Thomson outlasts Washington County in shootout

...and turned the ball over three times.In their first game since the graduation of all-everything quarterback/defensive back A.J. Gray, who's now at Georgia Tech, the Golden Hawks saw promising performances from senior signal caller...

Washington County will be counting on underclassmen this season

...means. Running back Darius Tucker returns off a 1,400-yard season, though he's backed up by three freshmen. Defensive backs Jacob Cabe and Jeremiah Swint have experience. Depth, however, is thinner than usual."It's certainly different...

Harrell starting to build new environment for Hephzibah football

...playoff appearances) for Cross Keys High School in Atlanta."We have a lot more intensity," senior wide receiver/defensive back Darrell Baker said about Harrell. "He's changed the atmosphere. We have a lot more fans here to support us than...

Thanks to defense, North Augusta offense has time to grow

...follow. Many of those are found on the tough North Augusta defense, which features stars in linebacker Rashad Byrd, defensive back Aaron Maddox and lineman Jaquan Flowers, among others."I just play like Byrd and all the other veterans and have...

New-look Curtis Baptist hoping to clear hurdle, claim title

...seasons. Sherwan Bunch, a former Ridge Spring-Monetta assistant, is now in charge. Without star quarterback/defensive back Christian Reid, the team could have some growing pains.COACH QUOTE: "The atmosphere is awesome. I couldn't...

Richmond Academy looking to navigate tough schedule, transition

...past .500 again.Jeff Jones has spent time at quarterback while fellow veteran leadership should come from Salt and defensive back/receiver Devon Williams."Since we knew what we're going against, everybody wanted to get bigger, everyone...

Aquinas football ranked No. 2 in state to begin 2015 season

...Golden Hawks have finished as runner-up in each of the past two seasons but must move on without star quarterback/defensive back A.J. Gray, who's now at Georgia Tech, and others from the 2015 graduating class.

Washington County-Thomson showdown at the Brickyard is the Game of the Week

Washington County's post-A.J. Gray era is here.After the quarterback/defensive back star helped the Golden Hawks go 27-2 the past two seasons and reach the Class AAA state championship game twice, Gray moved...

Laney Wildcats learning to adjust to changes

...this season.Senior quarterback/wide receiver/defensive back Vincen'te Thompkins is back to lead the spread offense, along with senior wide receivers/defensive backs Danye Washington and Andre James.Last season, Washington...

Augusta Prep looking to learn from rough season

...away."He's gained probably 25 pounds, he got a lot of good experience last year and he's also one of our best defensive backs," said Bacheller, comparing Stone to former quarterback Nate Pylant.With all the pieces coming together, Bacheller...