Top performances from Week 3: Fromm on pace to break passing records

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Houston County quarterback Jake Fromm (11) is committed to Georgia. (AJC)

Houston County quarterback Jake Fromm (11) is committed to Georgia. (AJC)

Jake Fromm won the state’s Gatorade player of the year award as a junior in 2015. As a senior, Fromm is a frontrunner for the national award.

It’s doubtful that any Georgia quarterback has had a better beginning than this. In Houston County’s 3-0 start, Fromm has completed 79 of 109 passes for 1,376 yards and 12 touchdowns. He is averaging 458.7 yards passing per game.

If Fromm averages just 300 yards passing per game for the rest of the season (he averaged 315.3 as a junior), he would break Deshaun Watson’s state record for career passing yards (13,077) in the 10th game and Hutson Mason’s single-season record (4,560) in the 14th game.

Here is a look at some of the state’s best individual performances from last week. Fromm’s career high for yards in a game made him a cinch for the list.

Top five

*Gordon Lee RB Drew Cobb rushed for 272 yards and five touchdowns on 13 carries in a 35-20 victory over LaFayette. Cobb also intercepted a pass. He has 435 yards rushing and nine touchdowns in Gordon Lee’s 2-0 start.

*Houston County QB Jake Fromm was 27-of-36 passing for a career-high 510 yards and four touchdowns in a 50-27 victory over Eagle’s Landing. Fromm is one of 10 Georgia passers on record with a 500-yard passing game.

*Model QB/LB Kyler Eldridge scored three touchdowns rushing, threw a TD pass and returned an interception for a score in a 51-21 victory over Adairsville. Eldridge rushed for 105 yards on 16 carries, was 8-of-15 passing for 124 yards and made 10 tackles on defense, forced a fumble and intercepted two passes.

*Ridgeland RB Jalyn Shelton rushed for 237 yards on 17 carries, scored four touchdowns and threw a 56-yard TD pass in a 40-28 victory over Darlington. Shelton has rushed for 403 yards and scored eight touchdowns in two games.

*Tift County QB Griffin Collier threw six TD passes and completed 12 of 22 attempts for 322 yards in a 55-19 victory over Thunder Ridge of Colorado in Orlando. The six TDs tied a school record set by Josh Allen (2002).

Best of the rest

*Athens Academy QB Jacob Hudson was 9-of-10 passing for 293 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 34 yards and a touchdown on five carries in a 54-14 victory over Lakeview Academy. Hudson left the game before halftime because of injury and could not return.

*Benedictine RB Travis Blackshear rushed for 101 yards on eight carries and caught a 19-yard TD pass in a 21-7 victory over St. Pius.

*Buford RB/LB Anthony Grant rushed for 179 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries, caught a 31-yard TD pass and had a sack on defense in a 49-6 victory over Bishop Timon of New York.

*Central (Macon) RB/LB Antonio Sanders rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, had four receptions for 46 yards and caught the game-winning pass with eight seconds left in a 20-14 victory over Howard. Sanders also had a two-point conversion, five tackles and a sack.

*Dawson County LB Luke Martin was in on 21 tackles, three for losses, and returned an interception 34 yards in a 30-8 victory over Chattooga.

*Dodge County LB Cameron Coleman had 13 tackles, seven solo, and returned an interception 53 yards to set up the game-winning field goal in the final minute of a 3-0 victory over West Laurens.

*Douglas County RB Uriah West rushed for 265 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in a 39-13 victory over Carver of Columbus. QB Deven Williams was 19-of-25 passing for 293 yards and two touchdowns, and WR Amani Billups had 10 catches for 186 yards and a touchdown.

*Duluth QB Jalil El-Amin was 22-of-37 passing for 366 yards and three touchdowns in a 19-7 victory over Meadowcreek. WR Cortez Buckholts(7-151-1) and William Huzzie (6-139-2) were the top receivers.

*Etowah RB Tyray Devezin rushed for 230 yards and all three of his team’s touchdowns on 26 carries in a 21-14 victory over Spartanburg, which entered ranked No. 5 in South Carolina’s Class 5A. Devezin has rushed for 540 yards and six touchdowns in three games.

*Fannin County QB Brad Davis was 26-of-46 passing for 390 yards and two touchdowns, both to Cooper Earls, in a 49-30 loss to Ringgold. Earls had nine catches for 178 yards.

*First Presbyterian RB/DB Armaun Smith intercepted three passes and scored on an 89-yard run in a 34-13 victory over Brookstone.

*Flowery Branch QB Nick Lance was 12-of-15 passing for 243 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-13 victory over Chestatee. Malik Drayton had six catches for 103 yards and rushed for 66 yards and two TDs on eight carries. Jalin Strown had five receptions for 130 yards and three scores.

*Forsyth Central RB Sabrian Howard rushed for 182 yards and scored four touchdowns on 27 carries in a 31-21 victory over River Ridge.

*Georgia Military RB Michael Skinner rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in a 38-6 victory over Fulton Leadership Academy.

*Griffin RB Santos Dunn rushed for 125 yards on 12 carries, had 97 yards receiving on five catches, ran a kickoff 70 yards for a score, one of three touchdowns overall, in a 51-0 victory over LaGrange. QB Tylan Morton had 335 yards passing.

*Hillgrove WR Chigoziem Okonkwo had six receptions for 159 yards in a 42-24 loss to North Gwinnett.

*Kennesaw Mountain LB Justin Scott had 17 tackles, two for losses, in a 23-15 loss to Sprayberry. Scott has 33 tackles in two games.

