No. 100 for White County’s Ballard

White County coach Bill Ballard joined the 100-win club when his team defeated Habersham Central 35-14 on Friday.

The Warriors (1-0) got two touchdowns apiece from Sam Turner and Maurice Sutton. Adam Johnson snagged two interceptions to spark the defense.

Ballard is 11-11 in his third season at White County. He was at Tucker from 2002-06 and Peachtree Ridge from 2007-2010.

Here’s what else we learned on Friday night:

Kegler debuts with win: Joe Kegler won his head coaching debut for No. 4 Carver, which ripped rival Spencer 40-3 in the 51st annual Heritage Bowl. Carver has now beaten Spencer 15 straight times. Noah Hickey was named the MVP of the game. He ran 14 times for 93 yards and scored two touchdowns. Jawon Pass, who was making his debut at quarterback, completed 11 of 19 for 137 yards and two touchdowns.

Buford dominant again: Defending champion Buford was overwhelming in its season opener, beating Elbert County 46-7 on Friday. Six different players scored touchdowns for the Wolves, who play at Class AAAAA No. 1 Gainesville next week.

North Hall runs wild: It took nearly a half for No. 5 North Hall to take control. The Trojans broke open a scoreless game with two touchdowns in the final four minutes of the second period and rolled to a 33-15 opening win over Chestatee. The Trojans ran for 340 yards with Brannon Dyer, Zac Little and Isaac Seid taking turns doing the damage. It was the eighth straight time North Hall has beaten the Eagles.

Peach QB has stellar opener: No. 8 Peach County got a stellar performance from quarterback Greg Williams in its 35-17 opening win over rival Perry. Williams threw for 208 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 3-yard run on the first possessions. The Trojans have won the last six meetings and 19 of the last 20 games.

McFarlin denied No. 100: No. 7 Blessed Trinity (1-1) was defeated by Class AA No. 6 Lovett 14-3, denying coach Tim McFarlin his 100th career victory. The Titans had trouble moving the ball for the second week and were done in by a 95-yard punt return.

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August 31st, 2013
9:33 am

It irritates me that no one has mention Robbie Pruitt picking up his 300th high school football win with Coffee’s 38-13 thrashing of 5A #2 Ware county last night.

Stan Awtrey

August 31st, 2013
10:15 am

CoffeeC100: This is for AAA news. There’s an item about Robbie Pruitt on the AAAAAA blog.

Mountain Man

August 31st, 2013
2:53 pm

Watch out there is a 7AAA that is getting no respect. All of their players live in hall county. Stan will they ever check out the quarter back for Buford. Were he lives and how far he travels to school.

city slicker

August 31st, 2013
10:22 pm

how bout coach carelton at mcnair got his 1st career win 28-7 over AAAAA osborne


September 2nd, 2013
9:54 pm

Mountain Man, it’s well known that Buford (and other city school systems in Georgia) allow tuition students that are out of the district, so it doesn’t matter where he lives or how far he travels.

Tuition students are in almost all sports at Buford, as well as band, drama, and the general population.