DUBLIN, Ga. — Brendan Douglas rushed for 145 yards on 32 carries to lead Aquinas to a 33-13 victory over East Laurens on Friday night.
Douglas scored three touchdowns, on runs of 6, 3 and 9 yards.
Aquinas scored its other touchdowns on Grey Klosinski’s 28-yard pass to Daniel Lindsey and Ruben Garnett’s 13-yard run.
Aquinas 12 7 7 7 – 33
East Laurens 0 7 0 6 – 13
A–Daniel Lindsey 28 pass from Grey Klosinski (kick failed)
A–Brendan Douglas 6 run (pass failed)
A–Douglas 3 run (Justin Thompson kick)
A–Douglas 9 run (Thompson kick)
A–Ruben Garnett 13 run (Thompson kick)
RUSHING–Aquinas: Douglas 32-145, Garnett 11-33, Klosinski 4-11.
PASSING–Aquinas: Klosinski 5-9-0 98.
RECEIVING–Aquinas: Antonio Clark 2-37, Daniel Lindsey 1-28, Aaron Wallace 1-13, John Morris 1-20.
Records: Aquinas 1-0, East Laurens 0-1. Next: Aquinas at George Walton, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 7.
AUGUSTA CHRISTIAN 27, WILSON HALL 21
In Sumter, S.C., quarterback Tyler Roberson rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner with 53 seconds left in the game, to lead Augusta Christian to a win over Wilson Hall.
Roberson added 176 yards through the air, hitting 15 of 21 passes, to lead the Lions to the season-opening win.
Nick Fortenberry recorded 93 yards receiving.
Aug. Christian 7 0 7 13 – 27
Wilson Hall 7 0 14 0 – 21
WH–Parker McDuffie 9 run (Cody Hoover kick), 8:17
AC–Tyler Roberson 43 run (Keith Brace kick), 0:08
WH–Jay Goodson 3 run (Hoover kick), 10:22
AC–Roberson 66 run (Brace kick(), (9:19
WH–Goodson 5 run (Hoover kick), 4:22
AC–Ian McDaniel 35 pass from Roberson (Brace kick), 6:17
AC–Roberson 9 run (kick failed), 0:53
RUSHING–Augusta Christian: Thomas Banks 9-32, Roberson 16-163, Sean Sweeting 2-11. Wilson Hall: William Kinney 9-26, McDuffie 8-21, Goodson 15-74, Will TYoung 1-4, Andrew Kinney 2-23.
PASSING–Augusta Christian: Roberson 15-21, 176. Wilson Hall: W. Kinney 8-16, 71.
RECEIVING–Augusta Christian: Nick Fortenberry 10-93, McDaniel 3-52, Banks 1-20, Grant Newman 1-10. Wilson Hall: McDuffie 4-21, Andrew Clinkscales 2-26, Tyler Pannell 2-24.
Records: Augusta Christian 1-0, Wilson Hall 0-1. Next: Ben Lippen at Augusta Christian, 7:30 p.m., Friday.
EDMUND BURKE 37, BRIARWOOD 14
In Waynesboro, Ga., Hagen Wade scored four touchdowns as Edmund Burke eased past Briarwood.
Wade scored on runs of 20, 15 and 3 yards and caught a 21-yard TD pass from Lane Christian.
Taylor Coxwell had 59 yards on the ground for the Spartans, who 230 yards rushing.
Briarwood 0 8 0 6 – 14
Edmund Burke 8 15 14 0 – 37
EB–Hagen Wade 20 run (Dakota Garber run), 1:28
B–Fifth Newton 2 run (Jake Brooks run), 9:50
EB–Cal Lee 5 run (Wade run), 7:36
EB–Wade 21 pass from Lane Christian (Jon Jon Evans kick), 0:52
EB–Wade 15 run (Evans kick), 8:43
EB–Wade 3 run (Evans kick), 4:52
B–Taylor Coxwell 27 run (kick failed), 6:35
RUSHING–Briarwood: Coxwell 8-59-1, Newton 10-44-1, Bryce Fowell 11-39, Brooks 6-41, Dakota Reese 3-4.
PASSING–Briarwood: Coxwell 4-8-69.
RECEIVING–Briarwood: Brooks 2-39, Fowell 1-24, Steven Parris 1-6.
Records: Edmund Burke 1-0, Briarwood 0-1. Next: Thomas Jefferson at Briarwood, 7:30 p.m., Friday.
GREENWOOD 44, SOUTH AIKEN 0
In Greenwood, S.C., in his varsity debut, Octavious Morgan ran for 138 yards and two scores as Greenwood blanked South Aiken.
Morgan didn’t show it at the time, but he later admitted he was so nervous before the game, he was dropping snaps in warm-ups.
“I was just trying to help my team win,” Morgan said. “I was just running, man. Had good blocking, my line did that.”
South Aiken coach Jeremy West said before the game that he wanted his team to see top opponents, and the Thoroughbereds got an eye-full.
“We knew they were going to come out ready to play,” West said.
“They did a good job of physically whipping us on all three phases.”
South Aiken’s Adam Allen and Damion Brown combined to rush for 111 yards. Allen had 58 and Brown 53.
The only blemish for Greenwood was penalties, which included three consecutive holding calls.
It was also a banner day for the Eagle defense, which was replacing nine starters but held the Thoroughbreds scoreless.
“We’re proving it man,” linebacker Davon Durant said.
“Just show that we’re willing to work hard to get exactly where we’re at.”
WASHINGTON COUNTY 24, EAGLE’S LANDING 19
In McDonough, Ga., Washington County kept Eagle’s Landing Christian out of the end zone in the final minute to earn a nonregion win.
Eagle’s Landing Christian the top-ranked team in Georgia High School Association Class A, had a chance in the final minute to win the game.
It got as close as the 12-yard-line, coming up empty on a deep pass attempt to reliable receiver Davis Carrandi on third down.
Quarterback Dalton Etheridge rolled out and short-hopped a pass to Keyante Green in the end zone on fourth down with 25 seconds left.
“It was a pretty tense final few minutes,” Washington County coach Joel Ingram said.
“I’m so proud of our kids for finding a way to win,” Ingram said. “We have a long way to go, but we got over the hump, and maybe we’re heading in the right direction.”
Melvin Hill scored on a 36-yard touchdown with two minutes to play in the first half to give Washington County a 10-6 halftime lead.
MCCORMICK 42, FOX CREEK 27
In North Augusta, Allyn Williams rushed for 128 yards and Jay Weaver had 125 yards as McCormick stopped Fox Creek, dropping the Predators to 0-2.
WARDLAW ACADEMY 66, CHARLESTON COLLEGIATE 24
In Charleston, S.C., Melik Lee rushed for 300 yards and five touchdowns as Wardlaw Academy routed Charleston Collegiate.
RUSHING–Wardlaw: Melik Lee 12-300, Daylen Morris 5-29, Kerry Cockrell 7-17.
RECEIVING–Wardlaw: Earnest Woodward 1-55-1.
Records: Wardlaw 1-0, Charleston Collegiate 0-1. Next: Sept. 7 Clarendon Hall at Wardlaw, 7:30 p.m.