MONROE – For the second straight year, the Region 8-AAAA title will remain narrowly out of reach of Chestatee.
White County is known for its option attack, but on Friday night in Oakwood, a few big passing plays were the ultimate difference.
Union County overwhelmed Social Circle 47-6 on Friday in Social Circle to secure a berth in the Class AA state playoffs.
BUFORD - The Buford Wolves showed Friday night they're clicking on all cylinders heading into next week's Region 7-AAA-clinching game against the North Hall Trojans. The Wolves (9-0, 6-0 Region 7-AAA) defeated the East Hall Vikings (4-5, 1-5) 70-6 at Tom Riden Stadium.
Lakeview Academy lost its season finale to Towns County 10-7 on Friday in Hiawassee. Jay Underwood kicked a field goal to give Towns County the lead going into halftime. Jackson Noblet scored a touchdown to put the Indians up with three minutes remaining in the game and secured the win, making the team 3-6 overall and tying them for the best record in school history. Towns County searches for sole possession of that milestone as ...
Jefferson High has handled injuries to key players about as well as could be expected. On Friday, quarterback T.J. Skelton, who has started since Evan Shirreffs went down with a broken finger last month, passed for a pair of touchdowns and 210 yards, while rushing for a long second quarter touchdown as the Dragons beat Riverside Military Academy 62-23 at Maginnis Field in Gainesville. The win moves Jefferson to 7-2, 5-1 in Region 8-AA and ...
Habersham Central finished the season winless for the first time in history with Friday's 61-0 loss to Mill Creek in Mount Airy.
Elbert County raced to a 48-27 win over Jackson County on Friday in Elberton Xavier Harper paced the Panthers with 57 yards and a score on three carries and 51 yards and a score on six receptions. Jackson County quarterback Jacob Lewis added 263 yards and a score in his 21-of-34 passing performance. He scored a rushing touchdown along with 57 yards on 11 carries. Malik Tuck added 58 yards and a score on eight ...
Lanier defeated Lumpkin County 41-7 on Friday in Dahlonega. The Indians fell to 1-8 with the loss. Lumpkin County will finish its season by traveling to face Stephens County next Friday in Toccoa.
Dawson County improved its state playoff hopes with a 45-14 win over Fannin County on Friday in Dahlonega.
Chestatee is acting like nothing out of the ordinary happened to Monroe Area last Friday. In actuality, seven Purple Hurricane players were ejected from their 68-14 win over Madison County after an altercation between the two teams. Due to Georgia High School Association rules, players involved in the fight have been suspended for tonight's game against Chestatee (7-1, 5-0 Region 8-AAAA), which will decide the Region 8-AAAA championship. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in ...
White County at West Hall
Can you believe it is Week 10 already in our football season? It seems just like a couple of weeks ago we were sitting in the stands in our short-sleeve shirts in the hot sun and are now putting on the coats and blankets to cheer on our home teams. Right now, four of our Hall County public school teams have seven wins each, and six of the seven teams are at .500 or better. ...
The Top Ten teams in the Georgia Sportswriters Association high school football polls of the 2013 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:
Blake Buffington's versatility served him well last Friday against Lumpkin County. The Chestatee senior rarely came out of the game, starting at running back, free safety and kick return specialist. He made every position count with a rushing touchdown, 76-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and three interceptions, leading the War Eagles to a 42-14 win over the Indians. For his efforts, Buffington is The Times' Football Player of the Week. "That game, for me, ...
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.
BUFORD - It wasn't pretty, but Buford's quarterfinal matchup with fellow state power Carver-Columbus finished in usual fashion - with the Wolves on top.
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.
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.
BUFORD - Lately it's almost a given that top-ranked Buford will face Carver-Columbus in the playoffs.
Tickets for Gainesville's Class AAAAA state quarterfinal game Friday against Mundy's Mill will be on sale from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the school's lobby.
One of the few uncertain moments for top-ranked Buford (12-0) came early Saturday morning with a coin flip to determine home field for Friday's state quarterfinal game against No. 4 Carver-Columbus (11-1).
Out of all the impressive things Gainesville did in its second-round playoff win against South Paulding, it was a brilliant third quarter that stood out the most. The Red Elephants (11-1) scored touchdowns on all four offensive possessions in the third period, while stifling the Spartans' offense, to secure a 51-12 win at City Park Stadium.
TYRONE - Chestatee made major strides during its 2013 season, building a campaign that reached historic levels in the program's short history.
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.
ROSWELL - The No. 1-seed Blessed Trinity Titans defeated the No. 2-seed White County Warriors 38-0 in the second round of the AAA state playoffs, Friday night at Titan Field.