Riverside Military baseball coach Matt Gifford is in charge of a team that is winning games during the part of the season when they matter most. The Eagles (8-8, 5-4 Region 8N-AA) are getting the timely hits, and winning their fair share of region contests.
Lakeview Academy's Tyler Ward hasn't let a confusing mess of rainouts and schedule changes throw him off his game.
The senior pitcher and right fielder made that a clear statement last Thursday, when he went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs while pitching a complete game, leading the Lions to a 13-0 win against Social Circle.
Flowery Branch High junior quarterback Connor Shaw made his decision for college early, deciding to commit verbally to South Carolina on Saturday. Shaw picked South Carolina over other offers, including West Virginia, Wake Forest, Stanford and Georgia Tech.