How the new top-10 teams fared in Week 9

Cambridge players celebrate a touchdown during a GHSA high school football game between Cambridge High School and Johns Creek High School in Johns Creek, Ga. on Friday, October 15, 2021. (Photo/Jenn Finch)
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Cambridge players celebrate a touchdown during a GHSA high school football game between Cambridge High School and Johns Creek High School in Johns Creek, Ga. on Friday, October 15, 2021. (Photo/Jenn Finch)

Credit: Jenn Finch

Credit: Jenn Finch

Class 7A

1. (1) Collins Hill (8-0)

Last week: Beat North Gwinnett 35-7. Sam Horn was 16-of-30 passing for 266 yards and four touchdowns. Top receivers were Cam Pedro (5-120-2) and Ethan Davis (5-100-1). Dion Crawford and Asani Redwood had two tackles for losses apiece. North Gwinnett’s touchdown ended Collins Hill’s streak of four shutouts. Next: Friday vs. Mountain View (3-4)

2. (2) Mill Creek (7-0)

Last week: Beat Mountain View 56-0. Donovan Journey rushed for 164 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries. Josh Anglin returned a fumble 85 yards for a touchdown. Next: Friday at Newton (4-2)

3. (3) North Cobb (6-1)

Last week: Beat Walton 51-29. Reggie Givhan’s 75-yard kickoff return gave North Cobb the lead for good, 21-14, late in the first half. Malachi Singleton was 11-of-14 passing for 175 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 89 yards and four touchdowns on 11 carries. Ben Hall rushed for 96 yards. North Cobb averaged 9.1 yards on 39 plays. Next: Friday vs. Hillgrove (1-6)

4. (4) Milton (6-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Roswell (6-1)

5. (5) Colquitt County (7-1)

Last week: Beat Camden County 34-31. Neko Fann was 16-of-27 passing for 277 yards and three touchdowns, one a 10-yarder to Dextra Polite Jr. in the first overtime. Camden County had kicked a field goal on its possession. Charlie Pace rushed for 179 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries. Ny Carr had three receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Colquitt County led in total yards 502-438. Next: Friday at Lowndes (6-2)

6. (6) Walton (4-2)

Last week: Lost to North Cobb 51-29. Walton scored on two drives of 14 or more plays in the first half, making the score 14-14, but a North Cobb kickoff return opened the floodgates to 23 unanswered points. Next: Friday at North Paulding (4-3)

7. (7) Lowndes (6-2)

Last week: Beat Tift County 26-7. Jacurri Brown was 14-of-19 passing for 263 yards and three touchdowns. Khris Thomas had six receptions for 111 yards. Chase Belcher had 126 yards from scrimmage on 10 touches and scored two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Colquitt County (7-1)

8. (8) Roswell (6-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Milton (6-1)

9. (9) Grayson (6-2)

Last week: Beat Parkview 28-21. Joe Taylor scored on a 4-yard run with 2:36 left to break a 21-21 tie. QB Joseph Stone Jr. ran for 123 of Grayson’s 298 rushing yards and was 7-of-14 passing for 75 yards and a touchdown. Michael Daugherty had four tackles for losses. Next: Friday vs. Brookwood (5-2)

10. (10) Pebblebrook (7-0-1)

Last week: Beat Campbell 31-14. Qamar Grant was 12-of-24 passing for 213 yards and two touchdowns. Craig Adams had eight receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown. Next: Friday vs. Newnan (2-4)

Class 6A

1. (1) Buford (6-1)

Last week: Beat Shiloh 37-0. Ashton Daniels and Dylan Wittke were a combined 10-of-12 passing for 205 yards. Buford held Shiloh to less than 100 yards of total offense. Next: Friday vs. Lanier (3-3)

2. (2) Lee County (7-1)

Last week: Beat Houston County 29-9. Lee County dominated the second half after trailing 9-7. Ousmane Kromah ran for three touchdowns and caught a 77-yard TD pass. J.D. Fugerson had 97 receiving yards and threw a TD pass. MLB Wiley Greer had 20 tackles. Next: Friday vs. Northside-Warner Robins (6-2)

