How the new top 10 teams fared in Week 4

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*1. (1) Roswell (3-0)

Last week: Beat Colquitt County 34-3. Sheldon Evans rushed for 231 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a 22-yard TD pass. Malik Willis (6-of-11 passing, 89 yards) threw two TD passes. Colquitt is 0-4 for the first time since 1948 under the name of the Moultrie Packers. Next: Sept. 23 at Archer (1-2)

*2. (2) Mill Creek (4-0)

Last week: Beat Archer 31-10. Mill Creek’s defense shined again, holding Archer to 100 yards rushing and 11-for-24 passing and forcing four turnovers. Jonathan Gipson returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown. Brenton King made a 56-yard field goal that gave Mill Creek a 24-3 lead at halftime. Next: Sept. 23 at Collins Hill (0-4)

*3. (3) Grayson (1-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Deerfield Beach, Fla. (1-1)

*4. (4) McEachern (2-1)

Last week: Beat Jonesboro 69-0. McEachern led 49-0 at halftime, when it held a total-yardage advantage of 324 to minus-20. Bailey Hockman threw for 162 yards and three touchdowns in two quarters of work. Next Friday at Westlake (1-2)

*5. (6) Norcross (3-0)

Last week: Beat North Gwinnett 38-24. Baron Radcliff was 15-of-26 passing for 239 yards and two touchdowns. Norcross trailed 21-17 entering the fourth quarter. Radcliff’s 57-yard TD pass to Robert Sims made it 31-21. Next: Friday vs. Archer (1-2)

*6. (7) Lassiter (3-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Marietta (1-2)

*7. (8) Brookwood (2-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Colquitt County (0-4)

*8. (9) Lowndes (3-1)

Last week: Beat Shiloh 37-0. Michael Barrett was 13-of-21 passing for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Travis Tisdale (11-82-2) and J.D. Lee (10-79-0) were the leading rushers. Lowndes led 30-0 at halftime. Next: Friday vs. Newton (2-0-1)

*9. (NR) South Forsyth (3-1)

Last week: Beat South Gwinnett 39-20. Davis Shanley was 8-of-9 passing for 162 yards and rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns. South Forsyth led 25-6 at halftime, then hit a 58-yard TD pass from Shanley to Ryan Pontrelli to open the third quarter. Next: Sept. 23 at Lassiter (3-0)

*10. (5) South Gwinnett (3-1)

Last week: Lost to South Forsyth 39-20. South Gwinnett was held to 11 first downs and 245 yards of total offense. Next: Sept. 23 vs. Hillgrove (1-2)

Out: No. 10 North Gwinnett (2-2)


*1. (1) Houston County (4-0)

Last week: Beat Veterans 58-27. Jake Fromm was 24-of-36 passing for 492 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns. Amari Colbert had nine catches for 166 yards. Jaeven West had four catches for 113 yards. Each had two TD receptions. Next: Thursday at Warner Robins (0-3)

*2. (2) Northside-Warner Robins (4-0)

Last week: Beat Lanier 38-7. Tobias Oliver was 16-of-22 passing for 159 yards and rushed for 61 yards. Northside led 31-7 at halftime and held Lanier to 173 yards and nine first downs. Next: Friday vs. Ware County (2-1)

*3. (3) Valdosta (4-0)

Last week: Beat Tift County 42-13. Hunter Holt was 8-of-10 passing for 154 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for 87 yards and two scores. Valdosta led 35-13 at halftime. Next: Friday at Thomas County Central (4-0)

*4. (4) Lee County (3-0)

Last week: Beat Americus-Sumter 36-10. Mark Robinson rushed for 199 yards and two touchdowns while QB Jase Orndorf rushed for 165 yards and threw two TD passes. Lee County outgained Americus-Sumter 430-177 but suffered 145 yards in penalties to Americus-Sumter’s 25. Next: Friday vs. Luella (2-2)

*5. (6) Creekside (3-0)

Last week: Beat New Manchester 35-0. QB Khalil McClain was 13-of-23 passing for 284 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 52 yards and a score on seven carries. Rico Frye rushed for 101 yards. Gino Appleberry had 41 yards rushing and 109 receiving. DT Tahj Perry returned a fumble for a touchdown. DB Malik Flemming returned a punt for a touchdown. Next: Friday at Northgate (3-0)

*6. (5) Northgate (3-0)

Last week: Beat Douglas County 14-13. Northgate trailed 13-0 and won on QB Kyle McLaren’s 1-yard sneak with less than two minutes left. Northgate’s other TD drive covered 98 yards and burned 9:32 on the clock. Next: Friday vs. Creekside (3-0)

