Most first-round opponents during Buford's 14 consecutive playoff appearances were overmatched and resulted in easy victories. But Friday night at Tom Riden Stadium, Cedar Grove proved a worthy foe.
Led by the precision passing and quick feet of senior quarterback Clint Ashe, the Wildcats blew open a close game midway through the first half and sailed to a 42-20 victory over rival Winder-Barrow.
Wildcats fall short of goal on Senior Night
Homecoming festivities create memories that last a lifetime. On Friday night in Winder, the Bulldoggs created a memory that will live forever in Winder-Barrow lore. The 31-game losing streak is history.
Trailing 10-0 at halftime and the vaunted Apalachee running game held to 78 yards by a stingy Cedar Shoals defense, Wildcats head coach Shane Davis had a simple message during intermission.
Hebron Christian hosted a "Pink Out" Friday night in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month hoping to leave the visiting George Walton Academy Bulldogs black and blue. The Bulldogs had other plans.
Hebron Christian hosted Pinecrest Academy in their first ever region contest with high hopes for a fast start in Region 8-A.
After a 60-point outburst last week against Cross Keys, Hebron Christian looked to carry that momentum into a Homecoming matchup against St. Francis. Despite another outstanding offensive effort, Hebron (1-2) could not capitalize on several prime scoring opportunities and fell to St. Francis 23-0 Friday night in Dacula.
In a final tuneup before embarking on the program's inaugural season of region play, Lanier's Taylor Grant passed for 174 yards and two touchdowns and the Longhorns pulled away for a win
Playing its first full varsity season, Lanier traveled to Oconee County Friday night seeking their first win of the year. It was a historic trip. The Longhorns (1-1) rode the hot arm and slippery legs of quarterback Taylor Grant to prevail 17-14 in a see-saw affair over Oconee County.
Bulldogs' losing streak continues with 21-10 loss
Trailing North Oconee at home by six in the fourth quarter of their second-round Class AA playoff game, Buford needed a spark. Forward Kaela Davis was happy to oblige.
See-saw game ends with Red Devils rallying from a 13-point deficit
Williams accounts for 252 yards and five scores in 47-0 win
Williams' running powers Wildcats past Cedar Shoals
WINDER -- After a gritty effort last week against unbeaten Heritage, the Homecoming crowd at Winder-Barrow entered W. Clair Harris Stadium Friday night envisioning an upset against visiting Loganville. But once again, they left disappointed.
Bernard Merriweather rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns to lead Loganville to a 42-7 victory over Winder-Barrow.
MONROE -- While returning alumni of George Walton Academy warmly renewed old acquaintances on a festive homecoming evening, Hebron Christian invaded Keith Henderson Field in Monroe in search of their first victory of the season. But they received a harsh welcome from the host Bulldogs.
Lions fall in road contest
BETHLEHEM -- In an important Region 8-AAAA for both teams, Kanler Coker ran for three touchdowns and passed for another as fourth-ranked Flowery Branch defeated Apalachee 42-20 Friday night in Bethlehem.. The Falcons (2-0, 2-0 8-AAAA) entered R. Harold Harrison Stadium averaging 60 points a game in
WINDER -- Jeremy Haley rushed for three touchdowns and Kanier Coker passed for three more as Flowery Branch exploded for 30 first-half points and cruised to a 64-7 victory over Winder-Barrow at W. Clair Harris Stadium in Winder Friday night.
Jeremy Haley rushed for three touchdowns and Kanier Coker passed for three more as Flowery Branch exploded for 30 first-half points and cruised to a 64-7 victory over Winder-Barrow on Friday night.
Prince Avenue Christian 41, Hebron Christian 0
BUFORD -- Mason Gentry had a home run and seven RBIs, while Sam Clay tossed a three-hitter in Game 1 and Buford swept Calhoun 12-1, 15-3 to advance to the state Class AA quarterfinals Wednesday.
DACULA -- Kevin Burgee and Mason Felt tossed shutouts, and Jordan Hillyer led the Hebron Christian offense with a home run and five RBIs as the Lions posted 2-0 and 13-0 wins over visiting North Cobb Christian