3. (3) Hughes (6-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Lovejoy (4-1)

4. (4) Brunswick (8-0)

Last week: Beat Richmond Hill 42-7. Chuckobe Hill rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries. Adam Mweemba had two sacks. Six Pirates had tackles for losses. Next: Oct. 29 vs. Bradwell Institute (0-6)

5. (5) Westlake (5-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at North Atlanta (4-3)

6. (6) Rome (5-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Alexander (5-1)

7. (7) Carrollton (6-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. East Paulding (2-5)

8. (8) Cambridge (6-0)

Last week: Beat Johns Creek 48-47. Zach Harris was 21-of-39 passing for 274 yards and three touchdowns and scored on a 5-yard run for the lead in overtime. Brooks Morley blocked Johns Creek’s extra point to secure the victory. Cambridge trailed 34-17 in the fourth quarter. Next: Friday at Riverwood (6-1)

9. (NR) Northside-Warner Robins (6-2)

Last week: Beat Valdosta 13-10. Ashton Paredes kicked field goals of 32 and 23 yards, the latter with 5 seconds left to break a 10-10 tie. Centavious Lowe had 10 receptions for 83 yards. Next: Friday at Lee County (7-1)

10. (9) Johns Creek (5-2)

Last week: Lost to Cambridge 48-47. Tylan Johnson rushed for 155 yards on 33 carries. Kyle Durham was 14-of-24 passing for 362 yards and five touchdowns. Joshua Thompson had five receptions for 227 yards and four touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Centennial (1-6)

Out: No. 10 Creekview (5-2)

Class 5A

1. (2) Cartersville (7-0)

Last week: Beat Blessed Trinity 49-21. Amari White rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and scored on a 32-yard reception. Jake Parker was 7-of-12 passing for 152 yards and three touchdowns. Cartersville led 35-7 at halftime. Next: Friday at Woodland-Cartersville (1-7)

2. (3) Creekside (6-1)

Last week: Beat Banneker 41-0. Nyqua Lett was 13-of-18 passing for 264 yards and two touchdowns. Javeon Miller had three sacks. Creekside held Banneker to 94 total yards and overcame three turnovers. Next: Friday vs. Mundy’s Mill (3-3)

3. (4) Woodward Academy (7-0)

Last week: Beat Drew 42-0. Damari Alston rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries. Jalen Woods was 8-of-9 passing for 195 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Thursday vs. Forest Park (2-4)

4. (5) Ware County (6-1)

Last week: Beat Warner Robins 29-21. Ware County led 22-0 lead after scoring touchdowns on a blocked punt and 80-yard pass and put the game away with a 12-play, 80-yard drive for a 29-7 lead early in the fourth quarter. Thomas Castellanos was 13-of-20 passing for 203 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 102 yards on 12 carries. Cartevious Norton rushed for 105 yards on 21 carries and had two receptions for 97 yards. The victory was Ware County’s first over a No. 1-ranked team since beating Northside of Warner Robins in 2012. Next: Oct. 29 at Veterans (2-5)

5. (1) Warner Robins (6-1)

Last week: Lost to Ware County 29-21. The Demons’ highlight was Christon Lane’s 59-yard TD pass to Daveon Walker on a hook-and-lateral play in the final minute of the first half to get the Demons within 22-7. On the opening drive of the second half, Warner Robins drove to Ware County’s 20 but turned the ball over on downs and never recovered. Malcolm Brown rushed for 112 yards on 25 carries. Lane passed for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Wayne County (0-7)

6. (6) Calhoun (7-1)

Last week: Beat Woodland-Cartersville 52-6. Christian Lewis was 3-for-3 passing for 97 yards and a touchdown, and Trey Townsend was 6-for-10 for 72 yards and two touchdowns. Caden Williams rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Cass (5-3)

7. (7) Coffee (7-1)

