Top performances: Dalton’s Gibbs nets player of week with 400-yard game

Dalton running back Jahmyr Gibbs (1) scores with Harrison cornerback Marquis Alston (3) on the ground and Chandler Starks (19) following behind during a high school football game on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Kennesaw, Ga. (Special to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, John Amis )
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Dalton running back Jahmyr Gibbs (1) scores with Harrison cornerback Marquis Alston (3) on the ground and Chandler Starks (19) following behind during a high school football game on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Kennesaw, Ga. (Special to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, John Amis )

Credit: John Amis

Credit: John Amis

Jahmyr Gibbs, a senior running back from Dalton, is the GHSF Daily state Player of the Week for his performance in last week's 62-10 victory over Ringgold.

Gibbs rushed for 420 yards and eight touchdowns - both school records - in Dalton's opening game.

"He has worked as hard in the offseason as any player that I have had in the last 27 years," Dalton coach Matt Land said. "He's worked on all phases: mental, physical, running, passing, returning. He wants to be a complete back and player."

Gibbs rushed for 1,431 yards as a junior. Gibbs has committed to Georgia Tech. He's rated the No. 10 all-purpose back nationally among seniors by 247Sports. Land said Gibbs is a well-rounded player.

"The first thing I heard him say the other night was that this is not an individual achievement but one that everyone played a part in, including offensive line, defense and special teams," Land said. "Great kid."

Top five 

*Dalton RB Jahmyr Gibbs rushed for 420 yards and eight touchdowns in a 62-10 victory over Ringgold.

*Dodge County RB Daylon Gordon rushed for 322 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries in a 49-37 victory over Bradwell Institute. Gordon scored on runs of 82, 69, 82 and 22 yards.

*Lovett QB Blaine McAllister was 28-of-38 passing for 357 yards and two touchdowns, scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion and passed for a conversion in a 30-29 overtime victory over Greater Atlanta Christian. The Lovett victory ended a six-game losing streak against GAC.

*Marietta WR/TE Arik Gilbert had nine receptions for 205 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-14 victory over Rome.

*Screven County RB/LB Gary Hawkins rushed for 219 yards and five touchdowns on 21 carries in a 44-41 overtime victory over Bluffton, S.C. Hawkins also had nine tackles and forced a fumble that ended a Bluffton drive in Screven territory. Hawkins scored on an 80-yard run on the first play from scrimmage.

Best of the rest 

*Apalachee MLB Tyrik Sims had 17 total tackles, four behind the line, in an 18-7 loss to Monroe Area.

*Athens Academy DB/RB Kurt Knisely had 11 tackles, three for losses, broke up a pass and rushed for 80 yards on eight carries in a 35-7 victory over Savannah Christian.

*Banneker DE Octavious Howard had 12 tackles, six for losses, and two sacks and forced a fumble in a 21-20 loss to Lovejoy.

*Bradwell Institute QB Dariuse Cooper rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries and was 17-of-24 passing for 252 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-37 loss to Dodge County.

*Brooks County RB Devin Edwards rushed for 143 yards and five touchdowns on 20 carries in a 63-50 victory over Mitchell County. Edwards also scored on three conversions for a total of 36 points.

*Burke County QB Juanya Dove rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries and was 5-of-6 passing for 40 yards and two touchdowns in a 55-42 victory over Benedictine.

*Chattooga sophomore RB Lashaun Lester rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries and scored a two-point conversion in a 20-0 victory over Adairsville.

*Christian Heritage RB Gage Leonard rushed for 234 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries in a 27-6 victory over Riverside Military.

*Coffee sophomore WR/RB Maurice Turner had four receptions for 135 yards and rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown in a 38-21 victory over Brunswick.

*Creekside LB Khatavian Franks, who is committed to Louisville, had nine tackles, five tackles for losses and three sacks in a 23-22 loss to Westlake.

*Creekview QB Brody Rhodes was 16-of-24 passing for 243 yards for three touchdowns in a 27-3 victory over Cambridge.

*East Jackson RB Nino Brown rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in a 25-22 victory over Lumpkin County.

*Eastside WR/CB Jeff Haynes caught two TD passes, returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, intercepted a pass and had five tackles in a 28-21 loss to Ola.

*Forsyth Central QB Bronson Landreth rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in a 43-10 victory over Chamblee. Landreth threw a 51-yard TD pass to Caydin Mowen.

*Gordon Lee junior RB Cade Peterson had 181 yards and three touchdowns rushing on 20 carries in a 28-16 victory over Dade County. He had seven tackles on defense and intercepted a pass.

*Hughes WR/DB Roderick Jones had a touchdown reception and a TD pass and intercepted a pass in a 47-27 loss to Dutchtown.

*Johns Creek RB Will Watson rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in a 44-6 victory over Fairfield Central of South Carolina. The game was called after three quarters because of bad weather.

*Jones County WR Jontavis Robertson had six receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown and returned a punt 94 yards for a score in a 34-10 victory over Howard.

*Lithonia RB D'vonte Slaton rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns on six carries in a 51-0 victory over Forest Park.

*Long County sophomore RB Tony Phillips rushed for 194 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries in a 62-27 loss to South Effingham.

*Lovett CB Andrew Pinkston had 4.5 tackles, broke up a pass and blocked two extra points, the second one in overtime to secure a 30-29 victory over Greater Atlanta Christian.

