Saturday, December 8, 2012
Blue Devils beat Colquitt County in Class AAAAAA; Buford gets past Cartersville in Class AA as 2 of 3 Gwinnett semifinalists reach championship games.
Norcross and Buford high schools are headed for the state football finals after winning Friday night in the Georgia High School Association semifinals. Undefeated and top-ranked Norcross (14-0) reached the first football state final in school history with a 41-27 Class AAAAAA win over visiting Colquitt County. Norcross used two touchdown passes and a touchdown run by Joseph Wilber in the victory. Alvin Kamara added two touchdowns. The Blue Devils will face Lovejoy next week for the championship. Lovejoy beat North Cobb 63-42 Friday. Eight-time state champion Buford (11-3) is in another final after a 21-10 win over Cartersville Friday in Class AAA. The Wolves will face St. Pius for the title. Pius beat North Hall 31-6 on Friday. In the …
Friday, November 9, 2012
See our predictions for the final games of the regular season. Duluth plays Mountain View.
Patch's Gwinnett Football Predictions Last week's record: 11-1 (97-27 overall) ✔ — Predicted Winner Weekend of Nov. 9 Idle: Archer, Wesleyan See also: Football Scoreboard, Nov. 2 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 26 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 19 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 12 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 5 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 28 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 21 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 14 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 7 Football Scoreboard, Aug. 31
First through fourth place in Region 8-AAAAAA will be decided in two big games Brookwood-Grayson and Parkview-South Gwinnett in the final week of the regular season. Mill Creek-Collins Hill determines third and fourth in 7-AAAAAA.
Gwinnett Football Games Weekend of Nov. 9 Idle: Archer, Wesleyan See also: Football Scoreboard, Nov. 2 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 26 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 19 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 12 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 5 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 28 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 21 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 14 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 7 Football Scoreboard, Aug. 31 Related Topics: Gwinnett County Football and Gwinnett Football Scoreboard
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Twelve Gwinnett High School games are scheduled this weekend. Duluth vs. Collins Hill at home Friday night.
Archer hosts Grayson tonight as WSB-TV's Thursday Football Game of the Week (Digital Channel 2.2, Comcast Channel 248, Charter Channel 126). Duluth plays Collins Hill Friday night at home. Gwinnett Football Games Weekend of Nov. 2 Idle: Norcross, Shiloh See also: Football Scoreboard, Oct. 26 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 19 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 12 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 5 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 28 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 21 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 14 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 7 Football Scoreboard, Aug. 31
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Football Chatter: Picture becomes clearer this week in Region 8-AAAAAA and 7-AAAAAA races.
If you've been waiting for clarity in the Gwinnett County high school football playoff picture, you're checking in on the right weekend. Three games scheduled this week will go a long way in establishing the front-runners in regions 7-AAAAAA and 8-AAAAAA. In 7-AAAAAA, Norcross plays at Mill Creek in a matchup of teams that are 2-0 in the region (Norcross is 4-0 overall; Mill Creek is 3-1). In 8-AAAAAA, Parkview hosts Brookwood and Central Gwinnett hosts South Gwinnett in games also matching undefeated in the standings. Parkview and South Gwinnett are both 2-0 in region games; Central and Brookwood are 1-0. Here's the deal about mid-season region games: They often come back to haunt you, especially with big games ahead. A look at the …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Norcross vs. Duluth selected as Game of the Week.
Gwinnett Football Game of the Week Duluth (1-2) at Norcross (3-0) Patch's reader-decided Gwinnett Game of the Week is an old-time football rivalry that dates back to 1921, according to data from the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. The rivalry has been one-sided in Norcross' favor the last two decades. Norcross has won eight in a row over the Wildcats, and 15 of the last 17 meetings. But that hasn't always been the case. There wasn't a more even rivalry in Gwinnett in the 70s and 80s — the teams split 20 games 9-9-2 from 1970 to '89. Norcross, ranked No. 3 in Class AAAAAA and coming off last week's big 31-21 win at North Gwinnett, looks to be the better team. The Blue Devils are playing well in all areas and could very …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
A week ago, Grayson was No. 1 in Georgia and the nation. Now they're unranked altogether. What do you think about that?
Earlier this week, a blogger on ajc.com asked if it was too harsh to drop previously top-ranked Grayson all of the way out of the top 10 in Class AAAAAA after its 22-7 loss at Parkview. Part of the justification for the drop, according to blogger Todd Holcomb, was that the rankings reflect where the teams are now and not an indication where they'll finish. (By the way, former No. 3 Walton also fell out of the rankings after a lopsided loss to North Cobb). "Losing 22-7 to an unranked team is not playing like a Top 10 team," explained Holcomb, who also is one of the founders of the Georgia High School Football Daily newsletter, which covers state football better than anyone else. Rankings are a tough thing to do. I know. In my more than 20 …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Twelve games scheduled this Friday night, Sept. 26. Duluth plays Norcross at Norcross.
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 you've gotta like what Central Gwinnett High School has done with its first two football games. The Black Knights are 2-0, averaging 36 points and have perhaps the county's best passing duo in quarterback Eman Westmoreland and receiver Justin Brownlee, who have combined for 339 yards and four touchdowns. Last week, they combined for 10 completions for 251 yards and three touchdowns. Westmoreland is a multi-talented player, with 569 yards passing, 128 yards rushing and a punting average of 36 yards. He accounted for five TDs in last week's 45-42 win over Clarke Central. Some might question Central's ability to stop opposing offenses, but for now, we …
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 Assocation/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 …