Top performances from Week 10: ‘High-energy’ Williams anchors Cedar Grove

Parkview hosted Brookwood Friday night

Alvin Williams, a senior defensive end at Cedar Grove, is the GHSF Daily State Player of the Week for his performance Friday in a 40-10 victory over Pace Academy.

Williams had a career-high five sacks against Pace. A three-year starter, Williams (6-4, 235) has 18.5 sacks for his career and 67 tackles, 10 sacks, 19 tackles for losses, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries on the season. During Williams’ time as a starter, Cedar Grove is 34-4 with 15 shutouts.

Cedar Grove coach Miguel Patrick said that pass-rushing is Williams’ chief asset. He’s projected as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense at Colorado, whose head coach is former Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. But Patrick put Williams at middle linebacker for the second half of Cedar Grove’s 2018 state-championship season because of an injury to the original starter.

“He was the best candidate because he’s so fast and athletic,” Patrick said. “He’s just a high-energy player with a motor that’s out of this world.”

Top five 

• Cedar Grove DL Alvin Williams had eight tackles and five sacks in a 40-10 victory over Pace Academy.

• Christian Heritage RB/LB Gage Leonard rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries, had 18 tackles on defense, blocked an extra point to preserve the lead with 1:34 left and recovered the ensuing onside kick in a 21-20 victory over North Cobb Christian.

• Lee County WR/DB Chauncey Magwood had eight receptions for 136 yards and two touchdowns, made four tackles and broke up two passes in a 53-50 victory over Valdosta.

• Parkview WR Jared Brown had eight receptions for 215 yards and three touchdowns in a 50-19 victory over Brookwood.

• Prince Avenue Christian QB Brock Vandagriff returned from a leg injury and was 14-of-15 passing for 298 yards and five touchdowns, all in the first half, in a 55-0 victory over Lakeview Academy.

Best of the rest 

• Arabia Mountain LB/RB Chandler Martin had three tackles for losses and rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-22 victory over Chamblee.

• Athens Academy QB Palmer Bush was 12-of-17 passing for 295 yards and five touchdown in a 57-12 victory over Providence Christian.

• Banneker LB/DE Octavious Howard had 17 tackles, two for losses, and one sack in his first start at linebacker in a 14-7 loss to Carver of Atlanta.

• Central Gwinnett QB Skylar Adams was 25-of-41 passing for 346 yards and four touchdowns while running for two scores in a 63-49 victory over Meadowcreek. Adams leads the state with 2,621 yards passing.

• Collins Hill WR Jalen Johnson had eight receptions for 135 yards, rushed for 49 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 42-0 victory over Discovery.

• Dawson County QB Zach Holtzclaw was 20-of-24 passing for 373 yards in a 51-7 victory over Fannin County.

• Dublin RB JaQues Evans rushed for 180 yards and scored six touchdowns, tying what a local historian says is a school record set 100 years ago by Charles Walker, in a 56-21 victory over Northeast.

• Eagle’s Landing Christian RB Keaton Mitchell rushed for 164 yards and three touchdowns and scored on a 68-yard punt return in a 63-0 victory over Strong Rock Christian.

• East Jackson RB Nino Brown rushed for 240 yards - surpassing 1,000 on the season - on 28 carries in a 49-0 loss to Hart County.

• Gainesville WR/DB Lenny Chatman had four receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns and had three tackles in a 39-29 victory over Winder-Barrow.

• Glascock County LB Mitchell Dye had 17 tackles, four behind the line, and scored on a 2-yard run in a 45-12 victory over Cross Keys.

• Greater Atlanta Christian QB Jackson Hardy was 12-of-13 passing for 224 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-0 victory over Cherokee Bluff.

• Griffin WR Terrell Jester had four receptions for 137 yards and two touchdowns in a 59-16 victory over McIntosh.

• Hart County RB J.L. Lackey and RB Malachi Thomas each went over 200 yards rushing in a 49-0 victory over East Jackson. Lackey ran for 241 yards and three touchdowns. Thomas ran for 208 and four touchdowns.

• Hughes RB Antonio Martin rushed for 314 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries in a 40-34 victory over New Manchester. Martin has 1,366 yards rushing on the season.

• Jefferson QB Colby Clark rushed for 232 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries and threw a 24-yard TD pass in his only passing attempt in a 26-7 victory over Monroe Area.

• Johns Creek WR Dalton Pearson had 164 yards receiving and three touchdowns, giving him 13 TD receptions on the season, in a 37-17 victory over Centennial.

• Jones County WR Maleek Wooten had nine catches for 113 yards in a 38-20 victory over Eagle's Landing.

• Lanier RB Taj Barnes rushed for 225 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries in a 43-13 victory over Apalachee.

• Lanier County WR Kish Wright had 11 catches for 127 yards and a touchdown in a 49-18 loss to Clinch County.

• Lowndes DB Brandon Brown had a team- and season-high seven solo tackles, one for a loss, in a 45-13 victory over Camden County.

• Marietta QB Harrison Bailey was 12-of-14 passing for 292 yards and five touchdowns in a 63-35 victory over North Cobb. It was Bailey’s third five-TD game this season and eighth of his career.

• Mays QB Andrew Banks was 14-of-17 passing for 197 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 140 yards and a score in a 28-7 victory over South Paulding.

• McIntosh County Academy RB Trent Johnson rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in a 23-3 victory over Claxton.

• Metter DE T.J. Davis had six tackles and two sacks, forced a fumble, blocked a punt that he returned for a touchdown and intercepted a screen pass that he returned for a score in a 56-3 victory over Bryan County.

• Mill Creek RB Chancellor Lee-Parker rushed for 213 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-14 victory over Mountain View.

