Two weeks into the 2012 high school football season, the North Gwinnett Bulldogs already have separated themselves from the pack.
North Gwinnett moved to 2-0 on the season after Saturday's 38-0 victory over A.C. Flora in Suwanee. As a result, the Bulldogs of coach Bob Sphire are ranked No. 5 in AAAAAA by both the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Georgia High School Football Daily.
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Against Flora, North QB Michael Haynes was 18-of-26 passing for 236 yards with three touchdowns, and rhe rushed for 62 yards.
In other action:
- Peachtree Ridge fell to 0-2, and the Lions still have not scored a point in 2012. In a 3-0 loss to Parkview on Friday, the Lions' defense forced three first-half turnovers, but the offense could not do anything with the ball. "Our offense can't score," Ridge coach Mark Fleetwood told the Gwinnett Daily Post. "We have to make some changes. That's where we're at."
- Collins Hill (0-1) came up short against Central Gwinnett. QB Brett Sheehan completed 17 of 34 passes for 174 yards and rushed for 72 yards. However, the Eagles had 82 yards in penaties in the first half. "Our effort was bad tonight. We didn't come ready to play," Collins Hill coach Kevin Reach told the Gwinnett Daily Post.
This week, North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge are idle. Collins Hill plays at Dacula on Friday (Sept. 7).