Friday night recap: Week 2

12:36 pm Aug. 27, 2016

This week in AA featured the season debut of the state’s top-ranked team, the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane, who opened with the challenge of playing a ranked opponent in the Irwin County Indians, the No. 5

Bad night for ranked teams

7:15 am Aug. 27, 2016

It was not a great night to be a ranked team in Class AAAAA.

Of the six ranked teams in action on Friday, only two of them came away with a victory. No. 8 Thomas County Central edged rival Thomasville 16-14 and No. 9 Jones County ran away with a 43-21 win over Washington County.

The others … not so good. No. 3 Bainbridge lost 29-12 to Lee County, No. 4 Ware

SW DeKalb Rallies to Edge Cedar Grove, 21-20

2:30 am Aug. 27, 2016

Southwest DeKalb ended a two-year drought of blowout losses versus county foe Cedar Grove with a hard-fought 21-20 come-from-behind victory in Week 2 action at Godfrey Stadium.

The Panthers trailed the entire contest until 3:07 left in the fourth quarter when junior quarterback Justin Tomlin rolled to his left and found fellow classmate Michael Pace in the back of the end zone for a 20-yard strike to even the scoreboard at

North Cobb 24, Etowah 20

11:53 pm Aug. 26, 2016

North Cobb built a 14-0 lead in the first three minutes of the game on long touchdown passes but needed a 40-yard scoring run from C.J. Cole with nine minutes remaining to escape with a

Parkview 37, Shiloh 12

11:46 pm Aug. 26, 2016

When lightning forced officials to delay the start of the second half at the Parkview-Shiloh game, the most relieved guy in the building may have been Parkview coach Eric Godfree.

The additional 30-minute delay allowed his defensive players to catch their breath and gave his offense the opportunity refocus for the second half.

“I’ll be honest, the 30-minute delay was good for us,” Godfree said. “Our defense was on the field a

South Gwinnett 17, Lanier 0

11:34 pm Aug. 26, 2016

For the second week in a row, the South Gwinnett Comets have taken on, and beaten, a formidable opponent. This time it was the Lanier Longhorns, whom they hosted and shut out 17-0 on Friday

Westlake-Hughes game suspended after fight, lightning

10:46 pm Aug. 26, 2016

The Westlake-Langston Hughes game was suspended in the third quarter after a fight in the stands and a lightning delay would have prevented the game from being restarted until approximately 11:30 p.m., according to game officials.

With 7:31 left in the third quarter, a fight broke out in the home side of the stands. Law enforcement officials ordered the stadium cleared of all spectators, except parents. As that process was being carried