Week 3 Scores & Recaps

Week Three is in the books. Here’s what went down on Friday night.

The Most Dramatic – #2 Jefferson over #1 Rabun, 28-14 & Banks County’s 23-22 win in OT & Dawson 63-49 loss to SF

The Biggest Blowout – White County over Pickens, 42-7

The Biggest Upset – Towns County over Lumpkin, 43-14

THE LOCALS

#2 Jefferson 28, #1 Rabun County 14

377 yards on the ground oughta do it. Malaki Starks had a pair of TD and over 150 on the ground. Carter Stephenson and Jordan Perry also scored, while Gunner Stockton had a TD pass, and Lang Windham a rushing score in the 28-14 game. It was tied at 7 going into the half before Jefferson used an 8-minute drive to open the third quarter and went ahead for good.

#6 White County 42, Pickens 7

White County won 42-7 and did it classy. The Warriors didn’t attempt a second half pass after going up 28-0 at the break. J Ben Haynes got a 3-yard TD run to open it up, and added a 7-yarder to go up 14-0. A Silas Mulligan 9-yd TD made it 21-0 after just one. Haynes found Darius Cannon for a 65-yd TD to open the second and push it to 28-0. Mulligan added another TD run in the third, and Riley Stancil had a 2-yard TD late in the third to make it 42-0.

Towns County 43, Lumpkin County 14

Towns earned a second straight win and jumped all over Lumpkin. Hayden McClure scored two TDs in the opening quarter. Kyle Oakes added a 4-yd TD run to make it 21-0 before McClure added his third on a 23-yd TD to go up 28-0. Nick Houser added a field goal to quickly make it 31-0, and then Oakes had a 43-yd TD to go up 37-0, which held to the half.

South Forsyth 63, Dawson County 49

Dawson stayed in the game throughout, and a Jaden Gibson TD catch from Zach Holtzclaw brought it to within 26-21 late in the first half. South Forsyth pulled away in the second half, going up 42-21. Holtzclaw did find Gibson again for a 30-yd TD, but South Forsyth went crazy in the second half, finishing with 63 points. Still, Holtzclaw and his 350 passing yards and 5 TD (4 to Gibson), had Dawson driving for a game-tying score in the final seconds. A 102-yd interception return though handed the Tigers a heart-breaking loss.

Union County 39, Chestatee 14

Union jumped all over Chestatee and got their first win of 2020. Eli Pugh got a pick-6 on the first play of the game to set the tone. Carson Walker made it 14-7 with a 3-yd TD early in the second, and added a 40-yd TD later in the quarter. Mason McCombs made it 24-13 at the break with a field goal. Walker took the opening second half kickoff back 90-plus for the 32-13 lead after a 2PC. Logan Helcher’s late TD pass to Noah Underwood sealed the deal.

Banks County 23, East Jackson 22 (OT)

It was a thriller between East Jackson and Banks County, and Banks shook off a scoreless first half when Roman Haynes found the end zone in the third. In the fourth, Bowen Roberts threw an 8-yd TD to Wyatt Whitfield to push the lead to 16-0. 

Stephens County 24, Jackson County 10

The Indians take a 24-10 win over Jackson County, moving to 2-1 on the season after only getting one win all of last season.

#1 Athens Academy 24, #5 Commerce 7

Commerce found itself down 14-0 in the second until Sammy Brown had a 94-yd TD on a kickoff return. That cut the deficit in half. Athens Academy made it 21-7 in the third, and went on to win 24-7.

THE OTHERS

#6 Flowery Branch 29, Gainesville 22
West Hall 50, Johnson 0
Hart 55, North Hall 22
Franklin 31, East Hall 21
#2 Buford 39, #5 Carver 6
Shiloh 7, Denmark 0

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