Top performances from Week 1 of the playoffs

by: GHSF Daily Updated:

Peachtree Ridge RB Jordan Ellis (1) scores the go ahead and winning touchdown against defending Mill Creek players Andrew Sciara, left, and Zac Turner, right.

ATLANTA - Top five

*Lovejoy WR Preston Williams caught seven passes for 275 yards and four touchdowns, intercepted a pass, made a touchdown-saving tackle and returned a kickoff 37 yards to set up the winning touchdown, which he scored on a 47-yard reception on the game’s final play, in a 27-23 victory over Marietta.

*Mundy’s Mill RB Rodney Smith rushed for 348 yards and four touchdowns in a 33-13 victory over Houston County.

*Peachtree Ridge RB Jordan Ellis rushed for 263 yards and six touchdowns – 250 yards and five touchdowns in the first half – on 23 carries in a 59-20 victory over Lassiter.

*Ringgold QB Slade Dale rushed for 164 yards and passed for 220 and had a hand in seven touchdowns – four rushing, three passing – in a 55-54 victory over North Hall. It was Ringgold’s first playoff victory.

*Wayne County WR Krenwick Sanders had six receptions – all for touchdowns — and 279 yards in a 49-34 victory over Monroe.

Best of the rest

*Banneker WR Quandarius Lee had 297 all-purpose yards on 15 touches and scored four touchdowns, three receiving and one rushing, in a 68-39 loss to Monroe Area. He completed a 36-yard pass.

*Blessed Trinity RB Chad Manthey rushed for 228 yards on 27 carries in a 41-14 victory over Jackson County.

*Brookwood RB Jesse Brown rushed for 239 yards and four touchdowns, thee of more than 50 yards, in a 35-16 victory over Lambert.

*Carrollton DL Brandon Walton had two sacks for 14 yards in losses and returned an interception 31 yards in a 52-10 victory over Northwest Whitfield.

*Cedar Grove LB Bryson Allen-Williams made 23 tackles in a 22-14, four-overtime victory over Elbert County.

*Creekside RB Bricen Terry rushed for 187 yards and 22 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-14 victory over Lakeside of Evans.

*Heard County RB Duranta Dunson rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries and had 13 tackles in a 27-14 victory over Pepperell. Dunson has rushed for 1,730 yards on the season, 4,588 in his career.

*Hughes DE D’Andre Walker had 14 tackles, four for losses, two sacks and a forced fumble in a 34-20 victory over Valdosta. Teammate Keion Davis rushed for 202 yards and intercepted a pass.

*Lamar County RB/DB Lawrence Austin rushed for 183 yards and four touchdowns on eight carries in a 58-15 victory over Metter. Austin also intercepted a pass and made four tackles.

*Lee County DB Nui Misajon had 2.5 sacks, two other tackles for losses, two pressures and a forced fumble in a 28-6 victory over Effingham County.

*Mays RB Randrecous Davis, making his first start in the backfield, rushed for 156 yards on 23 carries in a 14-10 victory over Clarke Central.

*North Hall RB Zac Little rushed for 267 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries in a 55-54 loss to Ringgold.

*Richmond Hill QB Nick Fitzgerald rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns and was 3-of-3 passing in a 13-7 victory over Thomas County Central.

*St. Pius RB/LB Dalton Wilson rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries and had two sacks on defense for 18 yards in losses in a 31-21 victory over Hart County.

*Thomasville RB Mario Cherry rushed for 252 yards and three touchdowns – two of more than 60 yards – on 16 carries in a 45-20 victory over Westside of Augusta.

*Ware County DB Zay Ealey had nine tackles and returned an interception 72 yards for a touchdown in a 49-7 victory over Bainbridge.

*Westover RB Shannon Saunders rushed for 213 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in a 27-7 victory over Liberty County. DL Brenton Wimbley had six tackles and a sack, his 20th of the season, and Westover held Liberty to 126 yards in total offense.

*White County RB Dalton Whitfield rushed for 237 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in a 52-28 victory over Adairsville.

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