HIRAM, Ga. -- Dennis Douglas preserved the victory with a defensive play as Aquinas held off North Paulding 21-20 on Friday night to even its season record.
Douglas came up with a sack on a two-point conversion attempt with two minutes left in the nonregion game.
North Paulding had scored and elected to go for the win instead of the tie with a PAT kick.
Aquinas (3-3) scored all its points in the first half while North Paulding's points came in the fourth quarter.
Ethan LaPan hit all three of his PAT attempts for the Irish, including the game winner.
Aquinas 14 7 0 0 - 21
North Paulding 0 6 0 14 - 20
A-David Mysona 13 run (Ethan LaPan kick)
A-Ray Thompkins 40 punt block return (LaPan kick)
A-Bowen Klosinski 12 pass from Dane Anderson (LaPan kick)
First Downs 14
Passing Yards 50
RUSHING-Aquinas: David Mysona 4-31, Brendan Douglas 15-54, Dane Anderson 7-21, Collin Oliver 6-41, Bowen Klosinski 2-6.
PASSING-Aquinas: Dane Anderson 3-5-0 50.
RECEIVING-Aquinas: Garrett Pippen 1-25, Darien Wilburn 1-13, Klosinki 1-12.
Records: Aquinas 3-3. Next: Wilkinson County at Aquinas, 7:30 p.m., Friday.
Harlem 19, Cross Creek 8
Taylor Camp caught a touchdown pass and kicked a field goal and two PATs as Harlem beat Cross Creek for its first victory of the season.
Harlem 3 7 7 2 - 19
Cross Creek 0 0 0 8 - 8
H-Taylor Camp 27 FG
H-Camp 3 pass from Zach Morris (Camp kick)
H-Morris 55 run (Camp kick)
First Downs 15
Passing Yards 78
RUSHING-Harlem: Zach Morris 11-133, Dominique Taylor 11-35, Tyler Thigpen 3-18, Taylor Camp 9-24, Forrest Christian 7-49.
PASSING-Harlem: Morris 3-5-0 19, Tyler James 1-1-0 59.
RECEIVING-Harlem: James 2-16, Camp 2-62.
Records: Harlem 1-5. Next: Harlem at Hephzibah, 7:30 p.m., Friday.
Locust Grove 13,
LOCUST GROVE, Ga.— Grovetown rolled the dice on a two-point conversion try and lost.
The Warriors pulled to within a point of Locust Grove on Seth Hill's 47-yard touchdown run off a fake punt with just over nine minutes left in the game.
Instead of going for the PAT kick and the tie, Grovetown tried a pass on a two-conversion attempt, but it was incomplete.
The first-year Warriors are now 5-3.
Hill had 122 yards rushing for Grovetown, which travels to powerhouse Northside-Warner Robins for a Saturday game next week.
Grovetown 0 0 6 6 - 12
Locust Grove 0 7 6 0 - 13
LG-Slade Eckerd 1 run (Tynin Burch kick), 7:17
G-Antonio Beavers 21 run (kick blocked), 9:58
LC-Jacob Ash 6 run (kick failed), 1:20
G-Seth Hill 47 run on fake punt (pass failed), 9:07
First Downs 11 13
Rushes-Yards 33-198 52-259
Passing Yards 15 0
Comp.-Att.-Int. 3-10-1 0-6-2
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0
Punts-Yards 4-34 2-27
Penalties-Yards 4-35 5-45
RUSHING-Grovetown: Seth Hill 18-122, Xaiver Crain 11-40. Locust Grove: Eckerd 19-121.
PASSING-Grovetown: Crain 3-10-1-15 Locust Grove: Eckerd 0-6-2.
RECEIVING-Grovetown: Tae Miller 1-8..
Records: Grovetown 5-3. Next: Grovetown at Northside Warner Robins, 5:30 p.m., Saturday.
Edmund Burke 36,
Curtis Baptist 0
WAYNESBORO, Ga.— Michael Taylor scored on two short touchdown runs as Edmund Burke ran its record to 6-0 with the GISA Region 2-AA victory.
