Alpharetta wins on last second field goal, Johns Creek earns first win

Week 4 (Sept. 8) football recap



Class 7A

Colquitt County 28, Roswell 0 — Colquitt County improved to 2-1 against Roswell in team’s third meeting in three years with a shutout win Friday night in Moultrie. The loss marked the first time Roswell had failed to score since 1998.

Roswell’s offense was held to under 200 yards of total offense by the Packers who opened a 14-0 lead with consecutive touchdowns late in the first half on their way to the 28-0 win.

Meadowcreek 29, Forsyth Central 27 — Forsyth Central put points on the board for the first time in six games dating to last season, but their comeback attempt fell short Friday night against Meadowcreek.

The Mustangs scored on their opening offensive play and the Bulldogs had to fight back the remainder of the game. The Bulldogs came within one score in the fourth quarter, but a Mustang field goal put the game out of reach.

Lambert 28, Cherokee 0 — Lambert earned its first win of the season with a shutout over struggling Cherokee Friday night.

Lambert held the Warriors to under 100 yards of total offense while Lambert quarterback Bobby Gabriel scored two touchdowns and a blocked punt was returned for a Longhorns’ score.

South Forsyth 30, South Gwinnett 23 — South Forsyth used late game heroics to down South Gwinnett for the second straight year and remain unbeaten (4-0) on the year.

South quarterback Cal Morris scored on a long touchdown rush with under two minutes in the game to break the tie and South’s defense held on for the close victory.  

Hillgrove 42, West Forsyth 20 — West Forsyth couldn’t contain Hillgrove’s talented offense Friday night, with West allowing over 500 yards of total offense.

Hillgrove opened a 28-0 lead in the second quarter, which proved enough to power the Hawks to the win.

West quarterback Zach Burns compiled over 230 yards with two touchdowns in the loss.


Class 6A

Alpharetta 34, Centennial 31 — Alpharetta and Centennial’s matchup came down to the last play for the second straight year, but this time, the Raiders came out on top.

Alpharetta scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, including a 20-yard field goal from Dylan Schorr as time expired, to start Region 7-AAAAAA play with a win.

A Jaycee Horn interception, his second of the game, set up Alpharetta for the game-winning field goal.

Chattahoochee 21, Cambridge 13 — After allowing 53 points to Cambridge last year, Chattahoochee’s defense held the Bears at bay Friday night to open region play 1-0.

A defensive struggle held the score at 7-7 entering the fourth quarter, but Hooch opened the game up with two touchdowns in just over two minutes to take a 21-7 lead.

Cambridge would cut the lead to one score just two minutes later with a touchdown reception from Ridge Polk, but an interception from Hooch’s T Lee with 1:23 remaining secured the victory for the Cougars.

Johns Creek 21, Pope 13 — Johns Creek earned its first win under head coach Matt Helmerich and opened its Region 7-AAAAAA schedule with a comeback win Friday night.

The Gladiators trailed 13-0 in the first quarter but a 50-yard touchdown pass from Zach Gibson to Matt Casey halved the lead early in the second. A 22-yard rushing score from Nate Hope and a made PAT gave Johns Creek the lead late in the third.

Hope added another rushing score with under two minutes remaining in the game and an interception by Caleb Broyles secured the Gladiators’ win.


Class 4A

Blessed Trinity 28, Creekview 27 — Blessed Trinity improved to 3-1 with a comeback win over Class 6A’s Creekview Friday night.

BT trailed 27-7 at the half but the Titans defense would hold the Grizzlies scoreless in the second half. Titans’ quarterback Jake Smith would connect with for three touchdown passes and Steele Chambers added a rushing score for BT in the win.

The Titans are now 4-0 all-time against Creekview.



Class A-Private

Fellowship Christian 24, Our Lady of Mercy 6 — Fellowship Christian used 24 first half points to power its way to a 24-6 win Friday night.

The Paladins scored all their points in the first half and held OLM to a single score late in the second quarter to improve to 2-1.

Whitefield Academy 40, King’s Ridge 28 — King’s Ridge couldn’t keep Whitefield quarterback Luke Persons, who accounted for all of the Wolfpacks’ touchdowns, in check Friday night. The Tigers fell to 0-2 in region play with the loss.

Turnovers were costly in the first half for the Tigers as they trailed 19-0 at the half. Though King’s Ridge managed to cut into that lead, Whitefield scored twice in the fourth to put the game away.

Mount Pisgah 45, Walker 21 — Mount Pisgah improved to 2-0 in region play with a lopsided win over Walker Friday night.

The Patriots led 21-7 at the half and cruised to their third straight win over Walker in the past three years. 

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