No one just forgets about a one-point loss when it costs them a region title. Even Gainesville, which won the Class AAAAA state championship last year after experiencing that setback, still hasn't forgotten how it went down after falling 35-34 in the 8-AAAAA title game on the final night of the regular season at Falcon Field in 2012. "It's always in the back of my head how that game ended last year," Gainesville senior quarterback ...
Buford controls its own destiny and can clinch the Region 7-AAA championship tonight with a win over North Hall at The Brickyard.
With a spot in the playoffs out of reach, the East Hall Vikings wanted to send their seniors out as winners in front of their home crowd on Friday night.
West Hall at Dawson County When: 7:30 tonight Where: Tiger Stadium, Dawsonville Coaches: West Hall, Tony Lotti; Dawson County, Jeff Lee Records: West Hall (5-4, 3-3 Region 7-AAA); Dawson County (5-4, 3-3). Key Players: West Hall, QB Zach English (5-10, 180 Sr.); TE/DE Hunter Atkinson (6-6, 250 Sr.); RB/DB Kwon Williams (6-0, 185 So.). Dawson County, WR/DB Jackson Putnam (6-1, 180 Sr.); WR Chris Sayler (5-9, 171 Sr.); LB Keaton Toal ...
The postseason implications of West Hall's game Friday against Dawson County are so clear cut, Spartans coach Tony Lotti equates it to a playoff contest. However, it's only the winner that gets the final spot in the postseason from Region 7-AAA.
The last time Flowery Branch and Gainesville played, the game was decided in the closing minutes when the Falcons stopped a two-point conversion attempt to beat Gainesville 35-34 and take the Region 8-AAAAA championship.
Class AAAAAA School Points Last week 1. Colquitt County (15) (8-1) 158 1 2. Lovejoy (1) (8-1) 134 2 3. Camden County (8-1) 111 3 4. Norcross (7-2) 98 4 5. Collins Hill (8-1) 95 5 6. North Gwinnett (8-1) 93 7 7. Archer (10-0) 79 8 8. McEachern (8-1) 50 9 <span style="font-size: ...
Bruce Miller likes the versatility that junior back Michael Byrd brings to the table every Friday night. Gainesville's coach thinks the Red Elephants' offense is better with a back like Byrd complimenting all-state quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Due to the large crowd expected at the Gainesville versus Flowery Branch football game on Friday, fans will be allowed to purchase tickets in advance.
Zac Little recorded two touchdowns and 89 yards on seven carries to lead North Hall to a 63-7 victory on Friday in Homer.
LOGANVILLE - Senior Night for the Loganville High football team did not go according to plan Friday as the Gainesville Red Elephants School stormed past the Red Devils 63-0.
MONROE – For the second straight year, the Region 8-AAAA title will remain narrowly out of reach of Chestatee.
White County is known for its option attack, but on Friday night in Oakwood, a few big passing plays were the ultimate difference.
Union County overwhelmed Social Circle 47-6 on Friday in Social Circle to secure a berth in the Class AA state playoffs.
BUFORD - The Buford Wolves showed Friday night they're clicking on all cylinders heading into next week's Region 7-AAA-clinching game against the North Hall Trojans. The Wolves (9-0, 6-0 Region 7-AAA) defeated the East Hall Vikings (4-5, 1-5) 70-6 at Tom Riden Stadium.
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