*McEachern QB Carlos Del Rio-Wilson was 18-of-21 passing for 261 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 55 yards on nine carries in a 48-10 victory over Brookwood.

*McNair RB Javo Yearby rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in a 33-21 loss to Towers.

*Mount Zion (Jonesboro) LB Kameron Wilson forced three fumbles, returned one for a touchdown, and had three sacks and 10 tackles in a 15-12 loss to Jonesboro.

*North Oconee QB Bubba Chandler was 8-of-14 passing for 133 yards and two touchdowns in a 40-14 victory over Putnam County. He also rushed for 101 yards on 11 carries.

*Oconee County CB/WR Darius Johnson Jr. scored two touchdowns, caused a fumble, broke up a pass and made three tackles in a 21-20 victory over Jefferson.

*Ola QB Hunter Kautz rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries and was 17-of-21 passing for 160 yards and two touchdowns in a 58-21 victory over Eastside.

*Parkview WR C.J. Daniels scored all four of his team's touchdowns in a 28-18 victory over Mountain View. Daniels had seven receptions for 127 yards. He committed to Liberty on the day of the game.

*Pelham QB Kendrick Patterson was 19-of-30 passing for 273 yards and four touchdowns, three to Cameron Bailey, who had four catches for 122 yards, in a 32-6 victory over Macon County.

*Prince Avenue Christian WR Zach Dyer had 216 all-purpose yards, including 112 receiving with two touchdowns, and returned a kickoff 92 yards for a score in a 54-28 victory over Mount Vernon Presbyterian.

*Rabun County QB Gunner Stockton rushed for 254 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries and was 8-of-11 passing for 211 yards and a touchdown in a 34-13 victory over Bremen.

*Richmond Hill RB Jalen Rouse rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and had 30 yards and a touchdown on two receptions in a 44-0 victory over Grovetown.

*Rockmart QB Javin Whatley, settling into a new position after playing multiple roles in 2018, scored four touchdowns, rushed for 151 yards on 23 carries and was 7-of-12 passing for 54 yards in a 31-12 victory over Cedartown.

*Stephens County RB/LB M.J. Jones rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown and caught a 21-yard pass on offense and had six tackles, three assists and a fumble recovery on defense in a 42-21 victory over Franklin County.

*Tattnall Square FB/LB Elmo Daniels had 10 carries for 159 yards and a 53-yard touchdown in a 54-21 victory over Our Lady of Mercy. Daniels also had four tackles.

*Valdosta DL Deangelo "Debo" Davis, a 5-foot-8, 180-pound noseguard, had four tackles, three assists, two QB pressures and a sack in a 55-7 victory over Jackson of Atlanta.

*Villa Rica RB Phillip Zackery rushed for 145 yards and five touchdowns and caught three passes for 15 yards in a 44-7 victory over Campbell that avenged a 2018 loss.

*Walker FS/RB Keon Smart had three solo tackles, four assists, a fumble recovery, 118 yards rushing and two touchdowns in a 35-18 victory over Athens Christian.

*Wesleyan LB Josh Aspinwall had 10 tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception in a 30-19 victory over Meadowcreek.

*Westover QB Cameron Hopkins was 17-of-26 passing for 389 yards and four touchdowns in a 47-16 victory over Cook. Hopkins played 2.5 quarters. Ezekial Prince (3-153-2) and Dailan Hall (5-122-1) were his top receivers.

*Wheeler RB J.D. Thomas returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown, the first of his four TDs, in a 42-19 victory over Lambert. He had 280 all-purpose yards and scored on runs of 33 and 52 yards and a 70-yard reception.

Lines of distinction 

*Holy Innocents' offensive line of center Conor Swennumson, guards Charlie Hawk and Hall O'Neal, tackles Blake Dobbs and Mac Mitchell and tight end James Gleeson cleared the way for 430 rushing yards in a 28-0 victory over Mount Pisgah Christian.

*Gainesville's offensive line of Jordan Williams, Alex Salcido, Elijah Ruiz, Lemuel Gayle, Michael Gosa and Cedrick Nicely with tight end Zyhir Tanner opened holes for 344 yards of rushing in a 27-21 victory over Mary Persons that avenged a 42-0 defeat from 2018. Benefiting most were RB Dez Brown (11 attempts, 117 yards), RB J.D. Brooks (11-96) and QB Gionni Williams (22-102).

*North Atlanta's offensive line of Wesley Horton, Dylan Cook, Elliot Moody, Kolton Lambert and Davis Bell blocked for 564 yards rushing and two 200-yard rushers - T.K. Mack (30-303-4) and QB Wiley Hartley (17-210-2) - in a 40-19 victory over Grady.

*Rabun County's offensive line of Chris Thompson, Nolan Crane, Bear Old, Clayton Dixon and Will Hightower paved the way for 501 yards of total offense in a 34-13 victory over Bremen. QB Gunner Stockton passed for 211 and rushed for 254 of those yards.

*Stephens County's offensive line of Andrew Crunkleton, Kalik Sullivan, William Rudeseal, Ethan Westmoreland and Jackson Dean had 15 knockdowns and set up the Indians for 370 yards rushing in a 42-21 victory over Franklin County. RB Hudson Spurlock rushed for 164 yards with five touchdowns.

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