CLEVELAND - It seems that wherever White County plays this season, it captures the attention of all the fans in Region 8-AAA.
Rarely in high school football do you see a player play varsity for all four years. Hardly ever do you see that same player play for three different schools. This is the case for Jackson County High linebacker Billy Manis, who began his high school career at Apalachee High under coach Shane Davis, before playing last year for Habersham Central. When his family moved for a third time, Jefferson became the ...
The Flowery Branch High football program continues its rise up the polls and comes in at No. 6 again this week in Class AAAA. The Falcons (6-0) defeated Habersham Central last week.
Flowery Branch entered the 2010 football season with a lot to prove to itself and its new competition.
Yet another big week of games looms for the 8-AAA North subregion on Friday; such is life when all six teams in the division have a realistic shot at playing for a postseason berth.
The Lakeview Academy football team lost at home to River Ridge on Friday night, 22-16. Nick Drury had a rushing touchdown and Carter Ross had what Lakeview coach Matthew Gruhn described as a "circus catch" on a touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jackson Wells. Mills Rogers added a field goal for Lakeview Academy (1-4). "Matt Askounis played well for us," Gruhn said. "I know he had close to 100 yards rushing." Lakeview will play host ...
OAKWOOD - The Battle of Oakwood delivered again. In one of Hall County's most competitive and entertaining rivalries, Johnson High's A.J. Millwood caught a 24-yard pass from Luke Gilleland with 18 seconds left to lift the Knights to a 33-31 victory over West Hall on Friday night. The late score sent Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium into a frenzy. Johnson (1-5, 1-1 Region 8B-AAA) won consecutive games in the South Hall series for the first time ...
The East Hall Vikings defeated the Union County Panthers on Friday night, 35-28. The game came down to a fourth-and-1 quarterback sneak in the closing seconds, which the Vikings executed to clinch their third win of the season. "That was too exciting," East Hall Vikings coach Bryan Gray said. On the game's opening drive, the Panthers (1-5, 0-2) struck first as senior running back Jesse Wright ran in a 37-yard touchdown. The Vikings (3-3, 2-0) ...
Tommy Flowers is off to a rather impressive start as coach of White County High's football program.
The Chestatee High football team traveled to Toccoa to take on subregion opponent Stephens County on Friday night and came away with a tough 52-14 loss.
MOUNT AIRY - Flowery Branch's offense had one answer for every third-and-long situation, or any play that required a long pass really: Austin Brown to Logan Conley.
DAHLONEGA - The way Lumpkin County sealed a crucial 24-14 homecoming win over Franklin County made Indians coach Tommy Jones smile.
WATKINSVILLE - In his first five games of the year, Deshaun Watson let the game come to him and did what was necessary to win.
Buford extended its Region 6-AA regular-season winning streak to eight games on Friday night, beating subregion foe Clarkston 47-0 at Tom Riden Stadium.
Jessie Savage carried the ball 21 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns on Friday as Commerce beat Riverside Military Academy 32-21 Friday in Commerce.
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.
Robert Prunier returned a kickoff for a touchdown to lead Union County in a 41-14 win over Towns County on Friday in Blairsville.
East Jackson defeated Banks County 14-10 in the team's season openers Friday in Commerce.