Keion Davis went over the 200-yard mark in rushing for the second time this season, compiling 226 yards on the ground and two touchdowns in last Friday’s 37-28 win at Wheeler. The Panthers, who led 27-7 at halftime, also returned a fumble for a score and intercepted three of Elijah Staley’s passes.
As far as Rockdale County, Langston Hughes has history on its side with two wins in the all-time series against the Bulldogs. Both of those victories occurred last season with the Panthers averaging nearly 33 points a game while surrendering a total of just three points.
However, Rockdale County improved to 3-0 this season with a 42-21 triumph against Drew last week. Zuri Minnifield threw three touchdowns and Keijne Thomas ran for a TD for the Bulldogs, who scored the first 22 points of the game.
Meanwhile, Creekside, the only team to defeat Langston Hughes this season, has a great chance remain unbeaten after this Friday when Forest Park visits Arrowhead Stadium. The Seminoles have played against the Panthers the last three seasons and have won by a double-digit margin each time.
Last week, Forest Park fell to 1-2 on the season following a 24-0 loss to Union Grove, while Creekside improved to 3-0 with a 33-17 road triumph over Tri-Cities. Evan Berry, Bricen Terry and Dexter Knox all rushed for touchdowns. Berry had an 89-yard TD run and Terry finished with two scores and 143 rushing yards.
If the Seminoles win, it will be their first 4-0 start since the 2010 season.