Perry wins season opener 21-14
It was Monroe’s first game since the graduation of four-year starting quarterback and former Herald Player of the Year Charles Stafford, and they struggled to move the ball early and then couldn’t punch it in the end zone late to force overtime.
Southwest Georgia Academy, Deerfield-Windsor and Terrell Academy all win their season openers on Friday, while Early County and Irwin County battle to a 7-7 tie.
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Fitzgerald ran 23 third quarter plays and held the ball for all but 3:05 of the third quarter, wearing down a young Worth County defense that was up for the challenge.
The Eagles began their post-GISA life with a 20-13 loss to Abbeville Christian in Friday’s season opener.
Senior Willie Jones and sophomore Ulysses Williams battling for QB role
Monroe coach Charles Truitt said it will be hard to replace former quarterback Charles Stafford, the Albany Herald’s 2012 Player of the Year who passed for more than 11,000 yards and 100 touchdowns in his prep career. (ADDS: List of Monroe’s returning starters, top newcomers and 2014 schedule)
After a first-round exit from the playoffs last season, Crisp Academy lost 12 seniors to graduation.
Due to heat concerns, Saturday's season opener between Lee County and Westover -- which will air on ESPNU -- has been moved to 9 a.m. (UPDATED: 4:50 p.m.)
Crisp County returns eight defensive starters from last season’s squad and two more - defensive backs Josh Felton and Demond Troup - who made several starts last year.
Patriots return six starters from stout 2013 unit
With six returning starters, a strong defensive line and a solid group of linebackers returning, Westover High School hopes to be even better this fall.
The Cougars’ success this fall could hinge on DaJohn Williams, the team’s returning starting quarterback.
Four-year starting quarterback Caleb McFather and Dynamite Dozen running backs Cornelius Bennett and Don Bolden are all gone at Randolph-Clay, but they left behind some big shoes to fill.
Trojans' season opener will be on ESPNU
There’s no shortage of storylines for the 2014 Trojans, who open the season No. 2 in The Herald’s Fab 5 Poll and are still riding momentum from last year’s success. (ADDS: List of Lee County's returning starters, top newcomers and 2014 schedule)
Indians hope to cut down on blunders that cost them games
Last year, Albany High was good enough to play with the big boys of Region 1-AAAA – at least for the first three quarters – then small blunders would send a promising game spiraling downward, sometimes out of control. (ADDS: List of Albany’s returning starters, top newcomers and 2014 schedule)
Patriots will meet No. 2 Lee County in opener on Saturday
Westover will begin the season at No. 1 and visit No. 2 Lee County Saturday in a nationally televised ESPNU game at 1 p.m. Coming in at Nos. 3-5 in the poll are Monroe, Bainbridge and Crisp County.
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- Georgia Bulldogs rebound, rout Troy 66-0
- Georgia Tech’s last-second field goal sinks Va. Tech, 27-24
- Alabama takes over in second half to pound Florida
- Williams’ TD run send FSU past Clemson in overtime
- College football playoff teams selection process to have Georgia influence
- Virginia Tech puts East Carolina behind, looks forward to Georgia Tech
- Troy has Georgia’s attention
- Auburn holds off Kansas State, 20-14
- Georgia tailback jockey for reps behind Todd Gurley