I didn’t think there was a halftime adjustment good enough to bring the Bulldogs back Monday night. After Oklahoma’s last score of the first half, dejected and slumped on a couch, phone attuned to Twitter, I said aloud to no one in particular, “We’re just getting our (hineys) kicked.”
I know, I know, the Falcons and Saints play meaningful football this weekend, Lanierland starts Thursday and Georgia is in the college football playoff, but let’s put all that on the back burner momentarily, i.e., just humor me.
The 2017 high school football season ends this weekend as 16 teams descend upon Mercedes Benz Stadium to play for state championships. Two of the 16 hail from our coverage area and in this week's edition of the Prep Talk podcast, AccessWDUN sports editor Morgan Lee and Katie B. discuss Rabun County's and North Gwinnett's roads to the title tilt, and Buford's being denied an 11th straight shot at state.
I was a Georgia Bulldog long before I existed. Before you stop reading thinking I’ve gone ’round the existential bend, hear me out. I’m back at work today fresh off a four-day excursion to New Orleans. (Fresh may be stretching it a bit, but for the sake of the bosses out there reading this, I’m Outkast-style fresh and clean.)
The 2017 NASCAR season is complete and Martin Truex Jr. is indeed the champion. Never short on drama, however, news was made both on the track and off heading into and after the finale at Miami-Homestead. In this week's edition of the Hard Left Turn podcast, Around the Track editor Brandon Reed and Katie B. discuss Truex, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s finale and Danica Patrick.
With a win Sunday at Texas, Kevin Harvick punched his ticket to Homestead, joining Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch. Five other drivers - Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Jimmie Johnson - are still in contention for the fourth and final spot in the title race with one lap to go, if you will.
Week 9 of the high school football season had some suprise wins and losses, along with a lot of region reshuffling and more games that went a long way toward defining the true colors of the playoff picture.
The Gainesville volleyball team wrapped up the regular season with sweeps of Oconee County and East Jackson before winning the program's second-straight Area 8-AAAAAA title. Leading the way for the Red Elephants was senior Savannah Roys who managed 21 aces, 40 kills, 82 assists and 44 digs over the course of the five matches played during the week of Oct. 2.