Lumpkin County rolled to a 41-18 victory over Chestatee on Friday night in Dahlonega. Ian McIntosh rushed for four touchdowns on the way to an Indians' victory. Logan Maye and Kelvin Williams had runs of 5 and 65 yards, respectively, as Lumpkin County snapped a three game losing streak. The Indians (5-4, 2-3 Region 8-AAA North) travel to West Hall, and Chestatee (3-6, 0-5) travels to Johnson on Friday.
On a cold and rainy night, the elements didn't hold down an explosive Flowery Branch offense and a swarming defense.
In a game it needed to win to have a shot at a region championship, North Hall missed early opportunities and fell at home to Stephens County, 39-14, on Friday.
When Gainesville High freshman Michael Byrd got plugged into the starting lineup for Friday's game against West Hall, he knew he didn't want to squander a chance to catch the coaches eyes.
East Hall didn't want to be Union County cheerleaders. The Vikings would be assured of the No. 3 spot in Region 8-AA North and a spot in a play-in game, regardless of how they played Friday if the Panthers defeated Fannin County. "If we were going to have a chance to play in the playoff game we were going to earn it," said East Hall coach Bryan Gray. The Vikings earned their spot with a ...
Dawson County defeated Rabun County 41-7 on Friday night in Tiger. Zack Martin had 20 carries for 165 yards and three touchdowns and went over 1,000 yards on the season as the Tigers won their third straight game. Tyler Dominy, who passed for 76 yards in the rain, connected with Will Anglin for a 35-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Martin added a 7-yard touchdown run to make the score 14-0 at the half. ...
On a rainy Friday night at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium, running and turnovers turned out to be the keys of the game as Monroe Area defeated Johnson 21-0.
George Walton Academy defeated Commerce 24-14 on Friday night in Monroe. The Tigers allowed 17 unanswered points after going ahead 7-0 in the first quarter. Cody Streetman scored in the first quarter to put Commerce ahead until George Walton's Hunter Rice hit Nick Watters on an 11-yard touchdown pass. The game was tied at the half. The Bulldogs fumbled on the Commerce 4-yard line and recoverd the ball in the end zone to take a ...
Union County defeated Fannin County 30-15 on Friday in Blairsville. T. Bentley had three total touchdowns to help give the Panthers their first winning streak of the season with a win over the Rebels. Zach Williams had a blocked punt on the Fannin County 12 yard line, which was recovered by Ian Petkevich for a touchdown in the first quarter on the way to a 16-7 lead at halftime. Union County now is 3-6, 2-3 ...
Habersham Central held off Loganville 47-45 in a wild shootout Friday night in Loganville. The Raider defense stopped Loganville after the Red Devils recovered an onside kick with 1:18 left in the fourth quarter to snap a two-game losing streak. The final drive was one of few defensive stops on the night as the two teams combined for 1096 yards. Habersham Central scored the first points of the game on a Kevin Ellison rush and ...
Salem at Flowery Branch When: 7:30 tonight Where: Falcon Field, Flowery Branch Radio: 550-AM Coaches: Salem, John Starr; Flowery Branch, Lee Shaw Records: Salem (5-4, 5-4 Region 8-AAAA); Flowery Branch (8-0, 8-0) Key players: Salem, RB Jahaad Coleman (5-9, 170 Sr.), DB Eric Crawford (5-6, 150 Sr.), Brandon Culler (5-9, 250 Sr.). Flowery Branch, QB Kanler Coker (6-4, 210 Sr.), WR C.J. Curry (6-3, 210 Sr.), RB Jeremy Haley (5-8, 210 Sr.). Outlook: For the second ...
Things were going great for North Hall. After a difficult three-game stretch to start the season culminated in consecutive losses on the road (at Jefferson, St. Pius X and Gainesville), the Trojans had turned their season on its head. They had won four straight games, scoring 48 or more three times and allowing a combined 35 points during the streak. They were undefeated in the subregion, and controlled their own playoff destiny. And then they ...
The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Georgia high school football polls of the 2011 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:
If a team loses nearly half of its roster to graduation, including the starting quarterback, leading rusher and leading tackler, a down year could be expected.
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.