Friday's high school football roundup

Ryan Godhigh rushed for 170 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead Harrison (1-2) to a 31-13 win over Milton (1-2).

The night started out as if it would be a laugher for the Hoyas as they jumped out to a 24-7 halftime lead, largely on the efforts of Godhigh. The senior, whose older brother Robbie is a sophomore A-back at Georgia Tech, had 158 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries through three quarters.

But things got tight in the third quarter as Milton’s defense stiffened and its spread offense showed signs of life. Eagles quarterback Joe Vance’s 1-yard sneak on fourth-and-goal pulled Milton to within 24-13 heading into the fourth quarter. Vance’s 33-yard strike to tight end Todd Nixon on fourth-and-12 set up the score.

Milton was poised to pull even closer midway through the final quarter when the Eagles drove to Harrison’s 14 yard line. But senior cornerback Darian Myricks intercepted a Vance pass and returned it 73 yards to the Milton 23. On the next play from scrimmage, Godhigh started left, cut back to his right and skipped into the end zone to put the game away.

S. THOMAS COLEMAN

Cobb

Hillgrove 42, North Forsyth 28: Hillgrove (3-0) broke open a 21-21 tie with 219 rushing yards in the fourth quarter to defeat visiting North Forsyth (1-2). Gage Henry ran for 194 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries while Kenyon Drake rushed 11 times for 158 yards and a score. North Forsyth got 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Tyler Slaton.

North Cobb 18, Lassiter 14: Both teams scored all their points in the first half, with host Lassiter (2-1) scoring its 14 in the first quarter and North Cobb (1-2) answering with 18 in the second. Quentin James scored twice on the ground for North Cobb, and Travis Hawkins ran for a score. North Cobb missed an extra point and two two-point conversions.

Gwinnett

Wesleyan 33, Twiggs County 0: The host Wolves (3-0) scored on a 24-yard pass from quarterback Andrew Frerking to Malachi Jones in the first quarter on their way to a 24-0 halftime lead. Wesleyan also blocked a Twiggs County (1-2) punt for a touchdown in the first quarter. Frerking was 13-for-19 passing for 141 yards while Zander Yost ran for 70 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.

South Gwinnett 45, Shiloh 12: South Gwinnett (2-1) picked up its first road win of the season over the Generals (0-3) in a Region 8-AAAAA matchup between neighboring rivals. Kevin Gary caught a 33-yard touchdown pass from Kent Rollins and returned a kickoff 92 yards for a score. Rollins also ran for a score, while Aaron Wimberly scored on a 2-yard run. Trevon Walker and Jordan Ramey added scores in the second half.

M.L. King 43, Collins Hill 36: M.L. King (1-1) picked up its first win thanks to four touchdown passes from Jonquel Dawson (three to Demarco Robinson). Alan Carson had 10 tackles and an interception on defense. Collins Hill (1-2) got four touchdown passes from Taylor Heinicke, two of which came in the final minute of the first half.

North Fulton

Carrollton 49, Centennial 14: Carrollton (3-0) scored 49 points in its victory over visiting Centennial (1-2). Broderick Snoddy and Dallas Dickey had two rushing touchdowns each, and Javarious Jackson also ran one in. Quarterback A.J. Barge threw touchdown passes to Marlandas Crane and Telvin Brown. Sean Gilrain and Cameron Malone each tallied rushing touchdowns for Centennial.

Norcross 20, Roswell 14: Quarterback Matt Poole put Norcross ahead 20-7 with a 1-yard sneak early in the fourth quarter. The visiting Blue Devils (3-0) led 13-0 at halftime after Chris Bingham made two field goals in the first half and Poole threw a touchdown pass to Bradley Coleman late in the second quarter. J.P. Douglas of Roswell (0-3) scored on a 1-yard keeper to draw the Hornets to within 20-14.

Elsewhere

Grady 49, Towers 0: Hoderick Lowe rushed for touchdowns of 14, 28 and 42 yards and 103 yards overall in a win over visiting Towers (0-3). Safety Damian Swann had an interception and a forced fumble on defense for Grady (2-1), as well as a 59-yard passing touchdown as quarterback. Rashad Reynolds returned a fumble 18 yards for a score.

Stephenson 14, Tift County 7: Quarterback Jordan Tarver of Stephenson (3-0) connected with Cey-ron Willingham on a 23-yard touchdown pass, and Jared Boyd returned an 82-yard kickoff for the game-winning score at the start of the second half. Tift County (2-2) scored its sole touchdown on a run by Rashad Daniels.

St. Pius 49, North Hall 8: St. Pius ran for 454 yards en route to a win over host North Hall (1-1). Quarterback T.J. Holloman ran for 251 yards — 236 in the first half — and scored three touchdowns. Geno Smith contributed on both sides of the ball for St. Pius (2-1) with a rushing touchdown and an interception.

Marist 27, Chamblee 0: Quarterback Cole Truxillo ran for a 2-yard score and threw a 10-yard touchdown for host Marist (2-1) in a Region 6-AAAA win over Chamblee (1-2). Austin Hicks added a 1-yard touchdown run, and Austin Hardin and Patrick Beless hit 31- and 32-yard field goals, respectively, for the War Eagles.

Lovett 41, Callaway 21: Lovett (2-1) roared to a 41-0 halftime lead over visiting Callaway (1-1) then cruised to the victory. Lovett quarterback Hunter Budd completed 7 of 14 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 60 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns. Zach Boden ran for 48 yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns.