clear
Sunday February 14th, 2016 9:40AM

Week 9: Big night brings focus to area playoff and region battles

By Morgan Lee Sports Editor
Related Articles
  Contact Editor
The playoff picture still is still a little blurry, but things certainly began to come into focus after Week 9 of high school football on Friday night.

For instance, Region 8-AAAAA will come down to a battle at The Branch on Nov. 9, after the Falcons defeated Clarke Central for the first time in school history, coming from behind to win 24-13 in Athens. The victory sets up a huge showdown between Flowery Branch and Gainesville, which was on a bye this week, in two weeks.

And in Dahlonega, Chestatee plowed past Lumpkin County 49-17, setting the War Eagles up for a season-defining battle with Monroe Area next week in Gainesville. It won't be the final game of the regular season for either team, but it will decide the region crown. Chestatee will play for its first championship on the strength of a seven-game win streak
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 3 years ago )
Top 10 sports stories of the year: 2012 one for the history books
2012 has been all things to all people in the sports world. The last 12 months have run the gamut of emotions and given fans and spectators much to awe, rue and everything in between.
2:33PM ( 3 years ago )
College Football Hall to break ground in Atlanta
Groundbreaking for the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta will be Jan. 28 and the museum is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.
2:15PM ( 3 years ago )
Sports
Boys basketball: Dawson County storms to Battle of States crown, 13-0 mark
The Dawson boys basketball team extended their perfect start to the season to 13-0 -- their best opening in over 40 years -- on Saturday, claiming the Battle of the States tournament title in the process, 62-22 over Murphy, N.C., in Hiawassee.
11:17PM ( 3 years ago )
Girls basketball: Chestatee stumbles to losses in tournament play
The Chestatee girls basketball team dropped a 50-47 decision to Allatoona on Saturday at the Allatoona Christmas Tournament in Acworth.
8:19PM ( 3 years ago )
High School Sports
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 3 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 3 years ago )
Jefferson man loses life in morning wreck
A Jefferson man was killed in a single vehicle traffic accident late Monday morning in Jackson County.
4:58PM ( 3 years ago )
Local/State News
UNG pursues initiative to fill cyber security jobs
Educators with the University of North Georgia are taking on a cybersecurity education initiative to fill the need for cybersecurity jobs.
8:00AM ( 1 hour ago )
Lula officials discuss joining economic development committee
Lula officials want to open the door for more economic development in the city, especially along the busy Ga. 365 corridor.
7:00AM ( 2 hours ago )
Chance of wintry mix prompts Winter Storm Watch for northeast Georgia
The chance of a wintry mix of snow, rain and freezing rain Sunday night and Monday has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Watch for northeast Georgia.
5:47PM ( 15 hours ago )
Gainesville considers funding boost for Keep Hall Beautiful, Elachee Nature Center
More funding could be on the way for a couple of Hall County agencies from the city of Gainesville, with a final vote planned this week.
1:00PM ( 20 hours ago )
Gainesville Police warns of dangers on social media
The Gainesville Police Department is reminding parents to be aware of the activities their children are engaged in online.
12:00PM ( 21 hours ago )