How the new top 10 teams fared in Week 7

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*1. (1) Roswell (5-0)

Last week: Beat Milton 17-0. Sheldon Evans rushed for 146 yards, and Roswell got in gear after a scoreless first half. Malik Willis was 17-for-25 passing for 176 yards. Milton committed four turnovers and was held to minus-35 yards rushing and 49 total yards. Roswell has allowed 16 points in its five games. Next: Friday vs. Lassiter (5-0)

*2. (2) Mill Creek (6-0)

Last week: Beat North Gwinnett 44-17. Cameron Turley was 14-of-22 passing for 211 yards and three touchdowns. Anthony Presto rushed for 101 yards on nine carries. Leading 13-10, Mill Creek took control starting with Turley’s 29-yard TD pass to Edmond Graham with 14 seconds left in the half and outscored North 21-0 in the third quarter. Next: Friday vs. Discovery (1-5)

*3. (3) Grayson (4-1)

Last week: Beat Rockdale County 60-0. Chase Brice was 11-of-12 passing for 207 yards and three touchdowns in the first half and didn’t play in the second, which was played with a running clock. Next: Friday vs. Shiloh (1-4)

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

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. North Cobb (4-1)

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

Last week: Beat Parkview 38-15. Baron Radcliff threw TD passes of 74 yards to Jacobe Burrell, 55 to Omar Sinclair and 20 to Robert Sims in the first half to help open a 29-14 lead. Clay Harris rushed for 100 yards on 14 carries. Norcross survived 196 yards in penalties. Next: Oct. 14 vs. Lakeside, Atlanta (4-2)

*6. (6) Lassiter (5-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Roswell (5-0)

*7. (7) Lowndes (6-1)

Last week: Beat Ware County 56-35. Lowndes trailed 28-21 at halftime but outscored Ware 28-0 in the third quarter and finished with 607 yards of total offense. QB Michael Barrett passed for 360 yards (12-of-15 with three touchdowns) and rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries. Tyson Harris had five catches for 129 yard and two touchdowns. Next: Oct. 14 vs. Tift County (5-2)

*8. (9) Colquitt County (3-4)

Last week: Beat International School, Fla. 56-24. Colquitt County intercepted four passes, returned two fumbles for touchdowns (by Allen Key and Willie DeBruce) and led 56-0 at halftime. Next: Oct. 14 vs. Camden County (2-4)

*9. (NR) North Cobb (4-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at McEachern (4-1)

*10. (NR) North Paulding (5-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Hillgrove (2-3)

Out: No. 8 Parkview (3-2), No. 10 South Gwinnett (4-2)


*1. (1) Houston County (6-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Lee County (5-0)

*2. (2) Northside-Warner Robins (6-0)

Last week: Beat Macon County 45-6. Northside led 45-0 at halftime. QB Tobias Oliver rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and was 6-of-10 passing for 115 yards and a touchdown. DB Tae Dailey started the scoring with a 50-yard fumble return. Next: Friday at Valdosta (5-1)

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

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Houston County (6-0)

*4. (6) Harrison (5-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Sprayberry (4-1)

*5. (4) Valdosta (5-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Northside, Warner Robins (6-0)

*6. (7) Dalton (5-0)

Last week: Beat Creekview 34-17. Ahmaad Tanner rushed for 216 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries. Kyric McGowan had five receptions for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. River Ridge (2-3)

*7. (10) Alexander (5-0)

Last week: Beat Northgate 21-14. Daetrich Harrington rushed for 203 yards, and his 55-yard TD run in the final five minutes gave Alexander a 19-14 lead, which became 21-14 on a two-point conversion. Alexander turned away three Northgate drives inside the 10-yard line, twice on turnovers, once on downs. Next: Friday vs. Tri-Cities (0-5)

*8. (9) Tucker (5-1)

Last week: Beat Mundy’s Mill 34-14. Xavier Shephard threw TD passes of 52 yards to Josh Vann and 88 to Taurean Taylor in the first quarter, and Tucker never trailed. Next: Oct. 14 vs. Lovejoy (4-3)

*9. (8) Glynn Academy (5-1)

Last week: Beat Wayne County 34-0. Kendall Cross rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries. Next: Friday vs. Effingham County (4-2)

*10. (NR) Mays (4-1)

