ATHENS -- Third-ranked Athens Academy defeated Commerce 19-13 on Friday night at Slaughter Field in their third consecutive victory over the Tigers.
The victory was the Spartans' sixth in the last eight years over Commerce.
"Pound the rock."
JEFFERSON - The Region 8-AA title race was summed up best by Jefferson High football coach Bill Navas after its 47-20 win over Riverside Military on Friday night at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
"All roads go through Jefferson now," Navas said.
CUMMING -- Experience vs. change has been a popular theme this election year.
Based on Friday night's result at West Forsyth, you can score one for experience, at least in Region 7-AAA.
CLEVELAND -- In a game that featured a combined 10 turnovers, it was only fitting that the outcome was decided by an interception.
BUFORD -- The Buford High football team didn't produce a massive amount of offensive yards in its 49-7 win over Avondale on Friday.
But how the Wolves scored, and how they kept their opponent from scoring, made the win just as impressive.
It's new school against old school.
OAKWOOD - It took Flowery Branch less that five minutes to put the game out of reach Friday night at Spartan Field in Oakwood.
Class AA's top-ranked Buford High softball team opened the Region 6-AA tournament with a 5-2 win against Greater Atlanta Christian on Thursday in Norcross.
One test passed, another awaits.
North Hall at White County
The North Hall High volleyball team swept a home meet against area opponents Gilmer (25-11, 25-19), East Hall (25-10, 25-7) and Gainesville (25-11, 25-12) on Wednesday in Gainesville.
They're 1,030 pounds of protection. That's how much weight an offense faces when they line up against the White County's defensive line.
At the end of week 5 the Hall County football players have created the following power ratings. As the season goes on I take into consideration the following criteria: Head-to-head competitions, record, ratio of points scored vs. points allowed and opponents win/loss percentage. This week we rated the teams on the ratio of points scored against points allowed.
When the White County High softball team takes the field, opponents can expect to encounter Stephanie Satterfield, one of Region 7-AAA's top pitchers.
Even when Madison County saw glimpses of success against Corbin Lewallen at the plate, the North Hall left-hander continued to torment the Red Raiders once they reached the basepaths.
The Gainesville High girls topped Lanier 3-2 on Thursday at Longwood Park.