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 - Even Buford High coach Jess Simpson has to wonder if his team can peak any higher than it has already. The Wolves breezed into the quarterfinals of the Class AA playoffs with a 52-14 victory Friday over Callaway at Tom Riden Stadium.
ATLANTA - Turnovers are a killer. Giving up big plays can be just as frustrating. White County's football team turned the football over twice in the second quarter, leading directly to a pair of Grady touchdowns, and surrendered a 71-yard touchdown pass in Friday's second round 39-20 loss at Grady Stadium in Atlanta. With the loss, the season ends for White County (9-3), but not before the Warriors secured the first home playoff victory in school ...
MARIETTA - Brian Randolph was all over the field Friday night. The Kell High star rushed for 210 yards and two touchdowns, helped disrupt Flowery Branch on defense and made a few plays that won't show up on the stat sheet. His efforts led Kell to a 21-13 win over the Falcons in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs. The win sends the No. 4 Longhorns (12-0) to the state quarterfinals for the ...
White County at Grady When: 7:30 tonight Where: Grady Stadium, Atlanta Coaches: White County, Tommy Flowers; Grady, Ronnie Millen Records: White County (9-2, No. 2 Region 8-AAA); Grady (10-1, No. 1 Region 5-AAA) Key players: White County, QB Cole Segraves (6-4, 200 So.), WR/RB/DB/KR Ashely Lowery (6-2, 205 Sr.), LB Adam Hooper (6-0, 265 Sr.). Grady, RB Marcus Caffey (6-1, 188 Sr.), WR/DB Damian Swann (6-0, 175 Sr.), DT Dijon Elder (6-2, 305 Sr.). Outlook: ...
Gainesville High senior quarterback Deshaun Watson received good news this week when an MRI revealed that a knee injury he sustained late in the Class AAAAA state semifinal loss against Tucker will not affect the start of his college career at Clemson University.
North Hall's Andrew Smith was named the Region 7-AAA All-Region Football Player of the Year, announced Tuesday.
Jefferson's Tradd Porter and Union County's Luther Jones were named Co-Defensive Players of the Year in Region 8-AA, announced Tuesday.
ATLANTA - It took a little fine-tuning and a halftime rally, but Buford finished its 2013 season in typical fashion.
ATLANTA - There wasn't any panic. Instead, there was a sense of resolve among the experienced group of Buford players that sat inside the locker room at halftime.
BUFORD - Jess Simpson doesn't care if his team breaks the state's all-time single-season scoring record of 682 points.
In a move to build a more competitive football program for the future, Johnson High's administration made its decision known Wednesday to continue playing a non-region football schedule for the next two years during the Region 8-AAAA meeting Wednesday in Oakwood.
BUFORD - When Buford walked off the field following the first half of last Friday's semifinal game against Callaway, the Wolves were trailing for the first time all season.
Fourteen Gainesville high football players and 10 Flowery Branch players earned 8-AAAAA All-Region honors, announced Monday.
Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson will undergo an MRI early this week to determine the severity of a knee injury he suffered in the closing minutes of Friday night's 20-14 loss to Tucker in the Class AAAAA state semifinals, Red Elephants coach Bruce Miller confirmed Sunday morning.
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.