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Football: What we learned after Week 3
Caydin Mowen
Forsyth Central wide receiver Caydin Mawen, left, celebrates with teammate Jake Bretz during the Bulldogs' 43-10 win against Chamblee. Photo by Brian Paglia

Central can’t afford turnovers against Denmark

Central’s offense wasn’t at its best Friday in a 15-7 loss to Cass.

In fact, the Bulldogs are lucky the score wasn’t worse.

Central lost three fumbles in the first half, each one leading to points for Cass, and quarterback Bronson Landreth threw a pair of interceptions, the last one coming in waning minutes of the fourth quarter.

Denmark has the type of offense that can make opposing teams pay for mistakes such as those. The Danes had 10 offensive drives during Friday’s 63-0 win against North Springs, with nine ending with a touchdown.

Denmark had nearly 400 yards of total offense and used the lopsided score to showcase its tremendous depth at running back.

Central can impress on offense, too – the Bulldogs rushed for more than 300 yards in Week 1 against Chamblee, with Landreth accounting for 170 of those yards.

The biggest difference? No turnovers.

South might have the best receivers in the county

Cameron Schurr took it one step further on Friday.

“I think we have the best wide receiving corps in the state,” he said following South’s 32-31 win at Etowah. “Some may disagree, but everyone is a playmaker on our team.”

Schurr was right to feel confident. He caught five passes for 183 yards – a gaudy 36.6 yards per reception – and three touchdowns in the win.

After Schurr’s monster night, he now leads the county in receptions (18), receiving yards (363) and touchdowns (4).

Behind Shurr are teammates Devin McGlockton (14 catches, 226 yards, 2 touchdowns) and Colby Cruz (12 catches, 221 yards, 1 touchdown).

That’s a whopping 44 catches for 810 yards and seven touchdowns through three games for South’s top three receivers.

Lambert desperately needs a win against Peachtree Ridge

If the Longhorns don’t beat Peachtree Ridge on Friday, it could be a long month.

After Peachtree Ridge, Lambert gets 3-0 Lanier, an impressive South Forsyth team, then a scrappy North Forsyth team that already beat Gainesville 21-7.

Luckily, the name Peachtree Ridge doesn’t inspire fear the way it did a decade ago. The Lions are 0-2 this year and have just three wins in their past two seasons.

Despite the losses, Kojo Antwi has been one of the best receivers in the area this season, catching 11 passes for 194 yards and a couple of touchdowns, plus a kickoff returned for a touchdown in Week 2.

On defense, Harrison Peyton is leading the team in tackles with 24 stops as a sophomore, including a team-best 2 ½ tackles for loss.

If Lambert can get in the win column against Peachtree Ridge, it could go a long way in allowing the Longhorns to establish some momentum before region play.