Blake Buffington's versatility served him well last Friday against Lumpkin County. The Chestatee senior rarely came out of the game, starting at running back, free safety and kick return specialist. He made every position count with a rushing touchdown, 76-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and three interceptions, leading the War Eagles to a 42-14 win over the Indians. For his efforts, Buffington is The Times' Football Player of the Week. "That game, for me, ...
Isaiah Blake scored three times to power Jefferson over Social Circle 68-0 on Friday in Jefferson.
A trio of sophomores led Buford to a 45-8 victory against Fannin County on Friday night in Blue Ridge.
Chestatee is peaking in all aspects of the game at just the right time. The War Eagles scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams to cruise past Lumpkin County 42-14 on Friday and keep their Region 8-AAAA title hopes alive. Chestatee (7-1, 6-0) put together its second-highest scoring game of the season while pulling down four interceptions, including one Zach Boerger took 90 yards for a touchdown. Throw in Blake Buffington's 75-yard kickoff return ...
As tough and physical as Friday's game for North Hall was against West Hall, it was the speed and breakaway ability of Trojans senior quarterback Andrew Smith that put the game away with a long touchdown run late in the fourth quarter at The Brickyard.
The Pickens offense did not take the field in the second half until 11:38 left in the fourth quarter, but the Dragons still held on to beat Johnson 21-14.
Coming into Friday night's game, the East Hall Vikings had been competitive in region play but hadn't yet won a region game.
Lakeview Academy earned its second win in the last three weeks Friday, beating North Cobb Christian 42-7 in Kennesaw.
Commerce defeated Hebron Christian 48-12 on Friday in Dacula. Cole Chancey tallied 132 yards on eight carries and scored on a 44-yard run to lead Commerce. Quarterback Caleb Brooks added passing touchdowns on a 31-yard throw to Grant Mayberry and a 1-yard throw to J'Varius Wood. Brooks also scored on a 6-yard run. Jamir Walton, Chance McClure, and Jerquavis Colbert also scored for the Tigers (6-3, 4-1 Region 8-A). Commerce is off next Friday but ...
St. Francis defeated Towns County 30-3 on Friday in Alpharetta. The Indians (2-6) play host to Lakeview Academy on Friday in Hiawassee.
Riverside Military Academy ran up a 66-0 win over Glascock County on Friday in Gibson. Collin Pettell finished 12 of 14 for 340 yards, five passing touchdowns and a rushing score for the Eagles J.J. McCalston caught two touchdown passes for Riverside (4-4, 3-3 Region 8-AA). Avery Cagle had two receiving touchdowns and a rushing score, and Sage Jordan notched a pair of rushing touchdowns and finished with 100 yards on the ground. Raleigh Beougher ...
Jackson County rode a strong offensive showing to a 56-27 win over Oconee County on Friday in Jefferson.
Rabun County defeated Union County 42-18 on Friday in Blairsville. The Wildcats improved to 6-2 (3-2 Region 8-AA) with the win. Union County fell to 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the region. Rabun County plays host to Greene County on Friday in Tiger, while Union County visits Social Circle on Friday in Social Circle.
Habersham Central came up short in a bid for its first victory of the season Friday, losing at Duluth 27-14.
White County came away with an important region victory, beating Dawson County 17-10 on Friday in Cleveland.
Commerce held Charlton County scoreless in the second half but couldn't secure a comeback, falling 35-21 to Charlton County in the first round of the Class A public state playoffs on Friday in Commerce.
South Paulding Spartans at Gainesville Red Elephants
Gainesville wide receiver Jay Gaudlock has made the offseason decision of coach Bruce Miller look like a stroke of genius.
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.