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Week 7 (Sept. 29) football recap

Milton dominates rivals Roswell, Alpharetta remains unbeaten in region



Class 7A

Milton 40, Roswell 7 — Milton improved to 4-1 with a lopsided win over rivals Roswell Friday night, ending a three-game winning streak for the Hornets in the series.

The Eagles used 216 total yards and four total touchdowns from quarterback Jordan Yates in the win.

Roswell (1-4) tied the game at 7-7 midway through the first, but Milton’s defense would hold the Hornets scoreless the remainder of the game, including forcing two turnovers in the red zone.

Dash Hairston brought in two touchdown receptions for Milton and DJ Albright returned a free kick 60-yards for an Eagles’ score.

Friday’s game was the 63rd all-time meeting between the programs.


Class 6A

Alpharetta 35, North Atlanta 7 — Alpharetta remained undefeated in region play with a dominating win over North Atlanta (3-3, 1-3) Friday night.

The Raiders’ Matthew Downing scored a rushing touchdown and connected with Michael Marbaugh and Spencer Gaddis for three total touchdowns in the win.

Nolan Edmonds and Kevin Watkins each scored a rushing touchdown and Jack Stanton recorded three sacks for the Raiders’ defense.

With their win and a loss from Chattahoochee, the Raiders (4-1, 3-0) now lead the Region 7-AAAAAA standings.

Cambridge 27, Johns Creek 7 — Midway through its season, Cambridge earned its first win on the road against Johns Creek Friday night.

The Bears’ Hogan Dykes connected with receiver Ridge Polk for three scores in the win with Victor Valentine adding two field goals.

Cambridge led 17-7 entering the fourth quarter and extended its lead with Polk’s third touchdown reception of the night.

The Gladiators’ only score came from quarterback Zach Gibson on a 3-yard rush midway through the third quarter.

Johns Creek fell to 2-2 in region play and will host cross-town rivals Chattahoochee this Friday.

Centennial 45, Chattahoochee 28 — Centennial (3-3, 3-1) won its third straight region game and Chattahoochee (4-2, 3-1) lost its first Region 7-AAAAAA contest Friday night in Roswell.

Both teams exchanged quick blows on long plays in the first quarter with Centennial clinging to a 24-22 lead with two minutes left in the first half. Centennial would cap off its quick drive with a touchdown rush from quarterback Max Brosmer to lead by nine at the half.

A touchdown reception from the Knights’ Julian Nixon extended the lead midway through the third. Nixon added another touchdown in the fourth to put the Knights up 45-22 before Hooch scored on a pass from Jack Corrigan to Max Webb in the final minutes.

Northview 35, Dunwoody 13 — After a defensive struggle in the first half, Northview’s offense opened the taps in the second to earn the Titans’ first win of the year (1-4, 1-2).

Titans’ quarterback Colton McDaniel hit David Diamond for a touchdown pass and extended the lead with a 1-yard sneak in the third quarter. Dunwoody struck back with a touchdown in the fourth to put the score at 21-13, but a long drive and score from running back William Caylor allowed the Titans to cruise to the win late in the fourth.


Class A-Private

Walker 28, Fellowship Christian 27 — Fellowship Christian suffered a painful, last-second loss to region foes Walker Friday night.

With the game tied at 21-21 with under a minute to go, the Paladins Lawson Haigler scored on 10-yard rush, but Walker got penetration on PAT and forced a miss to keep the lead at 27-21.

Using two timeouts and plays to the sideline, Walker moved the ball down to Fellowship’s 26-yard line. With five seconds remaining, a Wildcats’ receiver found space in the middle of the end zone and made an acrobatic catch to tie the game as time expired.

Walker’s made PAT secured the win and dropped Fellowship to 1-2 in region play.

Mount Pisgah 45, King’s Ridge 14 — Mount Pisgah (5-1, 4-0) opened a 28-0 lead in the first quarter that powered them to a region win over King’s Ridge (1-4, 0-3) Friday night. The Patriots used four plays of 25-yards or more in the first quarter with two touchdowns from Connor Pursell.

Patriots’ quarterback Jacob Cendoya added two passing scores in the second half as Mount Pisgah’s offense put up over 35 points for the fourth time this season.

Mount Pisgah remained undefeated in Region 6-A Div. B with the win and sits atop the region standings.

Mount Paran 41, Pinecrest Academy 7 — Pinecrest Academy remains winless after Friday’s lopsided loss to region foes Mt. Paran.

The Paladins trailed 31-0 at the half against the No. 7-ranked team in Class A, and couldn’t find the end zone until late in the third quarter when Mickey Mangan scored on a 10-yard rush.

Pinecrest has lost five games in a season for the first time since 2013 and are winless through five contests for the first time since 2010.

Whitefield Academy 24, St. Francis 7 — St. Francis fell to Whitefield for the second straight year and dropped to 0-3 in region play with Friday night’s loss.

The Knights’ had a quick start, with quarterback Sam Hines connecting with TJ Tampa on a 70-yard passing touchdown just 48 seconds into the game, but it would be their only score of the contest.

The Knights will host region standing leaders Mount Pisgah next Friday. 

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