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Local notebook: Trojans slashing record books
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North Hall High’s regular season is indicative of all the regular season records the Trojans (10-0) broke on their way to the Region 7-AAA championship. It marks their third region title in the past four years (2004, 2006 and 2007).

The Trojans shattered their record for points in a regular season (508), points allowed in a regular season (84), margin of victory (43), tied the mark for wins in a regular season (10) and shutouts in the regular season (3).

North Hall plays host to McNair in the first round of the state playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at the Brickyard.

Red Elephants shatter passing record

Gainesville re-wrote the school’s record books with a new set of passing records. Red Elephant senior quarterback Justin Fordham became the first passer in school history to throw for more than 3,000 yards.

Red Elephants senior wide receivers Tyler Adetona and Gerald Ford became the first pair of receivers to have more than 1,000 yards each.

Gainesville, the No. 3 seed in Region 7-AAA, visits Region 5-AAA’s No. 2 seed Westminster to open the playoffs on Friday night in Atlanta.

This is the Red Elephants’ seventh consecutive trip to the state playoffs.

Flowery Branch locked and loaded

The Falcons (9-1) wrapped up the 7B-AAA subregion schedule with an undefeated record for the second consecutive season. Flowery Branch now gets to take advantage of its recent home domination opening the playoffs against No. 3 seed Chamblee from Region 5 on Friday night at ‘The Branch.’

Flowery Branch sophomore receiver Connor Shaw set a new single-game receiving record with 222 yards in their win last Friday night against West Hall.

The Falcons have won 14 of its last 15 games at home dating back to the end of the 2004 season.

Magana released from hospital

Lumpkin County High middle linebacker Jose Magana was released from Lanier Park Hospital early Saturday morning after suffering a "concussion and whip lash", according to Indians’ coach Tommy Jones.

The injury occurred when he was hit as a ball was going out of bounds. After the hit, he remained motionless on the field for approximately a minute before being transported to the hospital in Gainesville for precautionary measures.

Playoff bound

The White County High football team qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2001 with a 32-7 win against Lumpkin County last Friday night in Dahlonega.

White County, the No.4 seed in Region 7-AAA, visits Region 5-AAA champion Carver-Atlanta (9-0) Friday night in Atlanta.

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