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Top performances from Week 11: Peach, Pepperell backs near 300 yards

Top five

*Mill Creek LB Tyler Voyles had 11 tackles and two sacks and forced a fumble in a 30-0 victory over Norcross.

*Peach County RB Keyshawn Lowe rushed for 295 yards and six touchdowns on 30 carries in a 49-16 victory over Westside of Macon.

*Pepperell RB/OLB Devyn Collins rushed for 296 yards and three touchdowns on 46 carries in a 28-21 victory over Cedartown. Collins also recovered two fumbles on defense and returned one for a touchdown.

*Sprayberry PK/P Rodrigo Blankenship made a school-record 55-yard field goal, kicked all three of his kickoffs for touchbacks and averaged 53.0 yards on four punts in a 14-10 loss to Kell. On one punt, from his 37-yard line, he retrieved a snap over his head, punted it 80 yards from where he recovered it (for 48 yards net) to the Kell 15.

*Pierce County QB Stetson Bennett was 23-of-35 passing for 396 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-36 victory over Dodge County. He scored two touchdowns on sneaks after receivers were tackled on the 1-yard line.

Lines of distinction

*Central-Macon's defensive line of DE Quint Nash, DT Chandler King, DE Stephen Parker and NG Javius Johnson combined for seven sacks and blocked a punt in a 37-21 victory over Rutland.

*Kennesaw Mountain's offensive line of C Daniel Turner, G Aaron Agnant, G Donald Marke, T David White, T Zack Edgar and TE Brian Piejak opened the door for 499 rushing yards in a 44-20 victory over Marietta. RB A.J. Malone rushed for 289 yards and five touchdowns on 30 carries.

*Lumpkin County's offensive line of T Jacoby Jackson, T Steven Bowen, G Ben Brown, G Caleb Fields, C Garrett Gray, TE Zack Samples and TE Taylor Miller blocked for RB Gunner Wood's 173 yards rushing and QB Zack Matthews' 133 yards rushing and four touchdowns in a 42-19 victory over Dawson County.

*Pickens' offensive line of LT Ryan Evans, LG Zach Betts, C Cortlin Norton, RG John Holbert, RT Tyler Austin, TE Bradley Ragano and TE Walker Lawrence blocked for 248-yard rusher Marcus Byrd and 193-yard rusher Shannon Brooks in a 42-19 victory over Gilmer. Brooks is the state's leading rusher with 2,043 yards and 32 touchdowns.

*Swainsboro's offensive line of T Lavonte Boston, G Isaiah McCoy, C Aaron Martin, G Jackson Edenfield and T Tybo Gardner led the way for 400 rushing yards in a 34-28 victory over Metter. FB Timothy Stanford rushed for 193 yards, and RB Terry Buley ran for 109. Swainsboro did not attempt a pass in the game.

*Whitewater's offensive line of LT Caleb Martinez, LG Coey Gates, C Cole Raines, RG Jack Garrison and RT Reggie McEddy paved the way for 374 yards rushing and four touchdowns in a 31-28 victory over Woodward Academy. Christian Wafford ran for 137 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries.

Best of the rest

*Arabia Mountain RB Jeff Lowe rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries in a 26-21 victory over Grady.

*Archer LB Frank Finch had five tackles and two QB hurries and recovered two fumbles in a 24-10 victory over Dacula.

*Colquitt County QB Chase Parrish was 23-of-29 passing for 314 yards and two touchdowns in a region-clinching 62-21 victory over Tift County.

*Columbia QB Andre Brown was 13-of-15 passing for 265 yards and four touchdowns in a 50-6 victory over Chamblee. He also returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown.

*Drew QB Joseph Newman was 15-of-23 passing for 227 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 131 yards on 10 carries in a 49-13 victory over McIntosh.

*Emanuel County Institute RB Michael Sutton rushed for 220 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in a 40-18 victory over Montgomery County.

*Fitzgerald LB Michael Jackson had 19 tackles and a fumble recovery in a 49-21 victory over Berrien.

*First Presbyterian RB Jam Morris rushed for 129 yards on five carries, caught three passes for 94 yards and scored five touchdowns in a 55-28 victory over Twiggs County.

*Gainesville RB Mike Byrd rushed for 139 yards on 26 carries and had 29 yards receiving in a 20-7 victory over Loganville.

