Central Gwinnett's Eman Westmoreland (10) runs out of the grasp of Collins Hill's Franky Filto (52) during the game against Collins Hill earlier this season.
Gwinnett County's leading passer Eman Westmoreland could miss Friday's game against defending state champion Grayson.
The Central Gwinnett quarterback injured his ankle in last week's 42-28 loss to South Gwinnett.
"It's a sprain. He's walking," Central head coach Todd Wofford said. "He's cleared by the doctor for Friday, but I don't know if I'll play him. I don't need him 75 or 85 percent and then re-aggravating it. We still have five games left. I'll have to see how he does."
Westmoreland leads the county in passing with 1,024 yards and nine touchdowns this season. The senior is just 110 yards away from setting the career passing record and already holds the record for career passing TDs with 62.
If Westmoreland is unable to play, Nate Hartford will start at QB when the Black Knights travel to Grayson on Friday.
"That's a tough way to break in a quarterback," Wofford said.
The junior has started at safety this year and has 25 tackles and one interception on defense.
"He's been in the system just as long as Eman," Wofford said.
When Westmoreland left the game, Central didn't throw another pass. The Black Knights relied on their running game, which got a 75-yard TD run from Hartford.
"Honestly, (Eman) brings the experience to the table. Being in the mix, you can't replace that," Wofford said. "Nate is a natural leader. He's one of those guys people gravitate to. Nate has just as strong an arm as Eman."
The offense will rely on the run game again if Westmoreland is out. Sophomore standout Jonathan Hawkins leads the team in rushing with 242 yards. The unit got a boost with the return of Jourdin Shiloh. The senior missed the first four games with a hamstring injury and rushed for 86 yards in last week's loss.
"It's going to depend on what Westmoreland can get done in the next two days," Wofford said.
Mouhon questionable for Habersham game
Norcross' leading tackler Kevin Mouhon is questionable for Friday's game against Habersham Central.
Mouhon, who plays linebacker and fullback, injured his ankle on his only only carry, a four-yard run in the third quarter. The play set up Joseph Wilber's one-yard TD run in Norcross' 49-41 victory over Mill Creek.
"I don't know how much he'll play," Norcross coach Keith Maloof said. "I'll have to see how he practices the next two days."
Mouhon leads the team in tackles with 58 stops and has one sack, two pass break ups and an interception.
South Gwinnett's Bernard Morrison was a jack of all trades in Friday's 48-24 win over Central Gwinnett.
The receiver accounted for 247 all-purpose yards. Morrison had one catch for 49 yards, three carries for 15 yards, threw a 77-yard touchdown pass, had two punt returns for 36 yards and two kickoff returns for 70 yards.
Parkview gets time to enjoy success
Parkview's 21-14 win over rival Brookwood on Friday capped an impressive start for the Panthers. No. 10 ranked Parkview is 4-1 and is riding a three-game winning streak since losing 20-0 to No. 3 ranked Norcross.
"It's good for the community. The kids are excited," Parkview coach Cecil Flowe said.
During the stretch, Parkview has defeated four playoff teams from a year ago. The Panthers will face a sixth playoff team next week in Dacula.
"I knew it was possible, but we had to play our very best," Flowe said. "It's a game of funny bounces. You to play hard to get the bounce."
Parkview played predominately running teams through the first five games, but will see mostly spread teams the second half of the regular season.
"Our break comes at a good time because you get time to make some adjustments," Flowe said. "A lot of it is schemes and what you're trying to do."
Hawks' Ritland back on the field
Mill Creek's Eric Ritland, who battled for the starting QB job this summer, was back on the sidelines on Friday.
Ritland broke his foot in the Hawks' preseason scrimmage, which opened the door for starter David Daniel. Ritland was back at practice last week working in at quarterback and receiver.
"We're going to work him back into some playing time," Mill Creek head coach Shannon Jarvis said. "He'll be our No. 2 quarterback and play wide receiver."