PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Parkview's Flowe feeling better after chest pains

In this file photo, Parkview head football coach Cecil Flowe is seen on the sidelines during a game.

In this file photo, Parkview head football coach Cecil Flowe is seen on the sidelines during a game.

Parkview head football coach Cecil Flowe had to receive medical attention during halftime of Friday's overtime loss to Central Gwinnett.

The 20-year head coach said he'll be fine for this week's game against Lilburn rival Berkmar.

"I've got to get some things done this week," Flowe said.

Flowe had ablation surgery in 2006 for abnormal heart rhythms. He experienced similar abnormal heart beats last week, which came to fruition last Friday.

"It's all stress related I'm sure," Flowe said. "By halftime I was pretty bad."

Flowe received medical attention during halftime and was back on the sidelines for Parkview's 30-27 triple overtime loss to Central.

"I hate we stubbed our toe, but hopefully it's a wake-up call," Flowe said

Flowe plans to see the doctor this week and may need outpatient surgery, but said he plans to be back on the sidelines this Friday.

"I'll be as wide open as ever," Flowe said.

Parkview running back Chris Carson will also return for Friday's game against Berkmar. The standout running back, who is among the county leaders in rushing, missed the Central game with an injury.

"He'll play," Flowe said.

Parkview's Rob Youngblood, who started the first three games at quarterback for the Panthers, will also return. Youngblood will see action at safety, where he has played the last two seasons. He'll split time with Mac Marshall at quarterback.

Parkview will face Berkmar on Friday in the Battle of the Green Flag. The Panthers will retire jersey No. 12, which has a long history with the program.

"At halftime, we're going to honor the guys that wore the jersey and put it to rest," Parkview athletic director Mark Whitley said.

Nearly a dozen players have worn the coveted No. 12, including guys like Jon and Jeremy Muyres, Jeff Francoeur and Tim Gustafson.

"Every name of the back of the jersey is important, but it's the name on the front that counts," Whitley said.

Dacula gets first win without Cox

Dacula got its first win of the season and it was without standout Marcus Cox.

The team's leading rusher and second-leading receiver missed Friday's win over Shiloh with a hip injury. Head coach Jared Zito expects Cox to return this week against Central Gwinnett.

"I'm about 90 percent sure he'll play this week," Zito said. "It's his last home game and senior night, so it would hard for him not to play."

Dacula reached the state quarterfinals a year ago, but it took them eight games to get their first victory this season.

"It took a little longer than we wanted," Zito said. "The kids were just excited."

After seven straight losses, Dacula will try to put a winning streak together against Central.

"It would be nice to win at home and finish with another after that," Zito said.

Eagles' Sheehan plans to play

Despite injuring his ankle in Friday's loss to North Gwinnett, Collins Hill quarterback Brett Sheehan expects to play this week.

"He's planning on playing," Collins Hill coach Kevin Reach said. "He's been in treatment Sunday and Monday. We're planning on him playing."

Sheehan hurt his ankle at the end of the third quarter as he tried to recover a fumble. Sheehan is the county's leading passer with 1,800 yards this season.

South back in playoffs

After an injury-plagued 2011 season, South Gwinnett is back in the playoffs. The Comets finished last season 3-7 and used the dismal year as motivation in the offseason.

The Comets secured a playoff berth for the third time in four years with a win over Archer on Friday. They face Snellville rival Brookwood, a team they've defeated just four times in the last 30 years, this Friday.

South is 6-2 overall and has a 5-1 region record. Its only losses have been to Region 7-AAAAAA champion Norcross and defending state champion Grayson.

Norcross claims region title

Norcross offically ended North Gwinnett's three-year run as Region 7 champions when the Blue Devils locked up the title on Friday. It's the fourth region championship for the program that also won titles in 1991, 2006 and 2007.

Norcross has a bye this week and will play winless Meadowcreek in the season finale. A win over the Mustangs will give Norcross a 10-0 regular season record for the third time in team history.

Archer-Grayson on TV

Archer's chances of making the playoffs hinge on the Tigers' final game of the regular season. Archer will host defending state champion Grayson on Thursday in a game televised on WSB.

An Archer win and a loss by Grayson next week would put the Tigers in the postseason for the second year in a row. Archer has a bye next week.

Grayson has won five games in a row, including three straight shutouts, since losing to Parkview in the Region 8-AAAAAA opener.