Week 4 Scores & Recaps
Week Four is in the books. Here’s what went down on Friday night.
The Most Dramatic – Mt. Zion beating Towns 21-20 in overtime on a 2PC
The Biggest Blowout – Banks County 37-0 over Lumpkin
The Biggest Upset – N/A
#5 White County 28, Habersham Central 21
The Warriors had a big third quarter, propelled by two of J Ben Haynes’ three rushing scores to slide past the Raiders in a battle of unbeatens. Silas Mulligan got the party started with a 20-yd TD for the Warriors. Joshua Pickett knotted the game at 7 up with a 63-yd rushing TD. Haynes’ first TD went for 21 to push the lead back to 14-7. Pickett connected with Austin Wood on a 16-yd TD to tie it at 14, and the first play of the second half saw Pickett race 60 yards for a go-ahead TD. Haynes tied it with a 4-yd TD, and the go-ahead score was a 41-yarder by Haynes. The Warriors are now 4-0 for the first time since 1975, and won the program’s 300th career game.
Banks County 37, Lumpkin County 0
The Leopards got in the win column with a donut placed on the visiting Indians. Cade Simmons had an early TD after a Banks safety, making it 9-0 for the Leopards. Roman Haynes made it 16-0 with a 30-yd TD run. Carter Stroud’s pick-six made it 23-zip, then Kellen Wally’s short-yardage TD run pushed it to 30-0 at the break. Wally added another TD to polish off the scoring.
#2 Jefferson 40, Mountain View 7
Malaki Starks’ 73-yd first quarter TD run set the tone early. His TD pass to Kolton Jones (46 yds) was all the Dragons really needed. Jordan Perry had a pick-six in the second, and Starks added his second TD run (21 yds) to go up 27-0 at the break. Paxton Corkery had a 3-yd TD in the third and Carter Stephenson had a 16-yd TD run a bit later to push it up to 40-0. Mountain View got a TD in garbage time. Starks finished with 128 rushing yards and 89 passing with three total TDs.
Dawson County 42, Northview 20
The Tigers got their first win of the season in a 42-20 win over Northview. Dawson held a slim 21-14 lead at the break, then stretched that to 35-14 heading into the final quarter.
#5 Commerce 55, Elbert County 28
The Tigers meant business, doubling up Elbert. Dreylan Martin had the first score from 53 yards out before Tyelon Brock had an 8-yd TD to make it 14-zip. Sammy Brown’s TD made it 21-0 after one. Elbert then got on the board with a pair of TDs to pull within one score. Trey Huff’s 52-yd QB keeper pushed it back to 28-14, though Elbert cut it to 28-21 going into the half. Martin opened the second half with his second TD, and Elbert responded to keep the game at 35-28. Brown, Huff, and Brock all scored another TD each to pull away with a 55-28 convincing win.
Stephens County 44, Madison County 13
The Indians mean business, and moved to 3-1 on the season with a dominating 44-13 win over Madison County, in what was a revenge game from last season.
Mt. Zion 21, Towns County 20 (OT)
It went to overtime, and Mt. Zion scored to pull within 20-19. Instead of the extra point, they went for two and converted it for the heartbreaking 21-20 loss for the Indians. Towns and Mt. Zion were tied at 7 at the half, and the Indians actually tied it at 13 with under a minute to play, but missed a potential game-winning extra point.
#1 Rabun County 48, #9 Bremen 34
It was an intense battle of top-ten programs, and the Wildcats overcame a sluggish start defensively, and piled on the points in the second half. Bremen had gone up 13-0 early before the Cats stormed back. The first quarter saw 48 points blaze up the board. Bremen used a gimmick offense (swinging gate/bucket) and it worked at first. Gunner Stockton had two straight rushing TDs (48 yds and 1 yd) to take the 14-13 lead.
Bremen returned the next kickoff for a score to go up 20-14, but Stockton threw a 27-yd TD to Adriel Clark. Bremen struck again with a passing score to take the 27-21 lead after one. Rabun owned the second with two Stockton-to-Clark TD passes (26 yds and 19 yds) to re-take the lead, 35-27. Stockton added two more rushing scores (5 yds, 1 yd) for the 48-34 win. Stockton finished with 7 total TDs (3 passing, 4 rushing), and Clark had 3 receiving TDs.
Union County vs George Walton Academy (Canceled due to COVID)
West Hall 14, Chestatee 8
East Hall 41, Johnson 3
Gainesville 48, Discovery 0
#8 Lanier 38, Denmark 27
#3 Buford 47, Clarke Central 0
Cherokee Bluff 52, Ga Military College 0
Lakeview 34, Walker 0