As summer slowly slips away in the South, the second week of college football season brings cooler temperatures and a few high-profile conference clashes.
The college football season officially kicks off this weekend and two SEC programs play in marquee, primetime matchups.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Winning a Super Bowl isn't a goal you'll catch Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith talking about to the media.
When college football coaches hand out more scholarships than they have to give, it isn't always the incoming freshmen suspended in gridiron purgatory. For every Elliott Porter left in a lurch, there's at least one Bryce Sherman.
Until Saturday, the Buford Wolves had steam rolled through the Class AA state playoffs without a loss, sweeping the first four series over Fannin County, defending state champions Calhoun, Pierce County and Appling County.
As I type these words, I really thought at this point they'd be accompanied by an area baseball team from Region 8-AAA still alive in the state playoffs. Though White County, Gainesville and North Hall were all eliminated in the second round, it doesn't take away from what they accomplished this season.
There's a civil war going on in Georgia, and once again, it's the North that's winning - for now.
Why do GHSA soccer state playoff matches come down to penalty kicks? I never understood that.
Johnson's boys soccer team now has everyone's attention in Class AAA.
In my three years covering high school sports, never have I seen the transferring of student-athletes from one school to another like here in Hall County.
For a second there, it looked like Georgia's football team was going to make it through the entire spring without the word "arrest" coming up. It was almost too good to be true for Bulldog Nation.
Don't fix it if it ain't broke.
Katie Scali knew she had a good team this season, and like any good coach, she made it her job to hide from her team just how good she thought they were.
North Hall started the baseball season splitting its first two games, losing the second 11-1 to Flowery Branch. In their third game of the season, the Trojans were on their way to another sound defeat in their Region 8-AAA opener at White County, trailing 9-3 through five innings.
John McFall has seen a lot of West Hall tennis teams in his tenure as coach of the Spartans, which dates back to 1988.
It's Georgia-Sakerlina week and the contest customarily comes equipped with enormous implications.
Week one of Southeastern Conference football is in the books.
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