North Hall’s Bobby Epps was playing for a purpose greater than winning Friday night.
The Trojans’ senior fullback was playing for Drake Hollander, a member of the North Hall Junior Trojans football program and a cancer patient who, according to Trojans’ coach Bob Christmas is currently in intensive care at Scottish-Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta.
Epps made Hollander proud scoring five touchdowns (30, 30, 8, 2 and 9 yards).
He also added a two-point conversion to finish the night with 37 points en route to leading his team to a 49-7 win at White County.
North Hall’s two-way standout now leads the team with 10 touchdowns and 333 yards on the ground this season. Trojans senior tailback Hunter Wolf also had a big night highlighted with a 91-yard touchdown and finished the game with 178 yards rushing.
Come back kids
Flowery Branch plays its best against Gainesville when it is coming from behind. On Friday, the Falcons spotted the Red Elephants 21 points early, only to mount a second half comeback to win 49-38 at City Park. Last season, it was a very similar recipe for victory. The Falcons trailed by 14 points only to mount a come-from-behind win, 35-28, at The Branch.
In both games, Falcons dual-threat quarterback Jaybo Shaw was the key to victory.
This season he finished the game with 31 carries for 235 yards and four touchdowns. He also got the ball to his receivers completing passes at a 66-percent clip for 169 yards and a touchdown.
As a junior, he had 371 yards total offense against the Red Elephants. These are the first two wins for Flowery Branch in school history against Gainesville.
Magic number five
The Chestatee defense had another banner performance Friday night in its 47-14 win against East Hall.
The War Eagles never allowed East Hall to get a ground game started allowing only 5 yards on the ground all night.
The War Eagles also took the air out of any drives East Hall mounted garnering five takeaways on the night.
Chestatee scored five offensive touchdowns in the first half.
The War Eagles now have five wins on the season. It’s the quickest they have hit the five win mark in school history.
West Hall on a roll
The Spartans picked up their second consecutive win thanks to a 21-12 victory against Pickens in Jasper on Friday night.
And for the second consecutive game, West Hall running backs Daniel Drummond (149 yards, two touchdowns) and Marquise Stephens (16 carries, 111 yards) each topped the 100-yard mark. Stephens also added three catches for 28 yards.
Westminster ends season
The Westminster Christian eight-man football team lost its season finale 60-6 at Loganville Christian on Friday night.
Jacob Bellamy scored the Wildcats’ only touchdown with a 30-yard run. He set up his score with a 35-yard kick return to start the drive. Bellamy finished the game with 142 total yards, 10 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.
Westminster Christian quarterback Ryan Farmer had a 40-yard run and helped the team finish with more than 200 yards on offense.
A.J. White had five tackles and Matt Cox had a fumble recovery for the Wildcats.