Posted: Saturday, September 7th 2013 at 4:51am
Week 2: Statements made, as Buford, North Hall, Jefferson dominate
By Morgan Lee Editor
Buford's Donte' Gordon surges through the Gainesville offensive line to slow down Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson in the Wolves' win on Friday at City Park. / photo: David Weikel
Buford let loose months of frustration on Friday night, while North Hall, Jefferson, Stephens County, White County, Rabun County and North Forsyth all dominated in big Week 2 victories.
The Wolves led the way with some cold revenge over Gainesville in a battle of state champs, as Buford raced to a 17-0 lead and never let the Red Elephants develop a rhythm in a 38-14 win at City Park.
Meanwhile, North Hall ran wild in the second half on Johnson, 63-6 in Oakwood, while Jefferson crushed neighbor and rival Jackson County, 49-0. North Forsyth also halted Dawson County's two-game win streak, 31-0, and is now 2-0 itself. And White County rolled up 372 yards in a 31-0 win over rival Lumpkin County.
There were also some thrilling fights to the finish, including at Chestatee, where the War Eagles' used a fourth quarter two-point conversion to make the difference in a 15-14 win over West Hall. The Spartans just missed a last-gasp field goal that would have cinched a victory.
Commerce also battled back for its first win, scoring 19 fourth quarter points to down East Jackson 19-7.
Fannin County also fought past Union County in a wild contest, cradling an onside kick attempt to seal 43-35 victory.
Stephens County also moved to 2-0 with a lopsided 49-14 defeat of old rival Habersham Central.
In, Flowery Branch, West Forsyth dealt the Falcons a tough, 35-21 defeat -- it was the same position the Branch found itself in last season (0-2), before going on to win the Region 8-AAAAA crown.
Check our sports, high school sports and Friday Game Night pages for in-depth game stories and video highlights from Friday's action.
AREA FOOTBALL FINALS, SEPT. 6
Athens Christian 38, Banks County 7
Buford 38, Gainesville 14
Chestatee 15, West Hall 14
Commerce 19, East Jackson 7
Fannin County 43, Union County 35
Fellowship Christian School 49, Towns County 14
Greater Atlanta Christian 56, Apalachee 14
Hebron Christian 23, Lakeview Academy 7
Jefferson 49, Jackson County 0
Mill Creek 44, Brookwood 10
Monroe Area 40, Winder-Barrow 14
North Forsyth 31, Dawson County 0
North Hall 63, Johnson 6
Rabun County 55, Hayesville, N.C. 7
Stephens County 49, Habersham Central 14
West Forsyth 35, Flowery Branch 21
White County 31, Lumpkin County 0
Whitefield Academy 26, Riverside Military 24
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