Notre Dame Academy’s Andrew Montello rushed for 127 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Irish Wolfhounds to a 39-6 win over Cross Keys at the Indians Senior Night at Adams Stadium on Thursday night.
Montello had two one-yard touchdowns, the second with 50 seconds left in the first half as Notre Dame took an 18-0 lead into the break. Theo Chiffin kicked a 27-yard field goal, ran for a two-point conversion and kicked the PAT just before the half.
Paul Ross drifted back to the 10-yard line to field the second half kickoff, cut to his left up the sideline for 90 yards and the touchdown. Chiffin added the PAT to make it 25-0 with 11:41 remaining in the third quarter.
Notre Dame wrapped up its scoring on the night with a 55-yard run up the middle by Montello and a 19-yard end around to Chiffin to make it 39-0 with 2:34 left in the third quarter. Chiffin hit both PATs. A one-handed interception in the end zone by Cross Keys’ Brandon Castro prevented another Notre Dame third-quarter score.
The Indians got things moving on their next possession getting out to their own 49 on carries of 10 and seven yards by quarterback Gustavo Martinez as the quarter ended. Cross Keys got a 25-yard run around the left end by Andrew Bui down to the Notre Dame 16.
After a personal foul call on Notre Dame Cross Keys was facing a first and goal at the two-yard line when Martinez dropped back and tossed a pass over a defensive lineman to Marquis Earl for the touchdown. The two-point try was no good. Cross Keys trailed 6-39 with 7:53 to play.
The two teams traded possessions and an incomplete pass on fourth down by Cross Keys allowed Notre Dame to run out the clock.
Martinez finished the night with 44 yards rushing on 16 carries and was 3-5 passing for 28 yards and the touchdown. Cross Keys finishes the season 0-8.
Clarkston 8, Johnson-Gainesville 6
The Clarkston Angoras first quarter score held up for an 8-6 victory over Johnson-Gainesville at Hallford Stadium on Thursday night.
Clarkston’s freshman quarterback Quaricus Hurley connected with senior receiver Armohd Wood for an 18-yard touchdown pass play in the first quarter to give the Angoras the lead they would never relinquish. The pair also connected on the two-point pass to make 8-0.
Johnson (0-9) scored in the second quarter to make it an 8-6 game going into halftime.
Clarkston’s defense took it from there behind some big hits by senior linebacker Cameron Meadows as the Angoras held Johnson scoreless in the second half. Junior linebacker Thomas Hagos (3 sacks) and junior Ehi “Perry” Osakuo (4 tackles for loss, 1 sack) joined in on the fun with Meadows.
Clarkson improves to 2-7 on the season headed into the final week of the season.
Hapeville 30, Miller Grove 7
The Hapeville Hornets all but ended the playoff hopes of the Miller Grove Wolverines with a 30-6 victory at Banneker High School on Thursday night.
Miller Grove (3-6, 1-3) needed a win to solidify a possible state playoff berth. Hapeville (2-7, 2-2) improved its chances for a berth with the win.
DCSD FOOTBALL SCHEDULE – WEEK 11
Thursday, October 27
Notre Dame (4-6) 39, Cross Keys (0-8) 6
Clarkston (2-7) 8, Johnson-Gainesville (0-9) 6
Hapeville (2-7, 2-2)* 30, Miller Grove (3-6, 1-3) 7
Friday, October 28
Druid Hills (4-4) vs. Lakeside (6-2), 7:30 pm
Callaway (5-3, 4-0) vs. McNair (4-4, 2-2)*, 7:30 pm
Arabia Mountain (3-5, 1-2) vs. M.L. King (2-6, 1-2) (SN)*, 7:30 pm
Lithonia (0-8, 0-3) vs. Tucker (3-5, 1-2) (SN)*, 7:30 pm
NORTH DEKALB STADIUM
Decatur (4-4, 3-0) vs. Chamblee (6-1, 3-0) (SN)*, 7:30 pm
Dunwoody (5-3, 1-2) at Riverwood (1-7, 1-2)*, 7:30 pm
Redan (2-7, 1-4) at Landmark Christian (4-4, 2-2)*, 7:30 pm
Stephenson (5-2, 3-0) at Holy Innocents (5-3, 2-1)*, 4:30 pm
Stone Mountain (2-6) at Midtown (5-3), 8:00 pm, Henderson Stadium
SW DeKalb (2-6, 0-3) at Westminster (5-3, 2-1)*, 7:00 pm
Towers (0-7-1, 0-3) at Eagles Landing Christian (4-4, 3-1)*, 7:30 pm
OPEN DATE: Cedar Grove (6-2), Columbia (6-3)
(SN) – Senior Night