One of Bob Christmas' most important classes takes place on Sunday in the North Hall football fieldhouse.
The reaction of North Hall's football faithful fit the mood on Friday night after the Trojans qualified for the state semifinals for the first time in school history with a 12-10 win against Perry at The Brickyard.
The fact that the North Hall High football team is playing in the state quarterfinals is not an Earth-shattering development. The Region 7-AAA champion and third-ranked Trojans (12-0) are playing in the round of eight for the third time in the past four seasons.
North Hall's football team is now just four days away from its shot at school history.
ATLANTA - Georgia's football fans sent a not-so-subtle message to the Bowl Championship Series committee with a sprinkling of oranges thrown on the field Saturday night in Atlanta: the Bulldogs deserve a shot at a BCS bowl after their 31-17 win over Georgia Tech (7-5) at Bobby Dodd Stadium. And the Bulldogs (10-2, 6-2 SEC) will probably get that opportunity. Georgia is currently ranked No. ...
Flowery Branch High senior quarterback Jaybo Shaw was on hand at Saturday's game on an official visit to see the Yellow Jackets play. Shaw, who is verbally committed to Middle Tennessee State, has scholarship offers from MTSU and Air Force. The 6-foot, 175-pound senior is the eight-ranked dual threat quarterback in the country, according to Rivals.com.
North Hall is now battle-tested. More importantly, the Class AAA third-ranked Trojans (12-0) survived to advance in the state playoffs with a 21-7 win against Sandy Creek on Friday night at the Brickyard.
North Hall High senior Bobby Epps doesn't let his role as a football player define who he is, even though it is a major part of his life.
North Hall's football program is in pretty good company these days. With a win on Friday at The Brickyard, the third-ranked Trojans (11-0) would be playing in the state quarterfinals for the third time in the past four seasons.
The North Hall High football team found itself in an unusual position Friday night at the Brickyard.
Hunter and Dylon Wolf never take for granted their relationship as identical twins. Not to get overly emotional, but these two North Hall seniors look at the special relationship they share as one of best friends. They like the assurance of always having an automatic partner on hand to do all the things high school kids like to do: fishing, video games, watching sports and hanging out with ...
BUFORD - Buford High defensive lineman Omar Hunter always has a tune at the tip of his tongue, and a witty comment in his back pocket. Dallas Lee is usually right beside him to grin and shake his head.
Watching North Hall's football team play this season has me intrigued about their playoff possibilities. I saw the Region 7-AAA Trojans (10-0) look completely consistent in their absolute domination in wins against Johnson, Pickens, Gainesville, Flowery Branch and Lumpkin County.
The competition between Flowery Branch's and West Hall's boys cross country teams was only natural for Saturday's state cross country meet in Carrollton. And that worked to the advantage of both programs. The Region 7-AAA champion Falcons (132) matched a school-record with a third place finish in the boys race, and West Hall was only one spot back in fourth (219). Daniel Martinez led Flowery Branch ...
North Hall High's regular season is indicative of all the regular season records the Trojans (10-0) broke on their way to the Region 7-AAA championship. It marks their third region title in the past four years (2004, 2006 and 2007).
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.
This is the most fun time of year to play high school football for those still in the running.
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.
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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