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Buford thriving under rare dual-quarterback offense

BUFORD - Buford coach Jess Simpson might have the best backup quarterback in Georgia.

December 05, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | All prep football news


High school football notebook: 5 things to watch in the semifinals

This is the most fun time of year to play high school football for those still in the running.

December 02, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Gainesville going to DeKalb for semis; Buford at home

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.

November 30, 2013 | Jared Putnam | All prep football news


Watson leads Gainesville into semifinals, 42-28

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.

November 29, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Gainesville seniors hope to leave their mark

The Gainesville Red Elephants are starting to become very comfortable at playing football when the weather turns cold.

November 29, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


Lamar County dominates Jefferson in 2nd half, wins 35-24

BARNESVILLE - Despite being in unfamiliar territory on Friday against Jefferson, Lamar County didn't panic.

November 29, 2013 | By Brad Harrison Macon Telegraph | For The Times | All prep football news


Buford rises above mistakes, Carver for 36-6 win

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.

November 29, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | All prep football news


Gainesville hosts Mundy’s Mill in third straight quarterfinals appearance

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.

November 29, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


Jefferson next to challenge top-ranked Lamar County

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.

November 29, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


Buford prepares for another playoff clash with Carver-Columbus

BUFORD - Lately it's almost a given that top-ranked Buford will face Carver-Columbus in the playoffs.

November 26, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Gainesville quarterfinal football tickets go on sale Tuesday

Tickets for Gainesville's Class AAAAA state quarterfinal game Friday against Mundy's Mill will be on sale from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the school's lobby.

November 25, 2013 | From staff reports | All prep football news


High school football notebook: Buford wins coin flip to play quarterfinal game at home

One of the few uncertain moments for top-ranked Buford (12-0) came early Saturday morning with a coin flip to determine home field for Friday's state quarterfinal game against No. 4 Carver-Columbus (11-1).

November 23, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Gainesville advances with 51-12 win over South Paulding

Out of all the impressive things Gainesville did in its second-round playoff win against South Paulding, it was a brilliant third quarter that stood out the most. The Red Elephants (11-1) scored touchdowns on all four offensive possessions in the third period, while stifling the Spartans' offense, to secure a 51-12 win at City Park Stadium.

November 22, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Chestatee falls to top-ranked Sandy Creek, 55-7

TYRONE - Chestatee made major strides during its 2013 season, building a campaign that reached historic levels in the program's short history.

November 22, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | All prep football news


Buford rides on, blasts Woodward Academy 40-7

BUFORD - Thomas Wilson scored two touchdowns in just over a minute and Tyler Winslow returned a blocked punt 14 yards as the Buford Wolves blew open what was a close second-round playoff matchup against Woodward Academy on Friday night at Tom Riden Stadium to win 40-7.

November 22, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


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Backup sparks Wolves past Mary Persons, 35-14

BUFORD - For Evyn Cooper, it was all about being the next man up.

November 21, 2014 | David Thackham | All prep football news


Passing fancy: Gainesville holds off Harris County, 49-40

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.

November 21, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Dragons stay perfect, smother Dodge County 27-7

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.

November 21, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Commerce runs past Clinch County 37-7 to advance in Class A

COMMERCE - Once Will Thomas found running room, there was no stopping him.

November 21, 2014 | Clark Leonard | All prep football news


HS Football Previews: Playoffs Week 2

Gainesville at Harris County

November 21, 2014 | Times sports reports | All prep football news


Gainesville's Byrd brothers relishing playoff run

Michael Byrd's joy can be found in watching his two sons playing football for Gainesville High on Fridays in the fall. Part of the excitement is watching his sons, Michael and Chris, following in his footsteps as standouts for the Red Elephants. The other part is just the paternal joy of watching the next generation do what they love.

November 20, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Lotti honored as 'Caring Coach of the Year'

Children sat around the stage. West Hall football players stood on stage, and the auditorium was full as Tony Lotti took the stage.

November 17, 2014 | Clark Leonard | All prep football news


Byrd carries Gainesville past pesky Creekview, 42-37

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.

November 15, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Lumpkin County falls at Elbert, 28-18

Elbert County bested Lumpkin County 28-18 in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs on Friday night in Dahlonega.

November 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Buford ground attack hammers Southeast Whitfield, 63-0

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.

November 14, 2014 | By Matt Green For The Times | All prep football news


Vikings' gutsy playoff run ends in Hartwell

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.

November 14, 2014 | David Thackham | All prep football news


Spartans' heroic rally thwarted by late Oconee TD

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.

November 14, 2014 | Clark Leonard | All prep football news


Dragons ignore cold, fire past Franklin 38-7

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.

November 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Model rolls into 2nd round, tops Union 50-36

Model beat Union County 50-36 in the Class AA state playoff opener Friday in Blairsville.

November 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


White County loses on road at Cartersville, 54-0

White County fell to Cartersville, the No. 1 from Region 7-AAAA, 54-0 Friday night in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs at Cartersville.

November 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


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