by: GHSF Daily Updated:
ATLANTA - One of the top-rated Georgia prospects in the Class of 2015 is Macon County’s Roquan Smith. Dooly County discovered why on Friday when Smith made six tackles in Dooly’s backfield as Macon County beat Class A’s No. 4 team 34-18.
Smith played middle linebacker, wide receiver and special teams.
“Roquan doesn’t like to come off the field,” Macon County coach Larry Harold said. “It’s still August in smoldering temperatures, and he gets mad if I make him rest after playing hard on the previous defensive series. The most amazing thing is he never takes a play off on any of his many duties.”
Smith is rated the No. 5 inside linebacker prospect nationally among juniors by 247Sports.
“In my 12 years of coaching, I’ve coached great players on the offensive or defensive side of the ball who have made it to the NFL, but Roquan Smith is the best pure athlete I’ve ever coached who can play on either side of the ball,” Harold said. “Scary thing is he’s going to get better as the season progresses, and he’s still only a junior.”
Here is a look at some of the top individual performances from last week:
*Cedartown RB Nick Chubb rushed for 330 yards on 24 carries and scored on TD runs of 18, 53, 77, 16 and 9 yards in a 40-14 victory over Rockmart. Chubb did not play in the fourth quarter.
*Glascock County QB/SS Tre Little was 5-for-8 passing for 67 yards and three touchdowns on offense and made 12 tackles, 2.5 for losses, on defense in a 28-6 victory over Warren County. Glascock had been 0-17 all-time against Warren.
*Hillgrove RB Richardre Bagley rushed for 154 yards on 22 carries and caught six passes for 106 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 47-35 victory over Walton.
*Macon County LB/WR Roquan Smith had six tackles for losses, 13 tackles overall, in a 34-18 victory over Dooly County. Smith also had six receptions for 46 yards and two touchdowns and had one rushing attempt for 30 yards.
*Monroe Area QB Stanton Truitt rushed for 260 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries and threw for 86 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-21 victory over Loganville.
Best of the rest
*Cedar Grove RB Deion Sellers rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in a 20-12 victory over Columbia.
*Charlton County WR Curt Dixon had eight receptions for a school-record-tying 208 yards (D.J. Donley 2005 vs. Fitzgerald) and three touchdowns, one for 91 yards, in a 34-6 victory over Brantley County. QB Trae Harrington threw for 360 yards and five touchdowns.
*Eagle’s Landing Christian QB Dalton Etheridge rushed for 203 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 27-7 victory over Briarwood Christian (Ala.).
*Gainesville WR Jay Gaudlock had 10 receptions for 177 yards in a 58-28 victory over West Forsyth.
*George Walton Academy RB Stanley Williams rushed for 232 yards and two touchdowns in a 36-10 victory over First Presbyterian.
*Gilmer RB/DB Johnie Flakes had 11 tackles, made a sack, forced and recovered a fumble, rushed for 65 yards on seven carries and returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown in a 22-0 victory over Fannin County.
*Gordon Lee RB/DB Zack Cobb rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries and made six tackles in a 33-7 victory over Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe.
*Hart County LB Mason Buchanan had 17 tackles and a sack and forced a fumble and helped bail out an offense that committed seven turnovers in a 39-14 victory over Cedar Shoals.
*Hillgrove QB Elijah Ironside was 19-of-27 passing for 375 yards and five touchdowns in a 47-35 victory over Walton.
*Hughes RB Keion Davis rushed for 233 yards on 18 carries and scored both of his team’s touchdowns in a 16-14 loss to Creekside.
*Jefferson QB Evan Shirreffs was 23-of-33 passing for 292 yards and four touchdowns and scored on a 46-yard run in a 40-0 victory over Commerce.
*Jackson of Atlanta LB Robert Walters had 10 tackles, four for losses, two sacks and a forced fumble – which he returned for a touchdown – in a 40-6 victory over Therrell.
*Jefferson County RB Carabius Quarterman rushed for 229 yards on 17 carries and returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown in a 28-14 victory over Baldwin.
*Liberty County freshman DB Richard LeCounte had 13 tackles, forced two fumbles, intercepted a pass and had 152 all-purpose yards in a 35-17 victory over Bradwell Institute.
*M.L. King CB Wesley Green intercepted two passes and returned a punt 48 yards for a touchdown in a 41-15 victory over Blanche Ely (Fla.).
*Marion County RB Johnny Royal rushed for 202 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 35-0 victory over Terrell County.
*Milton RB Treyvon Paulk rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries in a 31-24 overtime victory over Alpharetta.
*Mount Paran Christian RB Emoni Williams had four atches for 140 yards and three touchdowns and threw a 37-yard pass in a 36-7 victory over Our Lady of Mercy.
*Pickens QB Tanner Brumby rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 118 yards and two touchdowns in a 47-0 victory over Sonoraville.
*Prince Avenue Christian RB Zantravious Shields rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns on five carries and caught a 50-yard TD pass in a 44-20 victory over Hapeville Charter.
*Shaw LB Jacorey Butler had 8.5 tackles, 2.5 for losses, and forced two fumbles in a 20-2 victory over Northside of Columbus.
*Shiloh RB Charles Shavers rushed for 247 yards and five touchdowns, both school records, in a 48-7 victory over Meadowcreek.
*South Paulding QB Chandler Burks passed for 225 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 144 and two touchdowns in a 42-35 victory over Rome.
*Stockbridge RB Malik Bryan scored four touchdowns and rushed for 155 yards on 30 carries in a 32-7 victory over Tri-Cities.
*Toombs County RB Jamar Smith rushed for 231 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries in a 31-6 victory over Montgomery County.
*Upson-Lee RB Sontrell Perry rushed for 201 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns, one on a 94-yard kickoff return, in a 28-21 victory over Pike County.
*Washington County RB Danyale Wicker rushed for 143 yards on 11 carries and scored three touchdowns, one on a 92-yard kickoff return, in a 56-7 victory over Grovetown.
*Washington-Wilkes WR Jalen Turner caught four TD passes among his five catches for 83 yards in a 58-0 victory over Calhoun Falls (S.C.).
*Westside of Macon QB/WR Daquavius Walker caught three TD passes (5 catches, 174 yards) and passed for two touchdowns (5-of-8, 104 yards) in a 50-13 victory over Central of Macon.
*Wilcox County WR Quan Tisdol had four receptions, all for touchdowns, for 146 yards and returned a kickoff 49 yards in a 41-32 victory over Wilkinson County.
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