Region 7-AAA used to be a fairly predictable region when it came to football. The same cluster of teams would lay claim to the four playoff spots more often than not. Even when the subdivided region came into play in 2006 things didn't change all that much.
East Hall quarterback Desmon Gardner scored on a quarterback sneak from the 1-yard line to give the Vikings a 33-26 win in double overtime over Gilmer and their first win of the season on Friday night in Ellijay.
Gardner led the Vikings (1-3) to victory with two touchdown runs (8 and 1 yard). East Hall's quarterback also threw an 80 yard touchdown pass to senior Kiante Young. Gardner finished the game with 250 yards passing. Young had 100 yards receiving.
The Banks County football team defeated Rabun County 35-6 on Friday night in Tiger.
Justin Beasley led the way for Banks County (2-2, 2-1 8-AA) with 177 yards rushing and three touchdowns as well as a 40-yard reception. Leopards quarterback Chris Porter completed six passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. Kane Duncan also added a pair of catches for 17 yards and a touchdown. Bill Redmon intercepted a pass late in the game and returned it for a touchdown.
September 24, 2008|
By Staff Reports
The Gainesville High volleyball team picked up a win against Madison County 2-1 (18-25, 25-23, 15-7) on Saturday at the Winder-Barrow tournament in Winder. The Lady Red Elephants lost matches to Winder-Barrow 2-0 (25-11, 25-20) and Monroe-Area 2-0 (25-11, 28-26).
Class AAA's No. 8 Gainesville now stands alone as the only unbeaten team in Hall County after a 27-0 win against North Hall on Friday night at The Brickyard. The Red Elephants (4-0) have absolutely dominated to this point, allowing only 14 points this season.
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).