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Stories to follow in second half of high school football season

Since most high school football teams are at the midway point of the season, here's some of the biggest stories to follow for the second half of the regular season. There have been some minor surprises so far this season, making the next five weeks probably even more exciting for fans in Northeast Georgia to follow.

October 02, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Sports columnists


Murphy: Offensive gameplans a matter of preference

What is the perfect high school offense?

September 26, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Prep football columns


Murphy: Gainesville getting it done on offense and defense

It all makes sense now why Gainesville coach Bruce Miller didn't seem concerned or worried after his program lost 49-0 in Week 1 against Class AA's top-ranked Buford (5-0).

September 19, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Prep football columns


Murphy: Expect a tight race in 8-AAA North

The North subregion in Region 8-AAA is looking like it will be the most interesting to follow when the playoff race picks up this season, as four quality teams will be in the hunt for playoff spots.

September 12, 2011 | | Prep football columns


Murphy: GHSA still has lots of unfinished business with reclassification

Today is Labor Day and a day of rest for most, but I'd love to see the Georgia High School Association get back to work and work out this mess for reclassifying the state's 437 member schools sooner than later.

September 05, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Prep football columns


Murphy: Do we have too much high school football on TV?

August 29, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Blitz homepage


Murphy: Do we have too many high school games on TV?

I may be in a slim minority, but I think high school football is getting overly commercialized with so many games broadcast on live television. It's a trend that seems to be growing quite rapidly.

August 29, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Prep football columns


Murphy: It doesn't take rankings to know who's good

If there's one thing I've never understood the need for in high school football, it's rankings.

August 21, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Prep football columns


Murphy: No clear answers in question of pay for play

The issue of paying college athletes draws a lot of passion from both sides of the debate.

July 09, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Watson picks up his first offer

June 16, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Prep football columns


East Hall's Bailey feeling great after shoulder surgery

March 18, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Sports columnists


North Hall's Cross commits to Tennessee

March 03, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Sports columnists


New offers for North Hall's Curry

February 17, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Sports columnists


Murphy: It's going to be a long offseason for Georgia fans

It's a hopeless feeling to be a University of Georgia football fan these days. Things are bad, and by the tone of coach Mark Richt during his end-of-season press conference, I find it hard to believe things are going to get better any time soon.

January 06, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Sports columnists


Murphy: Wolves show moxie in hard fought win

To be a champion, you have to know you can win. It takes bravado to make the big play when the game is on the line, as well as overcoming the odds when the chips are down.

December 10, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Prep football columns


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Murphy: G-Day football scrimmage gives fans a fun first look at new season

None of the greatest moments in University of Georgia football history ever took place during the G-Day spring football game, but it's still a salve for the thousands and thousands of Bulldog fans who are ready to turn the page to a hopefully more enjoyable 2014 season.

April 11, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Georgia Bulldogs


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