September 26, 2022 4:48 am

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HS Football: How the Top-10 Class 7A Teams Fared in Week 2

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Week 2 of Georgia High School football has concluded. This week, the top-10 remains largely unchanged, with only one team dropping out of the rankings and one team newly ranked. Here’s how these teams fared in their week 2 matchup. Previous weeks ranking is included in parentheses.

1. (1) Buford (2-0)

Last week: Beat Mallard Creek, N.C., 56-7. Buford led 42-0 at halftime against one of North Carolina’s better-known programs. Quarterbacks Dylan Wittke and Tristan Gabriels together were 13-of-16 passing for 231 yards and three touchdowns. Justice Haynes had 73 yards rushing, 75 receiving. Next: Friday vs. North Cobb (1-0)

2. (2) Grayson (2-0)

Last week: Beat Eagle’s Landing 44-10. Amari Alston rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on six carries. Quarterbacks Rayne Fry and Jeff Davis were 14-of-19 passing for 171 yards and four touchdowns, two to Caden High. Grayson led 37-0 at halftime. Next: Saturday vs. Fort Dorchester, S.C. (1-0)

3. (3) Colquitt County (2-0)

Last week: Beat Stockbridge 29-0. Neko Fann was 11-of-15 passing for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Qway McCoy returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown. The game was called at halftime because of lighting. Next: Friday vs. Tift County (0-2)

4. (4) North Cobb (1-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Buford (2-0)

5. (5) Mill Creek (2-0)

Last week: Beat Norcross 49-17. Mill Creek trailed 17-14 in the first quarter but scored the final 35 points. The first two touchdowns came within a minute of each other as Hayden Clark passed 32 yards to Cam Robinson, and Caleb Downs returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown. Clark was 21-of-36 passing for 261 yards. Next: Friday at Archer (0-2)

6. (6) Collins Hill (1-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Brookwood (1-1)

7. (8) Walton (1-1)

Last week: Beat Brookwood 34-20. Walton trailed 14-7 in the second quarter, then scored three touchdowns in four minutes aided by the recoveries of a fumble and a poached kickoff. Jeremy Hecklinski was 14-of-23 passing for 216 yards and three touchdowns, two to Cameran Loyd. Makari Bodiford rushed for 88 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. Next: Sept. 9 vs. Pope (0-1)

8. (9) Carrollton (2-0)

Last week: Beat South Paulding 28-21. Ju Ju Lewis threw a 26-yard TD pass to Bryce Hicks with 6:31 left to break a 21-21 tie. Michal Braden intercepted a South Paulding pass four plays later, and Carrollton ran out the final 4:41. Lewis, a freshman, was 17-of-29 passing for 220 yards and four touchdowns. Hicks had 63 yards rushing and 78 receiving with two touchdowns. Brodie Bradburn and Jabri Elder also had interceptions. Next: Friday vs. Rome (2-0)

9. (10) Westlake (1-1)

Last week: Beat Crisp County 47-7. R.J. Johnson was 15-of-20 passing for 253 yards and three touchdowns. His top targets were Jabari Jones (6-142-1) and Ahmad Butler (3-81-1). Jai’Den Thomas had 100 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns. Aveion Terrell had four punt returns for 184 yards, one a 65-yard touchdown. John Betts had four sacks. Crisp was held without a first down. Next: Friday vs. Cedar Grove (1-0)

10. (NR) North Gwinnett (2-0)

Last week: Beat Archer 21-19. North Gwinnett took a 21-10 lead into the fourth quarter and held on. Archer’s 49-yard field goal attempt in the final seconds was wide right. Ryan Hall passed for 205 yards. Next: Friday vs. Winter Park, Fla. (1-0)

Out: No. 7 Brookwood (1-1)

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