The first round is complete in Georgia 5A. Below are the updated brackets and some notes from some of the games.
Deshaun Watson lead Gainesville past ML King with a 28-14 victory. Watson is Georgia’s all-time leading passer but was held to 23 yards passing in the game but rushed for two touchdowns. Quarterback Roland Rivers rushed for two touchdowns for ML King.
Harris County had touchdwons runs by TaQuon Marshall and Esias Chapman as well as an interception returned for a touchdown by AJ Howard.
Dallas Rivers scored two rushing touchdowns as Stephenson defeated Flowery Branch. Khalil Ladler returned an interception for a touchdown and Stephenson’s defense did not allow a Flowery Branch touchdown until it was 27-0 with under three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Flowery Branch was held under 200 yards of total offense.
Mays blocked a field goal and standout recruit Natrez Patrick returned it 75 yards for a touchdown. Sophomore Randercous Davis scored on a short touchdown run in the fourth quarter to defeat Clarke Central. Clarke Central’s lone touchdown came via their Johnson & Johnson connection as Cameron Johnson hit Austin Johnson for a touchdown pass. The Mays defense held Clarke Central on a fourth down play inside the Mays five to seal the win.
Kell’s number two quarterback Cameron Rosendahl passed for two touchdowns. Julian Burris and Dyllen Reed added touchdown runs as Kell advanced. Allatoona star running back Joshua Bettistea was held without a touchdown.
Richmond Hill stopped Thomas County Central on a late fourth down and ran out the clock for the win.
Creekside trailed at the half against an improving Lakeside-Evans program but busted it open in the second half for the blowout victory. Creekside remains undefeated this season.
Northside-Warner Robins scored 17 unanswered points int he fourth quarter to pull out a 31-21 win over McIntosh. Wille Jordan rushed for two touchdowns, Marcus Ivory passed for a touchdown and Jurmon Weaver caught a touchdown pass from Glenn Smith on a double pass for Northside-Warner Robins.
Caden Johnson passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another as Warner Robins defeated Whitewater. Whitewater scored three of their four touchdowns on the ground.
Rodney Smith rushed for four touchdown to lead Mundy’s Mill past Houston County, three of his touchdowns came in the opening quarter.
Tucker scored on at least two touchdown passes in their win over Heritage-Conyers. ‘Duke’ Shelley returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown.