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What we learned: Rome’s Griffin rolls, Dutchdown puts hammer on Jones

Jamious Griffin went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark last week and Friday he added another chunk of yardage. The Rome tailback carried 24 times for 339 yards and two touchdowns and the No. 1 Wolves whipped East Paulding 62-14.

Griffin, who has committed to N.C. State, now has a school-record 1,497 yards rushing for Rome, which won its 35th straight game. The two-time state champions improved to 7-0 with the victory. 

Rome quarterback Knox Kadum completed 7 of 9 p asses for 108 and three touchdowns. Xavier Roberts-Donaldson caught four passes for 85 yards and one score. 

East Paulding’s Tyrell Robinson ran 17 times for 58 yards and one touchdown, but couldn’t quite crack the 1,000-yard barrier. Robinson has rushed for 979 yards. 

No. 9 Dutchtown slows down No. 4 Jones County: Dutchtown (7-0) went to Gray and knocked off Jones County 18-10. It was lowest point total of the season for Jones County (6-1), which had not scored fewer than 35 points in a game. Dutchtown has not allowed more than 10 points in a game. 

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Kell’s Conley throws five TD passes: Kell quarterback Evan Conley threw five touchdown passes, three of them to Camron Ball, in a 47-7 win over Villa Rica. Conley completed 9 of 14 passes for 214 yards. 

No. 2 Buford has no trouble with Cedar Shoals: Things began poorly for Cedar Shoals when Jamarcus Isaac returned a pick-six for the Wolves. Buford, which rolled to a 55-6 win in Athens, led 41-0 at the half thanks to two touchdown passes from Aaron McLaughlin and a run from Derrian Brown. Tommy Beuglas added a scoop-and-score. 

No. 5 Carrollton rolls to easy win: The Trojans (6-1) ran for 321 yards and had 460 yards of total offense in a 47-20 win over Woodland. Tre Lane (147 yards, one touchdown) and Brandon Marenco (140 yards, four TDs) paced Carrollton’s attack. Kashif Taylor threw for 137 yards and one touchdown. Woodland’s Justice Carter finished with 69 yards rushing and 41 yards receiving. Jakob Foss threw for 163 yards and three touchdowns. 


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