Good start for several local football teams, big games ahead this Friday

Mon, 08/31/2009 - 8:08am
By: Michael Boylan

Fayette County got two touchdown catches from Eric Lauderdale, one from Ben Carley and a rushing touchdown from Kendall Palmore to defeat Stockbridge 26-20 in the first game of the season. The Tigers (1-0) will play at Houston County (1-0) on Friday. The Bears beat Groves 34-12 in their season opener.

McIntosh got a pair of touchdown catches from Matt Fergus in the first half and three touchdowns from Darius Miliam in the second half to give the Chiefs a 34-17 win over Forsyth Central on Friday. McIntosh (1-0) will host Newton (0-1) on Friday. The Rams lost to Alcovy 17-8 on Friday.

Rajion Neal (176 yards rushing on 25 attempts) had a pair of touchdowns for Sandy Creek in their 28-27 loss at East Coweta, while Devon Hughes (7 catches for 97 yards) and Alex Chisum each caught touchdown passes. Tay Willis had three touchdowns for East Coweta, including two in overtime, to secure the win for the Indians. The Patriots were led defensively by Clinard Stokes (10 tackles, three for a loss, one sack) and Mike Spaulding (nine tackles). Five other players had seven tackles. Sandy Creek (0-1) will play at Shaw (0-1). The Raiders lost to Central, Phenix City, Ala. 49-0 on Friday.

Whitewater got touchdown runs from quarterback Renaldo Jenkins and running back Josh Clemons and shutout Douglas County 14-0. The Wildcats (1-0) will play Upson Lee at Matthews Field at 8 p.m. this Friday. The Knights (1-0) defeated Berkmar 39-7 in their season opener.

Starr’s Mill (0-1) was off last Friday, having played in the Corky Kell Classic the Saturday before. The Panthers will host Villa Rica (1-0) on Friday. The Wildcats defeated Central, Carroll 20-14 in overtime last week.

Landmark Christian took on Brookstone, ranked seventh in Class A last week, and lost 31-17. The War Eagles will be home this Friday against the Warren County Screaming Devils (1-0). Warren County defeated Glascock County 42-12 last week.

Our Lady of Mercy lost to Jackson County 44-0 on Friday. The Bobcats (0-1) have a bye week this week.

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