If a team loses nearly half of its roster to graduation, including the starting quarterback, leading rusher and leading tackler, a down year could be expected.
First and foremost, Flowery Branch senior quarterback Kanler Coker says his job is to move the chains when he gets under center.
A typical football helmet doesn't look like it does in the advertisements.
For teams in subdivided regions, including all local teams other than those in Region 8-A and 8-AAAA, this is, for all intents and purposes, the final week of the regular season.
Gainesville recorded its second shutout of the season on the way to a 48-0 rout of Walnut Grove on Friday in Walnut Grove.
After four weeks of strong play on both sides of the ball, North Hall's winning streak came to a screeching halt on Friday night against Franklin County.
DAWSONVILLE - All Dawson County wanted this season was a chance to reach the state playoffs.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch found itself in a close game for the second straight week on Friday, leading only by seven at halftime.
The Lakeview Academy Lions notched a workmanlike win over Georgia Military College, winning 14-7 on the strength of disciplined play and a solid running game.
West Hall fell to Monroe Area 34-0 on Friday night in Monroe.
BUFORD - If Buford continues to play defense like it did Friday against No. 3 Greater Atlanta Christian, then winning its fifth consecutive Class AA state title is just a formality.
JEFFERSON - Jefferson used its running game and had enough big plays to outlast Jackson County 31-14 Friday night in a Region 8-AA South rivalry game at Panther Stadium.
A dominating defensive effort produced White County's first shutout in two seasons, but wasn't enough to keep the Warriors' playoff hopes alive.
Union County edged Rabun County 10-7 on Friday night in Tiger.
Stephens County defeated Lumpkin County 40-7 on Friday night in Toccoa.
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Freshman quarterback Sam Corbett is already showing the qualities he needs to be popular at Johnson High.
First comes the winter workouts. Then, the spring game. After, it's summer conditioning, followed by a couple of spirited scrimmages.
Through Aug. 25
DAHLONEGA - Lumpkin County's comeback fell short as the Indians were unable to convert a fourth down late in the game againt Model, losing 21-18 ...
Johnson High's Sam Corbett said he wasn't feeling unsettling nerves, even though the freshman was lining up at quarterback in the season opener ...
TIGER - Whatever questions skeptics had about the Jefferson Dragons' hopes for the 2015 season may have been answered Friday night in the Dragons' 19-7 victory ...
For all of the fumbles, all of the miscues, all of the blown drives that Buford had Friday night, head coach Jess Simpson took at ...
Orion Pittman didn't truly understand the significance of the moment of Johnson's last opening-day win back in 2012 (VIDEO).
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