Class AAAAAA roundup

Compiled by Score Atlanta

Archer 42, Berkmar 3: Gabe Tiller was 6-of-8 passing for 135 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for two short scores in host Archer’s rout. Jamyest Williams also had two touchdowns on the ground, and Randy Nails led the team in rushing with 102 yards on 12 carries. Tiller found Kyle Davis for a touchdown in the first half, and his final pass was a 58-yard touchdown to Aramis Bryant early in the third quarter to make it 35-3. Archer led 28-0 after the first quarter.

Cherokee 42, Woodstock 21: Spencer Ashley had 430 yards passing and four touchdowns, including two to Andrew Harris, who led host Cherokee with 10 receptions for 203 yards receiving. Brittain Brown had 97 yards rushing and a touchdown to go along with 80 yards receiving and a score, and Montrell Washington had a receiving touchdown as well. Vance Taylor added a 25-yard rushing score for the Warriors, who led just 21-14 at the half.

Colquitt County 45, Lowndes 27: Colquitt County rushed for 156 yards and five touchdowns and passed for 164 while causing three Lowndes turnovers. Packers running back Sihiem King has three rushing scores and totaled 148 yards on 23 carries. Quarterback Chase Parrish completed 14 of 23 passes for 151 yards. Zay Lewis had two interceptions for Colquitt. The Vikings rushed for 192 yards led by Dezmon Copeland's 92.

Dacula 20, Central Gwinnett 10: C.J. Mayes rushed for 125 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown and he returned an interception 55 yards for a score to build host Dacula's early lead. The undefeated Falcons took a 7-0 edge on a Azeem Cooper 48-yard interception return for a touchdown. Mayes’ interception return and 65-yard touchdown run also came in the opening quarter and gave Dacula its 20-3 lead. Central Gwinnett connected on a 22-yard field goal by Ricky Ortiz in the first quarter and scored its touchdown on a 1-yard run by Eric Forrest in the fourth quarter.

Douglas County 46, Newnan 30: Host Douglas County survived a career night from Newnan’s J.K. Britt and came away with their second win of the season. Britt scored the first of his five touchdowns on a 61-yard run. The Tigers took the lead on a 45-yard trick play to go up 11-6. A punt return helped put Douglas County up 26-6. Britt then scored three times to close the gap to 26-24 at the half. The Cougars could not solve Douglas County’s offense in the second half. Malik Oliver and Emrik Foster helped lead the way on the ground for the Tigers. Britt’s final score of the night cut the lead to 39-30 with 10:15 remaining, but the Cougars were unable to get any closer.

Grayson 42, South Gwinnett 0: The host Rams received a strong performance on defense, holding South Gwinnett to minus-27 yards rushing and 76 yards passing while forcing three fumbles. Cameryn Brent led the Grayson offense with 90 yards rushing with two touchdowns while Andrew Hayes joined in with 63 yards and a rushing touchdown. Grayson quarterback Chase Brice completed 9-of-15 passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns. The Rams totaled 248 yards of offense in the contest.

Hillgrove 28, North Cobb 7: Host Hillgrove held North Cobb to just 59 total yards of offense through the first three quarters and outgained the Warriors 545-290. Matt Wilson threw two touchdown passes on 12-of-25 passing for 252 yards. Bingo Long hauled in a 65-yard Wilson touchdown pass that gave Hillgrove a 7-0 lead and Marcus Bowens caught the second touchdown from 14 yards out to put the Hawks up 14-0 at the half. Hillgrove rushed for 293 yards and was led by Sonny Harris, who accounted for a game-high 156 rushing yards on 21 carries. Eric Montgomery punched in two Hawks touchdowns. North Cobb scored with 5:12 left on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Queen to Devin Granville.

Lee County 24, Tift County 21: Quarterback Garet Morrell completed two touchdown passes of 51 and 88 yards to sophomore Tray Eafford to lift Lee County past Tift County. Lee County had 319 yards of offense, 129 rushing and 190 passing. Tift County had 292 yards offense, 86 yards rushing and 206 yards passing. Tift County quarterback Tajhea Chambers completed touchdown passes of 19 yards to Tyberus Polk and 27 yards to R.J. Merriweather. Lee County's Jamal Gardner carried the ball 13 times for 59 yards, and Willie Kelly ran seven times for 70 yards.

Lovejoy 43, Rockdale County 21: Delvin Williams’ first of two touchdown runs gave host Rockdale County a 7-0 lead before Lovejoy closed the half with five touchdowns to take a 36-14 lead. Quintarius Neely threw three touchdown passes and Kevin Morris ran for two scores to lead the Lovejoy offense. Tennessee-commit Preston Williams caught two touchdown passes and defensive tackle Jashawn Grant intercepted Kemani Pittman and ran it back for a 74-yard Lovejoy touchdown.

