Hall County High School Football
Hall county saw some big wins and losses last week. The E. Hall Vikings continued to plunder and destroy as they vanquished Lumpkin County. The fighting felines of Lakeview won a big one in honor of the late Jean Gruhn, and there was an elephant-sized BBQ over at City Park. The ever-blooming Branch gang won a big one over the sky blues down at Johnson. Lotti’s Lads just could not get the heat going against the mountain men of Rabun. However, the Sardis War Birds flew into the orange juice land of Habersham and won a big one! Finally, the North Nation played like the Men of Summer for the first time this year and got a win.
Posted by Buttermilk:
Gainesville VS. Marist
The Red Pachyderms will line up and trample on down Hwy 85 to the Posh Marist School. There may be streets of gold and diamond crusted sidewalks waiting at this exclusive school in the ATL. The herd will stomp on some Jaguar and Benz cars on the way to the million dollar stadium. However, once in the stadium they will be treated like a filthy beast by the blue and gold boys. Look for the elephant on a silver platter served with a vintage Chianti red wine.
Lilly’s Loser- Gainesville
North Hall VS. Dawson County
Coach Bishop’s boys will be involved in another border war on Friday night with the Bengal boys of Dawson County. The claws will come out, and the spears and shields will be at the ready when the first whistle blows. After that, it will be the cats mauling and clawing the men of Troy all-night. Look for Dawson to be awesome after a two-game losing streak.
Lilly’s Loser- North Hall
East Hall VS. Union County
There will be a larger pack of panthers racing down Blood Mountain heading to Valhalla on the East side. The Norse men will be ready to tame the wild beasts from the only country in Georgia to remain Yankees in the Civil War. The Vikings will be ruthless, and the tabbies will be toothless in this battle; in a blowout.
Lilly’s Loser- Union County
Lakeview VS. Athens Christian
The white and blue pride will be on the prowl in Athens, God’s country, to take on the Eagles of Athens Academy. This is a battle of animals at the top of the food chain, and the fans will get a good game. The altar boys will have a tough time stopping Coach Gruhn’s offense, so look for the talented QB with a long name to have a great night for the lions.
Lilly’s Loser- Athens Academy
Johnson VS. Walnut Grove
The Sky Blues will try to lay siege to the Warriors of Walnut Grove down in, where in the heck is, Loganville on Friday night. The Knights will pull out their swords and warriors will pull out their axes for an epic dual. In the end, the sky blues will be sent home in this battle of fighting mascots.
Lilly’s Loser- Johnson
Flowery Branch VS. Cedar Shoals
Coach Hall’s battling birds will soar on down to Athens to take on the exotic cats of Cedar Shoals. This will be a hard fought game by two teams who get after it! The expensive cars will defend the home turf, but I like the dirty birds to come through with a victory.
Lilly’s Loser- Cedar Shoals
Last week the Dawgs looked like world beaters down between the hedges! While Auburn took care of a weak Mizzou team. Vandy wanted a fight with Bama, and they for sure got one that was one-sided for sure. The horn toads of TCU took down the high-flying Cowboys coached by the mullet head in Oklahoma. While Ga Tech bumble bees looked good in a big win over the Pitt Panthers.Posted by the Jungle Cat:
Posted by the Jungle Cat:
Georgia at Tennessee
Since the late, great Larry Munson introduced the trendy footwear, the hobnailed boot, this annual tussle between the Tennessee candy stripers and Kirby’s kennel should be watched with your doctor in attendance. Last year was the latest cardiac conclusion between these two SEC cousins. Seems that candy striper coach Butch Jones is the most recent choice to occupy the coaches “sizzle seat” after squeaking past Paul Revere’s Minutemen last week. The coonskin cousins from Knoxville are growing restless.UGA is making plans to attend the Westminster Dog Show after winning best in class last Saturday night in Athens. Kirby’s kennel has a growing confidence level and will be looking to win another conference tilt when they make their climb up mount Rocky Top and plant a red and black flag with a G on it.
Lilly’s Loser- Tennessee
South Carolina at Texas A&M
Winning is a tough job in the SEC. And when the SEC schedule guru’s planned a trip to College Station for the fried chicken outlet in Columbia, South Carolina they weren’t doing Bird Boss Will Muschamp any favors. Traveling to Kyle Field and visiting over 100,000 Aggies is akin to flossing a Gamecock’s beak with barbed wire. Since losing the opening game on the left coast to UCLA, Aggie football professor has got his troops marching in the right direction. Last week’s overtime win over the bacon boys from Fayetteville was proof of that.
Lilly’s Loser-South Carolina
Posted by A. D. Winston:
The sharp teeth big cats will take on the sharp sword bearers in a top 25 undefeated matchup to see who’s the best out West. The leader of the war men, Sam Darnold, is one of the early season Heisman hopefuls with exceptional passing ability. WSU may use up all nine of their lives with their biggest challenge of the season, but you can count on them bringing their A-game as much as their flag being on ESPN’s College Gameday.
Lilly’s Loser-Washington State
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Clemson vs. Virginia Tech
The battle-tested cats from Pickens County roll into Blacksburg for a Saturday night showdown with the fighting gobblers of VT. These two last duked it out in the 2016 ACC Championship, where the Tigers walked away with a ‘W’ under the leadership of Deshaun Watson. Watson’s beating up on Tom Brady in the NFL now, so one might think Hokies have the ESPN GameDay advantage. ‘Not so fast, my friend!’ While Watson is gone, the Tigers scoring arsenal is well stocked and includes the human highlight reel RB Travis Etienne (‘E-T-N’). The Hokies D will be lunch pail strong but not strong enough.
Lilly’s Losers- VT
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
When the mountain goats of Chapel Hill mix it up with the sweet bees of Atlanta strange things are prone to happen. UNC limps into this one after to falling to their fellow Democrats from Duke. Fedora’s seat is warming up after getting off to 1-3 start in 2017, while Paul’s Johnson’s bees are leading the nation in rushing offense and sit at 2-1. Junior QB TaQuon Marshall will run on the Tar Heel D like a kid on a sugar high following a Halloween night candy coup. This one could get ugly for mountain goats.
Lilly’s Losers- UNC
The Bookkeeper is off hunting birds up North this week.
Lilly’s Losers is in honor of Leonard Postero who created the original Leonard’s Losers. Many fans, to this day, love the wit and humor of his football prognostications.
These musing are just for fun during the high school and NCAA football seasons.
Also, we will miss our friend Shaw Carter. He was a better man than all of us!
Buttermilk- John N. Lilly III (UGA)
Jungle Cat- JC Smith (Alabama)
The Bookkeeper- Rusty Hopkins (West Bromwich Albion)
Presbyterian Padre- Pastor Stacey Cox (Clemson
A. D. Winston (Gainesville High School)
Raymond James is not affiliated with Hall County High School Football, NCAA Football or any of the teams named herein. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of Raymond James.