How the new top 10 teams fared in Week 12

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(Daniel Varnado/Special to AJC)

(Daniel Varnado/Special to AJC)


*1. (2) Grayson (9-1)

Last week: Beat South Gwinnett 45-3. Grayson had two return touchdowns in the first half (Breon Dixon interception, Jamyest Williams kickoff) and rolled to a 35-3 halftime lead in a Region 8-clinching victory. Chase Brice was only 7-of-18 passing but for 224 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Mountain View (8-2)

*2. (1) Roswell (10-0)

Last week: Beat Cherokee 20-14.Cherokee had the ball at the Roswell 4-yard line in the last five minutes, but Roswell’s Xavier McKinney intercepted a pass to end the threat. Sheldon Evans rushed for 118 yards on 25 carries. Malik Willis passed for 119 yards and rushed for 63. Roswell clinched Region 4 and has won back-to-back region titles for the first time since 1970-71. Next: Friday vs. Pebblebrook (5-5)

*3. (3) Mill Creek (10-0)

Last week: Beat Duluth 56-0. Mill Creek took a 28-0 lead in the first quarter and 49-0 in the second and won its 25th consecutive regular-season game. Rafael Morales rushed for 74 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Next: Friday vs. Newton (6-3-1)

*4. (4) McEachern (9-1)

Last week: Beat Hillgrove 47-23. Paris Brown rushed for 147 yards and scored two second-half touchdowns that broke the game open. Bailey Hockman was 12-of-26 passing for 241 yards and two touchdowns, although with three interceptions. McEachern clinched Region 3. Next: Friday vs. At-large team (TBD)

*5. (5) Norcross (10-0)

Last week: Beat Meadowcreek 56-7. Norcross held Meadowcreek to minus-3 yards rushing. Baron Radcliff passed for 171 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Milton (5-5)

*6. (6) Colquitt County (6-4)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. North Paulding (7-3)

*7. (7) Lowndes (8-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Hillgrove (5-5)

*8. (8) North Cobb (8-2)

Last week: Beat Kennesaw Mountain 48-13. North Cobb led 41-6 at halftime against Region 3’s last-place team. Will Lovett threw TD passes to Imad Strozier (30 yards), Drew Tejchman (35) and Deandre Ferguson (23). Next: Friday vs. Tift County (6-4)

*9. (9) Brookwood (7-3)

Last week: Beat Lakeside, Atlanta 56-20. Angelo DiSpigna passed for 234 yards and three touchdowns. Lakeside attempted an onside kick after trying the game 7-7 in the first quarter, and Isaiah Rorey returned it 49 yards for a touchdown. Next: Friday vs. West Forsyth (7-3)

*10. (10) Parkview (7-3)

Last week: Beat Central Gwinnet 67-43. Parkview had 831 yards in total offense to Central Gwinnett’s 420. Malik Washington had eight catches for 141 yards and rushed for 109 yards and three touchdowns. Deion Slade rushed for 112 yards. Caleb Mitchell was 25-of-41 passing for 438 yards. Central QB Jarren Williams passed for 353 yards and five touchdowns. Parkview led 33-30 at halftime. Next: Friday at South Forsyth (7-3)


*1. (1) Valdosta (9-1)

Last week: Beat Houston County 28-24. Valdosta trailed 24-7 in the second half but took the lead for good on Hunter Holt’s 3-yard pass to Jeremiah Proctor with 5:14 left. Valdosta held Houston County QB Jake Fromm to 173 yards passing for the game and Houston County to 34 yards of total offense in the second half. Next: Friday vs. Lakeside, Evans (3-7)

*2. (2) Dalton (10-0)

Last week: Beat Allatoona 24-22. Nasir Love-Porter returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown and a 24-16 lead with three minutes left. Allatoona scored in the final minute, but Dalton stopped a two-point conversion to seal the win. Dalton won despite minus-11 yards rushing. QB J.P. Tighe was 16-of-23 passing for 306 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Winder-Barrow (5-5)

*3. (3) Mays (9-1)

Last week: Beat Northgate 42-27. Northgate jumped to a 21-0 lead, scoring on its first three possessions, but Mays righted the ship. Armis Stokes rushed for 142 yards on 18 carries. B.J. Phillips was 11-of-18 passing for 203 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 69 yards and two scores. Next: Friday vs. Cambridge (6-4)

