Bruce Miller likes the versatility that junior back Michael Byrd brings to the table every Friday night. Gainesville's coach thinks the Red Elephants' offense is better with a back like Byrd complimenting all-state quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Due to the large crowd expected at the Gainesville versus Flowery Branch football game on Friday, fans will be allowed to purchase tickets in advance.
Zac Little recorded two touchdowns and 89 yards on seven carries to lead North Hall to a 63-7 victory on Friday in Homer.
LOGANVILLE - Senior Night for the Loganville High football team did not go according to plan Friday as the Gainesville Red Elephants School stormed past the Red Devils 63-0.
MONROE – For the second straight year, the Region 8-AAAA title will remain narrowly out of reach of Chestatee.
White County is known for its option attack, but on Friday night in Oakwood, a few big passing plays were the ultimate difference.
Union County overwhelmed Social Circle 47-6 on Friday in Social Circle to secure a berth in the Class AA state playoffs.
BUFORD - The Buford Wolves showed Friday night they're clicking on all cylinders heading into next week's Region 7-AAA-clinching game against the North Hall Trojans. The Wolves (9-0, 6-0 Region 7-AAA) defeated the East Hall Vikings (4-5, 1-5) 70-6 at Tom Riden Stadium.
Lakeview Academy lost its season finale to Towns County 10-7 on Friday in Hiawassee.
Jefferson High has handled injuries to key players about as well as could be expected.
Habersham Central finished the season winless for the first time in history with Friday's 61-0 loss to Mill Creek in Mount Airy.
Elbert County raced to a 48-27 win over Jackson County on Friday in Elberton
Lanier defeated Lumpkin County 41-7 on Friday in Dahlonega.
Dawson County improved its state playoff hopes with a 45-14 win over Fannin County on Friday in Dahlonega.
Chestatee is acting like nothing out of the ordinary happened to Monroe Area last Friday.
Banks County earned its first victory since October 2012, beating Johnson 28-24 Friday in a back-and-forth game in Oakwood.
Jefferson freshman phenom running back Colby Wood is quickly making a name for himself with a tenacious running style, much more assertive than most young running backs.
BUFORD - The Buford Wolves fell behind three times Friday night, but they didn't blink.
West Hall's Tony Lotti didn't want his players to get too high on themselves after soundly defeating county rival Chestatee 31-0 Friday night.
JEFFERSON - Friday night was a battle of two completely different offenses: White County operates by ground, Jackson County by air.
Commerce quarterback Caleb Brooks powered the Tigers to a 36-14 win over Hebron Christian Academy on Friday in Commerce.
Habersham Central suffered a 41-0 shutout loss to Northview in Region 7-AAAAAA play Friday in Duluth.
Union County improved to 2-0 with Friday's 28-7 win over Lumpkin County in Dahlonega.
Gilmer shut out Dawson County 23-0 on Friday in Dawsonville.
Lakeview Academy fell on the road to St. Francis 45-10 on Friday in Alpharetta.
East Hall fell to 0-2 with Friday night's 38-10 loss to Pickens in Jasper.
WINDER - With the star-studded duo of TJ Skelton and Evan Shirreffs on the field for Jefferson, a productive and powerful offense was expected. What was not expected was how the Dragons used almost everybody but Skelton on their way to a 41-7 win over the Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs at W. Clair Harris Stadium in Winder.
COMMERCE - After last Friday's loss, East Jackson Eagles' head coach Gary Hughes said his team had to limit turnovers to stay in games.
Madison County scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to overcome Jackson County 27-21 on Friday in Jefferson.
After 11 straight seasons of futility in season openers, Forsyth Central finally started the schedule off on the right foot.