Last week: Beat Wayne County 48-0. Fred Brown rushed for 107 yards on six carries. Justin Swords passed for 165 yards and three touchdowns. Coffee led 42-0 at halftime. Next: Friday at Veterans (2-5)

8. (8) St. Pius (5-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. M.L. King (1-6)

9. (10) Decatur (7-0)

Last week: Beat M.L. King 41-0. Sean Mitchell was 13-of-16 passing for 241 yards and touchdowns to four receivers. Tre’vyon Webb and Nahshon Smith returned M.L. King fumbles for touchdowns. Next: Friday at Northview (2-5)

10. (9) Blessed Trinity (4-4)

Last week: Lost to Cartersville 49-21. Justice Haynes rushed for 154 yads and two touchdowns on 17 carries but sat out the first quarter, along with QB J.C. French, for undisclosed reasons. Next: Friday at Hiram (0-8)

Class 4A

1. (1) Jefferson (7-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Chestatee (3-4)

2. (2) Marist (5-1)

Last week: Beat Arabia Mountain 38-0. Marist coasted after taking a 24-0 first-quarter lead. Andrew Mannely rushed for a team-leading 61 yards on six carries. Colin Hare returned an interception 15 yards for a touchdown. Next: Friday at Stephenson (5-2)

3. (3) Benedictine (6-2)

Last week: Beat South Effingham 56-7. Benedictine scored on its first five possessions and scored on an interception return (46 yards by Justin Thomas) and a blocked punt return (5 yards by Thomas Blackshear). Next: Friday vs. New Hampstead (7-1)

4. (4) Carver-Columbus (7-1)

Last week: Beat Troup 36-0. Jaiden Credle rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries and caught two passes for 94 yards and a touchdown. Credle went over 1,000 yads rushing for the season (1,179). Next: Thursday at Columbus (2-5)

5. (5) Cedartown (6-1)

Last week: Beat Ridgeland 50-6. Cedartown led 30-0 in the first quarter. Harlem Diamond rushed for 97 yards on three carries, all for touchdowns. Next: Oct. 29 at Central-Carrollton (4-4)

6. (6) Spalding (5-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Baldwin (5-2)

7. (7) Perry (6-1)

Last week: Beat West Laurens 32-0. Daequan Wright had seven receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown. Jarred Fuller and Devin Smoot scored on fumble returns. Next: Friday vs. Westside-Macon (4-3)

8. (8) Thomas County Central (5-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Cairo (3-3)

9. (9) Baldwin (5-2)

Last week: Beat Howard 20-7. Micah Welch rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Jeremiyah Scott rushed for 75 yards and a touchdown on five carries. Solomon Burney passed for 175 yards. Next: Friday vs. Spalding (5-1)

10. (10) North Oconee (5-3)

Last week: Beat East Hall 56-0. North Oconee scored five touchdowns in the first quarter. Mack Brice rushed for 83 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Dominic Elder rushed for 70 yards and one touchdown on seven carries. Next: Friday vs. Cedar Shoals (2-4)

Class 3A

1. (1) Cedar Grove (5-2)

Last week: Beat Salem 63-0. Freshman QB E.J. Colston Jr. was 6-of-6 passing for 191 yards and a touchdown and scored a touchdown. Jamar Graham was 5-of-10 passing for 141 yards and two touchdowns and also scored a touchdown. Barry Jackson had two receptions for 97 yards and a score. Cedar Grove led 49-0 at halftime. Next: Friday at Westminster (3-4)

2. (2) Oconee County (7-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Monroe Area (7-0)

3. (3) Sandy Creek (7-0)

Last week: Beat Greater Atlanta Christian 37-3. Geimere Latimer was 16-of-23 passing for 330 yards, though with two interceptions. Miles Thornton had nine receptions for 135 yards. Next: Friday vs. Carver-Atlanta (4-2)

4. (4) Appling County (8-0)

Last week: Beat Tattnall County 42-7. Taylon Crosby had 172 all-purpose yards. Dennis Mims had 14 tackles. Appling reached 8-0 for the first time since 2011. Next: Oct. 29 at Brantley County (2-5)