*4. (4) Tucker (9-1)

Last week: Beat Stephenson 31-0. Taurean Taylor rushed for 129 yards on 15 carries. Xavier Shepard was 9-of-13 passing for 135 yards. Josh Vann caught five passes for 104 yards. DE Antonio Showers had six solo tackles, two sacks, two other tackles for losses and five QB pressures.Tucker is the first team to shut out Stephenson since 2012 (Ware County) and first DeKalb County rival or regular-season opponent to do it since 2000 (Southwest DeKalb). Next: Friday vs. Bradwell Institute (3-5-1)

*5. (5) Northside, Warner Robins (8-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Grovetown (5-5)

*6. (7) Harrison (9-1)

Last week: Beat Creekview 42-13. QB Justin Fields had 300 yards passing and rushing, and WR Steven Peterson had seven catches for 124 yards. Next: Friday vs. Gainesville (5-5)

*7. (6) Alexander (9-1)

Last week: Beat Douglas County 49-42. Alexander pulled it out in overtime. Daetrich Harrington rushed for 106 yards on 22 carries and had four receptions for 105 yards. Mason Hall was 21-of-27 passing for four touchdowns and rushed for 66 yards. Justin Hall had 11 catches for 103 yards and 228 all-purpose yards. Next: Friday vs. Alpharetta (7-3)

*8. (8) Lee County (7-2)

Last week: Beat Coffee 31-20. Jase Orndorf threw three TD passes to three receivers, and Mark Robinson rushed for 113 yards. Lee led 31-14 until Coffee scored in the final two minutes. Lee allowed only 67 yards rushing despite giving up a 69-yard run in the first quarter. DB Otis Reese had 10 tackles, two for losses, a sack and a forced fumble. Next: Friday vs. Evans (7-3)

*9. (10) Glynn Academy (9-1)

Last week: Beat Bradwell Institute 41-0. Devin Roberson’s 54-yard fumble return was part of a 27-point second quarter. Kendall Cross rushed for 99 yards on seven carries. Next: Friday vs. Jonesboro (4-6)

*10. (9) Houston County (7-3)

Last week: Lost to Valdosta 28-24. Houston County failed to hold a 24-7 lead in the third quarter. QB Jake Fromm was 18-of-28 passing for 174 yards, which left him 256 yards short (unofficially) of Deshaun Watson’s record for career passing yards. Next: Season complete


*1. (1) Buford (9-1)

Last week: Beat Flowery Branch 49-13. Anthony Grant rushed for 102 yards and four touchdowns. Buford had 304 yards rushing as a team. Next: Friday vs. North Springs (6-4)

*2. (2) Stockbridge (10-0)

Last week: Beat Union Grove 46-7. Stockbridge rushed for 324 yards on 37 carries. Jalen Holston was the leader with 128 on 13 Next: Friday vs. South Effingham (1-9)

*3. (3) Carrollton (9-1)

Last week: Beat Cass 45-14. Carrollton held Cass to minus-1 yard rushing. Reid Dedman had 3.5 tackles for losses. Mark Wright was 15-of-20 passing for 177 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Lithonia (5-5)

*4. (4) Rome (8-2)

Last week: Beat Woodland, Cartersville 56-6. Rome put up 454 yards in total offense (357 rushing, 97 passing) and clinched Region 7. Next: Friday vs. Miller Grove (4-6)

*5. (5) Kell (8-2)

Last week: Beat Hiram 31-6. John Lampley passed for 181 yards and two touchdowns. Josh Blancato had 126 yards rushing and receiving. Next: Friday at Southwest DeKalb (6-4)

*6. (6) Ware County (6-3)

Last week: Beat New Hampstead 49-14. Ware County scored touchdowns on its first six possessions. JeMar Lincoln rushed for 134 yards on five carries. Alyx Sayles ran for 101 on seven carries. Ware had 428 yards rushing. Next: Friday vs. Ola (6-4)

*7. (9) Woodland, Stockbridge (8-2)

Last week: Beat Locust Grove 29-24. Reid Larsen threw TD passes of 78 yards to Yusuf Corker and 16 yards to Wallace Corker and had more than 200 yards passing for the eighth time this season. Yusuf Corker also had two interceptions. Artraiz Bailey had 14 solo tackles. Next: Friday vs. New Hampstead (3-6-1)

