Harris scores in final seconds, knocks off Herald No. 1 Lee
HAMILTON --- Stephen Collier's final pass of the night fell incomplete in the end zone, and Lee County fell just short Friday night, in a furious finish. losing a heartbreaker to Harris County, which scored on a 25-yard run with 40 seconds left to beat the Trojans, 35-31, in a huge Region 1-AAAA game.
Collier, who completed 15 of 25 passes for 221 yards and threw two TD passes — one to Casey Hightower and one J.Q. Quimbly, drove the Trojans to the Harris 29-yard-line in the final seconds before his final pass of the night. Collier also rushed for 48 yards on nine carries and a touchdown.
Hunter Johnson kicked a 30-yard field goal with 2:30 left in the game to lift Lee to a 31-28 lead, but Harris County converted two third-and-long plays to keep its winning alive.
Dynamite Dozen tailback Kenneth Hurley rushed for 112 yards on 22 carries and scored a touchdown, and Andrew Stroud caught seven passes for 75 yards, but it wasn't enough on a night when Lee had two interceptions and lost a fumble.
"We didn't get any turnovers,'' said Lee County coach Dean Fabrizio, whose team has lost two region games by a total of 10 points. "And being minus three in turnovers was a major difference in the game.''
The Trojans, ranked No. 1 in The Herald's Fab 5 Poll, are now 6-2 and 1-2 in the Region 1-AAAA race, and face Northside, Columbus at home next week before finishing the season at Bainbridge.
COLUMBUS — Terry Lewis rushed for 254 yards on 15 carries and scored three times, Damien Bouie added 134 yards on the ground on 16 carries and two touchdowns and Herald No. 4 Bainbridge (5-2, 2-2) won its second straight Region 1-AAAAA game on Friday night, 48-7, against Northside, Columbus. The Bearcats, as a team, rushed for 544 yards.
Bainbridge will host Dothan (Ala.) next week, setting up a showdown with Herald No. 1 Lee County a week later, also in Bainbridge.
SEMINOLE COUNTY 39, RANDOLPH-CLAY 12: Dequan Hamlet rushed for three TDs from 4, 6 and 12 yards out, Jakhari Martin ran for a score and threw another to Shavon Wiggins from 31 yards out and the Indians won their fourth in a row — and also remained perfect in Region 1-A. Seminole (6-2, 4-0) also got a score from Justin Elijah on special teams when Elijah first blocked a punt, then returned it 30 yards for a TD.
Randolph got scores from Don Bolden on defense and Gary McCrae on offense. The Red Devils fell to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in region and will travel to face Calhoun County next week, while Seminole hosts bitter rival Miller County in the annual “Backyard Brawl/Family Feud.”
SOUTHLAND 37, TIFTAREA 19: The Raiders (6-3, 1-2 GISA Region 1-AAA) rolled Friday night for their first win in region thanks to two scores from Dustin Shattles, one from Andrew Alexander and a 42-yard FG from Cleve Bass.
Southland led, 27-13, at halftime and never looked back as the Raiders now get set to face Bulloch on the road Friday, then face bitter rival Deerfield in its regular-season finale.
CRISP ACADEMY 50, FPCA 14: The Wildcats racked up 379 rushing yards in the rout, improve Crisp to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in GISA Region 2-A.
Jeff McKinney scored twice and converted two, two-point conversions, while Hunter Chambers rushed for three touchdowns and caught another from Jake Smith. Smith also tossed a score to Jordan Howard and got the two-point conversion.
Crisp will face Robert Toombs next week and is glad to have this one behind them after an emotional last seven days around the halls in Cordele.
Former Crisp football player James Bodrey was killed over the weekend in an ATV accident, and during Homecoming on Friday the Wildcats and their fans paid tribute to Bodrey, who graduated earlier this year.
“We held a moment of silence, they painted his jersey number (11) on the field and put inside a logo, the kids wore stickers with his initials on it on their helmets and they wore sweat bands with his initials,” Crisp coach Ron Drummonds said. “It was a real emotional night.”
