Rome blis­ters Pauld­ing County, 68-7

Rome News-Tribune - - SPORTS - From staff re­ports

There was no stop­ping the Rome High foot­ball team Fri­day night as the No. 1-ranked Wolves ran for 404 yards and scored six touch­downs in the sec­ond quar­ter en route to a 68-7 road win over Pauld­ing County.

The vic­tory — Rome’s 35th in a row — main­tained the Wolves’ un­de­feated record, mov­ing them to 8-0 over­all and 6-0 in Re­gion 7-5A, while Pauld­ing County is still search­ing for its first win.

Run­ning back Jamious Grif­fin ran for 188 yards and two touch­downs on eight car­ries, bring­ing his sea­son to­tal to 1,685 yards rush­ing. He scored on runs of 26 and 7 yards, both in the first half.

Quar­ter­back Knox Kadum was 2 for 2 pass­ing for 56 yards and a touch­down while also run­ning for 44 yards and an­other touch­down. Xavier Roberts-Don­ald­son caught a 31-yard TD pass and ran for a 13-yard score, both in the sec­ond quar­ter.

Trace­ton Lawrence had 59 yards and two touch­downs on six car­ries.

Rome’s de­fense not only held Pauld­ing County to only 163 yards of to­tal of­fense, but got in on the scor­ing as well. Nick Burge re­cov­ered a Pa­triot fum­ble at Pauld­ing’s 17 and ran it in for a touch­down, while Ja­mar Roberts in­ter­cepted a pass and took it 29 yards to the end zone.

The Wolves are back on the road next week at Hi­ram. Sono­rav­ille 14, Adairsville 10

Bol­stered by a quick and ef­fi­cient of­fen­sive start, as well as a rugged, re­silient ef­fort by its de­fense, the Sono­rav­ille Phoenix gut­ted out a 14-10 win at home against the Adairsville Tigers in a Re­gion 6-3A game Fri­day.

Phoenix quar­ter­back Cole God­frey capped off the first drive with a 15-yard touch­down pass to Blade Bryant and, fol­low­ing a fum­ble re­cov­ery, Colton Richards took a screen pass from God­frey 25-yards to put Sono­rav­ille (3-4, 2-4 6-3A) up 14-10.

With Adairsville (3-5, 1-4) gain­ing some mo­men­tum and clos­ing the gap, the Tigers threat­ened to score deep in Phoenix ter­ri­tory in the fourth quar­ter but was stopped by Sono­rav­ille’s de­fense to pre­serve the win.

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