Week Five Scores & Recaps

There was a local interest game in #3 Stephens vs White County. Commerce had a big test at #9 Lincoln County, and Banks looked to remain unbeaten. #1 Rabun looked to hand Heard County a loss on their own field and also stay unbeaten. That and much more. Here’s what went down in Week Five.

#3 Stephens County 53, White County 14

The Indians scored as often as they wanted to, and capitalized on several miscues by White County. Working often with a short field, Stephens County rolled up a quick 21-7 first quarter lead, and stretched it to 37-7 by the half. Javin Gordon had 4 TD runs, and Ben Stowe connected with Cam Lacy for 3 TDs, while Stephens also notched a pair of safeties. White County got a 95-yd KO return for a TD by Caysen Duvall, and a Tripp Nix 5-yd TD.

#1 Rabun County 42, Heard County 13

The Wildcats secured a cruising 42-13 win at Heard County. After a bit of a slow start, Rabun County got going with a Jaden Gibson 75-yd TD from Keegan Stover to pull ahead 7-6. A Lang Windham 4-yd TD and Noah Legault 45-yd pick six made it a 21-6 ballgame. Stover hit Legault with a 45-yd TD late in the first half to push it up to 28-6. Later in the game, Gibson had a 40-yd TD reception from Stover to cap the scoring and make it a 42-6 game at the time, as Rabun County remains unbeaten at 4-0.

Habersham Central 28, Forsyth Central 14

Habersham Central hung on for a great win on the road, showing fortitude to continue battling back. With less than a minute to go in the first quarter, the Raiders rallied from a 14-7 deficit to tie the game up. A timely turnover early in the second led to a Blandon Grizzle 2-yd TD run to give Hab Central a 21-14 edge. That lead ballooned to 28-14 around the midway point in the second. Forsyth Central’s 34-yd FG try at the end of the half missed, keeping it a 14-point lead for the Raiders. Though the offense wouldn’t find another score, the defense held strong for the 28-21 win in the final non-region game.

Banks County 33, George Walton 0

The Leopards are now 4-0 following a shutout win over George Walton. It marks the first 4-0 start for the team since 1991, when Banks opened up 6-0. Though several players got in on the action, Andrew Shockley once again made highlights, including a kickoff return to open the third with a TD. Banks County also had a blocked field goal that was returned for a score.

Commerce 28, #9 Lincoln County 12

The Tigers got a second win over a state-ranked opponent, this time a thrilling 28-12 win over Lincoln. It was the usual suspect, one Jaiden Daniels, who got the thing started. The sophomore went 25 yards for a first quarter TD, and his second TD in the second quarter made it a 14-0 lead. That held through the break, and Jacari Huff got a 74-yd TD of his own in the third to ratchet the lead up to 21-0 before Lincoln retaliated with a TD to make it a 21-6 ballgame. In the fourth, Lincoln scored again to cut it to 21-12. Huff got his second TD later to stretch it to 28-12 and put the game on ice.

Union County 48, West Hall 7

The Panthers torched the Spartans by a 48-7 win, making Union County now 4-1 on the season heading into to back-to-back BYE weeks.

Coosa 31, Towns County 14

The Indians suffered a tough 31-14 loss at Coosa in a second straight loss to drop to 1-3 on the season.

OTHER LOCAL GAMES OF INTEREST

  • North Hall 69, East Hall 0
  • East Jackson 35, Franklin County 17
  • Cherokee Bluff 42, Chestatee 21
  • #1 Buford 44, #2 Carver 16
  • Lambert 43, Flowery Branch 20
  • North Forsyth 14, Jackson County 3
  • East Forsyth 42, Johnson 0
  • Hart County 31, #7 St. Francis 7
  • #4 Gainesville 54 Apalachee 0
  • Georgia Military vs Riverside (Score Unknown)

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