Class AAAAAA School Points Last week 1. Camden County (4) (9-1) 153 3 2. Lovejoy (8) (9-1) 137 2 3. Norcross (1) (8-2) 127 4 4. North Gwinnett (3) (9-1) 120 6 5. Colquitt County (8-2) 111 1 6. Collins Hill (9-1) 104 5 7. Archer (10-0) 69 7 8. Hillgrove (9-1) 50 9 <span ...
Quarterback Daniel McCrary and wide receiver Johnathan Gilreath ended their careers at Lumpkin County on a particularly high note on Friday in the regular season finale, even though making the playoffs was out of the question.
For the second straight year, Gainesville faced a surging Flowery Branch team in the fourth quarter with a region title on the line.
North Hall came into Friday night's game with chance to emerge as Region 7-AAA champs. But with a 42-14 win, top-ranked Buford showed why it's considered by many to be the frontrunner not only for the region, but for a second-straight state title as well.
DAWSONVILLE - Tony Lotti had an important phone call to make. Just moments after West Hall earned a 10-7 win over Dawson County on Friday night to secure the school's first playoff berth in 11 years, the Spartans' coach had to call the team's biggest motivation all season - injured teammate Tavezz Thurmond. Lotti's call to Thurmond, who underwent brain surgery earlier this week after being injured during a practice earlier in the season, was ...
Lumpkin County ended its season with a 31-28 upset win over Stephens County, the No. 4 seed in Region 8-AAAA, on Friday in Toccoa.
Chestatee finished its regular season and tuned up for the state playoffs Friday with a 42-0 win over Madison County at War Eagle Stadium.
Luis Sanchez's game-winning field goal with four seconds left lifted Jackson County past Morgan County 38-35 on Friday in Jefferson, sending the Panthers to the Class AAA state playoffs for the second straight year.
Devan Stringer had every reason to smile after Gainesville claimed the Region 8-AAAAA title on its own home field Friday.
Riverside Military Academy capped its season with a 30-26 win over Greene County. Collin Pettell paced the Riverside Military offense with 350 yards and four touchdowns in a 20-of-27 passing performance on Friday in Greensboro. Raleigh Beougher had 150 yards receiving, Avery Cagle added 70 yards receiving, and C.J. Howard tallied 85 yards to lead the corps. J.J. McCalston and the Eagles' defense had three interceptions on the night, and John Mark MacFarlane recovered a ...
White County used a wide range of players to work its way to a 38-13 win over Banks County on Friday in Homer.
CUMMING - Commerce had several close spots go its way as it converted first downs in crucial situations and finished with a total time of possession of 34:29 in a 24-14 victory over Pinecrest Academy on Friday at The Paladins' field.
Towns County beat Hebron Christian 34-19 in its season finale Friday in Dacula. The Indians finished the season with a 4-6 mark, the best record in school history.
Jefferson rolled over Union County 49-3 on Friday in its final tuneup before defending its Class AA state title.
Lafayette edged Johnson 35-34 on Friday night in the Knights' season finale. Johnson finished the season 2-8 in its final year of non-region play before the Knights join Chestatee in Region 8-AAAA next fall.
Johnson High will continue playing a non-region football schedule for the next two years, school athletic director Matt Stowers announced Wednesday.
BUFORD - When Buford walked off the field following the first half of last Friday's semifinal game against Callaway, the Wolves were trailing for the first time all season.
Fourteen Gainesville high football players and 10 Flowery Branch players earned 8-AAAAA All-Region honors, announced Monday.
Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson will undergo an MRI early this week to determine the severity of a knee injury he suffered in the closing minutes of Friday night's 20-14 loss to Tucker in the Class AAAAA state semifinals, Red Elephants coach Bruce Miller confirmed Sunday morning.
BUFORD - What a difference a half makes.
CLARKSTON – It shouldn't have ended this way.
CLARKSTON - Gainesville stood toe to toe with Tucker for most of the night in the Class AAAAA state semifinals on Friday at Hallford Stadium in Clarkston. What kept it close was the Red Elephants' remarkable defense for most of the night against the Tigers' vaunted running game.
Deshaun Watson couldn't help but smile.
Gainesville High quarterback Deshaun Watson was named the 2013-2014 Gatorade Georgia Football Player of the Year, according to an announcement made Thursday by The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports.
BUFORD - Buford coach Jess Simpson might have the best backup quarterback in Georgia.
This is the most fun time of year to play high school football for those still in the running.
Just like last season, Gainesville's football team will have to find a way to win in enemy territory in order to reach the Class AAAAA state championship game in The Georgia Dome. Buford, meanwhile, can punch its ticket to the Class AAA title contest in the friendly confines of Tom Riden Stadium.
Not even a tender left shoulder on quarterback Deshaun Watson or a potent Mundy's Mill running game could keep Gainesville from earning a win in the state quarterfinals on Friday at City Park Stadium.
The Gainesville Red Elephants are starting to become very comfortable at playing football when the weather turns cold.
BARNESVILLE - Despite being in unfamiliar territory on Friday against Jefferson, Lamar County didn't panic.