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.
After suffering its first loss in 23 regular season games last week at the hands of North Hall, Jefferson got back into the win column Friday night at Memorial Stadium in convincing fashion, defeating Dawson County 35-14.
Class AA's No. 2-ranked Buford football team had 217 yards rushing on Friday to defeat Westminster 32-10 in Buford.
Apalachee at Flowery Branch
In this week's high school football poll by the Associated Press released on Tuesday, North Hall (1-0) is ranked No. 7 in Class AAA.
Earning a black jersey in practice for West Hall's defensive players is a huge accomplishment.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Last season Flowery Branch was well known for its high-powered offense, always able to take on opponents in a shootout.
Tyler Harney rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns to lead North Georgia Christian to a 43-22 win over Ballard Christian in Alabama.
Franklin County defeated Commerce 31-28 on Friday in Carnesville.
Cherokee, N.C., defeated Towns County 39-20 on Friday night in Hiawassee.
Gilmer took a 21-0 lead into the locker room at halftime and defeated Dawson County 35-0 Friday in Dawsonville.
With two defensive touchdowns in the first quarter, Lumpkin County High took an early lead over Union County and cruised to victory in Blairsville, 37-14.
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