Top stars, best performances in Week 3 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 by Josh Major, Grayson sophomore running back Dylan Elder takes off against Alpharetta.


Dylan Elder, Grayson ATH

The sophomore scored three touchdowns in a 42-6 win over Alpharetta. 

Ryan Newman, Harlem QB

Newman threw a 27-yard touchdown pass that cut Evans’ lead to 22-20 with 6:29 remaining. Harlem would have taken the lead if not for an unsuccessful field goal. 

Jacurri Brown, Lowndes QB

Brown was 13-of-19 passing for 198 yards, three passing touchdowns and a rushing score in a 58-47 win over Lake Gibson (Florida).

Tyler Hughes, Marietta QB

Hughes was 21-of-27 passing for 348 yards and four touchdowns while adding a rushing score in a 42-21 win over McEachern.

Christian Mathis, Marietta WR

Mathis finished the win over McEachern with nine receptions for 140 yards and two touchdown receptions. 

Marcus McFarlane, North Gwinnett RB

McFarlane carried the ball 22 times for 114 yards and a score in a 34-27 win over Parkview. 

Colin Houck, Parkview QB

Houck was 17-of-32 passing for 302 yards and three touchdowns in the loss to North Gwinnett. 

Ricky McCrary, Creekside DB

The sophomore defensive back intercepted a pass from Westlake quarterback RJ Johnson to seal the 27-20 victory for Creekside with nine seconds left in regulation. 

John Hunt, Woodward Academy head coach

Hunt gained his 100th win as Woodward Academy beat Marist. 

Sammy Brown, Jefferson RB

Brown touched the ball four times, and three of those touches resulted in touchdowns as Jefferson rolled over Southside 45-7. 

Solomon Locke, Christian Heritage LB

Locke came through for his team with a clutch fourth-down sack to seal a victory as Christian Heritage led King’s Ridge 34-32. 

Vadole Fleming, Stephens County LB

Fleming was the first player to score in the Stephens vs. Jackson game as he pulled off a 40-yard pick-six. 

Jefferson County defense

Jefferson held Southside’s offense to minus-31 yards as it cruised to a 45-7 win. 

Silas Mulligan, White County RB

Mulligan led White County to its first win of the season as he ran for two touchdowns, including one with under six minutes left in the game to seal the win. 

MJ Morris, Carrollton QB

Morris had four passing touchdowns and one rushing score in a 48-7 win over Jonesboro. 

Savion Riley, Kennesaw Mountain ATH

Riley played both ways and put the Mustangs back in the lead after a 56-yard rushing touchdown with four minutes left in the game. 

Caleb Downs, Mill Creek S

Downs set a Mill Creek school record with his fourth career pick-six in a 35-7 win over Dacula. 

Drew Aucion, North Forsyth QB

Aucion carried the ball 22 times for 161 yards and two touchdowns as he led North Forsyth to a 42-10 win over Dalton. 

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