The Etowah (2-1) Eagles got a tremendous effort from its offensive line as running back Tyray Devezin rushed for over 200 yards and three touchdowns in a 21-14 victory over Spartanburg (SC). The Eagles scored 21 unanswered points after trialing 7-0. Etowah led 21-14 midway through the fourth period had a fourth down stop on the one yardline and a Blake Jones interception on the Vikings final two possession to seal the win. Safety/Tight End Stuart Head recorded and interception while linebacker Alan Michael Harris led Etowah in tackles. Ladarius Jones and Damyjai Foster each rushed for touchdowns for Spartanburg (2-1).
Will Van Pamelen kicked the game-winning field goal from 20 yards to push Grayson (1-1) past McEachern (2-1) 16-13 as time expired. After a Kurt Turner touchdown run put Grayson ahead 7-0, McEachern’s Tyler Smith returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown to even the game at 7-all in the second quarter. Van Pamelen connected on the first of his three field goals to give the Rams a 10-7 halftime lead. The Indians took a 13-10 lead in the fourth quarter on another interception return when C.J. Miller raced 30 yards after picking off a ball that bounce off the chest of the intended receiver. Van Pamelen then tied the game at 13-all with a 28-yard field goal with 2:05 left before hitting the winner moments later. Bailey Hockman was a woeful 6-of-23 passing for 55 yards for the Indians.
Cedar Shoals (2-0) scored 29 unanswered points after trailing 17-6 to defeat Decatur 35-17. The Jaguars have won its first two games under first-year head coach Leroy Ryals and its first back-to-back wins since 2013. Osiris Walker rushed for two touchdowns and Tae Wright added a rushing touchdown for Cedar Shoals. Basketball players Snipe Hall and Javanni McDavid got in the scoring act for the Jaguars. Hall returned an interception for a touchdown while McDavid returned a punt for a touchdown for Cedar Shoals. Josh Creighton returned an interception for a touchdown and Brayton Reed rushed for a touchdown from one yard, which was set up by a 75-yard run by Terrill Hall for Decatur (1-1).
Armis Stokes scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 13 ticks left as Mays (1-1) defeated Peachtree Ridge on the road 36-31 after a fierce fourth quarter comeback. Peachtree Ridge led 31-21 with just over six minutes remaining in the game when Mays forced a safety and scored on a touchdown pass from B.J. Phillips to Kortez Daniel to pull within 31-29 after the failed two-point conversion. After forcing the Lions to punt, the Raiders used a fourth down conversion to keep the drive alive which Stokes capped with the touchdown run. Phillips passed for over 200 yards with two touchdowns while Stokes rushed for two touchdowns for Mays.
Other Games of Interest:
Westlake (1-1) handed Shiloh (1-2) its second straight loss 29-13. Westlake rebounded from a 10-9 setback to Langston Hughes in a game that was called in the third quarter last week. Shiloh lost it’s second straight game.
Tucker (2-1) defeated Colquitt County 21-20 as Colquitt County falls to 0-3 to begin the season. The last time Colquitt County was 0-3 was 2010, they lost to Brookwood in the state championship game. Tucker outscored Colquitt 18-3 in the second half after trailing 17-3 at halftime. Chris Broadwater was the leading rusher for Tucker with over 175 yards.
Gainesville (2-1) bettered Clarke Central (1-1) 21-14
Creekside (2-0) broke open a close game against Southwest Dekalb (2-1) and won 47-14