Class AAAA roundup

Compiled by Score Atlanta

Columbia 55, Stone Mountain 0: Antonio Manson had 12 carries for 160 yards for host Columbia en route to a thrashing of Stone Mountain. Quarterback Andre Brown threw two touchdowns to secure a 35-0 lead at the half. Clemson commit Shadell Bell scored a rushing touchdown to open the third quarter and lifted the score to 42-0. Host Columbia would score two more rushing touchdowns to clinch the Eagles' second win of the season.

Eagle’s Landing 16, Jonesboro 8: Antonio Gibson gave visiting Eagle’s Landing a 6-0 lead with an 85-yard punt return for a touchdown in the opening quarter. After a successful 2-point conversion, the Eagles extended the lead to 16-0 before the half with a 7-yard touchdown pass from George McDonald to Aaron Dore and another successful conversion. Jonesboro had a kickoff return for a touchdown called back for a penalty in the second half but finally got on the board with an interception return for a touchdown. Eagle’s Landing had three turnovers in a span of four possessions in the second half, but the Eagles' defense was able to hold the Jonesboro offense scoreless.

Locust Grove 48, Pike County 19: Cameron Maddox scored on a quarterback sneak and added three touchdown passes to lift visiting Locust Grove. Champ Leddon also had a four-touchdown performance with a pair of touchdown runs and receptions. Pike County’s Tra Taylor cut the deficit to 13-7 at the end of the first quarter with a touchdown run but Aubry Payne’s touchdown reception put Locust Grove back up 20-7 before the half. Grant Jones scored twice in the second half and cut the Locus Grove's lead to 34-19 but Edwin Irby eventually ran in the Wildcats' final score.

Marist 30, Arabia Mountain 0: Marist running back Ian Gipson rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns. The host War Eagles ran for 306 yards and totaled 342 yards of offense. Arabia Mountain was held to 83 yards and the ground, but managed 194 through the air. Joey Gogol opened the scoring in the first quarter on a 29-yard field goal. Gipson and Spencer Taylor rushed for touchdowns in the second quarter to extend Marist's lead to 17-0 at the half. Gipson tacked on another score in the third period and Michael Addicks closed out the scoring in the final period on a 16-yard scamper.

St. Pius 38, Lithonia 7: Host St. Pius earned its first win of the season as Dalton Wilson ran wild scoring three touchdowns. Lawson Cooper started the rushing attack scoring on a 31-yard touchdown run. Wilson then added touchdown runs of 15 and a six yards. St. Pius led 31-0 at the half. Lithonia’s Rob Hatchet connected with Oral Varcciann for a 58-yard touchdown in the fourth for the Bulldogs only score of the night. The Golden Lions produced 341 yards of offense in the win, while Lithonia totaled 310 yards.

Sandy Creek 31, Newnan 14: Ole Miss-commitment Eric Swinney was too difficult to handle as he rumbled for three touchdowns for visiting Sandy Creek. Swinney’s first visit to the end zone was with 7:35 remaining in the first. Darryel Hines scored for Newnan to make it 7-7 after a Frankie Williams interception. The Patriots led 14-7 at the half. The defense took control in second half tallying an interception and blocked field goal to extend the Patriots' lead to 31-7.

White County 31, Pace Academy 17: Max Taylor rushed nine times for 175 yards and a touchdown to lead host White County past Pace Academy. Included in Taylor’s performance was a 94-yard run, at the end of which he was pulled down on the 1-yard line. The Warriors trailed 10-9 at halftime, but eventually overcame the Knights in part thanks to Maurice Sutton and A.J. Vandiver. Sutton carried 11 times for 120 yards and scored on an 82-yard jaunt. He also had two interceptions on defense. Vandiver had 14 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown.