Week Six Scores & Recaps

Week Six makes the halfway point of the 2022 season. There were plenty of tight ball games around the area. Let’s dive right in.

*keep checking back for additions to the recaps as that data becomes available.*

Commerce Tigers 17, Banks County 14

The Tigers won our Game of the Week on a late field goal by Ivy Tolbert with 1:02 left in regulation. Tolbert knocked it home with ease from 26 yards out. Commerce used a pair of Tysean Wiggins TD runs, including a late third quarter game-tying score from 40 yards out. Banks County played very well defensively, and got their scores from Caine Griffith (one pass, one rush). Aaron Scott was the recipient of a 64-yd TD pass from Griffith that got Banks County on the board in the second. Trailing 7-6 in the third, Banks County went ahead with a Griffith 7-yd TD run and 2PC score from Andrew Shockley to Griffith. Turnovers plagued Banks County, as they fumbled it away in the red zone and threw 3 interceptions. The win was the 18th in a row for Commerce over Banks since 1991.

#1 Rabun County 28, #3 Whitefield Academy 14

The Wildcats won a close contest at home against Whitefield Academy. It was the same old song and dance early on, as the Wildcats went up 14-0 in the first. Whitefield retaliated, and Rabun held a slim 21-14 halftime lead. Keegan Stover connected twice in the first half with Jaden Gibson, and once with Noah Legault for the 3 TDs. The Wildcat defense buckled down the rest of the way, keeping Whitefield out of the end zone from there on. Rabun got another Stover-to-Gibson TD in the third quarter to wrap it up. For the game, Stover had 273 passing yards (30/40 passing), with 4 TD passes – 3 to Gibson (13 rec, 116 yds), and one to Legault.

Lanier 25, Habersham Central 21

The Raiders dropped a heartbreaker to open region play. It was a low-scoring affair heading into the second half, and Habersham took a lead of 14-7 with just under 10 left in the quarter. Lanier tied it at 14 with a touch over 3 minutes left in the third. A Zeke Whittington TD a couple minutes later from about 10 yards out gave Hab Central a 21-14 lead. Unfortunately, the Longhorns would score 11 unanswered for the win. Carson Parker threw for 167 yards, rushed for 147, and scored two rushing TDs. Whittington was credited with 12 receptions for 111 yards, and his TD was a 9-yd rushing TD.

#7 Jefferson 17, Clarke Central 7

The Dragons rolled up a big win to open region play against Clarke Central. It was a Max Aldridge 1-yd TD run in the first that got the Dragons going. That held until the third. He then connected with Bryant Cox, as the big man was WIDE OPEN in the end zone for a TD and a 14-0 lead. Chase Johnson hauled in a HUGE interception with a 43-yd return to keep it a 14-7 game with 8:52 left in the game, and Owen Botts gave a little padding with a clutch FG late to cap the scoring.

Lumpkin County 42, Pickens 7

The Indians remain unbeaten with a dominant region win over Pickens. Lumpkin held a 21-7 comfortable lead going into the break, and stretched it up to 28-7 going into the final stanza. Again, this marks the best start for the Indians since 1988. The Indians once again flexed their top-5 offense and defense. Lumpkin racked up north of 400 total yards, and held Pickens to its lowest output in 2022. Cooper Scott passed for 264 yards on 16-of-20 attempts. Cal Faulkner had a career night, collecting 10 receptions for 208 yards and 3 TDs. He scored on a 57-yd TD in the first quarter, and also had a 42-yd and 15-yd TD. Mason Sullens, who finished with 115 rush yds, also had a TD. Scott added a rushing TD to go with his 3 passing scores. Another Lumpkin score came on a clutch pick-six by Harper Davenport.

Dawson County 56, West Hall 7

It was never close, as Dawson County slammed the Spartans to the tune of a 56-7 victory. The Tigers are now 3-2 and 1-0 in region play. This marked the first 50-point game for the Tigers since last season’s matchup against West Hall, and the 56 is the most since a 63-point game against Lumpkin in 2020. This represents the 23rd all-time 50-plus point performance for Dawson County. Cade Moledor had 75 rushing yards and 2 TD, and Matt Bennett added another. Sawyer Bearden got a rushing TD and receiving from Davis Glass. Elijah Smith also had a rushing score. Glass also threw a TD to Dom LeBlanc, and Bentlee Caine added a late TD for Dawson.

OTHER LOCAL GAMES OF INTEREST

  • North Hall 14, Cherokee Bluff 12
  • East Jackson 45, Johnson 0
  • Eastside 34, Flowery Branch 14(THUR)
  • #1 North Oconee 52, Chestatee 7
  • Hart County 56, Cross Creek 0
  • Lakeview 27, Strong Rock 19
  • Oglethorpe 63, Riverside 12
  • #1 Buford 14, Marietta 0
  • Cedar Shoals 49, East Hall 21
  • Jackson County 28, Apalachee 10

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