Posted: 6:00 am Monday, September 1st, 2014

How the new top 10 teams fared in Week 2 

By Todd Holcomb

Class AAAAAA

1. (1) Colquitt County (2-0)

Last week: Beat Hoover (Ala.) 35-14. Colquitt beat Alabama’s two-time defending Class 6A champion, holding Hoover to 147 yards in total offense and forcing 11 punts. RB Sihiem King rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Crisp County (0-1)

2. (3) Camden County (2-0)

Last week: Beat Dutchtown 42-6. Brandon McMaster rushed for 83 yards on eight carries, and Kevon Brewington had 79 yards on five carries and an 18-yard reception. Each scored one touchdown. Darryle Johnson had four tackles, two for losses, a sack and a 24-yard catch. Starters were out midway through the third quarter. Next: Friday vs. Glynn Academy (2-0)

3. (4) Norcross (2-0)

Last week: Beat Brookwood 21-10. Jamir Billings rushed for 221 yards and two touchdowns for Norcross. Next: Friday at Milton (1-0)

4. (7) Hughes (2-0)

Last week: Beat Creekside 21-20. Hughes ended Creekside’s 16-game winning streak by building a 21-0 lead and holding on, as Creekside missed a 35-yard extra-point try in the final two minutes. Next: Friday vs. Grayson (1-0)

5. (8) Lowndes (2-0)

Last week: Beat Plant (Fla.) 20-14. Brian Bell’s 3-yard run with 1:08 left broke a 14-14 tie. Bell had two touchdowns and a team-leading six tackles. Nate Brantley had two tackles for losses. Lowndes held Plant to 33 yards rushing and 7-for-18 passing. Next: Friday vs. Drew (1-0)

6. (6) Lovejoy (1-0)

Last week: Beat Mundy’s Mill 47-13. QB Quintarius Neely passed for two touchdowns and scored one. Next: Friday at Dutchtown (1-1)

7. (NR) Peachtree Ridge (1-0)

Last week: Beat Archer 14-10. Chance Thrasher passed for 247 yards, Na’ceem Antenor rushed for 129, and DeAngelo Gibbs had 144 yards receiving. Archer’s only touchdown came on a blocked punt. Archer QB Gabe Tiller was injured and punted only. Next: Friday at Parkview (1-0)

8. (NR) Grayson (1-0)

Last week: Beat Gainesville 39-0. Camyren Brent rushed for 161 yards on 24 carries. Grayson had 450 yards in total yards. Next: Friday at Hughes (2-0)

9. (NR) Valdosta (2-0)

Last week: Beat Thomas County Central 28-10. Valdosta beat seventh-ranked Central for the 11th consecutive time and led in total offense 350-150, according to the Valdosta Daily Times. Next: Friday vs. Swainsboro (0-2)

10. (2) North Gwinnett (1-1)

Last week: Lost to North Cobb 36-29. North Gwinnett led 29-13 early in the second half but surrendered Tyler Queen-led drives of 99 and 82 yards to lose it. Queen passed for 379 yards. Next: Friday at Hillgrove (2-0)

Class AAAAA

1. (4) Northside-Warner Robins (1-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Evans (1-0)

2. (5) Ware County (2-0)

Last week: Beat Manatee (Fla.) 23-7. Sammy Burley returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the final six minutes as Ware County broke Manatee’s 29-game winning streak in regular-season games. Ware trailed 7-3 midway through the fourth quarter. Ware held Manatee to 113 yards in total offense. Next: Sept. 12 vs. Coffee (2-0)

3. (2) Stephenson (1-1)

Last week: Lost to Central of Miami 21-20. Each team scored three touchdowns, but Stephenson failed to make 2-point tries after its first two scores. Stephenson pulled within 21-18 with 42 seconds left, made a 2-point conversion, but failed to recover an onside kick. Central is the defending Class 6A champion in Florida and a consensus Top 10 team nationally. Next: Sept. 12 vs. Banneker (0-1)

4. (1) Creekside (1-1)

Last week: Lost to Hughes 21-20. Creekside missed a 35-yard extra-point try with 1:45 left. Creekside trailed 21-0 after three quarters and scored three touchdowns but was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the third one, backing up the conversion. Next: Friday at Carver-Columbus (2-0)

