Miller Grove’s Jamaal Roach had a pair of touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown to lead the Wolverines against Arabia Mountain. (Photo by Mark Brock)
Campbell crushed any hopes of tying score by the Wolverines (3-3, 0-1) with an interception as time ran out.
Williams, who was 18 of 31 passing with one interception and four touchdowns for 289 yards, opened the scoring with a 43-yarad touchdown over the middle to Butler. Campbell ran in the two-point conversion for the 8-0 lead with 8:07 left in the first quarter.
Miller Grove answered quickly with an 80-yard kickoff return by Geon Floyd to pull within 8-6. Miller Grove would take a 20-8 lead into the half as Keshawn Varner’s interception set up a two-yard score on a sneak by Roach. Roach made it 20-8 with 34 seconds left in the half on a 22-yard touchdown pass to right front corner of the end zone.
Columbia 26, Lithonia 7
The Columbia Eagles scored 20 unanswered points for a 26-7 Region 5-5A opener victory over the Lithonia Bulldogs on Friday night at Avondale Stadium.
Trailing 7-6 heading into the second quarter the Eagles (4-2, 1-0) scored twice in the second quarter to take an 18-7 lead into the half.
Columbia took the lead for good with a 13-yard scoring toss from Tremaine Calloway to Quintavious Boykins with 6:41 left in the first half to go up 12-7.
Three minutes later the Eagles benefitted from a Lithonia fumble with Rondarious Bryant cashing it in on a two-yard run into the middle of the line to make it 18-7 at the break.
Columbia salted the game away towards the end of the third quarter as Calloway threw his third touchdown pass of the game, this time to Gregory Morris. The two-point conversion was good as the Eagles took the 26-7 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Eagles’ defense played tough throughout the game allowing just the one big play, a 94-yard touchdown pass from Lithonia’s Foday Tarawally to Kevah Brantley to end the first quarter.
Columbia had taken the early lead of 6-0 on a Calloway to Geovanni Dyer touchdown pass with 7:55 left in the first quarter.