By Aiden Mihill
ACWORTH – Allatoona used a strong running game and stellar defense to destroy Lassiter, 49-17, on a rainy Homecoming night. The Trojans, without starter Bryson Harrison due to a throwing arm injury, turned to freshman Levi Mundt for this game, who played well in his Lassiter debut, going 4-14 for 128 yards and a touchdown to Danny Curran on an 82-yard score. Lassiter’s two junior running backs, Sam Gadsden and Jaheem Murray, combined for 98 yards on 24 carries. Allatoona used a dominating performance on the ground, getting 5 total rushing touchdowns from 3 different players, including multiple of 55 yards or more. The Bucs also blocked a punt just 5 minutes into the game and returned it for a score, and forced a fumble deep in Lassiter territory to go along with multiple fourth down stops. Lassiter next faces Kell at the Frank with a spot in the state playoffs on the line. Allatoona, already in the playoffs, hosts Pope next Friday for the 2nd seed in region standings.