Week 1 of the high school football season included No. 1 Collins Hill putting on an offensive display against Brookwood, and Week 2 was loaded again with some excellent matchups.
Newnan, above (photo by Covey Jones), had to cancel its scheduled game against Carrollton because of COVID-19. Carrollton instead played Johns Creek and won 41-28.
The most monumental win of the night came when No. 23 Marist beat Blessed Trinity to give coach Alan Chadwick his 400th career victory.
Here how the SBLive’s Top 25 fared in Week 2 on a lightning-filled night in Georgia.
SBLIVE’S GEORGIA TOP 25
1. Collins Hill beat Sprayberry in a forfeit
Sprayberry canceled its first two games of the season because of COVID-19 concerns.
2. Norcross lost 41-13 to Mill Creek
It started so well for Norcross, which scored first on a fumble recovery and return for a touchdown, but a woeful second half did the Blue Devils in.
3. Colquitt County lost to Westlake 31-24
Colquitt County’s 25-game home win streak ends in an entertaining, back-and-forth game.
4. Milton lost 40-21 to North Cobb
Milton was missing star defender Lebbeus Overton, the No. 1-ranked junior in the country, and it showed.
5. River Ridge beat Woodstock 49-14
River Ridge raced to a 21-0 lead after one quarter and never looked back against Woodstock.
6. Buford beat Clarke Central 16-3
A defensive battle ended with Jake Pope’s interception return for a touchdown to seal the win for Buford.
7. Grayson beat McEachern 21-7
Grayson rebounds from its Week 1 loss to Creekside with a lightning-delayed victory over McEachern.
8. Lee County beat Jackson (Atlanta) 64-0
Lee County improves to 2-0 in one of the few quick games on the night.
9. Walton beat Pope 34-7
Pope hung tough for a half, but Walton’s strong third quarter was the difference.
10. Cartersville beat West Forsyth 38-31
After a tight first half with not a lot of scoring, both teams piled on the points in the second half of a seesaw battle.
11. Lowndes beat Griffin 44-34
Jacurri Brown and Lowndes bounced back from a tough overtime loss in Week 1 with a hard-fought win over Griffin.
12. Langston Hughes (0-1)
Lightning forced the cancellation of Langston Hughes’ game at Allatoona.
13. Warner Robins beat Archer 50-34
In the most severely-weather-delayed game of the night (not counting cancellations), Warner Robins prevails in a shootout.
14. Carrollton beat Johns Creek 41-28
After quickly finding a new opponent after Newnan had to cancel, Carrollton handled Johns Creek at home.
15. Newnan (0-1)
Tonight: Canceled (COVID-19)
16. North Cobb beat Milton 40-21
Quarterback Malachi Singleton scored five of North Cobb’s six rushing touchdowns in a dominant performance.
17. Evans beat Hephzibah 27-6
After falling behind 6-0, Evans storms back behind Kaleb Jackson’s three touchdowns (two running, one passing).
18. Westlake beat Colquitt County 31-24
Westlake sophomore Christian Peterson’s pick-six was the play of the game as the Lions earned their first-ever win in south Georgia.
19. Rome (1-0)
20. Fitzgerald (1-0)
Tonight: At Irwin County
21. Valdosta beat Madison County (Florida) 52-0
Valdosta improves to 1-1 with a dominant performance.
22. Mill Creek beat Norcross 41-13
After trailing 13-10 at halftime, Mill Creek won the second half 31-0.
23. Marist beat Blessed Trinity 28-13
Coach Alan Chadwick joins former Lincoln County coach Larry Campbell as the only Georgia high school football coaches with at least 400 career wins.
24. Starr’s Mill beat Mt. Zion 53-0
After taking a 46-0 halftime lead, the night turned musical at Starr’s Mill.
25. Creekside (1-0)