Although there is a gas shortage affecting Georgia, there was no shortage of offense this weekend on the gridiron. Several big games had high scores and lots of offense. Here are just a few that caught my attention this weekend:
Clinch County 39, Irwin County 19 – In a rematch of last year’s Class A (Public) title game, the Panthers rallied from a 13-0 deficit led by Shannon Young’s three touchdowns and Trezman Marshall’s two touchdowns.
Northside Warner Robins 48, Ware County 7 – In their first meeting in the regular season, QB Tobias Oliver rushed for 200 yards and passed for 98 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles dominated the Gators. This was the first win over Ware County for Northside since the 2007 state championship game.
Houston County 63, Warner Robins 28 – Jake Fromm continued his aerial assault on opposing defenses with 394 yards and six touchdowns in leading the Bears to a rout over their county rivals. The Demons are now 0-4 and given up the most points since 2014 when they lost to Houston County 62-30. In case you wondered, the most points Warner Robins has ever given up with 67 in 1966 when they lost to Lanier (Macon), 67-13.
Valdosta 56, Thomas County Central 39 – In one of the highest scoring games in the series, the Wildcats broke the game open on a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown with five minutes left in the game. The teams combined for 84 points in last year’s meeting (Valdosta 59-35). Valdosta has now won 12 straight in the series.
Coffee 49, University Christian (Jacksonville, Florida) 21 – Junior defensive back/received Jarquavious Jefferson broken open a tight game with Coffee leading 21-14 in the second quarter when he returned a punt for a touchdown then on the next offensive series for University Christian, Jefferson intercepted a pass as the Trojans took a 28-14 lead into halftime. Coffee coach Robbie Pruitt formerly coached University Christian before moving to Georgia.
Grayson 39, Deerfield Beach (Florida) 14 – In a battle of top ten-ranked teams in their respective states, #3 Grayson topped #8 Deerfield Beach as QB Chase Brice was 12-of-16 for 160 yards and three touchdowns.
Villa Rica 41, Woodland (Cartersville) 0 – Villa Rica jumped out to an early 27-0 lead as RB Elijah Fluker had runs of 26 and 30 yards. The defense held Woodland to 10 yards rushing in the first half.
Top ranked teams:
- 7A – Roswell (3-0)
- 6A – Houston County (5-0)
- 5A – Buford (2-1) although Stockbridge and Carrollton are undefeated.
- 4A – Cartersville (4-0)
- 3A – Greater Atlanta Christian (3-1)
- 2A – Fitzgerald (3-0)
- 1A (Public) – Commerce (3-0)
- 1A (Private) – Eagle’s Landing Christian (4-0)