Commerce routed Athens Christian 41-0 on Friday night at Commerce.
West Hall won its first game of the season Friday, and in the opening week of subregion play, it couldn't have come at a better time for the Spartans.
It was a night of explosive plays for the Riverside Military Academy Eagles, as they topped Social Circle 21-0 for their first victory of the season.
OAKWOOD - Gainesville High's offense doesn't like to waste time when it gets the ball. There's no reason to leave things to chance considering the number of weapons that Red Elephants sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson has to throw to on the perimeter.
DAHLONEGA - The momentum was all on White County's side.
West Hall recorded its first win of the season, beating Walnut Grove 38-9 on Friday night in Loganville.
JEFFERSON - Penalities and turnovers plagued the subregion opener for Jefferson and North Oconee on Friday night, so it came down to who could capitalize.
No. 1-ranked Buford rolled to a 59-13 win over Decatur on Friday.
Leading 14-0 but backed up deep in its own territory late in the first quarter, North Hall made a big stop on fourth down inside the 10-yard line to take the ball away on downs from visiting Chestatee.
The game plan for East Hall on Friday night was simple: Keep the Rabun County offense off the field.
Towns County posted its first victory of the season Friday, beating North Cobb Christian 33-6 in Hiawassee.
Raider quarterback Kevin Ellison rushed 15 times for 236 yards and three touchdowns to lead Habersham Central to a 54-10 home win Friday night over Winder-Barrow.
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It was a tale of two seasons over the first few weeks for Chestatee and North Hall.
In his fourth year of varsity football, East Hall senior running back Jamond Witt and the rest of the Vikings have the chance to win their first Homecoming game.
Benji Harrison resigned as Jackson County High football coach on Tuesday following a three-year stint in which he led the program to its first state playoff berths in 20 years.
ACWORTH - Gainesville was in it to the very end.
JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Dragons' run at a second state championship in three seasons ended Friday night at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
BUFORD - Determination helped Joshua Thomas and Buford take control Friday night and punch the Wolves' ticket into the state semifinals for an eighth consecutive season.
COMMERCE - It wasn't a win for the highlight reel, but Commerce coach Michael Brown will take it.
BUFORD - For Evyn Cooper, it was all about being the next man up.
HAMILTON – Mikey Gonzalez has carved out his own legacy for Gainesville. His year as the Red Elephants' signal-caller will be remembered for winning huge games with clutch performances.
JEFFERSON - The No. 1-seed Jefferson Dragons put together another dominant performance in the Class AAA state playoffs Friday night at Memorial Stadium, ousting the No. 3-seeded Dodge County Indians, 27-7.
COMMERCE - Once Will Thomas found running room, there was no stopping him.
Tapped out of energy from a three-hour slugfest and numb from freezing temperatures most of the night, Gainesville's players were still able to celebrate following Friday's playoff opener against Creekview.
Elbert County bested Lumpkin County 28-18 in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs on Friday night in Dahlonega.
BUFORD - Sixteen different players carried the ball as top-ranked Buford racked up 423 rushing yards on 36 carries to defeat Southeast Whitfield 63-0 in the opening round of the Class AAAA playoffs on Friday at Tom Riden Stadium.
HARTWELL - Bryan Gray looked over his team of quiet, disappointed East Hall Vikings and gave them a simple message following their 42-14 loss at Hart County.
The running of Kwon Williams and Tyquan Statham was a perfect analogy for the West Hall football team's mentality on Friday night. Quite simply, the Spartans refused to go down without a fight.
JEFFERSON - With freezing temperatures, it took a little time for the Jefferson Dragons' offense to warm up offensively during its Class AAA state playoff opener against the Franklin County Lions.