Class AAAAAA roundup

Compiled by Score Atlanta

Alpharetta 31, Johns Creek 10: The host Raiders carried a 7-3 lead into the third quarter but exploded offensively, scoring 24 points in the second half as they improved to 2-1. Quarterback Austin King connected with Ryan Copeck for two touchdowns while running back Myles Smith ran for 69 yards and a touchdown. Alpharetta posted 288 total yards on offense, with 136 yards coming on the ground. Devin Mayers stood out on defense, recording two interceptions, including one that was returned for a 64-yard score. Johns Creek's only touchdown score came on a 24-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter.

Centennial 28, Lambert 21: Drew Cole, Trevor O’Brien and Hunter Shepard rushed for first-half touchdowns to give visiting Lambert a 21-0 lead. The Knights' rally began with a touchdown pass from Casen Conway to Marcus Beck as time expired before the half. Conway ran for a 7-yard touchdown to cut Lambert’s lead to 21-14 in the third quarter and tossed his second touchdown pass to Malik Muhammad to tie it at 21. Conway accounted for his fourth touchdown and ran in the game-winning score with 1:31 left in the final quarter.

Central Gwinnett 30, South Gwinnett 25: Azaviar Kufour caught a touchdown pass from Eric Forrest for the go-ahead score with a minute to play. Forrest had three touchdown passes, two to Chris Shelling, and Central Gwinnett also got a punt block and touchdown return from Nigel Adams.

Cherokee 35, Wheeler 26: Tabius Padgett put visiting Wheeler ahead 7-0 with a 60-yard touchdown run in the opening quarter. The Wildcats added big plays, including a 67-yard interception return for a score and touchdown passes of 71 and 75 yards. Cherokee opened with a Spencer Ashley touchdown pass to Colton Rozanske and then Brittain Brown took over with two touchdown runs in the second quarter, a 21-yard touchdown in the third quarter and a his fourth touchdown to ice the game and give the Warriors the 35-26 lead.

Etowah 35, Pope 20: Raishod Devezin and Robbie Knox ran for first quarter touchdowns to give host Etowah a 14-0 lead. After a scoreless second quarter and a missed Etowah field goal, Scottie Morgan rushed for a touchdown to extend the lead to 21-0. The teams traded quarterback sneaks to end the third and Brian Terry ran for a Pope touchdown to cut the deficit to 28-12 with 8:37 left. Etowah junior Vincent Riley answered with the Eagles' fifth rushing score and pushed the lead to 35-12.

Lakeside-DeKalb 42, Campbell 38: Lakeside-DeKalb scored the final 14 points of a back-and-forth thriller to edge host Campbell. The Vikings trailed 14-0 in the first quarter, 21-7 in the second, 24-14 in the third and 38-28 in the fourth. They briefly took a 28-24 lead late in the third before Campbell responded with 14 unanswered points of its own. Kelleyan Walker, who has 10 touchdowns through three weeks of this season, scored the game-winner with less than three minutes remaining. Daryl Patterson had a 41-yard fumble return for a touchdown to lead the Vikings’ defensive effort and he also set up Walker’s go-ahead score in the third quarter with an interception.

Lovejoy 27, Hillgrove 24: The host Wildcats won the game on a 21-yard field goal by Jose Perez with 12 seconds left. Lovejoy tied the game at 24 earlier in the fourth quarter on a 61-yard pass from quarterback Quintarious Neely to wide receiver Preston Williams. Hill grove led 10-7 at the half and 17-10 at the end of three quarters. Lovejoy also scored in the fourth quarter on a rack and fumble recovery by Toryan Bell. Neely scored the first Lovejoy touchdown in the second quarter on a 2-yard run.

Lowndes 45, Rockdale County 15: Vikings quarterback Austin Dixon threw for three touchdown passes on 12 of 17 passing for 154 yards. Host Lowndes led 16-7 at the half before piling on 22 third-quarter points. Dezmon Copeland rushed for 68 yards to lead Lowndes while Nathan Brantley ran for a 4-yard score and Luis Rigal rushed for two 1-yard scores. Lowndes rushed for 215 yards and held Rockdale County to 66 on the ground. Rockdale County owned the scoring in the first on a 7-yard run by Tajuan Warren.

Meadowcreek 14, Clarkston 7: Host Meadowcreek won a low-scoring defensive affair against Clarkston in the rain. The Mustangs were able to force two missed field goals in the second quarter. The Angoras struggled against the Meadowcreek pass rush as Zaire Madison tallied two sacks. Meadowcreek struck first on a Kalu Onumah 18-yard touchdown pass to Terrence Newborn. A Clarkston interception return for touchdown tied it back at 7. Onumah scored the go-ahead touchdown from 20 yards out. A Dequan Harris interception sealed it with 1:27 left.

Northview 49, North Forsyth 0: Visiting Northview moved to 3-0 for the first time in school history in convincing fashion. Quarterback D.J. Pearson threw three touchdown passes in the first half, including a 20-yard toss to Jair Anderson as time expired. Nate Phillips extended the lead to 28-0 in the third quarter with a 64-yard run and Devin Johnson added a 12-yard scamper to make it 42-0. The final Northview touchdown came on a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown by Earnest Gunn.

Pebblebrook 7, Alcovy 6: Host Pebblebrook scored the go-ahead touchdown with 4:35 left to play when Jakobe Burke threw a touchdown pass to Hakeem Bailey, and Eddie Castaneda added the extra point for the 1-point victory. The play was set up by Daniel Brown’s interception inside the Pebblebrook 10-yard line on Alcovy’s previous possession. Alcovy scored a touchdown in the first quarter, but missed the extra point.

South Forsyth 49, Habersham Central 7: Bennett Black completed a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Jones to give host Habersham Central an early 7-0 lead, but South Forsyth went on a 35-0 run to close the first half and outscored the Raiders 49-0 after the lone touchdown. Tyler LaFlamme ran in South Forsyth’s first two touchdowns and recovered a Corey Milton blocked punt for his third touchdown that gave South Forsyth a 21-7 lead. Cameron Kline opened the second half with another South Forsyth fumble recovery and touchdown that made it 42-7.

West Forsyth 23, Chattahoochee 15: Visiting West Forsyth lead 3-0 at halftime and piled it on the second half. Running back Austin Reid scored two touchdowns, including one on a 51-yard run in the third quarter while quarterback Hampton McConnell passed for another in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. West Forsyth ran for 182 yards as a team, with running back Grant Torgerson and McConnell combining for 130 yards. Chattahoochee only mustered up 105 yards of total offense and committed two turnovers in the ballgame.