GRAY — North Gwinnett’s football team, in danger of an upset loss at Jones County, came storming back Friday night in a 44-21 victory.
The Bulldogs (2-0) trailed 14-9 at halftime and got behind 21-9 midway through the third quarter before reeling off 35 straight points to close out the victory.
Ashton Wood’s touchdown pass to Seth Anderson with 7:34 left in the third quarter got the comeback started, and Marcus McFarlane followed with a TD run and a 23-21 lead. Two scores from Brinston Williams pushed the lead to 37-21, and North’s Austin Bookman finished out the win with a TD run.
North’s only TD of the first half was a TD pass from Wood to Bobby Ezzard.
Warner Robins 42, Archer 7
WARNER ROBINS — After hanging close with Lowndes in the season opener, Archer had a rough road trip in Game 2.
The Tigers fell 42-7 Friday night to Warner Robins, state runner-up the past three seasons. It was the home opener for the Demons.
Jefferson 61, Central Gwinnett 7
JEFFERSON — Jefferson posted a 61-7 victory Friday night over visiting Central Gwinnett.
Malaki Starks rushed for three scores to lead the Dragons. Central falls to 1-1.