Curtis Baptist 0 0 0 0 - 0
Edmund Burke 8 21 7 0 - 36
EB-Michael Taylor 1 run (Jon Jon Evans run), 3:25
EB-Brandon Sharpe 20 run (Evans kick), 9:27
EB-Taylor 1 run (Evans kick), 2:53
EB-Alex Sturkie 25 pass from Logan Christian (Evans kick), 0:00
EB-Cameron Towler 1 run (Evans kick), 5:
First Downs 5 19
Rushes-Yards 24-80 51-351
Passing Yards 19 103
Comp.-Att.-Int. 2-9-2 5-7-0
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1
Penalties-Yards 2-15 4-20
Records: Edmund Burke 6-0, 2-0 in GISA Region 2-AA; Curtis Baptist 1-5, 0-2.
Luella 33, Greenbrier 7
LOCUST GROVE, Ga. — Luel la shut down Greenbrier's ground game and held the Wolfpack scoreless for three quarters in the Region 2-AAAAA game.
Greenbrier managed just 35 yards on 23 carries.
The Wolfpack did have 157 yards passing, all but six of that by Scott Reeder.
Greenbrier 0 0 0 7 - 7
Luella 7 7 12 7 - 33
L-25 run (kick good), 11:45
L-1 run (kick good), 2:11
L-10 run (kick failed), 7:08
L-2 run (run failed), 5:11
L-80 interception return (kick good), 11:10
G-Ricky Wiebe 40 run (Tyler Grissin kick), 1:08
First Downs 10 14
Rushes-Yards 23-35 25-174
Passing Yards 157 158
Comp.-Att.-Int. 10-25-2 15-28-0
Fumbles-Lost 3-3 2-1
Punts-Yards 4-39.5 4-28.5
Penalties-Yards 5-43 5-58
RUSHING-Greenbrier: Kendrick Wilson 16-58, Scott Reeder 7-(-23).
PASSING-Greenbrier: Scott Reeder 9-24-2-151, Shawn McCain 1-1-0-6.
RECEIVING-Greenbrier: Ryan Porter 3-22, Sean Morris 1-11, Will Price 4-24, Ricky Wiebe 3-100.
Records: Greenbrier 2-4. Next: Greenbrier at Newton, 7:30, Friday.
Fox Creek 35,
NORTH AUGUSTA — Marty Williams rushed for 105 yards and threw a 74-yard touchdown pass as Fox Creek earned its first victory of the season.
Williams also had 56 yards receiving in the Region 4-A game.
On defense, Ash Ergle had 11 tackles for the Predators, who are at Blackville-Hilda on Friday.
Midland Valley 30,
LANGLEY — Jeremy Robinson scored on a 93-yard kickoff return in the first quarter to jumpstart Midland Valley, which went on to stop Dreher in a Region 3-AAA game.
Robinson also rushed for 102 yards and scored on a 31-yard run for the Mustangs, now 6-1 overall and 1-1 in the region.
Silver Bluff 42,
Wade Hampton 14
PETTICOAT JUNCTION —
Andre Washington rushed for 115 yards and three touchdowns as Silver Bluff rolled.
Jefferson County 49,
East Laurens 14
LOUISVILLE, Ga.— B.J. Bostic scored five touchdowns - two on the ground, one with a TD pass, one with a TD reception and on a kickoff return - as the unbeaten Warriors rolled past East Laurens.
Jefferson County, which led 42-0 at halftime, improved to 7-0, all in Region 3-AA.
Wilkinson County 36,
Warren County 6
WARRENTON, Ga.— Wilkinson County took advantage of four Warren County turnovers, converting two of them into touchdowns in the Region 7-A opener for both teams.
The visitors scored on two fumble returns to improve to 5-1. Warren, which was limited to 31 yards of offense (all on the ground) drops to 2-4.
FLU OUTBREAK LEADS TO FORFEIT
JOHNSTON, S.C. — Defending SCISA eight-man state champion Wardlaw Academy won its second consecutive region title and did not even have to step on the football field to do it Friday night.
The Patriots won by forfeit after Jefferson Davis Academy could not field a team this week because of the flu. According to Wardlaw officials, Jefferson Davis was closed for part of the week because of a severe outbreak.
Wardlaw is 7-0 overall and has won 19 games in a row. Homecoming festivities, which were to have been held at halftime, were postponed until Oct. 23 when the Patriots play host to The King's Academy.
- Mike Rosier