Interest in LaFlamme might heat up
Tyler LaFlamme doesn't have a scholarship offer. In fact, no college football coach has ever called or e-mailed the senior from South Forsyth.
Maybe that will change after LaFlamme (pronounced "la flame") rushed for 435 yards in South Forsyth's 42-34 victory over Chattahoochee on Friday. That's the fourth-highest single-game rushing total in state history, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. The record is 476 yards by Miller County's Don Calloway in 1999. (See Daily List.)
"I have a feeling recruiting will pick up," South Forsyth assistant coach Trevor Williams said. "Good mix of size and speed."
Williams coaches the secondary, where LaFlamme (5 feet 10 inches and 193 pounds) has started since he was a freshman. It was only last season that he moved to running back, playing the position for the first time since the sixth grade, but was behind senior Isaiah Williams, who signed with Army.
South Forsyth is 4-1 overall, 4-0 in Region 6-AAAAAA, and plays Northview (5-0, 4-0) in its next game on Oct. 10. LaFlamme has 985 yards rushing on the season.
Here are some of the best individual efforts from last week.
*Cherokee WR Andrew Harris had 10 receptions for 204 yards and scored five touchdowns - three on receptions, one a 47-yard run and another a 91-yard interception return - in a 61-32 victory over Pope. Harris returned kickoffs for 75 yards, giving him 417 all-purpose yards for the game.
*Mays QB Asahnia Aderhold was 13-of-25 passing for 338 yards and five touchdowns in a 40-35 victory over Lovejoy, which entered the game ranked No. 10 in Class AAAAAA.
*McIntosh QB Duke Kinamon passed for 375 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed for 147 yards and one touchdown on 14 attempts in a 56-28 victory over Morrow.
*South Cobb QB Kylil Carter was 27-of-31 passing for 466 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in a 42-39 victory over Newnan. Carter is averaging 315.3 yards passing per game in South Cobb's 2-2 start.
*South Forsyth RB Tyler LaFlamme rushed for 435 yards and five touchdowns on 33 carries in a 42-34 victory over Chattahochee. LaFlamme also recovered Chattahoochee's last-ditch onside kick to seal the victory.
Lines of distinction
*Cedar Grove rushed for 525 yards behind the line of LT Antwuan Jackson, LG Marquez McNeill, C Darius Goodwin, RG Johnny Thomas and RT Justin Shaffer in a 46-20 victory over Jackson (Atlanta). McNeill is the younger brother of Marcus McNeill, the Cedar Grove alumnus and former Pro Bowl offensive tackle for the Chargers.
*Lumpkin County rushed for 472 yards - with two backs over 150 each (Gunnary Wood and Bradley Womack) - behind the line of LT Jacoby Jackson, freshman LG Josh Chastain, C Garrett Gray, RG Caleb Fields, RT Steven Bowen and TE Zack Samples in a 38-35 victory over East Hall.
*Milton's six-man rotation of Nick Wilson, Ernest Dye, Leighton Weatherby, Noah Nutter, Tyler Perry and Max Moorman, plus tight ends Jake English and Jonathan Cistrunk, paved the way for 373 yards rushing and 500 yards in total offense in a 56-0 victory over Lassiter.
*Troup rushed for 315 yards and five touchdowns behind the line of RT Jason Hernandez, RG Mitch Mathes, C Hudson Newton, LG Jorge Benitez and LT Tristan Thompson in a 37-27 victory over Callaway that awarded Troup the county championship. Troup is averaging nearly 300 yards rushing per game. Troup's starting linemen have a combined 3.66 GPA.
Best of the rest
*Alpharetta WR Rustin Suter had five catches for 105 yards and a touchdown, a 68-yard TD run and a 45-yard kickoff return in a 52-3 victory over Habersham Central. QB Austin King threw five TD passes.
*Aquinas RB Daniel Lindsay rushed for 241 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in a 55-35 victory over Mount de Sales.
*Archer QB Gabe Tiller was 13-of-18 passing for 335 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-7 victory over Parkview.
*Bacon County WR/QB/FS Drell Green had three receptions for 85 yards, threw a 9-yard TD pass and returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown in a 52-7 victory over Long County.
*Brooks County QB Devon Wimms rushed for 104 yards on seven carries and threw two TD passes in a 20-0 victory over Pelham.
*Brunswick freshman QB Randon Jernigan rushed for 208 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries in a 28-7 victory over Statesboro.
*Cairo PK Aldair Cortes made two 47-yard field goals and a 27-yarder in a 29-6 victory over Worth County.
