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.
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.