The football schedule just got heavier for Region 8-AA.
Respect is not a word used very often to describe any aspect of the rivalry between North Hall and Gainesville. Except when you talk to the two head coaches, who despite the hatred between the two schools, have an admiration for one another.
After defeating defending 8-AAAA champion Apalachee 52-35 at Falcon Field last Friday, Flowery Branch (3-0) made its debut in this week's AP Class AAAA top 10 poll, taking the Wildcats' former spot at No. 8.
Sometimes 4 yards can make all the difference.
OAKWOOD - The game plan was simple, and White County executed it to perfection.
OAKWOOD - On this night, the option was the pass. And Scott Chewning did it well. Chestatee High's senior quarterback threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns as the War Eagles rode big plays to their first victory of the season, 49-13 over Johnson at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium.
BOGART - Prince Avenue Christian took advantage of four Lakeview Academy fumbles and a safety to defeat the Lions 35-6 in its home opener Friday.
GAINESVILLE - One week after losing on a last second field goal to No.3-ranked Wesleyan, Elbert County left no doubt to the outcome of Friday's game.
GAINESVILLE - Riverside Military Academy coach Chris Cotter looked at his roster Monday and realized he had a problem - he didn't have any running backs.
Towns County fell at Copper Basin, Tenn., on Friday night, 49-0.
North Oconee shut out Commerce 43-0 Friday night in Commerce.
Jesse Wright threw for the Panthers' lone touchdown on Friday as Hart County (1-1-1, 0-0 Region 8B-AA) beat Union County 33-7 in Blairsville.
FLOWERY BRANCH - In Flowery Branch's previous two games, the chemistry between Falcons quarterback Austin Brown and receiver Casey Osborne was off. Whether it was an overthrown pass or a dropped catch, the two couldn't quite get on the same page.
East Jackson rode a dominating rush defense to a 38-0 win over Banks County won Friday in Homer.
T.J. Holloman made his precision running of St. Pius X's triple-option offense seem rather elementary during a postgame interview.
Momentum is a precious commodity in high school football.
Gainesville's senior quarterback Mikey Gonzalez was electric all night in Friday's 46-6 win against Winder-Barrow - before and after a 70-minute weather delay due to lightning around City Park Stadium in Gainesville.
SUGAR HILL - The Flowery Branch Falcons couldn't build on an early lead Friday night and the Lanier Longhorns wore them down and pulled away late to win 27-12.
Tray Bryant paced Chestatee with 154 rushing yards in a 24-19 win over Pepperell on Friday in Lindale.
JEFFERSON-When it comes to the Battle of the Bridge rivalry between the Jefferson Dragons and Commerce Tigers, Jefferson head coach Ben Hall said you could throw both teams' undefeated records out the window.
DAHLONEGA - In a battle of teams going for their first victory, Lumpkin County scored a 14-3 nonregion win over Johnson at The Burial Grounds on Friday night.
It would be hard to blame West Hall head coach Tony Lotti if he felt a little conflicted after the Spartans' 38-0 handling of county rival North Hall on Friday night.
Dawson County lost a tight contest Friday to Heritage-Ringgold, 10-6 in Ringgold
White County defeated Pace Academy 31-17 on Friday night in Cleveland
Union County defeated Andrews, N.C., m 49-20 on Friday night in Blairsville.
Towns County defeated Lakeview Academy 14-6 on Friday night in Hiawassee.
Rabun County rode a strong offensive night to a 34-21 victory Friday over Jackson County in Tiger.
Hapeville Charter defeated Riverside Military Academy 15-14 on Friday in Hapeville.
Demetrious Walker rushed for 115 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchdowns in Banks County's 43-0 dominating victory Friday night over East Jackson in Homer.