In its first five games this season, Lakeview Academy scored a combined 41 points on the way to a 1-4 record.
DAHLONEGA - A rowdy pregame atmosphere in the North Hall locker room sparked the Trojans' best performance of the season. And it started from the opening whistle.
CONYERS - Flowery Branch held off a late rally with a last-minute defensive stand against the Heritage Patriots in Friday's matchup of unbeaten teams.
JEFFERSON - While it may have not answered the age-old sports question for good, Elbert County won the most recent chapter of what happens when a dominant offense meets a dominant defense.
It didn't take long for the Lakeview Academy offense to find its groove on Friday. After recording their highest point total of the season a week ago, the Lions' offense erupted on Friday, scoring twice on their first two plays from scrimmage and going on to top North Cobb Christian 49-22 at home. "That was nice; we haven't done that in a long time," Lions coach Matthew Gruhn said after the game. "I don't know ...
Gainesville coach Bruce Miller had a feeling that it would be hard for his team to be ready for Friday's game against Monroe Area at City Park.
Johnson came into Friday night looking for its first win of the season, but two early fumbles and an onside kick put the Knights in a hole that they couldn't overcome.
Athens Academy defeated Commerce 21-10 on Friday night in Commerce. After going down 14-0 at the beginning of the game Commerce was unable to complete the comback. Tiger quarterback Cody Streetman, who totaled 76 yards on 15 carries, scored at the end of the second quarter to bring the game to 12-7 at the half. The Spartans added another touchdown before Commerce kicker Josh Wistak connected on a 33-yard field goal, which put the score ...
Oconee County led at halftime and held off West Hall for a 35-31 win in Region 8-AAA South play on Friday night in Watkinsville.
Fannin County turned four East Hall turnovers into three touchdowns and held off a late Vikings rally for a 35-19 win at East Hall Stadium Friday night.
Stephens County defeated White County 25-14 on Friday night in Toccoa The score was 19-14 most of the second half and the Warriors were driving in the fourth quarter before giving the ball back to the Indians, which Stephens turned into points. White County quarterback Will Brock was 8 for 15 for 100 yards and Jeffery Scoggin had four reception for 77 yards. Dalton Whitfield returned an interception for a 58 yard touchdown and added ...
Dawson County held on to defeat Union County 22-19 on Friday night in Dawsonville. Tyler Dominy completed 9 of his 19 passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers moved to 2-1 in Region 8-AA North Bruce Clark caught two of the Dominy touchdown passes and totaled five catches for 92 yards. Dawson County's Zach Martin carried the ball 18 times for 104 yards and caught a touchdown. Cody Smith added 47 yards ...
Flowery Branch at Heritage When: 8 tonight Where: Evans Memorial Stadium, Conyers TV, Radio: Georgia Public Broadcast, 550-AM Coaches: Flowery Branch, Lee Shaw; Heritage, Chad Frazier Records: Flowery Branch (6-0, 6-0 Region 8-AAAA); Heritage (7-0, 7-0) Key players: Flowery Branch, QB Kanler Coker (6-4, 210 Sr.), WR C.J. Curry (6-2, 206 Sr.), LB Jacob Allen (6-1, 220 Jr.). Heritage, RB/DB Quami Stanley (5-9, 170 Sr.), LB/TE Chase Alford (6-2, 215 Jr.), QB/DB Ryan Sutton (5-9, ...
Gainesville High coach Bruce Miller has really taken to his no-name defense. That's the term of endearment he uses for the group that has helped the No. 10 Red Elephants (5-1, 2-0 Region 8-AAA) remain in contention for their fourth straight region title. At a school where high-level college talent has come through almost on a yearly basis, the 2011 Gainesville defense is headed by a group more touted for its depth and cohesiveness, rather ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - A spread option offense, like the one Flowery Branch runs so effectively, is great at creating mismatches by spreading out the defense.
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.
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.