The 9-1 North Gwinnett Bulldogs head into the GHSA postseason on a roll. Bob Sphire's bunch have reeled off 9 straight wins heading into Friday's opening round matchup against the 5-5 Archer Tigers. Archer opened in 2009 and is the first Gwinnett County institution to make it to the playoffs in its third year in the Georgia High School Association's history in the highest class at the time. The Bulldogs won their third straight Region 7-5A title with a 28-nil thumping of Peachtree Ridge last Friday on the GREAT GPB. North Gwinnett's senior tailback Joe Jones ran for 134 yards and scored 2TDS. His backfield mate junior Donnie Miles ran 129 yards and scored once. The Jones/Miles tandem along with QB Scotty Hosch are going to be force to be reckoned with in the playoffs. Jones will take his talents to Amherst, Mass and the University of Massachusetts Minutemen next year.
Jones joined us on the GPB Sports Blog.
GPB & GPB.org begin its run of games to next month's Championship weekend in the Georgia Dome. This week on GPB.org we will broadcast the Coffee/Martin Luther King tussle at Hallford Stadium. Coverage with Fletcher Proctor, Bob Houghton, and Rachel Daniels starts at 7:30PM. At 8PM join Chrissy Warrilow, Lindsey Thiry, Jackie Brittain, Mark Harmon, Jon Nelson, Coach Dave Hunter, Trey McDaniel, and Moi for our coverage of the Kell Longhorns and Marist War Eagles. Also follow us on Twitter, and join the conversation on our GPB Sports Facebook page. Get ready for the Road to the Dome and we will see you at the Championships in 5 weeks on December 9th and 10th. It's going to be a GREAT ride as we crown 5 GHSA champions on the GREAT GPB.