Class AAAAA roundup

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Alexander 49, Chapel Hill 11: Alexander defended their home turf using a balanced offensive attack. Baylor Whitfield was 9 of 11 for 197 yards and three touchdowns. Caleb Freeman did his damage on the ground rushing for 94 yards and a touchdown. Whitfield found three different receivers for touchdowns: Torrell Graham, Leon Agee and Isaac Zico. Isaiah Casey and Conner Perry also scored via the ground. Chapel Hill struggled moving the ball totaling 74 yards passing and 38 yards rushing.

Cass 13, Forsyth Central 6: Cass broke a 6-6 tie with two minutes to play when Trevor Lowe found Walter Brown for a 29-yard touchdown pass. Cornerback Seth Hughes intercepted Forsyth Central near midfield to seal the win for host Cass. Pablo Delores brought Cass back from a 6-0 deficit with field goals in the second and fourth quarters.

Dalton 44, North Atlanta 3: Visiting North Atlanta scored the first three points of the game, but the last 44 belonged to Dalton. Payton Veraldi connected with Peter Sigmon on a long pass with 6:20 remaining in the first quarter to put Dalton ahead 7-3. The Catamounts ramped it up in the second quarter scoring on a Logan Pender 5-yard touchdown run and then a Veraldi 9-yarder. Isai Hernandez tacked on a 28-yard field goal just before the half to move Dalton ahead 24-3. Veraldi found Sigmon one more time for a 31-yard touchdown pass. Jase Chastain finished the scoring by rushing 40 yards to pay dirt.

Kell 49, Sequoyah 35: Kell saw almost all of a 27-0 first-half advantage disappear before holding on to beat host Sequoyah. Cameron Rosendahl rushed for two touchdowns and also tossed a scoring strike to Josh Blancato to lead the Longhorns. Bryson Armstrong also hauled in a touchdown pass from Blancato on a trick play. Itabari Mason added a touchdown run for Kell and Ivan Walls returned a kickoff for a score. Sequoyah got to within 41-35 in the fourth quarter before the Longhorns tacked on the game-clinching touchdown.

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.

New Manchester 33, Villa Rica 23: Visiting New Manchester downed the host Wildcats. New Manchester jumped out to a big lead and was able to hold on after a valiant Villa Rica comeback. Tim Daniel picked off a Jaguars pass early in the game for the Wildcats. New Manchester struck first with 7:25 in the first before Villa Rica's Noah Smith found Marquis McPhaul to tie the game at 7. The Jags held a 21-7 lead at the half. McPhaul added another touchdown and Tye Hill caught a touchdown from Smith late in the fourth.

Ola 29, McIntosh 14: Host Ola disposed of McIntosh after pulling away in the second half. A trick play set the tone for the Mustangs as they scored on a hook-and-ladder play. After McIntosh tied the game, Ola tackled the Chiefs' quarterback in the end zone for a safety and a 9-7 lead. Tyler Pippens and AJ Stoghill both scored first half touchdowns for the Mustangs. Ola picked off a Duke Kinamon pass in the end zone before the half to preserve a 15-7 lead. Joseph Rushing scored on a 35 yard run to push the lead to 29-14 late in the third.

River Ridge 20, North Springs 14: Tremain Carr ran for 226 yards and a touchdown for visiting River Ridge and Michael Lewis added 108 yards on the ground. Quarterback Marcus Spears had a short touchdown run in the third quarter to put River Ridge ahead for good, and a safety and a fumble recovery for a touchdown by linebacker DeAndre Salmon finished off the scoring.

South Paulding 24, East Paulding 14: South Paulding was shut out in the first half, but its offense woke up in the second to overcome host East Paulding. The Spartans took their first lead at 17-14 when Brittany Havenner kicked a 27-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and they tacked on a late touchdown for the final 10-point margin. Jake Oglesby threw a 20-yard touchdown to L.J. Pope and found James Story with a 55-yard scoring strike to lead South Paulding. Oglesby also scored on a quarterback keeper.

Sprayberry 58, Woodland-Bartow 0: Visiting Sprayberry set a school-record for most points in a game and recorded its first shutout since the 2011 season. Rakeem Myricks led with four rushing touchdowns and the Yellow Jackets accumulated 492 rushing yards off 34 carries. Trey Sermon, London Roberson and D.J. Worthy ran in Sprayberry touchdowns and senior Jason Simmons recovered a fumble for a touchdown. Rodrigo Blankenship extended Sprayberry’s 28-0 lead with a third-quarter field goal.

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