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.
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.
COMMERCE - After last Friday's loss, East Jackson Eagles' head coach Gary Hughes said his team had to limit turnovers to stay in games.
Madison County scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to overcome Jackson County 27-21 on Friday in Jefferson.
After 11 straight seasons of futility in season openers, Forsyth Central finally started the schedule off on the right foot.
In typical Buford fashion, seven different names appeared on the scoring sheet during Friday night's 56-0 win over Berkmar at Tom Riden Stadium.
Riverside Military Academy's defense stole the show on Friday night in Roswell as J.J. McCalston, Tarik Holmes and Chris Howard combined to lead the Eagles to a 20-10 victory over Fellowship Christian.
West Hall coach Tony Lotti had his team vote last week to decide who would be the team's top 10 leaders in the locker room for the upcoming season.
A stifling defense and a freshman quarterback led Flowery Branch to a decisive victory against Chestatee on Friday night in the Hall County rivals' first matchup since 2009.
LOGANVILLE – Gainesville has two weeks to find some continuity on both sides of the ball before the region schedule begins. The season opener was far less than what coach Bruce Miller hoped for.
Rabun County held off Habersham Central 23-14 in the season-opener on Friday in Tiger.
Union County stormed past Towns County 57-14 win in the season opener on Friday in Hiawassee.
Commerce defeated Banks County 28-21 on Friday in the season opener for both teams in Commerce.
Pickens outlasted White County 42-34 in a wild offensive shootout Friday in Cleveland.
East Hall battled its way to a 20-13 win over Wesleyan in the season opener on Friday in Peachtree Corners.