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.
Fannin County squeaked past Banks County 6-0 on Friday in Homer.
Jackson County fell 54-14 to undefeated Hart County on Friday in Jefferson.
Jefferson blanked Oglethorpe County 41-0 on Friday in Lexington.
St. Francis defeated Lakeview Academy 14-7 on Friday night at Jock Hornor Field in Gainesville.
Johnson lost a tight defensive battle to Druid Hills 13-9 on Friday night at Adams Stadium in Atlanta.
WARNER ROBINS - Chris Griffin knew his defensive line would need to play its best to hold its own against an offensive line that averages 290 pounds.
White County's Bill Ballard earned his 100th win as a head coach with a 35-14 victory against Habersham Central on Friday in Cleveland.
CUMMING - Devan Stringer provided Gainesville just the defensive lift it needed in its season opener against West Forsyth. Leading late in the second quarter Friday night, the Red Elephants' senior linebacker picked off a Hampton McConnell pass in West Forsyth territory.
North Hall quarterback Andrew Smith can't remember the last time he played in such a physical game.
BUFORD - All was well for the reigning state champion Buford Wolves on Friday night.
East Hall evened its record at 1-1 with a 48-12 home win over Chattooga on Friday at Rabbittown.
Defending Class AA state champion Jefferson wasted no time starting its title defense, beating rival Commerce 40-0 on Friday in Jefferson.
Johnson scored its first victory of the season Friday, beating Oglethorpe County 34-8 in in Lexington.
White County's Bill Ballard earned his 100th win as a head coach on Friday in Cleveland as the Warriors beat Habersham Central 35-14 in the teams' season openers.
DAWSONVILLE - Dawson County racked up 501 yards of total offense in a 27-13 win over visiting Lumpkin County on Friday night.