Porter LeDoyen scored four touchdowns to lead the Dunwoody Wildcats to a 38-24 Region 4-6A win over the South Cobb Eagles to keep their playoff hopes alive at North DeKalb Stadium on Friday night.
The senior quarterback ripped 186 yards on 22 carries including 43 on the first drive of the game which he finished off with a five-yard run into the end zone. Christian Lee hit the PAT to make it 7-0 with 7:56 left in the first quarter.
A 66-yard pass play from LeDoyen to Jack Pankey eventually led to a 26-yard field goal by Lee with 2:21 left in the first quarter to make it 10-0.
South Cobb quarterback Cameron Brown closed the gap with his three-yard touchdown run with 7:36 left in the first half as the Eagles (0-8) trailed just 10-7.
Dunwoody answered right back following the kickoff driving back down the field with a 77-yard drive. LeDoyen would convert a fourth and three with a tough six-yard run and later score on a quarterback sneak up the middle from the South Cobb one-yard line. Lee made it 17-7 following Lee’s PAT.
South Cobb missed a 36-yard field goal as the first half ended.
Jimi Olarinde intercepted a tipped pass by LeDoyen early in the third quarter and the Eagles to set up a 35-yard field goal made by Antonio Saldana with 9:16 to play in the third quarter. Dunwoody’s lead was cut to 17-10.
LeDoyen scored on another QB sneak on Dunwoody’s following possession to push the lead to 23-10. South Cobb blocked the PAT attempt.
Brown’s four-yard touchdown run on fourth and goal with 1:41 left in the third quarter cut the gap to 23-17.
After turning the ball over on downs, the Wildcat defense came up with a big play as Julian Madison intercepted a pass and returned it 79 yards to the Henderson eight. Ledoyen scored the touchdown on an eight-yard run to push the score out to 31-17.
Javon Richardson scored on a 19-yard run to close the gap to 31-24 in favor of the Wildcats. Dunwoody answered with a 54-yard touchdown run straight up the middle by Jordan to make it a 38-24 game with 2:29 to play.
Wade finished with 14 carries for 125 yards and touchdown for Dunwoody (5-3, 1-2).
Cedar Grove 49, Sandy Creek 34
The No. 1 ranked Cedar Grove Saints jumped to the top of the Region 5-3A standings with a 49-34 victory over No. 3 ranked Sandy Creek at Sandy Creek on Friday night.
Sophomore quarterback EJ Colson threw for six touchdowns in the Saints’ victory over Sandy Creek. He connected with senior Barry Jackson three times, Ricky Lee twice and Devin Carter once. He also added an 11-yard rushing touchdown.
Sandy Creek jumped out 12-0 early before the Saints got on track to go up 21-12 on the arm of Colson. Cedar Grove led 49-28 late before Sandy Creek got a garbage time touchdown. Amari Forted went a perfect 7-7 on PATS.
Columbia 61, Redan 9
Elijah Morgan threw four touchdown passes, two to Jadan Baugh (24 and 10 yards), as the Columbia Eagles (6-3) solidified their playoff spot with a 61-9 victory over the Redan Raiders at Avondale Stadium on Friday night.
Morgan finished with four touchdown passes on the night while Roland Edwin added two touchdown runs. Lamaze Williams (40 yards) and Jaleel Baugh both had touchdown runs in the game.
Druid Hills 56, Johnson-Gainesville 15
The Druid Hills Red Devils went on the road and came home with a 56-15 victory over Johnson of Gainesville.
The Red Devils improved to 4-4, the most wins since 2016. Druid Hills has not won five games since going 6-4 in 1993.
Chamblee 49, Arabia Mountain 6
The Chamblee Bulldogs improved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in Region 4-5A with a 49-6 win over Arabia Mountain at Godfrey Stadium.
Chamblee set up a showdown with Decatur (4-4, 3-0), a 35-2 winner over Lithonia (0-8) for the top spot in the region. The two collide next Friday at 7:30 pm at North DeKalb Stadium.
DCSD FOOTBALL SCHEDULE – WEEK 10
Thursday, October 20
Tucker (3-5)* 57, M.L. King (2-6) 8
Landmark (4-4) 43, Towers (0-7-1)* 6
Lakeside (6-2) 40, Stone Mountain (2-5) 18
Friday, October 21
Decatur (4-4) 35, Lithonia (0-8)* 2
Midtown (5-3) 29, Clarkston (1-7) 6
Chamblee (6-1) 49, Arabia Mountain (3-5)* 6
Columbia (6-3) 61, Redan (2-7)* 9
NORTH DEKALB STADIUM
Dunwoody (5-3)* 38, South Cobb (0-8) 24
Cedar Grove (6-2) 49, Sandy Creek (7-2) 34
Druid Hills (4-4) 56, Johnson Gainesville (0-8) 15
OPEN: Cross Keys (0-7), McNair (4-4), Miller Grove (4-4), SW DeKalb (2-6), Stephenson (5-2)