Friday Night Scoreboard

The Habersham Central Raiders won their season opener Friday night against the Madison County Red Raiders, 27 to 6. (photo by Daniel Purcell)

High school football returned to Northeast Georgia Friday night as a number of area teams kicked off their seasons.

Habersham 27, Madison County 6

QB Joshua Pickett connects with Austin Wood during Friday’s season opener (photo by Daniel Purcell)

The Habersham Central Raiders avenged last year’s loss and won their home opener against Madison County, 27-6. Habersham nearly shut out the Red Raiders but Madison scored late in the fourth, missing the extra point. Joshua Pickett and Jackson Clouatre accounted for three of Central’s TDs and over 300 yards. Clouatre had roughly 175 rushing yards. Austin Wood had a TD catch, and Patrick Tedder recorded two interceptions. Up next, the Raiders take on Apalachee away in non-region play on Sept. 11.

Rabun County 35, Ridgeland 0

Top-ranked 2AA squad Rabun County pulled off a shutout in their away opener against Ridgeland. Wildcats QB Gunner Stockton dominated the Panthers with 3 TD passes and a rushing score. Up next, Rabun County takes on Prince Avenue Christian in non-region play at home on Sept. 11.

White County 44, Stephens County 6

The White County Warriors jumped out to an early lead in their home opener against Stephens County and never strayed. The Warriors beat the Indians Friday night at Warrior Stadium, 44-6. Brian Carter captured the highlights for BLITZ Sports.

Up next, the Warriors hit the road to take on the Hart County Bulldogs in non-region play on Sept. 11.

Other area scores

Clarke Central 10 – Cedar Shoals 3
Franklin County 33 – Lumpkin County 3
Dawson County 7 – Cass 23
Gilmer 8 – Pickens County 17
Fannin County 24 – Union County 20
East Jackson 26 – West Hall 18
Gainesville 49 – Stockbridge 23
Cherokee Bluff 44 – Johnson 0
Commerce 41 – Banks County 18
Wayne County 29 – Hart County 13
Towns County 10 – Armuchee 7
Franklin County 33 – Lumpkin County 3
St. Pius 38 – Flowery Branch 28

Saturday, Sept. 5 
North Hall 7 – Paulding County 24
Forsyth Central 9 – Sprayberry 0
Denmark 0 – GAC 20

Lakeview vs Mt. Paran Christian (canceled)
Blessed Trinity Catholic vs Forsyth Central (canceled)

For a complete wrap up of area games, visit BLITZ Sports.

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BLITZ reporter Brian Carter contributed to this report

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