Week 10 Scores & Recaps
Week 10 clinched state for many teams, and for others dashed their playoff hopes.
The Most Dramatic – Cherokee Bluff beats Dawson 21-14
The Biggest Blowout – Banks 67-7 over Riverside
The Biggest Upset – Social Circle 28-19 over Commerce
#1 Rabun County Wildcats 45, Elbert County Blue Devils 7
The Wildcats on senior night were blacked out, and Gunner Stockton tied the state record for TD passes all time. He accounted for 5 TD, and threw 3 to 3 different receivers. Rabun was up 14-0 before Elbert got its lone TD. From there, the Wildcats scored 31 unanswered on the way to a win that essentially locked up an 8th straight region championship.
#1 Jefferson Dragons 41, Chestatee War Eagles 7
The Dragons were up 41-0 at the break. Tre Reece had a pair of TD runs, including a 10-yard and 58-yarder. Reese Johnson had a 12-yard score, Jordan Perry had one from 20 yards out, and Isaiah Copeland (19 yds) and Kadin Bailey (29 yds) also had scoring runs. Jefferson held Chestatee to -2 rushing yards, while the Dragons had 345. Perry finished with 87 yards, Reece had 76, and Johnson had 75. A banged up Jefferson played without Malaki Starks for a third straight game, as well as without Sammy Brown.
White County Warriors 49, Lumpkin County Indians 13
The Warriors picked up their second straight region win, which is crucial to their playoff hopes. Bryson Cronic had a 3-yard TD run early to put White County up for good, before Tripp Nix hit Alex Thornton for a 21-yard TD. A 48-yard TD from Nix to Darius Cannon advanced it to 21-zip. Cooper Scott connected with Harper Davenport on a 13-yard TD to get Lumpkin on the board just before the break. Cannon opened the second half with a 75-yard kickoff return for a TD to push it to 28-7 Warriors. After the Indians got another score on a Gus Faulkner 15-yarder, Silas Mulligan notched a 29-yard TD run. Nix found Cronic for a 42-yard TD to start the fourth, and Ryan Fowler had a 29-yard TD to close it out.
Social Circle Redskins 28, Commerce Tigers 19
After a scoreless first, the Tigers got on the board first with a Dreylan Martin fourth down TD run. Commerce turned the ball over multiple times, giving Social Circle a 14-7 lead at the half. That stretched to 21-7 before Trey Garnto had a rushing score to pull within 21-13, which held until the fourth. Social Circle went up 28-13, but Garnto notched another TD run to pull it to 28-19. Jaiden Daniels had 180 yards rushing in the loss.
Greene County Tigers 63, Towns County Indians 36
It goes down as one of the highest-scoring games in Towns County history, as the Indians had a great offensive showing. However, the defense allowed 63 points as the Indians dropped a third straight contest.
#7 Cherokee Bluff Bears 21, Dawson County Tigers 14
After a scoreless first quarter, Zach Holtzclaw hooked up with Braedon Hubbard with a 14-yard go-ahead TD. Cherokee Bluff tied it up late in the second, and just before the half went up with a 35-yard TD pass. The Bears pushed that to 21-7 in the third, and that score held up to the final quarter. Jackson Gridle’s 14-yard TD with 7:03 to play was the final score.
#4 Hart County Bulldogs 9, #10 Stephens County Indians 7
The Indians nearly pulled off a monumental win, but fell 9-7 in a top-10 region showdown.
Habersham Central Raiders 20, Central Gwinnett Knights 0
The Raiders snapped a 5-game skid with a shutout win over Central Gwinnett on the road.
Banks County Leopards 67, Riverside Eagles 7
The Leopards put up a program record 67 points, tallying their first-ever 60-point game in a blowout win over Riverside. This ensures Banks County a spot in the state playoffs, and knocks out Riverside. Andrew Shockley had a 61-yard TD on the first play to set the tone for Banks. Bowen Roberts then threw a 10-yard TD to Bryson Cheek before Shockley had a 6-yard TD run. It was 21-0 at the end of one. Shockley had a 2-yard TD run early in the third, and had a 15-yard TD a bit later to make it 34-0. Roberts threw a 15-yard TD to Shockley to make it 41-0. Roberts then found Caine Griffith for a 45-yard TD to push the lead to 48-0 going into the break. Brayden Williams (10 yds) and Clay Smith (2 yds) helped get it to 67-0 before Riverside scored in garbage time.
#1 Buford 56, Lanier 0
Flowery Branch 32, Madison County 8
West Forsyth 40, Gainesville 7
East Jackson 26, Franklin County 0
Eastside 42, Jackson County 7
Gilmer 26, West Hall 21
Greenbrier 56, Johnson 0
Denmark 17, South Forsyth 14