Cedar Grove 49, Pace Academy 0
How the game was won: Cedar Grove blew out Pace Academy thanks to two-touchdown games from Grant Walker, Jadon Haselwood and quarterback Jelani Woods. The Saints led 28-0 at halftime at Godfrey Stadium.
Top performers: Woods had a 13-yard rushing touchdown and threw a TD pass to Haselwood, who also had a 60-yard punt return for a score. In addition to Walker’s two rushing TDs, fellow running backs Darrell Neal and Demetrius Tharpe both had scores on the ground. The Saints defense covered two Pace fumbles.
Marist 43, West Hall 3
How the game was won: Behind an interception and forced fumble recovery by Marist, The War Eagles scored 29 unanswered first-half points for a 29-3 half time lead. Not much got better for West Hall, as Marist would find the endzone two more times in the 3rd quarter, going on to win by a final score of 43-3.
Top Performers: Jack Dinges totaled three touchdowns, two on the ground and one through the air. Michael Addicks joined Dinges, rushing for two touchdowns.
Oconee County 20, St. Pius 16
How the game was won: St. Pius paced downfield on a six-play, 80-yard touchdown drive to take a 6-0 lead on its opening possession. The Golden Lions missed a 31-yard field goal in the final minute of the first quarter as Oconee County remained in striking distance entering the second frame. St. Pius extended the lead to 13-0 with 7:45 left in the half, before Oconee County got its footing to start the comeback. Sam Middlebrooks found Roques Dowdy for a Warriors touchdown with 3:25 left in the half, before St. Pius connected on a field goal at the end of the half to push the lead to 16-7. Middlebrooks found Corderius Paschal for a 44-yard touchdown to make it a 16-14 game. Middlebrooks ran in the game-winning touchdown with 10:08 left in the half to make it 20-16.
Top performers: Oconee County quarterback Sam Middlebrooks provided all the Warriors scoring with two passing touchdowns and the game-winning rushing touchdown.
Norcross 42, Lakeside-DeKalb 10