Lanier 27, East Paulding 13

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By Score Atlanta

Class AAAAA

Lanier 27, East Paulding 13

How the game was won: Lanier forced three turnovers and did not have any giveaways of its own as it overcame visiting East Paulding. The Longhorns trailed 13-7 after the first quarter but ran off 20 unanswered points by scoring one touchdown in each of the second, third, and fourth quarters. They rushed for 217 yards as a team.

Top performers: Ethan Wilson returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown to give Lanier an early 7-0 lead. ... Marko Baity rushed 25 times for 151 yards and one touchdown to lead the Longhorns' offensive charge. ... Tahj Tolbert completed five of 13 passes for 66 yards and threw an eight-yard scoring strike to Derrick Brown. Tolbert's four other completions went to Marcella Baity, who capped off the scoring with a six-yard touchdown run. ... East Paulding got touchdown runs of 32 and 49 yards by quarterback Dylan Prater. He accounted for 222 total yards (140 rushing, 82 passing).