*8. (7) Grady (9-1)

Last week: Beat Banneker 20-14. With the No. 1 seed clinched, Grady struggled with Banneker but put up 445 yards of total offense (223 passing, 221 rushing). Caylin Newton was 17-of-27 passing with two touchdowns. Jacquez Sloan had nine catches for 129 yards. Next: Friday vs. Walnut Grove (4-6)

*9. (10) Loganville (8-2)

Last week: Beat Johnson, Gainesville 41-6. Cameron Perkins was 7-of-8 passing for 130 yards and three touchdowns, two to Shy Kim, who also returned a punt for a score. Loganville held Johnson to 167 yards of total offense. Next: Friday vs. Riverwood (5-5)

*10. (NR) Griffin (9-1)

Last week: Beat Riverdale 27-22. Tylan Morton was 21-of-40 passing for 303 yards and three touchdowns and was intercepted three times. Griffin had two touchdowns called back for penalties on non-scoring drives, lost a fumble at the Riverdale 3 and missed three field goals. Next: Friday vs. Warner Robins (3-7)

Out: No. 8 Arabia Mountain (8-2)

Class AAAA

*1. (1) Cartersville (10-0)

Last week: Beat Troup 68-0. Cartersville led 56-0 at halftime in a game that decided the champion of Region 5. Trevor Lawrence was 14-of-19 passing for 208 yards. The victory was the most lopsided against a ranked team since Southeast Bulloch defeated Montgomery County 70-0 in 1972. Next: Friday vs. Chestatee (4-6)

*2. (2) Thomson (10-0)

Last week: Beat Richmond Academy 49-7. Thomson led 21-0 at halftime, then added three third-quarter touchdowns. Mike Thomas rushed for 107 yards on 15 carries. Tyree Jones scored on a 47-yard interception return. Next: Friday vs. Americus-Sumter (5-5)

*3. (3) Woodward Academy (9-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Upson-Lee (6-4)

*4. (4) Jefferson (9-1)

Last week: Beat Oconee County 31-7. Jefferson clinched Region 8. Colby Wood had 140 of Jefferson’s 304 rushing yards. Next: Friday vs. Pickens (5-5)

*5. (5) Cairo (9-1)

Last week: Beat Northside, Columbus 35-13. John Michael Owens was 18-of-25 passing for 227 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a TD pass. Next: Friday vs. Baldwin (4-6)

*6. (6) Blessed Trinity (8-2)

Last week: Beat West Hall 34-13. Steele Chambers rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in the game that decided the Region 7 title. QB Jake Smith was 13-of-18 passing for 148 yards and a touchdown. LB J.D. Bertrand had 10 of his team’s 35 solo tackles and four catches for 62 yards. FS Harrison Weltlich had seven tackles, two pass break-ups and an interception. Next: Friday vs. Chapel Hill (5-4-1)

*7. (7) Mary Persons (8-2)

Last week: Beat Howard 42-0. Mary Persons held Howard to five first downs and 111 yards of total offense in recording its fourth shutout of the season. Zach Harvey rushed for 133 yards on 12 carries. Next: Friday vs. North Clayton (5-5)

*8. (8) Burke County (8-2)

Last week: Hephzibah 79-6. Burke County scored 44 points in the first quarter, and Devin Wilson returned punts 65 and 60 yards for touchdowns after that. Next: Friday vs. Northside, Columbus (6-4)

*9. (9) Marist (7-3)

Last week: Beat White County 35-0. Marist held White County to 113 yards in total offense and recorded its third shutout of the season. Marist rushed for 370 yards, led by Michael Addicks’ 125 and Jack Dinges’ 90. Next: Friday vs. Sandy Creek (7-3)

*10. (NR) Stephens County (8-2)

Last week: Beat North Oconee 35-14. A.J. Howard rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries. Next: Friday vs. Heritage, Ringgold (7-3)

Out: No. 10 Troup (8-2)

Class AAA

*1. (1) Greater Atlanta Christian (9-1)

Last week: Beat Dawson County 42-7. Davis Mills was 18-of-27 passing for 327 yards and five touchdowns in a game that decided the Region 7 championship. Kyler McMichael rushed for 94 yards on 14 carries and caught a 68-yard TD pass on a screen. Next: Friday vs. 5-AAA No. 4 seed (TBD)

