For Johnson's Cedric Harris, everything starts with leadership and drive. According to Knights coach Jason Roquemore, Harris had the drive that was contagious for all of the Knights' players this season, leading them to their first winning season since 2004 with a 40-21 win over Heritage-Catoosa last Friday night.
Lakeview quarterback Ted Reynolds has only been at the helm of the Lions offense since midway through last season. When he was put into the position, Reynolds admits he was hesitant, but coach Matthew Gruhn had confidence that Reynolds could lead the team on and off the field.
Will Brock's "will to win" attitude has set the rest of the White County football team on fire, according to assistant coach Jake Cantrell. In a back-and-forth 47-42 win over Dawson County last week, Brock was the catalyst for an offense that was able to find momentum at the beginning of the game and carry it through to get the crucial Region 7-AAA victory.
Flowery Branch faced their first tough region foe in the Heritage Patriots on Friday night in Flowery Branch, but the Falcons needed help from some unexpected places to be able to overcome a team that scored 17 points off of Flowery Branch turnovers in the first half alone.
North Hall's Andrew Smith just wants to be on the field any way he can in any position the team needs him.
Every time White County cross country coach Sam Borg sets a goal for freshman runner Jenna Gearing, she knocks it out and moves on to the next one. But that doesn't come as a surprise to Borg after seeing her run over the summer.
Any time Jackson County loses, according to quarterback Kyle Daniel, it lights a fire under the team that fuels them to come back and win the next week.
Buford sophomore Jordan Deep may have missed 11 games at the beginning of the season due to a hamstring injury, but the power hitter certainly didn't miss a beat when she finally returned to the lineup.
Sarah Wood has been put in a different position every season on the Jefferson volleyball team, but each season, she finds new ways to contribute and exhibit her skills, and she says that it makes her a better player overall.
Gainesville's Kayla Street may only be a sophomore, but coach Michelle Green said she fully believes Street is one of the strongest leaders the Lady Red Elephants have.
According to Lady Falcons softball coach Laura Beaver, Flowery Branch sophomore Kelly Kahlert can do just about anything when it comes to softball.
Gainesville High senior volleyball player Kaylin Walden is only in her second season with the Lady Red Elephants, but after helping the team to the state playoffs last year and spending a season with her Gainesville teammates, Walden has developed a strong bond with the other ladies on her team that has helped them improve even more from 2011, according to coach Randi Orr.
West Hall senior LeNiesha Kearse can do it all and do it well.
Buford sophomore Bria Bush is picking up right where she left off last season.
Flowery Branch senior Forrest Ann Anderson is not the average cheerleader. She cheers on the Falcons' varsity competition and spirit quads, works with younger cheerleaders at camps, has a GPA higher than 4.0, and was recently named a Universal Cheerleader's Association All-American cheerleader in competition and spirit for the third year in a row.
The Gainesville girls golf team has looked to Meg Callahan to be a soft-spoken but strong leader since her freshman season, when she finished with the lowest stroke average in the program and won the team's player of the year award.
Hunting season is here! Egg hunting, that is.
Last fall, musician Jason Kenney of Dahlonega didn't know if he would even record his first solo album because of the financial involvement.
Antonio Pittman's role as a West Hall Spartan has been increasing ever since he first stepped onto the field in Oakwood.
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