High school football coaches and players from 10 teams in Hall County discuss the upcoming season with Times sports staff.
Videos were recorded live in a press conference style event at Liberty Utilities in Gainesville.
Sponsors of the event include Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, Liberty Utilities, BGW Dental Group and both Gainesville Chick-fil-A locations.
Cherokee Bluff High School
"We don't have any doubt that Cherokee Bluff High School will be a very special place. We believe very soon, we will have a mark on the state of Georgia in football as well." - Coach Tommy Jones
Chestatee High School
"We do play in a tough region, but our goal at Chestatee, if we get to where we want to be, we're going to have to play those teams anyway." - Coach Shaun Conley on the toughness of the region.
East Hall High School
"The intensity is up. We're going to be very multiple, and we're going to get after people. We're going to change that culture." Coach Scott Patrick on facing adversity during the offseason.
Flowery Branch High School
"This group has grown since the end of last season, and we had a lot of people in the community happy with where we finished ... This group wants to turn it up a notch and do a little more." - Flowery Branch head coach Ben Hall on last year's success
Gainesville High School
"Not many people get to live out their dream like I do coaching this team." -Gainesville coach Heath Webb on taking over the head coaching job.
Johnson High School
"As a coach, the next one is always the most important ... I'm just excited that it's here and we finally get to go show how we've grown."
Johnson's head coach Jason Roquemore on the game he's looking forward to most
"He's going to give us advice on every aspect of our program, which is really good because he brings so much success and so much experience." - Lakeview head coach Matthew Gruhn on having former Gainesville coach Bruce Miller on staff now
North Hall High School
"You can push kids when they trust you, and they don't mind it much when they know you have their best interest at heart." - North Hall head coach David Bishop on this year's team.
Riverside Military Academy
"We're returning our entire offensive line, and anyone who knows Riverside football knows that doesn't happen. It's like catching a unicorn." - Riverside Military Academy head coach Nick Garrett on his team's strength
West Hall High School
"Our twos are closer to our ones. ... Some of the coaches I've been able to add to the staff have been able to tap into the competition and I feel like we've been able to get more out of the kids." - West Hall head coach Krofton Montgomery