Top performances from Week 6: Lee County’s Solomon a disruptive force

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Aubrey Solomon is the first AJC Super 11 selection from Lee County. (Ryon Horne/AJC)

Aubrey Solomon is the first AJC Super 11 selection from Lee County. (Ryon Horne/AJC)

Lee County head coach Dean Fabrizio was asked to explain the impact that his defensive tackle, AJC Super 11 pick Aubrey Solomon, has on a defense that has allowed 7 yards rushing total in five games.

Fabrizio thought Thomas County Central coach Bill Shaver said it best, as quoted by the Thomasville Times:

“He’s a dominating football player,” Shaver said. “He’s an All-American for a reason. There were times when he was occupying two and three of our offensive linemen and disrupting everything we were trying to do.”

Said Fabrizio, “I think that quote sums up his impact pretty well.”

Lee County beat Thomas County Central 37-7 and held the Yellow Jackets to 159 yards in total offense a week after they had put up more than 500 against Valdosta.

Solomon’s 17-tackle effort is included among GHSF Daily’s Top Performances from last week.

Top five

*Benedictine RB John Wesley Kennedy rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries and had 78 yards in returns and a 12-yard reception in a 27-6 victory over Vidalia.

*Centennial QB Casey Conway rushed for 244 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries and was 10-of-16 passing for 114 yards in a 36-22 victory over Cambridge.

*Dooly County sophomore QB Bo Lawson was 26-of-32 passing for 389 yards and six touchdowns in a 55-14 victory over Schley County.

*Lee County DT Aubrey Solomon had 17 tackles, four for losses, two sacks, four “big hits” and two QB hurries in a 37-7 victory over Thomas County Central.

*Macon County RB/CB Jared Daniels rushed for 271 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries in a 63-27 victory over previously unbeaten Taylor County. He had three tackles on defense.

Best of the rest

*Adairsville RB Travon Branch rushed for 139 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and caught a 38-yard TD pass in a 35-21 victory over Murray County.

*Brantley County QB Mikel Collins was 9-of-13 passing for 211 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, all in the first half, in a 42-14 victory over Montgomery County.

*Brunswick DB Jaylen Jackson had five tackles, broke up three passes, intercepted a pass and returned four punts for 160 yards in a 43-0 victory over South Effingham.

*Callaway RB D.J. Atkins rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries in a 48-21 victory over Harris County.

*Cartersville QB Trevor Lawrence was 18-of-31 passing for 300 yards in a 44-6 victory over Central of Carrollton.

*Chattahoochee County RB Malic Bonner rushed for 243 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in a 32-0 victory over Baconton Charter.

*Clinch County RB Keb Grady scored on a 95-yard run and an 80-yard kickoff return in a 48-6 victory over Wilcox County.

*Cook RB Brandoe Doe rushed for 202 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries in a 43-18 victory over Thomasville. It was Cook’s first victory in Thomasville since 1950. Doe went over 1,000 yards on the season (1,025).

*Crisp County sophomore Jammie Robinson had four catches for 92 yards, rushed for 68 yards on six carries and scored all three of his team’s touchdowns in a 21-12 victory over Spencer.

*Dawson County QB Coey Watson passed for 243 yards and rushed for 53 in a 46-0 victory over White County.

*Eagle’s Landing Christian PK Alex Usry was 10-of-10 on extra points, kicked nine touchbacks and made a 39-yard field, his only attempt, in a 73-0 victory over Fulton Leadership Academy.

*Eastside QB Austin Holloway was 26-of-41 passing for 320 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 34 yards in a 32-31 overtime victory over Oconee County. Three of his receivers had more than 90 yards – Josh Sims (9-91-2), Jamari Brown (7-102-0) and Brayden Harper (7-102-0).

*Fitzgerald QB James Graham rushed for 93 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries and was 8-of-14 passing for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 41-7 victory over Smiths Station of Alabama.

*Greater Atlanta Christian WR Harrison Sloan had five receptions for 116 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-12 victory over Union County.

*Griffin WR Malik Route returned punts 80 and 78 yards for touchdowns and caught six passes for 95 yards in a 56-21 victory over Whitewater. Kerrson Aikens had four receptions for 151 yards. Tylan Morton was 21-of-32 passing for 399 yards and two touchdowns.

*Habersham Central QB Cole Wilbanks was 14-of-24 passing for 311 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-14 victory over Chestatee.

*Heard County WR Jaden Moreland had six catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-0 victory over Temple. QB Emory Jones was 15-of-20 for 306 yards.

*Houston County WR Eli Watson had seven catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-24 victory over Spalding.

*Lanier LB Kameron Brown had 14 tackles, four for losses, and two sacks in a 26-0 victory over St. Pius.

*Lithonia sophomore WR Kevah Brantley had seven receptions for 180 yards and a touchdown in a 25-14 loss to Westlake.

*Lumpkin County FB Zach Matthews rushed for 244 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries in a 30-27 victory over East Hall.

