After defeating defending 8-AAAA champion Apalachee 52-35 at Falcon Field last Friday, Flowery Branch (3-0) made its debut in this week's AP Class AAAA top 10 poll, taking the Wildcats' former spot at No. 8.
Sometimes 4 yards can make all the difference.
OAKWOOD - The game plan was simple, and White County executed it to perfection.
OAKWOOD - On this night, the option was the pass. And Scott Chewning did it well. Chestatee High's senior quarterback threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns as the War Eagles rode big plays to their first victory of the season, 49-13 over Johnson at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium.
BOGART - Prince Avenue Christian took advantage of four Lakeview Academy fumbles and a safety to defeat the Lions 35-6 in its home opener Friday.
GAINESVILLE - One week after losing on a last second field goal to No.3-ranked Wesleyan, Elbert County left no doubt to the outcome of Friday's game.
GAINESVILLE - Riverside Military Academy coach Chris Cotter looked at his roster Monday and realized he had a problem - he didn't have any running backs.
Towns County fell at Copper Basin, Tenn., on Friday night, 49-0.
North Oconee shut out Commerce 43-0 Friday night in Commerce.
Jesse Wright threw for the Panthers' lone touchdown on Friday as Hart County (1-1-1, 0-0 Region 8B-AA) beat Union County 33-7 in Blairsville.
FLOWERY BRANCH - In Flowery Branch's previous two games, the chemistry between Falcons quarterback Austin Brown and receiver Casey Osborne was off. Whether it was an overthrown pass or a dropped catch, the two couldn't quite get on the same page.
East Jackson rode a dominating rush defense to a 38-0 win over Banks County won Friday in Homer.
T.J. Holloman made his precision running of St. Pius X's triple-option offense seem rather elementary during a postgame interview.
After suffering its first loss in 23 regular season games last week at the hands of North Hall, Jefferson got back into the win column Friday night at Memorial Stadium in convincing fashion, defeating Dawson County 35-14.
Class AA's No. 2-ranked Buford football team had 217 yards rushing on Friday to defeat Westminster 32-10 in Buford.
Of all the things Chase Sims remembers from the Battle of Oakwood last year, his first game as a member of Johnson's varsity roster, it was the noise that stuck with him the most.
Gainesville at Grayson
Week 0 gave area football fans a taste of what is to come this season, highlighted by a nationally-televised defensive battle between No. 1 Buford and Trinity Christian Academy of Jacksonville, Fla.
BUFORD - Top-ranked Buford didn't waste any time Saturday night.
Jess Simpson knew that if he was going to schedule a season opener worthy of his zealous fan base, he better schedule the best team he could.
JEFFERSON – Jefferson's season started off about as flawless as any team could hope for.
DANIELSVILLE - Early turnovers put Johnson in a hole that it never found a way out of against Madison County.
Chestatee lineman Matthew Pruitt couldn't see teammate Kris Pierce bring a 55-yard interception back for a touchdown halfway through the third quarter of Thursday's scrimmage against East Hall.
The spring workouts wrapped up long ago. The summer conditioning program is through. Preseason tests are out of the way.