Habersham Central's first round game against Chattahoochee amounted to school history; unfortunately it didn't translate to a victory in the Class AAAA state playoffs.
CALHOUN - Jefferson did a lot a good things Friday night in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs against Calhoun, but it was what the Dragons didn't do that led them to a 39-6 defeat on the road.
There way no one of the field Friday at City Park Stadium happier with Gainesville's 48-27 win against Dalton than its coach Bruce Miller.
BUFORD - Beginning the playoffs in pursuit of their fifth consecutive state title, the Buford Wolves wanted to get off to a fast start.
Kevin Ellison had 345 yards of total offense and six touchdowns for the Raiders as they lost 65-48 to Chatahoochee in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs on Friday in Alpharetta.
JOHNS CREEK - The Flowery Branch Falcons have a play that they have practiced every week which they call "Big Ben." To others it's called a Hail Mary.
Lincoln County bested Commerce 35-14 on Friday night in the first round of the Class A state playoffs at Lincolnton.
Banks County lost to Adairsville 21-3 Friday in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs in Adairsvile.
Dalton at Gainesville When: 7:30 tonight Where: City Park Stadium, Gainesville Radio: 1240-AM Coaches: Dalton, Matt Land; Gainesville, Bruce Miller Records: Dalton (4-6, No. 4 Region 7-AAA), Gainesville (9-1, No. 1 Region 8-AAA). Key players: Dalton, LB Zack Reed (5-11, 195 Sr.), DB Eder Mora (5-11, 175 Fr.), QB/RB Tre' Bonds (5-10, 165 Sr.). Gainesville, QB Deshaun Watson (6-2, 185 So.), WR Tray Harrison (5-8, 150 Jr.), DT Jeremiah Ledbetter (6-3, 240 Sr.). Outlook: This ...
Character and unity. The Habersham Central coaches stress effort, fundamentals and execution, but above all, they want their players to focus on these two words. "That's our motto this year," Raiders quarterback Kevin Ellison said. "We express that a lot on Friday night and throughout practice, so that we can be proud of ourselves. I think we've grown a lot throughout the season because we all came together this year." And coming together may have ...
One of Gainesville's best defensive football players has big dreams in life that have nothing to do with football.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The defensive backs in the Flowery Branch secondary like to see the opposing quarterback drop back to throw.
BUFORD -- There was a time when Buford senior Vadal Alexander was not as strong and imposing of a figure.
Georgia Prep Football Poll The Top Ten teams in the final Associated Press Georgia high school football polls of the 2011 regular season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: Class AAAAA Record Pts Prv 1. Camden County (8) 10-0 88 1 ...
Friday's game between Gainesville and Stephens County was supposed to be a showdown of the two best teams in Region 8-AAA. Instead, it became a showcase for two Red Elephant stars. Sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson led the potent offense to 62 points with 340 yards and five touchdowns on 18 of 28 passing. He added 86 yards and two scores on the ground. Four of his five touchdown passes went to one receiver, junior ...
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