CLEVELAND - When running back Imani Cross took his first carry of the game 27 yards down the field, it looked like it would be same stuff, different day for the North Hall offense.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Habersham Central senior Kevin Ellison entered Friday's game as one of the top quarterbacks in Region 8-AAAA.
All of a sudden, West Hall is right in the thick of a playoff race in Region 8-AAA.
"Everything went right."
Chaz Thornton ran for 244 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries, leading Stephens County to an impressive 28-0 subregion win over short-handed Chestatee on Friday at War Eagles Field.
East Hall picked up its second road victory of the season Friday night in Blairsville, beating Union County 33-3.
Franklin County defeated Lumpkin County 32-6 on Friday night in Carnesville.
River Ridge held on to defeat Lakeview Academy 28-21 on Friday in Woodstock.
On Friday night at Maginnis Field, two teams needed a win to keep pace in Region 8-A. For one team, a quick start quickly fizzled out as Commerce defeated the Riverside Military Academy Eagles 42-0.
Dragon coach T. McFerrin reached 300 wins as a head coach in Georgia on Friday night with a 48-13 win over Oglethorpe County in Lexington.
Banks County rallied to defeat Dawson County 19-14 on Friday night in Homer.
Ten players scored touchdowns for Buford in a 71-0 win over Clarkston on Thursday night in Atlanta.
Johnson at West Hall
FLOWERY BRANCH - The top two offenses in Region 8-AAAA meet Friday night at Falcon Field, averaging 90 points per game combined between the two high-flying attacks.
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East Hall battled its way to a 20-13 win over Wesleyan in the season opener on Friday in Peachtree Corners.