Running back Dezmin Reed scored on and a fourth and goal at the Greater Atlanta Christian one-yard line in overtime to propel the Chamblee Bulldogs to a 27-24 victory over the Spartans at Adams Stadium on Thursday night.
The win gave the Bulldogs a 3-0 record for the first time since a 7-0 start to their 2007 season on the way to the Class AAA semifinals and school record 12 wins (12-2).
The Spartans rallied from a 14-0 halftime deficit with 21 points in the second half to take a 21-14 lead on a Kyle Scales four-yard touchdown run with 7:31 to play.
The Bulldogs regrouped and answered the go-ahead score by driving 80 yards to knot the game at 21-21 behind a four-yard touchdown by Deonte Boyland with 3:36 to play.
Khari Rosier put the game into overtime as the Bulldog came flying in from the left side to block a 28-yard field goal attempt by the Spartans as the clock ticked down to seven seconds.
The Spartans (3-1) were forced into a 30-yard field goal by Brandon Holzgrefe in the overtime to take a 24-21 lead as the Bulldogs got their chance in the extra period.
Chamblee called a timeout facing the fourth and goal at the one and went to big running back Dezmin Reed who bulled through an opening for the score and the victory.
Chamblee had jumped to an early 14-0 lead in the first half behind a 17-yard pass from Jordan Branch to Davin Bellamy and a six-yard run by Bellamy.
Clarkston 34, Towers 6
Khalif Harper accounted for three touchdowns to lead the Clarkston Angoras
(1-3) to their first victory of the season 34-6 over the Towers Titans
(0-3) at Hallford Stadium on Friday.
Harper ran for two of the touchdowns passed to Laquan Odom for the third to lead the Angoras on offense. Jerrod Carter was the big play guy on defense as he recovered four fumbles.
SW DeKalb 46, Lakeside 21
Two Southwest DeKalb Panthers ran for over 100 yards as the Panthers bounced back from their loss to Martin Luther King Jr. a week ago to defeat Lakeside 46-21 at Panthersville Stadium on Friday.
Clayton Davenport ran for two touchdowns and 150 yards on the ground to go with two more touchdowns on 164 yards from Robert Brice to lead the Panthers to the win. Southwest DeKalb is 2-1 on the season and 1-1 in Region 6-AAAAA while Lakeside fell to 1-2 and 1-1 in the region.
M.L. King 29, Mays 23
The No. 3 ranked Martin Luther King Jr. Lions (3-0) rallied from an early deficit to Mays (1-2) to remain undefeated at 2-0 in Region 6-AAAAA.
Mays took the early lead, but the Lions rallied for the victory.
Week 4 Schedule
Thursday, Sept. 13
Chamblee (3-0) 27, Greater Atlanta Christian (3-1) 24, OT (moved from Friday at North DeKalb) Friday, Sept. 14 Clarkston (1-3) 34, Towers (0-3) 6 Hebron Christian (1-1) 60, Cross Keys (0-2) 0 McNair (2-1) 8, Douglass (0-3) 6 Wesleyan (2-1) 30, Stone Mountain (1-2) 19 SW DeKalb (2-1) 46, Lakeside (1-2) 21 Stockbridge (2-1) 34, Columbia (2-1) 8 M.L. King (3-0) 29, Mays (1-2) 23 Tucker (2-0) 39, Arabia Mountain (1-2) 20 Saturday, Sept. 15 Cedar Grove (2-2) 19, Redan (1-2) 0 Druid Hills (2-1) 27, Therrell (0-3) 6 Stephenson (2-0) 40, Dunwoody (0-3) 7 Miller Grove (2-1) 41, North Atlanta (0-3) 13
Open: Lithonia (0-3)