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 forsythnews.com.
Erica Fried, Forsyth Central
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Forsyth Central does its best to both honor and support the cause. Softball, volleyball and now football have had (or are having) their annual "Pink Out" raising money and awareness for those loved ones battling breast cancer. Players and fans dress in pink for the games and the money accumulated from the "Pink Out" is donated to Northside Hospital – more than $3,000 this year! The entire school as a whole is so thrilled to be able to contribute to this great cause annually and help raise awareness.
Kevin Lee, Lambert
Last Friday, Lambert upset Northview 3-0 on their home field in a very dramatic ending. With the clock under 30 seconds, Northview was surging down the field down by a mere field goal to the Longhorns. Titan quarterback DJ Pearson was met with tons of pressure and threw an off-balance pass to the end zone. Junior defender Justyn Jean-Felix snagged the ball out of the air, intercepting it at the goal line, and made it to the 5 yard line before being tackled to end the game and crush Northview's hopes of winning. After losing two early games in the region, Lambert holds the fourth spot in the region and will be facing West Forsyth in a region grudge match with both teams at 4-2 in Region 6-AAAAAA.
Alli Prater, North Forsyth
Raider Valley was a sea of pink when the Raiders took on Johns Creek in football last Friday night. Not only was the night special because of our tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness month, but also because the Raiders got their first win of the season! Plagued with injuries, the Raiders have struggled all season but managed to edge the Gladiators 14-13. Running backs Jesus Torres and Jamal Davenport, a blocked extra point in the second quarter and the defensive effort in the second half were key components in the win. Go Raiders!
Caitlin Randazza and Dani Quintana, Pinecrest Academy
We had two "buzz-worthy" moments this week at Pinecrest Academy. Our varsity girls volleyball team went to state and played against Hebron. The teams played against each other in a best 3-out-of-5 match. Unfortunately, our Lady Paladins lost, ending their season. The volleyball team had an absolutely outstanding season which was jam-packed with intensity! On Friday afternoon, the Notre Dame marching band paid a visit to our campus on their way down to Florida State University and performed for our student body after school! Thank you very much to Dr. Ken Dye and the University of Notre Dame Band of the Fighting Irish for sharing their incredible talent with us.
Erin Loggins, South Forsyth
State, state, state and more STATE, is all that is on the minds of the students and faculty at South this week. The War Eagles have TWO teams still in the running for a state championship. The South softball team swept Woodstock to reach the second round of state playoffs. Coach Martin had this to say about the win: “I am extremely proud my how hard the girls have worked the season. All of those scrapped knees, running laps, and sunburns have paid off. They made a goal to make it to Columbus and their test is this Wednesday. We can do it!” The War Eagles will be playing in the second round of state at Brookwood on Wednesday. Come out and support them! Also last week South's volleyball team had a major comeback against Lassiter. Losing the first two sets of the match (best 3 out of 5) it was not looking good for the Lady War Eagles. After a 10 minute break in the locker room, head coach Kelly Wren asked the girls, "Do you want your season to end tonight, in your gym?" That lit a fire in the seven seniors. Winning the next two matches made it clear that no one was ready for the season to end. The Lady War Eagles shook hands with Lassiter players and huddled up with a loud roar of "Sweet 16 on three. One, two, three, SWEET 16!" The War Eagles took on Rockdale on Tuesday, Oct. 21. South is the only school in the county with two teams left going for a state title. Good Luck to all of our Lady War Eagles this week! Go South!
Dori Butler, West Forsyth
On Wednesday, Oct. 15, half of the school disappeared for the entire morning to take the PSAT. Sophomores spoke out against the difficulty of the test and against the length, many commenting on their inability to finish. While sophomores and juniors spent hours answering questions, almost the entire senior class took this opportunity to visit prospective colleges or (truth be told) to catch up on sleep, knowing that they would not be missing much in class that day.