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HS football poll: Three area teams finish the season ranked No. 1

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Georgia high school football polls of the 2012 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

December 18, 2012 | From staff reports | All prep football news


A year of ups and downs ends with Gainesville on top

The Gainesville Red Elephants didn't enter the state playoffs with the look of a state title contender.

December 17, 2012 | Zac Taylor | All prep football news


Jefferson upsets No. 1 Calhoun 31-14 for 1st state title

ATLANTA - The Jefferson High football team knocked off the top team in Class AA to earn the program's first state championship Saturday at the Georgia Dome.

December 16, 2012 | By Latrice Williams For The Times | All prep football news


Gainesville players, fans react to state championship win

On Friday night, Gainesville claimed its first football state championship with a 49-13 victory over Ware County. On Saturday, the effects of the win were just starting to sink in.

December 16, 2012 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Big Red rules: Gainesville wins long-awaited state title

ATLANTA - The Gainesville Red Elephants saved their best for last.

December 15, 2012 | Zac Taylor | All prep football news


Gainesville’s champion QB: A golden arm with a team-first attitude

There was never any doubt that Deshaun Watson would be ready for the occasion. Playing on the state's biggest stage made him an even better leader as he guided the Red Elephants to the Class AAAAA state championship on Friday in Atlanta.

December 15, 2012 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Buford hoists trophy after a year of adversity

ATLANTA - Dexter Wood said Friday's state title win for Buford High was the sweetest win of them all, not because of the talent on the field - last year's state runner-up team had more - but because of its success despite tragedies and challenges this year's team faced.

December 14, 2012 | Zac Taylor | All prep football news


Buford claims another state title with 10-3 win

ATLANTA – Buford never deviated from what works best, though it was tough sledding for much of the way against St. Pius X in Friday's Class AAA state championship game at The Georgia Dome.

December 14, 2012 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


North Hall's Smith tops 7-AAA All-Region team

North Hall quarterback Andrew Smith has been named the Region 7-AAA All-Region Player of the Year.

December 14, 2012 | From staff reports | All prep football news


Dragons ready for stiff challenge in Class AA title game

JEFFERSON - After a season filled with convincing victories, the Dragons will be a decided underdog heading into the Class AA state championship game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

December 14, 2012 | Zac Taylor | All prep football news


New-look Wolves back in title game

There's almost nothing familiar about this year's Buford football team.

December 13, 2012 | Zac Taylor | All prep football news


Dragons used early loss as motivation in run to finals

JEFFERSON - Wesley Simonton started thinking about the possibility the day after the Jefferson Dragons held off Fitzgerald 53-51 in triple overtime to earn a trip to the state semifinals.

December 12, 2012 | Zac Taylor | All prep football news


High school football: A look at area teams' championship opponents

One team is back in the state championship game for the first time in 35 years. One team frequently plays deep into the playoffs but has yet to bring home the elusive title. And one team is in the Georgia Dome so often it has the feel of a second home.

December 11, 2012 | Brent Holloway | All prep football news


Union County's Bentley honored by Falcons

Union County quarterback T Bentley was selected as the Atlanta Falcons Warrick Dunn Captain in the Community of the Year Award winner, after being named one of 10 Captains in the Community earlier in the year.

December 11, 2012 | From staff reports | All prep football news


Gainesville's offense benefits from a rapid, no-huddle structure

Senior center Chase England is so grateful for the state championship game he's about to play in for Gainesville, one he's been dreaming about since he first threw on a jersey at age 8. England says the Red Elephants' rapid-fire offensive system he anchors up front deserves a fair share of the credit for earning them a berth in the Class AAAAA title game against Ware County on Friday night at the Georgia Dome.

December 10, 2012 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


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Dawson County survives injuries to advance in state playoffs, 22-12

DAWSONVILLE - Survive and advance. That's the name of the game come playoff time, and Dawson County took that motto to heart in its 22-12 ...

November 21, 2015 | Colin Ochs | All prep football news


Buford slams the door on Worth County 42-0

The Buford Wolves continued to roll Friday night as they defeated Worth County 42-0 in the second round of the football state playoffs.

November 21, 2015 | Zack Myers | All prep football news


'Just one play short,' Gainesville rally ends in loss to Stockbridge, 40-34

It didn't have to end this way.

November 21, 2015 | David Thackham | All prep football news


Dawson County’s record night leads to 63-40 first-round win

DAWSONVILLE - Coey Watson and the Dawson County offense could not be stopped Friday night, scoring touchdowns on seven of their first eight possessions in a ...

November 14, 2015 | Colin Ochs | All prep football news


Wolves don’t miss a beat behind sub QB, roll to 35-0 win over Fayette

BUFORD - No starting quarterback was no problem Friday night for the Buford Wolves, who took the first step in defending their Class AAAA state championship ...

November 13, 2015 | By Jimmy Schofield sports@gainesvilletimes.com | All prep football news


East Hall loses QB, opening round game to Sonoraville, 48-28

East Hall was host to a playoff game for the first time in 15 years Friday night, but it was Sonoraville that came away celebrating ...

November 13, 2015 | Zack Myers | All prep football news


Jefferson breezes to opening win over Pepperell, 49-0

JEFFERSON - Coming into Friday night, Jefferson senior defensive tackle Deshon Lester had never scored a touchdown in his high school career. That made the first ...

November 13, 2015 | By Jared Putnam sports@gainesvilletimes.com | All prep football news


Calhoun’s second-half burst sinks West Hall, 34-7

Calhoun overcame a sloppy first half to finish strong Friday night and defeat the West Hall Spartans, 34-7, in the first round of the Class ...

November 13, 2015 | Courtesy of Calhoun Times | All prep football news


Gainesville survives turnover battle, stops Alexander 25-14

Bruce Miller said he will wake up Sunday morning, return from church, and then begin a long and careful dissection of the game film from ...

November 13, 2015 | David Thackham | All prep football news


Gainesville stuns Flowery Branch 29-26 on late TD thriller

Messiah Dorsey's eyes were as wide as saucers when he spotted teammate Rodarius Timmons all alone in the flat with 12 seconds left on ...

November 07, 2015 | David Thackham | All prep football news


North Hall nails down No. 3 seed with 30-13 win at White County

CLEVELAND - The North Hall Trojans defeated White County 30-13 on Friday to clinch the third playoff spot in Region 8-AAA and put any worry over ...

November 07, 2015 | By Dusty Haralson sports@gainesvilletimes.com | All prep football news


Jefferson rebounds from loss, sloshes way to 43-27 win over Hart County

JEFFERSON - Jefferson bounced back from its first loss of the season to Oconee County last week to defeat Hart County 43-27 on Friday night at ...

November 06, 2015 | By Kyle Funderburk sports@gainesvilletimes.com | All prep football news


East Hall streaks into playoffs after beating Banks County 35-27

HOMER - East Hall has figured out how to win at the right time of the season, and that continued Friday night with a 35-27 victory ...

November 06, 2015 | By Phillip Gardner sports@gainesvilletimes.com | All prep football news


Habersham Central caps season with loss at Chattahoochee

Habersham Central finished its season in a 55-21 loss to Chattahoochee on Friday night in Alpharetta.

November 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Johnson hangs tough before falling to Dawson County, 17-14

Dawson County held off Johnson 17-14 on Friday in the regular-season finale for both teams at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium in Oakwood.

November 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


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