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Central, West win; North, South fall
South Forsyth's Jesse Gerding tackles Chattahoochee quarterback Brendan Cross in the first quarter of Friday night's game. The War Eagles fell 48-27. - photo by Jared Putnam

Two of the four Forsyth County high school football teams found success on the gridiron Friday night.

* South Forsyth 28, Chattahoochee 47

JOHNS CREEK -- Chattahoochee rallied for 33 second half points en route to a 47-14 win over visiting South Forsyth.

The War Eagles, who led 28-14 at the break, were not able to overcome the loss of quarterback Brian Adams, who suffered what appeared to be a separated shoulder in the second quarter.

Prior to leaving the game, Adams accounted for three of South's four touchdowns.

He connected with Corey Guhl on a 61-yard scoring strike and then hit David Knorr for a 75-yard touchdown.

He also ran for another score.

The War Eagles (1-3) are at home next Friday, when they will face another north Fulton County school, Northview.

* North Forsyth 23, Peachtree Ridge 34

SUWANEE -- The North Forsyth Raiders forced Peachtree Ridge to work for four quarters to earn a 34-23 Lions' victory in Region 7-AAAAA play.

Midway through the second quarter, the Raiders looked like they might do more than just hang around, leading 17-7.

The Lions, however, scored twice, including right before halftime to take a 21-17 lead.

In the second half, North drew to within 28-23 after Steven Hester returned a fumble 87 yards to the 3 that set up a Jory Walsh touchdown plunge.

Walsh keyed an excellent start for the Raider offense, catching four passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.
The Raiders (2-2) return to Coal Mountain, where next Friday is homecoming against Collins Hill.


* Creekview 24, West Forsyth 27

It took everything West Forsyth had to avoid becoming Creekview’s first victim Friday night.

The Wolverines came from behind twice, took advantage of six turnovers and snared an onside kick in the final minute to slide past the luckless Grizzlies at home, 27-24.

Up 27-17 with the ball and two minutes to play, West (4-0) appeared to have a 10-point win in hand, but Creekview held the Wolverines to a three-and-out, using timeouts to conserve the clock, and got the ball back at the West 42 with 1:09 left.

The Grizzlies managed to score three plays later, with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Collins Wold to Dillon Mulkey making it 27-24 with 26 ticks left in the game.

The Grizzlies initially appeared to recover the ensuing onside kick, but the play had been blown dead just before toe met leather, and West recovered the do-over attempt, allowing quarterback Lance Baker (145 passing yards) to take a knee and allowing his team to take a sigh of relief.

West now heads into its Subregion B schedule unbeaten, starting with East Hall in Rabbittown on Friday.


* Stone Mountain 0, Forsyth Central 15

Forsyth Central’s defense made a statement Friday night.

Two early sacks and a pass deflection by Keaton Summerlin helped the Bulldogs keep the Stone Mountain Pirates from gaining any offensive momentum, lifting Central to a 15-0 win at home.

The Dawgs finally broke a scoreless tie at the 6:59 mark in the second quarter, when Ryan Snyder kicked a 20-yard field goal to put the home team ahead 3-0.

Central quarterback Dustin Canon padded the lead early in the third quarter, finding his way into the end zone on a 7-yard touchdown run.

The Bulldogs are home again next week to face the Miller Grove Wolverines.