Dunwoody 42, Carver-Atlanta 32: Justin King rushed for 294 yards and five touchdowns for the Wildcats, the highest rushing total in the county this season. Dunwoody (4-4 overall and in Region 6-AAAA) gained 486 yards rushing as a team. Temyrick Mosley ran for the Wildcats’ other touchdown. Charlie Beausoliel led the defense with 12 tackles, including two for losses. King had eight tackles, including three for losses, and caused a fumble. Also, Joseph Farrar had seven tackles and recovered a fumble. The Wildcats face Chamblee on Oct. 28.
Tucker 54, Redan 7: Six players scored touchdowns and 12 players ran the ball as the Tigers (8-0 overall and in Region 6-AAAA) amassed 400 yards rushing. No player had more than five carries. Yusuf Minor and Rondell Simons each scored two touchdowns, while Jordan Landry had 101 yards and a touchdown on two carries. Juwaan Williams, Brendan Hooker and Dallas Rivers each scored a touchdown. The Tigers face Lithonia on Oct. 28 and are attempting to go undefeated in the regular season for the fourth time in the past five seasons.
Marist 42, Lithonia 12: The War Eagles (7-1 overall and in Region 6-AAAA) led 42-0 at halftime and set the tone on their first offensive play. Gray King scored on a 99-yard pass play from Myles Willis, a school record, to give Marist a 7-0 lead. Willis, who passed for 157 yards, also rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown. King, William Curran and Jason Morris also each ran for a touchdown. The War Eagles play Mays (7-1) on Oct. 28 in a game that will determine second place in the region.
Miller Grove 21, Chamblee 6: Demarion Tankersley rushed for 115 yards and three touchdowns as the Wolverines (5-3 overall and in Region 6-AAAA) kept their playoff hopes alive. The Wolverines had a chance to score on two other occasions, missing a field goal and turning the ball over on downs inside the Chamblee 5-yard line. The defense did not allow a touchdown as Chamblee’s only score came on a kickoff return. J’Terius Brown led the defense with seven tackles and Thaddeus Nelson had an interception. The Wolverines face Southwest DeKalb (6-2 overall and in Region 6-AAAA) on Oct. 29 in a game will decide fourth place in the region.
Stephenson 24, East Coweta 17: Mike Davis scored the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run with 9:43 to play in the game, breaking a 17-17 tie. Davis finished with 123 yards rushing and two touchdowns for the Jaguars (8-0, 5-0 in Region 2-AAAAA). The Jaguars twice overcame seven-point deficits. T.J. Moon scored on a 17-yard run to tie the score 10-10 in the third quarter. East Coweta (6-2, 3-2) scored on its next possession for a 17-10 lead. Davis scored his first touchdown of the game on a 46-yard run to tie the game with 1:38 remaining in the third quarter.
St. Pius 49, Grady 16: T.J. Holloman, filling in for injured starter Trey White, rushed for 109 yards and four touchdowns for the Golden Lions. Ryan Braswell, replacing injured starting fullback Logan Rosborough, added 105 yards rushing and a touchdown. Joe Crochet led the defense with 10 tackles, while Michael Healy, Danny Sutherland and Holloman each added seven tackles. The win puts St. Pius (8-0) alone in first place in Region 5-AAAA, Division A. The Golden Lions can clinch the top seed in the subregion and a berth in the state playoffs with a win against Washington on Oct. 28.
M.L. King 41, Newnan 17: Jonquel Dawson passed for 263 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Lions in a battle of teams tied for first place in Region 2-AAAAA along with Stephenson. Dawson has 24 touchdowns this season, tying him for third all-time in DeKalb County for touchdown passes in a season. He set the record last season with 41. Blake Tibbs had 133 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Lions (8-0, 5-0 in Region 2-AAAAA). Defensively, the Lions forced four turnovers. Toronto Thomas led the way with 15 tackles, while Alan Carson had 11 and Carlos Garrett had 10. The Lions play at East Coweta on Oct. 28.
Stone Mountain 55, McNair 0: William Parker rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns for the Pirates (6-2 overall, 3-2 Region 5-AAA, Division B). Fred Scott and Cordero Cook also each ran for a score as the Pirates had 296 yards and six touchdowns rushing. Also, Aaron Sibley returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass.
Decatur 48, Twiggs County 0: Vito Antinozzi passed for 215 yards and four touchdowns in a game that was marred by a brawl in the fourth quarter. Officials stopped the game with 8:52 remaining, according to reports, after a fight happened between players and at least one adult. Three Twiggs County players and one Decatur player were suspended for two games for their part in the fight. Perez Cowan caught four passes for 101 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Region 6-AAAA Championships, at Marist
Marist swept the region championship on its home course and had the top boys and girls runners on Oct. 22. Both teams placed five runners among the top eight and the Marist boys had the top three runners in the region.
Boys: Top four teams: 1. Marist 20, 2. Lakeside 52, 3. Dunwoody 73, 4. Southwest DeKalb 104.
Top 10 individuals: 1. Michael Thurston, Marist, 16:48; 2. Daniel Navarro, Marist, 17:15; 3. Matt McMurray, Marist, 17:22; 4. Brian Song, Lakeside, 17:23; 5. Jacques Williams, Southwest DeKalb, 17:23; 6. Jack Leahy, Marist, 17:23; 7. Kyle Sexton, Dunwoody, 17:29; 8. Porter Harrast, Marist, 17:34; 9. Brent Reynolds, Lakeside, 17:36; 10. James Strickland, Lakeside, 17:41.
Girls: Top four teams: 1. Marist 25, 2. Lakeside 65, 3. Dunwoody 67, Southwest DeKalb 97.
Top 10 individuals: 1. Morgan Ilse, Marist, 19:27; 2. Greciana Cooper, Southwest DeKalb, 20:00; 3. Kate Northrop, Marist, 20:14; 4. Alex Cameron, Dunwoody. 20:38; 5. Maddy Wetterhall, Chamblee, 20:50; 6. Catie Faust, Marist, 21:00; 7. Myriam Shehata, Marist, 21:01; 8. Erin Connolly, Marist, 21:05; 9. Meghan Wetterhall, Lakeside, 21:13; 10. Katie Martin, Dunwoody, 21:14.
Last Chance Invitational, Carrollton
Druid Hills placed two runners in the top 10 in the boys’ Class AAA race on its way to a third-place team finish on Oct. 22. Andrew Whetten placed second in 16:44.88 while Ray Lumb was sixth in 17:06.10. Omar Scruggs was 22nd in 17:53.24. St. Pius placed fifth as its top five runners finished 30-38. Colin Martin placed 32nd with a time of 18:14.39. In the boys’ Class AA race, Joey Ronca of Decatur finished 17th in 17:33.07