The Jefferson defense came away with four interceptions and 481 yards on offense for a 34-7 win over Oglethorpe County on Friday at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
Banks County rode 231 rushing yards to a 25-11 win over Dawson County on Friday in Dawsonville.
North Georgia Christian defeated Community Christian 14-8 on Friday.
Chestatee at Stephens County
Amid allegations of domestic violence, White County football coach Gregg Segraves submitted his letter of resignation as coach and teacher on Thursday, White County schools superintendent Paul A. Shaw confirmed to The Times.
In a lot of ways, North Hall and White County have football programs that are akin to one another.
Gainesville High returned to the Class AAA top 10 rankings in this week's Georgia Prep Football Poll, conducted by The Associated Press.
Offseason strength and agility drills are supposed to ensure that a football player continues to improve and stay healthy while not practicing every day.
How efficient was Gainesville's offense in a 62-20 home win over Johnson on Friday?
It was a back-and-forth game that featured 1,056 yards worth offense and would be any defensive coordinator's worst nightmare.
West Hall fans got a sneak peak at the future of their program Friday. They had to like what they saw.
BOGART - A year removed from winning its second straight Region 8-AA championship, Jefferson finds itself in unfamiliar territory: looking up in the standings.
CLEVELAND - White County High interim coach Tommy Flowers wasn't at all floored by the fact that Friday's game against Lumpkin County came down to the wire.
Tyler Dominy went 15-for-27 passing with a 165 yards and two touchdowns to lead Dawson County to a 24-17 win over Fannin County on Friday in Dawsonville.
HOMER - Running is not the only offense Banks County plays with - it is just one of the options they have.
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.
Children sat around the stage. West Hall football players stood on stage, and the auditorium was full as Tony Lotti took the stage.
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.
Elbert County bested Lumpkin County 28-18 in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs on Friday night in Dahlonega.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Model beat Union County 50-36 in the Class AA state playoff opener Friday in Blairsville.
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.
The field has been painted and the lights will come on Friday night for postseason football in Oakwood.
Gainesville vs. Creekview
A chilly wind swirled around East Hall coach Bryan Gray as he laid out his team's mission Friday night at Hart County.
No one could forget the quarterbacks who came before Mikey Gonzalez at Gainesville High.
All he needed was a first down, maybe a few yards after the tackle, according to head coach Tony Lotti.