Gainesville High coach Bruce Miller has really taken to his no-name defense. That's the term of endearment he uses for the group that has helped the No. 10 Red Elephants (5-1, 2-0 Region 8-AAA) remain in contention for their fourth straight region title. At a school where high-level college talent has come through almost on a yearly basis, the 2011 Gainesville defense is headed by a group more touted for its depth and cohesiveness, rather ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - A spread option offense, like the one Flowery Branch runs so effectively, is great at creating mismatches by spreading out the defense.
Georgia Prep Football Poll The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Georgia high school football polls of the 2011 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: Class AAAAA Record Pts Prv 1. Camden County (9) 6-0 98 2 2. Grayson (1) 6-0 86 3 3. Hillgrove 6-0 82 6 4. Stephenson 6-0 66 4 5. ...
In the second quarter on Friday, Flowery Branch quarterback Kanler Coker was like a broken record. Run, pass, repeat. And Habersham Central didn't have an answer for it. Coker ran for a touchdown and passed for four more in the second quarter alone. Including an earlier touchdown pass in the first quarter, he accounted for six in the game, leading the Falcons to a 56-31 win over their Region 8-AAAA foes. Not bad for ...
They say defense wins championships, but offenses around the area are doing their best to dispel that notion. Led by Buford's 71 points in a shutout win over Clarkston and Gainesville's 66 over Oconee County, a ...
CLEVELAND - When running back Imani Cross took his first carry of the game 27 yards down the field, it looked like it would be same stuff, different day for the North Hall offense.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Habersham Central senior Kevin Ellison entered Friday's game as one of the top quarterbacks in Region 8-AAAA.
All of a sudden, West Hall is right in the thick of a playoff race in Region 8-AAA. After struggling with an 0-4 start to the season, the Spartans (2-4, 2-0 Region 8B-AAA) have reeled off two straight to start subregion play, including Friday's 35-21 win against Johnson in the Battle of Oakwood at Spartans Stadium. West Hall sophomore quarterback Chandler Newton (123 passing yards and two touchdowns) said last Friday's 38-9 win against Walnut ...
"Everything went right." That comment by coach Bruce Miller summarizes Gainesville's performance Friday in a dominating 66-7 victory over the visiting Oconee County Warriors. The momentum and tone of the game changed on one play early in the second quarter. "Brown Gun Oldsmobile" was the play call that was the turning point in the game, according to Tray Harrison. Oconee County (2-4, 0-2) was trailing 13-0 early in the second quarter and had forced ...
Chaz Thornton ran for 244 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries, leading Stephens County to an impressive 28-0 subregion win over short-handed Chestatee on Friday at War Eagles Field. Thornton, a touted junior recruit, scored on runs of 64, 80 and 63 yards before sitting most of the third and fourth quarters. He'll be at Georgia Tech for an unofficial visit for Saturday's game against Maryland. It was the third straight loss ...
East Hall picked up its second road victory of the season Friday night in Blairsville, beating Union County 33-3. Jamond Witt was the Vikings leading rusher on the night and had two rushing touchdowns. East Hall's quaterback, Cameron Davis rushed for a touchdown in the first quarter and later connected with T.D. Teasley for a 50-yard touchdown pass. The Vikings' defense played its best game of the season, holding the Panthers to their lowest ...
Franklin County defeated Lumpkin County 32-6 on Friday night in Carnesville. Logan Boyd had the lone score on a 1-yard run for the Indians. Lumpkin County (4-2, 1-1 Region 8-AAA) hosts North Hall on Friday.
River Ridge held on to defeat Lakeview Academy 28-21 on Friday in Woodstock. After Matt Askounis scored on an 8-yard touchdown run in the final minute, the Lions were unable to recover an onside kick to complete the comeback. Ted Reynolds tied the game at 7-7 in the second quarter on a 60-yard touchdown run. Lakeview started the third quarter down 14-7 before Reynolds completed a 40-yard touchdown pass to Askounis. The Lions gave up ...
On Friday night at Maginnis Field, two teams needed a win to keep pace in Region 8-A. For one team, a quick start quickly fizzled out as Commerce defeated the Riverside Military Academy Eagles 42-0.
Dragon coach T. McFerrin reached 300 wins as a head coach in Georgia on Friday night with a 48-13 win over Oglethorpe County in Lexington.
BUFORD - It wasn't pretty, but Buford's quarterfinal matchup with fellow state power Carver-Columbus finished in usual fashion - with the Wolves on top.
This isn't uncharted territory for the Gainesville Red Elephants. If anything, the members of Gainesville's football team expected to be here, practicing the week of Thanksgiving and playing in a high-profile quarterfinal matchup on Black Friday.
JEFFERSON - Trailing by three points in the closing minutes of last week's second-round playoff matchup at Heard County, Jefferson's defense was able to do something it hadn't been able to do all game long: Make a stop.
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.