Week 11 Scores & Recaps
Week 11 saw some great games being played under the lights, and many playoff dreams came to fruition or were shattered. Here’s what happened…
The Most Dramatic – #2 Oconee County defeats Stephens County 16-7
The Biggest Blowout – #1 Rabun County 56-14 over Union
The Biggest Upset – #5 North Oconee 11-6 over #1 Jefferson & Commerce 31-20 over #7 Washington-Wilkes
#1 Rabun County Wildcats 56, Union County Panthers 14
In one half, the Wildcats scored all 56 of their points. Gunner Stockton threw 5 TD passes, including his first for 1-yard to Tate Ramey to set the state all-time record. Lang Windham had 4 total TDs, while Baxley O’Brien had 2 TD catches. Stockton threw for 283 yards, while Windham had 166 on the ground and Jaden Gibson 177 receiving. The Wildcats officially nailed down an 8th straight region championship.
#5 North Oconee Titans 11, #1 Jefferson Dragons 6
In one of the most shocking results in the state, the Dragons dropped a slobber-knocker 11-6. A North Oconee safety in the first held until the second, when a 2-yard plunge put the Titans up 9-0. Jefferson accounted for negative 12 (-12) rushing yards in the first half. In the second, another safety made it 11-0. Tre Reece gave Jefferson life with a 56-yard TD early in the third to pull within 11-6, but no one scored the rest of the way in the 11-6 final.
Dawson County Tigers 42, Lumpkin County Indians 8
Dawson got off to a quick start with a Conley Dyer first quarter TD. A safety for Lumpkin made it 7-2 going into the second. Dyer added a 37-yard TD to go up 14-2 going into the half. Dyer scored his third TD of the night in the third from 25 yards out to push Dawson up 21-2. Zach Holtzclaw threw a 13-yard TD to Bailey Dameron to make it 28-3. The Indians got a Mason Sullens 6-yard TD in the third to come within 28-8. Holtzclaw had a 30-yard rushing TD, and then hit Dom LeBlanc for a 29-yard TD to give the Tigers a 42-8 lead going into the fourth. That scored held to the end.
White County Warriors 52, Gilmer Bobcats 25
The Warriors were all over Gilmer early and often. Tripp Nix hit Bryson Cronic for a 9-yard TD and then a 28-yard TD to Darius Cannon to make it 13-0 in the first. Gilmer pulled within 13-7, but Silas Mulligan had a 7-yard TD, a 51-yard TD, and a 5-yard TD to push it up to 32-7 going into the break. A Nix 9-yard TD to Caden Pinson made it 39-13, and Gilmer scored in the fourth to cut to within 39-25. Cannon took the ensuing kick all the way for the TD and 45-25 lead. The final was 52-25 in favor of White.
Commerce Tigers 31, #7 Washington-Wilkes Tigers 20
The Tigers pulled off the upset, and we called it. Jaiden Daniels racked up 229 rushing yards in the victory. The Tigers got on the board first on a Daniels TD run. After Washington-Wilkes got within 7-6, Daniels scored again to make it 14-6. WW tied it up, but Ivy Tolbert knocked home a go-ahead field goal to get Commerce up 17-14 at the break. Daniels’ third TD of the night pushed it to 24-14 in the third quarter, and he scored AGAIN in the fourth to cap it with a 31-14 lead.
Social Circle Redskins 42, Towns County Indians 22
The Indians dropped a fourth straight game, falling 42-22 to Social Circle.
#2 Oconee County Warriors 16, Stephens County Indians 7
Despite being tied at 7 into halftime, the Warriors battled back for a 16-7 win over Stephens County.
Flowery Branch 30, Chestatee 20
Gainesville 13, Denmark 6
#6 Cherokee Bluff 28, North Hall 26
#1 Buford 38, Winder-Barrow 2
West Hall vs Johnson (no score reported)
Madison County 62, East Hall 18
#5 Hart County 52, East Jackson 18
#1 Monroe Area 50, Franklin County 7
St. Francis 33, Lakeview 12
Elbert County 38, Riverside 2
Jackson County 42, Greenbrier 27