SNELLVILLE - South Gwinnett and South Forsyth both ran no huddle, spread offenses Friday night - but South Gwinnett scored 39 more points en route to its second consecutive win.
Led by junior quarterback Kent Rollins' five touchdown passes, including four in the first half, the Comets (2-0) smothered the visiting War Eagles 49-10 at Richard Snell Community Stadium.
South Forsyth (0-2) moved the ball in fits and starts through the air, but couldn't string first downs together or come up with many big plays. And they hurt themselves with several mistakes, including a blocked punt for a TD and a fumbled snap by the punter that led to another quick Comets' score.
On the other hand, Rollins was near perfect in the first half, hitting 6 of 7 passes for 156 yards and four TDs.
"We've got a bunch of weapons," Rollins said. "And we did a good job running the ball, and it all starts with the run."
The War Eagles' problems began on the game's opening drive. After quarterback Nick Belyew was sacked to stop their drive, punter Paul Buurman fumbled the snap and the Comets' Brian Rawls celebrated his 18th birthday tackling him on the 7. On South Gwinnett's first play, Rollins hit Jonathan Krause for a 7-yard TD.
Rollins finished with 11 of 15 for 200 yards and one interception and Krause caught five passes for 35 yards.
South Gwinnett scored nearly as fast on its second possession, moving 65 yards in five plays. After a 49-yard scamper by Aaron Wimberly moved the ball to the War Eagles' 16, Rollins hit Chad Ross three plays later for a 14-yard TD and the Comets led 14-0.
Late in the quarter, Belyew led a South Forsyth drive from his own 26 to the Comets' 18, completing three passes of 15 yards or more. The drive stalled and Buurman kicked at 40-yard field goal to make it 14-3.
Belyew completed 19 of 30 passes for 227 yards and had one interception.
But South Gwinnett put the game out of reach with three second quarter TDs, including two Rollins scoring strikes of 71 and 50 yards to Andre Pierce. On the 71-yard score, Pierce was open by 15 yards on the goal line.
"He was down the field waving his arms and I just tried to get it to him," Rollins said.
In between the two TD passes, the Comets' Stephen Adegoke blocked a punt deep in War Eagles' territory and Wendell Williams recovered in the end zone.
South Forsyth's lone TD came on the first possession of the second half when linebacker Dade Parham intercepted a Rollins' screen pass on the Comets' 15 and rumbled to the 6. Brett Charron, who had 31 yards on 12 carries, scored from the 1 to make it a 35-10 game.
Wimberly took the ensuing kickoff at his goal line and streaked 97 yards, all the way to the War Eagles' 3 yard line. Two plays later, he scored on a 3-yard run. Wimberly was the Comets' leading rusher with 64 yards on six carries.