Banks County High running back Justin Beasley may not attract scouts from big Division I schools or have five stars next to his profile on recruiting web sites, but what he has done for the Leopards this year has made him a big name among Region 8-AA football teams.
Flowery Branch High cross country runner Daniel Martinez didn't win the Region 7-AAA race last Thursday at Unicoi State Park, but without his 16-minute, 39-second fourth-place finish, Class AAA's top-ranked Falcons may have not won the region title.
A brotherhood, a family, a stone wall. Those are a few of the words that the seven members of the Gainesville offensive line used to describe themselves, but their coach Bruce Miller had the best one-word summation: Unity.
With one week left to play in the regular season, the playoff picture is getting clearer. Except of course in Region 8-AAAA and Region 7-AAA, where the teams that make the postseason could come down to a mathematical equation.
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).