Week 8 Scores & Recaps
Week Eight is in the books. Here’s what went down on Friday night. All told, our locals pitched three shutouts (Jefferson, Dawson County, White County)
The Most Dramatic – Franklin 29-28 over Stephens
The Biggest Blowout – Jefferson 49-0 over Cedar Shoals
The Biggest Upset – Franklin’s win over Stephens
Union County 19, Banks County 7
Union County hadn’t played in weeks, and it showed early on. Both teams were scoreless after one before Logan Helcher (2 TD) sparked the Panthers with a 66-yd TD run. Jonah Daniel had a rushing score in the 3rd, and a receiving TD from Helcher in the 4th as Union won a region opener.
#3 Commerce 55, Towns County 7
Sammy Brown and Tyelon Brock got the Tigers up 14-0 after one. Towns cut it to within 14-7 in the second before Commerce pulled away for good. Trey Huff and Elijah Burns got TD runs to push it to 28-7. Huff and Brown both scored again before the break, padding the lead to 41-7. Michael Sherman and Colton Hill polished off the scoring.
#1 Jefferson 49, Cedar Shoals 0
Not much resistance for Cedar Shoals. The Dragons went up 21-0 after one and made that 42-0 at the break. With a running clock, they got one more in the third. Malaki Starks had a 4-yd TD run, threw a TD pass of 27 yards to Spencer Neese and another one for 22 yards to Levin Lones. Carter Stephenson had a rushing score, as did Jordan Perry. Jaheim Hardy and Brian Habeck both had fumble recoveries for TDs. Starks finished with 117 rushing yards and 69 passing.
#1 Rabun County 42, Columbia Academy 6
The top offense in the state in Class 2A just continued to power past opposition. It was a 42-6 win in which the Cats ran off to a quick 21-0 lead. Lang Windham (122 yds) had an early rushing score before Gunner Stockton threw two TDs to Tate Ramey. Stockton’s second TD pass gave him 100 for his career, making him one of only 8 in state history to meet the mark. He also eclipsed 8,000 career passing yards in the win, putting him 20th on the all-time list. Stockton (238 yds) threw 4 TDs and ran for one more. Adriel Clark (141 yds) had 2 TD catches.
Dawson County 35, Gilmer 0
The Tigers won big and kept Gilmer to a bagel on the board. Zach Holtzclaw’s 72-yd TD pass to Tyler Lane capped the scoring in the third quarter. He threw a 54-yd TD earlier in the game to Dakohta Sonnichsen, Conley Dyer had a short-yardage TD run. Holtzclaw and Isaiah Grindle also had TD runs.
White County 35, West Hall 0
The Warriors got back on the winning track and pitched a shutout. It was Silas Mulligan who did much of the heavy lifting, scoring on 4-, 12-, and 38-yd TD runs after Zion McMullen opened the scoring with a TD run. Riley Stancil had a 5-yd TD run to cap the scoring.
Franklin County 29, Stephens County 28
Franklin dealt the Indians a huge blow with a second straight region loss. The Indians fell in dramatic fashion by a single point.
North Hall 33, Lumpkin County 10
The Indians got a big game from Cooper Scott, how threw a TD and Caleb Norrell had 103 yards receiving on 5 catches. Lumpkin continues to search for the first win of 2020.
#7 Dacula 50, Habersham Central 14
Dacula never really let up, as the Raiders were countered after both of their TDs with quick strikes by #7 Dacula.
East Hall/Chestatee (moved to 10/24)
#5 Flowery Branch 42, North Oconee 35 (2 OT)
Lakeview 14, King’s Ridge 6
Jackson County 43, Johnson 0
Denmark 52, Lambert 14