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Sunday December 11th, 2016 4:53AM

Prep football: Five things we learned from week 3

By Morgan Lee Sports Editor
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After three weeks of the regular season, there are definitely some patterns emerging. But there is also plenty of chaos still reigning throughout northeast Georgia. With that in mind, let's take a look at the five things we learned from Sept. 10th's football slate.

1. Flowery Branch has staked a claim to best team in Hall County and is now eying 8-AAAA. The Falcons (3-0) are the only team in Hall County still undefeated. For the last eight years that would have made for some serious bragging right in the old Region 7-AAA. Flowery Branch probably cares little about that now, however, after moving up to Class AAAA. And the Falcons knocked off defending Region 8-AAAA champs Apalachee on Friday -- in a wild, 52-35 shootout that showed that Flowery Branch's offense is starting to find its rhythm. And if the Falcons can keep things rolling, Flowery Branch will have mouth-watering showdown with 2009 Class AAAA runner-up Clarke Central to close the regular season. Of course there's a lot of football to be played between now and then, but the Falcons have shown they can play defense, and last week, Flowery Branch also flashed a devastating offense, rolling up 611 yards, including 359 yards passing on 16 completions from quarterback Austin Brown
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