The sullen look on Gainesville High's coach Bruce Miller said it all. A year removed from finishing second in Class AAA, and despite holding an edge in every offensive category, the Red Elephants lost 34-25 to Cedar Grove during the second round of the Class AAA playoffs Friday night at City Park. "Just missed opportunities," Miller said after the loss. "The kids have fought all year long and didn't listen to the naysayers. They chartered ...
BUFORD - Even Buford High coach Jess Simpson has to wonder if his team can peak any higher than it has already. The Wolves breezed into the quarterfinals of the Class AA playoffs with a 52-14 victory Friday over Callaway at Tom Riden Stadium.
ATLANTA - Turnovers are a killer. Giving up big plays can be just as frustrating. White County's football team turned the football over twice in the second quarter, leading directly to a pair of Grady touchdowns, and surrendered a 71-yard touchdown pass in Friday's second round 39-20 loss at Grady Stadium in Atlanta. With the loss, the season ends for White County (9-3), but not before the Warriors secured the first home playoff victory in school ...
MARIETTA - Brian Randolph was all over the field Friday night. The Kell High star rushed for 210 yards and two touchdowns, helped disrupt Flowery Branch on defense and made a few plays that won't show up on the stat sheet. His efforts led Kell to a 21-13 win over the Falcons in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs. The win sends the No. 4 Longhorns (12-0) to the state quarterfinals for the ...
White County at Grady When: 7:30 tonight Where: Grady Stadium, Atlanta Coaches: White County, Tommy Flowers; Grady, Ronnie Millen Records: White County (9-2, No. 2 Region 8-AAA); Grady (10-1, No. 1 Region 5-AAA) Key players: White County, QB Cole Segraves (6-4, 200 So.), WR/RB/DB/KR Ashely Lowery (6-2, 205 Sr.), LB Adam Hooper (6-0, 265 Sr.). Grady, RB Marcus Caffey (6-1, 188 Sr.), WR/DB Damian Swann (6-0, 175 Sr.), DT Dijon Elder (6-2, 305 Sr.). Outlook: ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - It's been well documented Flowery Branch is no stranger to playoff success on the road. In 2008 and 2009, the Falcons advanced to the Class AAA finals and semifinals, respectively, playing nothing but away games.
BUFORD - Along with the state championship contenders and college prospects littering the field, a punishing running game has been one of the constants of the Buford High football program in recent years.
CLEVELAND- It has been a fall of firsts for White County High. For the first time in school history, the Lady Warriors softball team won a state championship. The Class AAA title is the first for White County since the girls basketball team of 1981 brought home a state championship and was also the first for coach John Brown in the state of Georgia. Also for the first time in school history, the Warriors football ...
In almost every game last year, Gainesville High's Markece Robertson and Devon Pierce watched from the sidelines as their team made its run to the Class AAA state championship.
The Gainesville High varisty basketball teams will hold a tailgate from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday in the Green Street Pool Parking lot as a precede to the Red Elephants second-round football game with Cedar Grove.
Reserved tickets for Gainesville High's second round state playoff match up with Cedar Grove at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bobby Gruhn Field will be on sale from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. starting today at the high school main office.
Northeast Georgia football made a statement in the opening round of the state playoffs Friday, as three of the four teams from Region 8-AAA, including Gainesville and White County, advanced to the second round.
FLOWERY BRANCH - After suffering its first loss of the season last week, Flowery Branch is now back on track.
CLEVELAND - Ashely Lowery refused for White County High's story to end in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs.
BUFORD - Buford High's run to a fourth straight Class AA championship got off on the right foot Friday with a convincing 52-22 victory over Hart County in the opening round of the playoffs at Tom Riden Stadium.
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