After Monroe Area's 48-6 win over Walnut Grove last week, Purple Hurricanes coach Matt Fligg looked at his team and told them that "they were fixing to play the biggest game of their lives."
CLEVELAND - It seems that wherever White County plays this season, it captures the attention of all the fans in Region 8-AAA.
Rarely in high school football do you see a player play varsity for all four years. Hardly ever do you see that same player play for three different schools. This is the case for Jackson County High linebacker Billy Manis, who began his high school career at Apalachee High under coach Shane Davis, before playing last year for Habersham Central. When his family moved for a third time, Jefferson became the ...
The Flowery Branch High football program continues its rise up the polls and comes in at No. 6 again this week in Class AAAA. The Falcons (6-0) defeated Habersham Central last week.
Flowery Branch entered the 2010 football season with a lot to prove to itself and its new competition.
Yet another big week of games looms for the 8-AAA North subregion on Friday; such is life when all six teams in the division have a realistic shot at playing for a postseason berth.
The Lakeview Academy football team lost at home to River Ridge on Friday night, 22-16. Nick Drury had a rushing touchdown and Carter Ross had what Lakeview coach Matthew Gruhn described as a "circus catch" on a touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jackson Wells. Mills Rogers added a field goal for Lakeview Academy (1-4). "Matt Askounis played well for us," Gruhn said. "I know he had close to 100 yards rushing." Lakeview will play host ...
OAKWOOD - The Battle of Oakwood delivered again. In one of Hall County's most competitive and entertaining rivalries, Johnson High's A.J. Millwood caught a 24-yard pass from Luke Gilleland with 18 seconds left to lift the Knights to a 33-31 victory over West Hall on Friday night. The late score sent Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium into a frenzy. Johnson (1-5, 1-1 Region 8B-AAA) won consecutive games in the South Hall series for the first time ...
The East Hall Vikings defeated the Union County Panthers on Friday night, 35-28. The game came down to a fourth-and-1 quarterback sneak in the closing seconds, which the Vikings executed to clinch their third win of the season. "That was too exciting," East Hall Vikings coach Bryan Gray said. On the game's opening drive, the Panthers (1-5, 0-2) struck first as senior running back Jesse Wright ran in a 37-yard touchdown. The Vikings (3-3, 2-0) ...
Tommy Flowers is off to a rather impressive start as coach of White County High's football program.
The Chestatee High football team traveled to Toccoa to take on subregion opponent Stephens County on Friday night and came away with a tough 52-14 loss.
MOUNT AIRY - Flowery Branch's offense had one answer for every third-and-long situation, or any play that required a long pass really: Austin Brown to Logan Conley.
DAHLONEGA - The way Lumpkin County sealed a crucial 24-14 homecoming win over Franklin County made Indians coach Tommy Jones smile.
WATKINSVILLE - In his first five games of the year, Deshaun Watson let the game come to him and did what was necessary to win.
Buford extended its Region 6-AA regular-season winning streak to eight games on Friday night, beating subregion foe Clarkston 47-0 at Tom Riden Stadium.
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.
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.