Week 9 Scores & Recaps
Week Nine is in the books. Here’s what went down on Friday night.
The Most Dramatic – Dawson County 38-21 win over West Hall
The Biggest Blowout – Cherokee Bluff 41-6 over Lumpkin
The Biggest Upset – Habersham’s 36-15 historic win over #9 Lanier
#1 Rabun County vs Banks County (Rescheduled)
Rescheduled for Saturday evening at 7:30 PM
Elbert County 31, Union County 10
After a scoreless first quarter, Elbert took a 10-0 lead in the second, benefiting from a pair of picks off Logan Helcher. That lead held true to the break. In the second half, Union notched a field goal, and a bit later got a TD pass from Helcher to Noah Underwood to tie the game at 10 apiece. After a third interception off Helcher, Elbert got back in front late in the third with a TD pass to go up 17-10. The fourth quarter saw big-time defensive stops by both sides, but the Blue Devils came up with another score and the 24-10 lead. A 50-yd TD run late in the fourth made it a no-doubter, as EC went up 31-10.
#9 Cherokee Bluff 41, Lumpkin County 6
Cherokee Bluff didn’t quite roll through the Indians, as Lumpkin held within 13-0 at the break. The Bears took full control in the second half, rolling to a 41-6 victory.
Habersham Central 36, #9 Lanier 15
The Raiders came up with a monumental win! This gives the Raiders not only a top-10 signature type of win for head coach Benji Harrison, it means Hab now has two wins in region play and their chances of making the playoffs just skyrocketed. The Raiders went up 6-0 early, and fell behind 7-6 before reclaiming the lead, 14-7 at the end of one. Late in the second quarter, Habersham’s defense bowed up with a big turnover and turned it into a TD to go up 21-7. That score led into the break. A field goal pushed it to 24-7, and Lanier stormed back to cut within 23-15. The Raiders took off from that to earn their first win ever over Lanier, and moved to 2-2 in region play.
Dawson County 38, West Hall 21
The Tigers went up quickly 7-0 before West Hall came back with a TD. Before the break, Caleb Bonesteel notched a clutch field goal to give Dawson the 10-7 lead. That lead was stretched to 17-7 going into the fourth. Conley Dyer’s TD run early in the final quarter put the game on ice, 24-7. Dyer struck again later as the Tigers went on to a fourth straight win and moved to 3-0 in region.
Gainesville 28, South Forsyth 14
#2 Buford 44, Shiloh 0
Apalachee 45, Johnson 0
Mt. Pisgah 31, Lakeview 15
#5 Flowery Branch 27, Cedar Shoals 20
North Hall 33, Gilmer 13
North Oconee 48, East Hall 7
Madison County 44, Chestatee 21