How SBLive’s Top 25 Georgia high school football teams fared in Week 1: Creekside knocks off No. 2 Grayson

By Zach Edmondson | Photo by Covey Jones

Here’s a look at how SBLive’s Top 25 Georgia high school football teams fared in games played August 19-21.


(For games played Aug. 19-21)

1. Collins Hill beat Brookwood 36-10

Travis Hunter did it all on offense and defense, adding an interception, a tackle for loss and a TD pass to 232 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

2. Grayson lost to Creekside 19-14

The defending state champion Rams were stunned by Creekside in their season opener.

3. Norcross beat Hillgrove 42-30

Norcross head coach Keith Maloof earns his 200th win.

4. Lowndes lost to Walton 34-28 (OT)

Lowndes came back to force overtime Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but Walton prevailed thanks to a Sutton Smith touchdown.

5. Newnan lost to Starr’s Mill 28-14

A Bo Walker interception followed by a Brandon Mathis 87-yard touchdown sealed it late for Starr’s Mill.

6. North Cobb lost to Buford 35-27

North Cobb fell to Buford as Buford quarterback Ashton Daniels led a second-half comeback.

7. Colquitt beat Marietta 28-25

Colquitt pulled ahead and maintained the lead after a clutch field goal by freshman Brett Fitzgerald.

8. Milton beat Hapeville Charter 45-0

Milton put up 45 points by the end of the third quarter and held Hapeville Charter scoreless through the fourth.

9. Buford beat North Cobb 35-27

Buford scored 28 unanswered points to top North Cobb.

10. Lee County beat Carver Columbus 25-22

Two good teams treated fans to a thriller Saturday at Albany State in the Hamp Smith Classic.

11. Langston Hughes lost to Newton 7-6

Langston Hughes fell to Newton in a season opener in which neither team scored until the fourth quarter.

12. Allatoona lost to Harrison 25-17 (OT)

In a rematch of the 2019 state championship game, Allatoona struck first but ultimately fell to Harrison in overtime.

13. Valdosta lost to Warner Robins 48-20

Camren Bailey’s TD return after a blocked punt gave Valdosta a 7-0 lead, but it was all Warner Robins from there on Saturday.

14. River Ridge beat Lassiter 35-16

River Ridge fell behind 10-7 in the third quarter but managed to put up 25 consecutive points en route to a victory.

15. Carrollton beat New Manchester 49-13

Carrollton head coach Joey King earned his first win in the season opener.

16. Evans beat Cross Creek 14-6

Evans led Cross Creek when the game was called with five minutes left in the first quarter because of a severe thunderstorm.

17. Westlake beat Archer 29-14

In the first Corky Kell Classic game of the night Thursday, Westlake fought off Archer.

18. Rome beat Rockmart 23-7

Once the Wolves put points on the board, they didn’t look back as they cruised to victory in their season opener.

19. Parkview lost to Mill Creek 43-10

Mill Creek dominated Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium from start to finish, with one highlight being a 56-yard field goal off the crossbar by Trace Butcher.

20. Warner Robins beat Valdosta 48-20

Jafredrick Perry scored one of his three touchdowns on a 60-yard punt return Saturday at Mercer University to key Warner Robins’ win over Valdosta.

21. Cartersville beat Morrow 55-0

Cartersville had four safeties and pulled off a shutout.

22. Carver (Columbus) lost to Lee County 25-22

Two good teams treated fans to a thriller Saturday at Albany State in the Hamp Smith Classic.

23. Marist

Marist held an intrasquad scrimmage at 5 p.m. Friday at Hughes Spalding Stadium.

24. Greater Atlanta Christian lost to Lipscomb (TN) 76-7

GAC traveled to Tennessee, where Lipscomb’s offense and defense dominated the field as multiple Mustangs found the end zone.

25. Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald’s game against Cairo was postponed.

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