The Commerce High football team used a strong running game to defeat Social Circle 49-21 on Friday night at Redskins Stadium in Stephens Park.
FLOWERY BRANCH - For the first time this season, Flowery Branch's high octane offense was met with a defense that was too much to overcome.
T. Bently threw three touchdowns Friday night to lead Union County to a 34-6 victory over East Jackson.
Despite being outgained by just 55 yards, the Banks County football team lost 34-13 to Hart County on Friday night at Pete Herndon Stadium in Hartwell.
BUFORD -- That's one title down, one to go for the Buford High football team. Class AA's second-ranked Wolves shut down No. 7 Westminster on Friday 42-0 for the Region 6-AA championship at Tom Riden Stadium. It was the first in a rather short checklist for Georgia's perennial powerhouse. The main goal of course is to end the season just as Buford (9-1) has the last three years, with the AA state title. The next ...
CLEVELAND - Winning region titles never gets old for Gainesville's football program. On Friday, the Red Elephants (9-1) took advantage of three White County turnovers and a key interception by sophomore defensive back Fred Payne early in the fourth quarter to secure a 21-7 win in the Region 8-AAA title game in Cleveland. With the win, the Red Elephants have won three consecutive region championships and secure the No. 1 seed in the state playoffs. ...
TOCCOA - Mark Palmer never took a single snap last year during his junior season at Stephens County.
The way Flowery Branch's schedule lended itself, its toughest test is the last game of the regular season - a showdown with No. 1-ranked Clarke Central for the Region 8-AAAA championship.
Tim Rucker isn't trying to dramatize the meaning of tonight's Region 8-AAA championship game in Cleveland against White County.
Westminster at Buford When: 7:30 tonight Where: Tom Riden Stadium, Buford Coaches: Westminster, Gerry Romberg; Buford, Jess Simpson Records: Westminster (7-2, 1st Region 6B-AA); Buford (8-1, 1st 6A-AA) Key players: Westminster, RB Ralph Abernathy IV (5-6, 155 Sr.), LB Dallis Joiner (6-0, 192, Sr.), QB William Lingenfelter (6-0, 155 Sr.). Buford, QB Alex Ross (6-2, 198 Sr.), RB Seon Jones (5-9, 178 Sr.), WR/DB Eric Barr (5-8, 166 Sr.). Outlook: Buford is looking ...
When the Lumpkin County football team puts on the pads to face off with Monroe Area at 7:30 p.m. Friday at J.P. King Memorial Stadium in Dahlonega, there will be more on the line than a spot in the state playoffs.
OAKWOOD - When the coaches from Region 8-AAA were deciding how to figure out this year's playoff teams, Johnson High coach Paul Friel was one of the biggest proponents of a play-in game.
On Friday, Buford will seek its ninth region title in 10 years when it plays host to Westminster at 7:30 p.m. at Tom Riden Stadium.
Flowery Branch High remains No. 6 in Class AAAA in the latest Associated Press Football Poll, released Tuesday.
Banks County came within one point of winning subregion 8A-AA, but was able to salvage second place. Dawson County started the season 1-6, but closed with two straight 8A-AA wins to grab third place in the subregion.
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