BUFORD - Here we go again.
Hal Lamb is hoping the third time is a charm. After Lamb's Calhoun High football team lost to Buford in the Class AA state title game in 2008 and 2009, the Yellow Jackets (14-0) will get another crack at Buford (13-1) yet again this season for the state title at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Georgia Dome. According to research compiled by the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, this marks the first time two ...
BUFORD -- After spending his first three years playing for the Chiefs of Sequoyah High, Dominique Swope came to Buford with the hopes of contributing to the three-time defending Class AA champions.
BUFORD - The Buford Wolves have a chance at history.
BUFORD - Nobody within earshot of Tom Riden Stadium would have wanted to trade places with Jack Geraghty on Friday night in Buford.
Lovett at Buford When: 7:30 tonight Where: Tom Riden Stadium, Buford Radio: 550-AM, 102.9-FM Coaches: Lovett, Mike Muschamp; Buford, Jess Simpson Records: Lovett, 10-3 No. 4 Region 6-AA; Buford, 12-1, No. 1 Region 6-AA Key players: Lovett, RB Zach Boden (5-11, 195 Sr.), QB Hunter Budd (6-2, 187 Sr.), WR Thomas Patton (6-1, 180 Sr.). Buford, OL Vadal Alexander (6-6, 320 Jr.), QB Alex Ross (6-1, 190 Sr.), RB Seon Jones (5-9, 180 Sr.). Outlook: ...
BUFORD - Christian Hunnicutt insists that it wasn't as difficult a task at it may have appeared from the outside.
Standing in Buford's way of a fourth-straight Class AA title game appearance is a familiar region foe making a historical playoff run.
Buford High junior Rick Legrant is tired of the comparisons. After backing up defensive lineman A.J. Cunningham last year, Legrant thought he'd rid himself of Cunningham once the senior graduated and handed the starting role over to him. He was wrong. "Everybody is always saying I look like a little A.J.," Legrant said Monday. "It's not A.J., it's me Rick." The 6-foot, 202-pound Legrant is certainly making a name for himself this year, as he ...
BUFORD - Led by a new name, Buford is up to the same old game. Wolves running back Dominique Swope - a senior transfer who last season played for Sequoyah - rushed for a game-high 64 yards, scored a key fourth quarter touchdown, and secured the win with a fourth-down conversion in the final minute as Buford edged Cook 21-14 Friday night in the Class AA quarterfinals at Tom Riden Stadium. The three-time defending state ...
BUFORD - Buford High senior quarterback Alex Ross is the man with a million different nicknames, but his play on the field is as consistent as it gets.
What to do, what to do? For the past two years, the answer to that question was easy for both Bruce Miller and Lee Shaw. But this year, since both Gainesville and Flowery Branch have been eliminated from the football state playoffs, both coaches are spending Thanksgiving scratching their heads and not planning for their upcoming opponent. "It's been different this week," said Shaw, whose Falcons lost to Kell last Friday during the second round ...
Buford's win over Callaway on Friday, coupled with losses from Gainesville, Flowery Branch and White County, leaves the Wolves as the only area team still alive as the high school football state playoffs head into the quarterfinals. Buford, which is back in the third round for the 11th straight season, will play host to the Cook Hornets at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tom Riden ...
To win a state championship, it always takes a little luck. This week for the No. 2 ranked Buford Wolves - who are going for their fourth straight Class AA title - luck was on their side.
The sullen look on Gainesville High's coach Bruce Miller said it all. A year removed from finishing second in Class AAA, and despite holding an edge in every offensive category, the Red Elephants lost 34-25 to Cedar Grove during the second round of the Class AAA playoffs Friday night at City Park. "Just missed opportunities," Miller said after the loss. "The kids have fought all year long and didn't listen to the naysayers. They chartered ...
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.