Looking back, Flowery Branch boys cross country coach Jimmy Sorrells considers his team fortunate to have won the Class AAA state title last season. Sorrells knows it was a battle to the finish line that day against the Falcons' rivals from North Hall.
Gainesville High's football team didn't seem consumed by the final score of its 28-25 scrimmage win against St. Pius. And Red Elephants coach Bruce Miller didn't seem worried about the fact that St. Pius scored twice late in their glorified practice at City Park.
Riverside Military Academy senior Alex O'Donnell knew it would be to his advantage to work diligently on getting stronger over the summer, even if he was far removed from the rest of the Eagles' football program.