Banks was 8-for-9 for 163 yards passing in the first quarter alone as the Wolfpack scored 24 unanswered points to seize control. North Paulding outgained the Grizzlies 207-21 in the period after Creekview’s opening touchdown. Banks came out of the game with 3:18 to play in the third quarter with a 55-13 lead. North Paulding outgained Creekview 466-303 for the game.
“Banks did an outstanding job, but it wasn’t really anything we didn’t expect,” North Paulding coach Scott Jones said. “He’s been doing that for two years for us, but he’s just been waiting in the wings for his turn.”
Meshach Mays rushed for 60 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries and caught three passes for 28 yards and another score. Owens was the Wolfpack’s leading rusher with 64 yards on 13 carries.
Creekview’s best drive came midway through the second quarter when it went 68 yards on seven plays, cutting the lead to 27-13 on Wilkie’s 7-yard run. Wilkie finished with 148 yards and one touchdown passing and 37 yards and two touchdowns rushing. B.J. Smith rushed for 77 yards.
Creekview – 6-7-0-7 – 20
North Paulding – 24-17-14-0 = 55
C – Chandler Wold 31 pass from Kyle Wilkie (kick failed)
N – Adam Dixon 34 field goal
N – Dylan Martin 6 pass from Kyle Banks (Dixon kick)
N – Meshach Mays 3 run (Dixon kick)
N – Mays 6 run (Dixon kick)
N – Dixon 44 field goal
C – Wilkie 7 run (Lalo Pena kick)
N – Mays 8 pass from Banks (Dixon kick)
N – Brad Swann 20 pass from Banks (Dixon kick)
N – Banks 5 run (Dixon kick)
N – Justin Chauvin 20 pass from Banks (Dixon kick)
C – Wilkie 3 run (Pena kick)