ATLANTA - It was a big week for HIGH 5 Sports this week and all before we even hit the fields. Speaking of Field, Harrison High's Justin Fields, the nation’s top quarterback recruit, made his choice Friday for where he plans to play college ball. Check it out here.
But later in the day, the other teams came to play. And it was a week of huge wins and even more devastation losses.
Here’s a recap of Week Eight:
Play of the Night
This week’s Play of the Night comes from the Habersham Central-Gainesville game. The Raider’s A.J. Curry dropped a bomb right into the arms of Jim Barnett who made a spectacular catch on the very first play of the game. We’ll have more on that and how the Red Elephants responded a little later down.
Brookwood at Meadowcreek
Could this be the story of the year? The Meadowcreek Mustangs, a former HIGH 5 Team of the Week, were undefeated going into Friday night's game against the Brookwood Broncos. But can they keep it going?
- Javion Johnson tough sledding, JT Ferebee and Kareen Bessent tackle
- Dante Black rush TD
- Black another nice run
East Hall at GAC
The 5-1 East Hall Vikings were at Greater Atlanta Christian to face the Spartan men. It’s a battle for the Region 7-AAA!
- Austin Parker throws pick, Robby Fowler grabs it
- Montae Bailey nice run
- Jackson Hardy to Jeffrey Blake TD
- Alex Boglin nice run
Westlake at East Coweta
It was a Region 2-AAAAAAA opener in Coweta County as the Westlake Lions came to play against the East Coweta.
- Gerald Green rush TD
- Caleb Dixon to Markus Johnson TD
- WR pass to Brayden Carey TD
White County at Blessed Trinity
KRod then threw it down to the Bunker and to Cody who took us to the White County-Blessed Trinity game.
- Jben Haynes to Blake Turner, fumble, Perry Johnson recover
- Steele Chambers rush TD
- Jake Smith picked off by Kurtis Havlen
- Kaleb Crane rush TD
Chattahoochee at Johns Creek – Call of the Week
The 680 The Fan Call of the Week featured Karl Werl and Doug Konkle’s calling the action at the Chattahoochee-Johns Creek game. The Cougars are trying to keep pace with Alpharetta in Region 7-AAAAAA. Our own Eli Jordan provides the images.
- Jack Corrigan rush TD
- Zach Gibson to Zach Williams
- Nate Hope rush TD
- Max Webb rush TD
- Gibson to Matt Casey long TD
Habersham Cent at Gainesville
Back at the Habersham Central-Gainesville game which was earlier previewed by way of the Play of the Night clip. These teams are a couple of 1-4 teams, but this was their region opener, so anything could happen!
- AJ Curry to Jim Barnett great catch
- Tre Luttrell keeper TD
- Lutrell to Tyriq Kabir TD
Villa Rica at Carrollton
Next, we headed out west for the Villa Rica-Carrollton game was a tough Region 7-AAAAA matchup. Neither team could afford to slip up during this game!
- Kelvin Stephenson nice pass
- Dushante Holloway
- Mark Wright to Andy Smith TD
- 2-point conversion
Cedartown at Central-Carroll
The Cedartown Bulldogs and Central-Carroll Lions are both trailing Troup and Cartersville in Region 5-AAAA. Both played to win just to keep.
- Tevon Wofford to Chadriq Neal
- Wofford rush TD
- Wofford to Tony Mathis
Shoals at Oconee County – Mic’D Up
Most of the time we get the games directly #INYOURFACE. But sometimes, we like to show you what a game looks like through someone else’s eyes. This week, we Mic’D Up Cedar Shoals Coach Leroy Ryals before their game with Oconee County… and he talked up a storm!
McEachern at North Cobb
After stumbling out of the gate, KRod’s Mighty McEachern Indians have won three in a row! They go into Friday night’s game 3-2 against Coach Queen’s North Cobb Warriors. It’s a top 10 battle of the big boys!
- Malik Evans to Genuine Potts TD
- Christian Singleton TD
- Paris Brown short TD
Sprayberry at Harrison
Harrison was having a huge day with the aforementioned announcement by quarterback Justin Fields pick of UGA to continue his football career. That verbal commitment happened during a morning pep rally for the Hoyas, but then the Sprayberry Yellow Jackets came to play later that night.
- Justin Fields rush TD
- Fields deep to Micah Davis TD
- Fields deep to Davis again TD
North Paulding at Hillgrove
Undefeated, but unranked… The North Paulding Wolfpack was at Hillgrove to face the Hawks. It was a Region 3-AAAAAA opener. What’s up?!
- Jason Pierce go-ahead field goal
- Ross Malmgren picked by Patrick Lade
Chestatee at West Hall – Game of the Week
Bill Hartman and Super Blaine then took us to Hall County where Chestatee was playing at West Hall in a battle for our Game of the Week.
- Bryson Nowlin catch
- Michael Thompson long run
- Thompson to Cooper Adams TD
- Damien Fouts strip
- Austin Sinclair nice run
- Thompson Jeremiah Prather TD
- Corey Dupree pick six
Hampton at Union Grove
The Union Grove Wolverines were hosting the Hampton Hornets.
- Kelvin Highter nice moves
- Traylen Jones runs TD
- Michael Reese keeper TD
Stockbridge at Woodland-Henry
The Woodland-Henry Wolfpack hosted the Stockbridge Tigers in an important 4-AAAAA game.
- Gabe McKinsy to Yahsyn McGee big gain
- BJ Riley rush TD
Cartersville vs. LaGrange
Can anyone stop Cartersville this season?
Westminister vs. Pace
And a final extra highlight to brighten your week.
And that put Week Eight in the books. We hope it satisfied your craving for #INYOURFACE action until next week. And we'll see you back next week... Same HIGH 5 Hand time, same HIGH 5 Hand place.