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 ...
In less than 24 hours, Flowery Branch went from being on the verge of its first region title to preparing for a road trip to start the state playoffs.
Gainesville left no doubt that it is the best team in Region 8-AAA. Behind the strong right arm of sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson and a superb defensive effort, the Red Elephants (9-1) raced to a 62-7 win over Stephens County on Friday at City Park Stadium to take their fourth consecutive region championship and top seed in the state playoffs. On Friday, Gainesville plays host to Dalton (4-6), the No. 4 seed out of Region ...
ATHENS - The Flowery Branch Falcons walked on to the field at Billy Henderson Stadium Friday night knowing exactly what they had to do to secure the program's first region title and a No. 1 seed heading into the state playoffs.
MONROE - An up-and-down season came to a fitting end for North Hall on Friday. The Trojans fell 21 points behind Monroe Area in a Region 8-AAA play-in game, mounted a late comeback and fell just short, losing 28-21 and ending its hopes of a state playoff appearance. Monroe Area takes the region's No. 3 seed and will play at Ridgeland in the Class AAA state playoffs next week. After gaining possession with just over three ...
The Buford defense held Blessed Trinity to 127 yards of total offense (58 rushing, 69 passing) on the way to a 49-10 victory Friday in Roswell.
DAWSONVILLE - Jefferson jump-started its running game with key halftime adjustments and capitalized on five Dawson County turnovers to beat the Tigers for the second time this season on their home field, 21-10, Friday night.
Coming into Friday night's Region 8-AA play-in game, the East Hall Vikings wanted to show that they had what it took to compete with one of the best teams in Northeast Georgia.
Riverside Military Academy had its biggest offensive output of the season in a 48-25 loss to No. 7 Prince Avenue on Friday night in Gainesville.
Commerce defeated Social Circle 45-21 on Friday to reach the state playofffs for a 15th straight season.
Lumpkin County's special teams scored in three different ways to lead the Indians to a 31-21 win over West Hall on Friday at Spartan Field.
North Oconee defeated Banks County 41-0 on Friday in Homer to earn to earn its first Region 8-AA championship.
White County finished its season with a 21-7 win over Walnut Grove on Friday. The Warriors' Dalton Whitfield scored a touchdown with 1:31 left in the game to cap off a 19-play, 91-yard drive, and put the score out of reach. Whitfield finished the night with 89 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown. Will Brock had 14 carries for 110 yards, while Ryan Kennedy scored two touchdowns on fivecarries and 32 yards. The Warrior ...
Chestatee finished its season with a 28-13 win over Johnson on Friday night at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium.
East Jackson defeated Banks County 14-10 in the team's season openers 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