Central Gwinnett and Shiloh hooked up for 82 points Friday night, including five touchdowns in the fourth quarter, and the three-hour shootout ended with the Black Knights outlasting Shiloh 47-35 in a Region 8-AAAAAA game.
Dacula sophomore cornerback C.J. Mayes had two interceptions and two touchdowns to propel the Falcons to their first win of the season Friday night, a 31-8 victory in a Region 8-AAAAAA game at Shiloh Community Stadium.
Loganville used a balanced offensive attack, and combined with a slew of penalties by visiting Winder-Barrow, the Red Devils defeated the Bulldoggs 28-14 for their first Region 8-AAAAA win Friday night at Red Devils Stadium.
Brookwood made a handful of key offensive plays to take advantage of five Shiloh turnovers and held off a furious fourth quarter rally to defeat the Generals 30-24 Friday in a Region 8-AAAAAA game at Shiloh Community Stadium.
With eight different players rushing for a combined 314 yards in the first half, Grayson raced out to a 38-0 halftime lead and defeated Shiloh 45-27 on Friday night in a Region 8-AAAAAA game.
South Gwinnett quarterback Jordan Ramey passed for four touchdowns and ran for another, personally snapping Shiloh's three-game win streak Friday night en route to a 31-0 victory at Richard Snell Community Stadium.
A stifling second-half defensive effort and two long pass plays from Shiloh quarterback Devante James to Cameron Stewart propelled the Generals to their second straight win, a 16-7 victory over Redan Friday in the Generals' home opener.
Behind three first-half passing touchdowns from Devante James, Shiloh took the first step toward shedding its recent history of losing seasons, thrashing Meadowcreek 36-6 Friday night at Mustang Community Stadium.
With Rashad Hall scoring two touchdowns after two Meadowcreek mistakes in the game's opening minutes, and quarterback Deion Perry running for two TDs and passing for another, Berkmar defeated Meadowcreek 31-8 Friday night at Meadowcreek Community Stadium.
Newton County 21, Shiloh 0
LILBURN -- A stifling Parkview defense held Stephenson to two touchdowns in regulation.But Jordan Tarver's 1-yard sneak in overtime squashed the Panthers upset bid and lifted the No. 6 state-ranked Jaguars to a 21-14 win Friday night at the Big Orange Jungle.
Grayson cruised to its second straight undefeated regular season Friday night, scoring touchdowns on all four first half possessions and two more on defense to crush visiting Central Gwinnett 42-3. The No. 1 ranked Rams will host a first-round Class AAAAA playoff game at home against Marietta on Friday.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Led by a stout defense that forced five turnovers and junior quarterback Malcolm Thompson's two touchdown passes, Central Gwinnett won its second consecutive game, thumping Meadowcreek 34-0 Friday night at Tally Johnson Field.
SNELLVILLE - Showing off its explosive offense with a 24-point second quarter, South Gwinnett ended Shiloh's hopes for a Region 8-AAAAA playoff berth by defeating the Generals 38-7 Friday night at Shiloh Community Stadium.
LOGANVILLE - Like a champion thoroughbred turning on the speed in the home stretch, top-ranked Grayson won its eighth-straight game with ease and began tuning up for the state playoffs by dismantling Berkmar 37-0 Friday night at Grayson.
SNELLVILLE - After squandering a 14-point halftime lead, Shiloh kept its Region 8-AAAAA playoff hopes alive with two late fourth-quarter touchdowns to defeat Central Gwinnett 28-14 Friday night at Shiloh Community Stadium.
SNELLVILLE -- After squandering a 14-point halftime lead, Shiloh kept its Region 8-AAAAA playoff hopes alive with two late fourth-quarter touchdowns to defeat Central Gwinnett 28-14 Friday night at Shiloh Community Stadium.
NORCROSS - Getting ready for its showdown with Region 8-AAAAA kingpin Grayson next week, Brookwood scored 36 points and five touchdowns in the second quarter en route to a 64-15 victory over Meadowcreek Friday at Meadowcreek Community Stadium.
SNELLVILLE - Tuning up for its biggest test of the season next week with No. 2 ranked Grayson, Shiloh defeated Meadowcreek 38-13 for its second straight Region 8-AAAAA win Friday night at Shiloh Community Stadium.
LILBURN - Scoring six touchdowns in the first half, Shiloh's punishing running game led the team to its first Region 8-AAAAA win Friday night, defeating Berkmar 51-21 at Patriots Field in Lilburn.
It was an atypical Brookwood-Shiloh football game - except for the outcome.
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.
SNELLVILLE - Shiloh running back DeQuan Holder ran for four touchdowns, including the game winning score in overtime, as the Generals nipped Duluth, 28-21 Friday night at Shiloh Community Stadium.
LILBURN - Holding visiting Chattahoochee to a combined six points in the second and third quarters, the state's No. 2-ranked Parkview girls basketball team topped the Cougars 47-38 Friday night in the Class AAAAA state tournament's opening round.
