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Wesleyan erupts in second half for 42-14 win

BLAIRSVILLE - Wesleyan scored 28 unanswered points in the second half as the Wolves pulled away from Union County for a 42-14 win in Region 8-AA play Friday night.

Quarterback Tony Plagman threw for four TDs, completing 20 of 32 attempts for 269 yards with one interception as Wesleyan improved to 3-2-1 overall and 3-1 in the region.

Two of Plagman's TDs went to Johnny Schumacher, who finished the night with seven catches and 148 yards. Bobby Jackson also had his best game of the year at running back, carrying the ball 11 times for 131 yards and a TD.

JoJo Catrini, Andy Merlino and Peter Karempelis also each added a TD for Wesleyan, while Karempelis converted 6 of 6 PATs. The Wolves finished the night with 497 total yards on offense, while Union County (1-4, 0-4) was held to 214 total yards.

North Forsyth 24,

Mill Creek 3

HOSCHTON - North Forsyth opened up a 17-0 lead in the first quarter and cruised the rest of the way as the Raiders topped Mill Creek 24-3 Friday night.

North Forsyth (6-0) tallied 201 total yards (145 rush, 56 pass) while Mill Creek (2-4) gained 98 on the ground and 60 more through the air for 158 total yards.

Isaac Bargen provided the lone score for the Hawks with a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter.

Monroe Area 35,

Winder-Barrow 7

MONROE - Monroe Area picked up its first win of the year by beating Winder-Barrow 35-7 Friday night.

Quin Smith ran in from eight yards out for the lone score for Winder-Barrow. The Bulldoggs dropped to 3-2 overall and 0-2 in Region 8-AAA, while Monroe Area improved to 1-3-1 overall and 1-1 in the region.

Hart Co. 42, Apalachee 12

HARTWELL - Hart County led Apalachee 21-12 at the half and pulled away in the second half with 21 unanswered points for a 42-12 win over the Wildcats.

Apalachee quarterback Korey Chambers provided both scores for the Wildcats. The first came on a 30-yard TD pass to Dwight Ashe, and he scrambled in from nine yards out for the other TD. Apalachee dropped to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in Region 8-AAA, while Hart County improved to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the region.

Madison Co. 23,

Loganville 20, 2 OT

DANIELSVILLE - Loganville built a 10-0 lead only to see Madison County tie it in regulation and win 23-20 in double-overtime Friday night.

Loganville (3-2, 2-2) scored first on a 27-yard field goal from Michael Sparks and extended its lead to 10-0 in the second quarter with a 3-yard TD run from Drew Scheie.

Madison County responded with a 39-yard field goal late in the second quarter and a TD in the fourth with 1:35 left to force overtime. Garrett Baughan of Loganville forced a second overtime with a 6-yard TD run and Sparks briefly gave the Red Devils at 20-17 lead with a 24-yard field goal in the second overtime.

Madison County answered Sparks' field goal with a touchdown run from two yards out.

- From staff reports