Sequoyah (3-3, 1-1) coasted to a 50-8 victory over North Springs at home, totaling 524 yards of offense to get its first win in Region 7AAAAA (A). The Chiefs tallied 462 of those yards on the ground.
Defensively, they allowed only 100 yards of total offense on the night, and held North Springs to minus-14 yards in the first half.
Creekview (5-1, 2-0), on the other hand, won a 56-42 shootout at Northview that saw more than 1,100 yards and a total of 14 touchdowns between the teams.
The Grizzlies’ 602 yards of total offense, 401 passing yards and 56 points were all season highs.
However, the 536 yards and 42 points they allowed were also season highs as well.
“For most of the season, our defense has been carrying us,” Creekview coach Al Morrell said. “(On Friday), it was the other way around.”
Almost half of Creekview’s yards came courtesy of wide receiver Hunter Udall, who caught five passes for 267 yards — the seventh-highest total in state history, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association — and two touchdowns.
“He was outstanding,” Morrell said of Udall, who scored Creekview’s first touchdown on an 88-yard pass from quarterback Hayden Hall. “He made some big plays and played well all four quarters. I don’t know what we would have done without him (Friday) night.”
Hall, who was 8-of-16 with 247 yards and four touchdowns, wasn’t the only Creekview player to find success throwing the ball, as running back Chandler Wold completed his only two pass attempts for 154 yards.
While the Grizzlies had to depend on their top playmakers to the very end, Sequoyah was able to rest most of its starters after the first half.
The Chiefs’ top three rushers for the season —Blake Ingleton, Stuart Glassic and Dustin Dawson — combined for 295 rushing yards and four touchdowns in the first half before all three sat out the second.
Backup running backs Jake Garner, D.J. Austin, and Jake Jensen all saw significant playing time in the second half, combining for 118 yards on 12 carries.
Third-string Sequoyah quarterback Austin Tracy took the majority of the snaps in the fourth quarter, while the Chiefs also fielded a second-half defense filled primarily with backups.
“Our young guys were great (Friday),” Sequoyah coach James Teter said. “We challenged them at halftime to go out there and show us that they could play. A lot of them did that. They earned themselves some more time on the field down the road.”
The county will have its full complement of six teams playing next Friday.
The three Region 5AAAAAA squads, after completing their bye weeks, will be back on the field, with Etowah hosting Cherokee and Woodstock hosting Roswell. River Ridge, which was also off, will travel to Cass.
Creekview and Sequoyah will bid to continue their momentum by hosting Cambridge and Forsyth Central, respectively.