FITZGERALD -- With 35 points in the first quarter Friday night, the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes quickly took away any chance of a possible Brantley County Heron upset. The Hurricanes went on to take a 52-15 victory over the Herons in the Region 2-AA contest.

Ranked No. 5 in this week's Associated Press Class AA poll, Fitzgerald goes to 5-0 in the league, 7-1 overall. Brantley goes to 2-3 in 2-AA, 5-3 overall.

The game was quickly in Fitzgerald's favor. On the first play from scrimmage, Johnathan Roberts raced 93 yards for a touchdown

Brantley answered back with a Stevan Prevatt to Spencer Martin touchdown pass. However, the point after was missed.

Up 7-6, Fitzgerald quickly ran off four more touchdowns in the first quarter. A Dion Ross eight-yard touchdown run and a one-yard run by Nate Inman sandwiched two Josh Battle to Darian Austile scoring passes. Those passes went for 20 and 35 yards, respectively.

Victor Ayala added the point afters on each of the Fitzgerald touchdowns.

Brantley cut the lead in the second quarter on a two-yard run by Jeremy Griffin and a 27-yard field goal by Austin Lee.

Fitzgerald closed the first half scoring when Jamaal Williams got a safety with 2:42 left.

In the third quarter, Inman had a five-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion. Fitzgerald's P.J. Pruitt then scored on a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Ayala added the point after to close out the scoring for the Hurricanes.

Fitzgerald had 508 total yards of offense. That included 424 yards rushing on 38 carries.

Roberts led the way with 148 yards rushing on seven carries. Inman had 13 carries for 118 yards and Ross had 85 yards rushing on seven carries.

Battle was 5 for 8 passing for 84 yards. Austile had the two touchdown catches for 56 yards. Inman also had three catches for 28 yards.

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