*7. (7) Dalton (3-0)

Last week: Beat Sonoraville 43-7. Dalton led 37-7 at halftime. QB J.P. Tighe was 10-of-15 passing for 182 yards and a touchdown. Next: Friday vs. Sprayberry (3-0)

*8. (9) Harrison (3-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at River Ridge (2-1)

*9. (10) Glynn Academy (3-1)

Last week: Beat Camden County 56-7. Glynn Academy rushed for 395 yards on 36 carries. Tyler Grant rushed for 129 yards, and Randon Jernigan ran for 108, each on five carries. QB Deejay Dallas attempted only four passes and completed them all for 81 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. East Jackson (2-1)

*10. (8) Tucker (2-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Jonesboro (0-4)


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

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Jeff Davis, Ala. (2-2)

*2. (2) Stockbridge (3-0)

Last week: Beat Dutchtown 27-14. Star RB Jalen Holston was held to 48 yards on 17 carries, but QB Kenderick Duncan ran for 85 on 15 carries and was 7-for-15 passing for 173 yards. WR Marquez Ezzard had four catches for 125 yards. Next: Friday vs. Ola (2-1)

*3. (3) Carrollton (2-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. East Paulding (0-3)

*4. (4) Thomas County Central (4-0)

Last week: Beat Monroe 35-7. QB Kelias Williams rushed for 131 yards on 18 carries and had a hand in all five Thomas Central touchdowns. Backup QB Tyrice Cloud rushed for 89 yards on 12 carries. Next: Friday vs. Valdosta (4-0)

*5. (5) Kell (2-1)

Last week: Beat Rome 33-30. Connor Mendelson kicked a 23-yard FG with 58 seconds left. Kell had led 30-7 in the third quarter. John Lampley was 15-of-21 passing for 129 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 60 yards on 12 carries. Josh Blancato returned a kickoff 94 yards for Kell’s first touchdown. Kendall Bailey returned an interception 31 yards for a score. Next: Friday at Paulding County (2-1)

*6. (6) Jones County (2-1)

Last week: Beat Locust Grove 49-34. Brad Hunnicutt was 27-of-35 passing for 484 yards and four touchdowns and survived three interceptions, one returned 90 yards for a touchdown to open the scoring. Drae Butts had six catches for 165 yards and two touchdowns. Jones County led in total yards 630-413 and in first downs 28-26. Next: Friday vs. Woodland, Stockbridge (3-1)

*7. (7) Ware County (2-1)

Last week: Beat Grady 35-21. Ware County had 301 yards rushing. QB Jemar Lincoln rushed for 67 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries and was 4-of-5 passing for 97 yards and TD throws of 34 yards to Jordon Turner and 22 to Ernest Jones. Next: Friday at Northside, Warner Robins (4-0)

*8. (NR) Arabia Mountain (4-0)

Last week: Beat Dacula 24-21. Arabia Mountain trailed 14-7 entering the fourth quarter and won on Kameron Ward’s 20-yard field goal with 1:58 left. Arabia Mountain took a 21-14 lead on Terray Bryant’s 52-yard return of a Dacula fumble. Arabia Mountain is ranked for the first time in its eight-year history. Next: Sept. 23 at East Coweta (3-0)

*9. (8) Rome (1-2)

Last week: Lost to Kell 33-30. Rome rallied from a 30-7 deficit in the second half to tie but lost on a field goal in the final minute. Rome led in total yards 417-204. Knox Kadum was 17-of-26 passing for 226 yards and two touchdowns but two interceptions. Jamious Griffin rushed for 91 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchdowns. Next: Sept. 23 vs. Paulding County (2-1)

*10. (10) Grady (2-1)

Last week: Lost to Ware County 35-21. Grady fell short despite the efforts of QB Caylin Newton (21-of-34 passing for 372 yards and three touchdowns). Jacquez Sloan caught four passes for 112 yards and a touchdown. Next: Friday at Lithia Springs (0-3)

Out: No. 9 Bainbridge (0-2)

Class AAAA

*1. (1) Cartersville (3-0)

Last week: Beat Westlake 31-0. Trevor Lawrence was 18-for-26 passing for 295 yards and three touchdowns, and Cartersville preserved the shutout with two goal-line stands. Next: Friday vs. Hapeville Charter (1-2)

*2. (2) Thomson (4-0)

