Walton Wins a Thrilling Late, Late Show
The Raiders topped McEachern in the final seconds, Lassiter hung on against Hillgrove and Pope fell hard to Marietta Friday.
Tyren Jones enjoyed another game for the Walton Raiders Friday.
But it was the foot of Anthony Price that was golden for the Raiders in the final seconds of Friday's matchup with McEachern.
His 43-yard field goal with 25 seconds lifted Walton, ranked No. 3 in Class AAAAAA, to a 37-35 win in the finale of an East Cobb-West Cobb doubleheader at McEachern.
Due to the high-scoring, rollicking nature of both games, the Walton celebrations didn't commence until after 1 a.m. Saturday.
Jones rushed for 332 yards and scored four touchdowns for Walton (2-0), which came from behind several times during the game.
The Indians (0-2) went ahead for the final time at 35-34 on a touchdown run and a two-point conversion with 2:15 to play.
The linescore and more from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In the first half of the doubleheader, Lassiter raced out to a 37-0 lead, then had to hold on for dear life as Hillgrove came back strong in the fourth quarter.
The 4th-ranked Trojans won their season opener 37-29, and Northeast Cobb Patch has more details.
The Pope Greyhounds fell behind quickly against Marietta Friday night and never recovered in their season opener, as the Blue Devils prevailed 27-7.
LSU-bound quarterback Anthony Jennings completed 19 of 23 pass attempts for 230 yards and two touchdowns for Marietta, which improved to 1-1.
"We got outathleted," Pope coach Matt Kemper told The Marietta Daily Journal.