Sandy Creek 54, Fayette County 19


The Sandy Creek Patriots (3-0-1, 1-0) broke the 50-point barrier for the third straight game, winning 54-19 over the Fayette County Tigers (0-4, 0-1) in a Region 5-AAAA battle in Fayetteville.

After putting up 55 points against Newnan and 54 against East Coweta, the Patriots are averaging 47.5 points per contest and now have a 43-game regular-season unbeaten streak.

The game started out as a shootout on both sides. Sandy Creek’s Cole Garvin threw first-quarter touchdown passes to Jeremiah Relaford and Demarre Kitt, while Fayette County’s Daveion Nash connected with Milan Astin for a score. Jollyce Myrick’s 13-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter tied the game at 12.

From there, the Patriots reeled off 35 unanswered points to take control. Delvin Weems scored on runs of 40 and 2 yards, and a fumble recovery in the end zone made it a 33-12 score just before halftime.

Nick Toney took the ball in for a score from a yard out late in the third quarter, and after a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, Weems took the handoff and made a nifty move in the backfield to elude a would-be tackler before sprinting down the left sideline for his third touchdown of the game.

The Tigers hit on a big play late in the third, as Nash connected with Ashton Jackson on a 91-yard scoring pass. But Sandy Creek drove back down the field in less than 90 seconds, with Eric Swinney breaking free for a 47-yard touchdown run that turned out to be the final score of the game. The fourth quarter was played with a running clock under the 30-point rule.

Sandy Creek will host Troup next Friday, while Fayette County travels to Carrollton.