SNELLVILLE - South Gwinnett rolled up 49 straight points in the first half Friday night, squashing winless Meadowcreek in a Region 8-AAAAA game.
The surging Comets, with their 49-20 win, are a perfect 3-0 on the season while the Mustangs, who only had two first downs in the first half, drop to 0-3.
"The kids played a well-executed game in all three phases of the game," South Gwinnett head coach John Small said. "They took an early lead like champions.
"In the second half, we took our varsity players out, and gave the young kids a chance to play."
South junior quarterback Kent Rollins passed for four big touchdowns in the first half to give the Comets a commanding lead that Meadowcreek, despite a second-half spurt, just couldn't overcome.
Rollins hit four different receivers for his TD tosses: an 8-yard pass to Chaz Jackson and a 36-yard bomb to Adrian Ranson in the first quarter, along with a 34-yard bullet to Andre Pierce and a 36-yarder to Jonathan Krause in the second quarter.
South Gwinnett's special teams and defensive squads did their parts in adding to the score, as junior Aaron Wimberly ran back a 58-yard punt for a touchdown in the second period following his opening quarter 1-yard run for the first score of the game. Darius Jones-Craven, also a junior, blocked a Mirzet Mehick punt in the second quarter, recovering it in the end zone.
The second half was all Meadowcreek, as the Mustangs came alive to score 20 unanswered points. Mehick hit Kelvin Davis for a 28-yard TD with only 16 seconds left in the third quarter. The Mustangs continued their scoring effort in the fourth period, as Jonathon Moore blocked a South punt, falling on it in the end zone. The scoring ended with 3:34 left in the game on Martrez Ogletree's 5-yard scamper.
"This is the first time we've gone 3-0, and we play a great team in Grayson next week," Small said. "We're excited about playing them."