5. (3) Coffee (2-0)

Last week: Beat Savannah 54-0. Coffee played and beat Savannah for the first time since 1983. Next: Sept. 12 at Ware County (2-0)

6. (6) Kell (2-0)

Last week: Beat Lassiter 42-35. Trailing 35-34, Kell mounted a 10-play, 90-yard drive and scored on a 17-yard pass from Cameron Rosendahl to Bryson Armstrong with one second left. Next: Sept. 12 at Sequoyah (0-1)

7. (9) Carver-Columbus (2-0)

Last week: Beat Spencer 44-13. Carver beat Spencer for the 16th consecutive time. Jawon Pass threw two TD passes to Tyler Jones in the second quarter, one for 81 yards. Next: Friday vs. Creekside (1-1)

8. (10) Allatoona (2-0)

Last week: Beat Villa Rica 41-22. Russell Halimon rushed for 261 yards and four touchdowns for Allatoona. RB Josh Bettistea, a preseason all-state pick, did not play for the second straight game for unspecified reasons. Next: Friday vs. North Paulding (1-1)

9. (NR) Flowery Branch (1-0)

Last week: Beat Chestatee 29-0. Freshman QB Nick Lance threw for 179 yards and two touchdowns. Chestatee was held to five first downs. Next: Sept. 12 at Lanier (1-0)

10. (NR) Glynn Academy (2-0)

Last week: Beat Brunswick 28-21. Glynn QB Zach Lamper was 10-of-16 passing for 182 yards and two touchdowns and also had 56 yards rushing. Glynn is ranked for the first time since 1998. Next: Friday at Camden County (2-0)

Class AAAA

1. (1) Buford (2-0)

Last week: Beat Berkmar 56-0. Buford led in total yards 392-26. It was Buford’s first game against an opponent in the highest classification since 2007, when the Wolves beat East Coweta 35-7. Another looms Friday. Next: Friday vs. McEachern (0-1)

2. (2) Sandy Creek (2-0)

Last week: Beat Jonesboro 35-6. Next: Friday at Hampton (0-0)

3. (3) Griffin (1-0)

Last week: Beat Henry County 47-7. Malik Miller scored six touchdowns, rushed for 251 yards on 24 carries, had one catch for 18 yards (touchdown). Griffin won its sixth consecutive home opener and improved to 5-0 all-time vs. Henry County. Next: Friday at Burke County (2-0)

4. (4) Marist (1-0)

Last week: Beat Godby (Fla.) 17-14. Joey Goegel made a 19-yard field goal with eight seconds left. Marist converted a third-and-11 on the winning drive with a 31-yard reverse by Chris Martel. Next: Friday vs. Lovett (1-1)

5. (9) Burke County (2-0)

Last week: Beat Jefferson County 20-7. Burke held Jefferson County to 99 yards of total offense. Next: Friday vs. Griffin (1-0)

6. (8) Woodward Academy (1-0)

Last week: Beat Decatur 45-13. Elijah Holyfield, a son of boxing great Evander Holyfield, scored seven touchdowns, including one on the opening kickoff. He rushed for 137 yards. Next: Friday vs. St. Pius (0-1)

7. (6) Thomas County Central (0-1)

Last week: Lost to Valdosta 28-10. Central lost its first season opener since 2009. Next: Friday vs. Riverdale (1-0)

8. (5) Carrollton (0-2)

Last week: Lost to Newnan 28-22. Carrollton threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown with 2:43 left that broke a 22-22 tie against a Class AAAAAA opponent. Carrollton led 324-290 in total yards. Jarvis Terrell rushed for 116 yards on 20 carries. Carrollton, which lost to sixth-ranked Kell of AAAAA, is 0-2 for the first time since 1977. Next: Friday at Calhoun (1-0)

9. (NR) Cairo (1-0)

Last week: Beat Thomasville 14-0. Cairo scored its touchdowns after recovering a fumble and a muffed punt, each time deep in Thomasville territory. Next: Friday at Bainbridge (1-0)

10. (10) Whitewater (1-0)

