Coaches plan for the postseason and Flowery Branch's cross country coach Jimmy Sorrells knows that his planning could lead to the program's first state title.
During the regular season, the top-ranked Falcons boys competed in two meets at the state course in Carrolton, the site of today's cross country state meet. The last time they ran there, during the Last Chance Invitational on Oct. 25, the Falcons came away with a first-place finish. If they do that today, they'll be state champions.
Eight area high school football teams have earned the right to suit up at least one more Friday night, earning a berth in the GHSA state playoffs, which begin Friday night at sites throughout the state.
November 12, 2008|
From staff reports
DAWSONVILLE - Riverside Military Academy coach Chris Lancaster could appreciate the significance of its 33-0 win over Dawson County just as much, maybe even more, than his players. Lancaster, also a graduate of RMA, understands the rocky road the program has faced in its football history.
Chestatee junior Ben Souther ran for 177 yards to eclipse the 1,500-yard mark for the season, broke the school single-season rushing record, and scored three touchdowns, but it still wasn't enough as the War Eagles (4-6, 3-3 Region 7A-AAA) were routed 69-35 by Creekview (6-4, 5-1).
November 12, 2008|
By Shotgun Spratling
BUFORD - In a way, the preseason is over for the Buford High football team. The Wolves are unbeaten at the end of the regular season for the fourth straight year and own their seventh straight region championship.
November 11, 2008|
By Ryan Smith
CLEVELAND -- An emotional night that began with playoff implications and ended with 14 seniors playing their final high school football game wasn't enough to keep White County High from finishing strong, capping its season with a 40-0 win over Gilmer on Friday night.
Riverside Military Academy senior Adrian Quinones has a peace of mind about his team's playoff chances, even though the Eagles (6-3, 5-3 Region 8-AA) are still on the postseason bubble. Quinones is under the impression that the Eagles are in the playoffs if they win against Dawson County (3-6, 2-6) tonight.
Michael Jordan would not have had dual three-peats without John Paxson and Steve Kerr. Ryan Howard's Phillies' World Series title might not have come to fruition without Joe Blanton's home run. And Michael Phelps would have seven golds and one silver if not for Jason Lezak.
For the first time in school history, Dawson County's boys and girls golf teams swept the Region 7-AAA championships on Tuesday at Crystal Falls Golf Course in Dawsonville. The Tigers and Lady Tigers advance to the state tournament on May 18.
With a large lead quickly dwindling, Lumpkin County coach Dustin Allen went with his ace Cody Waters earlier than he had hoped Tuesday against East Hall. The right-handed senior responded with 5 2/3 innings of steady work in long-relief duty, allowed only one run and led the Indians (14-8, 11-5 Region 7-AAA) to an 11-6 win in Gainesville.