Posted: Saturday, September 8th 2012 at 5:57am
Football: Week 2 features some wild finishes, blowouts
By Morgan Lee Editor
Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson battles for running room against the Buford defense in the Red Elephants' 19-15 win on Friday in Buford. / photo: David Weikel
There weren't many dull moments on Friday night around the area's prep girdirons.
(For video highlights of tonight's action, simply scroll down the page and click "play" on the various games.)
Gainesville pulled off its first ever win over Buford in thrilling fashion, using determined defense and some key plays on offense to pull off a 19-15 victory at Tom Riden Stadium -- the Wolves' first home loss since 2006.
Meanwhile, North Forsyth fought back from a 21-7 deficit to hand Dawson County its first defeat of the season 35-28, taking the lead with 40 seconds to play.
In Cumming, Flowery Branch saw its comeback attempt fall short in a 21-14 defeat to West Forsyth, as the Falcons opened up the season 0-2. It was the Wolverines' second straight defeat of a Hall-area foe after knocking off Gainesville last week.
There were also plenty of big margins on Friday, including North Hall's 55-7 defeat of Johnson at The Brickyard, including four touchdowns for running back TJ Tate.
Chaz Thornton also ran for three scores as Stephens County blew past Habersham Central 44-8.
White County also got 209 total yards and three touchdowns from quarterback Will Brock in a 34-7 victory over Lumpkin County.
Lakeview also moved to 2-0 on the season with a 42-0 destruction of Hebron Christian, while Jefferson rolled past Jackson County 28-6 and Union County handled Fannin County 23-7.
Scroll down for complete area scores and be sure to check our sports and high school sports pages for complete game stories.
AREA PREP FOOTBALL SCORES, Sept. 7
Athens Christian 22, Banks County 7
Brookwood 31, Mill Creek 21
Chestatee 42, West Hall 21
Commerce 28, East Jackson 14
Gainesville 19, Buford 15
Greater Atlanta Christian 31, Apalachee 21
Fellowship Christian School 17, Towns County 12
Jefferson 28, Jackson County 6
Lakeview Academy 42, Hebron Christian 0
Monroe Area 58, Winder-Barrow 14
North Forsyth 35, Dawson County 28
North Hall 55, Johnson 7
Rabun County 20, Hayesville (N.C.) 6
Stephens County 44, Habersham Central 8
Union County 23, Fannin County 7
West Forsyth 21, Flowery Branch 14
White County 34, Lumpkin County 7
Whitefield Academy 41, Riverside Military Academy 0
FRIDAY'S VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
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