Graham Duncan never thought this opportunity would be possible when he joined the football team at Division II Lenoir-Rhyne, a small private university located in Hickory, N.C.
ATLANTA - There wasn't any panic. Instead, there was a sense of resolve among the experienced group of Buford players that sat inside the locker room at halftime.
BUFORD - Jess Simpson doesn't care if his team breaks the state's all-time single-season scoring record of 682 points.
BUFORD - In the end, Buford's height and athleticism was too much for East Hall.
BUFORD - When Buford walked off the field following the first half of last Friday's semifinal game against Callaway, the Wolves were trailing for the first time all season.
Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson will undergo an MRI early this week to determine the severity of a knee injury he suffered in the closing minutes of Friday night's 20-14 loss to Tucker in the Class AAAAA state semifinals, Red Elephants coach Bruce Miller confirmed Sunday morning.
BUFORD - What a difference a half makes.
Deshaun Watson couldn't help but smile.
Two local regions are scheduled to undergo dramatic shakeups, while several others will experience more subtle changes in the latest Georgia High School Association realignment.
The Gainesville Red Elephants are starting to become very comfortable at playing football when the weather turns cold.
This isn't uncharted territory for the Gainesville Red Elephants. If anything, the members of Gainesville's football team expected to be here, practicing the week of Thanksgiving and playing in a high-profile quarterfinal matchup on Black Friday.
JEFFERSON - Trailing by three points in the closing minutes of last week's second-round playoff matchup at Heard County, Jefferson's defense was able to do something it hadn't been able to do all game long: Make a stop.
BUFORD - Thomas Wilson scored two touchdowns in just over a minute and Tyler Winslow returned a blocked punt 14 yards as the Buford Wolves blew open what was a close second-round playoff matchup against Woodward Academy on Friday night at Tom Riden Stadium to win 40-7.
When Dalton Whitfield broke his jaw in White County's Week 4 loss to Blessed Trinity last season, he was forced to sit out the Warriors' final seven games.
The Georgia High School Association reclassified its member schools for the upcoming 2014-16 athletic seasons on Monday, and several area schools will be moving to different classifications starting next fall.
BUFORD - When the Buford Wolves walked into their locker room following last Saturday's semifinal win over Callaway, there wasn't as much celebration as what boys' coach Allen Whitehart expected from his team.
BUFORD - The Buford girls' basketball team is back in a familiar place.
It took eight minutes for North Hall's boys soccer team to turn a tight game into a comfortable lead.
Michael Gettys looked like he was in mid-season form on Friday night in the Gainesville baseball team's season opener.
BUFORD - The Buford boys' basketball team didn't panic. Instead, the Wolves stayed focused on the game plan and methodically worked their way out of a double-digit deficit and into the state semifinals.
BUFORD - Defense wins championships. A good offense doesn't hurt either.
BUFORD - Allen Whitehart's message to his Buford boys basketball team before Tuesday night's second-round matchup against Blessed Trinity was simple.
BUFORD - Chip Ness tried to do a bit too much in the opening round of his Class AAA traditional wrestling championship match against Towers High's Derival Stevenson. Luckily, it didn't cost him.
Jeff Steele doesn't see many weaknesses in his Johnson boys' basketball team this season. That might be why the Knights have plenty of confidence heading into Saturday night's Class AAAA first-round matchup against Stone Mountain.
BUFORD - All was well for the reigning state champion Buford Wolves on Friday night.
For Flowery Branch, tonight's game at second-ranked Northside-Warner Robins is more than a season opener.
OAKWOOD - This year, the Battle of Oakwood went to the Spartans of West Hall.
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