Blake Buffington's versatility served him well last Friday against Lumpkin County.
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.
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.
St. Francis defeated Towns County 30-3 on Friday in Alpharetta.
Riverside Military Academy ran up a 66-0 win over Glascock County on Friday in Gibson.
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.
Habersham Central came up short in a bid for its first victory of the season Friday, losing at Duluth 27-14.
White County came away with an important region victory, beating Dawson County 17-10 on Friday in Cleveland.
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