Paulding sophomore QB joins elite list
Paulding County quarterback Brantley Mauldin became the ninth player on record to pass for more than 500 yards in a game last week in a 38-35 victory over Villa Rica. Mauldin is the only sophomore ever to do it, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association.
Paulding County coach Scott Hamilton said his quarterback is a quick learner.
"Brantley is a very intelligent player," Hamilton said. "He can tell us what is going on after every series, which allows us to make adjustments on the fly during the game. Brantley also is very calm and doesn't get rattled at all."
Mauldin's performance, which gave him 1,014 yards passing in four games this season, was one of the top performances of last week.
*Callaway RB Cedric Maynard rushed for 305 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in a 42-24 victory over Troup. Maynard also caught a 15-yard pass. He surpassed 1,000 yards on the season and currently stands at 1,107.
*Darlington sophomore RB Tijai Whatley rushed for 325 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries in a 56-35 victory over Gordon Lee. He scored a fifth touchdown on a 38-yard pass reception.
*Locust Grove RB/LB Caleb Huntley rushed for 271 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in a 26-20 victory over Walnut Grove. Huntley had seven tackles, two for losses, on defense.
*Mount Paran Christian RB Taylor Trammell rushed for 346 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries in a 35-19 victory over Pinecrest Academy. He surpassed 1,000 yards on the season and currently stands at 1,110.
*Paulding County sophomore QB Brantley Mauldin was 24-of-39 passing for 505 yards with three touchdowns in a 38-35 victory over Villa Rica.
Best of the rest
*Archer RB/DB Jamyest Williams scored four touchdowns, one on a 94-yard interception return, in a 42-14 victory over Parkview. Williams had 60 yards rushing on 14 carries.
*Bainbridge RB Dameon Pierce rushed for 265 yards and five touchdowns on 27 carries in a 35-10 victory over Crisp County.
*Benedictine RB/WR Wesley Kennedy scored four touchdowns, two rushing - one receiving and one on a 58-yard punt return - in a 35-0 victory over Bryan County. Kennedy had 102 yards receiving and 50 rushing.
*Blessed Trinity RB Milton Shelton rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in a 38-3 victory over Douglass.
*Cartersville PK Jonathan Cruz kicked a school-record 51-yard field goal in a 51-6 victory over Gilmer.
*Carver (Columbus) RB Darius Love rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in a 30-3 victory over Columbus.
*Centennial RB/DB Caden Herring rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns, had 49 yards receiving, returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown and made six tackles in a 35-21 victory over Johns Creek.
*Central (Carrollton) DB Xavier Vaughn had eight tackles and two passes defended and made a touchdown-saving tackle on the 2-yard line as time expired in a 20-13 victory over Landmark Christian.
*Chattooga RB Isaiah Foster rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries and caught a 50-yard TD pass as time expired in the first half of a 44-0 victory over Armuchee.
*Elbert County RB/S Tra Barnett rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown in a 24-14 victory over Hart County.
*Gainesville DB Chris Lyles intercepted four passes and made a solo tackle in a 28-0 victory over Heritage of Conyers.
*Glynn Academy QB Deejay Dallas rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries in a 49-7 victory over Richmond Hill. Dallas, getting his first start at quarterback, was 8-of-14 passing for 118 yards and one touchdown.
*Hart County RB Trae Stowers rushed for 211 yards and one touchdown in a 24-14 loss to Elbert County.
*Jones County DE Keeron Hogan had four solo tackles, one assist, one tackle for a loss, one sack, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in a 42-7 victory over Grovetown.
*Lambert RB/SS Brian Wright rushed for 235 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries in a 42-14 victory over North Forsyth.
*Liberty County DB/ATH Richard LeCounte rushed for 102 yards, had 45 yards in receptions, returned a fumble that he forced for a 51-yard touchdown, intercepted a pass, deflected two pass attempts and made eight tackles, one for a loss, in a 12-3 victory over Wayne County.
*Mays DB Myles Reid had five solo tackles, eight assists, four stops behind the line of scrimmage and a blocked punt in a 32-4 victory over Lovejoy.
*Mill Creek LB Micah Bull had 13 solo tackles, twice that of any other player, and three assists in a 28-0 victory over North Gwinnett, the first shutout of the Bulldogs since 2009.
*Miller County linebackers G.J. Douglas and Jakobe Cooper had 10 solo tackles each in a 41-0 victory over Baconton. Douglas, a tight end, caught two passes, and Cooper, a fullback and punter, rushed for 27 yards, scored a touchdown and averaged 44 yards per punt.
*Monroe Area QB C.J. Winding rushed for 255 yards and five touchdowns on 20 carries in a 49-32 victory over Madison County. Winding had two other touchdowns nullified by penalties.
*Mundy's Mill DB Khalid Hylton had 21 solo tackles, five for losses, and broke up two passes in a 32-7 loss to Northgate.
*Northside (Columbus) RB Kalan Watts rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown and returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown in a 17-14 victory over Shaw. PK Nathan Robertson kicked a 41-yard field with nine seconds left to win it.
*Pacelli RB Dre Bowman rushed for 117 yards on 26 carries and had 80 yards receiving in a 30-8 victory over Dooly County.
*Prince Avenue Christian RB Kevon Hudson rushed for 242 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries, all in the first half, in a 45-0 victory over Hebron Christian.
*St. Pius QB Reed Egan rushed for 156 yards on eight carries and passed for 32 yards in a 28-8 victory over Grady.
*Union County WR Sam Gilbert had five receptions for 225 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-21 victory over Social Circle.
*Upson-Lee RB Quay Reviere rushed for 235 yards and four touchdowns on 33 carries in a 29-21 victory over Baldwin.
*Warner Robins RB Javian Bradford-Jackson rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries in a 42-0 victory over Richmond Academy.
*Wesleyan DB Kevin Stipe had nine tackles, returned an interception for a touchdown and broke up a pass in an 18-9 victory over then-No. 4 Pace Academy in Class AA.
*West Laurens RB Darius Bradford rushed for 232 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries in a 21-14 victory over Howard.
*Winder-Barrow sophomore QB Brock Landis, making his first start, was 20-of-41 passing for 191 yards and one touchdown in a 35-34 overtime victory over Salem. He scored three touchdowns and made an option pitch for a two-point conversion for a 28-28 tie late in regulation.
Lines of distinction
*Calhoun's offensive line of LT Jack Defoor, LG Blake Garland, C William Long, RG Drew McEntyre, RG Austin Stout and LG Noah Davenport blocked for an offense that put up 272 yards rushing and 147 passing in the first half alone of a 60-3 victory over Ringgold.
*Monroe Area's offensive line of LT Jed Meadows, LG Jordan Chapman, C Austen Hemrich, RG Brandon Samples and RT Levi Parker were instrumental in 477 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 42 attempts in a 49-32 victory over Madison County. Monroe Area had 577 yards of total offense in the game.
*Upson-Lee's offensive line of Chase Duncan, Aaron Warren, Jalik Smith, Logan Gulley and Clark Daniel blocked for 375 yards rushing in a 29-21 victory over Baldwin. The team has 1,166 yards rushing in four games.
*Westlake's offensive line of LT Wesley Solomon, LG Hershell Holliday, C Nate Williams, RG Tarveres Tate and RT Makael Khaaliq opened holes for 217 yards rushing and three touchdowns (9.0 ypc) and allowed no sacks in 19 passing attempts in a 32-7 victory over Pebblebrook.
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