CLEVELAND - The White County Warriors will become road warriors next week after they clinched the No. 3 seed in the Region 7-AAA state playoffs.
North Hall at Buford When: 7:30 tonight Where: Tom Riden Stadium, Buford Coaches: North Hall, Bob Christmas; Buford, Jess Simpson Records: North Hall (8-1, 6-0 Region 7-AAA); Buford (6-3, 4-2) Key players: North Hall, RB/LB Kevin Christmas (5-8, 170 Sr.); RB T.J. Tate (5-8, 165 Sr.); RB/LB Zac Little (5-8, 180 Jr.). Buford, RB Dontravious Wilson (6-1, 215 Sr.); OL Josh Cardiello (6-4, 285 Sr.); FB/DB Donte Gordon (5-11, 210 Jr.). Outlook: Even ...
Gainesville linebacker Devan Stringer was in the eighth grade the last time the Red Elephants and Flowery Branch Falcons met on the football field.
Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson entered this season as one of the most highly touted juniors in the state. Already with two seasons as a starter under his belt, the Clemson University recruit had already led the Red Elephants to two region championships, four playoff wins, one trip to the state semifinals, and had been named the Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year after a record-breaking sophomore season last fall.
The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Georgia high school football polls of the 2012 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:
Friday night, a number of area football teams did more than just grab another win, they took a step forward as a program.
On Senior Night at East Hall Stadium, Buford did what it does best: run the football and play suffocating defense.
Jackson County clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 20 years with a 33-28 win over Elbert County on Friday in Jefferson.
White County defeat West Hall 42-7 on Friday in Cleveland. The Warriors came out strong in the second half after leading 14-7 at halftime. White County is now 4-2 in Region 7-AAA and 6-3 overall. The Warriors play host to Banks County next Friday in Cleveland.
Chestatee coach Stan Luttrell hopes the sting of Friday's 35-14 loss to Monroe Area in Gainesville doesn't linger too long.
After securing the first winning season in school history last week, the Lakeview Academy Lions wanted to add one more win to the already historic season.
Jefferson clinched the Region 8-AA title with a 35-7 win over Riverside Military Academy on Friday in Jefferson.
In case the play on the field didn't paint a clear enough picture, the North Hall seniors wrote it on the field.
The bus ride back home had to feel good Friday night, especially as Loganville's football team looked at the scoreboard leaving City Park Stadium in Gainesville.
Lumpkin County lost to Lanier 24-7 on Friday in Sugar Hill. The loss pushes Lumpkin County to 2-7 overall and 2-4 in Region 8-AAAA. The Indians face Stephens County next Friday in Dahlonega.