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Friday night roundup: FINAL

10:41 pm Oct. 13, 2017

CLASS AAAAAAA

Brookwood 52, Central Gwinnett 28

Central Gwinnett held an early lead, but the Brookwood Broncos took over for the final three quarters and defeated the Black Knights at home. Quarterback Angelo DiSpigna threw the first of his three touchdown passes to Cameron Barrington (28 yards) to tie it at 7-7 midway through the first quarter and his second to Matthew Hill (20 yards) to answer Jarren Williams’ QB keeper and

Mays 35, Douglas County 3

11:08 pm Oct. 6, 2017

Facing the Mays Raiders at full strength is tough enough. Trying to do it without two of your best players is a recipe for disaster.

That was the regretful situation for Douglas County (6-1, 4-1) Friday night in a battle for the top spot in Region 5-AAAAAA. Mays’ defense was dominant from start to finish, and the offense stopped shooting itself in the foot long enough to produce a 35-3 win

Friday night roundup: FINAL

10:29 pm Oct. 6, 2017

CLASS AAAAAAA

Central Gwinnett 59, Berkmar 0

The Central Gwinnett Black Knights defeated visiting Berkmar for their first comfortable win of the season. Jarren Williams threw three touchdowns in the first half (to Khmari Thompson, Justin Wilkins and Jallah Zeze) and ran for another, and Kevon Blackwood’s blocked punt recovery in the end zone put the Black Knights up 38-0 at the half. Williams scored his fifth touchdown on a 45-yard run

Marist 39, Gainesville 14

11:10 pm Sep. 29, 2017

In its final non-region contest of the regular season, Marist sent one final message that it is among the top contenders in Class AAAA.

Behind a relentless defensive effort, the War Eagles defeated visiting Gainesville 39-14, improving to 6-0 on the season as it heads into an off week to prepare for region play.

“We’ve got another week to look at ourselves, see what we like, what we don’t like,” Marist coach

Friday night roundup: FINAL

10:32 pm Sep. 29, 2017

CLASS AAAAAAA

Central Gwinnett 38, Lakeside-DeKalb 36

Central Gwinnett hosted Lakeside-DeKalb and the Black Knights found themselves in another close game. Plagued by injuries, Central Gwinnett was missing four starters on defense and struggled to contain the Vikings on their way to a narrow 38-36 victory. Jarren Williams had a huge game at quarterback, throwing for 232 yards and three touchdowns (to Jallah Zeze, Skylar Adams and Khmari Thompson) and ran for

Douglass 27, Washington 24

9:52 pm Sep. 29, 2017

As the region schedule begins to blossom, Douglass is showing its roots planted firmly in the soil as a team capable of winning in any fashion.

The Astros improved to 2-1 in 6-AA play and 3-2 overall after holding on for 27-24 win against cross-city rival Washington at Lakewood Stadium.

Douglass built up a 21-12 advantage at the half and led 27-18 midway through the fourth quarter. Washington had

Douglas County 30, Langston Hughes 27

11:29 pm Sep. 22, 2017

Douglas County head coach Johnny White knew his Tigers were going to be in for a four-quarter fight when they traveled to south Fulton to take on Langston Hughes.

White knows the area well. He was head coach of perennial playoff contender Creekside for three seasons (2009-2011). Friday night, his team met the challenge.

Douglas County (5-0, 3-0 in Region 5-AAAAAA), ranked No. 8, erased a 10-point deficit in the second half

Friday night roundup: FINAL

10:27 pm Sep. 22, 2017

CLASS AAAAAAA

Brookwood 63, Berkmar 6

Brookwood scored four rushing touchdowns, threw for another four touchdowns and scored on a T.J. Ellis kickoff return before postgame fireworks celebrated what was the program’s 300th all-time victory. Nick Prince gave Brookwood a 7-0 lead with 9:52 left in the opening quarter on a 7-yard run, and quarterback Angelo DiSpigna threw the first of his three touchdown passes less than three minutes later on a

Top games: Banneker pursues school record

5:35 am Sep. 21, 2017

When new coach Mario Allen met with the Banneker football players for the first time at the beginning of the summer, there was some skepticism. After all, Allen was about to become the program’s sixth

Chattahoochee 21, North Atlanta 14

12:30 am Sep. 16, 2017

Chattahoochee’s ascension to the level of stout squads in Region 7-AAAAAA continued its escalator-style mobility following a 21-14 win against host-team North Atlanta at Lakewood Stadium.

The Cougars’ offense didn’t put forth the best showing on the scoreboard, but they did just enough to secure the victory.

“This was a weird week. Preparation is off. Everything’s off. You know to set yourself up for a defensive battle because the offense takes time