Tucker receiver Josh Vann hauls in one of his two touchdown passes in the Tigers' 55-0 win over Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday. King's Dequan Moseley (2) and an unidentified teammate were covering on the play. (Photo by Mark Brock)

Tucker receiver Josh Vann hauls in one of his two touchdown passes in the Tigers’ 55-0 win over Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday. King’s Dequan Moseley (2) and an unidentified teammate were covering on the play. (Photo courtesy of iShootAtlanta’s Travis Hudgons)

Xavier Shephard and Joshua Vann hooked up for a pair of touchdown passes to led the No. 8 ranked Tucker Tigers to a 55-0 Region 4-6A victory over the Martin Luther King Jr. Lions on Friday night at Hallford Stadium.

Chris Broadwater’s first quarter touchdown run from 30 yards out got the Tigers rolling before Shephard and Van began to stretch the lead.
Shephard found Vann for a 28-yard scoring toss for a 14-0 Tigers’ lead heading into the second quarter. The pair extended the lead to 21-0 early in the second quarter as they hooked up for 26 yards.
A blocked punt by David Davis set up what would be an 8-yard run into the end zone by Taurean Taylor to make it 28-0 heading into the half.
Shephard finished with three touchdown passes and 182 yards passing on 9 completions while Vann had four receptions for 81 yards on the night.
Tucker improved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in region play while the Lions fell to 2-3 and 0-2.
East Coweta 20, Arabia Mountain 14
East Coweta broke a 14-14 tie in the fourth quarter to pull out a 20-14 home victory over Class 5A No. 6 ranked and previously unbeaten Arabia Mountain on Friday night.
Jeremiah Gemmell’s 76-yard run in the fourth quarter broke a 14-14 tie for the win.

Arabia Mountain had trailed 7-6 at the half, but Brandon Snowball’s 18-yard touchdown run in the third quarter put the Rams (4-1) up 14-7. Samad Noble passed to Desmond Rocker for the two-point conversion.

The Rams other score was a touchdown pass from Noble (15-28 for 109 yards) to Terray Bryant who had 19 tackles on defense in the game.

East Coweta answered just before the end of the third quarter to send the team into the final period knotted at 14-all.

Westminster 42, Cedar Grove 21
A 21-point third quarter by Westminster proved costly to the Cedar Grove Saints in a 42-21 defeat in a key Region 5-3A battle of ranked teams at Westminster last Friday.

The Saints and Westminster were tied at 14-14 when backup quarterback Croft Ward and receiver Joe Egan hooked up for touchdown passes of 64 and 66 yards to put their team in control of the football game.

Jelani Woods had 257 yards passing, including a 69-yard touchdown to Dennis Bell to lead the Saints (3-2, 1-1) who fell from third to ninth in the Class AAA poll.

McNair 21, Stone Mountain 13
McNair got back on the winning track with a 21-13 win over Stone Mountain on Saturday at Avondale Stadium.

Quarterback Jayden Wooden connected with Christopher Brown for two touchdowns and Jalen Brown returned a punt 60 yards for another score in the Region 5-3A victory for the Mustangs (3-2, 1-1).

Larry Brooks rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns for Stone Mountain (1-4, 0-2).

Stephenson 21, Mundy’s Mill 7
Jaylen Marson-Knight rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Stephenson Jaguars to a 21-7 Region 4-6A road victory over Mundy’s Mill on Friday night.

Knight was the workhorse for the Jaguars (2-3, 1-1) as he carried the ball 29 times. Quarterback D’Vonn Gibbons had 76 yards rushing and a touchdown to aid the Jaguars’ cause.

North Clayton 16, Druid Hills 14 OT
Druid Hills rallied to send the game into overtime, but fell 16-14 as North Clayton converted a two-point conversion in overtime for the game winner in Region 4-4A action at Adams Stadium on Friday night.

Isaiah Dawson’s two-point conversion run sent the game into overtime tied at 8-8. The conversion came after Dawson’s 18-yard pass to Jordan Foote with the Red Devils (2-3, 0-1) trailing 8-0 in the second quarter.

The two teams played a scoreless second half before going into overtime. Kenyon Blackshear caught a 15-yard pass from Nehemiah Brown in overtime, but the two-point conversion was no good to give North Clayton (3-2, 1-0) the win.

Friday, Sept. 23
North Clayton (3-2, 1-0) 16, Druid Hills (2-3, 0-1) 14
Lakeside (4-1, 1-0) 38, Meadowcreek (0-5, 0-1) 0
Lovett (3-2, 1-1) 35, Towers (2-3, 1-1) 6
Columbia (2-3, 0-0) 54, Clarkston (0-6) 6
Tucker (4-1, 2-0) 55, M.L. King (2-3, 0-2) 0
Chattahoochee (2-2, 1-1), 41, Dunwoody (2-2, 1-1) 0
East Coweta (4-1) 20, Arabia Mountain (4-1) 14
Westminster (3-2, 1-1) 42, Cedar Grove (3-2, 1-1) 21
Marist (2-2) 42, Chamblee (1-4) 14
Westlake (2-3) 25, Lithonia (1-4) 14
Pace Academy (4-1, 2-0) 45, Redan (1-4, 0-2) 22
Rockdale Co. (2-3) 14, SW DeKalb (2-3) 13
Stephenson (2-3, 1-1) 21, Mundy’s Mill (1-4, 1-1) 7
Saturday, Sept. 24
McNair (3-2, 1-1) 21, Stone Mountain (1-4, 0-2) 13