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Gainesville seniors hope to leave their mark

The Gainesville Red Elephants are starting to become very comfortable at playing football when the weather turns cold.

November 29, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

Gainesville hosts Mundy’s Mill in third straight quarterfinals appearance

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.

November 29, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

Jefferson next to challenge top-ranked Lamar County

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.

November 29, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

Buford rides on, blasts Woodward Academy 40-7

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.

November 22, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

Football Player of the Week: White County's Dalton Whitfield

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.

November 19, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

GHSA reclassification has North Hall, Buford, White County and Jefferson moving up in 2014

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.

November 18, 2013 | Ed Hooper | High schools

Chestatee overcomes sloppy start for 1st ever playoff win

Chestatee overcame a shaky opening quarter and ended up making history on Friday night at War Eagles Stadium.

November 15, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

Gainesville's Watson signs with Clemson, Stringer with Appalachian State

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.

November 14, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

West Hall, North Hall seek road victories in first round

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.

November 14, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

High school football notebook: Area teams prepare for postseason

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.

November 12, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

Flowery Branch boys win state cross country title

CARROLLTON - Flowery Branch's boys cross country runners remember the heartbreaking feeling of finishing runner-up to McIntosh a season ago.

November 09, 2013 | Ed Hooper | High schools

West Hall tops Dawson 10-7 for 1st playoff trip since 2002

DAWSONVILLE - Tony Lotti had an important phone call to make.

November 09, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

Trojans hope to shock Buford in Region 7 title game

Buford controls its own destiny and can clinch the Region 7-AAA championship tonight with a win over North Hall at The Brickyard.

November 08, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

Football Player of the Week: Gainesville's Michael Byrd

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.

November 04, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

Warriors take to the air to beat West Hall, 14-0

White County is known for its option attack, but on Friday night in Oakwood, a few big passing plays were the ultimate difference.

November 01, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

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Articles By Author - Ed Hooper

North Hall takes advantage of West Hall mistakes, earns 7-1 victory

North Hall's team motto this season is "find a way." It's a simple three-word saying meant to motivate the players to win on any given night, regardless of the obstacles that stand in the way.

April 15, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools

Defense, QB among five things to watch in Georgia's spring football game Saturday

The Georgia football team will hold its annual G-Day Game today inside Sanford Stadium in Athens.

April 11, 2014 | Ed Hooper | Georgia Bulldogs

West Hall's English outduels White Co.'s Adams, 4-1

While there were about 30 Major League Baseball scouts huddled behind home plate to get a look at White County pitcher Spencer Adams, it was West Hall pitcher Zach English who managed to steal the show Wednesday night.

April 09, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools

Lewallen throws 2-hitter in North Hall's 8-2 win over East Hall

After losing the top three pitchers from last season's state runner-up team, the North Hall Trojans seem to have found a new ace for their pitching staff.

April 08, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools

West Hall baseball continues push for playoff bid

OAKWOOD - After earning a lopsided win over Fannin County on Friday night, a few West Hall baseball players stood in the corner of the home dugout holding a rolled up 2003 playoff banner, a symbolic reminder of the Spartans' last trip to the postseason.

April 04, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools

Jefferson baseball stays perfect in region play with 7-2 win over Riverside Military

Jefferson coach Tommy Knight was curious to see how his team would perform in a Region 8-AA contest on the road during spring break.

April 01, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools

Chestatee football coach Luttrell leaving for Buford

BUFORD - Stan Luttrell had nothing but great things to say about his time leading the Chestatee football program, but he's also excited about his future as an assistant coach at a perennial state power.

April 01, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools

Buford starts as it finished, beats Elbert County 46-7

BUFORD - All was well for the reigning state champion Buford Wolves on Friday night.

August 30, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

Flowery Branch faces enormous challenge in Week 1 foe Northside-Warner Robins

For Flowery Branch, tonight's game at second-ranked Northside-Warner Robins is more than a season opener.

August 29, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news

West Hall hammers Johnson 35-0 in Battle of Oakwood

OAKWOOD - This year, the Battle of Oakwood went to the Spartans of West Hall.

August 23, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


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