Gainesville wide receiver Jay Gaudlock has made the offseason decision of coach Bruce Miller look like a stroke of genius.
From 2009-2013, Hall County high school basketball programs made five trips to the state semifinals.
Gainesville coach Bruce Miller wasted little time congratulating his defense for a job well done after it held on for a 28-14 victory against M.L. King and the big passing arm of its quarterback, Roland Rivers, on Friday at City Park Stadium.
Quarterback Daniel McCrary and wide receiver Johnathan Gilreath ended their careers at Lumpkin County on a particularly high note on Friday in the regular season finale, even though making the playoffs was out of the question.
Phil Jackson's big smile showed how much he appreciated the show of gratitude from Gainesville High before Friday's Region 8-AAAAA championship game at City Park Stadium.
The postseason implications of West Hall's game Friday against Dawson County are so clear cut, Spartans coach Tony Lotti equates it to a playoff contest. However, it's only the winner that gets the final spot in the postseason from Region 7-AAA.
Jefferson High has handled injuries to key players about as well as could be expected.
HELEN - There was a correlation Thursday between having the fastest runner and the top overall cross country team at the Region 7-AAA championship meet at Unicoi State Park.
Chestatee High is building quite a reputation as the cross country power to beat in Region 8-AAAA.
As tough and physical as Friday's game for North Hall was against West Hall, it was the speed and breakaway ability of Trojans senior quarterback Andrew Smith that put the game away with a long touchdown run late in the fourth quarter at The Brickyard.
Collin Pettell has made a quick ascent to becoming a prolific passer, and more importantly a trusted leader, as quarterback for Riverside Military.
After nearly five hours and two evenly-match softball games, East Hall's first-ever playoff appearance is still alive against Cartersville.
BUFORD - Buford's 42-6 win against White County was marked with efficiency in all phases of the game Friday.
In the big picture, Riverside Military's game against Union County tonight probably won't go down as a make-or-break moment in the eyes of coach Gary Downs.
The North Hall offense displayed crystal clear Friday why its wishbone offense is so hard to stop with a 56-31 win over East Hall at The Brickyard.
The first words used by Johnson coach Jeff Steele to describe his team's effort in a difficult second-round playoff loss to Sandy Creek were character and heart.
COLLEGE PARK - North Hall's girls basketball team played with all the heart and effort its coach Kristi House could have hoped for in Monday's second-round playoff game at Woodward Academy.
CLEVELAND - White County just proved it can play with the big boys in Region 7-AAA.
CUMMING - Devan Stringer provided Gainesville just the defensive lift it needed in its season opener against West Forsyth. Leading late in the second quarter Friday night, the Red Elephants' senior linebacker picked off a Hampton McConnell pass in West Forsyth territory.
Dawson County struck big in crucial situations to open the season Friday against East Hall in Gainesville. Leading by a small margin with five minutes left to play, Tigers (1-0, 1-0 Region 7-AAA) quarterback Zack Buchan hit running back Cody Lamar in the open field on a third-and-long at the 30 and ran 70 yards for the score, propelling Dawson County to a 29-27 win.
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