I've never claimed to know more about football than the guys that get paid to scout the talent, but I'd challenge anyone to question my ability to do simple math. The way colleges evaluate and critique high school football talent has really started to perplex me.
Well, that's a wrap on another great football season in Northeast Georgia.
Al Pacino's character in the movie "Any Given Sunday" had it right.
Trying to put into context Flowery Branch's playoff success is nearly impossible. I was part of the vast majority that felt like the Falcons' (10-3) season would come to an end when they faced off with No. 4-ranked Carver-Columbus in the state quarterfinals last Friday night in Columbus.
T.I. said to google Blake Sims, so of course, I did.
This year's first round of the playoffs had some distinct elements that aren't usually so evident in the opening round.
It is good to finally see the playoff brackets. We can start to look at how teams matchup for early rounds, and beyond, in the playoffs.
If you catch North Hall coach Bob Christmas giving a little fist pump on the sideline of Friday's game against Lumpkin County, it may have absolutely nothing to do with what the Trojans are doing on the field.
Once again, I'm reminded that college football desperately needs an early signing period. It's gotten to the point where high school athletes have what appears to be total control in the process when it should be the other way around. Huge college programs are at the mercy of 17- and 18-year-olds that can change their minds as quickly as they send a text message.
Riverside's Aaron Gambrah left the playing field after Friday's 20-17 win against Fannin County knowing there's still a chance.