On Senior Night, at Maginnis Field on Friday night, it was visiting Athens Academy that had reason for celebration.
Lumpkin County is one win away from returning to the state playoffs for the first time since 2003.
They didn't play much, but Gainesville coach Bruce Miller saw what he wanted to see out of his starters.
Jackson County was shut out for the second time this season Friday, losing 49-0 to Hart County at Panther Stadium in Jefferson.
Garrett Smith had two touchdowns and Jesse Wright had one touchdown for Union County in a 40-24 loss to Fannin County on Friday at Rebel Stadium in Blue Ridge.
Dawson County secured the No. 3 seed from Region 8A-AA with a 35-24 win over Rabun County on Friday at Tiger Stadium in Dawsonville.
George Walton scored seven points in the second quarter and 14 in the third on the way to a 21-0 shutout of Commerce on Friday night at Tiger Stadium.
Regardless of what happens tonight when Flowery Branch travels to Conyers to play Salem (4-5, 4-5 Region 8-AAAA), the Falcons (8-0, 8-0) have already clinched a playoff spot and will be playing Clarke Central (8-0, 8-0) for the region championship on Nov. 5 at Falcon Field.
East Hall at Banks County When: 7:30 tonight Where: Leopard Stadium, Homer Coaches: East Hall, Bryan Gray; Banks County, Blair Armstrong Records: East Hall (3-5, 2-2 Region 8A-AA); Banks County (6-2, 3-1) Key players: East Hall, RB Jamond Witt (5-7, 160 Jr.), OL/DL Sterling Bailey (6-5, 265 Sr.), DE/RB Chaz Cheeks. Banks County, LB Jeremy Greenway (5-9, 185 Sr.), OL Isaac Mayfield (5-10, 195 Sr.), RB Dylan Lackey (5-10, 175 Sr.). Outlook: The ...
CLEVELAND - Ashely Lowery is a quick-thinking athlete on the football field.
OAKWOOD - As much as it might hurt to do, the Johnson High Knights should probably send a thank you to West Hall, their crosstown rivals.
The Gainesville High football team moved up one spot to No. 6 in Class AAA in the latest Associated Press Georgia Prep Football Poll, released Tuesday.
OAKWOOD - Last Friday night was senior night at Johnson High as the football team played host to Oconee County, but it was a sophomore that stepped into the spotlight and led the Knights to a 40-27 win.
The decision to play a nonregion schedule wasn't easy for Lakeview Academy football coach Matthew Gruhn, but after seven games, it seems to be the right move.
Austin Brown threw for 257 yards and four touchdowns to lead Class AAAA's sixth-ranked Falcons (8-0, 8-0 Region 8-AAAA) to a 42-21 road win Friday over Loganville.
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