5. (5) Pierce County (5-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Long County (4-4)

6. (6) Thomson (7-0)

Last week: Beat Burke County 27-14. Jontavious Curry rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. Next: Friday at Harlem (4-3)

7. (7) Monroe Area (7-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Oconee County (7-0)

8. (8) Hart County (6-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Stephens County (6-1)

9. (9) Rockmart (6-1)

Last week: Beat Murray County 72-0. Rockmart had 618 total yards, 432 of that rushing. JoJo Haynes rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns on six carries and caught an 11-yard TD pass. Brent Washington rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns on six carries. Next: Friday vs. Adairsville (6-1)

10. (10) Ringgold (7-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Coahulla Creek (4-4)

Class 2A

1. (1) Rabun County (7-1)

Last week: Beat Banks County 63-0. Gunner Stockton was 32-of-39 passing for 454 yards and six touchdowns, three to Baxley O’Brien. Jaden Gibson had 11 receptions for 236 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Elbert County (3-3)

2. (2) Fitzgerald (7-1)

Last week: Beat Worth County 28-13. Donald Wilcox had a touchdown rushing and one receiving. E.J. Lightsey had a touchdown, 10 tackles, a sack, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Robert Brown returned an interception for a touchdown. Next: Friday vs. Thomasville (7-1)

3. (3) Thomasville (7-1)

Last week: Beat Cook 28-13. Malik Harper rushed for 238 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries. DB Jimmy Bowdry had 10 tackles, three tackles for losses and an interception. Next: Friday at Fitzgerald (7-1)

4. (4) Bleckley County (8-0)

Last week: Beat Northeast 9-6. Jahvon Butler scored the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run in the final minute. Bleckley won despite only 121 yards of total offense. Next: Friday at Washington County (4-2)

5. (5) Jeff Davis (8-0)

Last week: Beat Toombs County 37-8. Jeff Davis led 34-6 at halftime and held Toombs County to minus-6 yards rushing. Aahiyus Allen and Kiyon Dotson together rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries. Next: Friday vs. Swainsboro (5-2)

6. (7) Dodge County (5-2)

Last week: Beat Lamar County 21-6. Duke Johnson was 6-of-11 passing for 170 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Jalon Jaynes had 101 yards receiving and intercepted a pass. Lamar County was 0-for-8 passing. Next: Friday at Northeast (5-2)

7. (8) Putnam County (7-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Jefferson County (5-2)

8. (6) Northeast (5-2)

Last week: Lost to Bleckley County 9-6. Northeast led 6-0 at halftime but lost its advantage on a last-minute touchdown. Northeast was limited to 144 total yards and six first downs. Next: Friday vs. Dodge County (5-2)

9. (9) Haralson County (7-1)

Last week: Beat Temple 49-14. Clay Hyatt rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries. Wesley Cole had three receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 56-yard pass on his only reception. Haralson held Temple to 57 yards rushing. Next: Friday at Heard County (4-3)

10. (10) Washington County (4-2)

Last week: Beat Southwest 44-0. A.J. Hagans rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on six carries. Next: Friday vs. Bleckley County (8-0)

Class A Private

1. (1) Trinity Christian (7-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Brookstone (5-1)

2. (2) Calvary Day (8-0)

Last week: Beat Savannah Christian 21-0. Donovan Johnson rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Terry Simmons and freshman Walter Mathis had three tackles for losses each. Next: Friday at Savannah Country Day (2-5)

3. (3) Prince Avenue Christian (7-1)

Last week: Beat George Walton Academy 61-0. Aaron Philo threw six TD passes and was 16-of-17 passing for 318 yards. Elijha DeWitt had four receptions for 111 yards and scored two touchdowns. Bryson Franklin kicked four field goals. Prince Avenue allowed minus-11 total yards. Next: Friday vs. Loganville Christian (0-6)

4. (4) Fellowship Christian (7-1)

Last week: Beat King’s Ridge Christian 31-7. Nick Persiano rushed for 114 yards. Fellowship led 14-7 at halftime and scored 17 unanswered points in the third quarter to break the game open. Next: Friday at Mount Pisgah Christian (4-3)

