston 14
Dutchtown 35, Osborne 19
ELCA 35, North Florida Christian 0
Early Co. 7, Irwin Co. 7
East Paulding 17, Allatoona 10
Effingham Co. 20, Liberty Co. 14
Etowah 54, Marietta 21
Evans 49, Westside, Augusta 7
Fellowship Christian 34, Armuchee 7
Fitzgerald 48, Worth Co. 27
Greenbrier 10, Harlem 3
Harrison 41, Pope 13
Hebron Christian 21, East Jackson 13
Howard 28, Lamar Co. 19
Jefferson 19, Rabun Co. 7
Jenkins Co. 28, Montgomery Co. 0
Johnson, Gaines. 17, Madison Co. 0
Jonesboro 31, Mount Zion, Jones. 6
Kendrick 24, Stewart Co. 0
LaGrange 44, Callaway 20
Landmark 34, Christian Heritage 22
Lanier 17, Lambert 7
Lassiter 24, Hillgrove 17
Lee Co. 42, Westover 7
Lincoln Co. 41, McCormick, S.C. 6
M.L. King 20, Columbia 7
McIntosh 16, Fayette Co. 7
Metter 16, Bryan Co. 0
Miller Grove 41, Towers 7
Model 21, Lumpkin Co. 18
Monroe 11, Perry 0
Mount Paran. 42, Erwin, N.C. 35
Mount Pisgah 27, Brookstone 21
Mount Zion, Carroll 32, Temple 3
New Manchester 29, Douglas Co. 28
Newton 46, Berkmar 12
N. Augusta, SC 32, Lakeside, Evans 7
Northside, W.R. 27, North Cobb 24
Pace Academy 24, Lovett 0
Putnam Co. 20, Warren Co. 14
Randolph-Clay 42, Lanier Co. 0
Redan 28, Lakeside, Atlanta 0
Riverwood 38, Coosa 3
Rockdale Co. 27, Heritage, Con. 21
Rome 48, Villa Rica 44
Roswell 35, Lowndes 8
Sandy Creek 41, Creekview 0
Screven Co. 57, St. John's, S.C. 6
Shaw 39, Luella 14
Smiths Station, Ala. 41, A-Sumter 13
South Forsyth 45, Mountain View 14
South Paulding 14, Sprayberry 7
SE Whitfield 24, Coahulla Creek 6
Stephenson 53, Arabia Mountain 22
Stockbridge 13, Central, Ala. 7
Thomson 55, Jefferson Co. 22
Tift Co. 56, Henry Co. 7
Trion 19, Gordon Lee 7
Turner Co. 29, Terrell Co. 20
Vidalia 21, Swainsboro 0
Walton 49, South Gwinnett 17
Ware Co. 42, Brooks Co. 7
Wesleyan 56, Walker 0
West Laurens 45, Thomasville 0
Wheeler 52, Duluth 6
Woodland, Stock. 36, North Springs 7
Woodstock 40, River Ridge 21
Saturday's games
Burke Co. 20, Statesboro 7
Cambridge 41, Holy Innocents' 0
Camden Co. 48, Lincoln, Fla. 13
Carver, Co. 28, Carver, Atlanta 24
Christ Pres., Ten. 35, Peach. Ridge 21
Coffee 39, North Oconee 0
Colquitt Co. 45, North Gwinnett 14
Glynn Academy 28, Wayne Co. 14
Grady 40, Washington 13
Kell 35, Carrollton 0
Mays 36, Hughes 26
McEachern 50, Tucker 14
Mill Creek 42, Brookwood 7
Norcross 34, Valdosta 31
Northwest Whitfield 28, Ringgold 18
Parkview 18, McCallie, Tenn. 13
Tri-Cities 47, Hardaway 21
Saye It Ain't So
GHSF Daily's Chip Saye ranks the most surprising and notable games of the weekend:
1. Pace Academy 24, Lovett 0: Pace Academy was projected as a 29-point underdog by the Maxwell Ratings despite coming in ranked No. 10 in Class AA. Lovett was No. 7 in preseason but fell out of the top 10 after the loss. It was likely the most significant regular-season victory in the history of the Pace program, which began in 2008.
2. Lassiter 24, Hillgrove 17:Lassiter made a goal-line stand late in the fourth quarter to preserve its first victory on the field since 2013. Lassiter officially was 1-9 last season, but the win was the result of a Walton forfeit from a game the Raiders won 59-16. Lassiter gave up 47.1 points per game in 2014 and lost to Hillgrove 47-35.
3. East Paulding 17, Allatoona 10: New East Paulding coach Jon Lindsey had a successful debut at a program that reached the playoffs six times in seven years before slumping to 4-6 last season. Allatoona won 27-21 in last year's meeting to start a 13-game winning streak that ended in the state semifinals. East is 3-1 against Allatoona all-time.
4. Jenkins 15, Savannah Christian: Jenkins' GodGreat Setoh kicked the first field goal of his career, a game-winning 33-yarder with 20 seconds remaining. Jenkins had missed both of its extra-point attempts, including one kick and one two-point try. Savannah Christian won 23-7 in the teams' season-opener in 2014.
5. Corky Kell blowouts: The seven teams ranked this week that participated in Corky Kell Classic had an easier-than-expected time of it in their openers, with five of the games ending with a running clock. The only close game was Norcross's 34-31 victory over Valdosta. The average margin of victory in the seven games was 29.9 points, up from 15.7 last season.