Athens Christian defeated Banks County 27-21 on Friday night in Athens. Rayshon Hunter took an Athens Christian fumble recovery 50 yards to the end zone in the Leopards' loss. Tyler Hubbard completed 6 of 11 pases for 51 yards and rushed for 75 more yards on 13 carries with a touchdown for Banks County. Leopards tailback Dean Ewing had a 4-yard touchdown run. Banks County (2-2) is off this week before opening region play the ...
Clarke Central defeated Habersham Central 34-20 on Friday night in Athens. Kevin Ellison set the Habersham Central career rushing record. Ellison rushed the ball 18 times for 96 yards and a touchdown, bringing the senior's career total to 2,811 yards. He also completed 9 of 21 attempts for 152 yards and another touchdown on a 20-yard pass to Zack Franks. The Raiders were tied with Clark Central 14-14 at the half before being outscored 20-6 in ...
The start to the 2011 football season has been a case of "good news, bad news" for the Lumpkin County Indians.
Cedar Shoals at Flowery Branch When: 7:30 tonight Where: Falcon Field, Flowery Branch Radio: 550-AM Coaches: Cedar Shoals, Dreco Thomas; Flowery Branch, Lee Shaw Records: Cedar Shoals (2-1, 2-1 8-AAAA); Flowery Branch (3-0, 3-0) Key players: Cedar Shoals, RB Rodney Willingham (5-5, 155 Jr.), DE/TE Brandon Whitehead (6-3, 210 Jr.), DL Ricky Clarke (6-3, 308 Sr.), Flowery Branch, QB Kanler Coker (6-4, 210 Sr.), RB Jeremy Haley (5-8, 210 Sr.), LB Jacob Allen (6-1, 220 ...
Even though local bragging rights are always on the table when Gainesville and North Hall play, this year's game has a bit of a different tone.
The Hall County schools have played 15 games in the first three weeks of the season, and Hall County's best team, Flowery Branch, is 3-0 against Class AAAA competition.
Habersham Central senior quarterback Kevin Ellison helped the Raiders complete a stunning comeback from an 18-point deficit when he fired the game-winning touchdown pass to Zack Franks with just 32 seconds left in a 43-39 win over Salem.
BETHLEHEM - For the first time this season, the Flowery Branch football team came down to earth and played a closely-matched contest with its opponent. Even if the scoreboard says differently. The Falcons (3-0, 3-0 Region 8-AAAA) stayed unbeaten on the season with a 42-20 win over Apalachee on Friday at R. Harold Harrison Sports Complex in Bethlehem. They found themselves going back-and-forth with the Wildcats in an offensive-minded contest that featured 872 total ...
Habersham Central isn't off to a perfect start, but it's a safe bet no Raiders fan will say this year's team hasn't been worth the price of admission.
No. 1-ranked Buford rolled to its fourth win of the season, beating Yulee, Fla., 49-7 on Friday.
Habersham Central rallied from a late deficit to beat Salem 43-39 on Friday night in Mount Air. Kevin Ellison connected with Zac Franks to score the go-ahead touchdown with 32 seconds left to play. In a back-and-forth game, the Raiders were down 39-28 with 11 minutes to go before Ellison capped off nine-play, 98-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. It came after Salem fumbled on Habersham's 1-yard line to narrow it to 39-36. ...
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. And after Friday's 46-13 thumping of Johnson, coach Stan Luttrell's team has the look of an emerging force in Region 8A-AAA. "Let's not get ahead of ourselves now," cautioned Luttrell. "We're happy to be 2-0, but we still have a ways to go." Chestatee showed off an array of weapons and a junior quarterback in Jordan Degraff capable of utilizing them ...
The center-quarterback exchange was a major part of Lakeview Academy's frustration and led directly to three turnovers Friday in Gainesville. And certainly five turnovers against a team that runs the ball as precisely as Prince Avenue Christian is too much for almost any team to overcome. The Lions (0-3) turned it over three times on the snap to the quarterback. Prince Avenue scored 35 points off of turnovers and rolled to a 42-7 win ...
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.