The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Georgia high school football polls of the 2011 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:
Matt Askounis, according to his coach, is a playmaker, plain and simple. The Lakeview Academy senior began the season as the quarterback in the Lions' triple-option offense, but in an effort to put one of his most dangerous offensive threats in a better position to succeed, coach Matthew Gruhn moved Askounis to tailback.
In its first five games this season, Lakeview Academy scored a combined 41 points on the way to a 1-4 record.
DAHLONEGA - A rowdy pregame atmosphere in the North Hall locker room sparked the Trojans' best performance of the season. And it started from the opening whistle.
CONYERS - Flowery Branch held off a late rally with a last-minute defensive stand against the Heritage Patriots in Friday's matchup of unbeaten teams.
JEFFERSON - While it may have not answered the age-old sports question for good, Elbert County won the most recent chapter of what happens when a dominant offense meets a dominant defense.
It didn't take long for the Lakeview Academy offense to find its groove on Friday. After recording their highest point total of the season a week ago, the Lions' offense erupted on Friday, scoring twice on their first two plays from scrimmage and going on to top North Cobb Christian 49-22 at home. "That was nice; we haven't done that in a long time," Lions coach Matthew Gruhn said after the game. "I don't know ...
Gainesville coach Bruce Miller had a feeling that it would be hard for his team to be ready for Friday's game against Monroe Area at City Park.
Johnson came into Friday night looking for its first win of the season, but two early fumbles and an onside kick put the Knights in a hole that they couldn't overcome.
Athens Academy defeated Commerce 21-10 on Friday night in Commerce. After going down 14-0 at the beginning of the game Commerce was unable to complete the comback. Tiger quarterback Cody Streetman, who totaled 76 yards on 15 carries, scored at the end of the second quarter to bring the game to 12-7 at the half. The Spartans added another touchdown before Commerce kicker Josh Wistak connected on a 33-yard field goal, which put the score ...
Oconee County led at halftime and held off West Hall for a 35-31 win in Region 8-AAA South play on Friday night in Watkinsville.
Fannin County turned four East Hall turnovers into three touchdowns and held off a late Vikings rally for a 35-19 win at East Hall Stadium Friday night.
Stephens County defeated White County 25-14 on Friday night in Toccoa The score was 19-14 most of the second half and the Warriors were driving in the fourth quarter before giving the ball back to the Indians, which Stephens turned into points. White County quarterback Will Brock was 8 for 15 for 100 yards and Jeffery Scoggin had four reception for 77 yards. Dalton Whitfield returned an interception for a 58 yard touchdown and added ...
Dawson County held on to defeat Union County 22-19 on Friday night in Dawsonville. Tyler Dominy completed 9 of his 19 passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers moved to 2-1 in Region 8-AA North Bruce Clark caught two of the Dominy touchdown passes and totaled five catches for 92 yards. Dawson County's Zach Martin carried the ball 18 times for 104 yards and caught a touchdown. Cody Smith added 47 yards ...
Flowery Branch at Heritage When: 8 tonight Where: Evans Memorial Stadium, Conyers TV, Radio: Georgia Public Broadcast, 550-AM Coaches: Flowery Branch, Lee Shaw; Heritage, Chad Frazier Records: Flowery Branch (6-0, 6-0 Region 8-AAAA); Heritage (7-0, 7-0) Key players: Flowery Branch, QB Kanler Coker (6-4, 210 Sr.), WR C.J. Curry (6-2, 206 Sr.), LB Jacob Allen (6-1, 220 Jr.). Heritage, RB/DB Quami Stanley (5-9, 170 Sr.), LB/TE Chase Alford (6-2, 215 Jr.), QB/DB Ryan Sutton (5-9, ...
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