BETHLEHEM - For the first time this season, the Flowery Branch football team came down to earth and played a closely-matched contest with its opponent. Even if the scoreboard says differently. The Falcons (3-0, 3-0 Region 8-AAAA) stayed unbeaten on the season with a 42-20 win over Apalachee on Friday at R. Harold Harrison Sports Complex in Bethlehem. They found themselves going back-and-forth with the Wildcats in an offensive-minded contest that featured 872 total ...
Habersham Central isn't off to a perfect start, but it's a safe bet no Raiders fan will say this year's team hasn't been worth the price of admission.
No. 1-ranked Buford rolled to its fourth win of the season, beating Yulee, Fla., 49-7 on Friday.
Habersham Central rallied from a late deficit to beat Salem 43-39 on Friday night in Mount Air. Kevin Ellison connected with Zac Franks to score the go-ahead touchdown with 32 seconds left to play. In a back-and-forth game, the Raiders were down 39-28 with 11 minutes to go before Ellison capped off nine-play, 98-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. It came after Salem fumbled on Habersham's 1-yard line to narrow it to 39-36. ...
ATLANTA - Coming into Friday's game, it was the running backs, North Hall's Imani Cross and St. Pius' Geno Smith, who were supposed to steal the show.
CLEVELAND - White County notch its first victory of the season by beating West Hall 26-7 Friday night in Cleveland.
The young Chestatee War Eagles, who took their lumps last season, are growing up. And after Friday's 46-13 thumping of Johnson, coach Stan Luttrell's team has the look of an emerging force in Region 8A-AAA. "Let's not get ahead of ourselves now," cautioned Luttrell. "We're happy to be 2-0, but we still have a ways to go." Chestatee showed off an array of weapons and a junior quarterback in Jordan Degraff capable of utilizing them ...
The center-quarterback exchange was a major part of Lakeview Academy's frustration and led directly to three turnovers Friday in Gainesville. And certainly five turnovers against a team that runs the ball as precisely as Prince Avenue Christian is too much for almost any team to overcome. The Lions (0-3) turned it over three times on the snap to the quarterback. Prince Avenue scored 35 points off of turnovers and rolled to a 42-7 win ...
DAWSONVILLE - It all came together for Jefferson in the second quarter Friday. The Dragons (3-0) exploded for 35 points in the quarter en route to a 42-14 win against Dawson County (1-2) in Dawsonville.
Riverside Military Academy fell to 0-4 on the season after a 65-0 loss to Landmark Christian on Friday night.
Banks County improved to 3-0 on Friday with a 35-7 victory over East Jackson in Commerce.
North Oconee shut out Commerce 33-0 on Friday night in Bogart. Blake Gaubert had 155 yards passing, threw for a score and connected on 10 of 15 attempts to lead the Seminoles. David Pinkerton rushed ten times for 93 yards and two touchdowns and Kaywin Bryant added 75 yards on four carries and a touchdown The Tigers' Cody Streetman rushed 23 times for 83 yards. Commerce (1-2) hosts Washington-Wilkes Friday.
Fannin County defeated Jackson County 28-20 on Friday night in Jefferson. Fannin's Blake Henry returned the opening kickoff for an 84-yard touchdown Friday in Jefferson. The Panthers responded with Daivon Ledford, who had four consecutive runs until he broke into the end zone. Jackson County had the chance to go up a score but turned the ball over on downs on the 1-yard line. Fannin County then drove the ball the length of the field ...
Buford vs. Yulee (Fla.) When: 8:30 tonight Where: Tom Riden Stadium, Buford TV: ESPNU Coaches: Buford, Jess Simpson; Yulee, Bobby Ramsay Records: Buford (3-0, 0-0 6A-AA); Yulee (0-1) Key players: Buford, TE/LB Dillon Lee (6-5, 240 Sr.), OL/DL Vadal Alexander (6-6, 340 Sr.), RB/LB Andre Johnson (5-11, 220 Sr.). Yulee, RB Derrick Henry (6-3, ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Last season, in its first as a member of Region 8-AAAA, Flowery Branch was good.
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