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Top performances from Week 5: Wayne County QB throws seven TD passes

(Jason Getz / AJC)

Wayne County QB Garrett Overholt’s seven touchdowns against Appling County last week are tied for fourth-best in state history, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association.

The only documented players who have thrown for more are Ed Staten of North Whitfield (nine in 1962), Jeremy Privett of Charlton County (eight in 2003) and Hutson Mason of Lassiter (eight in 2009).

Overholt merely tied the Wayne County school record. Nick Beltz threw seven TD passes against Windsor Forest in 2014.

Overholt’s effort is among those in GHSF Daily’s Top Performances from last week.

Top five

*Brookwood RB Dante Black rushed for 267 yards on 33 carries and scored five touchdowns, three in the first quarter, in a 42-25 victory over Colquitt County.

*Tift County WR Rashod Bateman had six receptions for 248 yards and three touchdowns in a 50-37 victory over Parkview. Bateman has 642 yards receiving and nine touchdowns in Tift’s 5-0 start.

*Wayne County QB Garrett Overholt threw seven TD passes in a 49-14 victory over Appling County. Overholt was 21-of-39 for 307 yards. Four of his TD throws went to Ashby Cribb.

*Wesleyan QB Banks Ramsey was 15-for-17 passing for 241 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown in a 42-7 victory over Our Lady of Mercy. Ramsey also had six tackles that included four sacks and one tackle for loss.

*White County RB/LB Kaleb Crane rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in a 28-18 victory over North Hall. Both TD runs (36, 18 yards) came on fourth-down plays in the fourth quarter. Crane also had five tackles. White County is 4-1 after winning only four games the previous two seasons combined.

Best of the rest

*Apalachee WR/CB A.J. Millbrooks had four receptions for 151 yards and three touchdowns on offense and two interceptions and five tackles on defense in a 40-26 loss to Walnut Grove.

*Archer LB Emmanuel Michel had eight solo tackles, a forced fumble and a sack and broke up a pass in a 16-13 victory over Norcross.

*Brookwood DB D.J. Horne had 14 tackles, two sacks and seven QB pressures in a 42-25 victory over Colquitt County.

*Campbell ATH Coby Deprill had 193 yards from scrimmage on 15 touches in a 42-23 loss to Hillgrove.

*Carrollton RB Jaylan Thomas rushed for 243 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries in a 43-41 victory over East Paulding.

*Carver (Atlanta) RB Jo’Quavious Marks rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns and caught at 22-yard pass in a 28-10 victory over Jackson of Atlanta.

*Charlton County QB A.J. Bell threw for 378 yards and four touchdowns on 15-of-20 passing in a 46-0 victory over Atkinson County. RB Eric Daniels had six catches for 174 yards and two touchdowns.

*Chattooga freshman TB E.J. Lackey rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in a 38-37 loss to Coosa.

*Chestatee RB Nick Lyles rushed for 208 yards and five touchdowns on 25 carries in a 60-32 victory over Lumpkin County.

*Darlington QB Griffin Brewster threw five TD passes in a 50-17 victory over Gordon Lee. He was 13-of-16 passing for 240 yards. Tijai Watley had 252 all-purpose yards.

*Douglas County LB Braelen Oliver had 15 tackles, two sacks and one other tackle for a loss in a 49-0 victory over South Paulding. Douglas County held South Paulding to 24 yards of total offense.

*Duluth DB Kevon Rouse forced two fumbles and returned one 35 yards for a touchdown in a 42-41 victory over Forsyth Central.

*East Coweta DB Dantarrious Chunn returned two kickoffs 99 yards for touchdowns in a 36-35 victory over North Cobb. He also scored on an 85-yard touchdown reception, had six tackles and broke up three passes.

*East Paulding RB Tyrell Robinson rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries in a 43-41 loss to Carrollton.

*Flowery Branch WR Jalin Strown had six catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-29 loss to Jefferson.

