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Georgia HSFB Update Oct. 7th

The much anticipated opening to Region 1-6A play did not disappoint. South Georgia again flexed it’s muscles.

Lee County (6-0; 1-0) defeated Houston County 55-29. The Trojans jumped out to an earlier 15-0 lead only to see Houston County (6-1; 0-1) roar back behind three touchdowns passes by Jake Fromm to take a 22-15 lead early in the second quarter. That would be it for the Bears on this night.

By the time the end of the third quarter came Lee County had ripped off 40 unanswered points, picked off Fromm three times and led 55-22. Houston County managed a window dressing touchdown in the fourth quarter for the final margin.

Lee County running back Mark Robinson lead a powerful ground attack by rushing for over 200 yards and three touchdowns.  while Aubrey Solomon returned a fumble for a touchdown.

Fromm finished with four touchdown passes and four interceptions as Houston County finished with six turnovers on the night.

In the other region tilt Valdosta (6-1; 1-0) scored on a muffed punt and a Hunter Holt touchdown run while holding Northside-Warner Robins (6-1; 0-1) to a pair of field goals in a 14-6 victory. Northside had one final chance however an Antwon Kincade interception with less than two minutes remaining sealed the victory for Valdosta.

Westlake’s Trey Person returned a kickoff for a touchdown to stem the tide of East Coweta jumping out to a 14-0 early first quarter lead. AJ Terrell rushed for three touchdowns, and James Miller kicked a field goal in the final six minutes as Westlake (3-3; 1-0) outlasted East Coweta (4-2; 0-1) 37-34.

Person also added a rushing touchdown for the Lions.

East Coweta quarterback Christian Reid rushed for a touchdown and passed for another while running back Devonte Ford rushed for a touchdown. Jonah Steerman returned an interception for a touchdown and Wyatt Palmer added a pair of field goals for the Indians in defeat.

Paris Brown scored on a 64-yard touchdown run with 4:30 left in the fourth quarter to give McEachern (5-1; 1-0) a tough 17-10 come-from-behind win over North Cobb (4-2; 0-1). Despite the recent offensive struggles, the victory was McEachern’s fourth in a row and third straight against North Cobb in the all-time series. Will Lovett connected with Drew Tejchman on a 16-yard touchdown pass for North Cobb’s lone touchdown of the contest.

Stockbridge (6-0; 4-0) down Woodland-Stockbridge (5-2; 4-1) in the biggest game between two Henry County teams in recent memory 26-10. Jalen Holston, Jordan Brown and Kenderick Duncan rushed for touchdowns for while Brenton Cox returned a fumble for a touchdown for Stockbridge. Woodland recovered a fumble for a touchdown and Tommy Herman made a 28-yard field for their only points.

Etowah’s Stuart Head took a fake punt 60 yards for a touchdown to even the score 7-7 with Woodstock, which held to half time. After recess Woodstock (4-2; 1-0) outscored Etowah 28-0 to win 35-7 handing Etowah (4-3; 0-2) its second loss in the last three games.

Other games of interest:

Mays routed Douglas County 55-0 to remain in first place in region 5-6A. The Raiders lone loss was a 35-34 setback in the season opener to class 5A title contender Stockbridge.

Mill Creek shutout Discovery 62-0.

Loganville withstood Clarke Central 43-37 in overtime. Loganville lead 37-15 in the fourth quarter before Clarke Central forced overtime with a Jack Mangel touchdown run and a pair of Mangel to Rico Arnold touchdown passes.

Parkview navigated a pesky Lakeside-Dekalb team early before rolling to a 63-30 victory. Lakeside-Dekalb, the lone Dekalb County team in region 7-7A, is seeking to make the state playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 1996 and 1997 seasons. Caleb Mitchell passed for seven touchdowns for Parkview. Demonte Pressley returned a kickoff for a touchdown for Lakeside-Dekalb.

Lincoln County defeated Hancock Central 34-20 for its second straight region win this season.

Grayson won for the fifth straight time since a season-opening loss to IMG Academy (FL) by handing Shiloh its fifth straight loss 70-6. The Generals have not won since a season-opening win over Collins Hill and faced Grayson coming off a rare double week bye.

 

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Lambert Dethrones Milton; Win 6A State Championship

Lambert is still a fairly new school located in the north Metro Atlanta suburb of Suwanee, GA. They etched their name in the records books in only their fifth season defeating defending 6A champion Milton 2-1 in Game 3 of the best-of-three championship series, winning their first-ever state championship in baseball.

The squads split the first two games last weekend with Milton taking Game 1 2-1, Lambert took Game 2 5-1.

Kyle McCann had the historic RBI single to score Jarrett Wright in the fifth inning giving Lambert the 2-1 lead, which held up for the victory.

Lambert entered the championship series averaging 8.8 runs-per-game in the playoffs but were held to five runs total in the series.

Milton (28-9) entered the season with hopes of defending their state championship and making a run at a possible national championship. Those hopes went by the wayside early in the season after injuries hit the team followed by losses. The Eagles are currently ranked No. 20 in the latest Max Preps Xcellent 25.

The Longhorns (36-2) suffered both of their losses in the state tournament to Mill Creek and Milton and have been highly-ranked nationally most of the season in several baseball rankings. Winning the state championship will only enhance their opportunity at winning the national championship. Lambert is currently ranked No. 1 in the USA Today Super 25 with their next rankings will be out June 3rd, No. 2 in the Max Preps Xcellent 25 and No. 3 in the last Baseball America rankings on May 20th. Lambert ended the season with a run differential of plus-240.

Other national notes of interest:

Whitewater (GA) entered the Baseball America Top 25 at No. 23 in their latest rankings from May 20th. Whitewater fell to Houston County in their best-of-three 5A championship series 2-1. Houston County won Game three 8-6 to win their first-ever state championship in baseball.

Top-Ranked McIntosh Repeats As Georgia State Champs

The McIntosh Chiefs completed their second consecutive undefeated season defeating the same squad they did last season for the Georgia 5A state championship. Houston County is a well-respected soccer program that churns out quality talent in the middle Georgia area yet can’t find a way to get by the nations No.1 ranked club.

Houston County was no stranger to coming back from behind in the postseason however you can only go to the well so often. Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year Adam Sheikali tallied a hat trick to put the Chiefs up 3-0 providing Houston County with it;s highest mountain to climb. Houston County’s star Steven Moore added a late first half goal to make it 3-1 at recess

Didrik Cooper-Siep took over in the second half for McIntosh by putting up his own hat trick giving McIntosh a 6-1 advantage as they would go on to win 8-1. McIntosh finishes the season 21-0 , outscoring state tournament opponents 28-2 in the process.

The victory all but locked up McIntosh’s national championship bid as they’re currently ranked No.1 and been all season in the spring NSCAA Top 20 rankings. The final rankings will be released on May 20th, McIntosh should retain the top spot.