Murray County 17, Ringgold 16 (overtime)
Cade Petty blocked an extra point in overtime as Murray County squeaked by Ringgold on the road Friday night, 17-16.
The game was tied at 10 points apiece after regulation when the Indians (4-3, 2-3 in Region 6-3A) scored first in the extra period on a 2-yard sneak from Petty. He also converted a fourth down run on the previous play to set up the score.
Elber Romero kicked the extra point for what would be the deciding factor.
"It was a nailbiter, it was ugly and we didn't play very well," Murray County coach Chad Brewer said. "We just made a few plays that they didn't."
The Indians took an early lead on a Davis Redwine touchdown catch from quarterback Kaleb Jones. Romero then nailed a 35-yard field goal to give his team a 10-0 lead.
Ringgold scored a touchdown before halftime and added a 47-yard field goal to tie the game and sent it to overtime.
Jason Rice and Wally Underwood both had interceptions for the Indians, while Tyler Hayes had a fumble recovery after he stripped the ball from Ringgold's quarterback in the first half.
Murray County returns home next Friday when it hosts Calhoun.
Northwest Whitfield 37, LaFayette 20
Northwest Whitfield gave its returning alumni a Homecoming win on Friday night over LaFayette, 37-20.
Gavin Ellis led the team with three rushing touchdowns, while quarterback Owen Brooker found both Callen Nealey and Matt Redmond for one touchdown each through the air.
The Bruins (5-1, 2-0 in Region 6-4A) are still banged up and were with multiple people playing out of position, coach Josh Robinson said, yet were able to come together as a team.
"Our backups did a good job," he said. "We definitely didn't play our most intense game, but our guys were resilient."
Logan Akins finished with two interceptions, and Northwest also scored on a safety as it remains undefeated in region play.
The Bruins travel to Pickens next Friday night and Robinson said his players will have to continue to perform if they want to win the region.
"We've got a lot of football left, but beating two of the top teams in the region definitely helps," he said.
Gilmer 17, Southeast Whitfield 14
A field goal from Gilmer with just more than two minutes remaining handed Southeast Whitfield a loss during its Homecoming game on Friday night, 17-14.
Bryson Lofton and Colter Long each caught touchdowns from Adam Sowder in the loss for the Raiders (0-7, 0-3 in Region 6-4A).
"It was the perfect storm as far as Gilmer is concerned," Southeast coach Sean Gray said. "The ball bounced their way and they had long drives that ate up clock."
The Raiders gave up three turnovers to Gilmer on the night and have next week off before traveling to Heritage on Oct. 25 for another region matchup.
"The kids played hard, things just didn't go our way," Gray said.
North Murray 49, Coahulla Creek 6
Ladd McConkey accounted for all seven touchdowns as North Murray rolled past Coahulla Creek on Friday night, 49-6.
McConkey threw a touchdown apiece to Seth Griffin and Kade Greeson while also running for two, returning two punts for scores and scoring once more on an interception return for a touchdown.
"He's always been that type of player, he can play so many things," North Murray coach Preston Poag said.
The Mountaineers (6-1, 5-0 in Region 6-3A) remain undefeated in region play with the win as they travel to Haralson County next Friday, who is also undefeated in region play.
"We've got three tough ones left," Poag said of his team's remaining schedule. "It'll be a big one for us next Friday."
Coahulla Creek scored on a 57-yard touchdown run from Tyler Locklear on Friday night. Zandr' Burse and Joseph Hernandez each had an interception for the Colts (1-5, 0-4 in Region 6-3A) as they host Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe next week.