DeMarius Thompson

Suwannee running back DeMarius Thompson scored two touchdowns Friday against Hamilton County.

Suwannee at Madison County

7:30 p.m.

Series: Suwannee leads 28-24-2, although the Cowboys have won the past 19 meetings.

Last Meeting: Madison County won 50-12 at Langford Stadium last year.

Notes: A traditional rival, the Cowboys have dominated the series since the mid 1990’s, winning 19 straight with most recently not even being close. Madison is ranked No. 1 in Class 1A and have allowed just six points so far this year. Offensively, the Cowboys feature a balanced rushing attack led by Robert Hiers, Jacoleman Young, Vinsonta Allen and Greg Mitchell. Suwannee has relied on its ground game as well with DeMarius Thompson, Tyree Taylor and Jaquez Moore providing big games.


Kyson Johnson

Branford quarterback Kyson Johnson threw for three touchdowns against Bell last week.

Branford at Trenton

7:30 p.m.

Series: Trenton leads 34-30-1

Last Meeting: Branford won 40-6 last year for their first win against the Tigers since 2009

Notes: The Tigers have lost two straight following a season-opening win and have scored just eight points in those two setbacks. The Buccaneers have showed big-play ability through the air as Colton Leibold has six receiving TDs already this season with both Seth Heiderman and Kyson Johnson being effective throwing the ball. Dakota Hamm, who didn’t play against Bell last week, is top rushing threat.


Tyler Whetstone, Keshawn Jones

Hamilton County quarterback Tyler Whetstone scrambles away from Suwannee's Keshawn Jones on Friday night.

Lanier County (Ga.) at Hamilton County

7:30 p.m.

Series: First meeting

Notes: The Bulldogs are 0-2 but quarterback Rashod Brockington is a dangerous dual threat as displayed in a 41-39 loss to Montgomery County on Aug. 30 when he threw for 187 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 158 yards and two TDs. That made him the first LCHS player to top 100 yards rushing since 2015. Hamilton had success moving the ball at Suwannee with its Wing-T attack, but couldn’t finish drives. HCHS’ run-based attack is guided by Tyler Whetstone and Ahmawe Bell.


Beach

Lafayette quarterback Jaxson Beach and the Hornets' offense has been clicking on all cylinders, averaging 47 points per game so far this season.

Cedar Creek Christian at Lafayette

7:30 p.m.

Series: Tied 1-1

Last Meeting: Cedar Creek Christian won 30-26 at Dale Walker Field in 2015.

Notes: The Saints, who lost 28-16 against Paxon on Monday, are a predominantly run-based offense that utilizes a number of backs led by Demaci Griffin, Keyon Paige and Duke Maduka. Michael Hays leads the CCCS defense. The Hornets’ balanced offense was on full display in shootout at Chiefland with Jaxson Beach spreading the ball around to playmakers Adam Perry, Nic’Kel Freeman, Nathan Pearson and Mark Crum. Montae Gillyard is a weapon also. Lafayette is averaging 47 points per game this season.


Statistical Leaders

Jaxson Beach

Jaxson Beach

Passing

Jaxson Beach, Lafayette — 60-90-1, 782, 7 TDs

Seth Heiderman, Branford — 26-34-1, 473, 5 TDs

Tyree Taylor, Suwannee — 14-36-2, 166, 2 TDs

Kyson Johnson, Branford — 3-5-1, 165, 3 TDs

Montae Gillyard

Montae Gillyard

Rushing

Jaxson Beach, Lafayette — 27-294, 8 TDs

Montae Gillyard, Lafayette — 30-239, 4 TDs

Tyree Taylor, Suwannee — 24-222, 3 TDs

DeMarius Thompson, Suwannee — 22-197, 2 TDs

Dakota Hamm, Branford — 17-170, 1 TD

Colton Leibold

Colton Leibold

Receiving

Colton Leibold, Branford — 14-344, 5 TDs

Adam Perry, Lafayette — 28-314, 4 TDs

Nic’Kel Freeman, Lafayette — 14-250, 1 TD

Clay Williams, Branford — 5-131, 2 TDs

Junior Cress, Branford — 5-127, 1 TD

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