There's almost nothing familiar about this year's Buford football team. This season's Wolves include a host of new faces to replace the 30 graduated seniors - 20 of them starters - from last season's Class AA runners-up. And this season's Buford team finished the regular season with three losses (two by forfeit), and without a region title and a No. 1 seed for only the second time since 2000. "Everything about this year has been ...
JEFFERSON - Wesley Simonton started thinking about the possibility the day after the Jefferson Dragons held off Fitzgerald 53-51 in triple overtime to earn a trip to the state semifinals.
Area high school sports fans look to be busy this week. On Friday, Gainesville plays in the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAA state championship game at 8:30 p.m. in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta - following Buford's sixth consecutive Georgia Dome appearance at 5:30 p.m. in the Class AAA final - and at 10 a.m. Saturday, the annual Lanierland basketball tournament begins at Gainesville High. Not to be outdone, the Dragons will be in ...
FAYETTEVILLE - From the coaches to the players to the fans, two words circulated on the field after the game Friday night.
Lakeview Academy senior Austin Montgomery didn't always have to be very physical to dominate in the paint.
Dawson County senior Jenna Abbott injured her shoulder last spring, putting her hopes of pitching in her final high school softball season in jeopardy.
HAMILTON - Gainesville coach Bruce Miller said he figured his offense would be able to score points Friday against Harris County. What he was concerned about was how the defense would fare against one of the state's most productive running backs.
North Hall junior Andrew Smith will be sporting a unique, mullett-esque haircut under his helmet going into Friday's quarterfinal playoff game, and he has only himself to blame.
Gainesville coach Bruce Miller said he never dreamed of starting a freshman quarterback against Buford, the Class AA defending state champions, in the opening game of the 2010 season.
Four area teams are headed into the third round of the Georgia High School Association state football playoffs after wins Friday.
Last season Flowery Branch emerged from a three-way tie to win the Hall County wrestling championships, beating North Hall and Chestatee on a tiebreaker.
So much went wrong for the Chestatee War Eagles on Friday night, yet they still battled back.
This is when all the time spent practicing pass coverages and the summer 7-on-7 drills will really come in handy.
The North Hall Trojans don't try to trick opponents. Their old-school offensive system, the wishbone, is not complicated. They win by achieving the goal that the offensive line laid down before the season began. "As a whole, the offensive line's goal was to be dominant this year," senior center Avery Easton said. "We know we open up the holes for the running backs, so they can do their thing." With an 8-2 record, the first ...
For a number of area high school football teams, the end of the regular season last Friday was only the beginning.