*2. (2) Peach County (9-1)

Last week: Beat Jackson 24-21. Mitchell Fineran kicked a 35-yard field goal with 1:21 left after Jackson had scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to tie the game 21-21. Antonio Gilbert was 19-of-31 passing for 244 yards. Peach County claimed the Region 4 title with the win. Next: Friday vs. Tattnall County (5-5)

*3. (3) Westminster (8-2)

Last week: Beat Stone Mountain 43-12. Westminster led 36-0 just 1:40 into the second quarter. Ben Walker, subbing for 1,000-yard rusher Zay Malcome, rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns. Ward Croft was 13-of-21 passing for 228 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. North Hall (6-4)

*4. (4) Calhoun (8-2)

Last week: Beat Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 48-0. Gavin Gray was 6-of-6 passing for 204 yards and four touchdowns to four receivers. Calhoun led in total yards 399-120. Brannon Spector had two interceptions. Next: Friday vs. Monroe Area (3-7)

*5. (5) Crisp County (10-0)

Last week: Beat Worth County 28-20. Patrick Felton (4-of-9 passing, 88 yards) threw a 62-yard TD pass on the first play from scrimmage, and Crisp County never trailed in the game that decided the Region 4 championship. Jammie Robinson rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries. Quay Walker had two sacks and three other tackles for losses. Next: Friday vs. Islands (4-6)

*6. (6) Cedar Grove (8-2)

Last week: Beat Redan 47-7. Cedar Grove led 40-0 at halftime and missed its fifth consecutive shutout when Redan scored against reserves in the fourth quarter. Jelani Woods was 11-of-15 passing for 216 yards and four touchdowns, two each to Israel Spivey and Dennis Bell. Spivey returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown. LB Dezmond Harris and DE Deangelo Malone had seven tackles for losses between them. Next: Saturday vs. Union County (8-2)

*7. (7) Liberty County (9-1)

Last week: Beat Pierce County 56-46. QB Jaalon Frazier threw six TD passes and rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown in a game that decided the Region 2 championship and gave Liberty its first region title. Frazier was 14-of-24 passing for 320 yards. Three of his TD passes went to Richard LeCounte. Kris Coleman had 101 yards rushing and 100 receiving and three touchdowns. Liberty survived a 375-yard passing effort from Pierce County’s Stetson Bennett. Next: Friday vs. Pike County (6-4)

*8. (8) Lovett (7-3)

Last week: Beat McNair 35-13. J.T. Carr rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries, and his 10-yard run with 1:08 left in the first half made the score 28-0. Next: Friday vs. Dawson County (7-2)

*9. (NR) Pace Academy (5-4)

Last week: Led Towers 27-6 in a game that was stopped after a fight on the field in the second quarter that led to ejections. The GHSA was expected to affirm Pace as the winner late Sunday or today. Towers had only one player remaining who was not ejected. Next: To be determined

*10. (NR) Jackson (7-3)

Last week: Lost to Peach County 28-24. Shederious Crowder threw TD passes of 26 yards to Daryan Ingram and 94 to Deontae Barlow to forge a 21-21 tie, but Peach County won the game and the Region 4 title on a field goal. Crowder was 15-of-25 passing for 298 yards. Barlow had seven catches for 142 yards. Next: Friday vs. Brantley County (6-3)

Out: No. 9 Pierce County (7-3), No. 10 Dawson County (7-2)

Class AA

*1. (1) Benedictine (10-0)

Last week: Beat Jeff Davis 48-7. Benedictine won its 23rd consecutive regular-season game. Next: Friday vs. Glenn Hills (4-6)

*2. (2) Fitzgerald (9-1)

Last week: Beat Thomasville 33-20. James Graham was 7-of-13 passing for 121 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 93 yards and a score on 17 carries. J.D. King rushed for 121 yards. Fitzgerald won the Region 1 title, its 17th in GHSA history. Next: Friday vs. Dublin (8-2)

*3. (4) Callaway (10-0)

Last week: Beat Jordan 42-12. Callaway took a 42-0 halftime lead and competed its first 10-0 regular season in history. Dylan Johnson was 9-of-11 passing for 125 yards and two touchdowns. D.J. Atkins rushed for 96 yards (giving him 1,532 on the season) on nine carries. Kobe Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown. Next: Friday vs. Model (7-3)