McEachern 37, Marietta 23: Indians quarterback Bailey Hockman threw for four touchdowns and 302 yards in host McEachern's Region 4-AAAAAA win. Wide receiver T.J. Rahming had a 54-yard touchdown catch while Tyler Smith had 185 receiving yards and three touchdown catches. Michael Nwagbara also scored for McEachern.

Mill Creek 63, Meadowcreek 7: The visiting Hawks scored eight times on the ground, with two touchdowns each from Malik Turner (22, 27) and Johnathan Hawkins (5, 63). Hawkins led in rushing yards with 108 and Brian Efianayi added 104 rushing yards and a 5-yard touchdown. Quarterback Daniel David rushed for a 25-yard score and threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to David Curry, and Daniel Leconte rushed for 75 yards and a 9-yard score. Bryson King was 9-for-9 on extra points.

Milton 37, Etowah 12: Milton routed visiting Etowah in a matchup between 1-loss Region 5-AAAAAA teams. Micco Brisker accounted for three touchdowns for Milton (4-1, 2-1), all in the first half, catching a 46-yard scoring pass from Austin McLeod in the first quarter and rushing for scores of 46 and 8 yards in the second quarter. The Eagles led 31-0 at halftime.

Etowah (4-2, 2-2) struck first in the second half with a touchdown, but up-man Kris Franklin countered with a 65-yard touchdown return on a high kickoff. McLeod also threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to Obe Fortune in the first quarter, and Ethan Suda made a 31-yard field goal for Milton.

North Paulding 49, Harrison 35: The Wolfpack traveled into Hoyas territory and never trailed. North Paulding raced out to a quick 7-0 lead, but Harrison answered quickly to knot it at 7. The Wolfpack scored on a Kyle Banks 92-yard bomb to regain the lead 14-7. Harrison struggled to stop the explosive offense led by Banks in the first half, limping into the break down 35-14. The Hoyas managed to rally and make it a 1-score game heading into the fourth quarter at 35-28. After another North Paulding score, Harrison cut the lead back to 42-35 with six minutes remaining. The Wolfpack iced the game with four minutes left to seal it 49-35.

Peachtree Ridge 49, Duluth 6: The Lions rolled in Duluth behind quarterback Chance Thrasher, Na’ceem Antenor and Malik Staples. Peachtree Ridge led 28-0 at the half. Duluth scored its only points late in the fourth quarter. In the last three games, Peachtree Ridge has outscored its opponents 168-12.

Pope 44, Walton 36: A Carson Day touchdown run and Brendon Johnson field goal gave Pope a 10-7 lead over host Walton after the opening quarter. Two Ben Cohen touchdown runs and a Day touchdown catch fueled Pope's 31-21 halftime lead. Josh White ran for a Walton touchdown and threw four touchdown passes to Sam Letton. A Joshua Lowe touchdown reception extended Pope’s lead to 38-21 in the third quarter and Day’s third touchdown pushed it to 44-28.

South Cobb 42, Pebblebrook 21: Visiting South Cobb led 35-21 in the third after quarterback Malik Carter tossed a 14-yard strike to Kalil Shaw. Host Pebblebrook responded by driving down to the Eagles' 5-yard line until an interception at the goal line by South Cobb's Terry Davis was returned to midfield. The Eagles would take advantage when Carter passed for his third touchdown of the game on a 20-yard pass to Dorquincy Jordan increase their lead to 42-21, which became the final. Carter recorded 444 yards of total offense, included 234 on the ground, and five total touchdowns. South Cobb's leading receiver was Kalil Shaw, who caught four passes for 59 yards and two scores.

Valdosta 13, Camden County 10: Kevon Brewington gave visiting Camden County a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 42-yard touchdown run. Valdosta connected on two Brendan Goodson field goals before Camden County extended the lead to 10-6 with a field goal right before the half. Tim McClain ran for a 2-yard touchdown to give Valdosta a 13-10 lead. Camden County had the ball past midfield with 38 seconds left and two timeouts but Valdosta’s defense held.

Westlake 35, East Coweta 0: Visiting East Coweta was handed its first loss of the season. Westlake's Jorden Thomas kicked off the scoring on a 1-yard run with 5:25 left in the first. The Lions got their second score on a Nigel Warrior 25-yard punt block return. Ronnie Blackmon returned a fumble 44 yards for a score to go up 21-0. Thomas added on two more 1-yard scores and totaled three on the night.

Wheeler 28, Roswell 13: Visiting Wheeler took a 14-7 lead on an Elijah Brown fumble recovery for a touchdown, one of six turnovers forced by the Wildcats. Roswell cut the lead to 14-13 with James Whitaker’s touchdown pass to Mechane Slade and a missed extra point. Wheeler’s Jacoby Green tallied a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown and a 50-yard rushing touchdown to ice the game.