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Top performances from Week 12: Players who came up big in the big games

Top five

*Chapel Hill RB Tyre' Shelton rushed for 415 yards and scored five touchdowns on 25 carries in a 38-26 victory over Cedartown in a game that decided the final playoff qualifier out of Region 5-AAAA. Shelton's TD runs covered 60, 73, 36, 63 and 42 yards. His 415 rushing yards are tied for 10th all-time for a single game in Georgia.

*Etowah RB Tyray Devezin rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries in a 41-0 victory over Lassiter. Devezin also caught a 37-yard TD pass and started on defense in the secondary.

*Heritage (Conyers) QB Caleb Pruitt Jr. was 31-of-52 passing for 443 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-23 victory over Evans in a game that decided the Region 3-AAAAAA championship. Heritage, 1-9 last season, is a region champion for the first time since 2011, and second in history, under first-year coach Corey Johnson.

*Liberty County QB Jaalon Frazier threw six TD passes and rushed for 137 yards in a 56-46 victory over Pierce County in a game that decided the Region 2-AAA championship. Frazier was 14-of-24 passing for 320 yards. The region title is Liberty County's first. Frazier is the Your Custom Printz state player of the week.

*Rabun County QB Bailey Fisher passed for 302 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 128 yards and two scores in a 55-14 victory over Monticello. Fisher completed 23 of 28 passes to seven receivers.

Best of the rest

*Alexander RB Daetrich Harrington rushed for 106 yards on 22 carries and had four receptions for 105 yards in a 49-42 victory over Douglas County. WR Justin Hall had 11 receptions for 103 yards and two touchdowns and 110 yards in returns.

*Bainbridge RB Dameon Pierce rushed for 257 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries in a 24-21 victory over Warner Robins.

*Banks County WR Bryce Bennett scored two receiving touchdowns and one rushing touchdown and threw a 63-yard TD pass in a 43-29 victory over Elbert County. Bennett had 142 yards receiving and 22 rushing on six touches. The victory gave Banks County its first home playoff game and winning season since 2011.

*Blessed Trinity FS Harrison Weltlich had seven tackles, two pass breakups and an interception in a 34-13 victory over West Hall in a game that decided the Region 7-AAAA championship.

*Carver (Columbus) QB Romello Kimbrough was 13-of-19 passing for 261 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-13 victory over Hardaway. Kimbrough rushed for 125 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries.

*Cedar Grove LB Dezmond Harris had 10 tackles, three for losses, and a sack in a 47-7 victory over Redan.

*Charlton County ATH Raykwon Anderson scored touchdowns on a kickoff return (82 yards), punt return (45 yards), interception return (25 yards) and a pass reception (4 yards) in a 44-16 victory over Lanier County. Anderson, a sophomore, finished with 274 all-purpose yards.

*Cherokee DB Justin Weathers had 14 tackles, two for losses, and forced two fumbles in a 20-14 loss to Roswell. DB Brendan Kenney intercepted a pass and returned a fumble 47 yards for a touchdown.

*Cook RB Brandon Doe rushed for 147 yards on 26 carries and became the state's first 2,000-yard rusher this season (2,014) in a 24-14 victory over Monroe.

*Crisp County DL Quay Walker had two sacks and three other tackles for losses in a region-clinching 28-20 victory over Worth County.

*Dalton QB J.P. Tighe was 16-of-23 passing for 306 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-22 victory over Allatoona.

*Eastside DT Spurgeon Gaither had two tackles for losses, a blocked punt and a 35-yard return of a fumble for a touchdown in 34-0 victory over North Clayton.

*Grayson LB Breon Dixon had six tackles, one for a loss, a sack, a QB pressure and an interception return for a touchdown in a 45-3 victory over South Gwinnett.

*Greater Atlanta Christian QB Davis Mills was 18-of-27 passing for 327 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-7 victory over Dawson County.

*Habersham Central QB Cole Wilbanks was 20-of-28 passing for 289 yards and four touchdowns, three to Trey Hurt, in a 28-23 victory over Rockdale County.

*Hardaway RB Marco Lee rushed for 269 yards on 21 carries and scored on a 77-yard run in a 33-13 loss to Carver of Columbus.