Last week: Beat Pace Academy 38-10. Michael Thomas rushed for 292 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries, and Bubba Murray, a sophomore, added 152 rushing yards. Thomson ran for 438 yards as a team. Next: Sept. 30 vs. Clarkston (0-4)

*3. (3) Sandy Creek (2-1)

Last week: Beat Morrow 48-6. Next: Friday at Starr’s Mill (1-2)

*4. (4) Blessed Trinity (3-1)

Last week: Beat Creekview 24-12. Sophomore RB/LB Steele Chambers rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries and had seven tackles and two interceptions. Sophomore QB Jake Smith was 6-of-8 passing for 117 yards. Next: Friday vs. Hart County (0-3)

*5. (5) Woodward Academy (2-1)

Last week: Beat Riverwood 48-0. Ryan Glover was 11-of-12 passing for 167 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 50 yards on four carries. Jeffrey Hubbard returned a punt 84 yards for a touchdown. Cade Sutherland had two interceptions, one returned for a score. Next: Friday vs. Marist (2-1)

*6. (6) Mary Persons (3-1)

Last week: Beat Forest Park 45-0. Mary Persons rushed for 296 yards and four touchdowns with nine ball carriers, none getting more than eight attempts. Zach Harvey had 77 yards on four carries. Twenty-two players were credited with at least one tackle. Next: Friday at Peach County (2-1)

*7. (7) Burke County (4-0)

Last week: Beat Lakeside, Evans 46-7. Damari Kelly rushed for 166 yards on 12 carries, and his 82-yard run just before halftime made the score 28-7. Burke County had 495 yards rushing and 18 passing. Next: Sept. 23 vs. Effingham County (1-2)

*8. (8) Oconee County (3-0)

Last week: Beat Morgan County 21-0. Sam Middlebrooks threw first-half TD passes to Ty Paschall (two) and Jace Bernales. Next: Friday at Cedar Shoals (3-0)

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

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Flowery Branch (1-2)

*10. (10) Marist (2-1)

Last week: Beat St. Pius 13-0. Breaking a four-game losing streak in the series, Marist held St. Pius to 150 yards in total offense and 3-of-9 passing. QB Jack Dinges rushed for 164 yards. Timmy Bleekrode kicked two field goals. St. Pius had not been shut out since 2011 (Cairo). Next: Friday at Woodward Academy (2-1)

Class AAA

*1. (2) Greater Atlanta Christian (2-1)

Last week: Lost to Valor Christian, Colo. 21-17. Davis Mills, an AJC Super 11 pick, returned unexpectedly from what some feared was a season-ending knee injury. He was only 5-of-17 passing, but GAC played tough against the reigning Class 5A champion of Colorado. Kyler McMichael rushed for 99 yards on 21 carries. Next: Friday vs. St. Pius (0-3)

*2. (1) Pace Academy (2-1)

Last week: Lost to Thomson 38-10. Pace struggled to handle Thomson’s run game, which put up 438 yards. Thomson is ranked No. 2 in AAAA. Pace’s 10-game winning streak ended. Next: Friday vs. Stone Mountain (1-2)

*3. (3) Cedar Grove (2-1)

Last week: Beat Columbia 40-0. Cedar Grove led 14-0 before running its first offensive play and had 274 yards in total offense on just 30 snaps. DB/WR Korey Hernandez (committed to Arkansas) returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone, caught a 29-yard TD pass and returned an interception 29 yards to the Columbia 15. DE Roderic Forts had five tackles behind the line. Next: Friday at Lovett (2-1)

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

Last week: Beat Perry 38-6. Peach County was unspectacular on offense but held Perry to 175 total yards and nine first downs and put the game away with a 17-point fourth quarter. Next: Friday vs. Mary Persons (3-1)

*5. (5) Liberty County (3-0)

Last week: Beat Jenkins 32-21. QB Jaalon Frazier was 12-of-25 passing for 205 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries and scored a conversion. Sophomore RB Kris Coleman rushed for 115 yards on 12 carries and caught five passes for 70 yards. Next: Sept. 23 vs. New Hampstead (1-3)

*6. (6) Calhoun (1-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Coahulla Creek (0-3)

*7. (7) Lovett (2-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Cedar Grove (2-1)

*8. (8) Westminster (1-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Redan (1-2)

*9. (NR) Crisp County (3-0)

Last week: Off. Crisp County is ranked for the first time since 2001. Next: Thursday at Rutland (1-2)

*10. (NR) North Hall (3-0)