Last week: Beat Tri-Cities 44-7. Mays registered eight sacks, two each by D’Angelo Howard, Magnus Lyons and Quindarious Knight. B.J. Phillips was 6-of-11 passing for 112 yards and four touchdowns. Next: Friday at Douglas County (3-2)

Out: No. 5 Northgate (5-1)


*1. (1) Buford (4-1)

Last week: Beat Clarke Central 44-13. Christian Turner rushed for 124 yards on 17 carries. Clarke Central was within 20-13 until Turner’s 32-yard TD run with 1:46 left in the third quarter. Next: Friday vs. Johnson, Gainesville (0-6)

*2. (2) Stockbridge (5-0)

Last week: Beat Locust Grove 21-10. Jordan Brown rushed for 95 yards on five carries and caught a 20-yard pass. Marquez Ezzard had six catches for 112 yards. Kenderick Duncan was 12-of-20 passing for 209 yards. Jalen Holton rushed for 66 yards on 16 carries. Next: Friday vs. Woodland, Stockbridge (5-1)

*3. (4) Kell (5-1)

Last week: Beat East Paulding 37-3. Zane Williams had five catches for 104 yards and scored on a 61-yard pass to open the scoring and a 53-yard punt return to finish it. John Lampley was 11-of-16 passing for 215 yards. Next: Oct. 14 vs. Villa Rica (4-2)

*4. (6) Rome (3-2)

Last week: Beat Carrollton 45-28. Jamious Griffin rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries and scored a fourth TD on a reception from Knox Kadum, who was 12-of-17 passing for 207 yards. Rome had 470 yards in total offense and 27 first downs. Next: Friday vs. Hiram (4-2)

*5. (3) Carrollton (4-1)

Last week: Lost to Rome 45-28. Mark Wright was 21-of-38 passing for 253 yards and four touchdowns but was intercepted twice in the second half as Carrollton failed to keep pace with Rome, which scored the final 17 points. Next: Friday at Villa Rica (4-2)

*6. (7) Ware County (2-3)

Last week: Lost to Lowndes 56-35. Ware County led 28-14 after Jemar Lincoln’s 29-yard run with 17 seconds left in the first half but was outclassed from there and surrendered 603 yards in total offense. Lincoln finished with 191 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 19 carries and was 5-of-11 passing for 88 yards. Next: Friday vs. East Lake, Fla (4-0)

*7. (8) Grady (5-1)

Last week: Beat Carver, Atlanta 41-6. Caylin Newton was 17-of-25 passing for 200 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 47 yards and two scores. Cincere Mason scored on a 67-yard run, his only attempt, and a 71-yard punt return. Jacquez Sloan had seven receptions for 93 yards. Next: Oct. 14 vs. North Springs (3-2)

*8. (9) Thomas County Central (4-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Warner Robins (1-5)

*9. (10) Arabia Mountain (4-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Miller Grove (2-3)

*10. (NR) Woodland, Stockbridge (5-1)

Last week: Beat Ola 28-0. Woodland held Ola to 37 yards rushing and recorded five sacks, 2.5 by DT Shaka Brown. Next: Friday at Stockbridge (5-0)

Out: No. 5 Griffin (5-1)

Class AAAA

*1. (1) Cartersville (6-0)

Last week: Beat Central, Carrollton 59-9. Cartersville led 45-6 at halftime. Trevor Lawrence was 11-of-18 passing for 152 yards and two touchdowns in limited work. Avery Showell had five tackles for losses. Central had minus-50 yards rushing in the first half, according to the Daily Tribune News of Cartersville. Next: Friday vs. LaGrange (2-4)

*2. (2) Thomson (5-0)

Last week: Beat Clarkston 73-8. Thomson led 66-0 at halftime and put up 450 yards of total offense on just 19 snaps. Jacorey Crawford, Christian Tutt and Quatrell Hunt each ran interceptions for touchdowns. Next: Friday at Hephzibah (0-6)

*3. (4) Woodward Academy (5-1)

Last week: Beat Henry County 48-6. Jalen Polk opened the game with a 79-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Ryan Glover was 10-of-14 passing for 177 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. North Clayton (3-2)

*4. (5) Jefferson (5-1)

Last week: Beat Madison County 28-7. Jefferson scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to break open a close game against previously unbeaten Madison County. Colby Wood rushed for 104 yards on 15 carries. Next: Oct. 14 at North Oconee (0-5)

