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David Purdum

Woodward Academy’s Elijah Holyfield scores 7 touchdowns

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Woodward Academy star Elijah Holyfield, son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, scored seven touchdowns in the War Eagles’ 45-13 win over Decatur on Friday. Holyfield returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a score then added six touchdown runs. He finished with 147 yards rushing.

Friday night notes

–No. 1 Buford has yet to allow a point. The Wolves mauled Berkmar of Class AAAAAA, 56-0, on Friday.

–Perennial power Carrollton is 0-2 for the first time since 1977. The Trojans lost to Newnan in dramatic fashion, their second straight loss to open new coach Ed Dudley’s tenure. With the game tied, Newnan’s returned an interception 48 yards for the winning touchdown with 2:43 to play. Carrollton reached the Class AAAA championship game last season.

–Burke County held Jefferson County to 99 yards of offense and seven first downs in a 20-7 win on Friday. The Bears shut out Statesboro last week. Opponents are averaging just 2.5 yards per play against the Bears this season.

–Defending AAAA champion Griffin ran past Henry County, 47-7, in new coach Jarrett Laws’ debut.

 

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