*4. (5) Rabun County (9-0)

Last week: Beat Monticello 55-14. Rabun County led 608-28 in total offense and 28-2 in first downs and gave up its only points on two kickoff returns. Bailey Fisher was 23-of-28 passing for 292 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 128 yards on 14 carries. Cal Drummond rushed for 160 yards on 23 carries. Next: Friday vs. 6-AA No. 4 seed (TBD)

*5. (7) Screven County (9-1)

Last week: Beat Jefferson County 49-34. Screven County took a 28-0 lead in the first half and led 49-13 entering the fourth quarter in a game that decided the Region 4 title. Kim Hunter rushed for 102 yards, and C.J. Wright scored three touchdowns. Screven coach Ron Duncan got his 100th victory. Next: Friday vs. Toombs County (6-4)

*6. (8) Pepperell (8-1)

Last week: Beat Chattooga 35-10. Pepperell outscored Chattooga 21-0 in the fourth quarter of what had been a tight game and clinched Region 7. Tae Hammond rushed for 95 yards. Next: Friday vs. Spencer (6-4)

*7. (3) Jefferson County (9-1)

Last week: Lost to Screven County 49-34. Ty King had 150 yards receiving, but Jefferson County never got its teeth into a game it trailed 28-0. Next: Friday vs. Swainsboro (4-6)

*8. (6) Vidalia (8-2)

Last week: Beat Bryan County 40-17. Bryan County led 10-7 early in the second quarter but couldn’t keep pace and faded with three consecutive third-quarter turnovers. Next: Friday vs. Laney (5-5)

*9. (10) Thomasville (5-4)

Last week: Lost to Fitzgerald 33-20. Thomasville got down 20-0 and after getting close was held scoreless on two trips inside Fitzgerald’s 10-yard line. J.T. Rice was 18-of-37 passing for 188 yards. Next: Friday vs. Dodge County (5-5)

*10. (NR) Hapeville Charter (7-3)

Last week: Beat KIPP Atlanta Collegiate 57-6. QB Hajj-Malik Williams threw five TD passes, two to TE Christian Nelson, in a game that decided the championship in Region 6. The region title is the first for Hapeville, which opened in 2009. Next: Friday vs. Monticello (3-7)

Out: No. 9 Washington County (8-2)

Class A (private)

*1. (1) Eagle’s Landing Christian (10-0)

Last week: Beat Landmark Christian 49-0. After a scoreless first half, Justin Menard returned the second-half kickoff 90 yards, the first of seven ELCA touchdowns. ELCA had 331 total yards, 228 after halftime, when the Chargers didn’t attempt a pass. Trevor Gear rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Jonathan Gess got his 100th victory as a head coach. Next: Playoffs

*2. (3) Prince Avenue Christian (10-0)

Last week: Beat Athens Academy 28-0. Noah Campbell returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown, and Josh Carty returned a fumble 35 yards for a score. Prince Avenue recorded its fifth shutout and clinched Region 8. Next: Playoffs

*3. (6) Fellowship Christian (10-0)

Last week: Beat Mount Zion 28-14. Jack Hardin rushed for 134 yards and Andrew Minkert rushed for 91, and both scored two touchdowns in the Region 6 championship game. Next: Playoffs

*4. (5) Calvary Day (9-0)

Last week: Beat Savannah Christian 28-14. Calvary Day scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to break a 14-14 tie. Freshman QB Thomas Carver was 8-of-15 passing for 161 yards. Next: Playoffs

*5. (7) Tattnall Square (10-0)

Last week: Beat Washington-Wilkes 47-21. Tattnall Square won the Region 7 title. Tattnall trailed 14-0 but scored 30 points in the second quarter and took the lead for good when Christian Rodgers got a sack for a safety. Tattnall rushed for 346 yards led by Vasco Sanders (9-109-1), Ahmad Barron (16-98-1) and Zion Blasingame (9-94-2). Next: Playoffs

*6. (2) Landmark Christian (9-1)

Last week: Lost to Eagle’s Landing Christian 49-0. After holding ELCA scoreless in the first half, Landmark let ELCA cash two turnovers into scores in the third quarter, and the rout was on. Next: Playoffs

