Jefferson County maintained its dominance over region opponents so far this season with a rout of Harlem at home Friday night.
The eighth-ranked Warriors piled on 42 first-half points while keeping the Bulldogs’ talented rushing game off the board. It marked their second shutout as a defense this year and third consecutive game allowing single digits or less.
Jefferson County has scored more than 40 points in five of its seven wins, including twice in the 60s. A big part of that is the passing game’s success led by C.J. Hales, who only had to attempt seven passes and throw for 93 yards against Harlem. Hales rushed five times for 92 yards.
Jefferson County and Screven County are undefeated atop Region 4-AA, while Glenn Hills and Harlem are tied for third at 2-2. The Spartans beat Laney 32-14 to match Harlem.
JEFFERSON COUNTY 49, HARLEM 0
JC–Markel Bonner 14 run (Evans Hodges kick good), 8:15
JC–Clin Tucker 26 run (Hodges kick good), 4:13
JC–Nikel Stone 3 run (Hodges kick good), 11:55
JC–Tucker 10 fumble return (Hodges kick good), 9:46
JC–Ty King 45 pass from C.J. Hales (Hodges kick good), 6:55
JC–Jaden Jenkins 7 run (Hodges kick good), 1:20
JC–Tray Thomas 18 interception return (Hodges kick good), 4:33
RUSHING–Jefferson County: C.J. Hales 5-92, Clin Tucker 1-26, Nikel Stone 4-47, Jaden Jenkins 5-46, Desmond Beale 3-30, Carlton Brown, 4-24, Markel Bonner 2-17, Shyheim Gilmore 1-8.
PASSING–Jefferson County: Hales, 4-7-93-1, Brown 4-7-30.
WASHINGTON-WILKES 40, GREENE COUNTY 27
Malik Hall torched Greene County for 200 yards as Washington-Wilkes picked up another big region win.
The Tigers totaled 337 yards on the ground while Donovan Anthony was an efficient 11 for 15 through the air. After beating rival Lincoln County in a thriller last week, Washington-Wilkes is now 2-0 in Region 7-A alongside Aquinas, which blew out Warren County 58-0 on homecoming night.
A date between Aquinas and Washington-Wilkes looms Oct. 20.
WW-Donovan Anthony 13 run (run failed)
WW-Malik Hall 3 run (run failed)
WW-Raekwon Binns 8 pass from Anthony (Anthony kick)
GC-Elder 29 run (kick failed)
GC-Kelley 1 run (Soto kick)
WW-Binns 10 pass from Anthony (kick failed)
WW-Hall 1 run (Hall run)
GC-Mitchell 24 pass from Kelley (Soto kick)
WW-Deondre Lester 22 pass from Anthony (Anthony kick)
GC-Jones 17 pass from Kelley (Soto kick)
RUSHING–Washington-Wilkes: Malik Hall 36-200, Dmytri Wiggs 13-84, Donovan Anthony 10-53. Greene County: Elder 8-44, Kelley 6-14, Williams 1-12, Adams 1-1.
PASSING–Washington-Wilkes: Anthony 11-15 140, Lester 0-2. Greene County: Kelley 11-22 188.
RECEIVING–Washington-Wilkes: Lester 4-85, Raekwon Binns 4-30, Jay Wylie 1-15, Brock Jackson 2-10. Greene County: Jones 3-52, Mitchell 3-48, Mallory 2-33, West 1-28, Elder 1-20, Adams 1-7.
NORTH AUGUSTA 47, AIRPORT 7
NA–Landon Washington 26 run (kick failed), 9:28
NA–DeJuan Bell 60 punt return (two-point good), 7:16
NA–Malik Williams 2 run (kick good), 0:11
NA–Bell 2 run (kick good), 2:41
A–76 reception (kick good), 2:28
NA–Bell 61 pass from Washington (kick good), 2:39
NA–Tez Collins 24 reception (kick failed), 9:42
NA–Kashawn Johnson 60 run (kick failed), 6:08
RUSHING–NA: McKinness 13-101, Johnson 3-68-1, Gibson 6-53, Washington 3-20-1, Bell 1-2-1, Williams 1-2-1.
PASSING–NA: Washington 8-10-169-2.
RECEIVING–NA: Bell 3-104-1, Lee 2-38, Collins 1-24-1, Hampton 1-16, Walker 1-3.
MCCORMICK 61, WARE SHOALS 12
McCormick maintained its region dominance with another rout to get to 2-0 in Region 1-A.
After going 4-0 in the region last season, the Chiefs are off to another dominating start while improving to 3-3 overall under first-year coach Paul Pratt.
Star senior Mataeo Durant topped a 200-yard effort last week by rushing 11 times for 273 yards and four touchdowns against Ware Shoals. Kadairius Garrett added 86 rushing yards and a score for McCormick.
GROVETOWN 42, HERITAGE 39 (OT)
Grovetown picked up a huge region win in overtime at home to start strong in October.
The Warriors improved to 2-0 in Region 3-AAAAAA by topping defending region champion Heritage in a shootout.
Evans blew out Alcovy 43-10 to get to 1-0 in the region. The logjam atop the region now includes Lakeside, which edged Greenbrier 20-19 to also start 1-0. Evans will travel to Grovetown on Friday.