Parkview quarterback Rob Youngblood (7) has suffered a broken collarbone and will be out of action for six to seven weeks.
Just days after leading Parkview to its biggest win in seven years, quarterback Rob Youngblood got bad news.
Youngblood had surgery on his broken collarbone on Tuesday, just four days after leading the Panthers to a 22-7 over the nation's previously No. 1 ranked team Grayson. He will miss six to seven weeks.
"It's unfortunate he got hurt," Parkview head coach Cecil Flowe said. "He was getting better the first three games he was in."
Flowe wouldn't say who would start at quarterback for Parkview on Friday at Archer. He said the Panthers are looking at several options at the position.
Junior Chris Remshik was battling for the starting job during the summer with Youngblood. Sophomores Kalu Onumah and Estifanos Lulsegad are listed as quarterbacks on the Parkview roster.
Youngblood was injured late in the fourth quarter against Grayson, but managed to play the final two series with what turned out to be a broken collarbone.
"He said I'm not coming out," Flowe said. "He didn't know how hurt he was."
Youngblood was 6 of 11 passing for 29 yards and one touchdown in the win over Grayson. In his first year as Parkview's starting quarterback, he was 11 of 26 for 83 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. He made 82 tackles as a safety last season.
The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Youngblood was a member of Parkview's state champion baseball team last season and has attracted college recruiters in baseball and football.
"Rob is a leader for us and he'll be on the field wearing a coaches hat," Flowe said.
Duluth's QB out with injury
Duluth quarterback Will DeLorenzo will miss the next two to three weeks with a shoulder separation.
DeLorenzo hurt his shoulder in Friday's 28-21 loss to Peachtree Ridge, but didn't tell coaches until midway through the third quarter.
"We just kind of sputtered with Will hurt," Duluth coach Corey Jarvis said.
Sophomore Thaddeus Bell, who threw two touchdowns in last week's game, will start in place of DeLorenzo. He will split time with Tyler Campbell, who had a 61-yard TD run in last week's game.
Bell was 7 of 9 passing for 94 yards and two TDs in a quarter and a half of work. His first start will be against No. 3 ranked Norcross on Friday.
"We are going to have to simplify the offense for him," Jarvis said.
Slow start for Nkemdiche
Grayson's Robert Nkemdiche led the county in sacks last year and was second as a sophomore with 18 each season. The nation's No. 1 recruit has zero sacks through three games this year.
The Clemson commitment has five quarterback hurries, but still has not registered a sack going into Friday's game against Dacula. Nkemdiche has 14 total tackles and two for losses this season.
Century rushing club
Archer running backs Ernest Alexander and Sean Fowler have made 100-yard rushing games the norm for the Tigers this season.
Through the first three games, both players have topped the 100-yard mark each time. Alexander has turned in games of 111, 105 and 118 yards this season, while Fowler has rushed for 142, 126 and 135 yards.
Eagles join 50-point club
Collins Hill scored the second most points in school history in its 52-0 win over Habersham Central on Friday.
It's the fifth time the Eagles have scored 50 or more points in a game.
Collins Hill's 70-68 seven overtime win over South Cobb in the 2004 playoffs is the most points scored in school history.
Quarterback Brett Sheehan, a Florida Atlantic commitment, threw three touchdown passes and rushed for a 40-yard score in Friday's win.
Wolves bounce back with big win
Buford lost a rare home game to Gainesville two weeks ago.
The Wolves made sure it wasn't two games in a row on Friday. Buford started a new home winning streak with a 43-0 victory over Hancock Central. Since 2000 when Buford has lost a regular season game, the Wolves have won the next game by 17 or more points.