Top performances from Week 8: Marietta QB breaks freshman record, aims for more

BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL

BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL

Records are meant to be broken, but usually not so quickly.

From Hutson Mason to Deshaun Watson to Jake Fromm to Trevor Lawrence, Georgia’s passing records are being chased at a rapid pace.

Add the name of Harrison Bailey to the line of successors. Bailey set what is believed to be a Georgia freshman record last week with 457 yards passing in a victory over Kennesaw Mountain.

Lawrence, now a junior at Cartersville and the nation’s No. 1 recruit in his class, threw for 400 as a freshman against Northwest Whitfield in 2014, and Lawrence holds the freshman season record of 3,042 yards.

Bailey has thrown for 1,785 yards in Marietta’s six games. Keep an eye on him in a season in which Fromm is chasing Mason’s single-season and Watson’s career passing records.

Bailey’s performance is among GHSF Daily’s Top Performances of Week 8.

Top five

*Cook RB Brandon Doe rushed for 373 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries in a 37-30 loss to Worth County. Doe is now the state’s leading rusher with 1,557 yards in seven games.

*Marietta freshman QB Harrison Bailey was 29-of-43 passing for 457 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-7 victory over Kennesaw Mountain. His completions, attempts and yards are school records once held by Eric Zeier or Anthony Jennings.

*North Paulding WR Chad Terrell had 10 catches for 254 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-28 loss to Hillgrove.

*Ola RB Chris Rodriguez rushed for 391 yards and six touchdowns on 43 carries in a 51-50 victory over Eagle’s Landing.

*Parkview QB Caleb Mitchell threw seven touchdown passes in a 63-30 victory over Lakeside of Atlanta. Mitchell completed 20 of 26 attempts for 424 yards. Mitchell is the Your Custom Printz player of the week.

Best of the rest

*Blessed Trinity RB/DB Steele Chambers rushed for 234 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries and had five tackles on defense, all in two quarters, of a 34-7 victory over White County.

*Brookwood QB Angelo DiSpigna passed for 302 yards and five touchdowns in a 54-0 victory over Meadowcreek.

*Buford RB Christian Turner, playing only the first quarter, rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns on six carries in a 48-0 victory over Johnson of Gainesville.

*Cambridge RB Kaelin Byrd rushed for 255 yards on 26 carries in a 55-27 victory over Dunwoody.

*Cartersville RB Trey Creamer had 95 yards rushing on eight carries and 123 yards receiving on eight catches in a 52-7 victory over LaGrange.

*Centennial RB Cal Dickie rushed for 160 yards on seven carries and caught four passes for 104 yards in a 49-14 victory over Northview. Dickie scored three touchdowns.

*Cherokee RB Montrell Washington had 188 yards rushing on seven carries and 106 yards receiving on seven catches in a 55-27 victory over Walton. Washington has 1,292 all-purpose yards on the season.

*Cross Creek RB Jesse Marshall rushed for 209 yards in a 55-12 loss to Burke County.

*Dawson County QB Coey Watson rushed for 124 yards and four touchdowns and passed for 140 yards and a touchdown in a 57-26 victory over Union County.

*Dodge County RB R.J. Carr rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in a 28-21 victory over Dublin.

*Eastside QB Austin Holloway was 15-of-18 passing for 231 yards and touchdowns to four receivers in a 42-0 victory over Henry County.

*Grayson QB Chase Brice was 11-of-15 passing for 235 yards and three touchdowns – his fourth consecutive game with three TD passes – in a 70-6 victory over Shiloh. Brice did not play in the second half.

*Greene County RB/DB Devin Wynn rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns, had 279 all-purpose yards and made eight tackles on defense in a 35-21 loss to Washington-Wilkes.

*Heritage (Ringgold) QB Corbee Wilson was 25-of-45 passing for 430 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-34 loss to Northwest Whitfield. His TD throws went for 63, 9, 83, 55 and 47 yards.

*Hillgrove PK Jason Pierce kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2.8 seconds left in a 31-28 victory over North Paulding. Pierce averaged 46.8 yards per punt and put three of four kickoffs in the end zone.

*Lanier DT Peyton Bergman had 11 tackles, four for losses, and had a sack in a 34-21 victory over Winder-Barrow.

*Lee County RB Mark Robinson rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries in a 55-29 victory over Houston County.

*Locust Grove DL Logan Smith had 17 tackles, eight solo, in a 20-16 victory over Dutchtown.

*Mount Pisgah Christian CB Chase Grande intercepted three passes, caused a fumble and recovered a fumble in a 45-7 victory over St. Francis.

