Photo by Brian Paglia / Jonesboro senior defensive back Taurean Ferguson (12) hones in on Upson-Lee’s offense just before the snap.
Southern Crescent Scoreboard
Dutchtown 21, Woodland 14
ELCA 55, Pace Academy 0
Jonesboro 44, Upson-Lee 35
Mount Zion 31, Forest Park 17
Pike County 42, Henry County 12
Stockbridge 35, Locust Grove 0
Strong Rock 28, Mount Vernon 20
Union Grove 34, Drew 33
Newton 34, Luella 21 (Thursday)
Druid Hills 21, Morrow 18 (Thursday)
Cameron Sutton had four touchdowns to help propel Jonesboro to a 44-35 win over Upson-Lee on Friday at Twelve Oaks Stadium. Sutton, a Tennessee commitment, had a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to tie the game at 13-13 after being down seven points early in the first quarter. The biggest play of the night for Sutton, who gave the team pregame talk, was his 35-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter that put the No. 8 Cardinals up for good, 38-35.
Patrick Petty chipped in a rushing score and a 70-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and Kenneth Hillman added a rushing score to help Jonesboro outlast Upson-Lee and push its record to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in Region 4-AAAA, Div. B., scored a one yard touchdown with six seconds left 19-13.
Mundy’s Mill 35, Ola 20
Mundy’s Mill running back Rodney Smith scored the first two times he touched the ball, ripping off touchdown runs of 72 and 65 yards to help the Tigers bounce back from last week’s setback at Union Grove.
Smith ran for 185 yards on 12 carries with his two touchdowns. Tyberious Aaron scooped up a fumble for a touchdown and Josh Hill and sophomore quarterback Rodricous Gates each chipped in one yard scoring runs.
The win, coupled with Drew’s 34-33 loss to Union Grove, put Mundy’s Mill in second place in region 4-AAAAA, Div. A. Mundy’s Mill improves to 4-5 overall and 4-1 in the subregion as Ola drops to 3-6 and 2-3.
New Creation Christian 60, Young Americans Christian 0
Senior Zac Godwin rushed for 105 yards and two touchdown to help the Crusaders advance to the second round of the Independent Christian Schools of Georgia and Alabama playoffs.
The Crusaders (7-1) will host Community Christian in the second round next week.
Sophomore Billy Robbins had 76 yards rushing and two touchdowns for New Creation while teammate B.J. Cash had two interceptions and a rushing touchdown.
Strong Rock 28, Mount Vernon Presbyterian 20
Strong Rock fullback Jordan Spruill had 19 carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns to pace the Patriots, who snapped a four-game losing streak with the home victory. Mount Vernon, which is in its first season in the Georgia High School Association, extended its losing streak to five games.
Strong Rock quarterback Zach Moss and sophomore running back Matthew Childeree both chipped in touchdowns in the win. Strong Rock will try to make it two in a row against Our Lady of Mercy next week.
Strong Rock improved to 4-5 overall and 1-4 in Region 5-A.