Here are some photos and game recaps from Friday night high school football action:
» Norcross 21, Brookwood 0: With the Region 7 title in the high class on the line, the No. 5-ranked Norcross Blue Devils let their defense carry them to a 21-0 home win over the No. 9 Brookwood Broncos on Friday.
The win gives the Blue Devils (9-0, 5-0 Region 7) their first region championship since 2013, which is the last year they won a state title. They’re guaranteed to host the first two rounds of the state playoffs, which begin Nov. 11. The Broncos (6-3, 4-1) have locked up the No. 2 seed ahead of Parkview and Central Gwinnett and will host in the first round.
» Buford 35, Loganville 10: Faced with its biggest challenge since the season opener, Class AAAAA No. 1 Buford responded with perhaps is best effort of the year. The Wolves ran for 312 yards and threw for 95 yards, then limited No. 10 Loganville to 84 yards of total offense – minus-2 rushing – in a convincing 35-10 win on Friday at Tom Riden Stadium.
The win gives Buford (8-1) the Region 8-AAAAA championship. Loganville (7-2) will finish as the second seed from the region.
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