White County senior lineman Dakota Lewis knows there is something special brewing within his program. Even better, he feels like it will continue for the Warriors (3-0, 1-0 Region 7-AAA) long past the time he graduates in the spring.
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Gainesville's Deshaun Watson had a 17th birthday he'll never forget. The Red Elephants (2-1, 1-0 Region 8-AAAAA) quarterback completed all 18 of his pass attempts for 350 yards - all in the first half - in a 69-0 win against Winder-Barrow (0-3) last Friday. Watson threw seven touchdown passes to four different receivers and also rushed for another touchdown.
Hall County's two Class AAAAA football programs got off to a good start in region play last week. They'll try to keep the momentum going with Region 8-AAAAA home openers Friday night. Gainesville (2-1, 1-0 Region 8-AAAAA) is coming off a 69-0 win against Winder-Barrow (0-3), where junior quarterback Deshaun Watson accounted for a career-high eight touchdowns.
As assistant coaches, Flowery Branch's Chris Griffin and West Hall's Tony Lotti have seen their share of victories. But for the first on their register as head coaches, each had to wait a little longer than they would've liked.
Jefferson quarterback Bryant Shirreffs says he loves the fourth quarter.
Rabun County saw scoring come from all areas of its offense in a 45-7 win over Towns County on Friday in Tiger.
Kyle Daniel was 21 of 30 passing for 300 yards and five touchdowns for Jackson County in a 39-21 win over Athens Christian on Friday in Jefferson.
Buford rebounded from a rare loss last week to defeat Hancock Central 43-0 on Friday.
Quarterback Drew Whitfield ran nine times for 47 yards and had a 13-yard touchdown run and a 4-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to lead Commerce to its first 3-0 start since 2006 in a 28-14 win over Banks County on Friday in Commerce.
WINDER - The Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs had a monumental task ahead of them in the region 8-AAAAA opener against state-ranked Gainesville on Friday night.
CUMMING - Fumbles hindered Dawson County's offense in the first half against Forsyth Central. Those turnovers soon stopped, but Tigers quarterback Tyler Dominy was just getting started.
North Murray played the role of homecoming spoiler to Johnson, as the Mountaineers left Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium in Oakwood with a 27-13 win on Friday night.
Coming into Friday's game, East Hall had questions that needed answers - mainly, how to replace former running back Jamond Witt?
MILLEDGEVILLE - Georgia Military College Prep School solidified itself as the top military football team in the Georgia High School Association on Friday night with a 24-0 victory over Riverside Military Academy in the Military Bowl.
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.
In typical Buford fashion, seven different names appeared on the scoring sheet during Friday night's 56-0 win over Berkmar at Tom Riden Stadium.
Riverside Military Academy's defense stole the show on Friday night in Roswell as J.J. McCalston, Tarik Holmes and Chris Howard combined to lead the Eagles to a 20-10 victory over Fellowship Christian.
West Hall coach Tony Lotti had his team vote last week to decide who would be the team's top 10 leaders in the locker room for the upcoming season.
A stifling defense and a freshman quarterback led Flowery Branch to a decisive victory against Chestatee on Friday night in the Hall County rivals' first matchup since 2009.
LOGANVILLE – Gainesville has two weeks to find some continuity on both sides of the ball before the region schedule begins. The season opener was far less than what coach Bruce Miller hoped for.
Rabun County held off Habersham Central 23-14 in the season-opener on Friday in Tiger.
Union County stormed past Towns County 57-14 win in the season opener on Friday in Hiawassee.
Commerce defeated Banks County 28-21 on Friday in the season opener for both teams in Commerce.
Pickens outlasted White County 42-34 in a wild offensive shootout Friday in Cleveland.
East Hall battled its way to a 20-13 win over Wesleyan in the season opener on Friday in Peachtree Corners.