FLOWERY BRANCH - A spread option offense, like the one Flowery Branch runs so effectively, is great at creating mismatches by spreading out the defense.
Georgia Prep Football Poll 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: Class AAAAA Record Pts Prv 1. Camden County (9) 6-0 98 2 2. Grayson (1) 6-0 86 3 3. Hillgrove 6-0 82 6 4. Stephenson 6-0 66 4 5. ...
In the second quarter on Friday, Flowery Branch quarterback Kanler Coker was like a broken record. Run, pass, repeat. And Habersham Central didn't have an answer for it. Coker ran for a touchdown and passed for four more in the second quarter alone. Including an earlier touchdown pass in the first quarter, he accounted for six in the game, leading the Falcons to a 56-31 win over their Region 8-AAAA foes. Not bad for ...
They say defense wins championships, but offenses around the area are doing their best to dispel that notion. Led by Buford's 71 points in a shutout win over Clarkston and Gainesville's 66 over Oconee County, a ...
CLEVELAND - When running back Imani Cross took his first carry of the game 27 yards down the field, it looked like it would be same stuff, different day for the North Hall offense.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Habersham Central senior Kevin Ellison entered Friday's game as one of the top quarterbacks in Region 8-AAAA.
All of a sudden, West Hall is right in the thick of a playoff race in Region 8-AAA. After struggling with an 0-4 start to the season, the Spartans (2-4, 2-0 Region 8B-AAA) have reeled off two straight to start subregion play, including Friday's 35-21 win against Johnson in the Battle of Oakwood at Spartans Stadium. West Hall sophomore quarterback Chandler Newton (123 passing yards and two touchdowns) said last Friday's 38-9 win against Walnut ...
"Everything went right." That comment by coach Bruce Miller summarizes Gainesville's performance Friday in a dominating 66-7 victory over the visiting Oconee County Warriors. The momentum and tone of the game changed on one play early in the second quarter. "Brown Gun Oldsmobile" was the play call that was the turning point in the game, according to Tray Harrison. Oconee County (2-4, 0-2) was trailing 13-0 early in the second quarter and had forced ...
Chaz Thornton ran for 244 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries, leading Stephens County to an impressive 28-0 subregion win over short-handed Chestatee on Friday at War Eagles Field. Thornton, a touted junior recruit, scored on runs of 64, 80 and 63 yards before sitting most of the third and fourth quarters. He'll be at Georgia Tech for an unofficial visit for Saturday's game against Maryland. It was the third straight loss ...
East Hall picked up its second road victory of the season Friday night in Blairsville, beating Union County 33-3. Jamond Witt was the Vikings leading rusher on the night and had two rushing touchdowns. East Hall's quaterback, Cameron Davis rushed for a touchdown in the first quarter and later connected with T.D. Teasley for a 50-yard touchdown pass. The Vikings' defense played its best game of the season, holding the Panthers to their lowest ...
Franklin County defeated Lumpkin County 32-6 on Friday night in Carnesville. Logan Boyd had the lone score on a 1-yard run for the Indians. Lumpkin County (4-2, 1-1 Region 8-AAA) hosts North Hall on Friday.
River Ridge held on to defeat Lakeview Academy 28-21 on Friday in Woodstock. After Matt Askounis scored on an 8-yard touchdown run in the final minute, the Lions were unable to recover an onside kick to complete the comeback. Ted Reynolds tied the game at 7-7 in the second quarter on a 60-yard touchdown run. Lakeview started the third quarter down 14-7 before Reynolds completed a 40-yard touchdown pass to Askounis. The Lions gave up ...
On Friday night at Maginnis Field, two teams needed a win to keep pace in Region 8-A. For one team, a quick start quickly fizzled out as Commerce defeated the Riverside Military Academy Eagles 42-0.
Dragon coach T. McFerrin reached 300 wins as a head coach in Georgia on Friday night with a 48-13 win over Oglethorpe County in Lexington.
Banks County rallied to defeat Dawson County 19-14 on Friday night in Homer. Down 14-13, the Leopards finished off a 90-yard, five-minute drive with a Dean Ewing 1-yard touchdown run with 40 seconds left on the clock. Banks County quarterback Tyler Hubbard scored on a 4-yard run as the second quarter closed to tie the game at 7-7. The Leopards took the lead in the third quarter on a 1-yard Tanner Thompson run, but the ...
BUFORD - When Buford walked off the field following the first half of last Friday's semifinal game against Callaway, the Wolves were trailing for the first time all season.
Fourteen Gainesville high football players and 10 Flowery Branch players earned 8-AAAAA All-Region honors, announced Monday.
Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson will undergo an MRI early this week to determine the severity of a knee injury he suffered in the closing minutes of Friday night's 20-14 loss to Tucker in the Class AAAAA state semifinals, Red Elephants coach Bruce Miller confirmed Sunday morning.
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.