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Clausen: Week 5 power ratings

During the first four weeks of the season, the seven public high schools in Hall County have played a total of 23 games.

September 22, 2010 | Chuck Clausen | Prep football columns


HS football: Poll talk, Week 5

September 22, 2010 | Brent Holloway | Prep football columns


Murphy: Gainesville's Johnson in a league of his own

One of the perks of my job as a sports writer is to catch so many moments on the athletic fields in the moment. It helps put things into proper context and perspective. I've seen the thrill of victory through the eyes of those on the team, and agony of defeat unfiltered. Then, there's the moments that simply go under the category of 'did that really just happen'?

September 20, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Prep football columns


'The Beast' saves the Red Elephants

First let's get this cleared up: games are not won and lost by one player. Football's just not that kind of sport. For any measure of success, 11 separate pieces must form one cohesive force.

September 18, 2010 | Brent Holloway | Prep football columns


High school pick'em: Week 4

September 16, 2010 | | Prep football columns


Holloway: This rivalry has exactly what it needs

Gainesville-North Hall doesn't have many things typically associated with great rivalries.

September 16, 2010 | Brent Holloway | Prep football columns


Clausen: Flowery Branch still tops county in power ratings

I am going to make a couple of coaching observations I have been thinking about for a while.

September 15, 2010 | Chuck Clausen | Prep football columns


HS football: Poll talk, Week 4

September 15, 2010 | Brent Holloway | Prep football columns


Murphy: Gainesville, North Hall take centerstage

Truly, the one and only game that captures my attention on the high school football calendar is upon us this week: Gainesville vs. North Hall. With the high school season and college season overlapping, most of my attention during the fall is centered exclusively around the University of Georgia's game for the weekend, and if possible, seeing kids locally on the high school field that the Bulldogs are targeting.

September 13, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Prep football columns


Holloway: Thankfully, talent gap is shrinking

After a three-year stretch in which it nearly choked the competitive life out of high school football in Northeast Georgia, the era of the blowout has ended.

September 10, 2010 | Brent Holloway | Prep football columns


High school pick'em: Week 3

September 09, 2010 | | Prep football columns


Clausen: Flowery Branch tops Week 2 power rankings

At the end of week 2, we still have three undefeated teams in Hall County: Flowery Branch, which has been impressive in pitching two shutouts; West Hall which is coming off a winless season; and North Hall, which beat a very good Jefferson team last Friday and faces perennial power St. Pius X on Friday at the Brickyard.

September 09, 2010 | Three Hall teams remain unbeaten | Prep football columns


HS football: Poll talk, Week 3

September 08, 2010 | Brent Holloway | Prep football columns


Murphy: Football tricks can be treats

One of the good things about high school football, is that coaches can plug in athletes - regardless of size - into unconventional positions.

September 05, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Prep football columns


Holloway: Better days ahead for Big Red

It's going to get easier. Repeat after me.

September 03, 2010 | Brent Holloway | Prep football columns


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