In the statewide-televised "East Cobb Super Bowl" at Raider Valley, the Trojans trailed 14-7 at halftime, then called on their defense to lead a 28-21 victory in a key Region 5-AAAAAA game.
Lassiter scored 21 unanswered points in the second half, as quarterback Will Anderson threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns.
Quincy Perdue caught two of those TD passes in Lassiter's second-half blitz, but it was an 80-yard scoring play by Oris Lawhorn on a screen play that gave Lassiter full momentum.
Trojans shut down Walton's sophomore running back K.K. Brooks, who was limited to only 77 yards. Leading 28-14, Lassiter intercepted a Walton pass in the fourth quarter with the Raiders driving.
Walton's 21 points were the fewest given up by Lassiter all season, and Trojans coach Jep Irwin told The Marietta Daily Journal that "we pulled out a gritty, tough win, and that’s something that we haven’t done all season."
Lassiter (3-3, 2-1) moves into a three-way tie for second in the region, along with Walton (3-3, 2-1) and Milton.
Lassiter and Walton are off next week.
Kell 30, Riverwood 14The Longhorns, ranked No. 3 in Class 5A, didn't have much trouble in their opener in Region 7B-AAAAA. Jay Moxey ran for 180 yards and a touchdown as Kell moved to 6-0 and 1-0, and scored at least 30 points or more for the fifth consecutive game.
Kell is at Osborne next week.
Pope 49, Osborne 20Playing in the same subregion as Kell, the Greyhounds badly needed a win at home, and exploded offensively in the second half.
Mason Shiflett ran for three touchdowns and scored another on a reception for Pope, which is 2-4 and 1-0 and had its season-best defensive allowance of 20 points.
The Greyhounds are off next week.
Roswell 21, Wheeler 19Playing without dismissed quarterback Elijah Staley, the Wildcats nearly came back from a big deficit at home.
Wheeler trailed 21-9 at halftime, then closed to within two points in the fourth quarter before missing a two-point conversion that would have tied the game.
The loss was the fourth in a row for the Wildcats, who fell to 2-4 overall and are last in Region 5-AAAAAA with an 0-3 record.
Wheeler is off next week.
Mount Pisgah Christian 47, Walker 0A 95-yard kickoff return to open the game set the tone in Walker's first Region 6B-A game in a road game Friday.
The Wolverines, who won the region a year ago, are 3-2 and 1-1 and will play host to Fellowship Christian next week.
Mount Pisgah, located in Johns Creek, leads at 5-0 and 1-0.