*7. (4) Wesleyan (8-2)

Last week: Beat Fulton Leadership Academy 56-6. Banks Ramsey was 8-of-11 passing for 127 yards in limited time. Fulton Leadership, which suited up 17 players, ended its first season 0-10. Next: Playoffs

*8. (8) Mount Paran Christian (9-1)

Last week: Beat Darlington 24-22. With its 17-0 lead trimmed to 17-15, Mount Paran scored on Mikey Guelfo’s 22-yard fumble return with 4:52 left. Darlington returned a fumble for a score minutes later but never got the ball back. Jack Allen rushed for 83 yards on 18 carries. Jared Knox was 9-of-12 passing for 62 yards. Both teams were held to less than 200 yards of total offense. Next: Playoffs

*9. (NR) Stratford Academy (7-3)

Last week: Beat Aquinas 27-7. Stratford Academy broke open a 14-7 game with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Stratford didn’t attempt a pass and had 313 yards rushing on 55 carries. Tyler Jordan rushed for 103 yards on 13 carries. Next: Playoffs

*10. (9) Darlington (7-3)

Last week: Lost to Mount Paran Christian 24-22. Elijah McKoy returned a Mount Paran fumble 36 yards for a touchdown to pull Darlington within 24-22 with 1:16 left, but Mount Paran recovered an onside kick and ran out the clock. Next: Playoffs

Out: No. 10 Athens Academy (8-2)

Class A (public)

*1. (1) Clinch County (9-1)

Last week: Beat Telfair County 39-13. Clinch County rushed for 360 yards, led by Charles McClelland (13 carries, 159 yards) and Zebulon Johnson (seven carries, 106 yards). McClelland returned a kickoff for a touchdown in the game’s final seconds. Next: Playoffs

*2. (2) Macon County (8-2)

Last week: Beat Manchester 54-13. K’hari Lane was 18-of-28 passing for 305 yards and five touchdowns, three to Trey Brown. Lane has 45 TD passes on the season and no interceptions. Jared Daniels rushed for 120 yards on 13 carries. Game officials did not arrive until around 10 p.m., and the game, which decided the Region 4 champion, went until about midnight. Next: Playoffs

*3. (3) Emanuel County Institute (9-0)

Last week: Beat Jenkins County 56-6. Rejar Rock rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. Jamoni Kelly rushed for 98 and three touchdowns on nine carries. Rhett Gay was 13-of-18 passing for 230 yards. ECI had 588 yards of total offense. Next: Playoffs

*4. (4) Manchester (9-1)

Last week: Lost to Macon County 54-13. Manchester was within 27-13 at halftime before the game got away. Next: Playoffs

*5. (5) Mount Zion (9-1)

Last week: Lost to Fellowship Christian 28-14. Mount Zion fell short in its bid for its first region title since 1996 and first 10-0 season in school history. Next: Playoffs

*6. (7) McIntosh County Academy (7-2)

Last week: Beat Savannah Country Day 28-3. Major Robinson was 16-of-20 passing for 239 yards and two touchdowns. Denver Anthony rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. DL Joseph Roberts had four sacks and six stops for losses on a defense that allowed less than 50 yards in total offense. Next: Playoffs

*7. (10) Taylor County (9-1)

Last week: Beat Brookstone 42-0. Lyn-J Dixon rushed for 231 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries and scored a fifth touchdown on a 37-yard reception. Gunnar Watson was 6-of-12 passing for 126 yards and a touchdown. Derrick Farley had an interception and two fumble recoveries. Next: Playoffs

*8. (9) Commerce (8-2)

Last week: Beat George Walton Academy 42-6. Commerce had 544 yards of total offense (474 rushing, 70 passing). Cole Chancey rushed for 192 yards on 18 carries. Will Thomas rushed for 157 on 19. Next: Playoffs

*9. (NR) Greene County (7-3)

Last week: Beat Twiggs County 44-25. Devin Wynn rushed for 202 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries. Greene County entered the AJC rankings for the first time since 2006. Next: Playoffs

*10. (6) Twiggs County (7-3)

Last week: Lost to Greene County 44-25. Twiggs County led 13-0 and 19-6 but couldn’t hold on in a Region 7 crossover game. Next: Playoffs

Out: No. 8 Bowdon (6-4)

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