Members of the Gainesville and Gilmer football teams square off during a 7-on-7 camp earlier this summer. Most teams will compete in scrimmages this week or next, with the regular season beginning on Aug. 23 for a few teams and Aug. 30 for most of th
Be sure to check out Access North Georgia's "Friday Game Night" page, which will launch in the next few days.
The page will not only preview nearly 30 area teams -- as well as the area's top players and regions for the upcoming season -- it will also stay up to date throughout the campaign to bring you the most complete source of information available on northeast Georgia football.
Throughout northeast Georgia the crunch of pads and barks of coaching staffs fill the air -- football season is literally days away.
A big sign that kickoff is closing in comes this week, as a number of area teams take part in scrimmages against each other.
Below, you can see a full list of area programs and the scrimmage schedule set up over the coming days.
The scrimmages will give teams a chance to hit someone other than themselves, as the race for 2013 hits the stretch run. Most programs will take to the field on Friday to knock the rust off, and there are some intriguing situations for area teams, as coaches look for facets of their teams that need work before kick off.
For a handful of squads that kickoff is just over a week away -- including Johnson and West Hall, Dawson County and East Hall (who will face off against each other on Aug. 23) and Towns County.
Most programs will open the 2013 season on Aug. 30.
AREA TEAMS SCRIMMAGE SCHEDULE, AUG. 14-23:
Flowery Branch at Brookwood
Chestatee at East Hall
East Jackson at Monticello
Jefferson at Morgan County
Apalachee at Elbert County
Athens Academy at Jackson County
Buford at Berkmar
Dawson County at Towns County
Fannin County at Pickens
Franklin County at Commerce
Grayson at Gainesville
Hart County at Habersham Central
Lambert at Lanier
Loganville at Johnson
Lumpkin County at Banks County
North Forsyth at Riverwood
Franklin, N.C. at Rabun County
South Forsyth at Winder-Barrow
Stephens County at St. Pius
Stephenson at North Gwinnett
White County at Union County
North Hall at Salem, Va. (Amherst County Stadium)
Riverside Military at Hebron Christian
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