Top stars, best performances in Week 8 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.

Pictured above is Rabun County quarterback Gunner Stockton, who broke former Gainesville star Deshaun Watson’s 8-year-old state record for total career touchdowns.

Ben Ridenour, Cambridge LB

Ridenour capitalized on one of the two turnovers his defense forced vs. Sequoyah, taking a recovered fumble 66 yards for a score in the 28-0 shutout win. 

Amir Anderson, Stephenson WR

Anderson took a kick return 84 yards for a score in a 34-27 loss at Miller Grove.

Justice Haynes, Blessed Trinity RB

Haynes rushed for 244 yards and four touchdowns on 35 carries in a loss to Calhoun. 

Zak Roszman, Walton QB

Roszman went 6-for-8 with 157 yards passing and a touchdown while splitting reps with quarterback Jeremy Hecklinski in a win at Hillgrove. 

Cayman Spalding, Miller Grove LB

Spalding scored on a 52-yard interception return in a 34-27 win over Stephenson. 

Gage Leonard, Calhoun ATH

Leonard intercepted a pass with one hand and then rushed for his second touchdown on the ensuing offensive drive. 

Ben Guthrie, Alpharetta QB

Guthrie threw five touchdown passes in a win over Woodstock, snapping Alpharetta’s five-game losing streak. 

Gavin Morris, South Forsyth RB

Morris led South Forsyth to a 30-24 overtime win over rival West Forsyth as he ran in the game-winning score on a 12-yard rush. 

Kamryn Perry, Marietta WR

Perry caught two touchdown passes, one an 80-yard score and the other a 34-yard score, in a 45-42 loss to North Paulding. 

Rashod Dubinion, Cedar Grove RB

Dubinion rushed for over 220 yards as 3A Cedar Grove fell to Lowndes 45-38.

Devin Farrell, Milton QB

Farrell finished 17-of-22 with 257 yards passing and four touchdowns, completing TD passes of 73 and 39 yards while rushing for a 53-yard score in a win over Etowah. 

Boone Anderson, North Paulding QB

Anderson led the Wolfpack on an 80-yard drive down the field as they trailed Marietta 42-38 with two minutes remaining. Anderson hit wide receiver Jeremiah Ray for a 2-yard score with 17 seconds left in the game to seal the win. 

Gunner Stockton, Rabun County QB

Stockton broke the Georgia state record in total career touchdowns as he threw to Jaden Gibson vs. Grovetown for his 219th. He had three more TDs on the night and now sits at 222.

Nykahi Davenport, Roswell RB

Davenport carried the ball 28 times for 181 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Cherokee. 

Kaleb Webb, McEachern WR

Webb caught three touchdown passes from quarterback Bryce Archie in a win over Campbell. 

Dwight Phillips Jr., Pebblebrook ATH

Phillips, son of 2004 Olympic gold medalist Dwight Phillips Sr., scored twice on runs that were both over 75 yards vs. East Coweta. 

Drew Campbell, Lassiter K

Campbell kicked a 44-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter to seal a 38-35 win over Sprayberry. 

Reece Fountain, Rome QB

Fountain threw five touchdown passes vs. East Paulding, three of which were 59-yard strikes or longer. 

Austin Taylor, St Pius X RB

Taylor scored on an 18-yard run on a fourth-and-5 play and returned the second-half opening kickoff for an 82-yard touchdown in a win over Lithonia. 

Justin Thomas, Benedictine RB

Thomas caught two touchdown passes and rushed for two more scores in a win over Jenkins. 

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