SNELLVILLE - Berkmar's furious fourth-quarter finish fell short Friday night and the Patriots dropped a 14-9 decision to South Gwinnett in the season finale for both teams at Richard Snell Community Stadium in Snellville.
SNELLVILLE - Behind Brandon Jacobs' 213 rushing yards and two touchdowns, Parkview clinched a berth in the Region 8-AAAAA playoffs Friday night by defeating Shiloh 35-0 at Shiloh Community Stadium.
SNELLVILLE - With four touchdown passes from quarterback Michael Polascik and a 95-yard TD kickoff return by Johnathan Krause, South Gwinnett kept its slim Region 8-AAAAA playoff hopes alive with a 42-7 thrashing of Shiloh Friday night at Richard Snell Community Stadium in Snellville.
SNELLVILLE - Big first-half plays on offense, including a 70-yard run by halfback Eugene Glenn, and big second-half plays on defense propelled Shiloh to a 24-22 upset of Dacula Friday night at Shiloh Community Stadium.
LAWRENCEVILLE - After starting 0-5, Central Gwinnett turned to freshman quarterback Jordan Adams for a new beginning Friday night, and Adams delivered.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Outfoxing the Central Gwinnett defense early on two key plays, South Gwinnett scored first-half touchdowns on a fake punt and a 29-yard pass on the half's last play en route to a 28-3 win over rival Central Gwinnett in Region 8-AAAAA action Friday night at Tally Johnson Field.
LILBURN - Parkview fell behind 14-7 early to pesky, pass-happy Meadowcreek, then stunned the Mustangs with 38 second-quarter points and cruised to a 65-20 win Friday night in the Big Orange Jungle.
SNELLVILLE - Shiloh's plan to upset Brookwood blew up on the game's second play, and the Broncos responded with their traditional power running attack to ring up 14 first-quarter points en route to a 28-7 win Friday night at Brookwood Community Stadium.
LILBURN - Parkview head coach Cecil Flowe won his 166th game as the Panthers' head coach Friday night. Not many in his 16 years there have been this easy.
SNELLVILLE - On the ropes in the final quarter, Norcross received a gift - a roughing the kicker penalty on 4th-and-22 - and scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 3-yard run by quarterback Charles King with 56 seconds to play to nip South Gwinnett, 24-17.
LILBURN - Walton bounced Parkview out of the state baseball playoffs Friday, sweeping the Panthers on their home field by scores of 7-0 and 6-5 and winning the best of three series 2-0.
LILBURN - After going scoreless for nearly 64 minutes, the state's No. 1-ranked Parkview girls soccer team scored two late goals to nip visiting Roswell 2-1 Wednesday in a first-round state playoff game. The Panthers, now 18-0, will host North Gwinnett next Wednesday.
LILBURN - For the second year in a row, the Parkview boys soccer team was stunned at home in the early rounds of the state playoffs.
LILBURN - Sophomore forward Lauren Coleman rescued the Parkview girls from a sloppy first half by scoring 12 of her game-high 20 points in the third period, leading the Panthers to a 64-43 drubbing of visiting Milton Saturday night in a Class AAAAA first-round state tournament contest.
LAWRENCEVILLE - The glass slipper just didn't fit.
SNELLVILLE - A smothering 1-2-2 zone defense and the leadership of heady senior point guard Sczeny Hartry carried Parkview to the Region 8-AAAAA girls championship on Saturday night.
LOGANVILLE - Grayson's Austin Stanley stunned Chattahoochee by returning the game's opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, and the Rams crushed the visiting Cougars 34-0 in a first-round playoff game Friday at Britt-Moody Stadium.
SNELLVILLE - Next year can't get here soon enough for Central Gwinnett.
LOGANVILLE - Led by its best defensive effort of the season and Cisco Barry's 245-yard, two touchdown performance, Dacula beat Loganville, 20-3, to advance to next week's Region 8-AAAA play-in game at Cedar Shoals.
SNELLVILLE - Senior quarterback Brent Snell was a triple threat for South Gwinnett on Friday night, running for two touchdowns, passing for another and making a critical punt as the Comets nipped Shiloh 26-20 to stay alive for a playoff spot in Region 8-AAAAA.
LILBURN - Shiloh probably didn't need Ira Johnson to win Friday's Region 8-AAAAA game against winless Meadowcreek. But it was good to have him back.
SNELLVILLE - Middle linebacker Trae Scott's game-saving interception at the goal line with 19 seconds left means Berkmar is alive and kicking for a playoff spot out of Region 8-AAAAA.
NORCROSS - The cure for ailing Central Gwinnett's two straight losses was simple: an extra heavy dose of Diante Drake.
NORCROSS - Just as a trainer brings along his top race horse, coach Jimmy Chupp is slowly grooming his Greater Atlanta Christian team for another playoff run.
LILBURN - The rumble may have just returned to the Orange Jungle.
SNELLVILLE - Campbell's efficient first-half offense and four Shiloh turnovers nullified a second-half rally as the Generals fell to the visitors from Cobb County 16-14 Friday night at Charlie Jordan Stadium.