McIntosh still unbeaten: The last time the Chiefs started a season 3-0, they won a school-record eight games and made the playoffs for the first time since 1987. On Friday they made it three straight by beating Henry County 41-26, breaking open a close game in the second half with a stout running game. McIntosh running back Bradley Ector broke an 74-yard touchdown run to turn the momentum.
Henry County quarterback Jordan Thomas was a one-man show. He ran for 117 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 220 yards and one touchdown in the loss.
Rome serves notice: The No. 8 Rome Wolves warmed up for the start of action in the rock-em sock-em Region 7 with a 54-12 win over visiting Drew. It was a big night for quarterback Knox Kadum and running back Jamious Griffin.
Kadum ran for a pair of touchdowns to set the pace and Griffin ran for two scores and caught a touchdown pass from Kadum. Jalynn Sikes rushed for 105 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown.
Drew’s Gary Tyner threw for 118 yards and two touchdowns.
Buford takes Bishop: The No. 1-ranked Buford Wolves (1-1) clobbered visiting Bishop Timon-St. Jude from Buffalo, N.Y., 49-6. Anthony Grant rushed for 179 yards and scored three touchdowns and added a 31-yard TD catch. The Buford defense limited Bishop to 116 yadrs of total offense, with four-star quarterback recruit Matt Myers completing 10 of 22 for 78 yards and rushing for 19 yards. Buford takes a week off before hosting Jeff Davis of Montgomery, Ala., on Sept. 16.
No. 3 Kell falls: The third-ranked Kell Longhorns (1-1) lost a 24-9 decision to Class AAAAAAA Lassiter (3-0). Kell had a 6-0 halftime lead, only to be outscored 25-3 in the second half. It was the second straight year Kell has failed to score a touchdown against the Trojans. Kell opens play in Region 7 on Friday against Rome at The Stockyard.
Games postponed because of storm: Heavy rains as a result of Hurricane Hermine messed up the schedule on Friday.
No. 9 Bainbridge had its game against Lincoln, Fla., moved to noon on Saturday.
The entire slate of games from Region 2 was postponed: New Hampstead and Islands play Saturday at 7 p.m. at Garden City; South Effingham vs. Jenkins at Savannah Memorial play Saturday at 1 p.m.; Coffee plays at No. 7 Ware County on Saturday at 1 p.m.; Valdosta at Wayne County will be Saturday at 2 p.m.; the Liberty County game at Statesboro was moved to Saturday at 10 a.m.