HOMESTEAD, FLA. - Tony Stewart insisted he wasn't a title contender when NASCAR's championship race began.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Trent Richardson rushed for 175 yards and scored three touchdowns to power No. 3 Alabama to a 45-21 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Connor Shaw, a Flowery Branch grad, threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns, including Alshon Jeffery's first scoring catch in more than a month, and No. 14 South Carolina defeated The Citadel 34-20 on Saturday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Former Chestatee star Parker Smith led North Florida in a losing effort at Florida on Thursday. The junior scored 17 points and grabbed two rebounds, but the No. 7 Gators bounced back from a loss at Ohio State to win, 91-55.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Dominique Swope rushed for a career-high 165 yards to lead Georgia Southern to a 31-10 victory over Wofford on Saturday, giving the Eagles the Southern Conference championship.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Quarterback Connor Shaw, a Flowery Branch High grad, ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns to lead South Carolina to a 17-12 win over Florida on Saturday.
One starter returns, while another's status is in doubt.
ATLANTA - For football fans in the state of Georgia, this is about as good as it gets.
The high school football playoffs begin Friday night, with a number of local teams taking part.
MARTINSVILLE, Virginia - Tony Stewart hadn't won a race all season and didn't list himself as a championship contender when asked to handicap the field before NASCAR's 10-race playoffs got going.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Flowery Branch grad Connor Shaw threw for one touchdown and ran for another as No. 14 South Carolina survived Tennessee with a 14-3 victory on Saturday night.
BOONE, N.C. - Jamal Jackson threw for three touchdowns and Appalachian State's defense stood firm in the fourth quarter in a 24-17 victory over previously unbeaten Georgia Southern on Saturday.
Stephen Flanagan has always been fighting. What he's fought has, of course, changed over the years.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson has been named the Southeastern Conference's freshman of the week.
CLEMSON, S.C. - It took 19-year-old quarterback Deshaun Watson just one game to start rewriting the Clemson record book.
Joe Roberts, Dan Arthurs, Tom Frier Jr, and Gayle Gibson won last week's Wednesday dogfight event at Chicopee Woods.
Lake Lanier's water level is 1,068.23 or 2.77 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water temperatures have dropped into the upper 70s. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.
A.J. Johnson is embracing his senior season at Tennessee with the same fervor that led him to become one of the nation's most talented middle linebackers in his first three seasons.
LOUDON, N.H. - Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends.
It took a couple of weeks to figure it out, but the Georgia IronDawgs, headquartered in Gainesville, had quite a showing in the recent America's Cup Powerlifting Meet in Kennesaw.
Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris said after the Tigers' opening loss at Georgia in August that the moment wasn't too big for true freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Lake Lanier's water level is 1,068.53 or 2.47 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water temperatures remain in the low 80s except up where the rivers feed into main lake, where the water may be slightly cooler. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.
It's mid-September. Still hot in these parts despite summer's rumored departure, as autumn's crisp air has yet to appear.
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