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T.J. Tate's second-quarter catch last Friday against Johnson was just the icing on the cake. After three rushing touchdowns in the opening quarter for North Hall, the 5-foot-8, 165-pound Tate was the intended target of a pass from quarterback Bradley Brown, when a Knights defender got a hand on the ball while it was in the air.
For as long as Bob Christmas has been the coach at North Hall, two things could be counted on from the Trojans: the wing-T and winning football. It's ironic then, that after the program's first losing season since Christmas' first year in 2001, that the Trojans have rediscovered their winning ways with a new offense.
BUFORD – Gainesville senior linebacker Michael Pittman went from one emotional extreme to the other Friday at Tom Riden Stadium.
OAKWOOD - Special teams and defense - tried and true ingredients to winning football. Chestatee proved the old adage right again Friday with a tough 42-21 victory over West Hall.
Riverside Military Academy coach Gary Downs had a different homecoming in mind before his Eagles took on Whitefield Academy on Friday night in Gainesville.
CLEVELAND - The White County Warriors posted their first 2-0 start since 2009 Friday with a convincing 34-7 win over Lumpkin County.
North Forsyth defeated Dawson County 35-28 on Friday in Dawsonville.
Lakeview Academy was able to find offense in different places to lead the team to a 42-0 victory over Hebron Christian Academy and the Lions' first 2-0 start to a season since the school began playing a varsity team.
Fellowship Christian slipped past Towns County 17-12 Friday in Roswell.
Union County defeated Fannin County 23-7 on Friday night in Blairsville.
Stephens County rolled past Habersham Central 44-8 on Friday night in Toccoa.
Banks County fell to Athens Christian 22-7 on Friday night in Athens.
Quarterback Drew Whitfield had two touchdowns on 9-yard runs and 14 carries for 97 yards for Commerce in a 28-14 victory over East Jackson on Friday at Commerce High School.
JEFFERSON - On the 50th anniversary of the debut of Memorial Stadium, it would only be fitting the Jefferson Dragons finish in dramatic fashion, beating Jackson County, 28-6.
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.