CLEVELAND - Ashely Lowery is a quick-thinking athlete on the football field.
OAKWOOD - As much as it might hurt to do, the Johnson High Knights should probably send a thank you to West Hall, their crosstown rivals.
The Gainesville High football team moved up one spot to No. 6 in Class AAA in the latest Associated Press Georgia Prep Football Poll, released Tuesday.
OAKWOOD - Last Friday night was senior night at Johnson High as the football team played host to Oconee County, but it was a sophomore that stepped into the spotlight and led the Knights to a 40-27 win.
The decision to play a nonregion schedule wasn't easy for Lakeview Academy football coach Matthew Gruhn, but after seven games, it seems to be the right move.
Austin Brown threw for 257 yards and four touchdowns to lead Class AAAA's sixth-ranked Falcons (8-0, 8-0 Region 8-AAAA) to a 42-21 road win Friday over Loganville.
North Hall rallied to defeat Franklin County 20-14 on Friday night in Carnesville.
Dawson County had a plan entering Friday night's game against East Hall: contain the area's leading rusher in the Vikings' Jamond Witt.
JEFFERSON - It had been 25 years since Jefferson and Jackson County faced off in football, but the Jefferson offense made sure that the third meeting between the two wouldn't be a memorable one.
OAKWOOD - Cedric Harris and Joey Brooks stole the show on Senior Night as Johnson High defeated Oconee County 40-27 on Friday night at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium.
OAKWOOD - Despite six turnovers and nine penalties, Monroe Area showed resiliency, found a way to win and made a big stride toward clinching a playoff berth.
DAHLONEGA -- Stephens County rushed for 255 yards and got a 97-yard kickoff return from Cassadine Blassingame to post an impressive and critical 35-24 win over host Lumpkin County on Friday night.
Led by Jesse Wright's four rushing touchdowns, Union County beat Rabun County 38-14 on Friday night in Tiger.
Start with Devon Pierce, add some Markece Robertson, and just for fun, top it off with a little Ray-Ray Thomas. What does that equal? A rushing recipe for success.
Led by a defense that allowed only 77 total yards (50 rushing, 27 passing), Lakeview Academy defeated Georgia Military 31-0 Friday in Milledgeville.
As quickly as Evan Shirreff's final high school football game began, it had ended with a performance worthy of any All-Star contest.
For some, old habits die hard.
ATLANTA - Buford was in unfamiliar territory, but the Wolves refused to stay there long.
ATLANTA - Quarterback Tobias Oliver scored on a 47-yard run with eight minutes remaining and Northside of Warner Robins won the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAA football championship with a 25-18 comeback victory over Mays on Friday night at the Georgia Dome.
ATLANTA - Calhoun scored on a 40-yard double-reverse pass from Baylon Spector to Carson Brown early in the fourth quarter and defeated Washington County, 27-20, to win the Georgia High School Association Class AAA state football title on Friday night at the Georgia Dome.
Buford seems so complete heading into Saturday's state title game.
ATLANTA - Warren Singletary scored on a pair of short touchdown runs and Hawkinsville defeated Irwin County, 15-6, for the Georgia High School Association Class A-Public state football title on Friday at the Georgia Dome.
Buford defensive linemen have been harassing opposing quarterbacks all season long. Now the hard-hitting, fast-talking unit is back on a familiar stage: the state championship game.
CARTERSVILLE - Momentum was moving fast in Cartersville's direction. Steven Reese changed that with one play.
Commerce at Irwin County
It's been two years since the Buford Wolves played at Weinman Stadium. But they haven't forgotten the standing-room-only crowd at Cartersville High and the atmosphere surrounding a 21-10 Buford win in the 2012 Class AAA semifinals.
ACWORTH - Gainesville was in it to the very end.
JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Dragons' run at a second state championship in three seasons ended Friday night at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
BUFORD - Determination helped Joshua Thomas and Buford take control Friday night and punch the Wolves' ticket into the state semifinals for an eighth consecutive season.
COMMERCE - It wasn't a win for the highlight reel, but Commerce coach Michael Brown will take it.