FLOWERY BRANCH - Last season Flowery Branch was well known for its high-powered offense, always able to take on opponents in a shootout.
Tyler Harney rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns to lead North Georgia Christian to a 43-22 win over Ballard Christian in Alabama.
Franklin County defeated Commerce 31-28 on Friday in Carnesville.
Cherokee, N.C., defeated Towns County 39-20 on Friday night in Hiawassee.
Gilmer took a 21-0 lead into the locker room at halftime and defeated Dawson County 35-0 Friday in Dawsonville.
With two defensive touchdowns in the first quarter, Lumpkin County High took an early lead over Union County and cruised to victory in Blairsville, 37-14.
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
Banks County could have gotten frustrated after losing its first two Region 7-AAA games by a total of eight points.
Flowery Branch spoiled homecoming Friday for the Apalachee with a 52-28 victory.
East Hall quarterback Devin Watson said he slept for 14 hours Thursday night to stave off a migraine in order to play in Friday night's rivalry game against Johnson.
Gainesville got rid of a bitter taste in its mouth with a sharp performance Friday against Clarke Central when it needed it most.
Chestatee fell at home to Stephens County on Friday, losing 55-27 to Toccoa.
Fourth-ranked Jefferson rolled to a big 63-0 win over East Jackson on Friday at Memorial Stadium.
Lakeview Academy notched four scores, a missed extra point and a safety and came away with a 29-28 win against Athens Academy on Friday in Gainesville.
Xavier Gantt powered the top-ranked Buford offense with a trio of touchdowns in a 51-12 victory over Monroe Area on Friday in Monroe.
Riverside Military Academy scored its second win of the season Friday, beating Oglethorpe County 21-0 in Lexington.
Rabun County pulled away late to defeat Union County 45-31 on Friday in Blairsville.
Prince Avenue Christian defeated Towns County 40-7 on Friday.
Habersham Central came close to its first win of 2014 on Friday but fell short against Centennial, losing 42-39 on Friday in Mount Airy.
Fannin County defeated Dawson County 36-28 on Friday in Dawsonville.
Cole Chancey's 130 yards on just three carries propelled Commerce to a 49-10 victory over Providence Christian Academy on Friday in Lilburn.
North Oconee defeated White County 31-6 on Friday in Cleveland.