Red Elephants News · High 5 Sports Team of the Week Pep Rally


The Gainesville football team beat Mary Persons 27-21 in its season opener Aug. 23, 2019.

As a result of the win, the Red Elephants were voted the High 5 Sports Team of the Week.

It’s the first time since 2012 the Gainesville football team has been honored as the High 5 Sports Team of the Week.

Gainesville’s (1-0) next football game is Aug. 30 at North Forsyth (0-1).

(Photos courtesy of Gainesville sports marketing student Julissa Telleria)

GHS Principal Jamie Green addresses students during a pep rally Aug. 28, 2019.

Members of the Red Elephant football team with the High 5 Sports Team of the Week Trophy.
Members of the Red Elephant football team with the High 5 Sports Team of the Week Trophy.
Members of the Red Elephant football team with the High 5 Sports Team of the Week Trophy.
Members of the Red Elephant football team with the High 5 Sports Team of the Week Trophy.
Members of the Red Elephant football team with the High 5 Sports Team of the Week Trophy.
Gainesville senior, and South Carolina commit, Makius Scott hands the High 5 Sports Team of the Week trophy to his Red Elephant teammates
Gainesville senior, and South Carolina commit, Makius Scott hands the High 5 Sports Team of the Week trophy to his Red Elephant teammates
Gainesville senior, and South Carolina commit, Makius Scott hands the High 5 Sports Team of the Week trophy to his Red Elephant teammates
Gainesville senior, and South Carolina commit, Makius Scott hands the High 5 Sports Team of the Week trophy to his Red Elephant teammates
Gainesville senior, and South Carolina commit, Makius Scott accepts the High 5 Sports Team of the Week trophy during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
Gainesville football coach Heath Webb shows of the High 5 Sports Team of the Week trophy to the student body during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.

Gainesville football coach Heath Webb is interviewed by Fox 5 meteorologist and feature reporter Paul Milliken during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.

The Big Red Machine performs during a pep rally on Aug. 29, 2019.

Gainesville’s student section, the Red Ragers, shows its support for the GHS football team during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.

Gainesville cheerleaders ready to hand over the High 5 Sports Team of the Week trophy to the Gainesville football team during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.

Gainesville football coach Heath Webb is interviewed by Fox 5 meteorologist and feature reporter Paul Milliken during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
Gainesville football coach Heath Webb is interviewed by Fox 5 meteorologist and feature reporter Paul Milliken during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
Fox 5 meteorologist and feature reporter Paul Milliken at the High 5 Sports Team of the Week pep rally Aug. 29, 2019
Members of the Gainesville football team tackle Fox 5 meteorologist and feature reporter Paul Milliken during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.

Members of the Gainesville football team roll each other during a contest at an Aug. 29, 2019 pep rally.
Members of the Gainesville football team roll each other during a contest at an Aug. 29, 2019 pep rally.
Members of the Gainesville football team roll each other during a contest at an Aug. 29, 2019 pep rally.
Members of the Gainesville football team roll each other during a contest at an Aug. 29, 2019 pep rally.
Members of the Gainesville football team roll each other during a contest at an Aug. 29, 2019 pep rally.
Members of the Gainesville football team roll each other during a contest at an Aug. 29, 2019 pep rally.

Gainesville football seniors, from left to right, Makius Scott, Jordan Williams, and JD Brooks, pose with their mothers during a pep rally Aug 29, 2019.
Gainesville football seniors, from left to right, Makius Scott, Jordan Williams, and JD Brooks, pose with their mothers during a pep rally Aug 29, 2019.
Gainesville senior offensive lineman Jordan Williams, a Georgia Tech commit, poses with his mother during an Aug. 29, 2019 pep rally.
Gainesville senior running back JD Brooks poses with his mother during an Aug. 29, 2019 pep rally.
Gainesville senior offensive lineman Jordan Williams, a Georgia Tech commit, hugs his mother during an Aug. 29, 2019 pep rally.
Gainesville senior defensive lineman Makius Scott, a South Carolina commit, hugs his mother during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
The mothers of Gainesville football seniors Makius Scott, Jordan Williams, and JD Brooks prepare to surprise their sons during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
The mothers of Gainesville football seniors Makius Scott, Jordan Williams, and JD Brooks prepare to surprise their sons during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
Gainesville senior football players, from left to right, Makius Scott, Jordan Wililams, and JD Brooks are blindfolded during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
Gainesville senior offensive lineman Jordan Williams, a Georgia Tech commit, is blindfolded during a pep rally Aug 29, 2019.
Gainesville football seniors, from left to right, Makius Scott, JD Brooks and Jordan Williams at a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.

Gainesville football coach Heath Webb poses with his c/o 2020 seniors at a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
Gainesville football coach Heath Webb poses with his c/o 2020 seniors at a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
Gainesville football coach Heath Webb poses with his c/o 2020 seniors at a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.

Gainesville JROTC performs during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
Gainesville JROTC performs during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
Gainesville JROTC performs during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
Gainesville JROTC performs during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
The Big Red Machine performs during the High 5 Sports Team of the Week pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.

Fox 5 meteorologist and feature reporter Paul Milliken hands out foam “high 5s” to students at an Aug 29, 2019 pep rally.
Gainesville student section leaders Grady Vardeman and Pryce Embry get the student body pumped during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.

Gainesville student section leaders Grady Vardeman and Pryce Embry get the student body pumped during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.

Gainesville High principal Jamie Green is interviewed by Fox 5 meteorologist and feature reporter Paul Milliken during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
Members of the Gainesville High and Centennial Elementary student body participate in a dance competition during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
Members of the Gainesville High and Centennial Elementary student body participate in a dance competition during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
Members of the Gainesville High and Centennial Elementary student body participate in a dance competition during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.

Gainesville senior Maddie Morgan is introduced as part of the Red Elephant softball team during a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.
The Gainesville cross country team is introduced as part of a pep rally Aug. 29, 2019.