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Mountain View 20, Mill Creek 17

12:23 am Oct. 21, 2017

Carlos Ayala has done it before so it didn’t come as a shock when his coaches asked him to do it again.

The Mountain View senior kicker nailed a 31-yard field goal on Senior Day as time expired to beat region rival Mill Creek 20-17 at Mountain View Stadium Friday.

“He’s money,” Mountain View coach Nick Bach said. “He’s a game day guy. He is a freak athlete when it comes to

St. Pius 43, Jefferson 29

12:07 am Oct. 21, 2017

St. Pius’ option offense is a throwback to yesteryear and their time machine is traveling at warp speed.

The Golden Lions scored 28 first-half points, all on rushing plays, which set the tone for a 43-29 upset victory against the visiting Jefferson Dragons.

Like a popular hashtag phrase flooding social media website timelines, the Golden Lions are trending in an upward direction. This stunning triumph extends their winning streak to three

Mary Persons 28, West Laurens 9

11:42 pm Oct. 20, 2017

Forsyth – When West Laurens hosted Mary Persons a year ago, plenty of quality high school talent was on the field on defense.
The result was a 14-2 road win by Mary Persons in a true old-school slugfest
The Raiders and Bulldogs are different teams, and played a different game on Friday.
West Laurens head coach Kagan McClain was worried about Mary Persons’ offense being better, and he was right, the Bulldogs scoring

Walton 42, Lassiter 19

11:40 pm Oct. 20, 2017

When Walton lost starting quarterback Austin Kirksey to an injury with just over eight minutes remaining in the third quarter, the game was still very much in doubt. Visiting Lassiter was still within one possession, and its offense was regularly starting its drives in or near Raiders territory.

A stellar defensive effort and a breakout second half on the ground by running back D.J. Soyoye, however, was more than enough to

Brookwood 30, Parkview 27

11:24 pm Oct. 20, 2017

Brookwood coach Philip Jones is a former all-state offensive lineman, so he knows a thing or two about reading the emotions of those big blockers who have an essential job, but typically remain nameless to

Marist 25, Blessed Trinity 24

11:20 pm Oct. 20, 2017

On Friday at Blessed Trinity and playing in the de facto Region 7-AAAA title game, it seemed the only way the Marist War Eagles could thrive was if they were under extreme duress.

Needing a touchdown

Lovett 21, Westminster 14

11:17 pm Oct. 20, 2017

Ironically, it was the “wildcat” that ultimately did in Westminster, in another tight ballgame against rival Lovett.

Lion senior Crawford Schweiger took a shotgun snap in the “wildcat” formation and bulled his way to a 2-yard gain on fourth-and-one from the Wildcat 35-yard line, to seal a 21-14 win for Lovett in the 30th edition of the “Battle of Buckhead,” Friday night at Lovett’s Memorial Stadium at Conley-Oakley Field.

The Lovett senior

Westlake 27, Newnan 0

10:58 pm Oct. 20, 2017

With control of the Region 2-AAAAAAA race at stake, Westlake turned in one of its best defensive performance of the year and ground out three long drives, beating Newnan 27-0.

Visiting Westlake (5-3, 3-0 in 2-AAAAAAAA) held Newnan to 166 total yards and got a big night from running back Darrell Nichols in the win, its fourth straight after a 1-3 start.

The Lions had two touchdown drives that combined to eat

Friday night roundup: FINAL

10:43 pm Oct. 20, 2017

BY SCORE ATLANTA

CLASS AAAAAAA

Campbell 35, Wheeler 23

The home team Spartans got the first of two Coby Deprill touchdowns in the first half and held a 21-16 halftime lead. Wheeler held a brief third-quarter lead at 23-21, but Campbell scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the first of which a Tavion Jackson run from 30 yards out. Late in the game, senior running back Kaleb Bailey converted a third-and-1 to seal the victory,

Harrison 28, Dalton 26

11:57 pm Oct. 19, 2017

Harrison moved into sole possession of first place in Region 6-AAAAAA with a 28-26 victory over Dalton, but the Hoyas potentially suffered a big loss in the process.

Quarterback Justin Fields, the nation’s top-rated senior prospect