West Forsyth 23, Chattahoochee 15

Hampton McConnell threw two touchdown passes in the second half, and the West Forsyth defense forced three turnovers in a 23-15 win at Chattahoochee on Friday.

Austin Reid caught a touchdown pass and rushed for a score to help West Forsyth pick up its first win of the season. The Wolverines (1-2) broke the Region 6-AAAAAA game open in the second half and led 23-0 after a 10-yard touchdown pass from McConnell to Will Wyman on 4th-and-1 with 9:52 left in the game.

Chattahoochee backup quarterback Chase Owens came off the bench to throw two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Owens hooked up with Blake Hundley on a 50-yard touchdown pass. Hundley did most of the work on the long touchdown, breaking tackles and racing into the end zone for the Cougars' first score with eight minutes to play.

Owens later found Isaac Kinsey for a 26-yard touchdown pass to bring Chattahoochee (1-2) within one score, down 23-15 with four minutes to play. But West Forsyth picked up a key third down on its ensuing drive and ran out the clock.

West Forsyth’s Eli Huggins intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble, bolstering a strong performance from the Wolverines’ defense. Wesley Ross also had an interception for the Wolverines.

West Forsyth came up with a goal-line stand in the first quarter, stuffing a Chattahoochee run up the middle on 4th and goal from the 2-yard line to thwart the Cougars' biggest scoring threat of the first half. That was that only Chattahoochee drive to make it into Wolverine territory in the first half.

A 20-yard field goal by West Forsyth’s Kaleb Sherman accounted for the only scoring of the first half. Sherman’s kick capped a 16-play, 75-yard drive. Sherman is a converted linebacker that took over the place-kicking duties mid-week, after the Wolverines’ top two kickers were lost to injury.

McConnell orchestrated the Wolverines’ ground game, distributing the ball between Grant Torgerson, Grant Anderskow and Reid.

Caleb Miles and Sean Hoffmann had interceptions for Chattahoochee, which will try to bounce back next week at Centennial.

West Forsyth is at Habersham Central next week.