Members of the Buford football team celebrate a first half touchdown in the Wolves' Class AAA championship victory over Washington County in the 2013 Class AAA title game in Atlanta. / photo: David McGregor
It may be called "week zero," but that's a bit of a misnomer -- there is plenty to talk about and watch in the opening week of the high school football season, which kicks off tonight around the state.<br />
That certainly includes in northeast Georgia, where a number of squads will get the 2014 campaign going both Friday and Saturday.<br />
Four contests highlight Friday's slate -- led by an all-northeast Georgia showdown between Jefferson and Rabun County.<br />
Meanwhile, three huge games mark Saturday, including the Kell Classic at McEachern High and a mouth-watering battle between defending state champions Buford and defending Florida state champs Trinity Christian at Buford's Tim Riden Stadium.<br />
To read about each of the contests -- including features about the Jefferson-Rabun showdown and the Buford-Trinity Christian face-off, visit our <b><a href="http://www.accessnorthga.com/fridaygamenight">Friday Game Night page</a></b>. The 2014 Friday Game Night section includes our season preview -- complete in-depth looks at 30 area teams -- plus video and all you need to know about the upcoming campaign. <br />
We will be posting all of our high school football content to Friday Game Night throughout the season. The page will also feature live scoreboards each Friday night. You can also follow score updates live by following us on Twitter @FridayGameNight.<br />
Also, be sure to check out our <i>It's Friday... Game Night</i> trailer in the video box to the right. We trekked all over northeast Georgia to get players from throughout the area involved and will run several different versions throughout the season...
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