Walton Stunned; Pope, Wheeler Win
The Raiders were upset by North Cobb, but otherwise it was a good night for East Cobb high school football teams.
Tyren Jones, meet Xavier Borishade.
For the first time in a long time, Jones, Walton's all-state running back, had to share the offensive spotlight with an opponent.
Borishade scored four touchdowns on Friday as North Cobb ran all over the Raiders in a 49-17 victory.
For the Raiders (2-1), ranked No. 3 in Class AAAAAA, Friday's game was another distressing one for the defense, which is giving up an average of 36.6 points a game.
Borishade had two of his touchdowns in the first six minutes of the game, as North Cobb (2-0), as he caught eight passes for 173 yards.
Walton trailed 21-17 but did not score in the second half. Jones ran for 172 yards and a touchdown, but the Raiders needed more than that to catch up with the Warriors.
"We didn't play very well and frankly, their kicked our butt," Walton coach Rocky Hidalgo told The Marietta Daily Journal.
Pope 20, Etowah 17, OT
Stephen Skruck scored on a quarterback sneak on fourth-and-goal as Pope won its first game of the season at Homecoming, and showed vast improvement over the first two games of the season.
Skruck won the starting job to replace the versatile Holland Frost, but struggled as the Greyhounds (1-2) lost in lopsided fashion coming in.
A number of defensive changes made the biggest difference for Pope, which moved running back Brooks Climmons to linebacker. The Greyhounds had given up more than 30 points in each of their first two games.
"They really did step up," Pope coach Matt Kemper told the MDJ.
Wheeler 17, Langston Hughes 12
Elijah Staley threw two touchdown passes as the Wildcats (3-0) hung on for their first road victory of the season.
It's also the first time Wheeler has started 3-0 since 1997.
Lassiter 42, Kell 13
Willie Police caught four touchdown passes from Eddie Printz as the Trojans (3-0) throttled their Northeast Cobb rivals and are certain to move up in the state rankings.
Lassiter had been ranked No. 4 in Class AAAAAA, but both Walton and top-ranked Grayon lost on Friday.
Printz was 13 of 16 passing for 305 yards for Lassiter.