MILLER COUNTY 33, STEWART COUNTY 6: The Pirates rolled over Stewart County to move to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in the region. Marvin Grant led all rushers with 122 yards and two touchdowns on only eight carries. Grant scored on 10- and 70-yard touchdown runs, while T.J. Means and Brandon Benton added 15 and 10 yard runs, respectively. The Pirates will ride to Donalsonville next Friday to take on neighbor and rival Seminole in their regular-season finale.
CAIRO 29, AMERICUS-SUMTER 20: Americus-Sumter (4-4, 2-3) fell in a huge region matchup as the Syrupmakers keep their lead in the 1-AAAA race alive for another week. In a losing effort, Bryce Benton connected with Johnathan Thomas on 16- and 26-yard touchdown receptions. Benton also hooked up with Mike Russell for an 11-yard score, but it would prove to be too little too late. The Panthers next face Dougherty in Hugh Mills Stadium next Thursday.
BERRIEN 21, PELHAM 7: A 60-yard pass from from Clarence Almond to Denzel Jackson was the lone highlight for the Pelham Hornets as they fell hard. The Hornets take a trip to Blakely next week to face off against Early County.
TERRELL ACADEMY 30, SHERWOOD 14: The Eagles snapped a three-game losing streak to improve to 6-4 overall and 2-3 in the region, although no final offensive stats were available from TAE.
Sherwood, meanwhile, got scores from Travis Acord (8-yard TD run in the third quarter) and Dalton Todd (53-yard TD run in the first quarter). Sherwood is now 3-7 overall and 0-4 in the region and will next face Brookwood on Friday, while TAE hosts rival Westwood in its regular-season finale.
WESTWOOD 21, SGA 7: The Wildcats (7-2, 3-1 in GISA Region 2-AA) rebounded from a 30-point loss to Valwood a week ago and romped past SGA, which saw its lone TD come on a Will Warren 10-yard run. No final stats were available for Westwood, which will close out its regular season at Terrell Academy next week, while SGA hosts Valwood.
MONROE 28, CRISP COUNTY 0: The Tornadoes got up early and then cruised from there, holding the Cougars to just one first down all night.
Kevin Williams caught two TDs from Monroe QB and Dynamite Dozen selection Charles Stafford from 12 and 17 yards out, Brenton Truitt scored from a yard away and Chris Young capped the scoring with a 7-yard TD run.
Fellow Dynamite Dozen selection Anthony Smith led the defense with six tackles, including two for loss. Stafford finished 14-for-17 for 202 yards.
Monroe (6-2, 4-1) hosts region top dog Cairo next week, while Crisp (1-7, 1-4) hosts Albany.
FRIDAY'S STATE SCORES:
Allatoona 20, Hiram 17, OT
Alpharetta 35, Lambert 7
Apalachee 20, Salem 0
Aquinas 56, Warren County 28
Athens Academy 21, George Walton 20
Athens Christian 31, Pinecrest 14
Bainbridge 48, Northside-Columbus 7
Beach 27, Southeast Bulloch 6
Berrien 21, Pelham 7
Briarwood 41, Covenant 0
Brooks County 35, Cook 21
Brookwood 41, Berkmar 27
Cairo 29, Americus Sumter 20
Calvary Day 49, Claxton 12
Camden County 42, Brunswick 8
Centennial 27, North Forsyth 8
Central Gwinnett 30, Parkview 27, 3OT
Central-Carroll 35, Jackson-Atlanta 0
Charlton County 21, Clinch County 0
Chattahoochee 29, West Forsyth 28
Chestatee 49, Lumpkin County 17
Christian Heritage 62, Southwest Atlanta Christian 0
Clarkston 50, Cross Keys 0
Commerce 42, Hebron Christian Academy 11
Conyers Heritage 22, Loganville 7
