“That was our one miracle, maybe our second miracle,” Kell coach Derek Cook said, referring to a 42-35 win over Lassiter in August. “Maybe we’re running out of miracles, but we’ll take all the ones we can get.”
Eagles Landing Christian Academy (4-1, 2-0 in Region 5A) scored 27 unanswered points in a 12-minute span before halftime and cruised to a 61-6 victory at Wolfpack Stadium.
When asked what the Wolfpack (2-4, 1-2) would take from the game, coach Jimmy Fields said, “You don’t want to take (it), you want to leave that butt whipping.
“There are good things we can build on. We don’t have to search.”
Despite their dominant play, the game was marred with the officials’ laundry on the field from the opening kickoff. ELCA junior Keyante Green returned the kickoff about 75 yards, but it was called back due to a block in the back. On the ensuing play from the Chargers’ 45-yard line, a 50-yad run was brought back because of a holding penalty.
MABLETON – Whitefield ran through a banner that challenged the seniors to leave their legacy. Instead they played a game the small rain-soaked crowd at Wolfpack Stadium will want to forget.
Adam Rose scored five times, including two interceptions returned for touchdowns as Our Lady of Mercy (5-4, 3-3 in Region 5A) rolled to a 45-0 win before an estimated 500 on senior night.
“It was kind of like the weather – dreary and disappointing,” said Whitefield coach Jimmy Fields. “Thankfully we’ve got four more quarters to play because we’re a much better football team than we played (Friday).”
You can blame it on the rain for a sloppy first quarter, but a 58-yard punt return by Rashard Fant got the Bobcats into the red zone.
They capitalized three plays later when Adam Rose ran in from 6 yards out. The senior running back would score again midway through the second quarter as OLM increased its lead to 14-0.
CUMMING — For the past six seasons, Sprayberry (1-3) has started the season slowly before finding their way. Against the Bulldogs they found their way around the edge.
Torrey Richardson rushed for more than 100 yards in the second half and senior Miles Wallace had 122 yards on just three carries as the Yellow Jackets held off a late surge by Forsyth Central (0-4) for a 31-28 win Friday.
“We’re proud to get our first victory, but for some reason we struggle for the first three weeks,” Sprayberry coach Billy Shackelford said. “We said from the beginning we’re a young team, but that’s not an excuse anymore. We made it tougher on ourselves than we had to, but we’ve got a lot to fix.”
They need to fix costly mistakes like the personal foul on fourth down in the final minute that kept the Bulldogs’ hopes alive. Three plays later, they set up for a 48-yard field goal attempt by junior Anel Ramic, who had already connected from 33 and 28 yards.
“It was going to be a long shot, but we didn’t have many options at that point,” said Forsyth Central coach Chris Bennett. “He’s a pretty good kicker, but we had a low snap on it.
“We had a chance. We just didn’t finish it.”
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