ATLANTA - Buford's overtime victory for the state title was historic on a number of levels. Not only was it the Wolves' (14-1) fourth straight championship in Class AA, but it was also the program's first game that went to overtime since a 22-21 state quarterfinal win against Hoganville in 1978.
ATLANTA - No matter how hard Calhoun tried, no matter how many big plays it made, and no matter how much heart it had, it just wasn't enough to dethrone Buford.
Three area football players highlight the 2010 Region 8-AAA All-Region Team, as voted on by the region coaches and released Friday.
BUFORD - Here we go again.
Hal Lamb is hoping the third time is a charm. After Lamb's Calhoun High football team lost to Buford in the Class AA state title game in 2008 and 2009, the Yellow Jackets (14-0) will get another crack at Buford (13-1) yet again this season for the state title at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Georgia Dome. According to research compiled by the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, this marks the first time two ...
BUFORD -- After spending his first three years playing for the Chiefs of Sequoyah High, Dominique Swope came to Buford with the hopes of contributing to the three-time defending Class AA champions.
BUFORD - The Buford Wolves have a chance at history.
BUFORD - Nobody within earshot of Tom Riden Stadium would have wanted to trade places with Jack Geraghty on Friday night in Buford.
Lovett at Buford When: 7:30 tonight Where: Tom Riden Stadium, Buford Radio: 550-AM, 102.9-FM Coaches: Lovett, Mike Muschamp; Buford, Jess Simpson Records: Lovett, 10-3 No. 4 Region 6-AA; Buford, 12-1, No. 1 Region 6-AA Key players: Lovett, RB Zach Boden (5-11, 195 Sr.), QB Hunter Budd (6-2, 187 Sr.), WR Thomas Patton (6-1, 180 Sr.). Buford, OL Vadal Alexander (6-6, 320 Jr.), QB Alex Ross (6-1, 190 Sr.), RB Seon Jones (5-9, 180 Sr.). Outlook: ...
BUFORD - Christian Hunnicutt insists that it wasn't as difficult a task at it may have appeared from the outside.
Standing in Buford's way of a fourth-straight Class AA title game appearance is a familiar region foe making a historical playoff run.
Buford High junior Rick Legrant is tired of the comparisons. After backing up defensive lineman A.J. Cunningham last year, Legrant thought he'd rid himself of Cunningham once the senior graduated and handed the starting role over to him. He was wrong. "Everybody is always saying I look like a little A.J.," Legrant said Monday. "It's not A.J., it's me Rick." The 6-foot, 202-pound Legrant is certainly making a name for himself this year, as he ...
BUFORD - Led by a new name, Buford is up to the same old game. Wolves running back Dominique Swope - a senior transfer who last season played for Sequoyah - rushed for a game-high 64 yards, scored a key fourth quarter touchdown, and secured the win with a fourth-down conversion in the final minute as Buford edged Cook 21-14 Friday night in the Class AA quarterfinals at Tom Riden Stadium. The three-time defending state ...
BUFORD - Buford High senior quarterback Alex Ross is the man with a million different nicknames, but his play on the field is as consistent as it gets.
What to do, what to do? For the past two years, the answer to that question was easy for both Bruce Miller and Lee Shaw. But this year, since both Gainesville and Flowery Branch have been eliminated from the football state playoffs, both coaches are spending Thanksgiving scratching their heads and not planning for their upcoming opponent. "It's been different this week," said Shaw, whose Falcons lost to Kell last Friday during the second round ...
Robert Prunier returned a kickoff for a touchdown to lead Union County in a 41-14 win over Towns County on Friday in Blairsville.
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