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High school scoreboard: Flowery Branch opens region play with 35-21 win against Cedar Shoals
Flowery Branch running back Malik Damons breaks loose for a touchdown Friday at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium in Oakwood. - photo by Jared Putnam

Malik Drayton scored on an 84-yard run in the fourth quarter as Flowery Branch secured a 35-21 win against Cedar Shoals on Friday in Athens. Drayton also scored on runs of 13 and 12 yards for the Falcons (5-1, 2-0 Region 8-5A). Also scoring for Flowery Branch was Malik Damons, who ran it in from 44 and 9 yards. 

On Friday, Flowery Branch hosts Walnut Grove. 

MARIST 39, GAINESVILLE 14: Trey Blackwell had a receiving touchdown for Gainesville on Friday in Atlanta. Tre’ Luttrell rushed for a touchdown for the Red Elephants. Gainesville is now 1-4 for the season.

Gainesville hosts Habersham Central on Friday at City Park Stadium.

EAST ATLANTA 12, LANIER CHRISTIAN 6 (2OT): Lanier Christian’s quarterback Daniel Eppling had a 1-yard touchdown on a quarterback sneak with less then a minute to left in regulation to tie the score. Trevon Marshall led the Lanier Christian Academy defense with 11 tackles and a blocked field goal. Charlie Vera contributed to the Lightning defense with seven tackles.

Lanier Christian hosts Dawson Christian on Friday in Flowery Branch.

High School scores can be reported by 10:30 p.m. each night by calling 770-718-3415 or email