Maxwell Week 2 Summary: Ratings fairly consistent at the top

7:44 am Aug. 29, 2016

The Maxwell Ratings will rank Georgia’s 421 teams throughout the 2016 season. The ratings are based entirely on historical performance and on field results and do not consider personnel changes on the roster or coaching staffs.

Interesting results:
– The ratings remain fairly consistent after the second week of play. The only two changes among top teams are Calhoun dropping to second in AAA following a loss to AAAAAA Dalton, making

How the new top 10 teams fared in Week 2

7:40 am Aug. 29, 2016

Class AAAAAAA

*1. (2) Roswell (1-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Central Gwinnett (0-2)

*2. (1) Grayson (0-1)

Last week: Lost to IMG Academy (Fla.) 26-7. Grayson scored first on Chase Brice’s 53-yard pass to Jamyest Williams with

Four Questions with Wesleyan coach Franklin Pridgen

7:20 am Aug. 29, 2016

GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We’ll report from a different head coach each day.

Franklin Pridgen, Wesleyan

1. What is the most memorable game you’ve been a part of as a

So, what did South Gwinnett’s coach mean by that?

8:57 am Aug. 28, 2016

South Gwinnett is off to its first 2-0 start since 2009 and has beaten two teams it wasn’t supposed to – Central Gwinnett 54-21 and Lanier 17-0. South was 2-8 last season.

“This is a different bunch of kids,” South Gwinnett coach John Small told the AJC’s Adam Krohn after the game. “It’s the same kids that have been with us that stuck with it, that didn’t run from a challenge.

Branden Camp/Special to the AJC

Friday night recap: weather intermits top showdowns

11:46 pm Aug. 27, 2016

A rain-soaked, lightning-filled night interfered with the week 2 slate and forced cancellations and abrupt endings across the state. No. 2 Woodward Academy was forced off the field early at Grady Stadium as the Grady Knights took a 14-10 victory. Caylin Newton plunged into the endzone from one yard out to give Grady a 14-10 lead over with 6:31 remaining before the weather-delayed game was called fewer than two minutes

Emotions run high as Grayson's Mohamed Barry (8) is held back from South Gwinnett's Anthony Pittman (62) and Trevon Vallery (18) in the first half of their high school football game on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in Snellville, Ga. David Tulis / AJC Special

Grayson falls to IMG in battle of two nationally-ranked schools

11:15 pm Aug. 27, 2016

By I.J. Rosenberg/Score Atlanta

Grayson, the No. 1 ranked football team in Georgia, put the ball on the ground Saturday night and was no match for IMG Academy.

The team from Bradenton (Fla.) filled with some of the top high school players in the country, came to Loganville and beat the Rams 26-7 in a game that was on ESPN2 and has been surrounded with controversy in the state since it was