Creekside 21, McIntosh 13
Creekview 47, Forsyth Central 14
Dade County 49, Murray County 13
Deerfield-Windsor 49, Pinewood Christian 7
Druid Hills 28, Alcovy 21
Dublin 20, Harlem 14
Duluth 56, Habersham Central 14
Eagle's Landing Christian 69, Strong Rock Christian 6
East Paulding 20, South Paulding 16
Edmund Burke 28, Brentwood 17
Emanuel County Institute 40, Johnson County 0
Fitzgerald 17, Early County 14
Flowery Branch 24, Clarke Central 13
Glascock County 22, Riverside Military Academy 13
Gordon Central 59, Sonoraville 18
Greater Atlanta Christian 38, Hapeville 20
Greene County 56, Oglethorpe County 50
Griffin 28, Upson-Lee 14
Hancock Central 34, Georgia Military School 15
Harris County 35, Lee County 31
Hart County 6, Elbert County 0
Hawkinsville 28, Greenville 15
Heritage School (Newnan) 49, Westminster Christian 14
Hillgrove 41, Harrison 14
Irwin County 27, Turner County 26
Jackson County 48, Oconee County 35
Johns Creek 26, South Forsyth 0
Jones County 49, Lakeside-Evans 35
Kell 33, Sprayberry 21
Kennesaw Mountain 42, Campbell 21
King's Ridge 55, Fellowship Christian School 20
Lakeview Academy 63, North Cobb Christian 28
Lamar County 39, Bleckley County 7
Laney 54, Josey 0
Lassiter 38, Wheeler 23
Lincoln County 35, Twiggs County 0
Locust Grove 35, Eagle's Landing 34
Lovejoy 51, Newton 6
Lovett 24, Wesleyan 21
Lowndes 42, Tift County 7
Luella 21, Morrow 6
Macon County 47, Jasper County 6
Mary Persons 22, Baldwin 16
Miller County 33, Stewart Co. 6
MLK Jr. 49, Stephenson 28
Model 22, Coosa 7
Monroe 28, Crisp County 0
Morgan County 50, Franklin County 21
Mountain View 48, Meadow Creek 7
Newnan 21, Douglas County 13
Norcross 36, Peachtree Ridge 3
North Clayton 12, Spalding 0
North Cobb 45, Pebblebrook 0
North Gwinnett 38, Collins Hill 24
North Hall 48, West Hall 10
North Oconee 57, East Jackson 0
Northeast-Macon 34, Crawford County 0
Northgate 27, Starr's Mill 10
Northside-Warner Robins 35, Greenbrier 0
Ola 35, Forest Park 0
Peach County 24, Pike County 14
Pickens 49, Johnson-Gainsville 21
Pope 13, Riverwood 10
Rabun County 38, Union County 10
Richmond Academy 48, Butler 34
Ridgeland 42, LaFayette 0
Ringgold 40, Coahulla Creek 0
River Ridge 24, Gilmer 21
Rockmart 54, Douglass 6
Roswell 34, Cherokee 6
Rutland 42, Howard 21
Sandy Creek 47, LaGrange 13
Savannah Christian Prep 42, Jenkins County 12
Screven County 15, East Laurens 14
Seminole County 39, Randolph-Clay 12
Sequoyah 58, Northview 48
Shiloh 8, Dacula 3
South Gwinnett 42, Archer 14
Southeast Whitfield 31, Northwest Whitfield 7
Southland 37, Tiftarea 19
Southwest Macon 34, Henry County 6
Stephens County 27, Lanier 18
Stratford 16, Tattnall Square 14
Taylor County 20, Putnam County 14
Telfair County 30, Lanier County 13
Terrell Academy 30, Sherwood Christian 14
Thomson 28, Washington County 14
Toombs County 14, Benedictine Military 12
Towns County 35, St. Francis 33
Treutlen 26, Wheeler County 7
Tri-Cities 21, Westlake 14
Trinity Christian-Dublin 44, Bethesda Day 28
Tucker 28, Miller Grove 13
Valdosta 38, Colquitt County 36
Vidalia 14, Bacon County 10
Walker 21, Whitefield Academy 14
Warner Robins 35, Grovetown 14
West Laurens 21, Veterans 17
Westfield 38, Bulloch 14
Westover 41, Dougherty 32
Westside-Macon 33, Perry 28
White County 47, Dawson County 42
Wilcox County 40, Swainsboro 24
Wilkinson County 42, First Presbyterian Day 21
Winder-Barrow 31, Cedar Shoals 21