Week 6 featured a number of ranked opponents taking the field all across Northeast Georgia. Things went about as expected, as no upsets transpired on the gridiron. Many games featured HUGE point totals, like Union’s 74-57 win, Jefferson’s 70-point outburst, and Towns getting beat 77-6.
#8 Jefferson 70, East Jackson 6
The Dragons scored like there was no tomorrow, and did it with a ton of different players. Jefferson led 56-0 at the break, and put up 70 for the second season in a row against East Jackson. The first half scoring included TD runs by Colby Clark, Jordan Perry, Kade McNally, and Reese Johnson. Kam Robinson also had a punt return for a score, while Malaki Starks had a pick six.
#10 Dawson County 45, Lumpkin County 0
It was quickly all Dawson, as the Tigers had a field goal, a pair of passing TDs, and a punt return for a score to go up 24-0 after just a quarter. That lead ballooned to 38-0 at the half, and with a running clock in the second half, the Tigers went on to win 45-0.
#4 Commerce 42, Madison County 14
Despite coming in as only 3 point favorites, the Tigers took care of business in a big way. Sam Roach and Daniel Wilson put Commerce up 14-7 in the first, after Madison had tied it up at 7 early on. Roach’s second TD made it 21-7, which held to the break. Tyleon Brock’s second half TD stretched the lead to 28-7, and the Red Raiders cut it to 28-14 at the end of the 3rd. Roach scored his 3rd TD of the night, and Josh Frates put the icing on the cake to put the game away, 42-14.
#2 Rabun County 49, Monticello 20
The Cats led 35-7 at the break, and with starters out early, Monticello got some points in garbage time, as Rabun won 49-20. Gunner Stockton threw 4 TDs in the first half (1 to Braxton Hicks, 3 to Sam Adams), and rushed for another. He connected again with Adams in the 3rd, and rushed for one more for good measure. The Cats gathered 416 yards of offense. Hicks had 4 receptions for 140 yards and 1 TD, Adams had 8 for 84 and 4 scores, and Stockton finished with 327 passing yards and 5 TDs. He added 50 rushing yards and 2 TDs.
#10 Union County 74, Putnam County 57
Putnam gave Union all it could handle. The defense appeared to take the night off for both squads, as offenses ruled Week 6 in this matchup. Kyle Morlock started the scoring with a TD catch from Pierson Allison. Putnam took a quick 7-6 lead. Allison connected on another TD pass to Sawyer Drake, putting the Panthers up 12-7. Again Putnam scored to go up 14-12.
A 76-yd TD from Allison to Morlock gave Union a 19-14 lead, and Jonah Daniel’s 42-yd TD run stretched it to 26-14. Putnam started the 2nd with a TD, but Allison’s TD pass (30 yds) to Drake made it 33-21. Allison added a rushing score to take it to 39-21. Putnam again responded to bridge the gap to 39-28. Allison threw another TD, this time to Mason McCombs (35 yds), and Allison’s second rushing score made it 53-28 at the half. Allison’s 7 total TD in the first half tied the school game record by former great Joseph Mancuso.
That wasn’t it…Putnam scored to make it 53-35 before Union struck again with a 31-yd TD pass from Allison to Drake. That made it 60-35 heading into the 4th. That still wasn’t it…A Daniel 13-yd rushing score added insurance to the tune of a 67-35 lead. Back-to-back Putnam TDs with a 2-point conversion made it a scary 67-51 with 8 minutes left. A final TD made it 74-57, which marked the first 70-point game for the Panthers in school history. Allison had 8 total TDs in the game (6 passing, 2 rushing).
#1 Athens Academy 77, Towns County 6
Towns County dropped its 5th straight game, and 2nd in a row against a ranked opponent.
#1 Marist 35, White County 20
The Warriors fought hard…and on the road. After trailing 15-0 after a quarter, White County got a Seth Stonecypher rushing score to get on the board. Marist went up 32-7 by the time halftime came around. J Ben Haynes threw a TD to Reece Dockery in the 4th to cut it to 35-13, and an 8-yd TD by Haynes made it a respectable 35-20.
Cedar Shoals 36, Stephens County 7
It’s going to be a LONG 3 weeks in Toccoa. The Indians dropped 5 in a row, and now have back-to-back bye weeks to think about opening up region play.
Habersham Central 34, Franklin County 19
The Raiders made it 3 straight wins after starting the year 0-2. This time it was a make-up of the lightning postponed game a couple of weeks ago. The Raiders now turn their focus on region play, and will use the win streak as momentum and confidence.
Banks County 49, Oglethorpe 14
The Leopards’ offense is finally clicking, with back-to-back impressive outings for the guys. This big win moves them to a crucial 2-0 in region play. Rabun County is on deck.
#1 Buford 29, #6 Archer 28 (OT)
#5 Flowery Branch 35, Gainesville 21
#8 Denmark 58, Chestatee 0
#3 Blessed Trinity 38, West Hall 6
#3 GAC 49, East Hall 7
#5 Prince Avenue Christian 70, Riverside 27
#10 George Walton 55, Lakeview 12
North Hall 42, Cherokee Bluff 14