Host Marist took a 42-6 lead at the half and closed out Chestatee with a 56-13 win to improve its record to 6-0. Marist forced a 3-and-out on Chestatee’s opening possession and senior quarterback Connor Cigelski took the War Eagles’ first snap for a rushing touchdown. After the Marist defense forced another Chestatee punt, Cigelski found Thomas Rollauer for a passing score, giving Marist a 12-0 lead off of just two offensive snaps. Cigelski rumbled in a 63-yard touchdown to make it 18-0 with 7:24 still left in the opening quarter. Rollauer intercepted Chestatee to set up a Richard Bowen field goal before Cigelski closed out the quarter with his third rushing touchdown. Cigelski threw a touchdown pass to Matthew Houghton just before the half to account for his fifth score of the game, and teammates Lincoln Parker, Matthew Dunmon and Andrew Mannelly each rushed for Marist touchdowns in the victory.
Cairo quarterback Robert Matthew Peters opened the scoring with a 52-yard rushing touchdown and also found Marquii Lovejoy (47 yards) and Johnathan Herring (40 yards) for touchdown passes to lead the Syrupmakers past host Columbus 39-0. Tequan Lattimore returned a blocked field goal 80 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, and Cairo forced a safety on a bad snap that made it 22-0 with 1:55 left in the first half. Tay Solomon fielded the ensuing kick and returned it 78 yards for a touchdown to increase the lead to 29-0. Noah Jones provided the game’s final points on a 38-yard field goal with 4:36 left in the third quarter.