Heritage at Flowery Branch
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.
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.
OAKWOOD - The Battle of Oakwood delivered again.
The East Hall Vikings defeated the Union County Panthers on Friday night, 35-28.
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.
Habersham Central ended a 21-game losing streak over three seasons by beating North Forsyth 42-7 on on Friday in Mount Airy.
White County closed in on a playoff spot in Region 8-AAAA with a 51-22 win on Friday in Monroe.
Union County rolled up a 42-27 win over Riverside Military Academy in an offensive shootout Friday at Maginnis Field in Gainesville.
Flowery Branch rallied for the winning touchdown with less than a minute to play to upset Salem 7-6 on Friday night and stay alive in the Region 8-AAAAA playoff hunt.
When Gainesville needed a lift late in Friday's contest against Loganville, hard-hitting defensive back Toddrick Turner was more than happy to oblige.
HOMER - West Hall coach Tony Lotti got a muted response when he told his team to get excited for next week's decisive region battle against Lumpkin County.
After dropping its first seven games this season, the North Hall football team has a winning streak and bragging rights.
Top-ranked Buford continued its run of one-side victories, shutting out Madison County 44-0 on Friday at Tom Riden Stadium.
Lumpkin County set up a showdown against West Hall for the Region 7-AAA title by beating Dawson Couty 42-19 on Friday in Dahlonega.
A North Georgia snowstorm wasn't enough to stop East Hall from trudging past Fannin County, 38-20 on Friday in Blue Ridge.
Commerce improved to 6-1 in region play with a 42-0 win over George Walton on Friday in Monroe.
Towns County ended its season with 20-3 win over Providence Christian on Friday in Lilburn.
Gainesville vs. Loganville
Chestatee coach Bill Forman hasn't had to break out any motivational speeches or bribery tactics to make sure his team is ready to play Friday. This is the week the War Eagles get a crack at its greatest foe, North Hall.
The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Georgia high school football polls of the 2014 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: