Quarterback Jhyree Harris ran for a touchdown and passed for another to help Stone Mountain beat Jackson Atlanta 19-6 on Aug. 20 in the high school football season opener for both teams. The game at Avondale Stadium was stopped with 5 minutes to play in the third quarter due to excessive lightning.
Harris scored on a 4-yard run with 4:16 to play in the first quarter, and threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Octavious Andrews in the second quarter for the Pirates’ final touchdown of the night. Junior William Parker had given the Pirates a 12-0 lead with a 2-yard touchdown run with 27 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
Michael Collins gained 89 yards rushing on nine carries while Harris completed 6-of-13 passes for 52 yards. He was sacked twice and threw an interception that was returned 60 yards for a touchdown by Jackson’s Maurion Raines.
Stone Mountain’s defense forced two Jackson fumbles and intercepted two passes. Michael Gilbert and Tamarick Johnson each had an interception.
Jackson was held to minus-29 total yards on offense.