*Mount Zion RB Jace Jordan rushed for 240 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries in a 42-7 victory over Gordon Lee.

*Murray County RB Tucker Gregg rushed for a school-record 323 yards and four touchdowns on 30 carries in a 45-40 victory over Ringgold.

*Newnan RET Marquan Hill returned punts 85 and 60 yards for touchdowns in a 19-17 loss to Wheeler.

*Northwest Whitfield RB Dominique Sistrunk rushed for 186 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-34 victory over Heritage (Ringgold).

*Peach County QB Antonio Gilbert was 15-of-25 passing for 213 yards and touchdowns to five different receivers in a 48-0 victory over Central of Macon.

*Ridgeland ATH Grayson Moore had 263 all-purpose yards on just five touches in a 48-0 victory over LaFayette. He rushed for 140 yards on three carries, caught a 59-yard TD pass and set up a score with a 64-yard punt return.

*Ringgold QB Cole Kibler was 31-of-47 passing for 426 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-40 loss to Murray County. Kibler also rushed for 33 yards and a touchdown. WR/DB Andre Tarver had nine catches for 147 yards and three touchdowns and had 13 tackles on defense.

*Rome LB Jaylen Griffin had six tackles, three for losses, a sack and an interception in a 47-0 victory over Hiram.

*Thomson SS Zack Johnson graded 100 percent, had two tackles, three assists, two tackles for losses and a fumble recovery and returned a fumble for a touchdown in a 70-0 victory over Hephzibah.

*Twiggs County RB Ja’mon Height rushed for 165 yards, putting him over 1,000 on the season, in a 21-0 victory over Stratford Academy. Height has 1,043 yards rushing.

*Union Grove MLB Camden Johnson had seven tackles and two sacks and forced and recovered a fumble in a 19-14 victory over Hampton. It was Union Grove’s first victory of the season.

*West Forsyth QB Kiernan Hamilton was 27-of-40 passing for 280 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-6 victory over Milton. Hamilton also rushed for 36 yards.

*Westminster RB Zay Malcome had 437 all-purpose yards – 175 rushing, 64 receiving and 198 returning – in a 49-36 victory over Pace Academy. That included a 99-yard kickoff return and 58-yard interception return.

*Whitewater RB Isiah Montgomery rushed for 230 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries in a 45-37 victory over Starr’s Mill.

*Woodstock DT Latrell Bankston had three sacks and 10 tackles overall in a 35-7 victory over Etowah. Woodstock held Etowah to less than 100 yards in total offense and Class AAAAAAA leading rusher Tyray Devezin to 28 yards.

*Woodward Academy QB Ryan Glover was 13-of-22 passing for 344 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-0 victory over North Clayton.

Lines of distinction

*Cambridge‘s offensive line of LT Hunter Dean, LG Walker Peed, C Neehar Ghandi, RG Jack McCann, RT Kasra Bojnordi and TE Adam Craine paved the way for 449 yards rushing on 53 carries in a 55-27 victory over Dunwoody.

*Cherokee‘s offensive line of Cameron Graham, Carson Nichelson, Chandler Cantrell, Jake Alvey, Charles Perry and Brock Thompson were part of a 638-yard effort (422 rushing, 216 passing) in a 55-27 victory over Walton.

*Eastside‘s offensive line of Chandler Sweat, Jacob Fletcher, Will Shelton, Lamarius Benson, Dalton Morgan, Houston Fitzgerald and Dawson Knowles have led the way to 49-0 and 42-0 victories the past two weeks. The offense has put up 467 yards passing (no sacks) and 406 yards rushing (7.0 yards per carry).

*Ola‘s offensive line of Austin Smith, Sauvignon Hayes, Christian Graham, Jake Nelson and Dylan McCloud were integral in 529 yards in total offense (410 rushing, 109 passing) in a 51-50 victory over Eagle’s Landing.

*Walnut Grove‘s offensive line of T Mason Ledford, G Chandler Cason, C Luke Peacock, G Jackson Busby and T Dakota Cox opened holes for 385 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 46 carries in a 41-7 victory over Flowery Branch. RB Tydre’ Colquitt was the main beneficiary with 26 carries for 206 yards and two touchdowns.

*Westminster’s offensive line of Kyle Desnoyer, Max Coffin, Colin Gutzmeyer, Cortez Alston, Will Miller and Peter Rooney paved the way for 457 yards of total offense (278 rushing, 179 passing) and did not allow a sack in a 49-36 victory over Pace Academy. Westminster averaged 8.2 yards per play.

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