Gainesville has been known as a team that has a lot of success in the regular season, but can’t win the big game. That all changed Friday night as the Red Elephants took apart Ware County 49-13 in the Class AAAA Championship game at the Georgia Dome.
The Gold and Green train is back on the tracks. After a one-year absence off the podium on the final weekend of the high school football season, Jess Simpson’s Wolves are back on top after a 10-3 win in the Class AAA championship game over a tenacious St. Pius X squad.
Overlooked North Gwinnett played a near-perfect game in upsetting defending state champion Grayson tonight in Gwinnett County. Colquitt County, meanwhile, won another thriller over a metro Atlanta team, this time Newnan. See our recaps below for these and more.
The first round of the playoffs tonight centered around upsets involving Gwinnett and Cobb County teams. In one of the biggest upsets in the state tonight, Brookwood went to No. 2 Lassiter and handed the Trojans their first loss of the season in overtime. No. 4 seed Mill Creek traveled to north Fulton and upset Alpharetta with a last-second field goal, while Parkview traveled to east Cobb and beat Walton in overtime.
In the final regular season weekend of 2012, there were a lot of important games throughout the metro area. Several teams clinched playoff spots and/or region titles tonight while others salvaged their seasons with wins in the last game of the year. Find out what teams won and what players starred in tonight's Friday night football roundup:
At the Class AAAAAA state volleyball semifinals Wednesday night at Chattahoochee, the favorites advanced to the finals as two-time defending champion Walton swept North Cobb 3-0 and Harrison beat Johns Creek 3-1.
Brookwood doubled up Central Gwinnett, Centennial won its second in a row, Hughes continued its magical run by beating Newnan, Walton edged rival Wheeler, Westminster blew out Wesleyan and Johns Creek got past Lambert in some of the highlights in tonight's gridiron action. See below for these recaps and more.
The top teams in the latest softball rankings all looked impressive in the first round of the state playoffs. Class AAAAAA No. 1 Kennesaw Mountain cruised to a 2-0 win over Coffee in the first round while No. 2 East Coweta swept Newton.