North Forsyth avenged last year's season-opening loss to West Forsyth with a 37-0 win Friday night over the host Wolverines.
North didn't mix it up too much on offense, and didn't need to.
An almost exclusively ground-oriented attack just kept chewing up yardage. Together, Steven Hester (140 rushing yards), Joey Vicary (107 yards) and Tyler Slaton (51 yards) carried the ball on nearly every snap.
The Raiders struck quickly, scoring on the first play from scrimmage, with Vicary motoring 80 yards for a touchdown.
"We worked really hard," North coach Jared Zito said. "I'm proud of these kids, they deserve it."
It was a frustrating night for the West offense. The Wolverines turned the ball over on downs twice inside the red zone and missed a 40-yard field goal. They also had four turnovers.
West coach Frank Hepler had nothing but good things to say about North's control of the line of scrimmage.
"We just got the old fashioned butt kicking," said Hepler, whose squad travels to Adairsville on Friday for another non-region game.
North will play host to Johnson on Friday in Coal Mountain.
McIntosh 34, Forsyth Central 17
Big plays early on gave Forsyth Central hope, but it slipped away in the second half against McIntosh.
The visiting Chiefs scored on their first two drives of the third quarter and forced two Central turnovers in the fourth quarter, sealing a 34-17 win.
Quarterback Cameron Moore paced the Bulldogs attack on 11 of 16 passing for 128 yards and one touchdown. Josh Freese ran seven times for 107 yards and caught a touchdown pass.
The Bulldogs begin Region 6-AAAA play Saturday when they visit Lithonia.
Alpharetta 14, South Forsyth 0
South Forsyth’s defense held the talented Alpharetta offense in check for three quarters Friday, but the dam finally broke in the fourth.
The Raiders snapped deadlock in the final quarter behind the rushing of James Mincey and pulled out a 14-0 win over South at War Eagle Field.
“Our defense played their hearts out,” South coach Wendell Early said. “We just didn’t play well enough on offense to score and to get ahead in the game.”
South had 290 yards of offense, including 184 passing and 106 on the ground. Quarterback Nick Belyew was 16-of-31 for 158 yards. The War Eagles did not commit a turnover.
South travels to South Gwinnett on Friday.
Pinecrest Academy 35, New Creation Christian Academy 0
The Paladins (1-1) scored two touchdowns in the first half and three in the second en route to a 35-0 win over visiting New Creation Christian Academy from McDonough.
The game was an 11th-hour replacement for Pinecrest, which has had to fill in around two dropped games this season, its last in GISA, after opponents were unable to field a team.
The Paladins welcome Windsor Academy from Macon on Friday.
Lambert 24, Creekview 7
In a JV contest, Lambert beat Creekview 24-7 in the Longhorns home debut.
Lambert plays host to Chestatee on Friday.
For complete coverage of Friday's games, see Sunday's edition of the Forsyth County News.