Forsyth Central found its quarterback
Have a game, Bronson Landreth. Central’s junior quarterback tallied 170 yards and three scores on 20 carries Friday night to help lead the Bulldogs’ flexbone attack past Chamblee, 43-10.
Landreth also completed 2 of 5 passes for 80 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown pass to Cayden Mowen.
Landreth was one of three quarterbacks to take a snap last season after the Bulldogs lost starter Hunter Cagle to a torn ACL in the preseason. But, though Central also convincingly beat Chamblee last year, Landreth managed just two yards on seven carries in his debut.
On Friday, however, Landreth surpassed his entire sophomore season rushing total in a meager four quarters.
Landreth and the Bulldogs are off this week, but a tune-up game against Cass stands between them and a Week 4 showdown at Denmark.
West Forsyth’s schedule is murderer’s row
And you thought Camden County was tough. Wait until you hear about what Hewitt-Trussville did to one of the top teams in Alabama on Friday.
Pinson Valley, fresh off its second straight Class 6A Alabama state championship, surrendered nearly 500 total yards to Hewitt-Trussville, including 229 yards and four touchdowns to running back Armoni Goodwin, in a 40-33 loss.
One more thing about Armoni Goodwin – he’s committed to Auburn. That means before the end of the season, West will face a quarterback, running back and wide receiver who plan to spend their Saturdays at Jordan-Hare Stadium in the coming years.
After that comes Roswell (9-2 in 2018), then a brief reprieve with Peachtree Ridge (1-9) before McCallie (11-2), one of Tennessee’s top teams, comes to town.
And then there’s Milton.
Peyton Rich is going to be all right
Lambert quarterback Peyton Rich completed more than 60 percent of his passes and threw for more than 1,700 yards last year.
The only problem? He finished with more interceptions (15) than touchdowns (13).
Different year, different story.
Lambert’s senior signal-caller was 13-for-26 passing during Friday’s 42-19 loss to Wheeler, dumping 241 yards and three scores on the Wildcats. Statistically, the game was Rich’s high-water mark so far as a quarterback.
Friday’s opener spiraled out of hand quickly for the Longhorns, with Wheeler scoring on six of its first six possessions. So perhaps Rich simply felt less pressure than last year’s four-interception performance against the Wildcats.
Or maybe Rich has turned a corner.