• Milton RB Ahmad Junearick had 179 yards from scrimmage (124 rushing, 55 receiving) in a 37-7 victory over Forsyth Central.

• North Atlanta RB T.K. Mack rushed for 251 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries in a 49-21 victory over Dunwoody. Mack has gone over 100 yards in all eight games this season.

• North Forsyth LB Jack Tucker had three tackles for losses, one a sack, forced a fumble and had a QB pressure that led to an interception in a 43-34 victory over South Forsyth.

• Peach County WR Dorrian Smith had five receptions for 197 yards and three touchdowns and returned a free kick 51 yards for a fourth score in a 57-20 victory over Central of Macon.

• Pierce County OLB Quavien Bell had seven tackles behind the line and two carries for 73 yards and a touchdown in a 49-0 victory over Tattnall County.

• Sandy Creek RB Rashad Amos had 207 yards from scrimmage (166 rushing, 41 receiving) and three touchdowns in a 52-0 victory over LaGrange.

• Savannah Country Day QB Barry Kleinpeter was 13-of-17 passing for 231 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 59 yards in a 35-21 victory over Savannah Christian.

• Screven County LB Anthony Blount had four sacks for 35 yards in losses in a 26-20 victory over Butler.

• St Francis WR/DB Isaiah Wadsworth had seven receptions for 164 yards and a touchdown and recorded 11 tackles, one for a loss, in a 42-25 victory over Mount Paran Christian.

• Stephenson RB Ryan Ingram rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries in a 52-0 victory over Drew.

• Stone Mountain QB Shahiem Bailey passed for 206 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 159 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-0 victory over Towers.

• Swainsboro WR Ja'von Brown had four receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-9 victory over Vidalia.

• Thomasville QB Ronnie Baker was 20-of-26 passing for 236 yards and four touchdowns in a 67-23 victory over Berrien. He also rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns and caught a 20-yard TD pass.

• Toombs County RB D.J. Mincey rushed for 148 yards on 25 carries in a 31-0 victory over Jeff Davis.

• Tucker RB Quarius Smith rushed for 247 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-13 victory over M.L. King.

• Valdosta WR Tarrell Roberts had five catches for 171 yards and three touchdowns in a 53-50 loss to Lee County.

• Ware County QB Thomas Castellanos rushed for 227 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries and passed for 65 yards in a 49-28 victory over South Effingham.

• Wesleyan WR/DB Micah Smith had five receptions for 103 yards and three touchdowns and returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown in a 45-7 victory over Landmark Christian.

• West Forsyth OLB Luke Nordin had four primary tackles, three for losses, six assists, a sack and a QB pressure in a 33-7 victory over Lambert.

• Westside (Macon) QB Victor Dixon threw seven TD passes while completing 18 of 22 attempts for 291 yards in a 57-20 victory over Kendrick.

• White County WR Cooper Turner had nine receptions for 166 yards, tying the school record for single-game receiving yardage, and had two touchdown catches in a 28-21 loss to Denmark.

• Whitefield Academy freshman QB Ayden Duncanson passed for 110 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-7 victory over Walker.

• Woodstock RB/FS Andrew Bartolero rushed for 217 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries in a 24-7 victory over Lassiter. He also had three solo tackles.

Lines of distinction 

• Creekside’s offensive line of tackles Jordan Davis and Jalil Muhammad, guards Ledell Finister and Keith Abrams and center Rayheim Rowe dominated the trenches in a 36-23 victory over Alexander as the Seminoles put up 427 yards rushing and 160 passing. ATH Trenton Smith had a breakout game with 280 yards rushing and three touchdowns primarily as a quarterback and 130 yards receiving as a wide receiver.

• Darlington’s offensive line of tackles Tate Ratledge and Davis Watson, guards Ayden Langford and Tysen Dougherty and center Cade Brock cleared the way for the Tigers to average 7.4 yards over 45 offensive snaps in a 31-0 victory over Bowdon. The line has created holes this season for feature back Kolin Rogers, who surpassed 1,000 yards rushing in the Bowdon game.

• Parkview’s offensive line of Tyler Wagner, Nafi Wise, Arbab Elsayed, Zach Nerbonne and Jackson Walls helped the Panthers put up 563 yards of total offense - 316 rushing, 247 passing - in a 50-19 victory over Brookwood. Parkview became the first to score 50 points in a game in series history.

• Perry’s offensive line of Donovan Haslam, Joseiah Rivo, Trevor Vandersall, Stuart Redmond, Desmond Manning, Case Poole, Preston Prater and Tyler Bailey created space for 228 yards rushing and 108 passing with no sacks allowed in 15 dropbacks in a 38-0 victory over Spalding.

• Richmond Hill’s offensive line of Joe Fusile, Corey Rowley, Jeremiah Scott-Kollman, Caleb Tanner and Bodee Truax led the Wildcats to 286 rushing yards and five touchdowns while allowing no sacks in a 34-24 victory over Bradwell Institute. RB Jalen Rouse added 223 yards to his season rushing total to surpass 1,000 on the season (1,140). The victory clinched Region 2-AAAAAA for Richmond Hill, the school's first region title since 1996.

• Warren County’s offensive line of Michael Dawson, Micola Walker, O'Marion Jackson, Dylan Moss, Kalyb Bussey and Diamonte Devero was dominant in a 50-8 victory over Hancock Central. The Screaming Devils rushed for 393 yards and seven touchdowns on 51 carries. A.J. Stanford (158), Travis Moss (104) and Dairon Jones (95) nearly made it a trifecta of 100-yard rushers.

• West Laurens’ offensive line of D'Ante Holloway, Charles Knight, Spencer Fields, Brandon Washburn, Terry Tobler and James Jaudon paved the way for 352 yards rushing on 34 attempts in a 52-7 victory over Mary Persons.

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