Buford's Storm Johnson has big-play ability. The 6-foot-1, 202-pound junior running back has proven that time and again: 11.5 yards per carry this season, a 96-yard jaunt against Lovett, etc., etc, etc.
I'll bet that Friday night is going to provide the most compelling action in the high school football regular season. Both sides of Region 7-AAA will start taking shape with the outcome of this week's games. Region 8-AA will also see an early front-runner for the title hunt emerge.
Like an old engine with new parts, the Flowery Branch offense struggled to get going for much of its first four games, but the Falcons roared to life Friday in a 41-7 win that featured touchdowns from five different players.
For 12 minutes on Friday night, North Hall's offense resembled the high-powered running game that took the Trojans to the Class AAA state semifinals in 2007. It only took the Trojans (2-2, 1-0 Region 7A-AAA) four plays to score three touchdowns in the second quarter en route to a 34-24 win against Creekview (0-4, 0-1) at The Brickyard.
The win helped sooth the sore feelings from losing back-to-back games leading into the subregion opener against the Grizzlies. More importantly, it puts North Hall right at the top of the pack in Region 7A-AAA heading into next Friday's matchup ...
David Hartis was in the audience when friend and former protégé Doug Thurmond was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2007. Nine years later, Hartis will be the one receiving the plaudits.
Gainesville High graduate Jackson Bishop carded a 73 to maintain the lead (141) after Saturday's second round of the Gainesville City Championship at the Chattahoochee Golf Club. He leads by one stroke over 2015 Gainesville graduate Nathan Williams.
Gainesville High graduate Jackson Bishop holds a four-shot lead heading into the second round of the Gainesville City Championship, after carding a 4-under par 68 Friday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville.