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.
Winder-Barrow rarely let an opportunity go to waste with the bases loaded in its Region 8-AAAAA softball tournament doubleheader on Wednesday at Flowery Branch High.
Not that 400 rushing yards was going to get glossed over by Trojans coach Bob Christmas after Friday's 51-6 win against Dawson County to open its run in Region 7-AAA, but it was the defense that got him really excited at The Brickyard.
East Hall coach Bryan Gray feels like his program is mature enough to see the big picture. The Vikings (3-1, 0-1 Region 7-AAA) play in a difficult region, maybe the toughest in Northeast Georgia, but they aren't looking at Friday's game against White County as if they have to win to stay in the playoff picture.
When Riverside Military Academy had a chance to finish a drive with a touchdown early in Friday's Region 8-AA opener against Washington-Wilkes at Maginnis Field, Eagles coach Gary Downs knew he wanted to roll the dice.
At West Hall, the rest of the season is dedicated to playing a 'Spartan 50.'
JEFFERSON - North Hall can credit Friday's 41-34 win over defending Class AA state champion Jefferson to some good hands work in the fourth, though turnovers were holding the Trojans' offense back for much of the first half at Memorial Stadium.
Once the action started on Tuesday, Gainesville's sophomore middle hitter Morgan Frazier wasn't even focused on the fact that her former teammates from Flowery Branch were the ones on the other side of the net in a big Area 8-AAAAA volleyball match.
Buford took 364 days to stew over a loss last season against Gainesville. The Wolves used Friday night's game in Gainesville to retaliate.
It's not crazy to believe that Brent Benson has a lot of basketball left in his 27-year-old legs.
Gainesville High's Michael Gettys has done everything humanly possible to help himself in the eyes of those evaluating MLB prospects.
ATLANTA - By winning two of three against Washington to complete a successful homestand, the Atlanta Braves confirmed what already was obvious: The NL East race is over.
Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson showed in Friday's scrimmage against Grayson he hasn't lost a step since steering the team to a state title run in 2012.
Paul Powers has the swimming world at his fingertips after years of dedication in the pool.
The Lanier Point Invitational was a bit abbreviated for the 21 teams that attended the season-opening softball tournament at the Lanier Point Softball Complex, but it gave a good indication of what's to come for many area programs that attended the two-day event, which was cut short abruptly by a series of lightning strikes and heavy rain Saturday in Gainesville.
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.
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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