How SBLive’s Top 25 Georgia high school football teams fared in Week 4: Cartersville stakes its claim as Collins Hill-worthy

The game of the night was in Cartersville, where the No. 11 Purple Hurricanes outlasted the No. 10 Creekside Seminoles in a back-and-forth chess match.

A touchdown strike from Cartersville quarterback Jake Parker to receiver Phillip Schiltz with two minutes left gave the Purple Hurricanes a dramatic 17-14 win.

Meanwhile, Travis Hunter and No. 1 Collins Hill put up another dominant performance with a shutout of No. 22 Rome.


1. Collins Hill beat Rome 34-0

Travis Hunter was a big-play machine on both sides of the ball as Collins Hill fired on all cylinders Friday night against a tough defense.

2. Buford beat Myers Park 44-17

Buford looked a little rusty in the first quarter off a bye week, but the Wolves gained momentum as the game went on.

3. Lee County beat Lowndes 24-21

Lee County eased up on its offensive output after combining for 134 points in two weeks, but the Trojans held on for a 24-21 win over Lowndes after racing to a 17-0 lead after one quarter.

4. Walton lost to West Forsyth 51-35

Walton looked in command in the first quarter, but then West Forsyth’s Peyton Streko took over, rushing for 252 yards and six touchdowns. 

5. North Cobb beat Alpharetta 43-6

North Cobb raced to a 36-0 halftime lead and then put it on cruise control. 

6. Grayson beat Archer 15-13

Grayson hung on in a defensive slugfest, but the scary part of the game came when Archer defensive back Caleb Wooden (Auburn commit) had to be carted off with an injury in the fourth quarter.

7. Milton (2-1)

Saturday: at St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.)

8. Mill Creek (3-0)

Idle. Next week at West Forsyth. 

9. Warner Robins beat Northside 49-7

Northside broke a long scoreless streak against Warner Robins, which cruised to victory.

10. Creekside lost to Cartersville 17-14

Creekside nearly made it three marquee wins to start the season, but Cartersville grabbed a late touchdown.

11. Cartersville beat Creekside 17-14

The Purple Hurricanes remain unbeaten on the season with a tenacious home win over Creekside.

12. Colquitt County beat Valdosta 48-42

Colquitt County lean on sophomore quarterback Nico Fann in a rivalry game that came down to the wire.

13. Lowndes lost to Lee County 24-21

Lowndes put up a fight after falling behind early, but the Vikings suffered their second loss of the season. 

14. Carrollton (3-0)

Idle. Next week at Dalton.

15. Langston Hughes beat Mays 34-6

Langston Hughes notched its second straight convincing win on the season.

16. Evans beat Academy of Richmond County 26-18

Evans hung on for its second straight close win to remain undefeated.

17. Westlake (2-1)

Idle. Next week vs. Mays.

18. Jefferson beat Mountain View 41-14

Jefferson continued to roll through its opponents with a dominant performance on the ground.

19. East Coweta beat Meadowcreek 36-13

East Coweta continues to look like one of the best defensive units in the state. 

20. Valdosta lost to Colquitt County 48-42

Valdosta bounced back from a COVID-19-related forfeit to play a great game against Colquitt County, but the Wildcats fell just short.

21. Fitzgerald beat Dodge County 15-6

Fitzgerald started the scoring with a safety, and its defense was the difference throughout.

22. Rome lost to Collins Hill 34-0

Rome couldn’t get anything going against the top team in the state. 

23. Woodward Academy (3-0)

Idle. Next week at Mundy’s Mill.

24. Marist beat Hampton 37-0

Marist started the scoring with a pick-six and then cruised from there.

25. Rabun County beat Murphy (N.C.) 59-14

Rabun sliced through defending North Carolina state champion Murphy. 

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