Tucker 18, Southwest DeKalb 7: Yusef Minor caught a 24-yard touchdown pass on fourth down from wide receiver Dominic Sanders in the first half, then quarterback Juwaan Williams passed 12 yards to Josh Dawson in the fourth quarter for the Tigers. Williams accounted for 89 yards for the Tigers in the second half, after passing and rushing for less than 10 yards in the first half. Jacob Sealand recovered a fumble for Tucker that led to a field goal. Southwest’s lone score came on a 25-yard touchdown run by Torian Davis.
Clarkston 7, Therrell 6: The Angoras won a season opener for the first time since 2003. Cepeda Glover intercepted two passes in the final two minutes, returning the first 30 yards for a touchdown. Glover also intercepted a pass on Therrell’s next offensive play to seal the win. Earlier in the fourth quarter, the Angoras’ defense stopped Therrell at the Clarkston 2-yard-line.
Lithonia 42, Redan 41 (OT): Denzel Veale rushed for 283 yards and five touchdowns as the Bulldogs amassed 509 yards rushing. Veale scored the winning touchdown in overtime on a 2-yard run. Robert Justice kicked the extra point. Also, Bulldogs’ quarterback Elijah Thomas ran for 136 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. Redan had 427 yards total offense. For the Raiders, quarterback M.J. Johnson passed for 271 yards and three touchdowns. Receiver Kevin Isom had 145 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Defensively, Bret Love had eight tackles, and David Johnson had five tackles, blocked a punt and recovered two fumbles.
Stephenson 14, Parkview 3: Mike Davis scored on a 71-yard run and Demarcus Sweat scored on a 75-yard punt return for the Jaguars. Davis finished with 151 yards rushing.
Stone Mountain 38, Westside Macon 20: The Pirates are 2-0 for the first time since 2002. Markuss Eligwe passed for a touchdown and ran for another, and running back Willie Parker had 103 yards rushing and a touchdown on 13 carries for the Pirates. Cordero Cook also threw a touchdown pass.
Miller Grove 33, Lakeside 0: The Wolverines held Lakeside to 70 yards total offense and had two defensive touchdowns. Dustin Turner intercepted a pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown and Jacob Mitchell recovered a fumble and returned it 40 yards for a score. J’Terius Brown also played well defensively, Wolverines coach Damien Wimes said.
Cedar Grove 40, Veterans 19: Quarterback Jonathan McCrary completed 10-of-12 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns in one half of play. Xavier Cooper had three catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns and Deion Sellers caught two passes for 103 yards and a score. Marlon Coley rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Defensively, Arthur Wainwright had three sacks and two tackles for loss, and Tarvis Hall had seven tackles and an interception.
St. Pius 28, Westminster 21: Logan Roseborough scored on a 1-yard run with 56 seconds remaining for the winning touchdown. Geno Smith had 135 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 11 carries.
Chamblee 17, Carver-Atlanta 14: The Bulldogs rushed for 250 yards, with Dezmin Reed gaining 125 yards. Khari Rozier recovered a fumble and returned it 15 yards for a score as the Bulldogs led 7-0 at halftime. Chris Jest also ran for a touchdown. Also, Jordan Ellis and Theo Jones played well both ways, said Chamblee coach James Soza.
Marist 44, Douglass 6: The War Eagles ran for 232 yards and six touchdowns. Myles Willis led the way with three touchdowns and 57 yards rushing. Eleven players ran for positive yards. Defensively, the War Eagles held Douglass to minus-37 yards rushing and 86 yards total offense.
Decatur 57, North Springs 6: Perez Cowan returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdowns and Khalil Haynes returned a fumble 55 yards for a score. The Bulldogs scored all their points in the first half.
Bob Blastow Invitational, Douglas County
Meghan Wetterhall led four Lakeside runners in the top 30 as the Vikings won the girls team title. Wetterhall placed fifth in 18:56.23 and Hayley Keadey was 18th in 19:44.02. Jennifer Cora and Grace Clark also were in the top 30. Other county runners in the top 30 were Tessa Schwarz of St. Pius (11th) and Maddy Wetterhall of Chamblee (26th). Lakeside placed eighth in the boys’ race, led by Brent Reynolds in 14th place.
Mercy Invitational, Fairburn
Marist won both the boys and girls team titles. Both teams placed five runners in the top 15. For the boys, Michael Thurston was second overall with a time of 16:34.89; Daniel Navarro was fifth (17:02.89); Ty Nelson, ninth (17:16.16); Matthew McMurray, 12th (17:37.73) and Jack Leahey, 13th, (17:38.90). In the girls race, Morgan Ilse was third (20:10. 33), followed by Erin Connolly, eighth (21:17.04); Myriam Shehata, ninth, (21:28.49); Alison Fialkowski, 13th, and Chloe Kiernicki, 14th. Also, Anna Figueroa of Paideia was 10th overall.
Walton/Peachtree Ridge Stage Races, Duluth
The St. Pius boys placed fourth overall. Calvin Tirrell was the Stage 4 winner in a time of 9:57.70 and Austin Sprague placed second in Stage 5 in 10:01.93.
Lakeside: The Vikings beat Redan 19-2 on Aug. 23 and lost to Marist 14-13 in nine innings Aug. 25. Megan Brickhouse and Marie Collop each had two hits and scored three runs in the win over Redan. The Vikings took advantage of 11 Redan walks. Against Marist, Lakeside trailed 7-0 but led 12-8 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Marist tied the game 12-12, then won with two runs in the bottom of the ninth. Collop had four hits, including a home run, and five RBIs against Marist. Susanne Boden had four hits and three RBIs.