NORTH METRO ATLANTA — Thunderstorms and lightning delayed, postponed or canceled several local high school football games Sept. 13. Only two local games, Blessed Trinity vs. Benedictine and South Forsyth’s matchup with South Gwinnett, were completed.
Matchups between West Forsyth and Roswell, Forsyth Central and Denmark, and Lambert versus Peachtree Ridge were all cancelled due to weather. Because these games are non-region matchups, they are not required to be played to completion.
However, region games must be played under GHSA rules, which postponed most local contests.
All Region 7-AAAAAA games were delayed. Three games — Dunwoody vs. Cambridge, Centennial vs. Pope and Chattahoochee vs. Northview — were played Saturday, Sept. 14. Centennial played an early afternoon game and fell to Pope while Cambridge and Chattahoochee fell in Saturday night contests.
Johns Creek and North Atlanta decided to reschedule their matchup for Monday, Sept. 16.
All Class-A Private local games scheduled for Friday were postponed until Sept 16. Those games include Fellowship Christian vs. Walker, Mount Pisgah vs. Whitefield Academy, St. Francis vs. Lakeview Academy and Athens Christian at Pinecrest Academy.
The following games were played to completion over the weekend:
Dunwoody 21, Cambridge 19
Dunwoody took a tight win over Cambridge in both squads’ Region 7-AAAAAA opener.
A touchdown rush from Phillip Michael Collins gave the Bears an early 6-0 lead, but the Wildcats scored three unanswered touchdowns to take a 21-6 lead into the half.
Collins led Cambridge’s comeback with a touchdown midway through the third, but the PAT was blocked, leaving the Bears trailing 21-12. Collins again found the end zone with five minutes remaining in the game to set up a thrilling finish.
Cambridge’s offense was back on the ball in the final minutes looking for the go-ahead score, but a field goal attempt with under two minutes remaining was no good and the Wildcats held on.
Dunwoody quarterback Davis Ledoyen led the Wildcats with 333 yards passing with two touchdowns. Tyler Eith had 14 receptions for 213 yards with a touchdown. Cevon Mitchell added a rushing score for Dunwoody.
Both teams continue their Region 7-AAAAAA schedules Sept. 20. Dunwoody (2-1, 1-0) will take on Northview at North Dekalb Stadium, while Cambridge (1-2, 0-1) goes on the road against Centennial.
Marist 14, Westminster 0
Marist improved to 3-0 Friday night by downing Westminster in a weather-shortened contest that was called in the second quarter. The War Eagles led Westminster 14-0 with seven minutes remaining in the first half when officials chose to end the contest.
Marist took the lead with an 8-yard touchdown run from Connor Cigelske late in the first quarter before teams were forced into their locker rooms for a 90-minute weather delay.
When play resumed, Marist’s Brett Zoeller scored a rushing touchdown from 19 yards out to push the War Eagles’ lead to 14-0. Soon after Zoeller’s score, weather prompted another delay before the game was called.
Cigelske finished the game with 78 yards rushing and Zoeller added 36 yards.
Marist travels this Friday to take on St. Pius X.