FRIDAY NIGHT PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Bainbridge wallops Westover; DWS doubles up on Bethesda

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

BAINBRIDGE -- Shawn Samuels ran a kickoff back 93 yards and junior tailback Aaron Hall gained 103 yards on 16 carries and scored twice to lead Bainbridge to a 35-15 win against Westover on Friday night.

Samuels, who had a 96-yard kickoff return called back last week in a 14-0 loss to Cairo, lifted Bainbridge to a 21-0 lead before Dalviness "Deon" Greene scored the first of his two TDs on a 3-yard run for Westover to close the gap to 21-7 with 2:33 left in the third quarter to culminate a six-play, 80-yard drive. Danny Brown kicked the extra point.

Hall ran five yards for a touchdown with 3:08 left in the first quarter to culminate an 11-play, 66-yard drive and give the Bearcats (2-1) a 6-0 lead. Sophomore Damian Bouie had a 2-yard TD run 37.7 seconds left in the half, and Samuels' kick return for a touchdown made it 21-0 at the 11:44 mark of the third.

Then came Greene, who gained 72 yards on eight carries and scored twice for the Patriots (1-2). Greene's second TD came with 1:05 left in the game on a 13-yard run, and Justin Taylor ran in a two-point conversion to close to 35-15.



The Eagles (2-1) ran into state AA power Thomasville on Friday night and fell to the state's sixth-ranked team. Thomasville (3-1) had a seven quarter scoreless streak, but the Eagles snapped it in the fourth quarter when Mitchell County's Jaquan Williams ran for a 15-yard TD.

Mitchell quarterback Derrick Davis did complete 9-of-19 passes for 90 yards, including a highlight tape 36-yarder to UGA commit Justin Scott in the loss. It was Scott's only catch of the night.



Kevin Greene scored twice, once from two yards out and the other from three yards out as the Raiders used a strong defensive effort to move to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in Region 2-AAA.

Luke Alexander recorded 13 total tackles -- three for a loss -- and also had two sacks. But not to be outdone was Lawton Williams, who led the defense with 16 total tackles.

Colin Holloway rushed for 105 yards on 12 carries and scored Southland's other TD, while QB Jake Hoods was 3-for-6 for 50 yards and one interception.

Southland kicker Andres Chapparro was perfect on PAT attempts.


BROOKWOOD 17, TERRELL ACADEMY 12: The two-time defending GISA Class A champs are off to a rough start.

The Eagles were behind all night against their third larger classification opponent in as many weeks as a 63-yard TD run by Brian Ambrose and a six-yard TD pass from Chris Rogers to Adam O'Heard weren't enough to get Terrell (0-2-1)in the win column. The Eagles also missed both extra points in the loss.

Gray Rowe and Levi Griffin both had a sack for Terrell.



The Red Devils led, 47-6, at the half and never looked back as a running clock in the second half ended this one early. Randolph-Clay improved to 2-0, while Baconton -- in its first year of varsity football --- dropped to 0-4.

Johnny Foster was once again a human highlight film for Randolph, rushing for more than 200 yards and four TDs -- two of which were 60 yards or longer.

"He really showed us he was a good runner at the end of last year and if he's not doing it, Cardaryle (Curry) is," Red Devils coach Daniel McFather said. "Those two run like their hair's on fire."

Curry scored twice, both rushing TDs, and James Davis added two TDs for Baconton.

"We're really happy with this start," said McFather, whose team just missed out on the playoffs last year. "We've got Albany next week and we just need to tighten a few things up before then."



The Indians took a 28-0 lead into the fourth quarter before LaDonis Bryant returned a punt 56 yards and Quayven Lavette ran a score in from eight yards out.

But it was too late for the Bobcats, who couldn't hold onto the ball and turned it over eight times -- losing five of them.

Seminole was led by quarterback Antwan Buggs, who had a huge night with 162 rushing yards on 22 carries and two TDs, and he also threw for 114 yards on just five attempts. Javoris Virgin added 137 yards on 12 carries and Jaquan Johnson caught a TD from Buggs from 56 yards out.



Grant Kimbrel and Blake Lamb both had long touchdown runs -- 34 yards and 48 yards -- for Randolph Southern (1-2), but it was not enough to propel them to victory.

SGA's Taylor Tabb was a force on the ground, carrying the ball 11 times for 176 yards and two touchdowns -- all in the first half.

"He ran outside and inside," said Randolph Southern coach Ottis Griggs. "We didn't have an answer for him."

SGA quarterback Dillion Driver completed only two passes for 67 yards, with the bulk of them coming on a 60-yard touchdown pass to Cody Buckhalter.

SGA evens its record at 2-2.


An 85-yard fumble-return for a touchdown by Denzel Jackson at the 11:26 mark in the first quarter put Pelham ahead early, but an unsuccessful PAT attempt set Pelham behind the eight-ball for the remainder of the contest and set Brooks up for the comeback win.

"We had a great effort but we ran out of gas late," Pelham coach Jim Morrell said.

Pelham (1-2) trailed 15-12 late in the game and was marching down to get in position for the tying field goal, but a penalty pushed them out of range.



Willie Brown's two-touchdown performance was just what Calhoun needed to get its first win of the season. Marquez Williams added a 60-yard touchdown catch for Calhoun.

Calhoun's record now sits a 1-2 overall.


Herald staffers Danny Aller, Jimmie Haywood, Mike Phillips, plus Joe Crine of the Bainbridge Post Searchlight, Clint Thompson of the Thomasville Times-Enterprise and the Savannah Morning News contributed to this report