West Hall is beginning to look familiar to North Hall coach Bob Christmas.
The two losses to start the season seem like an eternity ago for Flowery Branch.
Dawson County at White County
Flowery Branch won't have to go very far to play its final regular season game in a few weeks. The Falcons also won't have to go very far for their first-round playoff game, either.
Collin Pettell has made a quick ascent to becoming a prolific passer, and more importantly a trusted leader, as quarterback for Riverside Military.
All it took was one upset to alter the Region 7-AAA playoff picture.
Towns County rolled past North Cobb Christian 48-10 on Friday in Kennesaw.
A home playoff game could be on the line Friday in Sugar Hill when the Chestatee War Eagles visit the Lanier Longhorns in a pivotal Region 8-AAAA matchup.
Gainesville at Clarke Central
Jackson Strickland is in his comfort zone with the football in his hand and open field to the end zone in front of him.
During a season that has delivered plenty of lopsided outcomes in local action, No. 5 Gainesville High (6-1, 5-0 Region 8-AAAAA) has accounted for more than its fair share of those blowouts.
WINDER - The Flowery Branch Falcons finished the Barrow County sweep Friday night to remain unbeaten in the region and stay in a tie with Gainesville for the first position in Region 8-AAAAA.
Chestatee shut out Walnut Grove 27-0 on Friday in Loganville.
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