Commerce routed Athens Christian 41-0 on Friday night at Commerce.
West Hall won its first game of the season Friday, and in the opening week of subregion play, it couldn't have come at a better time for the Spartans.
It was a night of explosive plays for the Riverside Military Academy Eagles, as they topped Social Circle 21-0 for their first victory of the season.
OAKWOOD - Gainesville High's offense doesn't like to waste time when it gets the ball. There's no reason to leave things to chance considering the number of weapons that Red Elephants sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson has to throw to on the perimeter.
DAHLONEGA - The momentum was all on White County's side.
West Hall recorded its first win of the season, beating Walnut Grove 38-9 on Friday night in Loganville.
JEFFERSON - Penalities and turnovers plagued the subregion opener for Jefferson and North Oconee on Friday night, so it came down to who could capitalize.
No. 1-ranked Buford rolled to a 59-13 win over Decatur on Friday.
Leading 14-0 but backed up deep in its own territory late in the first quarter, North Hall made a big stop on fourth down inside the 10-yard line to take the ball away on downs from visiting Chestatee.
The game plan for East Hall on Friday night was simple: Keep the Rabun County offense off the field.
Towns County posted its first victory of the season Friday, beating North Cobb Christian 33-6 in Hiawassee.
Raider quarterback Kevin Ellison rushed 15 times for 236 yards and three touchdowns to lead Habersham Central to a 54-10 home win Friday night over Winder-Barrow.
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It was a tale of two seasons over the first few weeks for Chestatee and North Hall.
In his fourth year of varsity football, East Hall senior running back Jamond Witt and the rest of the Vikings have the chance to win their first Homecoming game.
When Gainesville needed a lift late in Friday's contest against Loganville, hard-hitting defensive back Toddrick Turner was more than happy to oblige.
Lakeview Academy fell to Prince Avenue Christian 49-10 on Friday at Jock Hornor Field in Gainesville.
The Knights came just short of a win on Friday in Oakwood, falling to Franklin County 14-13 at Billy Ellis Stadium.
No. 4 Jefferson stayed unbeaten with a 28-16 victory over Oconee County on Friday in Jefferson.
Habersham Central ended a 21-game losing streak over three seasons by beating North Forsyth 42-7 on on Friday in Mount Airy.
White County closed in on a playoff spot in Region 8-AAAA with a 51-22 win on Friday in Monroe.
Union County rolled up a 42-27 win over Riverside Military Academy in an offensive shootout Friday at Maginnis Field in Gainesville.
Flowery Branch rallied for the winning touchdown with less than a minute to play to upset Salem 7-6 on Friday night and stay alive in the Region 8-AAAAA playoff hunt.
After dropping its first seven games this season, the North Hall football team has a winning streak and bragging rights.
Top-ranked Buford continued its run of one-side victories, shutting out Madison County 44-0 on Friday at Tom Riden Stadium.
Lumpkin County set up a showdown against West Hall for the Region 7-AAA title by beating Dawson Couty 42-19 on Friday in Dahlonega.
A North Georgia snowstorm wasn't enough to stop East Hall from trudging past Fannin County, 38-20 on Friday in Blue Ridge.
Commerce improved to 6-1 in region play with a 42-0 win over George Walton on Friday in Monroe.
Towns County ended its season with 20-3 win over Providence Christian on Friday in Lilburn.
On a handful of occasions Friday, Devin Watson made plays that were sheer athletic brilliance for East Hall.