Buford's win over Callaway on Friday, coupled with losses from Gainesville, Flowery Branch and White County, leaves the Wolves as the only area team still alive as the high school football state playoffs head into the quarterfinals. Buford, which is back in the third round for the 11th straight season, will play host to the Cook Hornets at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tom Riden ...
To win a state championship, it always takes a little luck. This week for the No. 2 ranked Buford Wolves - who are going for their fourth straight Class AA title - luck was on their side.
The sullen look on Gainesville High's coach Bruce Miller said it all. A year removed from finishing second in Class AAA, and despite holding an edge in every offensive category, the Red Elephants lost 34-25 to Cedar Grove during the second round of the Class AAA playoffs Friday night at City Park. "Just missed opportunities," Miller said after the loss. "The kids have fought all year long and didn't listen to the naysayers. They chartered ...
BUFORD - Even Buford High coach Jess Simpson has to wonder if his team can peak any higher than it has already. The Wolves breezed into the quarterfinals of the Class AA playoffs with a 52-14 victory Friday over Callaway at Tom Riden Stadium.
ATLANTA - Turnovers are a killer. Giving up big plays can be just as frustrating. White County's football team turned the football over twice in the second quarter, leading directly to a pair of Grady touchdowns, and surrendered a 71-yard touchdown pass in Friday's second round 39-20 loss at Grady Stadium in Atlanta. With the loss, the season ends for White County (9-3), but not before the Warriors secured the first home playoff victory in school ...
MARIETTA - Brian Randolph was all over the field Friday night. The Kell High star rushed for 210 yards and two touchdowns, helped disrupt Flowery Branch on defense and made a few plays that won't show up on the stat sheet. His efforts led Kell to a 21-13 win over the Falcons in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs. The win sends the No. 4 Longhorns (12-0) to the state quarterfinals for the ...
White County at Grady When: 7:30 tonight Where: Grady Stadium, Atlanta Coaches: White County, Tommy Flowers; Grady, Ronnie Millen Records: White County (9-2, No. 2 Region 8-AAA); Grady (10-1, No. 1 Region 5-AAA) Key players: White County, QB Cole Segraves (6-4, 200 So.), WR/RB/DB/KR Ashely Lowery (6-2, 205 Sr.), LB Adam Hooper (6-0, 265 Sr.). Grady, RB Marcus Caffey (6-1, 188 Sr.), WR/DB Damian Swann (6-0, 175 Sr.), DT Dijon Elder (6-2, 305 Sr.). Outlook: ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - It's been well documented Flowery Branch is no stranger to playoff success on the road. In 2008 and 2009, the Falcons advanced to the Class AAA finals and semifinals, respectively, playing nothing but away games.
BUFORD - Along with the state championship contenders and college prospects littering the field, a punishing running game has been one of the constants of the Buford High football program in recent years.
CLEVELAND- It has been a fall of firsts for White County High. For the first time in school history, the Lady Warriors softball team won a state championship. The Class AAA title is the first for White County since the girls basketball team of 1981 brought home a state championship and was also the first for coach John Brown in the state of Georgia. Also for the first time in school history, the Warriors football ...
In almost every game last year, Gainesville High's Markece Robertson and Devon Pierce watched from the sidelines as their team made its run to the Class AAA state championship.
The Gainesville High varisty basketball teams will hold a tailgate from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday in the Green Street Pool Parking lot as a precede to the Red Elephants second-round football game with Cedar Grove.
Reserved tickets for Gainesville High's second round state playoff match up with Cedar Grove at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bobby Gruhn Field will be on sale from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. starting today at the high school main office.
Northeast Georgia football made a statement in the opening round of the state playoffs Friday, as three of the four teams from Region 8-AAA, including Gainesville and White County, advanced to the second round.
FLOWERY BRANCH - After suffering its first loss of the season last week, Flowery Branch is now back on track.
BARNESVILLE - Despite being in unfamiliar territory on Friday against Jefferson, Lamar County didn't panic.
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.