Top performances from Week 5: North Oconee's Bryant closes on Chubb in rushing race

by: GHSF Daily Updated:

Here are some more photos from the Arabia Mountain football team.

Don’t concede the state’s rushing title to Nick Chubb just yet.

North Oconee junior Kawon Bryant is gaining ground after a school-record 368 yards last week against Athens Christian. That doubled his rushing output for the season, putting him a 736. That’s 245.3 yards per game.

Chubb, the senior from Cedartown, has 989 overall, but in four games for an average of 247.3.

Both made GHSF Daily’s Top Performances this week.

Top five

*Cherokee junior QB Spencer Ashley was 23-of-32 passing for 455 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-41 loss to Lassiter. WR Blace Brown had 12 catches for 175 yards and a touchdown.

*B.E.S.T. Academy RB Deshawn Waller rushed for 292 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries and intercepted a pass in a 62-7 victory over McNair.

*Clarkston PK Santino Jerke made a 55-yard field goal in a 42-10 loss to Decatur. Jerke made a 52-yarder last season.

*Locust Grove FS Emilio Conde scored two touchdowns, intercepted two passes and had eight solo tackles in a 27-21 overtime victory against Spalding. Conde had his spleen removed three months ago after being injured in a seven-on-seven event.

*North Oconee RB Kawon Bryant rushed for 368 yards and five touchdowns on 28 carries in a 56-0 victory over Athens Christian.

Best of the rest

*Arabia Mountain LB Kayton Samuels had two sacks, three other tackles for losses and forced three fumbles in a 26-20 overtime victory over Miller Grove.

*Baldwin QB Tajhea Chambers passed for 241 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 83 yards in a 41-7 victory over Howard.

*B.E.S.T. Academy RB/LB Rontavious Belcher rushed for 94 yards and had two sacks on defense in a 62-7 victory over McNair.

*Calhoun DE Austin Byrd had four sacks for 25 yards in losses in a 38-0 victory over Dade County.

*Cartersville QB Brooks Barden was 14-of-16 passing for 312 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for two scores in a 55-15 victory over North Murray.

*Cedartown RB Nick Chubb rushed for 257 yards and three touchdowns on 37 carries in a 36-14 victory over Ridgeland.

*Christian Heritage QB Trevor Brown threw five touchdowns passes in a 41-0 victory over Fellowship Christian. He was 15-of-24 passing for 310 yards.

*Eagle’s Landing QB Bradley Dewberry was 14-of-23 passing for 206 yards and a touchdown in a 36-19 victory over Jonesboro. Dewberry also rushed for 54 yards, scored two touchdowns, made five tackles and intercepted a pass, returning it 40 yards.

*Etowah RB Brandon Engle rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown in a 31-14 victory over Wheeler.

*Gainesville QB Deshaun Watson passed for 372 yards in a 49-6 victory over Apalachee. WR Jay Gaudlock had nine catches for 149 yards.

*Liberty County freshman DB/ATH Richard LeCounte scored touchdowns on a 37-yard reception (his only play on offense), 53-yard interception return and 45-yard fumble return in a 49-0 victory over Cross Creek. He had 5.5 tackles.

*Johnson County QB Michael Taylor rushed for 209 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries and passed for 67 yards and a touchdown in a 26-6 victory against Savannah Country Day.

*Lovett DB/RB Grant Haley had a team-leading six tackles, forced a fumble, rushed for 87 yards on seven carries and scored two touchdowns in a 28-7 victory over St. Pius. RB Jay Harris rushed for 160 yards.

*Luella OLB Steve Osondu had nine total tackles, a school-record 4.5 for losses, broke up a pass and made a game-sealing interception in a 24-21 victory over Henry County. Osondu has 22.5 career tackles for losses, which breaks a school record held by Georgia State DL Tevin Jones.

*Macon County LB/WR Roquan Smith had 16 tackles, two for losses, and caught eight passes for 121 yards and scored a touchdown in a 17-14 loss to Peach County.

*McEachern QB Ty Clemons rushed for 135 yards on nine carries and was 9-of-12 passing for 212 yards and three touchdowns in a 43-30 victory over Marietta.

*Model LB Justin Nelson had 15 tackles, three for losses, and a fumble recovery in a 15-7 victory over Chattooga.

*Monroe Area RB Kwan Brooks rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries in a 49-0 victory over Lumpkin County.

*Mundy’s Mill RB Rodney Smith rushed for 157 yards on 22 carries in an 18-14 loss to Coffee.

*North Gwinnett QB Hayden Sphire threw six TD passes in a 63-0 victory over Meadowcreek. Sphire completed 12 of 15 passes for 201 yards in two quarters.

*Peachtree Ridge RB Jordan Ellis rushed for 143 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 31-30 victory over Mill Creek.

*Rabun County WR Alden Wight had 12 receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown in a 28-0 victory over Commerce.

*Shiloh RB Charles Shavers rushed for 222 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in a 21-14 victory over South Gwinnett.

*Sonoraville QB Cody Long rushed for 188 yards on 23 carries and scored five touchdowns in a 41-16 victory over Coahulla Creek.

*Stephenson DE Chauncey Rivers had six tackles for losses, including two sacks, in a 42-0 victory over Lakeside of Atlanta.

*Upson-Lee DB/KR Toby Fuentes returned the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown and intercepted two passes in a 34-13 victory over Central of Macon.

*Villa Rica LB Jarred Weaver had 24 tackles, five for losses, in a 20-17 overtime victory over Paulding County.

*Warner Robins RB Jaquan Burns rushed for 193 yards in a 34-14 victory over Douglas County.

*Washington-Wilkes sophomore RB Jaquavious “Quay” Blackburn, rushed for 230 yards on 12 carries, scored on runs of 74 and 75 yards and intercepted a pass in a 50-14 victory over Riverside Military.

*Woodward Academy FS Arrington Farrar had 19 tackles and an interception in a 30-15 victory over Westminster. QB Terry Googer rushed for 190 yards and passed for 94.

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