Each week I try and pick out the most interesting game played on Friday night by the Hall County teams.
Halfway through the season I have no doubt Flowery Branch has the best football team in Hall County.
During the first four weeks of the season, the seven public high schools in Hall County have played a total of 23 games.
I am going to make a couple of coaching observations I have been thinking about for a while.
At the end of week 2, we still have three undefeated teams in Hall County: Flowery Branch, which has been impressive in pitching two shutouts; West Hall which is coming off a winless season; and North Hall, which beat a very good Jefferson team last Friday and faces perennial power St. Pius X on Friday at the Brickyard.
Before moving to Gainesville in 1992 I had been a football coach for 28 seasons, four seasons in high school, one season at a junior college, three seasons at William and Mary, with Marv Levy and Lou Holtz, and five seasons at Ohio State with Woody Hayes. While working for Woody, I was the national recruiter and watched film on high school players from all over the United States. From 1976-1991 we coached in ...