The football schedule just got heavier for Region 8-AA.
Respect is not a word used very often to describe any aspect of the rivalry between North Hall and Gainesville. Except when you talk to the two head coaches, who despite the hatred between the two schools, have an admiration for one another.
After defeating defending 8-AAAA champion Apalachee 52-35 at Falcon Field last Friday, Flowery Branch (3-0) made its debut in this week's AP Class AAAA top 10 poll, taking the Wildcats' former spot at No. 8.
Sometimes 4 yards can make all the difference. During the past few seasons, the Chestatee High football team has been a squad focused on running the ball and playing aggressive defense. The 2010 version of the War Eagles still abides by that philosophy, they've just added one wrinkle: move quarterback Scott Chewning into the shotgun. "We're running the same offense that we've always run, we're just running it out of the shotgun," coach Stan Luttrell ...
OAKWOOD - The game plan was simple, and White County executed it to perfection. Using a heavy dosage of rushing plays, the Warriors ran through, around and over West Hall on Friday en route to a 45-18 win at Spartan Field. Senior Ashley Lowery led the charge with 121 yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns, including a 6-yard score that capped a 13-play, six-minute drive to start the game. "I was hearing a lot of ...
OAKWOOD - On this night, the option was the pass. And Scott Chewning did it well. Chestatee High's senior quarterback threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns as the War Eagles rode big plays to their first victory of the season, 49-13 over Johnson at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium.
BOGART - Prince Avenue Christian took advantage of four Lakeview Academy fumbles and a safety to defeat the Lions 35-6 in its home opener Friday.
GAINESVILLE - One week after losing on a last second field goal to No.3-ranked Wesleyan, Elbert County left no doubt to the outcome of Friday's game.
GAINESVILLE - Riverside Military Academy coach Chris Cotter looked at his roster Monday and realized he had a problem - he didn't have any running backs.
Towns County fell at Copper Basin, Tenn., on Friday night, 49-0. The Cougars' defense managed three interceptions on the night as they rolled past the Indians. Towns County (0-3) started a freshman at every spot on the offensive line Friday against Copper Basin (4-0). Towns County visits Hayesville (N.C.) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
North Oconee shut out Commerce 43-0 Friday night in Commerce. The Titans were led by David Pinkerton's two rushing scores and a receiving touchdown. North Oconee (2-0) had 356 yards of offense compared to Commerce's 48. Commerce (0-3) visits Washington Wilkes at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Jesse Wright threw for the Panthers' lone touchdown on Friday as Hart County (1-1-1, 0-0 Region 8B-AA) beat Union County 33-7 in Blairsville.
FLOWERY BRANCH - In Flowery Branch's previous two games, the chemistry between Falcons quarterback Austin Brown and receiver Casey Osborne was off. Whether it was an overthrown pass or a dropped catch, the two couldn't quite get on the same page.
East Jackson rode a dominating rush defense to a 38-0 win over Banks County won Friday in Homer.
T.J. Holloman made his precision running of St. Pius X's triple-option offense seem rather elementary during a postgame interview.