Clinch County 42
Seminole County 0
HOMERVILLE -- Clinch County grabbed a stronger hold on the Region 1-A lead here Friday night, blanking Seminole County, 42-0.
The two teams had entered Friday night tied atop the region standings at 1-0. But Clinch had a 29-0 by halftime and 42-0 after three quarters, invoking the GHSA's new mercy rule for the second-straight week.
Senior quarterback Joe Louis Mingo ran for 103 yards and passed for 120 more, accounting for four touchdowns.
in the first quarter, Mingo threw touchdown passes of 68 yards to Dexter Foster and 33 yards to Lamar McKnight. Short touchdown runs by Russell Robinson (6 yards) and Lorenzo Kelsaw (8 yards) extended the lead to 29-0 by halftime.
Mingo had touchdown runs of 8 and 23 yards in the third quarter. Foster had two catches for 108 yards, and Stephon Hodges added four extra points. Junior linebacker Jarvis Henderson had 17 tackles.
Clinch finished with 382 total yards, 212 on the ground. The Panthers limited Seminole County to 87 total yards.
Clinch (6-1-1 overall, 2-0 in region) hosts Atkinson County for homecoming next week. Atco opened region play Friday with a 29-7 win over Lanier in the Bulldogs' final home game.
Charlton County 20
ADEL -- Jeremy Privett's 11-yard touchdown pass to Tristan Bridges with 13.7 seconds left capped Charlton County's comeback, giving the Indians sole possession of first place in region play.
Cook (6-1 overall, 3-1 region) was ahead 16-6 after James Smith blocked a Charlton punt and Tommy Goins ran 38 yards with the football for the score. Matt Dobbins' kick gave the Hornets the 10-point lead with 9:37 left in the third quarter.
Charlton began the comeback late in the third quarter, when Justin Williams caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Privett with 2:17 left.
Privett finished the night hitting on 22-of-39 passes for 254 yards. Harry Martin caught seven passes for 81 yards, Williams six for 80 yards.
Charlton (5-2 overall, 4-0 region) took an early 6-0 lead on Lemuel Walker's 4-yard run in the first quarter. Cook answered with Thomas Arnold's 4-yard pass to Anthony Morris with 1:55 left in the first quarter. A minute later, Scott Williams tackled Privett in the end zone for a safety.
Cedric Mason led Cook with 71 yards on six carries. Brian McCall added 55 yards on 18 carries, Anthony Morris 48 yards on 10 carries. Cook had all but four of its 210 total yards on the ground.
Brooks County 49,
Brantley County 21
QUITMAN -- Brooks County kept pace near the top of Region 2-AA Friday night with the big win over Brantley County.
Ricardo Davis ran for 179 yards on 10 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 2, 57 and 28 yards. Brooks ran out to a 28-0 lead and added two scores when Brantley trimmed the deficit to 35-21 with 2:55 left in the third quarter.
Davis opened the scoring with the 2-yard run with 58 seconds left in the first quarter. The the Trojans (5-1-1 overall, 3-1 in region) then posted 21 second-quarter points on touchdown runs by Chance Brooks (1 yard), Marcus Stroud (47 yards) and Micah Edwards (9 yards). Brantley County (1-6-1 overall, 0-5) threw a touchdown pass just before halftime to make it 28-7.
But Davis ran 57 yards for a score just 18 seconds into the third quarter. Then with Brantley trying to come back, Edwards threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Hewitt on the first play of the fourth quarter. Davis added a 28-yard scoring run two minutes later.
Kevin Carroll made all seven extra points.
Stroud added 83 yards on five plays, Brooks 58 yards on 10 carries and Edwards 55 yards on nine runs. Edwards also completed five passes for 100 yards, two to Hewitt for 45 yards.
Brooks County had 555 total yards, 455 on the ground. Brantley added 271 total yards, all but 10 passing.
The Trojans plays at region leader Charlton County next Friday night. Brooks is 3-1 in region with Cook, while Irwin County is at 3-2 after its 40-0 win over Berrien.
Bacon County got back into the chase with a 28-21 win over Pierce County. Both are 2-2.
CAMILLA -- Brian Reveron rushed for 238 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries Friday night, carrying Valwood to a 27-6 victory over Westwood.
Valwood beat Westwood for the first time since 1998, and with the victory, clinched a playoff spot in the GISA AA playoffs.
Quarterback Josh Hobdy opened the scoring with a 21-yard run with 4:57 left in the first. The extra point by Ryan Keller, back from a knee injury, gave Valwood a 7-0 lead. Reveron made it 14-0 with a 33-yard second quarter run.
Westwood's Jamey Shirah cut into the lead with a 2-yard run in the third. Then Reveron took over in the fourth quarter, scoring on runs of 53 and 28 yards to put the game away.
In addition to Reveron's big game, fullback Jon Miller rushed for 44 yards and Hobdy 36. Defensively, Brandon Bradford made 12 tackles, Miller 8, and Carter Coleman made three interceptions and broke up two passes for the Valiants.
Hamilton County 28,
P.K. Yonge 22
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Hamilton County improved to 6-1 with a 28-22 overtime victory over P.K. Yonge Friday.
P.K. Yonge jumped out to a 14-3 lead, with Hamilton's points coming on Eddie Battles' 29-yard field goal.
Halfway through the third quarter, Nevin Rayford scored on a 2-yard run, making it 14-9. Then Andres Morgan caught a 67-yard pass from Dustin Doe to make it 15-14. But P.K. Yonge came back with a touchdown and a two-point conversion 54 seconds into the fourth quarter, making it 22-15. Rayford sent the game into overtime with a 5-yard run with 2:07 to play.
In overtime, Demetrius Cherry scored on a 7-yard run, then Hamilton's defense stopped Yonge on downs.
Cherry ran for 210 yards on 26 carries. Rayford added 97 on 27 carries. Morgan caught two passes for 80 yards and a touchdown. Hamilton had 406 total yards.
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