Offseason strength and agility drills are supposed to ensure that a football player continues to improve and stay healthy while not practicing every day.
How efficient was Gainesville's offense in a 62-20 home win over Johnson on Friday?
It was a back-and-forth game that featured 1,056 yards worth offense and would be any defensive coordinator's worst nightmare.
West Hall fans got a sneak peak at the future of their program Friday. They had to like what they saw.
BOGART - A year removed from winning its second straight Region 8-AA championship, Jefferson finds itself in unfamiliar territory: looking up in the standings.
CLEVELAND - White County High interim coach Tommy Flowers wasn't at all floored by the fact that Friday's game against Lumpkin County came down to the wire.
Tyler Dominy went 15-for-27 passing with a 165 yards and two touchdowns to lead Dawson County to a 24-17 win over Fannin County on Friday in Dawsonville.
HOMER - Running is not the only offense Banks County plays with - it is just one of the options they have.
Led by Jamond Witt's four touchdowns, the East Hall High football team opened subregion play with a 42-26 win over Rabun County on Friday in Tiger.
Social Circle squeaked past Riverside Military Academy 22-19 on Friday night in Social Circle.
Bruce Miller wasn't standing on the sidelines, but he's sure going to enjoy watching the film from Gainesville's game against Johnson.
Led by Addison Davis' three touchdowns and 77 yards rushing, Commerce defeated Athens Christian 28-7 on Friday in Athens.
Buford opened subregion play with a 42-7 win over Decatur on Friday in Decatur.
North Hall at Chestatee
DAHLONEGA - The final stage of Lumpkin County's football practice Wednesday may end up being the most important to have in order for tonight's game against White County (3-1) in Cleveland.
BUFORD - For Evyn Cooper, it was all about being the next man up.
HAMILTON – Mikey Gonzalez has carved out his own legacy for Gainesville. His year as the Red Elephants' signal-caller will be remembered for winning huge games with clutch performances.
JEFFERSON - The No. 1-seed Jefferson Dragons put together another dominant performance in the Class AAA state playoffs Friday night at Memorial Stadium, ousting the No. 3-seeded Dodge County Indians, 27-7.
COMMERCE - Once Will Thomas found running room, there was no stopping him.
Gainesville at Harris County
Michael Byrd's joy can be found in watching his two sons playing football for Gainesville High on Fridays in the fall. Part of the excitement is watching his sons, Michael and Chris, following in his footsteps as standouts for the Red Elephants. The other part is just the paternal joy of watching the next generation do what they love.
Tapped out of energy from a three-hour slugfest and numb from freezing temperatures most of the night, Gainesville's players were still able to celebrate following Friday's playoff opener against Creekview.
Elbert County bested Lumpkin County 28-18 in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs on Friday night in Dahlonega.
BUFORD - Sixteen different players carried the ball as top-ranked Buford racked up 423 rushing yards on 36 carries to defeat Southeast Whitfield 63-0 in the opening round of the Class AAAA playoffs on Friday at Tom Riden Stadium.
HARTWELL - Bryan Gray looked over his team of quiet, disappointed East Hall Vikings and gave them a simple message following their 42-14 loss at Hart County.
The running of Kwon Williams and Tyquan Statham was a perfect analogy for the West Hall football team's mentality on Friday night. Quite simply, the Spartans refused to go down without a fight.
JEFFERSON - With freezing temperatures, it took a little time for the Jefferson Dragons' offense to warm up offensively during its Class AAA state playoff opener against the Franklin County Lions.
Model beat Union County 50-36 in the Class AA state playoff opener Friday in Blairsville.
White County fell to Cartersville, the No. 1 from Region 7-AAAA, 54-0 Friday night in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs at Cartersville.
Gainesville finished the regular season with a much different feeling than it started just three months ago.