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Murphy: Flowery Branch takes center stage

Flowery Branch High's football team should feel the support of all high school football fans in Hall County. The Falcons (12-2) have a chance Saturday night to become the first school in the county's history to bring home a GHSA state title in football.

December 15, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Murphy: Tales of the 'road warriors'

Following Flowery Branch's run through the playoffs is becoming quite a compelling story. The Falcons' are loaded with storylines that an outsider looking in can latch on to.

December 08, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Murphy: Flowery Branch at home away from home

Playing football at Flowery Branch in the postseason means packing some patience for a long road trip. It means playing in a hostile environment. And it means entering as the lower seeded of two teams.

December 02, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Murphy: Region showing worth in playoffs

I probably saw the most exciting high school football game of my life last Friday night at The Brickyard.

November 20, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Murphy: Nothing certain in postseason play

Has there been a season in recent years where predicting the fate of local teams in the playoffs is so hard to do?

November 13, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Murphy: Big game finally here

Hall County high school fans have salivated for a game of this magnitude for a long, long time. The matchup for the ages has finally been set.

November 06, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Murphy: Falcons sitting pretty in Region 7-AAA

Flowery Branch's football team is definitely in a win-win situation. The Falcons are one of three teams in Region 7-AAA that are already playoff bound and that's something to be happy about in itself.

October 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Murphy: Teams playing the hand they're dealt

North Hall's Bob Christmas is one of many coaches in Region 7-AAA that isn't particularly fond of playing a subregion schedule to determine who goes to the playoffs.

October 23, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Murphy: Suspense building for high school season finale

The high school football season sure is going to be fun to watch down the home stretch to the playoffs. Whoever designed the schedule set the stage for a game in week 11 like Hall County hasn't seen in a long time.

October 16, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Murphy: Four great games on schedule this week

I'll bet that Friday night is going to provide the most compelling action in the high school football regular season. Both sides of Region 7-AAA will start taking shape with the outcome of this week's games. Region 8-AA will also see an early front-runner for the title hunt emerge.

October 02, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Murphy: Another season of shocks

There's never a week that goes by in the high school football season, where fans don't have to say, "Did that really just happen?"

September 25, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Murphy: Rivalry ready for renewal

I think it's safe to say that Gainesville High has the most exciting football team in Region 7-AAA to watch this season. The Red Elephants (3-0) have the most electrifying athletes, most dangerous quarterback and best defensive production - this side of Buford.

September 18, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


MURPHY: Certainties of football never fail

Certainties exist at every level of football. The NFL, college football and the high school game all have things that never seem to change.

September 12, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Murphy: Bouncing back and looking forward

The road to earning the right to be called a playoff contender starts with a little damage control over the next couple of weeks for area football programs.

September 05, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Murphy: Tests for teams are best for fans

I have to say that the new scheduling format in Region 7-AAA appears to be much more fan friendly.

August 28, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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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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