The 2009 football season promises to be one to remember, so get a jump on the action with The Annual Gridiron, The Times' 2009 High School Football Yearbook.
This year's preview features Hall County's Seniors of Distinction: players who shine on and off the field. Also included is the annual Elite 11 team, in-depth looks at 21 teams in Northeast Georgia, schedules, rosters, stats and much more.
Gainesville High School will have a tailgate party from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Green Street Pool lawn, prior to the football team's season opener against Chestatee. The event will be catered by the Varsity. For more information contact Beth Moore at 770-287-2838 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.