The office of Gainesville High coach Bruce Miller is littered with past accomplishments and accolades. Plaques and game balls display the achievements of his 35-year coaching career. But there is one glaring omission from all the mementos: A state championship trophy.
The road to redemption runs through Dahlonega. After a winless 2006 season, Lumpkin County came back in coach Tommy Jones' second year at the helm to go 5-5.
As winners of three of the past four region titles, North Hall has been the standard bearer for recent success in Region 7-AAA. But the challenge to the Trojans this season will be to make it back to the state playoffs after losing 15 starters that carried the school to the Class AAA state semifinals in 2007.
The Jaybo Shaw era has ended at Flowery Branch, but from the sound of things, his void will be ably filled.
A lot has changed since Commerce played in the Georgia Dome in the Class A state semifinals in 2006.
Jefferson coach Bill Navas is cautiously optimistic about his program's jump to the ranks of Class AA. This is the first season that the Dragons have played outside of Class A since 1987.
Two straight losing seasons has Dawson County out to prove something.
Things are going to be different this year for Habersham Central.
Region 8-AA Of all the changes in the area this year, no other region experienced the dramatic turnover seen in Region 8-AA. Three of the region's four playoff teams from last season are gone, replaced by one Class A team, a GISA team and two schools that played nonregion or junior varsity schedules in 2007. They're also scrapping the subdivided system, opting for a straight region ...
Region 6-AA may have gotten tougher with the addition of former Class AAA schools Westminster and Blessed Trinity, but it's still top heavy.
There's no way that Riverside Military coach Chris Lancaster could start to predict what is going to happen with his program this season.
Flowery Branch will open the season as the only Hall County football team ranked in the GaSports.com Coaches Poll, which was released Tuesday.
A season of uncertainty followed by a season of uncertainty.
Most programs that win a state title would be in for a rebuilding season; especially ones with only four returning starters. But at Buford it's just a chance for 18 new starters to etch their names in the history of this program that has won four state titles since 2001.
Gainesville's second-round playoff series, beginning with a doubleheader against the winner of the Creekview/Lakeside-Dekalb series has been moved to Thursday starting at 4 p.m. at Ivey-Watson field in Gainesville.
At first glimpse, a boys state playoff matchup between Class AAAA soccer powers Johnson and Dalton would be expected in the championship game, or at least the semifinals.
Johnson's girls golf team placed sixth and Lumpkin County's girls took 11th at the Class AAAA sectionals on Monday at Applewood Golf Course in Waynesboro.