There's almost nothing familiar about this year's Buford football team.
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.
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.
For a number of area high school football teams, the end of the regular season last Friday was only the beginning.