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.
Fellowship Christian defeated Lakeview Academy 41-14 on Friday night in Roswell.
Jackson County's late comeback attempt fell short Friday night in a 26-21 loss to Winder-Barrow.
For Flowery Branch, tonight's game at second-ranked Northside-Warner Robins is more than a season opener.
For all the eye-popping statistics that Deshaun Watson posted during his record-setting 2012 season, the categories where he avoided large numbers may have been just as important to Gainesville's state championship run.
Chattooga at East Hall
Antonio Pittman's role as a West Hall Spartan has been increasing ever since he first stepped onto the field in Oakwood.
Dawson County struck big in crucial situations to open the season Friday against East Hall in Gainesville. Leading by a small margin with five minutes left to play, Tigers (1-0, 1-0 Region 7-AAA) quarterback Zack Buchan hit running back Cody Lamar in the open field on a third-and-long at the 30 and ran 70 yards for the score, propelling Dawson County to a 29-27 win.
Andrew Smith and Brannon Dyer were the catalysts for the North Hall offense in a 42-31 scrimmage win against Salem (Va.) on Friday in Virginia.
OAKWOOD - This year, the Battle of Oakwood went to the Spartans of West Hall.
Dawson County at East Hall