*Houston County RB Kenny Grant rushed for 226 yards and four touchdowns in a 50-24 victory over Evans.

*Jenkins RB Arkeem Byrd rushed for 196 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in a 28-12 victory over Johnson of Savannah.

*Jones County DT Torezz Finney had six tackles, three assists, three sacks and a forced fumble in a 40-7 victory over Richmond Academy.

*Lambert RB Trevor O'Brien rushed for 306 yards on 36 carries in a 20-9 victory over Chattahoochee.

*M.L. King QB Robert Pritchett rushed for 270 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries in a 41-13 victory over Dunwoody.

*Macon County QB K'hari Lane was 8-for-14 passing for 273 yards and five touchdowns - all in the first half - of a 65-0 victory over Putnam County.

*Mary Persons RB/DB Keri Brown rushed for 79 yards, returned a kickoff for a touchdown and had seven tackles in a 55-21 victory over Baldwin.

*McEachern QB Bailey Hockman was 17-of-30 passing for 257 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-17 victory over Harrison. Hockman has 27 TD passes on the season.

*Milton WR Obe Fortune had four caches for 122 yards and a touchdown and scored on a 49-yard run in a 35-7 victory over Pope.

*Model RB Nakyle Watkins rushed for 286 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-7 victory over Gordon Lee.

*Montgomery County RB/LB Paul Lagrant rushed for 156 yards on 29 carries and scored touchdowns rushing, receiving and returning a kickoff. He had five tackles and forced two fumbles on defense.

*Mount Paran Christian RB Dorian Walker rushed for 163 yards and four touchdowns on just seven carries in a 48-20 victory over Mount Zion (Carroll).

*Mount Pisgah Christian DT Blake Smith had eight tackles, three for losses of 21 yards, two sacks and a fumble recovery and return of 33 yards for a touchdown in a 44-6 victory over Whitefield Academy.

*North Cobb QB Tyler Queen had 225 yards passing and three touchdowns and 123 yards rushing and a touchdown in a 49-14 victory over North Paulding.

*Prince Avenue Christian RB Jonah Doster had 373 all-purpose yards in a 49-10 victory over Lakeview Academy. He had 181 yards rushing on 11 carries, 123 yards receiving on two catches, returned a punt 20 yards and a kickoff 49 yards. Tyson Herron was 5-of-7 passing for 189 yards and three touchdowns.

*Rockdale County RB Devin Williams rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries, caught five passes for 69 yards and returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown in a 42-17 victory over Alcovy.

*Sandy Creek DL Tristan Mann had 10 solo tackles, two for losses, in a 16-0 victory over Carrollton, which had not been shut out since 2003.

*Stratford Academy RB O'Showen Williams rushed for 160 yards and scored five touchdowns in a 45-16 victory over Wilkinson County.

*Southeast Whitfield QB Will Swantic was 9-of-15 passing for 124 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-20 victory over Ridgeland. DE Britt Hasty had five tackles for losses and forced two fumbles. The win was the first over Ridgeland since 2002 and clinched Southeast's first winning season since 1986.

*South Paulding RB Kam Watts rushed for 228 yards and five touchdowns in a 32-14 victory over Alexander.

*Telfair County QB/CB Tyrone Taylor rushed for 221 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries and made five tackles on defense in a 30-20 victory over Lanier County.

*Tucker RB Delvin Weems rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-12 victory over Lovejoy.

*Union County LB/RB Chase Barnett rushed for 198 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries and had 10 solo tackles and five assists on defense in a 42-27 victory over Riverside Military.

*Valdosta LB Todd Bradley had 10 solo tackles, seven assists, two stops for losses and a fumble recovery in a 13-10 victory over Lowndes. CB Josh Norwood forced two fumbles and intercepted a pass.

*Walnut Grove LB Scott Martin had 13 tackles, three for losses, one interception and two pass breakups in a 25-22 loss to Eastside.

*Westminster RB Isaiah Malcome rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns, one a 73-yarder, in a 27-9 victory over Washington.

*Westover QB Emory McKenzie was 15-of-24 passing for 203 yards and three touchdowns in a 29-27 overtime victory over Bainbridge. He also rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown and scored the game-winning two-point conversion.

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