NORTH GWINNETT 21 PARKVIEW 0
SUWANEE — North Gwinnett picked up its first win in football over Parkview since 1977 on Friday night at Tom Robinson Stadium in Suwanee. The Bulldogs’ defense really shined and kept the Panthers from scoring in their 21-0 win over Parkview. This was North Gwinnett’s 27th consecutive home game win.
North Gwinnett’s defensive line was without their star linebacker Barrett Carter who has been out with an injury, as well as another linebacker and a backup linebacker. The Bulldogs had sophomore Grant Godfrey step up to help the defensive line, as well as Jace Anderson. Godfrey sacked Parkview’s quarterback Colin Houck twice early on. The Bulldogs would sack Houck a total of six times over the course of the game. The defensive line also held Parkview’s dynamic running back duo of Cody Brown and Tyler Curtis in check allowing only 141 yards on 31 carries.
Offensively for North Gwinnett, junior Marcus McFarlane led the running backs with 118 yards while fellow junior Brinston Williams rushed for 51 yards. Williams would score a touchdown in the first and fourth quarters for the Bulldogs.
Wide receiver Seth Anderson would recover a fumble for a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter. While North Gwinnett’s quarterback Ashton Wood attempted to run the ball in for a touchdown, Parkview would knock the ball loose but luckily for the Bulldogs, Anderson was there to recover it and capitalize on the mistake.
North Gwinnett improves to 3-0 on the season. They travel to play Lovejoy in a non-conference game on Friday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. The Bulldogs do not begin conference play until Oct. 16 when they play at Mill Creek.
— Staff Reports
All photos credit William Curtis.