East Jackson at East Hall
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T.J. Tate's second-quarter catch last Friday against Johnson was just the icing on the cake. After three rushing touchdowns in the opening quarter for North Hall, the 5-foot-8, 165-pound Tate was the intended target of a pass from quarterback Bradley Brown, when a Knights defender got a hand on the ball while it was in the air.
For as long as Bob Christmas has been the coach at North Hall, two things could be counted on from the Trojans: the wing-T and winning football. It's ironic then, that after the program's first losing season since Christmas' first year in 2001, that the Trojans have rediscovered their winning ways with a new offense.
BUFORD – Gainesville senior linebacker Michael Pittman went from one emotional extreme to the other Friday at Tom Riden Stadium.
OAKWOOD - Special teams and defense - tried and true ingredients to winning football. Chestatee proved the old adage right again Friday with a tough 42-21 victory over West Hall.
Riverside Military Academy coach Gary Downs had a different homecoming in mind before his Eagles took on Whitefield Academy on Friday night in Gainesville.
CLEVELAND - The White County Warriors posted their first 2-0 start since 2009 Friday with a convincing 34-7 win over Lumpkin County.
North Forsyth defeated Dawson County 35-28 on Friday in Dawsonville.
Lakeview Academy was able to find offense in different places to lead the team to a 42-0 victory over Hebron Christian Academy and the Lions' first 2-0 start to a season since the school began playing a varsity team.
Fellowship Christian slipped past Towns County 17-12 Friday in Roswell.
Union County defeated Fannin County 23-7 on Friday night in Blairsville.
Stephens County rolled past Habersham Central 44-8 on Friday night in Toccoa.
Banks County fell to Athens Christian 22-7 on Friday night in Athens.
Quarterback Drew Whitfield had two touchdowns on 9-yard runs and 14 carries for 97 yards for Commerce in a 28-14 victory over East Jackson on Friday at Commerce High School.
As quickly as Evan Shirreff's final high school football game began, it had ended with a performance worthy of any All-Star contest.
For some, old habits die hard.
ATLANTA - Buford was in unfamiliar territory, but the Wolves refused to stay there long.
ATLANTA - Quarterback Tobias Oliver scored on a 47-yard run with eight minutes remaining and Northside of Warner Robins won the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAA football championship with a 25-18 comeback victory over Mays on Friday night at the Georgia Dome.
ATLANTA - Calhoun scored on a 40-yard double-reverse pass from Baylon Spector to Carson Brown early in the fourth quarter and defeated Washington County, 27-20, to win the Georgia High School Association Class AAA state football title on Friday night at the Georgia Dome.
Buford seems so complete heading into Saturday's state title game.
ATLANTA - Warren Singletary scored on a pair of short touchdown runs and Hawkinsville defeated Irwin County, 15-6, for the Georgia High School Association Class A-Public state football title on Friday at the Georgia Dome.
Buford defensive linemen have been harassing opposing quarterbacks all season long. Now the hard-hitting, fast-talking unit is back on a familiar stage: the state championship game.
CARTERSVILLE - Momentum was moving fast in Cartersville's direction. Steven Reese changed that with one play.
Commerce at Irwin County
It's been two years since the Buford Wolves played at Weinman Stadium. But they haven't forgotten the standing-room-only crowd at Cartersville High and the atmosphere surrounding a 21-10 Buford win in the 2012 Class AAA semifinals.
ACWORTH - Gainesville was in it to the very end.
JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Dragons' run at a second state championship in three seasons ended Friday night at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
BUFORD - Determination helped Joshua Thomas and Buford take control Friday night and punch the Wolves' ticket into the state semifinals for an eighth consecutive season.
COMMERCE - It wasn't a win for the highlight reel, but Commerce coach Michael Brown will take it.