Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Patch's Gwinnett Football Game of the Week poll includes: South-Shiloh, Archer-Parkview, Dacula-Grayson, North-Meadowcreek, Duluth-Norcross, Mill Creek-P. Ridge
As you already know, every high school football game is a big one in Gwinnett County. But which one is THE game of the week? That's where you come in. Vote in our Gwinnett Football Game of the Week poll below and tell us which game you think we should feature later this week. Last week's winner — Grayson at Parkview — fit the distinction perfectly. Parkview beat former No. 1 Grayson 22-7 in Lilburn. Choose from among the following games: South Gwinnett-Shiloh, Archer-Parkview, Dacula-Grayson, North Gwinnett-Meadowcreek, Duluth-Norcross, and Mill Creek-Peachtree Ridge Vote in our poll, or "write in" your candidate in the comment box below (and don't forget to tell us why). Comments count as votes, too. Voting is open until noon Thursday. …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Twelve games scheduled this Friday night.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Gwinnett Football Games Friday, Sept. 21 Idle: Collins Hill, Brookwood, Buford
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
What's up in Gwinnett football? Central's offense impresses, Shiloh-Berkmar is actually an important game, and Norcross-North Gwinnett is Big Game I.
It's early in the season, and a lot of things can happen between now and the playoffs, but the came between the Berkmar Patriots and Shiloh Generals. Can the Generals go 3-0? Get that surprised look off your face. This Friday's Region 8-AAAAAA football opener between Berkmar and Shiloh is a big game. Stop rolling your eyes. For real. Without much fanfare, these perennial also-rans — who won two games between them last year — have gotten off to good starts. Shiloh is 2-0 and with a win over Berkmar can go 3-0 for the first time since 1991, when the old ball coach Charlie Jordan was running the show. Berkmar is 1-1, but just a play or two away from a 2-0 start (the Patriots lost 22-15 to Duluth in the opener). Now, the outcome may not shake …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Patch predicts your Game of the Week and 13 other football games involving Gwinnett County teams.
Editor's Note: This week's Patch Gwinnett Game of the Week was determined by a weekly readers' poll that posts every Tuesday. This week, readers chose Parkview at Norcross. Thursday night's football game between Parkview High School and Norcross High School — picked by Patch readers as the Gwinnett Game of the Week — will showcase some of the best football the county has to offer. The game will be televised by WSB-TV (Digital Channel 2.2). Both teams are 1-0. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Norcross, ranked No. 6 in Class AAAAA by the Georgia Sports Writers Association/Associated Press, has its sights set on challenging for the Region 7-AAAAAA championship with a high-powered offense and opportunistic defense. Parkview, with a productive running game…
What's up in Gwinnett County high school football? Parkview-Norcross is a Thursday night draw; Jacorey Lewis is "Player of the Week;" North Gwinnett and Mill Creek are impressive.
I lost count of the number of televised high school football games I came across while channel-surfing during the Labor Day weekend. It seems everyone has gotten in on the action. Fueled by the intense fan interest in college recruiting, high-school ball has emerged from community stadiums on Friday nights to regular programming several times a week. Is your favorite team playing a big game this week? Vote for Patch's Game of the Week by clicking here. If you count live-streaming on the Web, it's hard not to stumble over a game being shown. Gwinnett football has been a beneficiary of all the attention. We're barely into the season and Gwinnett teams have been featured on TV — from local stations to ESPN — at least five times. Thursday …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Photo Gallery: The Panthers fought hard in a 14-0 loss to the Rams.
The Parkview High School junior varsity football team opened its 2012 season Thursday, Aug. 30, against Grayson High at Bay Creek Park in Grayson. Grayson won the game 14-0. It was the season-opener for both teams. Defense ruled most of the game until Grayson scored with 3:44 left in the third quarter to take a 7-0 lead. A long punt return for a TD with 3:55 left in the game made it 14-0. Parkview, which forced three fumbles on defense, drove to inside the Grayson 10-yard line late in the game, but failed to punch it in for a score in the final minutes.
Vote on Patch for which team you believe will win its match.
Top-ranked Grayson (ESPN) hosts Miami Central (USA Today) meet in a clash of teams ranked No. 1 in the nation. And, Lilburn's Parkview High and Providence Christian Academy have games to watch.
The common saying in college football is that you can't win the national championship in the first game, but you could lose it. We're not sure if that completely applies to Grayson High School's Friday night game against Miami Central, but it could. The game matches teams that are ranked No. 1 in the country in different polls. Defending state champion Grayson, which tore through McEachern 31-12 in last week's Corky Kell Classic, is ranked No. 1 by ESPN. Miami Central, also 1-0, is No. 1 in the USA Today rankings. If you want to see major-college talent, this is the game for you. Miami Central has six players committed to major programs. Grayson has at least six, according to its website: Defensive end/running back Robert Nkemdiche (…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
It is the inaugural season for the junior varsity football squad at Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn, and Patch sat down with head coach Ken Robinson.
Providence Christian Academy is beginning the second phase of its new football program, and this week the junior varsity team will have its first game to usher in their inaugural season. On Aug. 30, the team competes against Athens Christian at an away game, and on Sept. 20, the team competes here against Pinecrest. Because the school does not have a football field for games, the new Bryson Park will be its home. Not only is there a new program and a new field at Providence Christian Academy, but they also have a new name -- The Storm. It was changed for the 2012-2013 season. By, the 2013-2014 season, a new varsity team will hit the fields, right along with the junior varsity and middle school divisions already in play. Patch sat down with…
Friday, December 2, 2011
We're down to 20 teams and 10 games in the Georgia High School Association's football playoffs.
Update: We apologize for the technical difficulties we experienced Friday night and this morning, but the scoreboard is complete now. The matchups for the Georgia Dome next week are Walton vs. Grayson, AAAAA; Lovejoy vs. Tucker, AAAA; Burke County vs. Peach County, AAA; Calhoun vs. Buford, AA; and Savannah Christian vs. Landmark Christian, A. The 2011 Georgia High School Association football playoffs move into the semifinals tonight, one game from the Georgia Dome, and we'll bring you all the scores as quickly as we can. Let us know who you're rooting for in the comment space below, share your predictions or post updates if you're at a game. If you have photos or videos, share them with the community by clicking on "Add photos," or email …