Week 6 Scores & Recaps
Week Six is in the books. Here’s what went down on Friday night.
The Most Dramatic – Dawson’s 42-35 win over White County
The Biggest Blowout – Rabun 70-36 over East Jackson
The Biggest Upset – Unranked Dawson downing #5 White County 42-35
Dawson County 42, #5 White County 35
The Tigers overcame a third quarter deficit and relied heavily on Zach Holtzclaw, who threw 6 TD passes, including the game-winner to Jaden Gibson for 77 yards with under four minutes to play. Gibson sealed the win with a pick. Dakohta Sonnichsen and Tyler Lane had 2 TDs each, and J Ben Haynes and Riley Stancil each had 2 TDs for the Warriors. White County overcame an early 14-0 hole to take a 28-21 lead in the third before Haynes exited with a lower right leg injury. He was on crutches the entire second half. Dawson County now has the inside track at the 7-AAA region title.
#1 Jefferson 40, #5 Flowery Branch 10
The Dragons had almost no problems with #5 Flowery Branch, winning 40-10. Flowery Branch took the early 3-0 lead before Jefferson got ahead with a Malaki Starks TD. He scored three straight touchdowns (9 yds, 3 yds, 2 yds). A 12-3 halftime lead for the Dragons ballooned to 33-3 by the time Flowery Branch finally got a score. Reese Johnson and Carter Stephenson both had TD runs, and Kam Robinson had a blocked punt TD. Starks finished with 131 rushing yards.
#1 Rabun County 70, East Jackson 36
It was over quickly, as the Cats jumped out to a 28-0 lead on Gunner Stockton TD passes to Tate Ramey (11 yds) and two to Adriel Clark (62 yds, 8 yds), and a rushing TD (15 yds). It was 56-15 at the break as Stockton had thrown two more TD passes, one to Ethan Clark (65 yds) and another to Adriel Clark (2 yds), and rushed in one from 12 yds out. Lang Windham had a 20-yd TD, and Hogan Woodard had a TD pass from Stockton early in the third from 31 yds out. The starters sat out the rest, and Rabun scored again on a Keilin Sanders (1 yd). East Jackson scored 21 of its points off the backups. Stockton finished with 415 passing yards and 6 TD, and rushed for 55 yards and 2 TD, giving him an 8-TD night. Clark had 117 receiving yards and 3 TD on 5 catches, while Windham had 111 yards receiving as well as 40 rushing and a TD. The 70 points is a new record for Rabun County, which had a previous best of 68 two years ago at Banks County.
#6 Commerce 41, Mt. Paran 9
Commerce ran all over Mt. Paran. Dreylan Martin and Sammy Brown both had first quarter TDs, and stretched the lead to 31-3 at the break. Trey Huff’s TD in the third made it 41-3 as the Tigers rolled.
#5 Haralson County 44, Banks County 0
The Leopards weren’t able to get anything going against a powerhouse opponent, despite playing at home.
Habersham Central 27, Winder-Barrow 21
The Raiders got back on the winning track with a solid yet close win over Winder on the road.
North Hall 42, West Hall 13
Cherokee Bluff 21, Gilmer 6
Hillgrove 28, Gainesville 27
#2 Buford 51, Central Gwinnett 0
Loganville 59, Johnson 0