Last week: Beat Pickens 16-8. North Hall took a 16-0 lead into the fourth quarter and held on. Kyle Bacus rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. North Hall had 256 yards rushing, 41 passing. Next: Friday at White County (0-3)

Out: No. 9 Pierce County (2-1), No. 10 Monroe (1-1)

Class AA

*1. (1) Fitzgerald (2-0)

Last week: Beat Macon County 70-42. Fitzgerald scored on 10 of its 12 possessions and scored its most points in a game since 1933. James Graham was 9-of-14 passing for 235 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 70 yards. J.D. King rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns and caught four passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns. RB Ethan Gordon had 153 yards from scrimmage on eight touches. Fitzgerald led in total yards 581-509. Next: Friday at Rockdale County (1-2)

*2. (2) Benedictine (3-0)

Last week: Beat Southeast Bulloch 33-6. Chase Walker rushed for 110 yards on 28 carries. Benedictine had 484 yards in total offense. Next: Friday vs. Swainsboro (0-3)

*3. (3) Brooks County (2-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Pierce County (2-1)

*4. (5) Jefferson County (3-0)

Last week: Beat Washington-Wilkes 38-6. Jefferson County used two quarterbacks to put up 541 yards in total offense. Backup Jaden Jenkins was 6-of-11 for 164 yards and rushed for 74 yards. Chardell Hales was 9-of-18 for 92 yards and rushed for 55. WR Ja’Darius Hector had four receptions for 170 yards. Next: Friday at Laney (0-3)

*5. (6) Callaway (3-0)

Last week: Beat Columbus 28-7. D.J. Atkins rushed for 168 yards and scored on runs of 63 and 51 yards. Dylan Johnson threw two TD passes to Braylon Sanders. Next: Friday vs. Upson-Lee (2-1)

*6. (7) Rabun County (2-0)

Last week: Beat White County 49-7. Bailey Fisher was 21-of-28 passing for 370 yards and six touchdowns. Cole Keener had six catches for 159 yards. Rabun led 35-0 at halftime. Next: Sept. 23 at West Hall (3-1)

*7. (9) Model (3-0)

Last week: Beat Northwest Whitfield 34-27. Evan Burger scored on a 5-yard run with 1:41 left to break a 27-27 tie. QB/LB Kyler Eldridge had another big night with 194 yards rushing, 176 yards passing (16-of-25 attempts) and 12 tackles on defense. RB/DB Chris Dulin had 96 yards from scrimmage and seven tackles. Next: Friday vs. Dade County (1-2)

*8. (NR) Dublin (4-0)

Last week: Beat Swainsboro 34-27. Dublin took a 35-12 lead through three quarters and held on. Dublin had 207 yards rushing, and QB Martin Rodriguez was 4-of-5 passing for 95 yards and scored two touchdowns. Next: Sept. 23 vs. East Laurens (1-3)

*9. (4) Vidalia (2-1)

Last week: Lost to West Laurens 28-7. Three Vidalia turnovers led to West Laurens TD drives of 26, 19 and 27 yards. Next: Friday vs. Metter (1-1)

*10. (8) Dodge County (1-2)

Last week: Lost to Appling County 41-34. Dodge County had 487 yards rushing, 239 by R.J. Carre, but was 3-of-13 passing and lost three fumbles. Appling County QB Keelan Crosby rushed for 214 yards and four touchdowns, the last a 38-yarder for a 41-31 lead with 2:17 left. Next: Friday vs. Dooly County (0-3)

Out: No. 10 Heard County (3-1)

Class A (private)

*1. (1) Eagle’s Landing Christian (3-0)

Last week: Beat Hart County 45-0. ELCA got a strong running game from Justin Menard (8-116-2), Trevor Gear (10-103-2) and Josh Mays (9-87-2), and Brayden Rush was 8-of-9 passing for 88 yards. LB Josh Shockley and Xavier Langston led a defense that allowed only 25 yards in total offense. Next: Friday vs. Holy Innocents’ (1-2)

*2. (2) Wesleyan (3-0)

Last week: Beat Hapeville 31-14. Wesleyan came out strongest after a 14-14 game at halftime. Banks Ramsey was 17-of-23 passing for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday at Our Lady of Mercy (1-2)

*3. (3) Landmark Christian (3-0)

Last week: Beat Brookstone 44-6. Joey Blount rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns on four carries and was 10-of-12 passing for 108 yards and a touchdown. He also intercepted a pass. Lofton Tidwell rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Landmark led 34-0 at halftime. Next: Friday at Strong Rock Christian (2-1)

