Top stars, best performances in Week 2 of Georgia high school football

Here are some stars from Friday night’s games across Georgia.

If you know of a top performance we should include, please let us know in the comments.

In the featured photo above, Westlake celebrates its 31-24 win Friday night at Colquitt County (photo by Ethan Lowe).


Duke Watson, Mary Persons RB

Watson followed up his two-touchdown performance in Week 1 with six more in Mary Persons’ 42-28 win over McDonough. He rushed for 213 yards on 21 carries.

Malachi Singleton, North Cobb QB

Singleton took advantage of Milton being without Lebbeus Overton on the defensive line by rushing for five touchdowns, leading a dominant North Cobb run game in a 40-21 win over Milton. He had 214 yards rushing and 80 yards passing.

Rob Brown, Trion RB

Brown found the end zone four times (on runs of 2, 3, 6 and 7 yards) and racked up 107 yards total on 17 carries in Trion’s win over Coosa.

CJ Donaldson, Metter OLB

Donaldson had two sacks and two tackles in Metter’s 62-31 win over South Effingham.

Peyton Streko, West Forsyth RB

West Forsyth lost a tough one, 38-31 to Cartersville, but Streko was a beast, racking up 168 rushing yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns.

Nickolas Troemel, Northgate K

Troemel helped Northgate win the battle of field possession in a 21-7 win over Locust Grove, going 4-for-4 on touchbacks.

Jake Pope, Buford DB

In a game dominated by defense, Pope made the decisive play, picking off a pass and returning it for a touchdown to seal Buford’s win over Clarke Central.

Christian Peterson, Westlake DB

Peterson’s pick-six was the play of the game as the Lions earned their first-ever win in south Georgia.

Caleb Downs, Mill Creek WR/DB

Downs, the No. 1-ranked safety in the class of 2023, continued to excel on both sides of the ball as Mill Creek posted its second consecutive blowout win.

Khris Thomas, Lowndes WR

Thomas caught five passes from Jacurri Brown for 97 yards in Lowndes’ bounce-back win over Griffin.

Evan Dickens, Blessed Trinity RB/DB

Subbing in for injured star running back Justice Haynes, Dickens scored on an 80-yard touchdown run and added a pick-six on defense in Blessed Trinity’s 28-13 loss to Marist.

Jomouri Phillips, Campbell RB

Phillips ran 15 times for 157 yards and two touchdown, including an 80-yard scamper in Campbell’s win over East Paulding.

Sammy Brown and Malaki Starks, Jefferson RBs

Brown ran for an 80-yard touchdown to start the scoring and Starks added a 50-yard TD to lead Jefferson to a rout past Central Gwinnett.

Alan Chadwick, Marist head coach

The legendary coach reached 400 wins in his career, becoming only the second to reach such heights in Georgia.

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