*Cambridge QB Brian Moore was 19-of-31 passing for 290 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-27 loss to fifth-ranked Kell. WR Hunter Smith had seven catches for 197 yards and both touchdowns.
*Cartersville WR Terrius Callahan had seven catches for 198 yards in a 52-27 victory over Gilmer.
*Cedar Grove RB Labron Morris rushed for 268 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 46-20 victory over Jackson (Atlanta).
*Chamblee RB Xzavier Shugars rushed for 249 yards and five touchdowns on 24 carries in a 58-19 victory over Stone Mountain.
*Chattahoochee RB Blake Hundley rushed for 121 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries and had 125 yards receiving in a 42-34 loss to South Forsyth. QB Chase Owens passed for 346 yards.
*Cherokee QB Spencer Ashley was 28-of-37 passing for 429 yards and five touchdowns in a 61-32 victory over Pope.
*Coosa RB Justin Ware rushed for 148 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in a 28-0 victory over Pepperell.
*Dalton RB Kelvis Rhodes rushed for 242 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries in a 45-0 victory over Sequoyah.
*Darlington RB/DB Trey Edge rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries, had 87 yards on three kick/punt returns and made two tackles in a 25-14 victory over Gordon Lee.
*Eastside DE Arthur Holmes returned two interceptions for touchdowns and had six solo tackles, five assists, two sacks and four QB pressures in a 49-21 victory over Eagle's Landing.
*Emanuel County Institute RB Michael Sutton rushed for 208 yards on nine carries in a 54-19 victory over Savannah Country Day. That put Sutton at 1,001 yards for the season. Sutton had 191 yards rushing in the first half.
*Gainesville QB Mikey Gonzalez was 28-of-42 passing for 237 yards and four touchdowns in a 47-13 victory over Heritage (Conyers).
*Hart County WR Zac Maldanado had career highs in receptions (six) and yards (125) in a 19-7 victory over Elbert County. Four of his receptions resulted in first downs.
*Loganville LB Cameron Taube had 17 first hits and six assists and caused a fumble in a 28-14 loss to Lanier.
*Luella DT A.J. Reeves had 14 tackles, 3.5 for losses, a sack, a hurry and a breakup in a 7-6 victory over Stockbridge. It was Luella's first victory over Stockbridge in 10 years.
*Mays DE Natrez Patrick had nine tackles, two for losses, and five QB hurries in a 40-35 victory over Lovejoy.
*McIntosh WR Chandler Birrell caught four TD passes among his eight receptions for 167 yards in a 56-28 victory over Morrow.
*Monroe LB Antonio Leroy had 12 tackles, three for losses, and a sack in a 16-0 victory over Albany rival Westover.
*Mount Pisgah Christian WR/DB Ben Miller caught eight passes for 197 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 42-21 victory over Christian Heritage. Miller also had 39 yards rushing and 38 returning kickoffs for 274 all-purpose yards.
*North Oconee RB Kawon Bryant rushed for 180 yards, caught a pass for 24 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 51-7 victory over Chestatee.
*Oconee County WR Chase Major had four receptions for 180 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-7 victory over East Jackson. Oconee County is 5-0 for the first time since 2001.
*Ola RB Tyler Pippins rushed for 279 yards and two touchdowns and had 47 kickoff-return yards in a 35-14 victory over Union Grove.
*Our Lady of Mercy QB Jameson Vest rushed for 177 yards on 14 carries, was 5-of-7 passing for 70 yards and kicked seven touchbacks in a 56-22 victory over Terrell County.
*Peachtree Ridge QB Chance Thrasher was 20-of-33 passing for 238 yards and five touchdowns in a 49-6 victory over Mountain View.
*Southeast Whitfield QB Will Swantic was 10-for-10 passing for 159 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in a 45-25 victory over Heritage (Ringgold).
*Spalding sophomore QB Naricuss Driver rushed for 268 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in a 32-6 victory over Pike County.
*Stephens County QB Mason Long was 15-of-19 passing for four touchdowns and 257 yards in a 48-19 victory over North Hall.
*Towers RB Torrance Marable rushed for 207 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries and had a 65-yard kickoff return in a 38-28 victory over South Atlanta.
*Ware County RB Jarvis Belcher rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries in a 33-0 victory over Bradwell Institute.
*Winder-Barrow RB CeCe Green rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries and caught 10 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown in a 31-24 loss to Salem.
*Woodstock LB Jacob Schoeb had 16 tackles, four for losses and a crucial tackle on a faked punt in a 47-44 victory over Etowah in a game between unbeaten Cherokee County teams. Woodstock is 5-0 for the first time in its history.
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