Last week: Beat Starr’s Mill 46-21. Next: Friday at Banneker (0-1)

Class AAA

1. (1) Washington County (1-0)

Last week: Beat Thomson 41-14. Washington County dominated Thomson for the second consecutive season after winning 55-12 a year ago in a series that Thomson leads 27-12. Next: Friday vs. Mary Persons (1-0)

2. (2) Calhoun (1-0)

Last week: Beat Dalton 21-14. Calhoun trailed 14-0 at halftime and lost 54 yards on three bad snaps but scored touchdowns on its first three possessions of the second half. Next: Friday vs. Carrollton (0-2)

3. (6) Blessed Trinity (1-0)

Last week: Beat St. Pius 42-20. Milton Shelton rushed for 150 yards on 20 carries against St. Pius, which entered ranked No. 7. Blessed Trinity, which finished the 2013 season at No. 5, has its highest-ever ranking. Next: Friday at Sequoyah (0-1)

4. (4) Cedar Grove (1-0)

Last week: Beat Southwest DeKalb 34-6. Cedar Grove beat Southwest DeKalb for the first time ever. Southwest DeKalb leads the series 6-1. Next: Friday vs. Columbia (0-1)

5. (5) Jefferson (2-0)

Last week: Beat Winder-Barrow 41-7. Sammy Williams rushed for 176 yards on 22 carries. Colby Wood rushed for 165 on 16. Both scored two touchdowns. Evan Shirreffs was 14-of-20 passing for 200 yards. Dalton Hill had six catches for 113 yards. Next: Friday at North Hall (0-0)

6. (9) Peach County (1-0)

Last week: Beat Warner Robins 19-0. Robert Allen was 15-of-20 passing for 183 yards and a touchdown, and two Peach runners – Keyshawn Lowe (114 yards) and James Jackson (126) – were over 100 in rushing. Saire Davis had eight catches for 101 yards. Next: Friday at Perry (1-0)

7. (7) Elbert County (1-0)

Last week: Beat Cedar Shoals 42-20. Next: Friday at Stephens County (1-0)

8. (8) Ringgold (2-0)

Last week: Beat Heritage (Ringgold) 44-23. Devin Lancaster was 8-for-10 passing for 141 yards. Garrett Yates had four catches for 103 yards and a 53-yard touchdown. Next: Sept. 12 at Adairsville (2-0)

9. (NR) Westminster (1-0)

Last week: Beat Lovett 13-10. Rankin Woley threw a 30-yard TD pass to Cole Haverty with 2:20 left for the game-winner. Woley had completed only two passes for 12 yards to that point. Trey Blasingame made field goals of 24 and 22 yards and had four touchbacks in four kickoffs. Isaiah Malcome rushed for 130 yards on 14 carries. Next: Friday at Laney (1-0)

10. (10) Westside-Macon (1-0)

Last week: Beat Rutland 49-14. Cedric Hollingshed rushed for 149 yards on 18 carries. QB DeQuan Taylor completed four of his five passes, but three went for touchdowns. Marquez Sanford helped break the game open with a 53-yard interception return. Next: Thursday vs. Harris County (0-1)

Class AA

1. (1) Greater Atlanta Christian (2-0)

Last week: Beat North Oconee 28-10. Davis Mills was 12-of-17 passing for 225 yards and three touchdowns, including a 67-yarder to Justin Phan for a 21-0 lead late in the first half. Next: Friday at Eagle’s Landing Christian (0-2)

2. (5) Washington-Wilkes (1-0)

Last week: Beat Lincoln County 36-10. QB DeAndre Harris had four TD passes and passed for 271 yards. Washington-Wilkes had 466 yards in total offense and achieved its first three-game winning streak against Lincoln County since 1999-2002. Next: Friday vs. Wilkinson County (0-1)

3. (4) Benedictine (0-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Sept. 12 at Liberty County (1-1)

4. (2) Lovett (1-1)

Last week: Lost to Westminster 13-10. Lovett had a 10-6 lead and a first down at the Westminster 34 with 5:37 left, but Westminster made a stop and drove for the winning touchdown. Lovett had 21 first downs but didn’t have a play longer than 19 yards and had three turnovers. The 10 points were Lovett’s fewest since beating Westminster 10-7 in 2012. Next: Friday at Marist (1-0)

