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Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

No. 1 Golden Hawks overwhelm Laney

Washington County quarterback A.J. Gray rushed for four touchdowns and threw for another as the Class AAA No. 1 Golden Hawks won at Laney, 56-20, Friday night.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Recent push for name change helped Thomson

For a man who did so much, and won so many games at the Brickyard, it seemed logical to entwine the two by name. It has been approved and all that is left is the dedication date.
By Wayne Staats

Panthers QB is player of the week

After getting 215 offensive yards and playing clutch late, Lakeside quarterback Nick Patterson is the player of the week.
By Wayne Staats

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Burke County at Thomson is the Game of the Week

Thomson and Burke County play in the first of two season meetings on Friday. This one is the Game of the Week.
By Wayne Staats

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Georgia remembers Dooley's first team

ATHENS, Ga. -- As Vince Dooley's first Georgia team walked its way out onto the Sanford Stadium field, a piece of Augusta was right there.
By Wayne Staats

Gurley puts on a show in Dogs' win

Thanks to Todd Gurley and after some crazy fourth-quarter plays, Georgia hung on to beat Tennessee, 35-32.
By Wayne Staats

Knights overcome blunders to top Razorbacks

Call it what you will: ugly, sloppy, whatever. Evans will prefer to simply call it a win.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Garnett is player of the week

After rushing for 328 yards and three touchdowns, Aquinas' Ruben Garnett is the Player of the Week.
By Wayne Staats

Social media helps high school football players gain exposure

High school students spend much of their free time putting pictures on Instagram or sharing retweets and vines on Twitter. But social media, especially Twitter, takes an increased importance for ...
By Wayne Staats

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Irish still No. 1 after rallying to win

After scoring with 10 seconds to go to survive, the Aquinas football team was still the No. 1 team in Class A.
By Wayne Staats

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

North Augusta-Strom Thurmond is Game of the Week

North Augusta and Strom Thurmond, two of the area's best programs, to play again Friday at Strom Thurmond.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

No. 1 Irish survive upset bid

Ruben Garnett scored with 10 seconds to go. With the ensuing extra point from Justin Thompson, Aquinas won 28-27 Friday night.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Jefferson County's Jordan is player of the week

Jefferson County quarterback Will Jordan is the Player of the Week.
By Wayne Staats

Five big games hold interest in high school football

The Golden Hawks are a strong No. 1 in Class AAA again, and now they take that to Waynesboro, Ga.
By Wayne Staats

Panthers, Knights ready to go

The winner of Friday's Lakeside-Evans game should get a big boost to playoff hopes.
By Wayne Staats

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Evans, Lakeside is Game of the Week

It’s still early in the season, but the winner would position itself as the area’s playoff threat from the region. The meeting is The Chronicle’s Game of the Week.
By Wayne Staats

Evans-Lakeside is Game of the Week

This year's Evans-Lakeside game is the Game of the Week.
By Wayne Staats

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Warriors slow down No. 2 Tigers

Jefferson County's defense stood tall against previously unbeaten Washington-Wilkes.
By Wayne Staats

Irish have little trouble with Bobcats

Playing with the No. 1 ranking at home for the first time, Aquinas easily beat Our Lady of Mercy 44-20 on Friday night. The Irish, who led 27-7 after the first quarter, have now won 17 games in a row.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Thomson to name field after former coach Welsh

The Thomson football team will name its field after former head coach Luther Welsh.
By Wayne Staats
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