The Pickens offense did not take the field in the second half until 11:38 left in the fourth quarter, but the Dragons still held on to beat Johnson 21-14.
Coming into Friday night's game, the East Hall Vikings had been competitive in region play but hadn't yet won a region game.
Lakeview Academy earned its second win in the last three weeks Friday, beating North Cobb Christian 42-7 in Kennesaw.
Commerce defeated Hebron Christian 48-12 on Friday in Dacula. Cole Chancey tallied 132 yards on eight carries and scored on a 44-yard run to lead Commerce. Quarterback Caleb Brooks added passing touchdowns on a 31-yard throw to Grant Mayberry and a 1-yard throw to J'Varius Wood. Brooks also scored on a 6-yard run. Jamir Walton, Chance McClure, and Jerquavis Colbert also scored for the Tigers (6-3, 4-1 Region 8-A). Commerce is off next Friday but ...
St. Francis defeated Towns County 30-3 on Friday in Alpharetta. The Indians (2-6) play host to Lakeview Academy on Friday in Hiawassee.
Riverside Military Academy ran up a 66-0 win over Glascock County on Friday in Gibson. Collin Pettell finished 12 of 14 for 340 yards, five passing touchdowns and a rushing score for the Eagles J.J. McCalston caught two touchdown passes for Riverside (4-4, 3-3 Region 8-AA). Avery Cagle had two receiving touchdowns and a rushing score, and Sage Jordan notched a pair of rushing touchdowns and finished with 100 yards on the ground. Raleigh Beougher ...
Jackson County rode a strong offensive showing to a 56-27 win over Oconee County on Friday in Jefferson.
Rabun County defeated Union County 42-18 on Friday in Blairsville. The Wildcats improved to 6-2 (3-2 Region 8-AA) with the win. Union County fell to 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the region. Rabun County plays host to Greene County on Friday in Tiger, while Union County visits Social Circle on Friday in Social Circle.
Habersham Central came up short in a bid for its first victory of the season Friday, losing at Duluth 27-14.
White County came away with an important region victory, beating Dawson County 17-10 on Friday in Cleveland.
West Hall is beginning to look familiar to North Hall coach Bob Christmas. The Spartans remind him a lot of his own Trojans and the turnaround they made from 2001 to 2002, bouncing back from a 1-9 season - and decades of overall struggles - to deliver an 8-3 campaign that kick-started the elevation of the program to the state-ranked Class AAA force it is today. "West Hall has some very good players, and even ...
The two losses to start the season seem like an eternity ago for Flowery Branch. The Falcons have reeled off six straight wins and are in the thick of the championship race in Region 8-AAAAA. Tonight, the Falcons (6-2, 6-0) can take another major step toward their showdown with fourth-ranked Gainesville on Nov. 8 when they host Clarke Central in a pivotal region matchup at Falcon Field. "We're calling this the playoffs," Flowery Branch coach ...
Dawson County at White County When: 7:30 tonight Where: White County Stadium, Cleveland Coaches: Dawson County, Jeff Lee; White County, Bill Ballard Records: Dawson County (4-3, 2-2 Region 7-AAA); White County (5-2, 3-1) Key players: Dawson County, WR/DB Jackson Putnam (6-1, 180 Sr.); WR Chris Sayler (5-9, 171 Sr.); LB Keaton Toal (6-1, 225 Sr.). White County, RB/LB Dalton Whitfield (6-3, 230 Sr.); ...
Flowery Branch won't have to go very far to play its final regular season game in a few weeks. The Falcons also won't have to go very far for their first-round playoff game, either.
Collin Pettell has made a quick ascent to becoming a prolific passer, and more importantly a trusted leader, as quarterback for Riverside Military.
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