5. (7) Fitzgerald (2-0)

Last week: Beat Heard County 43-27. Daniel Rivera returned an interception 100 yards to break a 14-14 tie and give Fitzgerald the lead for good. QB Gerald Morgan scored three touchdowns and passed for two. Next: Friday vs. Irwin County (1-0-1)

6. (6) Vidalia (2-0)

Last week: Beat West Laurens 30-17. QB Jordan Black, a preseason all-state pick, passed for 123 yards and rushed for 169 and had a hand in four touchdowns for Vidalia. Next: Friday at Toombs County (1-0)

7. (8) Brooks County (1-1)

Last week: Beat Clinch County 28-8. Brooks trailed 8-6 at halftime but dominated the second half. Ahman Brown (116) and Devon Wimms (102) each had more than 100 yards rushing. Brooks held Clinch to 155 yards of total offense. Next: Friday at Madison County, Fla. (1-0)

8. (NR) B.E.S.T. Academy (1-0)

Last week: Beat Callaway 14-7.Robert Tucker had four receptions for 43 yards and two touchdowns on offense and got six tackles and one sack on defense. Deshawn Waller rushed for 210 yards on 24 carries and threw a TD pass. B.E.S.T., playing its third full varsity season, is ranked for the first time. Next: Friday at Central, Carrollton (1-0)

9. (3) Heard County (0-1)

Last week: Lost to Fitzgerald 27-43. Duranta Dunson rushed for 230 yards on 25 carries for Heard. Freshman QB Emory Jones threw two TD passes, one a 79-yarder to Diamond Delgado. Next: Friday at Callaway (1-1)

10. (9) Seminole County (0-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Pacelli (1-0)

Class A

1. (1) Aquinas (2-0)

Last week: Beat Prince Avenue Christian 33-18. RB/DB Ruben Garnett rushed for 230 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries and also caught two TD passes covering 72 yards. QB Liam Welch was 6-of-7 passing for 152 yards. Next: Sept. 12 vs. Our Lady of Mercy (0-1)

2. (2) Marion County (1-0)

Last week: Beat Miller County 40-0. WR/RB Lorenzo Smothers scored three touchdowns and had 118 yards from scrimmage. Johnny Royal, a 1,000-yard rusher last season, ran for 108 yards on 14 carries. QB Dustin Eckert was 6-for-7 for 117 yards. Next: Sept. 12 at Dooly County (1-0)

3. (3) Calvary Day (1-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Bradwell Institute (0-1)

4. (4) Mount Paran Christian (2-0)

Last week: Beat Whitefield Academy 49-9. Dorian Walker rushed for 138 yards, scored four touchdowns and intercepted a pass for Mount Paran. Next: Friday vs. North Clayton (0-1)

5. (6) Charlton County (1-0)

Last week: Beat Manchester 32-13. Andrew Lee rushed for 249 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries, and sophomore PK Thomas Johnson made field goals of 36 and 40 yards. Next: Friday vs. Hilliard, Fla. (0-0)

6. (5) Clinch County (1-1)

Last week: Lost to Brooks County 28-8. QB Octavis Johnson scored on a 35-yard run for an 8-6 halftime lead, but Clinch was held to 155 total yards and didn’t complete a pass (0-for-3). Next: Sept. 12 at Berrien (0-1)

7. (7) Irwin County (1-0-1)

Last week: Beat Berrien 49-20. Next: Friday at Fitzgerald (1-0)

8. (8) Brookstone (1-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Columbus (1-0)

9. (9) Dooly County (1-0)

Last week: Beat Wilcox County 24-13. Next: Friday at Turner County (1-0)

10. (NR) Savannah Christian (1-0)

Last week: Beat McIntosh County Academy 35-20. QB Joshua Chamblee rushed for 84 yards, scored two touchdowns and was 5-for-5 passing for 84 yards and three touchdowns, two to Tyler Arnold. Next: Sept. 12 at Savannah Country Day (0-2)

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Region 1 6A did exceptional well last week with big victories over out of state opponents



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