*Habersham Central QB A.J. Curry passed for 353 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 173 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-46 loss to Stephens County. He had 20 rushing attempts and completed 22 of 42 passes, 10 to Jim Barnett for 197 yards.

*Hardaway LB A.J. Dunham had 14 tackles, three tackles for losses, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in a 9-7 loss to Cairo.

*Harrison WR Steven Peterson had seven receptions for 231 yards and TD catches of 65, 45 and 9 yards in a 49-0 victory over River Ridge.

*Heard County WR Jaden Moreland had four receptions for 160 yards in a 42-21 victory over Central of Carrollton.

*Heritage (Conyers) WR Devron Harper had 11 receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown in a 10-7 loss to Dutchtown. Harper had 202 all-purpose yards.

*Howard RB Jeremiah Kelly had 250 all-purpose yards – including 108 rushing and 95 on a kickoff return – in a 25-11 victory over Veterans.

*Jefferson RB Colby Wood rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries in a 35-29 victory over Flowery Branch.

*Jefferson County WR Ty King had eight catches for a school-record 201 yards in a 65-19 victory over Laney.

*Johns Creek WR Zach Williams had nine receptions for 197 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-17 loss to Centennial.

*Jones County RB Drake Bolus returned kickoffs 82 and 85 yards for touchdowns in the third quarter and rushed for 88 yards on 10 carries in a 46-7 victory over Woodland of Stockbridge.

*Kell DE Justin Talley had three sacks and a fourth tackle for a loss in a 58-46 victory over Paulding County.

*Loganville DE Connor Winkler had eight first hits, one tipped pass, an assist and a 95-yard interception return in a 17-14 loss to Winder-Barrow.

*Marion County RB Travon Matthews rushed for 237 yards and four touchdowns on 21 carries in a 45-20 victory over Lamar County.

*McEachern RB Jalen Thornton rushed for 201 yards on 25 carries in a 28-9 victory over Westlake.

*Meadowcreek RB Chauncey Williams rushed for 195 yards and four touchdowns on 21 carries in a 38-0 victory over Lithonia.

*Mount de Sales RB/LB Josiah Cotton rushed for 203 yards and had 13 tackles in a 14-3 victory over Aquinas.

*Mount Zion (Jonesboro) DT Kameron Wilson had 12 tackles, six for losses, and four sacks in a 17-6 victory over Drew. It was the first time that Mount Zion, a 25-point underdog according to the Maxwell Ratings, had beaten Drew. The team had 12 sacks.

*Mountain View LB Trevon Salter had four sacks, two other tackles for losses and a fumble recovery in a 52-0 victory over Shiloh.

*North Cobb RB Christian Singleton rushed for 327 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries in a 36-35 loss to East Coweta. He caught four passes for 30 yards.

*North Forsyth RB Bryson Trigg rushed for 242 yards and a school-record four touchdowns on 20 carries in a 58-35 victory over Pickens. Ben Bales was 25-of-36 passing for 360 yards and four touchdowns.

*North Murray WR Connor Rice had five receptions for 88 yards and three touchdowns in a 61-20 victory over Haralson County. Rice has 12 TD receptions on the season.

*North Oconee RB Jermaine Browner had 220 all-purpose yards – 121 receiving, 99 returning – in a 47-20 loss to Clarke Central.

*North Paulding ATH Brian Mitchell (5-121-1) and WR Easton Murphy (7-130-2) each went over 100 yards receiving in a 34-0 victory over Woodstock.

*Parkview WR Malik Washington (7-138-0) and Miles Marshall (9-122-2) each went over 100 yards receiving in a 50-37 loss to Tift County.

*Perry ATH Davion Ross returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in a 49-22 victory over Harris County.

*Pickens RB Robert Davis rushed for 225 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries in a 58-35 loss to North Forsyth. Davis had 69 yards receiving and 313 total yards.

