(Editor's Note: The Devin Durden Memorial Scholarship Game, initially scheduled for this Saturday between Gainesville and Buford, has been postponed. We will give you the new date for the game as soon as it is available.)
After last week's Friday misfire -- thanks to some winter weather that underwhelmed in much of northeast Georgia -- this week's area prep sports schedule is chock full.
There are some key basketball games throughout the schedule, starting on Monday, as East Hall and Dawson County face off in what should be a tasty showdown in Region 7-AAA.
Tuesday brings some key region showdowns in 8-AAAAA -- Clarke Central at Flowery Branch and Gainesvilel at Cedar Shoals -- as well as in 8-AAAA -- Stephens County at Chestatee -- and 8-A -- Lakeview at Commerce.
That day will also see the seventh installment of the Hall County Swimming Championships after the meet was postponed on Friday.
Friday, meanwhile, brings with it a slammed schedule that includes some local showdowns that also feature region seeding races, as Chestatee travels to Johnson in a contest that will be broadcast live on WDUN AM 550 as the high school basketball game of the week. Also, Flowery Branch heads to Gainesville in a key 8-AAAAA face-off.
Meanwhile, wrestlers throughout northeast Georgia will begin their area traditional tournaments, beginning the final surge of the season. The top grapplers in each area will make their way to next week's state sectionals before heading to Macon for the state finals in two weeks.
Speaking of looking ahead, National Signing Day is just around the corner, with Feb. 6 speeding quickly onto the horizon.
Let's just hope the weather cooperates from now on.
AREA PREP SPORTS SCHEDULE, Jan. 28 - Feb. 2
East Hall at Dawson County
Buford at White County
Clarke Central at Flowery Branch
Dawson County at Banks County
East Jackson at Hart County
Gainesville at Cedar Shoals
Habersham Central at Norcross
Johnson at Monroe Area
Jackson County at Morgan County
Lakeview at Commerce
Lumpkin County at Madison County
North Forsyth at Chattahoochee
Rabun County at Riverside
Stephens County at Chestatee
Tallulah Falls at Towns County
Union County at Jefferson
West Hall at East Hall
Hall County Championships at Frances Meadows Center, Gainesville
Heritage at Gainesville
Lambert at North Forsyth
Chestatee at Johnson
Commerce at Jefferson
Dawson County at Buford
Fannin County at East Hall
Flowery Branch at Gainesville
Madison County at Stephens County
Oconee County at East Jackson
Towns County at Lakeview
Union County at Rabun County
Walnut Grove at Lumpkin County
West Hall at North Hall
White County at Banks County
Area 4-A Traditionals