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.
Chestatee overcame a shaky opening quarter and ended up making history on Friday night at War Eagles Stadium.
Deshaun Watson was glad to get Thursday morning behind him. Gainesville's starting quarterback, and the state's all-time leading passer, was finally able to sign a financial aid award letter with Clemson University, officially making him a Tiger.
After enduring eight losing seasons in the past 10 years, West Hall will make its return to the playoffs tonight with a visit to second-ranked Cartersville.
The high school football state playoffs begin this Friday for the state's five largest classifications. The postseason will stretch across the next five weeks, with the state championship games being played Dec. 13-14 inside the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
CARROLLTON - Flowery Branch's boys cross country runners remember the heartbreaking feeling of finishing runner-up to McIntosh a season ago.
DAWSONVILLE - Tony Lotti had an important phone call to make.
Buford controls its own destiny and can clinch the Region 7-AAA championship tonight with a win over North Hall at The Brickyard.
Bruce Miller likes the versatility that junior back Michael Byrd brings to the table every Friday night. Gainesville's coach thinks the Red Elephants' offense is better with a back like Byrd complimenting all-state quarterback Deshaun Watson.
White County is known for its option attack, but on Friday night in Oakwood, a few big passing plays were the ultimate difference.
ATLANTA - Buford staved off match point five times in the fourth game of Wednesday's Class AAA state semifinal volleyball match at No. 1 St. Pius X.
The two losses to start the season seem like an eternity ago for Flowery Branch.
Flowery Branch won't have to go very far to play its final regular season game in a few weeks. The Falcons also won't have to go very far for their first-round playoff game, either.
BUFORD - Next stop: Columbus.
MACON - Gene Durden knew playing in the Macon Centreplex could lead to some shooting issues early in Saturday's Class AAA state championship game.
MACON - Earlier in the week, Buford senior Rakim Lubin went on record saying if the Buford Wolves could stop Morgan County senior Tookie Brown, the Wolves would win a state championship.
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 - 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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