Class A Blog: Highlights from Week 3

Wesleyan wins battle of Top 10s against PAC

Wesleyan went on the road and avenged three-touchdown loss last season to Prince Avenue Christian, with a 24-14 win, Friday night in Bogart. Wesleyan (3-0) went into the game ranked No. 5, while PAC was No. 3 in the private poll. 

Early on it looked as if the game would be a repeat of last season’s blowout as PAC jumped out to a 14-0 halftime lead on the strength of two touchdown passes from Brock Vandagriff to Jack Johnson (27 and 32 yards). But Wesleyan sophomore quarterback J.C. French countered with three touchdown passes in the second half to upstage the Oklahoma commit. French connected with JD Chipman on a 10-yarder and Micah Smith on a 75-yarder to tie the game in the third quarter. His 15-yarder to Andrew Van Wie on the first play of the fourth quarter put the Wolves on top for good.

Bowdon 3-0 on revenge tour

Last season, a proud Bowdon program went 1-9, after going 2-8 in 2017. But it looks Richard Findley Jr. might have things heading in the right direction in his second year season at the helm.

The Red Devils are now 3-0 after downing Monticello 24-7, Friday night. It was the third consecutive win for Bowdon over a team it lost to last season. Monticello won last season’s contest, 13-12. Last week, Bowdon avenged a 41-7 loss to rival Bremen in 2018, with a 20-7 win, and in Week 1, Bowdon’s 14-10 win over the Valwood School of the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA), was payback for last year’s 21-20 loss to the Valiants. 

After back-to-back bye weeks, Bowdon will take its revenge tour on the road to Kennesaw with the Red Devils take on North Cobb Christian. The Eagles defeated Bowdon 19-15 last season.

NCC 2-0 for second consecutive season

Speaking of North Cobb Christian, the Eagles are 2-0 for the second consecutive season after downing Walker, 27-7. NCC, No. 8 in the private poll, used a first-quarter goal line stand to seize the momentum.

The Eagles took advantage and never looked back, as they drove 89 yards in just 10 plays to take a 7-0 lead on Caleb Cannon’s 9-yard touchdown run. The game was played at Pope High School because new turf is being installed at NCC.

Pelham rolling again

Last season, Pelham was one of the state’s most high-scoring teams, averaging more than 49 points per game. 

It appears they have picked up where they left off last season, as the Hornets downed Baconton Charter 56-0. Last season the score was 57-0. Pelham was equally as impressive in Week 1 both this season and last, downing Macon County 32-6. In last year’s opener, the Hornets won 41-0.

Just like last season, Pelham is led by QB Kendrick Patterson. The senior has already thrown for nearly 500 yards and six touchdowns and run for another score. Last season, Patterson, who reportedly has offers from Georgia Tech and Tennessee, threw for more than 1,200 yards and was responsible for 36 combined touchdowns – 18 each, throwing and running. 

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