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

Last week: Beat Americus-Sumter 36-21. John Michael Owens was 17-of-26 passing for 261 yards. Walter Grant, more noted as a linebacker, rushed for 178 yards on 16 carries. Next: Oct. 14 vs. Carver, Columbus (3-3)

*6. (7) Blessed Trinity (4-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at White County (1-4)

*7. (8) Mary Persons (4-2)

Last week: Beat Spalding 17-14. Alexander Rivera made a 43-yard field goal as time expired. Zach Harvey rushed for 125 yards on 23 carries and scored the tying touchdown on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter. Mary Persons had only 101 yards of total offense otherwise to Spalding’s 309. Next: Friday at Upson-Lee (3-2)

*8. (9) Burke County (4-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Cross Creek (4-2)

*9. (NR) Ridgeland (4-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at LaFayette (2-4)

*10. (NR) Marist (4-2)

Last week: Beat Gainesville 24-10. Marist had 411 total yards (324 rushing, 87 passing) and held Gainesville to 107. Marist ran 72 plays to Gainesville’s 42. QB Jack Dinges rushed for 90 on 15 carries. It was the first game between Marist and Gainesville since 1983. Next: Oct. 14 at West Hall (4-2)

Out: No. 3 Sandy Creek (3-2), No. 10 Spalding (3-3)

Class AAA

*1. (1) Greater Atlanta Christian (5-1)

Last week: Beat Fannin County 52-10. Trey Morrison returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. Reid Smith returned an interception 35 yards for a score. Davis Mills was 10-of-16 passing for 182 yards and two touchdowns. Kyler McMichael rushed for 66 yards and two touchdowns on four carries. Next: Friday at East Hall (2-4)

*2. (2) Pace Academy (4-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Westminster (3-2)

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

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Central, Macon (5-1)

*4. (5) Westminster (3-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Pace Academy (4-1)

*5. (6) Calhoun (4-2)

Last week: Beat Haralson County 44-7. Gavin Gray was 7-of-14 passing for 229 yards and four touchdowns, two to Ryan Randall. Calhoun led 44-0 at halftime and held Haralson County to 11 yards rushing. Next: Friday vs. Adairsville (2-3)

*6. (7) Lovett (3-2)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Stone Mountain (1-4)

*7. (8) Crisp County (6-0)

Last week: Beat Brooks County 16-14. Brandon Thompson kicked a 24-yard field goal with 12 seconds left for the winning points. Patrick Felton was 13-of-24 passing for 147 yards. Crisp County led in total yards 259-152 and first downs 14-10. Next: Oct. 14 vs. Monroe (2-2)

*8. (4) Liberty County (4-1)

Last week: Lost to Effingham County 35-34. Liberty County failed to hold a 28-14 lead and lost in overtime when stopped on a two-point conversion try after Liberty County scored first. Liberty attempted the potential game-winning conversion despite a penalty and having to start from the 7-yard line. QB Jaalon Frazier was stopped at the 1. Next: Friday at Tattnall County (3-2)

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

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Towers (2-3)

*10. (10) Appling County (3-1)

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

Class AA

*1. (2) Benedictine (6-0)

Last week: Beat Bryan County 48-20. Benedictine scored five touchdowns with only 12 offensive plays in the first quarter and led 48-0 at halftime. Next: Oct. 14 vs. Toombs County (5-1)

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

Last week: Lost to Tift County 35-28. Tift County’s Griffin Collier threw a 31-yard TD pass to Brant Watson to break a 28-28 tie. Fitzgerald RB J.D. King rushed for 167 yards on 28 carries. Next: Friday at Albany (0-5)

*3. (4) Jefferson County (6-0)

Last week: Beat Glenn Hills 52-14. QB Jaden Jenkins was 14-of-20 passing for 232 yards and rushed for 68 yards on five carries. Nikel Stone and Judson Davis each had two TD receptions, all for 25 yards or more. Next: Friday at Harlem (2-4)

*4. (5) Callaway (5-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Lamar County (3-2)

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

Last week: Beat Banks County 46-3. Cal Drummond rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Bailey Fisher was 14-of-24 passing for 169 yards. Gavyn Jones had three tackles for losses and recovered a fumble. Banks County was held to minus-19 yards rushing. Next: Friday at Putnam County (1-5)

*6. (3) Brooks County (4-1)

