HOMER — Class 2A No. 1-ranked Rabun County continued its dominance in Region 8-2A taking a 63-0 win over Banks on Friday at Leopards Stadium.
Rabun County senior quarterback Gunner Stockton also continued his assault on the Georgia record books. The Georgia-commit threw for 454 yards and 6 TDs, which moved into second place all-time with 155 TD passes, surpassing former Gainesville standout Deshaun Watson (155). Stockton also moved into fourth place all-time in passing yardage with 12,179 yards, just 566 yards behind third-place Jake Fromm (Houston County, 2013 - 2016), who finished with 12,745 yards.
The win also extended Rabun County’s (7-1, 2-0 Region 8-2A) 8-2A win streak to 45 straight. Banks County fell to 1-6, 0-2 in Region 8-2A with the loss.
The Wildcats’ Cory Keller returned the opening kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown and it was all downhill from there for Banks County.
Stockton connected with Baxter O’Brien on two consecutive TD passes of 12 and 1-yard into the second quarter. He then threw TD passes of 24-yards to Ethan Clarke, 66-yards to Jaden Gibson, and another 1-yard TD pass to O’Brien just before the half for a 42-0 lead.
In the third quarter, Gibson and Stockton connected on a 25-yard touchdown. Lang Windham added a 36-yard TD run and Nick Baloga had a 5-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.
Gibson finished with 11 catches for 260 yards and 2 TDs for Rabun County
Banks County was held to minus-10 yards rushing. Leopards’ quarterback Bowen Roberts was 8-for-28 passing for 127 yards but was picked off twice. Caine Griffith caught 3 passes for 93 yards.
Rabun County will play host to Elbert County next week in a showdown of the region’s two unbeaten teams.
Banks County will travel to Riverside Military Academy in a battle for fourth place and the inside track for the final playoff spot