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Gainesville players, fans react to state championship win

On Friday night, Gainesville claimed its first football state championship with a 49-13 victory over Ware County. On Saturday, the effects of the win were just starting to sink in.

December 16, 2012 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Big Red rules: Gainesville wins long-awaited state title

ATLANTA - The Gainesville Red Elephants saved their best for last.

December 15, 2012 | Zac Taylor | All prep football news


Gainesville’s champion QB: A golden arm with a team-first attitude

There was never any doubt that Deshaun Watson would be ready for the occasion. Playing on the state's biggest stage made him an even better leader as he guided the Red Elephants to the Class AAAAA state championship on Friday in Atlanta.

December 15, 2012 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Buford hoists trophy after a year of adversity

ATLANTA - Dexter Wood said Friday's state title win for Buford High was the sweetest win of them all, not because of the talent on the field - last year's state runner-up team had more - but because of its success despite tragedies and challenges this year's team faced.

December 14, 2012 | Zac Taylor | All prep football news


Buford claims another state title with 10-3 win

ATLANTA – Buford never deviated from what works best, though it was tough sledding for much of the way against St. Pius X in Friday's Class AAA state championship game at The Georgia Dome.

December 14, 2012 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


North Hall's Smith tops 7-AAA All-Region team

North Hall quarterback Andrew Smith has been named the Region 7-AAA All-Region Player of the Year.

December 14, 2012 | From staff reports | All prep football news


Dragons ready for stiff challenge in Class AA title game

JEFFERSON - After a season filled with convincing victories, the Dragons will be a decided underdog heading into the Class AA state championship game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

December 14, 2012 | Zac Taylor | All prep football news


New-look Wolves back in title game

There's almost nothing familiar about this year's Buford football team.

December 13, 2012 | Zac Taylor | All prep football news


Dragons used early loss as motivation in run to finals

JEFFERSON - Wesley Simonton started thinking about the possibility the day after the Jefferson Dragons held off Fitzgerald 53-51 in triple overtime to earn a trip to the state semifinals.

December 12, 2012 | Zac Taylor | All prep football news


High school football: A look at area teams' championship opponents

One team is back in the state championship game for the first time in 35 years. One team frequently plays deep into the playoffs but has yet to bring home the elusive title. And one team is in the Georgia Dome so often it has the feel of a second home.

December 11, 2012 | Brent Holloway | All prep football news


Union County's Bentley honored by Falcons

Union County quarterback T Bentley was selected as the Atlanta Falcons Warrick Dunn Captain in the Community of the Year Award winner, after being named one of 10 Captains in the Community earlier in the year.

December 11, 2012 | From staff reports | All prep football news


Gainesville's offense benefits from a rapid, no-huddle structure

Senior center Chase England is so grateful for the state championship game he's about to play in for Gainesville, one he's been dreaming about since he first threw on a jersey at age 8. England says the Red Elephants' rapid-fire offensive system he anchors up front deserves a fair share of the credit for earning them a berth in the Class AAAAA title game against Ware County on Friday night at the Georgia Dome.

December 10, 2012 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


The countdown is on for the football state championship weekend

For Bruce Miller, the joy derived from Friday night's semifinal win over Whitewater was subdued and short-lived. For the veteran Gainesville coach, a bigger goal lies ahead.

December 08, 2012 | Brent Holloway | All prep football news


Buford reaches state final for 6th straight year

Buford remains Buford.

December 08, 2012 | By Andrew B. Adler For The Times | All prep football news


Red Elephants face ‘unfinished business’ in Dome

FAYETTEVILLE - From the coaches to the players to the fans, two words circulated on the field after the game Friday night.

December 07, 2012 | Zac Taylor | All prep football news


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Chestatee rides Yarbrough's hot passing arm past Lumpkin County, 38-33

Chestatee quarterback Storm Yarbrough threw for 298 yards and scored two touchdowns in Friday night's 38-33 victory over Lumpkin County in Dahlonega.

September 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Riverside comes up short in OT at Towns County, 13-6

Towns County needed double overtime on Friday for a 13-6 win over Riverside Military Academy in Hiawasee.

September 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Spartans knock down Dawson upset bid, win 30-23 in OT

In a game befitting of the past two Region 7-AAA champions, a pass deflection on the final play of the game decided the outcome as ...

September 17, 2016 | By Jimmy Schofield For The Times | All prep football news


Trojans’ OT gamble comes up short in 24-23 loss to White County

David Bishop's North Hall Trojans were master escape artists through the first month of the season, notching all their wins by 8 points or ...

September 16, 2016 | By Marcus Rodrigue For The Times | All prep football news


Stephens County hands Habersham first loss, 27-7

Stephens County handed rival Habersham Central its first loss of the season Friday night, winning 27-7 in Toccoa.

September 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Buford bests Alabama visitors, 38-30

Buford improved to 2-1 with a second straight win over an out-of-state foe, beating Jefferson Davis (Ala.) 38-30 on Friday at Tom Riden Stadium.

September 16, 2016 | For The Times | All prep football news


East Hall beats Jackson County, 38-22

East Hall evened its record at 2-2 Friday with a 38-22 victory over Jackson County at East Hall Stadium.

September 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Game of the Week: Falcons face ‘humongous task’ in 1st-ever matchup with Jefferson

Flowery Branch's football team has seen a little bit of everything this season - a close loss interrupted by lightning and rain, a big win ...

September 16, 2016 | Zack Myers | All prep football news


High School Football: Week 5 previews

BUFORD VS. JEFFERSON DAVIS (Ala.)

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Player of The Week: Chestatee's Nick Lyles' 5 touchdowns paces offense in win

Chestatee running back Nick Lyles and his center Barron King decided to make a little wager at last Monday's team practice: If Lyles found ...

September 13, 2016 | Sarah Woodall | All prep football news


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