Can you believe it is Week 10 already in our football season? It seems just like a couple of weeks ago we were sitting in the stands in our short-sleeve shirts in the hot sun and are now putting on the coats and blankets to cheer on our home teams. Right now, four of our Hall County public school teams have seven wins each, and six of the seven teams are at .500 or better. ...
The Top Ten teams in the Georgia Sportswriters Association high school football polls of the 2013 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:
Blake Buffington's versatility served him well last Friday against Lumpkin County. The Chestatee senior rarely came out of the game, starting at running back, free safety and kick return specialist. He made every position count with a rushing touchdown, 76-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and three interceptions, leading the War Eagles to a 42-14 win over the Indians. For his efforts, Buffington is The Times' Football Player of the Week. "That game, for me, ...
Isaiah Blake scored three times to power Jefferson over Social Circle 68-0 on Friday in Jefferson.
A trio of sophomores led Buford to a 45-8 victory against Fannin County on Friday night in Blue Ridge.
Chestatee is peaking in all aspects of the game at just the right time. The War Eagles scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams to cruise past Lumpkin County 42-14 on Friday and keep their Region 8-AAAA title hopes alive. Chestatee (7-1, 6-0) put together its second-highest scoring game of the season while pulling down four interceptions, including one Zach Boerger took 90 yards for a touchdown. Throw in Blake Buffington's 75-yard kickoff return ...
As tough and physical as Friday's game for North Hall was against West Hall, it was the speed and breakaway ability of Trojans senior quarterback Andrew Smith that put the game away with a long touchdown run late in the fourth quarter at The Brickyard.
The Pickens offense did not take the field in the second half until 11:38 left in the fourth quarter, but the Dragons still held on to beat Johnson 21-14.
Coming into Friday night's game, the East Hall Vikings had been competitive in region play but hadn't yet won a region game.
Lakeview Academy earned its second win in the last three weeks Friday, beating North Cobb Christian 42-7 in Kennesaw.
Commerce defeated Hebron Christian 48-12 on Friday in Dacula. Cole Chancey tallied 132 yards on eight carries and scored on a 44-yard run to lead Commerce. Quarterback Caleb Brooks added passing touchdowns on a 31-yard throw to Grant Mayberry and a 1-yard throw to J'Varius Wood. Brooks also scored on a 6-yard run. Jamir Walton, Chance McClure, and Jerquavis Colbert also scored for the Tigers (6-3, 4-1 Region 8-A). Commerce is off next Friday but ...
St. Francis defeated Towns County 30-3 on Friday in Alpharetta. The Indians (2-6) play host to Lakeview Academy on Friday in Hiawassee.
Riverside Military Academy ran up a 66-0 win over Glascock County on Friday in Gibson. Collin Pettell finished 12 of 14 for 340 yards, five passing touchdowns and a rushing score for the Eagles J.J. McCalston caught two touchdown passes for Riverside (4-4, 3-3 Region 8-AA). Avery Cagle had two receiving touchdowns and a rushing score, and Sage Jordan notched a pair of rushing touchdowns and finished with 100 yards on the ground. Raleigh Beougher ...
Jackson County rode a strong offensive showing to a 56-27 win over Oconee County on Friday in Jefferson.
Rabun County defeated Union County 42-18 on Friday in Blairsville. The Wildcats improved to 6-2 (3-2 Region 8-AA) with the win. Union County fell to 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the region. Rabun County plays host to Greene County on Friday in Tiger, while Union County visits Social Circle on Friday in Social Circle.
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