Richmond Academy continued its surprising season Friday by beating Lakeside 30-0 at Panther Stadium.
The Musketeers, who started the season on a 17-game losing skid, are undefeated after five Region 3-AAAA games.
Lakeside entered the game having won its past two region games to re-enter the playoff discussion. But the Panthers turned the ball over four times, including a doomed fourth-down conversion attempt at midfield that resulted in a Musketeers touchdown two plays later.
"Honestly, they threw the ball effectively, ran effectively and stopped our offense ... it was a rough night for Lakeside," linebacker Cody Marsh said.
Musketeers quarterback Mar-Quon Medlock completed 12 of 17 passes for 153 yards. Richmond Academy ran for 113 yards in the first half.
Lakeside's second drive of the game ended when it lost a fumble in Musketeers' territory. Another Lakeside drive was halted in the fourth quarter when Richmond Academy's Evan Dansby returned an interception 29 yards for a score.
"Once the momentum got on their side, they did a great job of taking advantage of it and punching us in the face when they had to," Lakeside coach Jody Grooms said.
The Panthers (3-3, 0-2 Region 3-AAAA) play at Cross Creek on Friday. The Musketeers travel to Glenn Hills.
Harlem gets a win
Harlem won its first game this season after battling back from a two-touchdown deficit at halftime to beat Cross Creek 27-21 on Friday.
The Bulldogs came out in a Wishbone formation for the final two quarters and rushed for four touchdowns, the last of which was a 1-yard run by Seth Hill with 1:04 remaining.
Hill finished with 139 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Harlem quarterback Zach Morris ran for 128 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The Bulldogs improved to 1-5 overall and 1-2 in Region 3-AAAA.
"In the first half, we didn't look good offensively or defensively," Harlem coach Jimmie Lewis said. "But we kind of went in and challenged them at halftime."
Augusta Christian 14, Wilson Hall 7
At Wilson Hall, Augusta Christian scored twice in the second quarter and held on for a nonregion win. The Lions (7-1, 2-0 Region 1-AAA) scored on a blocked punt return by Micah Herriman and a 1-yard touchdown run from quarterback William Banks. Augusta Christian plays at Cardinal Newman on Friday.
Luella 42, Greenbrier 7
At Greenbrier, the Wolfpack's homecoming was spoiled by their fourth consecutive loss. Coach Brian Smith's team is off to an 0-3 start in Region 2-AAAAA. Greenbrier (1-5, 0-3) plays host to Newton on Friday.
Augusta Chronicle staff writer Matt Middleton and correspondent Wes Mayle contributed to this report.
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