Screven County 28, Douglass 20
How the game was won: CJ Wright made plays all over the field, scoring two second half touchdowns and recording a huge sack to stall Douglass’ final drive.
Top Performers: Kim Hunter scored on a 1-yard run and Armani Bunbury struck on an option keeper from 45 yards out to take a 13-0 lead. Douglass answered with a Jonathan Ford 1-yard run and a Ford 63-yard pass to Zeke Njoku on a screen to take a 14-13 lead in the third. CJ Wright scored two touchdowns to push the lead to 28-14 in favor of Screven County before a late Elrico McKenzie 1-yard touchdown.
Pepperell 35, Dodge County 14
How the game was won: Dodge County couldn’t keep pace with the Dragons, seeing a 19-7 halftime deficit grow throughout the second half.
Top Performers: Tae Hammond scored two touchdowns on the ground for the Dragons. Trevor Thomas hooked up with TJ Watkins twice, connecting on a 7-yard touchdown pass and a 40-yarder. Hunter Chastian added an 8-yard score. Dodge County’s offense came via the legs of Nick Cummings. He scored a 1-yarder and a late 84-yard dash in the fourth.
Fitzgerald 48, Rockmart 21
How the game was won: Host Fitzgerald racked up 395 yards rushing in the game and led 27-7 at halftime after giving up a score on Rockmart’s first possession.
Top performers: Quarterback James Graham had rushing touchdowns of 58 and 5 yards and a passing touchdown of 3 yards to JD King. Graham rushed 24 times for 112 yards. King was the game-high rusher with 169 yards on 15 carries, rushing for a 3-yard TD. Damian Devine had rushing scores of 6 and 5 yards, and Ethan Gordon had a 7-yard rushing score. Quay Harper and Willie Ross both had interceptions that set up scores. Markus Smith of Rockmart had 158 yards rushing and two long touchdowns on 15 carries.
Rabun County 42, Vidalia 7
How the game was won: Bailey Fisher accounted for all six Rabun County touchdowns as the Wildcats turned a 14-7 lead at the half into a blowout.
Top Performers: Bailey Fisher ran for three touchdowns (1, 6 and 21 yards) and threw for three. He hit Cole Keener on a 14-yard strike, Cal Drummond from seven yards and a fourth quarter toss to Noah Cannon. Vidalia’s lone score came on a Carson McClellan 25-yard run.
Chattooga 38, Washington County 7
How the game was won: Chattooga scored on each of its first four possessions to lead Washington County 28-7 at the half and added a touchdown in each of the final two quarters. Issac Foster ran in the Indians’ final score with less than three minutes left to clinch the blowout.
Hapeville Charter 14, Jefferson County 6
How the game was won: Hapeville took a 7-0 lead and never trailed. Jefferson County’s lone score came with an 18-yard touchdown run by Deabo McKinney before the Yellow Jackets added to the lead before a scoreless second half.
Callaway 28, Brooks County 14
How the game was won: Brooks County looked to have the advantage jumping out to a 14-0 lead. Callaway’s Jibrell Jackson had 9-yard touchdown to tie up the game in the third quarter.
Benedictine 49, Banks County 0
How the game was won: Benedictine took a 42-0 lead into halftime.
R7 #3 Chattooga 38, R3 #1 Washington County 7