Posted: Sunday, August 24th 2014 at 5:23am
'Week Zero' comes to close with a bang (and crunch), as Wolves, Bulldogs win
By Morgan Lee Editor
Buford's Jordan Perlotte celebrates during the Wolves' win over Trinity Christian Academy on Friday in Buford. / photo: David McGregor
The more things change, the more they stay the same:
Buford still has its own steel curtain on defense, and North Gwinnett's offense is still explosive.
Both teams played to memorable performances on Saturday in their respective 2014 prep football season openers.
The trio of games brought to a close an intriguing opening weekend that also featured Friday battles amongst area squads.
Friday's action, featuring a victory for Jefferson and setbacks for East Jackson, Johnson, Lumpkin County and Rabun County only served as the warm-up from some more eye-catching battles on Saturday -- none perhaps more so than North Gwinnett's shootout defeat of Class AAAAAA preseason No. 1 McEachern. The Bulldogs pulled out a 52-49 defeat of the Indians in the final game of the 2014 Corky Kell Classic -- a game in which no lead was safe until the final whistle.
As impressive as the North Gwinnett offense was Buford's defense was just as incredible, as the Wolves prevailed in a slugfest with reigning Florida Class AAA champions Trinity Christian Academy 17-0 at Tom Riden Stadium.
Georgia's own reigning Class AAA champs stuffed the Conquerors, allowing just 72 total yards en route to victory. Read more about the contest -- and all of the weekend's games on our Friday Game Night page. Inside you'll find in-depth stories from Buford and McEachern.
We will cover prep football from around northeast Georgia on Friday Game Night every day this season, so keep it bookmarked -- after all this was just the start of things.
SATURDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL SCORES, Aug. 23
Buford 17, Trinity Christian (Fla.) 0
Colquitt County 31, Mill Creek 14 (at McEachern)
North Gwinnett 52, McEachern 49
FRIDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL SCORES, Aug, 22
Hebron Christian 35, East Jackson 15
Jefferson 50, Rabun County 14
Madison County 31, Johnson 3
Model 15, Lumpkin County 8
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