On of the aspects of high school football that makes it unique is the year-to-year discovery of new talent.
White County spent years building toward last season. With one of the most talented senior classes in the school's history, the Warriors built a foundation strong enough to withstand a season marked by controversy and still come out with the program's best record in 20 years.
Last season, Lumpkin County took a step in the right direction. The 2010 Indians won six games, marking their first winning season since 2003, but a 38-0 loss to Monroe Area in the region playoff kept Lumpkin County out of the postseason and left the Indians wanting more.
Georgia Prep Football Poll 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: Class A Record Pts Prv 1. Clinch County (7) 0-0 97 1 2. Eagle's Landing (3)<span style="white-space: ...
All games are not created equal. Coaches and players will regularly tell you that the most important game of the season is the one they are playing next. For them, maybe. But for the fans, there are a number of games that can capture their attention and anticipation more than any other. Whether a rivalry game or a game between two highly ranked teams, certain games will always mean more than others. With that ...
It's a weekly occurrence on the football field. The running back takes the handoff and sprints upfield, hitting a hole between his offensive linemen. As the crowd stands and cheers in excitement, the hole suddenly disappears. And then you hear it - the crack of helmet striking helmet like two battering rams. The runner or the defender - or maybe both - falls to the ground for a moment, shaken by the collision, and is ...
Sometimes the ball bounces your way - and sometimes it doesn't. For Riverside Military, it was the latter. The Eagles (0-1) turned the ball over five times on Friday night en route to a 21-14 loss to Pinecrest Academy at Maginnis Field. Two of the five were interceptions thrown by first-year quarterback, sophomore Collin Pettell, both returned for touchdowns. "Two pick-sixes is difficult to come back from," Eagles coach Chris Cotter said. "I don't mind ...
Buford started its defense of the Class AA state championship in fine fashion with a season-opening 42-0 shutout of Blessed Trinity on Friday in Roswell.
Riverside Military football coach Chris Cotter streamlined Thursday's practice as much as possible.
They say you have to crawl before you can walk. But they never met Dillon Lee. While other babies struggled to slowly propel themselves forward on hands and knees, Lee, a senior linebacker at Buford High, was running by the time he was six months old. "He's always been able to run," Dillon's dad, Robert, said. "He never crawled. He would run until he fell asleep in the middle of whatever he was doing. Been ...
Gainesville High School's football season got off to a rocky start on Friday as it dropped its opening scrimmage to St. Pius X 27-0 at City Park.
This is without question the only week in the high school football season when programs are preparing for a game on Friday night, but not worried about winning.
Though only the second week of high school football practice, teams are already gearing up for scrimmage outings this weekend. For some, it's a quick assessment before the season begins on Aug. 19. But for most, they'll have two weeks to review game tape before the season opens Aug. 26.
Chris Cotter knew exactly what he was getting into when he took over the football head coach position at Riverside Military Academy last year.
CLEVELAND - White County High School named its new football coach, and it's a name that will be familiar to high school football fans in northeast Georgia.
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