Aquinas and Mount de Sales were tied at 21 heading into the final six minutes of play Friday with region implications on the line.
As he’s done many times this season, quarterback James Schlegel answered the call. He had rushing touchdowns of 20 and 25 yards in the final quarter (two of three in the game) to keep Aquinas’ perfect 7-0 record intact. Darius Stone added two rushing touchdowns on the night (58, 20).
The Fightin’ Irish are idle next week before traveling to Savannah Country Day.
Augusta Christian suffers first loss
After putting on an offensive clinic for most of the season, Augusta Christian fell to defending state champ Hammond 38-19. Hammonds’ CJ Stokes has 30 carries for 260 yards and three touchdowns.
The Lions (6-1) face Trion High School on the road next week.
Washington-Wilkes’ Cobb puts on a passing clinic
Dalen Cobb shredded Social Circle’s secondary in a 56-0 win for the Tigers. The junior signal caller completed 15 of 19 passes for 317 yards and three touchdowns. Junior Zaikous Jackson added 11 carries for 121 yards.
Washington-Wilkes (5-0) travels to Greene County next week.
Greenbrier, Harlem bounce back from losses
After a 21-7 loss to region foe Walnut Grove last week, Greenbrier scored four times in the first quarter to hammer a struggling Apalachee team 42-27. Quarterback Brooks Pangle found Brayden Collett for touchdowns three times on the night.
The Wolfpack (5-1) are idle next week before hosting Clarke Central.
In a similar fashion, Harlem used a 29-point first quarter to cruise past Cross Creek 43-12. Things don’t get any easier for the Bulldogs (2-4) as they host Burke County next week.
North Augusta, South Aiken pick up wins; Strom Thurmond, Barnwell fall
Austin Harrell scored two rushing touchdowns in North Augusta’s 26-7 win over Midland Valley. The Yellow Jackets (3-1) host Aiken next week. South Aiken (2-1), who dropped a close one to North Augusta last week, squeaked by Airport 17-14.
Coming off a loss to Orangeburg-Wilkinson, Strom Thurmond (1-2) dropped its second-straight to a 4-0 Gilbert team. Tied at 14 at halftime, the Rebels mustered just seven points in the second half. It was also a tough week for Fox Creek (0-3), as the Predators fell 30-0 against Orangeburg-Wilkinson.
In a surprising turn of events, Barnwell (2-1) fell to Pelion 34-26 for the Warhorses’ first regular-season loss since October 2017. Down 26-18 at the half, Pelion shut out Barnwell over the final two quarters to secure the win and a spot atop the region with Wade Hampton.