Habersham Central rallied from a late deficit to beat Salem 43-39 on Friday night in Mount Air.
ATLANTA - Coming into Friday's game, it was the running backs, North Hall's Imani Cross and St. Pius' Geno Smith, who were supposed to steal the show.
CLEVELAND - White County notch its first victory of the season by beating West Hall 26-7 Friday night in Cleveland.
The young Chestatee War Eagles, who took their lumps last season, are growing up.
The center-quarterback exchange was a major part of Lakeview Academy's frustration and led directly to three turnovers Friday in Gainesville.
DAWSONVILLE - It all came together for Jefferson in the second quarter Friday. The Dragons (3-0) exploded for 35 points in the quarter en route to a 42-14 win against Dawson County (1-2) in Dawsonville.
Riverside Military Academy fell to 0-4 on the season after a 65-0 loss to Landmark Christian on Friday night.
Banks County improved to 3-0 on Friday with a 35-7 victory over East Jackson in Commerce.
North Oconee shut out Commerce 33-0 on Friday night in Bogart.
Fannin County defeated Jackson County 28-20 on Friday night in Jefferson.
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FLOWERY BRANCH - Last season, in its first as a member of Region 8-AAAA, Flowery Branch was good.
Clearly, Hall County's best team based upon two games against Class AAAA teams is Flowery Branch.
Riverside Military has struggled with coaching turnover in recent years, but never in the middle of the season until Tuesday when Chris Cotter resigned the position of football coach and athletic director, effective immediately.
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HOMER - West Hall coach Tony Lotti got a muted response when he told his team to get excited for next week's decisive region battle against Lumpkin County.
When Gainesville needed a lift late in Friday's contest against Loganville, hard-hitting defensive back Toddrick Turner was more than happy to oblige.
Lakeview Academy fell to Prince Avenue Christian 49-10 on Friday at Jock Hornor Field in Gainesville.
The Knights came just short of a win on Friday in Oakwood, falling to Franklin County 14-13 at Billy Ellis Stadium.
No. 4 Jefferson stayed unbeaten with a 28-16 victory over Oconee County on Friday in Jefferson.
Habersham Central ended a 21-game losing streak over three seasons by beating North Forsyth 42-7 on on Friday in Mount Airy.
White County closed in on a playoff spot in Region 8-AAAA with a 51-22 win on Friday in Monroe.
Union County rolled up a 42-27 win over Riverside Military Academy in an offensive shootout Friday at Maginnis Field in Gainesville.
Flowery Branch rallied for the winning touchdown with less than a minute to play to upset Salem 7-6 on Friday night and stay alive in the Region 8-AAAAA playoff hunt.
After dropping its first seven games this season, the North Hall football team has a winning streak and bragging rights.
Top-ranked Buford continued its run of one-side victories, shutting out Madison County 44-0 on Friday at Tom Riden Stadium.
Lumpkin County set up a showdown against West Hall for the Region 7-AAA title by beating Dawson Couty 42-19 on Friday in Dahlonega.
A North Georgia snowstorm wasn't enough to stop East Hall from trudging past Fannin County, 38-20 on Friday in Blue Ridge.
Commerce improved to 6-1 in region play with a 42-0 win over George Walton on Friday in Monroe.
Towns County ended its season with 20-3 win over Providence Christian on Friday in Lilburn.