5. (5) Eagle’s Landing Christian (2-5)

Last week: Beat Pacelli 41-0. Charlie Gilliam was 15-of-18 passing for 260 yards and three touchdowns. R.J. Johnson had four receptions for 100 yards. Brandon Hood rushed for 103 yards. Next: Friday at St. Xavier, Ohio (7-2)

6. (6) Wesleyan (5-2)

Last week: Beat Hebron Christian 34-0. Jett Miller was 15-of-25 passing for 204 yards and a touchdown. Jamie Tremble had seven receptions for 101 yards. Bear Cole returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown in a 21-point fourth quarter. Next: Friday at Providence Christian (1-6)

7. (8) Holy Innocents’ (6-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Saturday vs. Mount Vernon (6-2)

8. (7) Pacelli (5-1)

Last week: Lost to Eagle’s Landing Christian 41-0. Pacelli was held to 47 total yards and five first downs. Next: Friday at Heritage-Newnan (0-7)

9. (9) Darlington (7-1)

Last week: Beat Christian Heritage 28-24. QB Patrick Shelley scored on a 7-yard run with 31 seconds left for the lead and intercepted a pass for the clincher. Darlington trailed 10-0 early in the third quarter. There were five lead changes in the second half. Shelley finished with 129 yards rushing and a touchdown on 17 carries and was 10-of-16 passing for 143 yards and a touchdown. He also caught a 52-yard TD pass. Next: Friday at North Cobb Christian (3-4)

10. (10) Athens Academy (5-3)

Last week: Beat Loganville Christian 44-10. QB Sam Bush scored five touchdowns and rushed for 78 yards on 17 carries. Tre Hawkins rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Athens Academy led 17-10 at halftime and broke the game open with a 20-point fourth quarter. Next: Friday at Athens Christian (5-2)

Class A Public

1. (1) Irwin County (5-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Charlton County (5-2)

2. (2) Brooks County (5-2)

Last week: Beat Charlton County 42-7. Omari Arnold rushed for 209 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries. Jamal Sanders passed for 156 yards. Next: Friday at Clinch County (2-5)

3. (3) Macon County (7-0)

Last week: Beat Greenville 42-14. Marlon Mitchell rushed for 159 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries. Landon Austin passed for 148 yards and three touchdowns, two to Marcus Sanders. Next: Friday vs. Manchester (4-2)

4. (4) Metter (7-0)

Last week: Beat McIntosh County Academy 28-6. QB Trey Hall rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns, one a 75-yarder. Metter rushed for 342 yards on 42 carries. Danny Cheley blocked a kick, recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass. Metter held MCA to 96 total yards. Next: Friday at Bryan County (2-5)

5. (5) Schley County (6-1)

Last week: Beat Pelham 31-0. Jay Kanazawa was 15-of-24 passing for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Zayden Walker and Malachi Banks, with nearly identical statistics, together rushed for 171 yards on 30 carries. Jalewis Solomon had 109 yards receiving. Next: Friday vs. Chattahoochee County (7-0)

6. (6) Chattahoochee County (7-0)

Last week: Beat Taylor County 49-0. Chattahoochee County led only 14-0 at halftime but broke the game open with 21 points in the first four minutes of the second half on Eric Josey’s 51-yard TD pass to Naketa Ellington, Cody Duffy’s 19-yard TD pass to Jaylen Brown and Leonta Bell’s 42-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Next: Friday at Schley County (6-1)

7. (7) Bowdon (6-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Mount Zion-Carroll (6-1)

8. (8) Emanuel County Institute (6-1)

Last week: Beat Claxton 28-10. P.J. Farnum rushed for 104 yards on 17 carries. D.J. Jones rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Next: Friday at Jenkins County (3-4)

9. (9) Washington-Wilkes (6-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Lincoln County (5-2)

10. (NR) Manchester (4-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Macon County (7-0)

Out: No. 10 Charlton County (5-2)

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