After claiming its first region title in Region 8-AA, Jefferson's football team were honored with a total of seven players named to the All-Region team on Thursday, while Dragons coach Bill Navas was named Coach of the Year.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch's offense puts up numbers on the ground that would earn the respect of an old school wing-T coach. The Falcons (11-2) have two bruising running backs and a shifty junior quarterback, Connor Shaw, that is adept at tucking it in and running with the football.
The North Georgia Christian girls basketball team picked up a home win with a 42-25 victory against Mt. Zion of Jonesboro on Thursday in Gainesville.
Sarah Rhodes led the Lady Chargers (9-4) with 11 points, five rebounds and five steals. Hannah Parker and Ashley Valentine each scored nine points for North Georgia Christian. Parker also had a team-high eight rebounds.
Since 2000, Buford is a perfect 6-0 in semifinal games played at the Georgia Dome, and while the location for this year's semifinal matchup is different, the top-ranked Wolves hope to have the same success.
GAINESVILLE - As a kickoff to the 49th Annual Lanierland Tournament, players and coaches from the 16 participating teams gathered Wednesday at Free Chapel for the Second Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lanierland Tournament Breakfast.
Tickets for Friday night's Class AAA state semifinal game between Flowery Branch and LaGrange are currently on sale. Tickets cost $12 each and may be purchased (cash only) at the school between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. until noon on Friday. The Falcons are also offering a charter bus to the game for $20 per person. For more information, contact Flowery Branch athletic director Shannon Benton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 11, 2008|
From staff reports
The 2008 season has already been a roller coaster of sorts for Flowery Branch - from the low of the opening night loss at Stephens County, to the high of the eight-game winning streak that followed, to the momentary dip that was the loss to Gainesville in the final week of the regular season. Now, after returning to Stephens County to start a new winning streak, the Falcons are peaking just in time for trip to LaGrange. Coach Lee Shaw, who has guided the program since its 0-10 beginning in 2002, spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway on Tuesday about ...