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Week 6 (Sept. 22) football recap

South Forsyth prevails in top-10 matchup, Hooch 3-0 in region



Class 7A

Archer 37, Roswell 26 — Roswell nearly erased a 24-point deficit, but its comeback attempt was quelled in the final minute against No. 3-ranked Archer.

Archer raced out to a 31-7 halftime lead, but Roswell scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second half and held the Tigers’ to 100-yards of offense in the second half.

Trailing 31-26 with four minutes remaining, Roswell drove into Archer territory. But with two minutes left, an Archer interception was returned for a touchdown to seal the Tigers’ win.  

Kennesaw Mountain 49, Forsyth Central 42 (OT) — Forsyth Central keeps coming so close to its first victory of the season, but once again the Bulldogs wound up on the wrong end of a heartbreaker Friday night.

The Bulldogs trailed 35-7 in the second quarter but fought back to tie the game with a touchdown and 2-point conversion in the final minutes.

However, their comeback attempt fell short as Central fumbled in overtime, dropping the Bulldogs to 0-5 this season. Four of Central’s losses have been by one score, including two in overtime.  

Lambert 36, Wheeler 27 — After a flood of scoring in the first half, things settled down between Lambert and Wheeler Friday night and the Longhorns earned their second win of the season (2-3).

Lambert trailed 27-24 at the half but held the Wildcats scoreless for the remainder of the game. Marcus Chatelain scored a rushing touchdown and Bryce Christensen added two field goals in the second half for the Longhorns who are now 2-0 all-time against Wheeler.

Woodstock 49, North Forsyth 17 — In a battle featuring two quarterbacks with some of the top passing numbers in the state, it was Woodstock’s Garrett Bass who led the Wolverines to victory.

Bass threw for over 400 yards Friday night while North’s Ben Bales passed for just over 350. But Bass and the Wolverines exploded for five touchdowns in the second half while holding the Raiders to 10 points.

North, which averaged 35 points per game entering the contest, fell to 0-4 all-time against Woodstock.

South Forsyth 37, Lassiter 20 — In a battle of two undefeated, top-10 ranked teams, South Forsyth used a three-touchdown fourth quarter to power its way to 5-0 on the season.

South held a slim 16-13 lead after three quarters before three rushing touchdowns from Jared Honey and Jordan Brunson put the War Eagles in a commanding 37-13 lead with a minute remaining.

South’s defense held Lassiter, which averaged 41 points per game, to two touchdowns.

West Forsyth 20, Newnan 10 — West Forsyth closed out its non-region schedule at 4-1 after outlasting Newnan Friday night.

The tilt was tied 10-10 midway through the third quarter, but West’s Zachary Burns scored a 1-yard rushing touchdown and a Bryce Jones field goal with two minutes to go earned West the win.

Jones opened the scoring with a 51-yard field goal, a school record, in the first quarter.


Class 6A

Centennial 34, Cambridge 21 — Cambridge led 21-17 at the half and was seeking its first win of the season, but the Bears were held scoreless in the second half and dropped to 0-5.

Julian Nixon scored a rushing touchdown, Nicky Solomon made a field goal and Max Brosmer connected with Nixon for a touchdown pass to earn Centennial its second straight win.

Centennial improved to 2-1 in region play while the Bears are at the bottom of the standings at 0-3.

Chattahoochee 30, Dunwoody 14 — Chattahoochee has found itself in a position it has not held for five years after Friday’s win over Dunwoody — alone atop the region standings.

The Cougars showed off their ground game with four rushing touchdowns and returned punt for a score to advance to 3-0 in region play.

The Cougars are now 3-1 against Dunwoody all-time.

Johns Creek 38, Northview 21 — Johns Creek built a 25-0 early in the third quarter and hung on for a third straight win over Northview.

The Gladiators’ used two touchdown passes from Zach Gibson and two rushing scores from Nate Hope in the win.

Northview fell to 0-2 in region play with the loss and has given up more than 33 points per game in all four games this season.

Class 4A

Blessed Trinity 45, McCallie School (TN) 19 — What a difference a year makes.

McCallie dominated BT 56-6 last season. But this year, the Titans defense stood tall and their offense had no trouble finding the scoreboard as BT finished its non-region schedule at 5-1.

Elijah Greene scored four touchdowns and BT’s defense forced two turnovers and held the Blue Tornado, which averages 40 points per game, to three scores.

McCallie is ranked fifth in Tennessee according to MaxPreps.

Class A-Private

Mount Pisgah 55, Pinecrest Academy 24 — The last two contests between Mount Pisgah and Pinecrest Academy were decide by three points. Not this year.

The Patriots offense improved on its 37 points per game average with a lopsided win over struggling Pinecrest Friday night.

With the win, Pisgah sits atop the Region 6-A Div. B standings at 3-0 while Pinecrest fell to 0-2.

Walker 29, St. Francis 14 — St. Francis found the scoreboard first Friday night, but Walker put together 22 unanswered points, including a safety, to down the Knights.

Robert Jones put the Knights ahead midway through the first quarter, but Walker would take the lead and extend it to two scores before a Sam Hines touchdown cut the lead to 22-14. However, the Knights would be unable to find the end zone again and fell to 0-2 in region play.


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