*Manchester RB Ashton Bell rushed for 117 yards, had four catches for 137 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 35-7 victory over Marion County.

*McEachern QB Bailey Hockman was 25-of-37 passing for 328 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-3 victory over Camden County.

*Mill Creek WR Edmond Graham had four catches for 101 yards and a touchdown and returned a kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown in a 43-7 victory over Collins Hill.

*Model sophomore DB Kwalic Dublin had three tackles for losses and forced a fumble in a 42-7 victory over Armuchee.

*Montgomery County WR Shaw Robinson had six catches for 144 yards and one touchdown in a 42-16 loss to Brantley County.

*Murray County RB Tucker Gregg rushed for 224 yards on 34 carries and had two receptions for 23 yards in a 35-21 loss to Adairsville.

*Mitchell County LB Anthony McIntyre had 12 tackles, three behind the line, a sack and three QB hurries in a 36-22 victory over Terrell County.

*Norcross PK/P Jake Camarda kicked a 48-yard field goal, put four of six kickoffs in the end zone and punted for a 45.6-yard average on five punts, four inside the 20-yard line, in a 37-8 victory over Central Gwinnett.

*Northside (Columbus) PK/P Nathan Robertson was 5-of-5 on field goals (26, 27, 31, 35 and 51), 5-of-6 on touchbacks and 1-for-1 on extra points and punted one time for 46 yards in 24-7 victory over Americus-Sumter. He scored 16 points.

*Our Lady of Mercy DE/TE Robert Chery had two sacks and three other tackles for losses and a 66-yard TD reception in a 43-6 victory over Strong Rock Christian. Chery had another 22-yard reception.

*Pace Academy WR Trey Blount had five catches for 151 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-22 victory over Redan.

*Ridgeland RB Grayson Moore rushed for 175 yards and five touchdowns on 16 carries in a 48-42 victory over Northwest Whitfield.

*Riverdale DB Dion Andrews had nine tackles, forced a fumble and intercepted a pass that he returned 70 yards for a touchdown in a 23-7 victory over McIntosh.

*Rome RB Jalynn Sykes rushed for 195 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in a 51-10 victory over Paulding County.

*Screven County RB/DB Kim Hunter ran for 130 yards on 13 carries and intercepted a pass in a 31-18 victory over Laney.

*South Gwinnett QB Seth Johnston rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns and was 7-of-19 passing for 179 yards and a touchdown in a 27-13 victory over Hillgrove.

*Spalding QB Naricuss Driver rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in a 28-24 loss to Houston County.

*Starr’s Mill RB Cole Gilley rushed for 248 yards and set a school record with six touchdowns in a 49-0 victory over Morrow.

*Stratford Academy DE Jourdain Irvin had seven tackles, three assists, two tackles for losses, a sack, a forced fumble and recovery and an interception in a 35-19 victory over Lincoln County, which was held to negative yards rushing.

*Tift County QB Griffin Collier was 24-of-35 passing for 306 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-20 victory over Coffee.

*Trion WR/DB Evan Walker had six receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown, 15 tackles and an interception in a 28-0 victory over North Cobb Christian.

*Westminster RB Zay Malcome rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries, returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown, and returned a punt 38 yards to set up another score in a 42-21 victory over Cedar Grove.

*Westover DB De’Narrius Morgan had seven tackles, two for losses, blocked a punt and returned an interception 42 yards in a 23-20 victory over Carver of Columbus. Morgan lateraled his interception, which became a touchdown.

*Woodstock LB Logan Cox had 19 tackles, three for losses, and broke up two passes in a 35-3 victory over North Forsyth.

Lines of distinction

*Jefferson’s offensive line of T Caleb Chandler, G Hunter Griffin, C Logan Garner, G J.T. Middleton, T Nick Holman and TE Garmon Randolph opened holes for 326 yards rushing and allowed no sacks in a 31-28 victory over Gainesville. RB Colby Wood had 208 yards rushing on 27 carries.

*Newton‘s offensive line of LT Lewis Naza, LG Garrett Blake, C Devin Dudren, RG Yomi Royal and RT Christian Murray helped their team put up 474 yards of total offense (324 rushing, 150 passing) in a 34-28 victory over Heritage of Conyers. RB Kentavious Terrell and RB Nuru Tinch each had more than 100 yards from scrimmage.

*Norcross‘s offensive line of ST Devin Bennett, SG Andre Harding, C Sam Dingle, QG Joshua Mouson, QT Justin Siech and TE Shelton Zeon each had winning grades in a 37-8 victory over Central Gwinnett. Norcross had 450 total yards and 23 first downs.

*Pope‘s offensive line of LT Jake Brunson, LG Jack Waller, C Story Cummings, RG Chipper Smith and RT River Armour led the Greyhounds to 427 yards of total offense, 332 rushing, in a 48-7 victory over North Atlanta. It was Pope’s first victory since Oct. 24, 2014.

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