Lassiter 24, Hillgrove 17

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By Score Atlanta

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Lassiter 24, Hillgrove 17

How the game was won: Lassiter stopped a fourth-down run at the goal line late in the fourth quarter and ran out the clock in the Trojans' home opener. Dorian McNeal had rushing touchdowns of 1 and 2 yards and Mitchell Watson hit a 42-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter to give the Trojans the seven-point lead.

Top performers: Lassiter quarterback Cooper Cross was 10-for-18 passing for 212 yards and added a 65-yard touchdown pass to Cole Taylor, who finished with five catches for 148 yards. … Hillgrove's Jaylen McCollough had a game-high 181 yards on 24 rushes. …Mason Waters had 16 carries for 136 yards for Lassiter.