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Week 11 Football Preview: Cluttered region championship standings looking for clarification

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Oconee County (7-1, 3-1 Region 8-AAA) at Jefferson (8-0, 4-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday night

Where: Jefferson Memorial Stadium

Head Coaches: Oconee County, Travis Noland; Jefferson, Ben Hall

Players To Watch: Oconee County, Zeb Noland, QB, Christian Casey, RB, Tay Brown, LB; Jefferson, Evan Shirreffs, QB, Sammy Williams, RB, T.J. Skelton, WR Continue reading Week 11 Football Preview: Cluttered region championship standings looking for clarification

Football preview: Mill Creek at Norcross

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Mill Creek (5-3, 4-1 Region 7-AAAAAA) at Norcross (6-2, 4-1)

When: 7:30 p.m Friday night

Where: Norcross Blue Devil Stadium

Head Coaches: Mill Creek, Shannon Jarvis; Norcross, Keith Maloof

Players To Watch: Mill Creek, Daniel David, QB, Johnathan Hawkins, RB, Tyler Voyles, LB; Norcross, Jacob Gassert, QB, Jared Pinkney, WR, Jamir Billings, RB Continue reading Football preview: Mill Creek at Norcross

Football preview: Commerce at George Walton Academy

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Commerce (6-2, 5-1 Region 8-A) at George Walton Academy (5-3, 4-2)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday night

Where: George Walton Academy, Monroe

Head Coaches: Commerce, Mike Brown; George Walton Academy, Don Williams

Players To Watch: Commerce, J’varius Wood, WR, Caleb Brooks, QB, Grant Mayberry, RB; George Walton, Dimetrios Mason, WR, Tucker Shull, QB/WR/DB, Paul Kouassi, LB Continue reading Football preview: Commerce at George Walton Academy

Former Braves’ player Brian McCann and wife to host celebrity softball game to benefit Rally Foundation for childhood cancer research

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From The Paper staff reports

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WHAT: New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann and his wife Ashley will return as the honorary chairs for the fifth annual Brian McCann Rally Celebrity Softball Game. This event serves as one of two events that are part of the Delta Air Lines Double Play and is presented by Jet Sports Management, Ashley and Brian McCann and the Chipper Jones Family Foundation. Tickets for the event are freefor children 10- and-under, $5 for students and $10 for adults. Food and drinks provided by Sweet Auburn BBQ, Papa John’s, Taziki’s, Coca-Cola and Caribou Coffee will be available for purchase. Secure your tickets today at RallyFoundation.org and click the “Give Now” link.

WHO: Ashley and Brian McCann and Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally). Rally Kids, kids who have fought or are fighting cancer, will be the honored guests at the event. Team captains include Bert from Q100’s The Bert Show and Tug from Kicks 101.5 FM.

WHEN: The gates will open Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10:30 a.m. The first pitch will take place at noon.

 WHERE: Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves, located at 2500 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville. Continue reading Former Braves’ player Brian McCann and wife to host celebrity softball game to benefit Rally Foundation for childhood cancer research

Cross-town Rivalry: Panthers dominates Eagles for 2nd win of 2014

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BY COLIN HUBBARD

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COMMERCE—Since Jackson County split into two schools in 2008, the Panthers have split the series with the East Jackson Eagles 2-2.

Jackson County senior quarterback Jacob Lewis had only one thing on his mind and that was to give the Panthers the all-time series lead on Friday night.

Lewis completed 18 of 21 passes for two touchdowns and a rushed for one in the Panthers’ 35-15 win at East Jackson. Lewis had a streak of 12 straight completions during the game as well. Continue reading Cross-town Rivalry: Panthers dominates Eagles for 2nd win of 2014