Last week: Lost to Crisp County 16-14. Brooks County led 14-3 but failed to score in the second half and managed just 152 yards in total offense against the No. 7 team in AAA. Next: Friday vs. Early County (0-5-1)

*7. (8) Dublin (6-0)

Last week: Beat Bleckley County 21-6. Dublin struggled offensively but held Bleckley County to six first downs and 157 yards of total offense and forced four turnovers. Next: Friday vs. Dodge County (2-4)

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

Last week: Beat Bacon County 31-13. RB Lakia Henry rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries. WB/CB Deon Green rushed for 49 yards on seven carries and blocked a punt and an extra point. Vidalia rushed for 279 yards on 37 carries and scored on three of four first-half possessions and five of nine for the game. Next: Oct. 14 at Jeff Davis (1-4)

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

Last week: Beat Harlem 42-10. Amari Bunbury completed 10 of 17 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns. Tyquan Johnson had three receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown. C.J. Wright, the leading rusher, had 72 yards and a score on six carries. Screven had nine tackles for losses and two interceptions. Next: Oct. 14 vs. Westside, Augusta (1-5)

*10. (NR) Heard County

Last week: Off. Next: Oct. 13 at Callaway (5-0)

Out: No. 7 Model (5-1)

Class A (private)

*1. (1) Eagle’s Landing Christian (6-0)

Last week: Beat Wesleyan 34-31. Typically a running team, ELCA took the lead on a 63-yard pass from Brayden Rush (9-of-15, 186 yards) to Sean Queen to take a 17-10 lead midway in the second quarter and never trailed from there. Queen had six receptions for 135 yards and two touchdowns. ELCA surrendered 375 yards passing but sacked Wesleyan five times. George Shockley had 11 tackles, 1.5 sacks. Next: Friday vs. Our Lady of Mercy (2-4)

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

Last week: Lost to Eagle’s Landing Christian 34-31. Wesleyan got within 34-31 with 2:29 left but didn’t get the ball back. Banks Ramsey was 25-of-42 passing for 375 yards and two touchdowns. Harrison Cook had 11 catches for 174 yards. Next: Friday vs. Mount Vernon Presbyterian (4-2)

*3. (3) Landmark Christian (6-0)

Last week: Beat Our Lady of Mercy 35-6. Lofton Tidwell rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. Joey Blount was 11-of-16 passing for 78 yards, rushed for two touchdowns and returned an interception for a touchdown. Landmark led in total yards 328-106. Next: Friday vs. Fulton Leadership Academy (0-6)

*4. (4) Prince Avenue Christian (6-0)

Last week: Beat Commerce 21-14. RB Thomas Huff scored on 1-yard run with 10 seconds left for the game-winner. QB Grant Roland’s 38-yard run set up the score. Roland threw for 183 yards and touchdowns to Noah Campbell and Christian Parrish. Parrish finished with more than 100 yards receiving for the second consecutive week. Collin Sweet had eight tackles, three for losses. Next: Friday vs. Lakeview Academy (1-4)

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

Last week: Beat Claxton 49-7. Calvary Day scored on five of its first six possessions and led 42-0 at halftime. Nolan Smith blocked a punt and returned the loose ball for a touchdown. Next: Friday at Savannah Country Day (4-1)

*6. (7) Stratford Academy (4-1)

Last week: Beat Mount de Sales 41-14. Stratford Academy rushed for 496 yards on 47 carries and was 0-for-5 passing. Russell Mole rushed for 210 yards on 12 carries and scored on runs of 43, 21, 50 and 39 yards. Next: Friday at Twiggs County (4-1)

*7. (9) Fellowship Christian (5-0)

Last week: Beat Walker 49-14. Jack Hardin was 8-of-8 passing for 148 yards and a touchdown and scored two touchdowns. Ryan Reid had six catches for 131 yards. Andrew Minkert rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Next: Friday vs. Whitefield Academy (2-3)

*8. (10) Athens Academy (5-0)

Last week: Beat Riverside Military 42-0. Athens Academy improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1999. QB Matt Mosely scored two touchdowns and passed for two others. Next: Friday at Hebron Christian (4-1)

*9. (NR) Mount Paran Christian (4-1)

Last week: Beat Pinecrest Christian 28-3. Mount Paran trailed 3-0 at halftime but scored three third-quarter touchdowns. Chandler Webber rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries. The victory avenged a loss in the 2015 Region 6-A championship game that ended Mount Paran’s 24-game winning streak. Next: Friday vs. Walker (1-5)

