West Hall won its first game of the season Friday, and in the opening week of subregion play, it couldn't have come at a better time for the Spartans.
After a five-week preamble, the season within the season begins Friday for teams in Region 8-AAA as the subregion games used to determine playoff positioning are set to kick off.
Habersham Central isn't off to a perfect start, but it's a safe bet no Raiders fan will say this year's team hasn't been worth the price of admission.
Coming off the program's first shutout defeat since 2004, the Gainesville Red Elephants were in need of a lift on Friday - for their offense and for their spirits.
So far this season, it's been easier to catch Buford playing on TV than Georgia Tech.
With less than two weeks remaining before the season starts, rookie Cliff Matthews is one of many Atlanta Falcons fighting for a job.
Jefferson coach T. McFerrin believes in tailoring his offense to fit his team's talents. No wonder, then, that the Dragons have come out passing more in 2011.
It's nearly a month before the games used to determine playoff seeding get under way, but if Friday's results are any indication, scoreboard watching in Region 8-AA should be interesting until then.
There are a few things you can count on every year in high school football - but only a few.
On of the aspects of high school football that makes it unique is the year-to-year discovery of new talent.
White County spent years building toward last season. With one of the most talented senior classes in the school's history, the Warriors built a foundation strong enough to withstand a season marked by controversy and still come out with the program's best record in 20 years.
Last season, Lumpkin County took a step in the right direction. The 2010 Indians won six games, marking their first winning season since 2003, but a 38-0 loss to Monroe Area in the region playoff kept Lumpkin County out of the postseason and left the Indians wanting more.