In an ugly game in which East Hall and Johnson combined for 12 fumbles - six lost - it was the dazzling play of Vikings running back and return specialist Jamond Witt that made everything pretty for his team in the end as the Vikings hung on for a 28-21 win Friday night a East Hall Stadium.
North Hall's football program has a quarterback who can throw, receivers who can get open to catch it, and Trojans coach Bob Christmas isn't afraid to let them loose.
What started out as a bad night for Brandon Fuqua ended fantastic.
CLEVELAND - There's something about White County that brings the tricks out of Gainesville.
Banks County defeated Riverside Military Academy 18-3 on Friday at Maginnis Field in Gainesville.
JEFFERSON - Jackson County senior fullback Austin McDonald, who became the hero last week with the game-winning touchdown in a weather-shortened contest, came through again Friday for the Panthers, helping them to a 21-3 win over Walnut Grove at Panther Stadium.
COLUMBUS - No. 2 Carver's Isaiah Crowell rushed for 190 yards and a touchdown and the Carver defense cracked down on No. 1 Buford on Friday as the new kid in Class AA knocked off its reigning king with a 14-0 victory at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium.
Time to start another streak.
Banks County at Riverside Military
Many will argue that tonight's matchup of Class AA's top-ranked Buford and No. 2-ranked Carver-Columbus is the top game on the high school football schedule for the entire season. Though separated by 150 miles, the three-time defending state champion Wolves (1-0) will make the trip down to Columbus' Memorial Stadium for the game against former Class AAA power, Carver (1-0), which dropped down to Class AA this season.
Following a 40-19 loss to Buford last week, Gainesville has dropped out of the Class AAA rankings in the Associated Press Georgia High School Football Poll, released Monday.
OAKWOOD - The West Hall High football team came into last Friday's game with East Hall with an unusual set of circumstances: an 11-game losing streak and one of the best quarterback's in the area.
DANIELSVILLE - Flowery Branch answered a lot of questions on Friday with a 21-0 win over Madison County in its 8-AAAA debut and season opener.
OAKWOOD - West Hall quarterback Shunquez Stephens' senior season got off to a slow start. It wouldn't last long.
JEFFERSON - Jackson County is 1-0 this season, with only two quarters of football in the books.
SUGAR HILL - Chestatee coach Stan Luttrell has told his players all season long to give "four quarters and then some."
CLEVELAND - White County just proved it can play with the big boys in Region 7-AAA.
CONYERS - Flowery Branch shutout Heritage 33-0 on Friday night.
Josh Thomas scored three times and tallied 119 yards on the ground to lead Buford to a 42-10 win over Dawson County on Friday in Dawsonville.
Riverside Military Academy's Collin Pettell finished 10 for 10 passing for 338 yards and five touchdowns in a 56-14 win over Social Circle on Friday in Gainesville.
Less than two years into the Tony Lotti era at West Hall, it's safe to say the Spartans are running ahead of schedule.
ATHENS - Even with a slow start on offense, Friday night's game proved that once the Gainesville offense starts rolling, it is hard to stop.
Union County blanked Greene Coutny 42-0 on Friday in Blairsville.
Commerce defeated Athens Academy 28-7 on Friday in Athens.
Habersham Central fell to 0-8 with a 41-0 loss to undefeated North Gwinnett on Friday in Mount Airy.
The Eastside Eagles won their annual homecoming contest Friday night at Sharp Stadium defeating Lumpkin County 28-12.
Fannin County squeaked past Banks County 6-0 on Friday in Homer.
Jackson County fell 54-14 to undefeated Hart County on Friday in Jefferson.
Jefferson blanked Oglethorpe County 41-0 on Friday in Lexington.
St. Francis defeated Lakeview Academy 14-7 on Friday night at Jock Hornor Field in Gainesville.