Round 2 Scores & Recaps
Things got serious in Round 2, where Commerce, Dawson, Jefferson, and Rabun all played for a shot at the quarterfinals. Here’s what happened on the big stage!
#1 Jefferson 35, #2 Hapeville Charter 0
The Dragons flexed on both sides of the ball, and used a pair of Malaki Starks TD runs to shut down Hapeville Charter. It was a top-10 matchup in round two, but Jefferson also got TDs from Spencer Neese, Paxton Corkery, and Max Aldridge. The 35-0 win makes it 100-0 over the first two rounds of the playoffs.
#1 Rabun County 35, #3 Model 0
Rabun County marches back into the Quarterfinals with a convincing 35-0 win over Model. Gunner Stockton threw a few TD passes to Adriel Clark, including a 46-yarder in the first to give the Cats the early lead. Stockton ran one in from the 12 late in the first to go up 14-0, then threw a 50-yd TD to Clark in the final seconds of the first half to make it 21-0 going into the break. Late in the third, Stockton got a 15-yd TD pass to Clark, which gave the Cats a 28-0 lead and in the process tied the state record for receiving TD in a single season with 27. Lang Windham had a rushing TD later to cap the scoring. Stockton’s 3 TD passes gives him 43 for the year, tying his sophomore season personal best. He now has 120 career TD passes.
#1 Commerce 28, #2 Gordon Lee 14
Commerce got an early TD by Trey Huff to take a lead, but Gordon Lee tied it up. A Dreylan Martin TD had the same effect, though the Tigers were up 14-7 into the break. Sammy Brown scored two second half TDs to give Commerce a ticket to the quarterfinals.
#1 Oconee County 42, #3 Dawson County 7
#2-ranked Oconee County didn’t give Dawson much of a chance, as the Tigers saw their season come to a close on the road.
#1 Buford 42, #3 Cambridge 7
#2 Carver-Atl 23, #1 Cherokee Bluff 21
#1 Marist 24, #2 Flowery Branch 0
#1 GAC 33, #2 North Hall 0
#1 Collins Hill 17, #2 Denmark 6