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Four for Friday: Local teams triumph
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Forsyth Central's John Taylor lunges for Zacchius Sumbry of Lithonia during the first quarter of Friday night's game in Cumming. The Bulldogs would go on to notch their first win of the season, 28-14. - photo by Emily Saunders

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West Forsyth 77, Adairsville 30

West Forsyth couldn't have asked for more in the school's first varsity home game.

The Wolverines (2-0) built a quick 21-0 lead over visiting Adairsville on Friday night and never let up, crushing the Tigers 77-30.

Starting quarterback Lance Baker threw four touchdowns, two of them to Ethan Shirley, who ran for two more on his own.

By halftime, West had already hung 55 points on the hapless Tigers, a Class AA squad.

The Wolverines head into Region 7-AAA play next Friday, traveling to Jasper for a region crossover match with the Pickens Dragons.

 

South Forsyth 30, South Gwinnett 18

Brian Adams ran for a 76-yard touchdown, threw for another score and finished with a total of 161 yards rushing in leading South Forsyth to a 30-18 victory over South Gwinnett.

Brett Charron scored a pair of touchdowns in the win, which was the first for head coach Wendell Early at South.

Sean Dauenhauer had two sacks and seven tackles for the War Eagles (1-1), who totaled 319 yards on offense.

South plays at home again next Friday, when it will entertain Region 7-AAAAA opponent North Gwinnett.

 

Forsyth Central 28, Lithonia 14

Forsyth Central senior quarterback Dustin Canon didn't have to do a lot with his arm Friday night.

Canon continually delivered with key plays in every other aspect of the game, propelling the Bulldogs (1-1) over Lithonia 28-14 in the Region 6-AAAA opener, Central's first home game of the year.

Canon got help carrying the offense from a quartet of running backs -- Central finished with 329 yards rushing total on 49 carries -- but in clutch situations, the ball was in his hands and he accounted for three of the team's four touchdowns.

Next up for Central is a Sept. 13 game at perennial power Southwest DeKalb.

 

North Forsyth 17, Johnson 14

North Forsyth rode a stout running game to a 17-14 football victory over Johnson on Friday night at the Dungeon in Oakwood.

Tyler Slaton rushed for 142 yards on 21 carries to lead the Raiders. Jory Walsh scored the first touchdown for North Forsyth on a 6-yard run with 7:54 left in the second quarter.

A little more than five minutes later, quarterback Eli Chester scored on a 15-yard run with 2:08 left in the second quarter.

The Knights had a chance to tie the game with seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but the 30-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left.

The Raiders return home next Friday for their Region 7-AAAAA opener against Duluth.