Week 7 Scores & Recaps
What a night! Some big games were on tap, and here’s what happened around the area in Week 7!
The Most Dramatic – Lumpkin outlasts Gilmer, 32-30
The Biggest Blowout – Jefferson beats East Hall, 63-0
The Biggest Upset – North Hall 51-20 over White County
#8 Monroe Area Purple Hurricanes 34, #6 Stephens County Indians 24
The Purple Hurricanes mounted a fourth quarter comeback behind 4 TD from Selatian Slaughter. #6 Stephens got up early on a Ben Stowe TD pass to Corey Richie and a Colton Barmas 25-yd FG. However, #8 Monroe scored twice in the second to take a 20-10 lead into the half. Stowe threw 2 third quarter TDs to Cam Lacy, one for 51 yards and another for 82 to give the Indians a brief 24-20 lead. In the fourth, Selatian scored twice on rushing TDs to complete the comeback.
#1 Rabun County Wildcats 28, #3 Pierce County Bears 21
It was as predicted, as we at BLITZ called LIVE on WDUN a 31-17 win. Our score was off a little, but Gunner Stockton and company definitely turned some heads across the state. Rabun held an early 7-0 lead on a Stockton rushing score before Pierce tied it up. The 7-7 score held to the break. Rabun went up 21-7 before the Bears charged back to pull within 21-14. After going back up 28-14, again Pierce came back to within 28-21 and had the ball, but were stopped on a hook and ladder play to turn it back over to the Cats, who ran out the clock. Stockton had a 10-yard TD run in the first, then threw a TD pass from 6-yards out to Baxley O’Brien in the third. Stockton had a 22-yard TD pass to Jaden Gibson in the fourth, and another TD pass to Lang Windham from 8-yards out midway through the quarter.
#1 Jefferson Dragons 63, East Hall Vikings 0
There was no drama here, as the Dragons scored 28 in the first and 21 in the second on the way to a 63-0 blowout win. Tre Reece had a 39-yard TD run and a 53-yard punt return TD. Jordan Perry, making his return, scored a 13-yard TD. Sammy Brown (162 yards) tallied TD runs of 18 yards, 14 yards, and 74 yards. Isaiah Copeland had a 4-yard TD, Christopher Law had a 1-yd score, and Xavier Manish had a 53-yard punt return TD.
Lumpkin County Indians 32, Gilmer Bobcats 30
After a scoreless first, the Indians got a Will Wood 25-yard TD run to take a 6-0 second quarter lead. Gilmer scored a couple minutes later and added a 2PC, but Wood responded with a 5-yard TD. Cooper Scott got the 2PC to make it 14-8 Lumpkin. The Bobcats got a passing TD seconds left before the break to go back up 16-14. In the third, Scott scored on a 9-yard TD to reclaim the lead at 20-16 heading into the fourth. Scott’s 7-yard TD run in the opening seconds of the final quarter advanced the lead to 26-16 after the 2PC failed. Gilmer stormed back with a TD to cut to within 26-22. Scott threw a 61-yard TD pass to Tavion Lawrence with 5:23 to go, making it 32-22. Gilmer notched a 4-yard TD with 4:50 left to get within 32-30. The Indians made it interesting by fumbling away their possession, and Gilmer got to the 22-yard line with one minute to go. However, the defense buckled down for the 32-30 win.
#1 Buford Wolves 58, Habersham Central Raiders 0
Not much to see here. The Wolves secured a quick 58-0 win over the Raiders in Buford.
North Hall Trojans 51, White County Warriors 20
Trailing 6-0, White County got a boost when Darius Cannon took a punt back 75 yards for a go-ahead TD midway through the second. It was North Hall up 13-7 at the half, but cannon got a 69-yard TD reception from Tripp Nix to open the second half and give White County a 14-13 lead. Another Nix-to-Cannon TD, this one going 73 yards, got the Warriors within 23-20 after North Hall scored 10 straight. From there, Kevin Rochester and company reeled off 28 straight points to close out the game.
Union County Panthers 48, Riverside Military Eagles 14
The Panthers got their first win in the Michael Perry era with a region victory by a 48-14 final over Riverside.
Commerce Tigers 35, Greene County Tigers 7
Jaiden Daniels went wild in a 35-7 win. The freshman stud RB scored from 5 yards out in the second quarter to put Commerce up 7-0. Daniels found pay dirt 2 more times in the quarter to lift the Tigers up 21-zip. That held through halftime. Dreylan Martin’s TD in the fourth put the stamp on it, and Jackson Morris scored a 6-yard TD to cap it and secure the win.
Lincoln County Red Devils 43, Towns County Indians 12
The Indians traveled to Lincoln and fell hard in a 43-12 final.
#8 Cherokee Bluff 40, West Hall 6
#5 Hart County 37, Franklin County 0
North Oconee 48, Chestatee 20
#1 Oconee County 35, East Jackson 7
#5 Fellowship Christian 45, Lakeview 0
Lambert 37, Gainesville 28
Jackson County 47, Loganville 23
Walnut Grove 38, Johnson 0
Denmark 31, Forsyth Central 6