Week Nine Scores & Recaps
Week Nine was awesome! More clarity was given to regions around the area with the results of Friday night.
*keep checking back for additions to the recaps as that data becomes available.*
#2 Rabun County 41, #6 Elbert County 21
The Wildcats dashed any doubt when going to the Granite Bowl. It was a blowout win, though only 14-0 at the break after Keegan Stover – Jaden Gibson made it 7-0 and a pick six by Nic Baloga made it 14-0. Stover and Gibson made it 21-0 in the third before the Blue Devils finally scored. But Rabun then struck again with Stover and Gibson for a 24-yd TD to make it 28-7, and after an onside kick, a Lang Windham capped the crazy third with a 34-yd TD to push it up to 35-7. The next score was historic, as Gibson caught a 9-yd TD to make him the state’s all-time leader in TD catches, and the play before he had set the yardage mark as well.
Union County 56, Providence Christian 49
The Panthers won a doozie against Providence Christian. It was a back-and-forth high scoring game, as Union edged out the 56-49 to go to 6-1 on the season and insert themselves as now a favorite to perhaps win a region championship.
#6 Jefferson 27, Flowery Branch 0
In their first game since the death of Elijah Dewitt, the Dragons and QB Max Aldridge (who donned Dewitt’s #2 jersey), shut out Flowery Branch on the road in a big region win. Aldridge hit Zay Minish on a post corner TD to open the can. He then hit Sammy Brown, who got the reception and powered in for the score and the 14-0 lead in the first. Aldridge’s third TD pass went to Bryant Cox in the third, making it 20-0. Minish got a fourth quarter rushing TD to cap it off at 27-0.
Commerce 49, Athens Christian 24
Commerce ran all over Athens Christian for a fifth straight win, and are a flawless 5-0 on the road this season. It’s a 1-0 start in region play as well. Jaden Daniels went off for north of 250 yards in the Tigers’ win. He got over 1,000 yards for the season with a first quarter TD from 34 yards out. Athens Christian tied it at 7 in the second, but Jacari Huff got the go-ahead score and Daniels added another. It was 21-10 at the break. Tysean Wiggins got in on the fun with a 66-yd TD in the third, and Daniels’ 35-yd TD stretched it to 35-16. AC closed it to within 35-24, but Daniels once again found pay dirt with a 66-yd score and the 42-24 lead. Huff capped the scoring with a 36-yd dagger.
Towns County 39, Johnson 21
The Indians finally ended the long 4-game losing streak with a win at Johnson of 39-21, giving coach Jason Roquemore a win against his former program. It’s a big win for Towns County, who needs that confidence and momentum heading into the final stretch of games.
Dawson County 31, Wesleyan 24
What a statement for the Tigers, who had to claw back from being down in this one. It was all Dawson early when Davis Glass hit Dom LeBlanc for an 18-yd TD in the second quarter after a scoreless first. Kade Moledor had a short-yardage TD run to make it 14-0 late in the half, but Wesleyan got a big TD in the final seconds before the break. The Wolves added an early third quarter FG to cut it to 14-10 and took the lead late in the quarter on a 52-yd TD pass. It was 17-all when LeBlanc knocked in a 19-yd FG early in the fourth. Wesleyan responded with a go-ahead TD on another passing TD. It took just seconds for the Tigers to respond when Glass found LeBlanc with a 75-yd TD pass to tie it back up at 24 apiece. With just under 4 to play, Glass converted a 4th down 1-yd TD run as the game-winner.
White County 56, West Hall 14
It was all Warriors and Tripp Nix in this big region win to snap the 3-game slide that White County was on. Nix had a 21-yd TD run in the first, then Ryan Fowler had a 2-yd score to make it 14-0 early. Nix’s 33-yd TD run and Fowler’s 50-yd TD made it a 28-0 first quarter. In the second, Nix hit Von Dre Nelson for a 70-yd TD, and it was followed with a Nix-to-Colton Turner 50-yd TD and the 42-0 lead. A 61-yd punt return TD by Caysen Duvall midway through the second made it a ridiculous 49-0 lead. Braxton Anderson got in on the action with a 7-yd TD late in the third for the 56th and final point. West Hall scored its points late.
#3 Gainesville 34, Habersham Central 0
It was 21-0 at the break, as Gainesville shut down Habersham Central. Darius Cannon, the former White County product, had a first half TD, as did Tre Reece, former Jefferson standout. Cannon caught another TD in the second half to make it 27-0.
OTHER LOCAL GAMES OF INTEREST
- #1 Buford 39, #1 Mill Creek 27
- North Hall 28, Chestatee 21
- Walnut Grove 28, Cherokee Bluff 25
- Bethlehem 41, Riverside 7