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FCA East-West Classic to showcase some of top high school football talent

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes' East-West Classic tonight at City Park Stadium is a celebration of all things high school football in Hall County.

December 19, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


MRI shows no serious damage to Gainesville QB Watson's knee

Gainesville High senior quarterback Deshaun Watson received good news this week when an MRI revealed that a knee injury he sustained late in the Class AAAAA state semifinal loss against Tucker will not affect the start of his college career at Clemson University.

December 18, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Gainesville boys hold off Flowery Branch 52-48 in Region 8-AAAAA matchup

No matter how you slice it, this is a strange week for high school basketball in Hall County. Take Gainesville as an example.

December 17, 2013 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Interesting matchups fill opening round of Lanierland on Saturday

The Lanierland basketball tournament tips off Saturday at Flowery Branch High with the same luster and excitement that has sustained the annual tradition into the 54th edition of this Hall County exclusive high school tournament.

December 12, 2013 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Johnson to continue non-region football schedule

In a move to build a more competitive football program for the future, Johnson High's administration made its decision known Wednesday to continue playing a non-region football schedule for the next two years during the Region 8-AAAA meeting Wednesday in Oakwood.

December 12, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Gainesville falls to Tucker, 20-14, ending repeat title bid

CLARKSTON - Gainesville stood toe to toe with Tucker for most of the night in the Class AAAAA state semifinals on Friday at Hallford Stadium in Clarkston. What kept it close was the Red Elephants' remarkable defense for most of the night against the Tigers' vaunted running game.

December 06, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


High school football notebook: 5 things to watch in the semifinals

This is the most fun time of year to play high school football for those still in the running.

December 02, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Watson leads Gainesville into semifinals, 42-28

Not even a tender left shoulder on quarterback Deshaun Watson or a potent Mundy's Mill running game could keep Gainesville from earning a win in the state quarterfinals on Friday at City Park Stadium.

November 29, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Buford prepares for another playoff clash with Carver-Columbus

BUFORD - Lately it's almost a given that top-ranked Buford will face Carver-Columbus in the playoffs.

November 26, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


High school football notebook: Buford wins coin flip to play quarterfinal game at home

One of the few uncertain moments for top-ranked Buford (12-0) came early Saturday morning with a coin flip to determine home field for Friday's state quarterfinal game against No. 4 Carver-Columbus (11-1).

November 23, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Gainesville advances with 51-12 win over South Paulding

Out of all the impressive things Gainesville did in its second-round playoff win against South Paulding, it was a brilliant third quarter that stood out the most. The Red Elephants (11-1) scored touchdowns on all four offensive possessions in the third period, while stifling the Spartans' offense, to secure a 51-12 win at City Park Stadium.

November 22, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Gainesville's Gaudlock a breakout star at wide receiver

Gainesville wide receiver Jay Gaudlock has made the offseason decision of coach Bruce Miller look like a stroke of genius.

November 21, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Hall County basketball programs look to continue success

From 2009-2013, Hall County high school basketball programs made five trips to the state semifinals.

November 16, 2013 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville defense denies ML King in 28-14 win

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.

November 15, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Football Players of the Week: Lumpkin County's McCrary, Gilreath end season on high note

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.

November 11, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


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Gainesville rides the lightning, tops Winder-Barrow 46-6

Gainesville's senior quarterback Mikey Gonzalez was electric all night in Friday's 46-6 win against Winder-Barrow - before and after a 70-minute weather delay due to lightning around City Park Stadium in Gainesville.

September 13, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Gainesville eager for long-awaited football home opener against Winder-Barrow

For Gainesville football coach Bruce Miller, it feels like it's been ages since his program had the opportunity to play on its home field at City Park Stadium. That long wait finally comes to an end Friday night, when the Red Elephants (0-1) open Region 8-AAAAA play against Winder-Barrow (1-1, 1-0 Region 8-AAAAA) in Gainesville.

September 11, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Jefferson rolls past North Hall, 48-8

Jefferson freshman phenom running back Colby Wood is quickly making a name for himself with a tenacious running style, much more assertive than most young running backs.

September 06, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


LCKC part of US win at World Dragon Boat Championship

The ICF Dragon Boat World Championship event was another opportunity for Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club paddlers to put their best foot forward, said its coach Jim O'Dell.

September 03, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


Gainesville drops opener at Grayson, 39-0

LOGANVILLE – Gainesville has two weeks to find some continuity on both sides of the ball before the region schedule begins. The season opener was far less than what coach Bruce Miller hoped for.

August 29, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


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