Banks County High running back Justin Beasley may not attract scouts from big Division I schools or have five stars next to his profile on recruiting web sites, but what he has done for the Leopards this year has made him a big name among Region 8-AA football teams.
Flowery Branch High cross country runner Daniel Martinez didn't win the Region 7-AAA race last Thursday at Unicoi State Park, but without his 16-minute, 39-second fourth-place finish, Class AAA's top-ranked Falcons may have not won the region title.
A brotherhood, a family, a stone wall. Those are a few of the words that the seven members of the Gainesville offensive line used to describe themselves, but their coach Bruce Miller had the best one-word summation: Unity.
With one week left to play in the regular season, the playoff picture is getting clearer. Except of course in Region 8-AAAA and Region 7-AAA, where the teams that make the postseason could come down to a mathematical equation.