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Saturday July 21st, 2018 7:45AM

High School Sports

Two-a-Days: Transition highlights major changes for Red Elephants
The Red Elephants are under new management for the first time since 2001. Gone is Bruce Miller, who led them to playoff berths in all 16 years with eight region titles and one state championship, the first for the program in its storied history. In is Heath Webb...
2:00PM ( 17 hours ago )
Two-a-Days: Branch not resting on 2017 success
The Falcons under new coach Ben Hall snapped a three-year playoff drought and advanced to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs in 2017. But with the creation of Cherokee Bluff, Flowery Branch has dropped down to Class 4A and into a rugged Region 7-4A that houses the defending state champion (Marist) and state runner-up (Blessed Trinity)...
8:00AM ( 23 hours ago )
Two-a-Days: East Jackson still looking for consistency
In 2017 Scott Wilkins became the third coach in three seasons for the Eagles. Their 1-win campaign also marked the fifth time in six years that they have won one or fewer games. But Wilkins is now in his second season and said time and consistency will start to show dividends...
2:00PM ( 1 day ago )
Two-a-Days: Vikings look to overcome wild off-season
East Hall had the most prolific passing attack in the state, all classifications, behind now-graduated quarterback Austin Parker in 2017. However, off-season changes galore have knocked the Vikings almost back to square one...
8:00AM ( 1 day ago )
Two-a-Days: Tigers move on without Watson, but expectations remain high
The Tigers, like several other programs around the area, will begin a new journey without a dynamic playmaker at the helm. QB Coey Watson graduated after one of the best four-year stretches in program history...
2:00PM ( 2 days ago )
Two-a-Days: Commerce looking to reload
The Tigers were stunned in the second round of the playoffs in 2017 after three straight seasons of making the quarterfinals or better in Class A Public. Region 8-A figures to be just as tough in 2018 and will once again offer Commerce plenty of challenges and competition as the Tigers look to make a 22nd consecutive playoff appearance...
8:00AM ( 2 days ago )
Football: GHSA announces deal to ensure all state finals to be held at Mercedes-Benz in 2018
Georgia High School Association Executive Director Robin Hines at the July updated the GHSA Executive Committee at the July 10 Board of Trustees meeting that all the state championship football games scheduled at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2018 will be held at the stadium...
7:49AM ( 2 days ago )
Two-a-Days: Changes abound as Chestatee looks to regroup
The War Eagles missed out on the playoffs in a very competitive Region 7-4A in 2017. It won't get any easier as Flowery Branch moves down and Denmark, a new school in Forsyth County, moves into the region...
2:00PM ( 3 days ago )
Two-a-Days: Jones 'invigorated' as Cherokee Bluff takes shape
Tommy Jones is no stranger to success having guided both Lumpkin County and Dacula to winning seasons and the playoffs. So when he stepped down as coach of the Falcons to take over the newly-created Cherokee Bluff program, he said the allure of building something from the ground up was one of the motivating factors...
8:00AM ( 3 days ago )
Two-a-Days: Buford looks to reload with new-look backfield
The Wolves had another solid season winning Region 8-5A and advancing to the Class 5A semifinals. But they ran into juggernaut, and eventual state champion Rome, and saw their streak of 10 consecutive trips to the state finals halted in a tough 45-7 loss on the road...
2:02PM ( 4 days ago )