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Week 9 (Oct. 13) football recap

South Forsyth gets crucial win, Alpharetta remains perfect in region play

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Class 7A

Walton 42, Roswell 21 — Walton’s offense got the better of Roswell Friday night, gaining nearly 500 yards and getting six touchdowns from quarterback Austin Kirksey.

Both teams exchanged scores early with Roswell scoring on a pass from Cordel Littlejohn to Walt Warren and a Littlejohn rush.

The score was tied 14 midway through the second quarter before Walton scored on two straight possessions to go up 28-14 at the half.

Roswell put up over 200 yards of offense in the second half but couldn’t find the scoreboard while Kirskey added two more scores.

Littlejohn compiled over 200 yards of Roswell’s 346 total for the game. The loss was Roswell first in region play since 2014.

West Forsyth 38, Forsyth Central 19 — West Forsyth opened a 31-0 lead and held Central scoreless until subs were brought in as the Wolverines improved to 1-1 in region play.

Ben Bresnehan scored three total touchdowns for the Wolverines. West also returned an interception and a kickoff for a touchdown in the win.

West’s defense has allowed 14 points per game in their past four games.

With the loss, Forsyth Central is still seeking its first win of the season (0-7, 0-2). The Bulldogs have yet to win a region game since joining Region 5-AAAAAAA last year (0-7).

South Forsyth 21, Milton 13 — South Forsyth’s defense held Milton to just 37 yards in the first half while scoring three rushing touchdowns from Jared Honey and Cal Morris, but Milton would fight back in the second half in a crucial region game for both teams.

Milton’s defense held South to 86 second half yards while Solomon Vanhorse scored to cut South’s lead to 21-13 in the third quarter. Turnovers and failed fourth-down conversions would keep that score late in the game.

South punted to Milton, who had a chance to tie the game with 10 seconds remaining. However, Milton couldn’t score on a hook and ladder with one second remaining, allowing South to improve to 7-0 for the first time in program history.

Milton’s Lucas Moore blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown to put the Eagles on top, 6-0, early in the first.

North Forsyth 45, Lambert 21 —  North Forsyth used another big performance from quarterback Ben Bales and their receiving core to earn their first ever win over Lambert.

Bales threw for over 400 yards with four touchdowns, most of those yards coming from receiver Cedric Touchstone who had 10 receptions for 161 yards and three scores.

But not all of North’s 630 yards of total offense came from the passing game. Bryson Trigg also had a big night with 232 yards rushing with two touchdowns.

Both teams scored on their opening offensive play, with Lambert’s Peyton Rich connecting with Drew Dockter on a double pass for 35 yards and Trigg rushing for an 80-yard score.

Lambert would regain the lead just a few minutes later, but North tied the game at 14 early in the second and held Lambert to a single score late in the third quarter after North had built a 42-14 lead.

 

Class 6A

Alpharetta 36, Johns Creek 7 — Alpharetta earned its sixth straight win and remained unbeaten in region play with a lopsided win over Johns Creek Friday night.

Johns Creek took an early lead with a 24-yard touchdown pass on the opening possession of the game, but it would be the Gladiators final score. Johns Creek was held to under 150 total yards in the game.

Alpharetta’s rushing game proved vital in the win as Nolan Edmonds and Kevin Watkins combined for over 250 yards rushing. Edmonds scored three touchdowns while Watkins had two, his first putting the Raiders in the lead for good in the second quarter.

Cambridge 17, Northview 10 — After an 0-5 start to the season, Cambridge won its third straight by downing Northview on Friday.

With the Bears’ scoring usually coming from its passing game, Friday night was the running backs turn to find the end zone. Matt Mccree put the Bears up 7-0 early in the first with a 39-yard touchdown and Evan Kuykendall’s one-yard rush proved to be the game-winning score early in the third.

Northview tied the game at 10 with under two minutes remaining in the second quarter, but Cambridge’s defense, which has allowed just 11 points per game in their win streak, held the Titans scoreless in the second half.

Centennial 45, North Atlanta 0 — Centennial won its fifth straight game Friday night, dominating a struggling North Atlanta team.

Knights’ quarterback Max Brosmer threw four touchdowns in the win, three to Blane Mason, while Julian Nixon also scored two total touchdowns in the win.

Centennial opened a 31-0 halftime lead and cruised to victory in the second half.

The Knights defense posted the program’s first shutout since 2010.

 

Class 4A

Blessed Trinity 41, Chestatee 14 — Blessed Trinity was up 14-0 less than four minutes into their Region 7-AAAA tilt against Chestatee. By the end of the first half, second-team players were getting playing time.

BT scored 24 points in the second quarter and cruised to their second straight blowout region win.

The Titans scored all five touchdowns on the ground, with Steele Chambers scoring twice with Elijah Green, Quinton Reese and Ryan DuPoint all adding touchdowns.

The Titans are outscoring region opponents 91-28 this season.

 

Class A-Private

Fellowship Christian 41, Pinecrest Academy 0 — After dropping their last two games in heartbreaking fashion, Fellowship Christian made sure it avoided another close loss with a dominating performance over winless Pinecrest Friday night.

Fellowship opened a 28-0 lead in the final minute of the second quarter and added insurance in the second half to improve to 2-3 in region play.

Pinecrest is still winless through seven games in Terence Mathis’ debut season.

St. Francis 34, King’s Ridge 14 — King’s Ridge was seeking its first back-to-back wins since 2013 but fell short against St. Francis who was desperate for a win.

Entering the third quarter, the game was tied 7-7 after a low-scoring first half. But things would open up in the second, starting with the first play.

St. Francis quarterback Sam Hines connected with Pop Jones for a 55-yard touchdown. The PAT would be blocked, allowing King’s Ridge to pull ahead 14-13 later in the quarter.

Hines found the end zone on the ground and Jones scored on an 83-yard reception to put the Knights up 26-14.

Midway through the fourth, St. Francis added a safety and a 65-yard touchdown rush from Sean Paradise sealed the win with a minute remaining.  


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