*Loganville RB Darryl Giles rushed for 208 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries in a 31-24 loss to North Forsyth.

*Lumpkin County FB Zach Matthews rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries in a 26-13 victory over Jackson County.

*Macon County QB K’hari Lane was 14-for-23 passing for 279 yards and four touchdowns in a 57-14 Labor Day victory over Irwin County. Lane also scored a touchdown.

*Mays LB Kortez Daniel had 10 tackles, three for losses, in a 36-31 victory over Peachtree Ridge. Daniel also caught a TD pass.

*McIntosh DE Ben Bryant had seven tackles, two for losses, and a sack in a 41-26 victory over Henry County. McIntosh is 3-0 for the first time since 2013.

*Mill Creek DE Ayoola Ogun-Semore had five solo tackles, three assists, two tackles for losses and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in a 30-0 victory over Dacula.

*Milton RB Cameron Adams rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns on 39 carries in a 28-21 victory over Cambridge. Adams has 485 yards rushing and seven touchdowns on the season.

*North Gwinnett QB Cade Fortin was 16-of-30 passing for 195 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 87 yards on 10 carries in a 42-24 victory over Hillgrove.

*North Murray RB Brady Harper rushed for 270 yards, had 50 yards receiving and scored five touchdowns in a 56-27 victory over Coosa. The rushing yards and touchdowns are school records.

*Northgate LB Jack Eskew had 14 tackles, one for a loss, in a 34-17 victory over Starr’s Mill.

*Pope QB Evan Conley was 15-of-27 passing for 332 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 51 yards and two touchdowns in a 59-33 loss to Walton. WR Zach Owens (5-166-1) and Matthew McAlpine (6-123-0) were the leading receivers. All three are sophomores.

*Ringgold RB Dee King rushed for 223 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries in a 49-30 victory over Fannin County. WR/CB Andre Tarver had five receptions for 184 yards and one touchdown, intercepted a pass at the goal line and was his team’s leading tackler (nine solo, two assists).

*Riverside Military sophomore QB Isaac Teasley rushed for 96 yards on 14 carries, was 5-of-7 passing for 119 yards and two touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a touchdown in a 27-24 victory over Providence Christian.

*Rome RB Jalynn Sykes rushed for 105 yards on 10 carries, playing only the first half, in a 54-12 victory over Drew.

*Rutland CB/RB Marcellus Bentley forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, intercepted a pass, broke up a pass, blocked a punt and had seven tackles (one for a loss) in a 13-6 victory over Northeast.

*Strong Rock Christian DB Josh Newton intercepted three passes and DL Ryan Abrahams had 11 tackles, two tackles for losses and two sacks in a 14-7 victory over King’s Ridge Christian.

*Taylor County QB Gunnar Watson was 10-of-10 passing for 303 yards and five touchdowns in a 30-0 victory over Greenville.

*Temple RB Treon Wright rushed for 256 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries in a 36-32 victory over Oglethorpe County. Wright scored the winning touchdown with 46 seconds left.

*Terrell County RB/LB Joe Minter rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries, returned a kick 67 yards and punted twice for a 43.0-yard average in a 24-15 victory over Pelham.

*Thomas County Central QB Kelias Williams rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries and was 8-of-10 passing for 151 yards in a 23-17 victory over Cairo.

*Trion WR/DB Evan Walker had four catches for 57 yards on offense and seven tackles, an interception and a 25-yard fumble return for a touchdown on defense in a 42-7 victory over Dade County.

*Tucker FB Chris Broadwater rushed for 188 yards on 22 carries and scored the winning conversion in a 21-20 victory over Colquitt County.

*Upson-Lee RB Daymon Thomas rushed for 198 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in a 20-0 victory over Columbus.

*Ware County QB Jemar Lincoln was 13-of-21 passing for 168 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 115 yards on 23 carries in a 30-27 victory over Coffee.

*Westminster RB/DB Ian Ude rushed for 131 yards and three touchdowns and had five tackles, 1.5 for losses, and broke up a pass in a 42-21 victory over Community School of Naples, Fla. RB/DB Zay Malcome rushed for a career-high 210 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 25-yard interception return.

*Winder-Barrow RB Javonne Hughes rushed for 243 yards on 34 carries and scored on runs of 64, 20 and 3 yards in a 35-20 victory over Northview.

Lines of distinction

*Pinecrest Academy‘s line of LT Alan Yadav, LG Garrison Winter, C Nolan Stafford, RG Jackson Mueller and RT Stone Brown helped the Paladins rush for 314 yards and four touchdowns on 53 carries in a 28-7 victory over Discovery.

*Rabun County’s line of LT Hayden Brabson, LG Logan Dills, C Shawn Lovell, RG Peyton Backer and RT Jared Mangan helped the Wildcats to a 24-10 victory that was their first over Stephens County since 1953. Rabun County ran 75 plays for 550 yards with 27 pancake blocks. RB Cal Drummond rushed for 201 yards, and QB Bailey Fisher put up 273 yards passing and 101 rushing.

*Westover‘s line of T Montravious Richardson, G Paul Gordon, C James Rhodes, G Gy Revills and T Peacory Mathis opened holes for a 400-yard rushing attack in a 26-9 victory over Albany. Daveon Sanders (17-182-1) and Johnathon Mock (14-160-2), both sophomores, were the main beneficiaries.

*Winder-Barrow‘s line of LT Jared Johnson, LG Cameron Best, C Dylan Brown, RG Cullen Moore and RT Trey Hill opened holes for 356 yards rushing and protected for 235 yards passing with no sacks in a 35-20 victory over Northview.

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