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North Hall still rules subregion, drills Creekview 45-21

CANTON - North Hall certainly isn't going to win all of its football games. But the Trojans certainly find a way to win the ones that count.

September 26, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Trojans ready to tackle subregion

If one was to make the argument that North Hall's football team has played the toughest schedule in the state to this point in the season, it probably wouldn't be met with too much debate.

September 25, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


McCormack streaks to win at Hall County

Even in his finest moment, you're not going to get Ty McCormack to say anything overly confident about an individual accomplishment. Honestly all he cares about is how his North Hall team finishes.

September 24, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Dragons offense in overdrive

JEFFERSON - Lucas Redd typifies what is right with the Jefferson offense this season. Redd, a fullback for the eighth-ranked Dragons (4-0, 3-0 Region 8-AA), has seven touchdowns this season, which is pretty accomplished for a blocking back.

September 23, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


This Week: Petit Le Mans coming to Road Atlanta

The biggest race of the season at Road Atlanta runs on Saturday with the 12th annual Petit Le Mans. The Petit Le Mans is the ninth of 10 races on the season for the American Le Mans series. The final race of the season is the Monterey Sports Car Championships on Oct. 11 in Monterey, Calif.

September 20, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Football Notebook: Jones sets Gainesville receiving record

Tail-ler Jones didn't just have a breakout performance at wide receiver for Gainesville in its 55-12 win against North Hall on Friday night, but he also set a new school record. Jones, a Stanford University commit, caught 10 passes for 239 yards and four touchdowns, including a pair of scores in the first six minutes, to establish a new single-game mark for the top-ranked Red Elephants (4-0).

September 19, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Oconee blanks Riverside, 17-0

Riverside Military coach Scot Sloan would have loved a second-half repeat on Friday night of previous Region 8-AA wins against Rabun County and Banks County.

September 18, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Chestatee relying on team mentality and buying in to being 'unconditional'

The coaching staff at Chestatee High would be the last ones around to try and strip the emotional aspect out of the game. They're well aware of the fact that playing with passion can make the job of the opposition that much more difficult in clutch situations.

September 17, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Chestatee gallops to first victory, 22-12 over Johnson

Chestatee High senior back Ben Souther wasn't out seeking individual glory against Johnson Friday night at War Eagle Stadium. He just wanted to get past the bad taste left in the team's mouth from a 34-0 loss to Gainesville in the season opener two weeks ago.

September 11, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville's defense showing no mercy

Like any good defensive coordinator, Jim Pavao is detailed in his tracking of players stats. The Gainesville High assistant coach keeps a tally of all the typical numbers like tackles, big hits, sacks, interceptions and turnovers.

September 11, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Athlete of the week: Team-first Trojan excels on the trail

North Hall senior Ty McCormack would rather not win every race he enters for the cross country team, even though that's all he's been able to do this year.

McCormack, the Trojans' team captain, finished first out of about 200 runners the Berry Invitational last Saturday in Rome with a time of 16 minutes, 18 seconds, which happened to be the same time he set a new course record with to win the Northeast Georgia Championships with just seven days prior to that in Athens.

September 07, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Title game rematch highlights week

The high school football season is starting to ramp up this week with another area region starting its region schedule.

September 06, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Buford jumps out early, beats North Hall 35-7

Buford High's football team isn't one that needs to rely on any kind of trick plays. It can hammer away behind an offensive line led by a handful of athletic 300-pounders.

September 05, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school football: Opportunity knocks for North Hall

North Hall's Peyton Wilhoite sees Friday's game against Buford at The Brickyard as one filled with opportunity. The way he views it, there's no reason the Trojans shouldn't be ready to pick off Buford (1-0), ranked No. 1 in Class AA.

September 03, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


This week: Region matchups on tap for area football teams

Week 1 of the regular season in high school football is in the books. Now it is time to start thinking about the opening of the region schedule for many schools in Week 2.

August 31, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


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Murphy: Falcons minicamp the next stage in moving past Super Bowl loss

The mandatory minicamps for the Atlanta Falcons are the next step in scrubbing away the bitter taste of the Super Bowl meltdown four months ago ...

June 12, 2017 | Bill Murphy | Sports columnists


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