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High school football: Gainesville edges Apalachee for region win
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Gainesville's Quintavious Haynes attempts to find a hole in the Flowery Branch line at Bobby Gruhn Field on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. - photo by Austin Steele

Gainesville’s Walt Dixon scored on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Gionni Williams in the third quarter and withstood allowing a late touchdown to beat Apalachee 7-6 on Friday in Winder. With the win, the Red Elephants (2-7, 2-2 Region 8-6A) remain in the playoff hunt with one regular season game remaining. 

Makius Scott and Rassie Littlejohn both blocked field goals for the Red Elephants.

Apalachee scored on a long punt return in the fourth quarter but missed the extra point.

On Friday, Gainesville faces Lanier in Sugar Hill.

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