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Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Musketeers rally to tie Patriots

Despite leading by 18 points in the fourth quarter, the Patriots coughed up key fumbles as Richmond Academy came back to tie the Patriots 24-24 Friday night at Westside.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

New Lincoln County coach makes home debut

Kevin Banks may be in his first season as Lincoln County's football coach, but as an assistant for 19 seasons, he's familiar with the stakes of Lincoln County vs. Washington-Wilkes.
By Wayne Staats

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Golden Hawks bring back star Gray, others for title run

Washington County didn't end 2013 No. 1, but it is starting there this season. The trick is to not fall off the perch.
By Wayne Staats

Cross Creek can't ease into region play

In a perfect world, teams use the nonregion slate to mature and try to fix mistakes. That's not the case for Cross Creek.
By Wayne Staats

Aquinas maintains top rank in prep poll

For the second week in a row, the Aquinas football team is ranked No. 1 in the 2014 season.
By Wayne Staats

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Lakeside's Rountree savoring attention, potential

Lakeside defensive back Rashad Roundtree is enjoying the hectic life of a five-star recruit.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Irish dominate Spartans

After a poor snap led to a fumble on the first offensive play of the season, the Class A No. 1-ranked Irish dominated at Glenn Hills, 41-6, Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
By Wayne Staats

Jefferson County's Williams expects another strong season

Daylan Williams was a broken record in 2013, making 137 tackles in just 12 games to earn a first team All-Area selection. 
By Wayne Staats

Lakeside's Roundtree among top college prospects

Lakeside's Rashad Roundtree wants to lead Panthers to a playoff victory.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

High school football begins tonight

The 2014 high school football season starts tonight for many area teams. Not every preseason question will be answered in the first week, but here are five storylines to watch for this season:
By Wayne Staats

Bears lose 2013 star, hopefully not momentum

WAYNESBORO, Ga. -Burke County will search for a new identity now that star quarterback Donquell "Gator" Green is gone.
By Wayne Staats

Off-season of change for high school head coaches

This past high school football offseason was a perfect storm for movement, between coaches retiring or leaving for other jobs. Fourteen of the 46 area schools in the Augusta area have new ...
By Wayne Staats

Warriors have enough back for another playoff season

The classification might change, but don't expect Jefferson County's nonregion games to get any easier.
By Wayne Staats

Season starts with interesting games

It's the first week of the football season, but there are some intriguing games scheduled.
By Wayne Staats

North Augusta's Reece ready to lead team

Trib Reece is no longer the young sophomore blessed with a strong arm and game-breaking receivers. He's a senior now, a veteran working with talented yet inexperienced pass catchers.
By Wayne Staats

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Rebels ready to win with new QB, head coach

JOHNSTON, S.C. - The quarterbacks change and, yes, the coaches sometimes do as well, but Strom Thurmond is expected to still be a force in South Carolina,
By Wayne Staats

Game is family affair for Evans' Marshall

Players often talk about a coach being a father figure. It's a little more literal for Evans quarterback Matlin Marshall. His father, Marvin, is his position coach.
By Wayne Staats

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Irish, Golden Hawks ranked No. 1 in preseason poll

Aquinas is ranked No. 1 in Class A in the first Georgia Sports Writers Association polls for the 2014 season.
By Wayne Staats

Aquinas' Lindsey eager to live up to team's reputation

When Daniel Lindsey was younger, his nonstop wild energy earned him the nickname "Taz" after the famous cartoon character.
By Wayne Staats

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

North Augusta's Johnson a force regardless of position

When Victor Johnson plays basketball or football, he knows footwork makes all the difference.
By Wayne Staats
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