*10. (6) Darlington (4-2)

Last week: Lost to Mount Zion 25-17. Darlington lost in triple overtime on an interception on the game’s final possession. The score was 3-3 after regulation. Darlington’s Elijah McKoy rushed for 92 yards to lead Darlington, whose leading rusher, Tijai Whatley, was injured and taken off the field on a stretcher, according to the Times-Georgian. Next: Friday vs. North Cobb Christian (0-5)

Out: No. 8 First Presbyterian (4-1)

Class A (public)

*1. (2) Clinch County (5-1)

Last week: Beat Atkinson County 49-14. Clinch County forced five turnovers in the first half, after which the Panthers led 41-0. QB Charles McClelland rushed for 97 yards on seven carries. Trezman Marshall was 4-of-7 passing for 69 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Oct. 14 at Turner County (4-2)

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

Last week: Lost to Northside, Warner Robins 45-6. Brooks County trailed 45-0 at halftime against the No. 2 team from Class AAAAAA. QB K’hari Lane was 16-of-30 passing for 204 yards and a touchdown. He was held to less than four TD passes for the first time this season. Next: Friday at Crawford County (3-1)

*3. (3) Emanuel County Institute (6-0)

Last week: Beat Montgomery County 42-7. Rhett Gay completed only six of 10 passes, but four went for touchdowns, two to Dazhun Steele. Rejar Rock rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Next: Friday at Wheeler County (5-1)

*4. (4) Manchester (6-0)

Last week: Beat Central, Talbotton 62-0. Manchester had 357 yards rushing on 29 carries. Tre Gamble ran for 98 and two touchdowns on six carries. Next: Friday vs. Pacelli (1-5)

*5. (5) Mount Zion (5-0)

Last week: Beat Darlington 25-17. Jace Jordan rushed for 85 yards and scored two touchdowns in overtime. Richard Farley rushed for 110 and scored one. Cal Helton intercepted Darlington in the third overtime to seal the victory in a game that was 3-3 after regulation. Next: Friday vs. Gordon Lee (4-2)

*6. (6) Lincoln County (3-1-1)

Last week: Beat Washington-Wilkes 17-14. William LeRoy made a 25-yard field goal after Washington-Wilkes failed to score on its overtime attempt. Javon Reid rushed for 167 yards on 22 carries, and Quay Hartfield rushed for 115 yards on 26 carries. Reid hit Hartfield on a 14-yard screen for the tying touchdown with 5:06 left in regulation. Lincoln County led in total yards 336-129. Next: Friday vs. Hancock Central (3-2)

*7. (7) Bowdon (4-2)

Last week: Beat Gordon Lee 31-21. Gordon Lee got within 24-21 with 1:34 left, but Bowdon recovered an onside kick, and Tray Sheppard’s 21-yard run on third-and-eight clinched the Bowdon victory. Sheppard rushed for 146 yards. Aaron Beasley rushed for 162 on 26 carries, and Bowdon had more than 400 rushing as a team. Gordon Lee’s Drew Cobb, who entered as the state’s leading rusher, ran for 203 yards on 18 carries. Next: Friday vs. Christian Heritage (0-5)

*8. (8) McIntosh County Academy (4-1)

Last week: Beat Savannah Christian 31-12. Major Robinson was 12-of-17 passing for 246 yards and two touchdowns. J.P. Palmer had 110 yards rushing and receiving. LB Fred Carswell and LB Jonathan Jason had 22 tackles between them. Next: Friday at Portal (0-5)

*9. (10) Twiggs County (4-1)

Last week: Beat First Presbyterian 29-17. Ja’mon Height rushed for 223 yards on 23 carries, and his 52-yard TD run in the fourth quarter sealed the game. Twiggs attempted only one pass but rushed for 348 yards and held First Presbyterian to 27 yards rushing. Next: Friday vs. Stratford Academy (4-1)

*10. (9) Commerce (3-2)

Last week: Lost to Prince Avenue Christian 21-14. Commerce was beaten on a short TD run with 10 seconds left. Cole Chancey scored Commerce’s touchdowns on runs of 7 and 14 yards, the latter to tie the score 14-14 in the third quarter. Next: Friday vs. Providence Christian (1-4)

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