Class AAAAA roundup

Compiled by Score Atlanta

This post will be updated as the evening progresses.

Alexander 40, Hiram 35: Visiting Hiram could not hold on to a fourth-quarter lead in a back-and-forth affair. Hiram found success running the ball in totaling 224 yards. Alexander led 31-21 at the half. The Hornets managed to take the lead in the fourth at 35-34, but three turnovers proved costly. The Cougars were led by Baylor Whitfield, who went 18 of 25 for 230 yards and three touchdowns. Isaac Zico was Whitefield’s main target catching six balls for 104 yards and two scores.

Allatoona 28, New Manchester 7: Josh Bettistea rushed for a 7-yard touchown and Connor Lawson tossed a touchdown pass to Zach Nichols to give host Allatoona a 14-0 halftime lead. Nichols converted a third-and-26 with a leaping catch at the 1-yard line and Allatoona punched it in to take a 21-0 lead. New Manchester found the endzone with 10:25 left and recovered an onside kick, but Allatoona’s John Njuguna intercepted the Jaguars at the 5-yard line to extinguish the comeback.

Carver-Atlanta 32, Creekside 29: Creekside lost a tough game on the road after a sloppy game that saw eight turnovers. The Seminoles forced three interceptions, but turned the ball over five times. Jarrod Stanley, Robert Cattladge, and Austin Shotwell all picked off passes for the Creekside defense. Felix Harper tossed two touchdowns to Myles Clark in the losing effort. Creekside had a chance to tie the game with three minutes remaining but Chizco Alejandre was unable to convert a 25-yard field goal.

Creekview 34, Woodland-Bartow 0: Host Creekview took a 14-0 lead after quarterback Kyle Wilkie ran seven yards for a score followed by a three-yard touchdown pass to Dawson Ewers. Running back B.J. Smith increased the lead in the second half with two rushing scores. Trevor Kolb scored his first touchdown of the season for Grizzlies, following a Smith fumble, on a 45-yard run. Wilkie completed 11-of-19 passing for 225 yards with a touchdown while rushing for 89 yards as the Creekview offense totaled 520 yards of offense.

Drew 54, Morrow 12: Drew's Marquis Terry scored three rushing touchdowns in a romp of Morrow. Terry scored on runs of 33, 35 and 7 yards. Quarterback Joseph Newman completed two touchdown passes of 40 and 45 yards to Bryson Duckworth. Newman also completed a 37-yard pass to Quarterman Sloan. The score was 22-6 at half. The third quarter highlight was a 70-yard interception return by Drew's Angelo Reid. Deveall McClendon added a 12-yard rush and with three touchdowns in the third quarter, Drew put the game out of reach.

Houston County 51, Cross Creek 6: Houston County scored six touchdowns in the first half in their win against Cross Creek. Houston County's Kenny Gant scored rushing touchdowns of five and eight yards. Quarterback Jake Fromm passed for three touchdowns, an 11-yard pass to Darion Anderson, a 31-yard pass to Jaylen Searcy and an 8-yard pass to Kenny Gant. It was Gant's third touchdown of the game. Darion Anderson added another touchdown on a 77-yard punt return. Kicker Jordan Strevig of Houston County was perfect on extra points and added a 26-yard field goal in the fourth to put away the game.

Parkview 42, Berkmar 3: Jack Chambers was 16-for-28 passing for 149 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 116 yards and two scores for visiting Parkview. The Panthers, who led 14-3 at halftime, got eight receptions for 67 yards and an 11-yard score from Tyler Fleetwood. Cameron Watson and Deion Slade scored on the ground, and Segree Shettleworth caught a touchdown pass from backup quarterback Caleb Mitchell.

Southwest DeKalb 9, Miller Grove 7: A second-half safety proved to be the difference in Southwest DeKalb’s Homecoming win over Miller Grove. The Panthers’ Mario Alston scored a second-quarter rushing touchdown to erase a 7-0 deficit and make it a tie game going into halftime. Abdurrahaman Yasin had two interceptions to help the Panthers hang on for victory. The contest ended with a potential winning field goal by Miller Grove that was blocked by Southwest DeKalb.

Sprayberry 31, Cambridge 7: Rodrigo Blankenship kicked a 51-yard field goal to give host Sprayberry a 3-0 halftime lead. The Yellow Jackets managed just 43 yards of offense in the first half, but exploded in the second half with 294 yards. Rakeem Myricks rushed for a Sprayberry touchdown in the third quarter before Cambridge got on the board with a 31-yard touchdown pass from Brian Moore to Hunter Smith. Jon Palmer found Andrew Pereira for a 25-yard touchdown pass to make it 17-7 heading into the final quarter. Myricks rushed for his second score from 22 yards out in the fourth and Tre Sermon ran in a 12-yard Sprayberry touchdown to make it a 31-7 lead.

Starr's Mill 42, McIntosh 7: Starr's Mill's Stone Kasten threw three touchdown passes to give the Panthers the win over crosstown-rival McIntosh. Kasten completed passes of 69 yards to Satchel Goodrich, 51 yards to Dion Munerlyn and 15 yards to Garrett Houston. The Panthers also got a touchdown from Rico Frye on a 2-yard carry. McIntosh's only score was a 29-yard pass from Duke Kinamon to Taylor Casterline late in the third quarter. Starr's Mill responded with a 85-yard kick return by Dion Munnerlyn to put away the game.

Stephenson 54, Dunwoody 7: Dunwoody scored a touchdown on the opening drive of the game when running back Tyler Scales scored from two yards out. Stephenson led 21-7 after the first quarter and 48-7 at the half. The visiting Jaguars rushed for 415 yards and had six different players score touchdowns. Scales starred in the loss for the Wildcats, with 114 rushing yards. Dunwoody mustered just three passing yards and 113 yards of total offense.

Villa Rica 27, Lithia Springs 20: The visiting Wildcats blocked a potential go-ahead extra point in the fourth quarter and later scored with six minutes left to ice the game. Villa Rica totaled 421 yards. Marquis McPhal carried 23 times for 156 yards and one score. His 25-yard run halfway through the fourth gave the Wildcats the lead. Kris Ballinger scored on a 50-yard run and a 26-yard reception. Jaylon Cox had 88 yards rushing and one score. Terrence Boykin and Sean Hardeman both collected interceptions.