Week 7 of the high school football season was marked by big scorelines and big victories, as very few contests went down to the wire.
Gainesville and Flowery Branch continued to flex their muscles in Region 8-AAAAA, slamming Salem and Winder-Barrow, respectively. Their wins, coombined with Heritage's (Conyers) defeat of Clarke Central left the Red Elephants and Falcons as the only two teams in 8-AAAAA with perfect league records.
Region 7-AAA also showed, once again, that North Hall and Buford are at the top of their respective games, as the Trojans battered Fannin County, 63-0, and the Wolves carved up White County 49-14. The two foes are looking more and more likely to play for the 7-AAA title on the last day of the regular season.
In Tiger, Jefferson took total control of Region 8-AA, sprinting away from Rabun County in the second half of a 55-7 victory. The Dragons led just 13-7 at the interval. Union County also kept pace in the 8-AA playoff hunt, keeping Riverside winless on 2012, 41-13.
Chestatee also kept up its winning ways, claiming its fifth straight victory by throttling Walnut Grove 51-0. The War Eagles kept pace with Monroe Area, which stayed undefeated in a comeback win over Stephens County in Monroe, 21-17. Lumpkin County also earned its second straight win and second in 8-AAAA, 34-20 over winless Madison County.
In Region 7-AAAAAA, Habersham Central earned its first win of the campaign, brushing off Meeadowcreek 31-12 to hand the Mustangs their 44th straight loss. North Gwinnett also fended off Mill Creek 47-28 in Hoschton.
Lakeview Academy also got in on the act, hammering Cross Keys 44-6.
Elsewhere, Commerce slid to its third straight loss, while Apalachee bounced back to edge Loganville, and Alpharetta handled North Forsyth.
Be sure to check our sports and high school sports pages for complete game stories and scroll down for a list of area scores and scores concerning area programs.
AREA FOOTBALL FINALS FOR Oct. 13
Alpharetta 55, North Forsyth 21
Apalachee 35, Loganville 28
Buford 49, White County 14
Chestatee 51, Walnut Grove 0
Conyers Heritage 23, Clarke Central 20
Eastside 20, Lanier 14
Flowery Branch 54, Winder-Barrow 14
Gainesville 49, Salem 6
Habersham Central 31, Meadowcreek 12
Jefferson 55, Rabun County 7
Lakeview Academy 44, Cross Keys 6
Lumpkin County 34, Madison County 20
Monroe Area 27, Stephens County 17
North Gwinnett 47, Mill Creek 28
North Hall 63, Fannin County 0
Prince Avenue Christian 30, Commerce 0
Union County 41, Riverside Military Academy 13