*4. (4) Prince Avenue Christian (4-0)

Last week: Beat Towns County 47-13. Prince Avenue led 41-0 at halftime. Grant Roland was 12-of-18 passing for 176 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Sept. 23 at George Walton Academy (3-0)

*5. (5) Calvary Day (3-0)

Last week: Beat Aquinas 32-13. Calvary Day rushed for 306 yards and attempted only four passes. Nolan Smith (104) and Darius Kelly (101) each went over 100 yards. This was a rematch of a Class A title game in 2013, won by Aquinas. Next: Friday at Montgomery County (0-3)

*6. (6) Darlington (2-1)

Last week: Beat Heard County 28-14. RB Tijai Whatley rushed for 175 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries. Darlington had 323 yards rushing as a team. Heard County had first-and-goal at the Darlington 5 with a 14-7 lead when the game turned on a defensive stand. Next: Friday at Gordon Lee (3-0)

*7. (7) Stratford Academy (2-1)

Last week: Beat Atkinson County 36-19. Stratford had 301 yards rushing, led by Russell Mole’s 95. Atkinson was held to nine first downs. Next: Sept. 23 vs. Lincoln County (2-0-1)

*8. (8) Mount Pisgah Christian (3-0)

Last week: Beat Walker 42-21. QB Jacob Cendoya was 12-of-22 passing for 215 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. LB Jonathan Giglia was in on 15 tackles. Next: Sept. 23 vs. Pinecrest Academy (1-1)

*9. (9) First Presbyterian (3-0)

Last week: Beat Hawkinsville 56-0. First Presbyterian led 49-0 at halftime. Dalton Cox was 16-of-24 passing for 208 yards. Next: Friday vs. Warren County (3-0)

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

Last week: Beat Our Lady of Mercy 33-6. Jack Hardin was 6-of-12 passing for 114 yards and three touchdowns. He scored Fellowship’s other two touchdowns. Ryan Reid had five catches for 111 yards. Fellowship is ranked for the first time since its 9-0 start in 2007. Next: Friday vs. St. Francis (1-1)

Out: No. 10 Aquinas (1-2)

Class A (public)

*1. (3) Commerce (3-0)

Last week: Beat Lakeview Academy 42-7. Will Thomas rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns on just three carries. His 68-yard TD run late in the first half made the score 35-0. Commerce is ranked No. 1 for the first time since its 2000 state-championship season. Next: Sept. 23 at Athens Christian (1-2)

*2. (1) Macon County (2-1)

Last week: Lost to Fitzgerald 70-42. Macon County lost to AA’s No. 1 team despite 509 yards in total offense. QB K’hari Lane was 18-of-33 passing for 343 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 72 yards. Trey Brown had seven catches for 120 yards and three touchdowns. Jared Daniels rushed for 82 yards. Next: Sept. 23 vs. Taylor County (3-0)

*3. (2) Clinch County (2-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Irwin County (1-2)

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

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Claxton (0-2)

*5. (5) Marion County (3-0)

Last week: Beat Pacelli 56-14. J.J. Fuller was 9-of-11 passing for 279 yards and five touchdowns. Marion County scored 42 points in the first quarter, starting with Fuller’s 90-yard pass to Josh Rogers on the first play from scrimmage. Next: Friday vs. Lamar County (2-1)

*6. (6) Irwin County (1-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Clinch County (2-1)

*7. (7) Mount Zion (3-0)

Last week: Beat Coosa 38-33. Jace Jordan rushed for 163 yards on eight carries and scored four touchdowns – two rushing, one receiving (75 yards) and one returning a kickoff (85 yards). Coosa’s leading rusher was ejected on a personal-foul call in the third quarter after picking up 149 yards. Next: Friday vs. North Cobb Christian (0-3)

*8. (8) Lincoln County (2-0-1)

Last week: Tied Abbeville (S.C.) 7-7. Lincoln County tied South Carolina’s No. 1 team in Class AA. Javon Reid had most of Lincoln County’s limited offense with 31 yards rushing on 17 carries and 6-for-13 passing for 91 yards. Next: Sept. 23 at Stratford Academy (2-1)

*9. (9) Manchester (3-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Jordan (0-2)

*10. (NR) Bowdon (2-1)

Last week: Beat Greenville 57-24. Tay Sheppard rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns on six carries. Bowdon held Greenville to 29 yards rushing and 12-of-32 passing with four interceptions. Next: Friday vs. Trion (2-1)

Out: Trion (2-1)

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