Flowery Branch High's football team should feel the support of all high school football fans in Hall County. The Falcons (12-2) have a chance Saturday night to become the first school in the county's history to bring home a GHSA state title in football.
Coaches and players from area football teams will participate for the North team in the North/South Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Football Classic held at 2 p.m. Dec. 29 at Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
December 13, 2008|
From staff reports
After claiming its first region title in Region 8-AA, Jefferson's football team were honored with a total of seven players named to the All-Region team on Thursday, while Dragons coach Bill Navas was named Coach of the Year.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch's offense puts up numbers on the ground that would earn the respect of an old school wing-T coach. The Falcons (11-2) have two bruising running backs and a shifty junior quarterback, Connor Shaw, that is adept at tucking it in and running with the football.
The North Georgia Christian girls basketball team picked up a home win with a 42-25 victory against Mt. Zion of Jonesboro on Thursday in Gainesville.
Sarah Rhodes led the Lady Chargers (9-4) with 11 points, five rebounds and five steals. Hannah Parker and Ashley Valentine each scored nine points for North Georgia Christian. Parker also had a team-high eight rebounds.
Since 2000, Buford is a perfect 6-0 in semifinal games played at the Georgia Dome, and while the location for this year's semifinal matchup is different, the top-ranked Wolves hope to have the same success.
Dawson County's Madison Caldwell shot a 73 to win the Class AAA girls golf individual state title Monday at Horseshoe Bend in Roswell. Caldwell beat out second place finisher Clara Halsey of Sonoraville. The Dawson County girls finished seventh as a team with a score of 298. In addition to Caldwell's 73, Sydney Morgan shot a 103 and Hannah McConnell shot a 122 for the Lady Tigers. The Dawson County boys shot a 343 to finish seventh at the state tournament. David Ford led the way with an 81.
COLUMBUS – The scores were good for Gainesville's boys, especially when you consider the fast greens and humid air pressing golfers during the Class AAAAA championship meet at the Country Club of Columbus.
Flowery Branch's Jake Shewbert added to his strong performance at the Georgia Olympics, earning a fourth-place spot in the 3200 race with a time of 9 minutes, 44.1 seconds at Jefferson Memorial. Joining him in the race for the Falcons, Grant O'Callaghan was ninth (9:53.29).