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THE BUZZ: Football rivalries grabs the county's attention
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Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

Tell us who should win by sharing your thoughts with us on Twitter (@forsythnews). See the results in Friday’s paper and on

Erica Fried, Forsyth Central

Forsyth Centrals One Act Play competed at state this past Saturday. However, there have been many complaints of an unfair competition. The school that had placed first, Northside-Warner Robins, performed a musical not a play, making it a difficult comparison. Along with this, Northside had a "buzzing sound" during its performance and was allowed a "do-over.” Northside's school was also 10 miles away from the competition and has placed first the last four out of five years. Regardless, we are very proud of our drama department and congratulate them on their win. Cross country also went to state this weekend and placed fifth, giving it all they had and making Central proud of their achievements!

Kevin Lee, Lambert

Last Friday night was just about the perfect ending to a regular season for football any fan could have asked for. Lambert 'stampeded' over South, outscoring the War Eagles 34-0 in the second half to take the 40-7 victory. From 11 Alive being there to film the game and the environment, to our running back THROWING a touchdown pass, to storming the field... it was a great night to be a Longhorn. The Horn was packed with students Friday, which led to many students creating their own celebratory videos like the one I submitted for my video portion of The Buzz. The Longhorns will now face Roswell at home for the first round of the GHSA Class AAAAAA playoffs. P.S. If you haven't gone and seen Interstellar yet, I highly encourage seeing it very soon and in IMAX. If I've noticed anything over the last week at Lambert, it's that whenever a student sees the movie, him or her takes social media shortly after to explain their shocked reaction.

Alli Prater, North Forsyth

The North Forsyth swim and dive team had their first meet of the season this weekend at the Cumming Aquatic Center. The boys placed second overall and the girls placed third. A total of seven boys and four girls, along with boys and girls 200 medley relay and boys and girls 200 free relay, qualified for state. Go Raiders!

Caitlin Randazza and Dani Quintana, Pinecrest Academy

Over this past weekend, Pinecrest Academy hosted the Open House. This was a great opportunity for the community to come out and see what our school has to offer. As part of the Open House, the high school art teacher, Ms. Batley, arranged a display of student's artwork from throughout the years. The community was able to see a very special part of our school while visiting our campus. In addition, teachers and/or students represented various clubs and activities by setting up a poster board for visitors to enjoy. The band performed, and there was a PowerPoint presentation which covered the uniqueness of our school. We certainly hope all those who visited love our school as much as we do!

Erin Loggins, South Forsyth

Rivalry, the dictionary defines the word as "competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field." What is the competition you ask? A football game. The rivalry although new is arguably the biggest in the county. This past Friday, South and Lambert met at the Horn. Although the outcome of the game was not in South's favor, the passion on both sidelines should not go unnoticed. Also, a big round of applause to South's student section. Even as the lead slipped from the War Eagles after the first half, the students stayed loud until the clock struck 00:00 ending the fourth quarter. Win or lose it all comes down to the 12th man on the field, the crowd. The energy and passion from the stands, it matters. A loss does not define a team and as the playoffs approach this week, we are ready to see what happens. As always, Go South!

Dori Butler, West Forsyth

Dedicated to the many freezing practices and the school wide tournament, West Powderpuff players did their coaches proud. The tournament on Thursday had a double purpose, as admission to the game was a donation to help fight hunger in our own community. Fighting hunger and fighting fellow classmates, the game ended with seniors on top, just barely beating the juniors, but beating them nonetheless.