Mays 28, Tri-Cities 25: Torey Bowens ran for three touchdowns to lead the Raiders (4-1) to a Region 5-AAAA road win over the Bulldogs (1-4).
Bowens scored twice in the first quarter, including a 42-yard run, and the Raiders led the entire game while gaining more than 400 yards of total offense.
The Bulldogs’ Jontae Davis and Josh Hines connected on a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes as well as a two-point conversion to bring Tri-Cities back from a 28-10 deficit.
Tri-Cities’ only points of the first half came on a field goal, while Joseph Jones ran 6 yards for a Bulldog score in the third quarter. -- MONROE ROARK
Parkview 24, Central Gwinnett 3: Central stayed close for a while, but a 42-yard fumble return by Parkview’s Jesse Forte gave the Panthers a 14-3 lead midway through the third period and the Black Knights never threatened again.
Parkview (4-2, 3-1 in 8-AAAAA) added a 37-yard field goal from Tony Sandy and a 7-yard run by Anthony Covington in the fourth quarter.
The Panthers scored first when Jack Esmonde hit Christian Newsome with a 10-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Central made it 7-3 in the second quarter on a 21-yard field goal by Charlie Deloach. -- STEVE SHELNUTT
Landmark Christian 38, Whitefield Academy 17: Four rushing touchdowns by senior Blake Austin propelled Landmark Christian to a convincing home win over Whitefield Academy.
Austin and sophomore running back Austin Nichols (112 total yards) helped the War Eagles build a 24-7 lead with just over four minutes remaining in the third period. But Whitefield senior Christian Willis kept the Wolfpack in the game. In the first half, Willis caught a short pass out of the backfield to score from 15 yards out then, late in the third quarter, turned another short reception into an electrifying 51-yard touchdown.
A 33-yard field goal by Whitefield’s Thomas East cut the lead to 24-17 early in the final period before Austin, who finished with 111 yards on 16 carries and also added a critical interception in the fourth quarter, scored his fourth touchdown to put the game out of reach. The win improved Landmark to 4-2. -- ADAM LAZARUS
Grayson 34, Shiloh 0: Grayson’s defense posted its third shutout of the season and Ean Pemberton rushed for 157 yards and three touchdowns as the Rams cruised to an easy victory over Shiloh.
Grayson (6-0) scored all of its points in the first half.
Pemberton set the tone early with a 45-yard run on his first carry. He later capped the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run for an 8-0 Grayson lead, with the two-point conversion.
After a 15-yard Pemberton touchdown run early in the second quarter, Grayson’s Garrett Horne blocked a Shiloh punt that was recovered in the end zone by Jesse Hogan for a touchdown and a 24-0 Rams lead. Pemberton later scored his third touchdown on a 3-yard run, and Austin Clark kicked a 23-yard field goal late in the quarter for a 34-0 halftime lead. -- DAVID BROCK
Buford 41, Avondale 0: Buford’s balanced offensive attack and stifling defense shut down Avondale. Buford quarterback Alexander Ross was 14 of 16 passes for 185 yards and a first-half touchdown pass to fullback Andrew Swope. Wolves’ running back Eric Barr ran for two touchdowns and 44 yards in the second half, and running back Rick Legrant rushed for 81 yards and a second-half touchdown.
Buford’s defense allowed only 115 total yards. -- BAILEY WEBB
Cedar Grove 38, Druid Hills 20: Willie Favors scored two touchdowns and had 131 yards of offense in the first half to lead Cedar Grove past Druid Hills. The Saints took advantage of turnovers and holes in special teams coverage to take a big first-quarter lead. Favors scored on 1-yard run with 8:17 left in the first quarter, capitalizing on a Druid Hills fumble on its own 7-yard line. The Saints added another score a little over three minutes later on an 85-yard punt return by Quentin Perkins. Cedar Grove ended its first-quarter scoring when Tamarcus Wilcox took a screen pass from Favors and ran 67 yards with 1:22 left in the period. Cedar Grove led 26-6 at halftime. -- BRYAN FAZIO
Stephenson 48, Luella 7: Stephenson’s high-powered offense scored on its opening series and never looked back en route to the lopsided win over region foe Luella. The game was relatively close in the beginning with Stephenson (5-0) up 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. However, the Jaguars scored 27 points in the second quarter and led 41-0 at halftime. -- RORY SHARROCK
Brookwood 64, Meadowcreek 15: The Broncos spoiled Meadowcreek’s homecoming by scoring 50 points in the first half. Julian Suber led the way with three touchdowns and 166 yards on 10 carries, all before halftime.
Andre Sims added 61- and 25-yard touchdown passes, and Allen McCray carried 10 times for 103 yards and a touchdown for Brookwood. Alan King (5-yard run) and Nathaniel Minor (25-yard reception) also scored. Brookwood scored its final touchdown on a kickoff return by Keenan Harp with 1:48 to play. Brookwood improved to 3-2, Meadowcreek remained winless at 0-6. -- ERIC BRUCE
Wesleyan 52, Social Circle 6: Conor Welton threw touchdown passes to Anderson Porter, Kyle Karempelis and Scott Schroer as No. 1 Wesleyan defeated Social Circle in a Region 8-AA game. Social Circle ended Wesleyan’s streak of not allowing a point on defense on the game’s final play, a 90-yard run by Chase Lackey. -- TODD HOLCOMB
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