LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — The Black Knights (8-4) were the underdogs against the No. 9 Walton Raiders (9-3) last Friday night in the first round of the AAAAAA playoffs. However, Central Gwinnett’s Senior QB Micah Maxey didn’t get that memo when he led the Knights to a stellar 49-20 win.
Maxey has a fresh playoff win under his belt and is also the newest member of #Team11’s Starting Eleven.
“It feels great,” he said of the honor. “I just want to thank you guys for choosing me.”
The Raiders had held six of their 10 opponents under 14 points in the regular season, but Maxey threw for an impressive 454 yards and seven touchdowns which was one score short of tying former Lassiter QB Hutson Mason’s state record of eight touchdowns set in 2009.
“It was great,” Maxey said of his game winning stats. “I didn’t even know I did that much until the end of the game. But I just want to thank my receivers for catching the ball and making plays to help me get seven touchdowns. It’s not just my effort but theirs as well.”
While some may have been surprised to see the Black Knights in the playoffs back-to-back years, Maxey said he had faith his team could pull out the win.
“When we watched film, we knew we could easily beat them,” he said. “Just keep playing our game, play hard the whole time and do what we do best.”
Central Gwinnett will face Colquitt County in the second round of the playoffs this Friday at 8 p.m. Maxey says the Black Knights are preparing for another victory.
“Just keep practicing hard,” he said. “Going hard in the weight room. Watching film a lot. Just going out and giving our all, 110 percent.”