Many will argue that tonight's matchup of Class AA's top-ranked Buford and No. 2-ranked Carver-Columbus is the top game on the high school football schedule for the entire season. Though separated by 150 miles, the three-time defending state champion Wolves (1-0) will make the trip down to Columbus' Memorial Stadium for the game against former Class AAA power, Carver (1-0), which dropped down to Class AA this season.
Following a 40-19 loss to Buford last week, Gainesville has dropped out of the Class AAA rankings in the Associated Press Georgia High School Football Poll, released Monday.
OAKWOOD - The West Hall High football team came into last Friday's game with East Hall with an unusual set of circumstances: an 11-game losing streak and one of the best quarterback's in the area.
DANIELSVILLE - Flowery Branch answered a lot of questions on Friday with a 21-0 win over Madison County in its 8-AAAA debut and season opener.
OAKWOOD - West Hall quarterback Shunquez Stephens' senior season got off to a slow start. It wouldn't last long.
JEFFERSON - Jackson County is 1-0 this season, with only two quarters of football in the books.
DAHLONEGA - Ian McIntosh can wear a lot of hats for the Lumpkin County High football team. On offense, defense and special teams, McIntosh, a junior, is a weapon wherever he may be on the field in positions designed for players with breakaway speed such as himself.
COMMERCE - The 65th edition of the River War between Commerce and Jefferson came down to one final play - and it was Zach Allen who saved the day for Jefferson.
A 20-point deficit at halftime was too much for Dawson County to overcome as the Tigers lost to Pickens 27-14 on Friday in Jasper.
Steven Edsall caught the first score of the night for Union County and followed with a kickoff return for touchdown to lead the Panthers over Towns County 40-7 Friday in Hiawassee.
Dylan Lackey had 157 yards rushing and three touchdowns on Friday as visiting Banks County defeated Social Circle 40-14.
Ashley Lowery punched in a 4-yard touchdown run in the final two mintues of the game to give White County the 21-14 victory Friday over East Jackson in Commerce.
As good as Buford has been in the past, even Jess Simpson was surprised at how well his team began the 2010 season.
The Lions compiled 252 rushing yards as a team on Friday to defeat Fellowship Christian 29-0 in the teams' season opener in Roswell.
East Hall at West Hall
The sign at the edge of Gainesville High School's football practice field reads, "Bruce Miller Field. A Field of Champions."
BETHLEHEM - Gainesville coach Bruce Miller hit a big milestone Friday night.
BUFORD - Buford opened Region 8-AAAA play with a 42-10 victory over White County at home on Friday night.
CARROLLTON - It took a little longer than he anticipated, but Ed Dudley has registered victory No. 1 as the head coach of the Carrollton High School football team.
With Devin Watson in shorts on the sideline Friday night, East Hall didn't have the firepower to keep up with Jackson County.
Flowery Branch made a number of costly mistakes Friday against Heritage.
Lumpkin County lost a tight contest on the road to Our Lady of Mercy on Friday, 42-35 in Fayetteville.
Commerce used late heroics to pull out a 27-20 victory over Athens Academy on Friday at Ray Lamb Stadium.
After an 0-10 season in 2013, Banks County is finally getting used to being back in the win column.
Johnson lost its fifth game in as many outings this season, falling to unbeaten Pickens 49-6 on Friday night in Oakwood.
Running backs Brandon Grant and Chris Howard combined for 102 yards off of nine carries, but their efforts couldn't stop a 24-3 Rabun County victory over Riverside Academy Friday night.
Gainesville at Apalachee
Momentum is a precious commodity in high school football.
Before fourth-down plays, Isaiah Rowe drops into his stance and visualizes himself blocking punts with a blend of technique, speed, hustle and strength.
Gainesville's senior quarterback Mikey Gonzalez was electric all night in Friday's 46-6 win against Winder-Barrow - before and after a 70-minute weather delay due to lightning around City Park Stadium in Gainesville.