*Heard County PK Trey Wiggins made field goals of 30, 34 and 27 yards in a 16-13 victory over Spencer. His 27-yarder in overtime was the difference.

*Johns Creek QB Zach Gibson was 14-of-17 passing for 202 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-7 victory over Dunwoody. Gibson also scored two touchdowns. The victory clinched Johns Creek's first-ever region championship.

*Johnson County QB Brooks Norton was 14-of-19 passing for 231 yards and four touchdowns in a 54-36 victory over Hancock Central.

*Lee County DB Otis Reese had 10 tackles, two for losses, a sack and a forced fumble in a 31-20 victory over Coffee.

*Metter QB Shamel Johnson, playing his first game at quarterback, rushed for 282 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries in a 28-21 loss to Bacon County.

*Montgomery County QB Kris Daniels was 12-of-23 passing for 143 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 127 yards and a score in a 33-28 victory over Mount de Sales. Montgomery County, winless in 2015, won its last four games to finish 4-6.

*Mount Paran Christian FS Bo Stallings had nine solo tackles, five assists, three big hits, three "nasties," one caused fumble and a pass breakup in a 24-22 victory over Darlington.

*Mount Pisgah Christian QB Jacob Cendoya was 22-of-37 passing for 341 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in a 57-39 loss to Trion.

*Parkview RB/WR Malik Washington rushed for 109 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries and caught nine passes for 141 yards and a touchdown in a 67-43 victory over Central Gwinnett. Caleb Mitchellpassed for 438 yards.

*Riverdale WR/S Greg White had four catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns and intercepted two passes while playing defense for the first time in a 27-22 loss to Griffin.

*Thomson SS Zack Johnson had 10 tackles, three sacks, a fumble recovery, two tackles for losses and a blocked punt in a 49-7 victory over Richmond Academy.

*Tucker DE Antonio Showers had six solo tackles, two sacks, two other tackles for losses and five QB pressures in a 31-0 victory over Stephenson.

*Walnut Grove DE Javarious Phillips had 15 tackles, five for losses, and three QB pressures in a 25-18 victory over Cedar Shoals.

Lines of distinction

*Cambridge's offensive line of Jack McCann, Neehar Gandhi, Walker Peed, Hunter Dean, Kasra Bojnordi and Adam Craine were integral in the Bears' 491 yards of total offense (332 rushing, 159 passing) in a 50-25 victory over North Atlanta. Feature back Kaelin Byrd rushed for 190 yards on 14 carries.

*Chapel Hill's offensive line of RT Cameron Holmes, RG Jermaine Anderson, C Tyus Wynn, LG Taylor Thornton, LG Michael Sims and LT Broddie Sorenson paved the way for Tyre' Shelton's 415 rushing yards and five TDs in a 38-26 victory over Cedartown that clinched Chapel Hill's first playoff berth since 2013.

*Luella's offensive line of LT Scott Polovitch, LG Josh Jones, C Jordan Blanton, RG Colton Dillingham and RT Xavier Burden blocked for a school-record 366 yards rushing in a 48-34 victory over Henry County. Latrell Murray rushed for 188 yards, and Chaz Mayfield ran for 165 yards.

*Parkview’s offensive line of Colin Taliaferro, P.J. Weltch, Justin Triplet, Anthony McClellan, Sinan Virani, Braelen Marshall and Jonathan Adams paved the way for 831 yards in total offense in a 67-43 victory over Central Gwinnett. Parkview passed for 438 yards and rushed for 393

*Screven County's offensive line of OT Derrick Arnett, OG Davien Perry, C Stephen Thompson, OG Justin Knox, OT Kameron Kirkland and TE Lewis Wallace helped their team rush for 317 yards in a 49-34 victory over Jefferson County in a Region 4-AA championship game.

*Spalding's offensive line of Chris Andrews, Drew Meeks, Dontavious Ogletree, Matterson Fletcher, Dylan Prince and Slade Gregory led the way for 387 Yards rushing and 134 passing in a 44-33 victory over Upson-Lee. Kelvin Johnson (149), Naricuss Driver (126) and A.J. Moses (115) each went over 100 yards rushing.

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