In the first Friday of the high school football season, dozens of teams locked horns in season-openers around the state including a Corky Kell Classic doubleheader.
North Paulding 55, Creekview 20
North Paulding fumbled its opening possession and saw Creekview turn it into a 31-yard Chandler Wold touchdown pass from Kyle Wilkie. The Wolfpack answered back quickly and scored 24 first-quarter points to jump to a 24-6 lead. North Paulding’s Meshach Mays ran in two first half touchdowns and caught an 8-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Kyle Banks finished 22-of-29 passing for 320 yards and four touchdowns while adding a 5-yard touchdown run.
Sandy Creek 21, Archer 13
Archer’s first play of the game was a big one as Gabe Tiller connected with Kyle Davis for an 80-yard touchdown. Dylan Singleton’s 1-yard score gave Archer a 13-0 halftime lead. Sandy Creek then scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to take a lead they would not relinquish. Trey Walker threw for two scores and Eric Swinney rushed for another. Archer had one final chance to tie the game with eight seconds left, but Tiller was intercepted by Antonio Trapp at the goal line.
The Corky Kell Classic continues with five games on Saturday, all of which can be seen on SportSouth.