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Monday, 18 September 2017 11:18

Half of 7A Top 10 call Gwinnett County home

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Georgia High School Football Daily (GHSFD) releases their weekly state football rankings on Monday, and their September 18 release includes five Gwinnett County teams, including the No. 1 team and three of the top five.

Grayson (3-0) sits atop the ranking with Archer (4-0) at No.3, Mill Creek (3-1) holding down the No. 5 slot, North Gwinnett (3-1) at No. 6 and Brookwood (2-2) entering the ranking at No.8.

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:03

Spotlight Players of the Week: Week 4

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Gwinnett County football fans were treated to another week of outstanding football in Week 4 of the GHSA season that included competitive games and outstanding individual efforts.

Of the highlight reel performances delivered this week, the players whose performances earned them selections as Spotlight Players of the Week represent Archer, Central Gwinnett, Grayson and North Gwinnett.

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North Gwinnett (13-1) won a back and forth battle with traditional Cobb County powerhouse McEachern (11-3) on Friday night by a 27-21 count to advance to the Class-AAAAAA state championship at the Georgia Dome next Saturday night. The Bulldogs will face Region-7 rival and defending state champion Norcross in search of their first state title. It marks the first time since 2002 that both teams in the finals are from the same region.

North Gwinnett took the opening kickoff and promptly turned the ball over, the first of three in the first half, when quarterback Hayden Sphire threw into coverage and was picked off by Rahmoi Parsons on the Bulldogs first play from scrimmage. Parsons returned the ball to the North 27-yard line and McEachern senior QB Ty Clemons, who shared time with freshman Bailey Hockman, connected with T.J. Rahming on a fade to the right corner of the end zone on their first play from scrimmage to give the home team n early 7-0 advantage.

The C.J. Leggett show began on the Bulldogs second possession. The senior broke a 66-yard run on the second snap, and then finished off the 80-yard drive with a 2-yard burst that evened the score at 7-7 with 9:07 to go in the opening stanza.

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North Gwinnett went on the road to face Region 7-AAAAAA rival Norcoss on Tuesday night in a contest between the Max Preps Nos. 4 and 17 boys basketball teams in the state. The No.4 Bulldogs were looking to extend their region undefeated streak to 11 by downing the No. 17 Blue Devils, but Norcross used smothering defense and team offense on their way to a 59-48 victory in front of the home fans.

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