Marist 24, Mays 0: Myles Willis rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns as the War Eagles (8-1 overall and in Region 6-AAAA) locked up the No. 2 seed from the region. Marist amassed 398 yards rushing as Jason Morris added 78 yards and a touchdown. Eight players had positive yardage for the War Eagles. Mays (7-2) is tied with Southwest DeKalb for third place in the region. The War Eagles’ defense was dominant, recording its second shutout of the season and holding the opposition to six points or less for the seventh time. Jack Burke had nine tackles and caused a fumble to lead the defense. Bobby Scott had seven tackles. The War Eagles end the regular season Nov. 4 against Redan.
Tucker 50, Lithonia 7: Five players rushed for touchdowns as the Tigers (9-0 overall and in Region 6-AAAA) scored six touchdowns and gained 373 yards on the ground. Jordan Landry had 81 yards and two touchdowns, and Brendan Hooker led with 91 yards and a score. Yusuf Minor also scored twice—on a 16-yard run and on a 43-yard pass from Juwaan Williams. Dallas Rivers and Devin Towns each rushed for one score. The Tigers end the regular season Nov. 4 against Lakeside.
St. Pius 7, Washington 0: The win earned the Golden Lions a berth in the Nov. 4 Region 5-AAA championship game against Woodward Academy. Ryan Braswell ran for a touchdown in the second quarter for the Golden Lions, who were held to a season-low 191 yards total offense, all on the ground. Washington rushed for 205 yards and held possession nine minutes longer than St. Pius. The Golden Lions stopped Washington inside the St. Pius 10-yard line in the final minutes to preserve the victory. Joseph Crochet led the defense with 16 tackles, while Michael Healy and Jacob Hambrick each had 10.
Stephenson 35, Newnan 13: Mike Davis and T.J. Moon each rushed for two touchdowns for the Jaguars (9-0, 6-0 in Region 2-AAAAA). Davis gained 240 yards while Moon added 105 as the Jaguars totaled 370 yards rushing. The Jaguars trailed 13-7 before a 71-yard touchdown run by Davis in the second quarter sparked 28 straight points. Justin Holman scored on a 1-yard run for the Jaguars, who face M.L. King on Nov. 4 in a game that will decide the region champion.
M.L. King 20, East Coweta 7: The Lions defense forced five turnovers and held East Coweta to 171 yards total offense. Carlos Garrett led the defense with 11 tackles and a sack while Ernest Echols had six tackles and a sack. Also, Wesley Greene returned a fumble 73 yards for a touchdown. Jonquel Dawson passed for 111 yards and two touchdowns for the Lions (9-0, 6-0 in Region 2-AAAAA), who play Stephenson on Nov. 4 for the region championship.
Southwest DeKalb 25, Miller Grove 0: Toran Davis threw three touchdown passes for the Panthers (7-2 overall and in Region 6-AAAA). William Goodwin caught two touchdown passes and Justin Mincy caught one. Also, Jalen French returned an interception 35 yards for a score. The Panthers end the regular season Nov. 4 against Lithonia.
Dunwoody: 39, Chamblee 6: Joseph Farrar and Temyrick Mosley each rushed for more than 100 yards for the Wildcats (5-4 overall and in Region 6-AAAA). Farrar had 134 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries while Mosley added 106 yards and a score on 10 carries. The Wildcats, who led 32-0 at halftime, gained 330 yards rushing. Nick Willis led the defense with 11 tackles, Jake Hudgins had six and Justin King had five and caused a fumble. Also, Dazel Clator returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown. The Wildcats end the season Nov. 3 at Douglass.
Woodward Academy 21, Columbia 20: The Eagles led 20-6 but Woodward scored the winning touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. Kenno Loyal rushed for 305 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries to lead the Eagles (5-4, 4-2 in Region 5-AAA, Division B). Woodward was held to 30 yards rushing in the first half but gained more than 200 yards in the final two quarters. Eagles’ coach Mario Allen said school officials sent game film and a formal letter to the Georgia High School Association concerning the officiating in the game. The Eagles were flagged for 11 first-half penalties while Woodward had no penalties. Allen said Loyal had an additional 170 yards rushing that was nullified due to penalties. Also, Allen said he was encouraged by coaches from other schools who attended the game to contact the GHSSA. The Eagles face Grady on Nov. 4 with the winner advancing to the AAA state tournament.
Region 6-AA Championship, at Buford
Joey Ronca qualified for the Class AA meet by placing second in the region meet Oct. 27 with a time of 17:08.81, less than a half-second behind the region champion. Leiso Tumbo, the only other DeKalb runner in the top 30, finished at No. 23 in 18:38.83. In the girls’ meet, Decatur runners Wren Ballou (22:28.78) and Madelyn Carlson (22:30.63) placed 24th and 25th, respectively.
Region 2-AAAAA Championship, at Luella
Jessica McCall of Stephenson was the top county runner in the girls’ meet Oct. 29, finishing at No. 23 with a time of 25:48.34. De’Aires Tate was the top boys’ county runner, placing 32nd in 20:49.18.