*Richmond Hill WR Sam James had seven catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 49-yard run in a 37-7 victory over Grovetown. Richmond Hill is 3-0.

*Riverdale DE Dante Walker had 4.5 sacks and seven tackles in a 53-20 victory over Henry County.

*Screven County LB Kashawn Robinson had three of his team’s 10 sacks in a 50-0 victory over Butler.

*Southeast Whitfield QB Porter Johnson threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns on 10-of-16 passing in a 49-10 victory over Christian Heritage. WR Oscar Gonzalez caught four of those passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns.

*Swainsboro RB Jalyn Williams rushed for 233 yards on 26 carries in a 30-18 loss to Benedictine.

*Thomasville WR Kevin Cochran had three catches for 125 yards and a touchdown and returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score in a 76-20 victory over Worth County.

*Union County QB Cole Wright passed for 163 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-6 victory over Banks County.

*Union Grove RB/DB Devin Tumlin rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries and threw a 60-yard TD pass in a 38-34 victory over Locust Grove. Tumlin also had eight tackles and the game-clinching interception.

*Walnut Grove DT Chandler Cason had eight first hits, four assists, four tackles for losses, a sack and one QB pressure in a 40-26 victory over Apalachee.

*Winder-Barrow RB Jamar Mack rushed 22 times for 121 yards and a touchdown in a 17-14 win over Loganville.

Lines of distinction

*Dodge County‘s offensive line of Alex Horne, Cade Cranford, Wyatt Hargrove, Tre’Shawn Hodge, Tyvek Wallace, Ty Belflower, Javon McNeal and Andrew Fowler opened holes for 493 yards rushing with eight touchdowns in a 70-27 victory over Dooly County. Three backs had more than 100 yards rushing – Erin Pitts (8-142-3), R.J. Carr (17-179-1) and Nic Hammonds (11-107-1).

*Georgia Military‘s offensive line of Josiah Cleveland, Wesley Hines, Merqez Stanton, Jalen Scott and Jermaine Patterson helped their team amass nearly 400 yards in total offense in a 36-19 victory over Oglethorpe County. RB Javez Mason ran 14 times for 174 yards and two touchdowns.

*Kell‘s offensive line of Jonathan Bass, Connor Gates, Brady Turner, Justin Thompson and Chris Reed led the way to a 516-yard offensive effort – 326 rushing, 190 passing – in a 58-46 victory over Paulding County. They were the catalyst behind RB Josiah Futral, who had  181yards rushing, 151 receiving.

*North Forsyth’s offensive line of Jeremy James, Ryan Foust, Brent Grab, Elijah Bird, and Daniel Espinosa helped the Raiders put 658 yards – 330 rushing, 328 passing – in a 58-35 victory over Pickens. The line has not given up a sack in the last 98 passing attempts. Bryson Trigg rushed for 242 yards and a school-record four touchdowns. Ben Bales passed for 360 yards.

*Pelham‘s offensive line of Cameron Jones, LaVardasty Vicks, Parker Satterwhite, Dallas Washington and Tamarick Young paved the way for 310 rushing yards on 33 carries (9.4 ypc) in a 49-13 victory over Calhoun County.

*Riverdale‘s offensive line of Martin Meza, Jaiden Williams, Tyon Wright, Dezmeon Clemons and Tyson McClendon paved the way for a 394-yard rushing effort in a 53-20 victory over Henry County. Only Meza is a senior. Sophomore RB Phalon Daniels rushed for 202 yards and four touchdowns on 16 carries.

*Tift County’s offensive line of Ches Jackson, Landon Bateman, Tucker Matthews, Andrew Self and Austin Williams helped their team to 567 yards of total offense – 353 passing, 214 rushing – in a 50-37 victory over Parkview. Tift County has attempted more than 100 passes while surrendering only one sack during a 5-0 start that has propelled the Blue Devils into the AJC rankings for the first time since 2007.

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