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North Clayton linebacker Aaron Adwaters helped lead a defense that recorded a 58-0 win over Morrow Friday at Southern Crescent Stadium.
Stockbridge 33, Eagle's Landing 7: Curtis Lindsay and Malik Bryant combined for 176 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead No. 10 Stockbridge to a win over Eagle’s Landing to remain undefeated.
With the win, the Tigers improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in Region 4-AAA. This is the first time since 2007 that Stockbridge has started the season with four straight wins.
Lindsay rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown while Bryant had 76 yards and a rushing score.
Senior quarterback Leon Prunty also scored a touchdown run in the win.
Eagle’s Landing dropped to 1-4 and 0-3.
Sandy Creek 34, Henry County 17: Despite a 146- yard rushing effort from Warhawks senior running back Jonathan Jean-Bart, the Patriots were able to extend their winning streak to 33 games.
Jean-Bart, who has committed to Georgia State, had 17 carries and scored both of the Warhawks touchdowns in the first half. He had a 66-yard touchdown run.
Sandy Creek, which is ranked No. 1 in Class AAA, is the two-time defending state champions. The Patriots improved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the region while Henry County fail to 2-2 and 1-1.
Eagle’s Landing Christian 53, First Presbyterian 14: Chargers running back Keyante Green had over 300 yards of total offense and accounted for five touchdowns in the win in their Region 5-A South opener in Macon.
Green, a highly-recruited junior, had an 85-yard kickoff return and a 65-yard fumble recovery for touchdowns in addition to three rushing scores for the fourth-ranked Chargers, the defending region champions.
Senior running back John Tatum also had a touchdown run for ELCA, which improved to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the region.
East Coweta 37, Luella 8: The Indians offense scored early and often Friday night, and their defense didn’t allow Luella into the end zone until the fourth quarter en route to a victory in the Region 2-AAAAA opener for both teams.
Four different running backs scored touchdowns visiting East Coweta.
Both squads came into the game undefeated, but the Indians started scoring about the time they stepped off the bus to move their record to 4-0 overall. Luella dropped to 3-1.
Luella played its first football game in two weeks, and struggled to get the offense moving against an Indian squad that has only given up eight points in two games.
East Coweta scored touchdowns on its first three series to take control of the game.
“It was a real fast start,” said East Coweta head coach Clint Wade. “I hope some of that had to do with the way we played and not their lack off.”
North Clayton 58, Morrow 0: The Eagles had two weeks to go over game film of their loss to Lovejoy prior to facing Morrow at Southern Crescent Stadium Friday.
Whatever the coaching staff came up with must have worked because it resulted in a victory over the Mustangs, bringing their record to 3-1 in Region 4-AAAA.
The Eagle offense started the game by scoring on seven of its first eight drives. The touchdowns came in every way possible: two rushes by running back Malcolm Powell, a touchdown catch for tight end Devin Lewis from quarterback Dennis Johnson, two more rushing scores and an interception returned 30 yards for a touchdown by defensive/running back Malcolm Fredrick.
The Mustang defense did manage to hold the Eagles to only one score in the second half, a recovery of a teammate's fumble led to Devin Lewis’ second touchdown of the game.