Cambridge High Nick Owens

Cambridge's Nick Owens catches a punt return during Friday's game against Creekview High School. (Photo: Emily Selby)

Cambridge’s home contest against Johns Creek in Region 7AAAAA action highlights the prep football action for local programs on Oct. 12.

Game: Johns Creek Gladiators at Cambridge Bears 
Date:Oct. 12
Last meeting:Cambridge 27, Johns Creek 7 (Sept. 29, 2017)
All-time series:Cambridge leads 2-0

The Bears won at Northview 40-21 for its second-consecutive region victory on Oct. 5. Cambridge jumped out to a 7-0 lead on an eight-yard touchdown run by Phillip-Michael Collins in the first quarter. Josh Bodunrin’s 46-yard interception return and another TD run by Collins in the second quarter gave the Bears a 20-7 halftime lead. The Bears continued the offensive pressure with a 15-yard touchdown run and a 20-yard TD romp by Ridge Polk along with Collins’ third touchdown run in the second half secured the win. Johns Creek stayed undefeated in the region with a 52-13 home win over Pope on Oct. 5.

Staying in the same region, Alpharetta hosts Chattahoochee on Friday. The Raiders improved to 3-1 in region play with a 17-15 road win at North Atlanta on Oct. 5. Chattahoochee dropped its region contest the same day at home to Centennial 49-22. Damon Stewart had 218 total yards and three touchdowns while teammate Max Webb rushed for 153 yards in the loss for the Cougars. Alpharetta leads the lifetime series over Chattahoochee 6-2 and won last year’s contest 41-14.

Centennial returns to action on Friday with its region home contest against Dunwoody. In the win over Chattahoochee on Oct. 5, Max Brosmer threw for a team-high 287 yards and four touchdowns for the Knights. All four TD passes went to Richard Shaw who finished the night with 150 receiving yards. Cal Dickie rushed for a game-high 315 yards and three touchdowns for Centennial as well. The Knights lead the lifetime series over Dunwoody 3-1 including last year’s 45-7 victory.

Milton won its Region 5AAAAAAA opener 41-0 at home over West Forsyth on Oct.5. The Eagles outgained the Wolverines 342-153 led by Jordan Yates’ 237 total yards and four touchdowns, two rushing and two passing. Both TD throws were to Dylan Leonard who had a game-high 91 receiving yards. Other touchdowns for Milton were on 45-yard fumble return by Jordan Davis, who also had a team-high seven tackles, and a recovered block punt in the end zone by Nasier Currie-Sudler.

“We had a great week of preparation and all three phases in offense, defense and special teams executed,” Milton head coach Adam Clack said. “Our defensive game plan was very comprehensive and challenged our guys to communicate and adjust to the multiplicity of West Forsyth’s offense and the players executed. We were able to be aggressive on special teams and blocked a punt early for a touchdown to give us some early momentum. Offensively, we were patient and stayed ahead of the chains, limited our mistakes and took advantage of some explosive plays when we decided to take our shots. Very proud of the effort by the whole team.”

Milton visits South Forsyth on Friday. The Eagles have dropped its previous two games in the series including last year’s 21-13 defeat.

King’s Ridge hosts Fellowship Christian in a Region 6A contest. The Tigers won their first game of the season in their 32-18 road triumph at Walker on Oct. 5. King’s Ridge jumped out to a 13-0 lead through the efforts of quarterback Braxton Chadwick and B-backs Julian Joseph and Chris Williams. The defense held the lead in the second half featuring defensive linemen Jack Harrell and William Kurtz along with linebacker Kaleb Harris. “We were able to run the ball well most of the night and step up defensively,” King’s Ridge head coach Jeff Pickren said.

Fellowship Christian stayed undefeated on the season with a 31-14 home win over St. Francis on Oct. 5. Lawson Haigler rushed for a team-high 174 yards and two touchdowns and teammate Murphy Reeves had 139 yards on the ground and a touchdown for the Paladins. Cameron Gill had a rushing touchdown and Brooks Bryant threw a touchdown pass to Jordan Brewer who had 111 receiving yards.

Fellowship leads the lifetime series over King’s Ridge 5-3 and won last year’s game 35-7.

St. Francis visits Pinecrest Academy on Friday in a region contest. The Knights won last year’s game 28-23 to snap a three-game losing streak to the Paladins.

Roswell hosts Lassiter in a Region 4AAAAAAA contest on Friday. The Hornets won their region opener at home over Cherokee 48-21 on Oct. 5. After trailing 21-6 at halftime, Roswell outscored the Warriors 42-0 in the second half to secure the victory. Kamonty Jett rushed for a team-high 137 yards and two touchdowns for Roswell in the win. Ethan Roberts threw two TD passes, one each to Tripp Cooper and John Copenhaver, for the Hornets. Defensively, John Diroberto had a team-high eight tackles and an interception for Roswell while teammates Joshua Reid and Tyron Hopper also picked off a pass. The Hornets lead the lifetime series over Cherokee 17-2 and won last year’s game 48-21.

Blessed Trinity visits Flowery Branch in a Region 7AAAA contest of two undefeated teams. It will be the first meeting of the two programs. The Titans extended their winning streak to 12 games with a 47-6 road win at Denmark on Oct. 5. Steele Chambers rushed for a game-high 152 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Carson Harof also had two rushing TDs and Ryan Kolesar had a touchdown on the ground. Harof also caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Jake Smith. Defensively, Chambers had a team-high eight tackles. Blessed Trinity

Denmark returns to region action on Friday at Marist in the first meeting of the two programs.

Wesleyan earned its third win of the season on a 34-19 home victory against Mount Vernon Presbyterian on Oct. 5. The Wolves are off this week.

Mount Pisgah Christian dropped its contest to Pinecrest Academy 21-10 the same day. The Patriots are off this week.


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