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All Paulding teams have wins to start seasons
by E. Marcel Pourtout
mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
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Special / Braden Camp<br>East Paulding’s Tae Ray (22) runs past Allatoona’s Christian Solomon (11) and Kameron Pena (1) during the contest between the two teams in Acworth Aug. 22.
Special / Braden Camp
East Paulding’s Tae Ray (22) runs past Allatoona’s Christian Solomon (11) and Kameron Pena (1) during the contest between the two teams in Acworth Aug. 22.
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As the calendar enters September and the fall season nears, Paulding County public high school programs have begun their regular seasons in football with strong results after each squad has won at least one game so far.

North Paulding was the first team to play a contest as the Wolfpack traveled to face Creekview in the Corky Kell Classic at McEachern High School in Powder Springs Aug. 22. Behind 309 yards passing and four touchdown passes from quarterback Kyle Banks, North Paulding (1-1) emerged with a resounding 55-20 victory over the Grizzlies (0-1).

This past Friday, the Wolfpack returned to the field to face East Paulding in Dallas. The Raiders were coming off a 27-21 loss to Allatoona on Aug. 22 despite Tae Ray’s 137 all-purpose yards. East Paulding (1-0) earned its first win of the season, defeating North Paulding 42-10.

South Paulding’s season debut also came on Aug. 22 at home against Sprayberry. In his first career start, Spartans’ quarterback Jake Oglesby threw for a game-high 229 yards and two touchdowns, leading the team to a 24-19 win over the Yellow Jackets (0-2). South Paulding (1-0) running back Kameron Watts had a team-high 37 yards rushing and a touchdown while Anthony Brown had a touchdown catch.

Paulding County High School (1-0) opened its season last Friday at home against Pepperell (0-1). Patriots’ quarterback Bailey Johnson had 186 yards passing along with two touchdown passes in the 46-14 win. Antonio Golden had two touchdown catches while on the defensive end, Brandon Ballard had eight tackles and one sack. Fidel Griffiths had two sacks and an interception as well.

“We’re playing with confidence and getting better each week,” Patriots’ coach Scott Hamilton said. “Hopefully we’ll continue to improve.”

Hiram (1-0) won its season opener on the road over Cedartown (0-1) Friday by the score of 34-14.

This Friday, South Paulding hosts Villa Rica (1-1), North Paulding travels to Allatoona (2-0), Hiram visits New Manchester (1-0) and Paulding County hosts Alexander (1-0). East Paulding has a scheduled bye week.

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