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Gainesville has 'nothing to lose' by playing No. 1 Stockbridge in Round 2

Stop if you've heard this one before: It's Friday night, Gainesville High is in the second round of the football state playoffs and its opponent is highly ranked in the state. The Red Elephants are on the road and looking to pull off an upset.

November 19, 2015 | Zack Myers | All prep football news


High School Previews: Buford, Worth Co. clashing in 2nd round in test of run games

Class AAAAA

November 19, 2015 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Jefferson's linemen leading way for Dragons' record-breaking offense

JEFFERSON - As Alex Corbett recalls, the normally boisterous Memorial Stadium became nearly silent after last season's overtime loss to Blessed Trinity.

November 17, 2015 | David Thackham | All prep football news


Buford football team rolls into 2nd round behind established running game

In 2012, the Buford Wolves' football team started two streaks that lasted into the 2015 season. The first, a 42-game winning streak. The other, a three-year stretch of being crowned state champions.

November 17, 2015 | Zack Myers | All prep football news


Dawson County’s record night leads to 63-40 first-round win

DAWSONVILLE - Coey Watson and the Dawson County offense could not be stopped Friday night, scoring touchdowns on seven of their first eight possessions in a 63-40 first-round Class AAA playoff win over Ringgold at Tiger Stadium.

November 14, 2015 | Colin Ochs | All prep football news


Wolves don’t miss a beat behind sub QB, roll to 35-0 win over Fayette

BUFORD - No starting quarterback was no problem Friday night for the Buford Wolves, who took the first step in defending their Class AAAA state championship by defeating the Fayette County Tigers 35-0 on a cool evening at Tom Riden Stadium.

November 13, 2015 | By Jimmy Schofield sports@gainesvilletimes.com | All prep football news


East Hall loses QB, opening round game to Sonoraville, 48-28

East Hall was host to a playoff game for the first time in 15 years Friday night, but it was Sonoraville that came away celebrating as the Phoenix (8-3) won 49-28 at East Hall Stadium.

November 13, 2015 | Zack Myers | All prep football news


Jefferson breezes to opening win over Pepperell, 49-0

JEFFERSON - Coming into Friday night, Jefferson senior defensive tackle Deshon Lester had never scored a touchdown in his high school career. That made the first play from scrimmage at Jefferson Memorial Stadium all the more memorable.

November 13, 2015 | By Jared Putnam sports@gainesvilletimes.com | All prep football news


Calhoun’s second-half burst sinks West Hall, 34-7

Calhoun overcame a sloppy first half to finish strong Friday night and defeat the West Hall Spartans, 34-7, in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs.

November 13, 2015 | Courtesy of Calhoun Times | All prep football news


Gainesville survives turnover battle, stops Alexander 25-14

Bruce Miller said he will wake up Sunday morning, return from church, and then begin a long and careful dissection of the game film from Gainesville's 25-14 win over Alexander in the first round of the state playoffs.

November 13, 2015 | David Thackham | All prep football news


Online funding site set up to help family of Gainesville player

An hour and a half before Friday's playoff game kickoff, Gainesville High's Hunter Sims said Lemi Williams was "as happy as I've ever saw him," following an article focused on the senior linebacker that appeared Friday in The Times.

November 13, 2015 | David Thackham | All prep football news


VIDEO: Game Changers with Buford's Martin Mangram

November 13, 2015 | | All prep football news


Gainesville High linebacker excels on field amid family's struggles

Mary Brown goes all out when she watches her son Lemi Williams play football.

November 13, 2015 | David Thackham | All prep football news


East Hall 'raised the bar' to host first-round playoff game vs. Sonoraville

The last time East Hall hosted a playoff game, an iPod wasn't a thing, Google was only two years old, the No. 1 song in the country was 'With Arms Wide Open' by Creed, and Facebook wouldn't be created for another three years and three months.

November 12, 2015 | Zack Myers | All prep football news


North Hall sees 'hard work come to fruition' with spot in football postseason

From those summer team meetings, North Hall's Corben Davis could tell something special was brewing with the football program.

November 10, 2015 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


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Football Player of The Week: West Hall's Ashun Favorite made pair of huge defensive plays in 2OT win

The long interception return for a touchdown against Dawson County was quite the thrill for West Hall cornerback Ashun Favorite, but it was his double-overtime ...

September 19, 2016 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Jefferson bulldozes way over Falcons, 33-0

Many members of Flowery Branch's defense appeared dog-tired after Friday night's contest with Region 8-AAAA Jefferson.

September 17, 2016 | Sarah Woodall | All prep football news


Chestatee rides Yarbrough's hot passing arm past Lumpkin County, 38-33

Chestatee quarterback Storm Yarbrough threw for 298 yards and scored two touchdowns in Friday night's 38-33 victory over Lumpkin County in Dahlonega.

September 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Riverside comes up short in OT at Towns County, 13-6

Towns County needed double overtime on Friday for a 13-6 win over Riverside Military Academy in Hiawasee.

September 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Spartans knock down Dawson upset bid, win 30-23 in OT

In a game befitting of the past two Region 7-AAA champions, a pass deflection on the final play of the game decided the outcome as ...

September 17, 2016 | By Jimmy Schofield For The Times | All prep football news


Trojans’ OT gamble comes up short in 24-23 loss to White County

David Bishop's North Hall Trojans were master escape artists through the first month of the season, notching all their wins by 8 points or ...

September 16, 2016 | By Marcus Rodrigue For The Times | All prep football news


Stephens County hands Habersham first loss, 27-7

Stephens County handed rival Habersham Central its first loss of the season Friday night, winning 27-7 in Toccoa.

September 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Buford bests Alabama visitors, 38-30

Buford improved to 2-1 with a second straight win over an out-of-state foe, beating Jefferson Davis (Ala.) 38-30 on Friday at Tom Riden Stadium.

September 16, 2016 | For The Times | All prep football news


East Hall beats Jackson County, 38-22

East Hall evened its record at 2-2 Friday with a 38-22 victory over Jackson County at East Hall Stadium.

September 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Game of the Week: Falcons face ‘humongous task’ in 1st-ever matchup with Jefferson

Flowery Branch's football team has seen a little bit of everything this season - a close loss interrupted by lightning and rain, a big win ...

September 16, 2016 | Zack Myers | All prep football news


High School Football: Week 5 previews

BUFORD VS. JEFFERSON DAVIS (Ala.)

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


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