Prep Zone: High School Sports blog 

AJC updates from the world of high school sports in metro Atlanta and Georgia

Allatoona clinches, but Carver-Atlanta and Drew miss their chances

  • 9:30 am Saturday, October 25th, 2014 by Chip Saye

Here’s a recap of some of the big stories in Class AAAAA from Week 10:

- Harris County (6-2, 4-0) took sole possession of first place in Region 1 with a 34-14 victory against Carver-Columbus, which had its 53-game winning streak in region games snapped. Harris County can clinch the second region title in school history (and second in three years) with a victory at home against LaGrange next weekend. Carver is tied with Northside-Columbus and LaGrange for second place with one region loss each. Carver’s last loss in a region game came against LaGrange in the eighth game of the [More]

Friday rewind: 1,000 total yards, 108 points and 0 punts

  • 9:13 am Saturday, October 25th, 2014 by David Purdum

–St. Pius X and Arabia Mountain combined for exactly 1,000 total yards and 108 points in the Golden Lions’ 70-38 win Friday. It’s the most points St. Pius has ever scored, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. The Lions did not attempt a pass and rushed for 527 yards. Ransom Klinger scored three touchdowns, and Dalton Wilson, Joe Connors and Grant Holloman each had two touchdown runs for St. Pius. Arabia Mountain finished with 473 yards, with quarterback Jakobi Myers passing for 295 yards and six touchdowns. Neither team punted.

–Woodward Academy’s 28-7 upset of No. 2 Sandy [More]

Cook clinches title … Hart hammers Oconee … Great night for Central’s Terrell, East Hall’s Watson

  • 8:17 am Saturday, October 25th, 2014 by Stan Awtrey

Tom Thomas kicked a 20-yard field goal with 14 seconds left to help Cook beat No. 10 Dodge County 13-10 and win the Region 1-AAA Division A on Friday.

It was the second field goal of the night for Thomas, who kicked a 25-yarder in the first half to match the 29-yarder by Dodge County’s Mitch Tanner.

Dodge (7-1) took a 10-3 halftime lead on the strength of a 21-yard run by Roscoe Wilcox. But Cook (6-2) evened the score on Corey McCall’s 30-yard touchdown run.

Dodge got in position to kick the winning field goal when Connor Hilliard completed a 40-yard pass [More]

AA recap: No surprises in Week 10, but Week 11 looms large

  • 8:00 am Saturday, October 25th, 2014 by Brent Holloway

Forgive me if this reads like a preview of Week 11 instead of a recap of Week 10, but we’ve got a big slate of games on deck, and it’d be tough to talk about what happened on this Friday night without digging into how it affects what’s happening on the next one.

Briefly: It was a chalk week. Most of the teams expected to win did, including all of the top-10 teams in action (just the second time this year that’s happened in AA, by the way). Don’t expect the same a week from now. No fewer than four region [More]

Class A Blog: ELCA lives!; Robertson makes successful debut for Savannah Christian; Heyward has a career night for Calvary Day

  • 2:27 am Saturday, October 25th, 2014 by S. Thomas Coleman

ELCA’s back
Reports of the demise of Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy were greatly exaggerated.  After losing their first six games of the season to teams with a combined record of 34-8, the Chargers (2-6, 2-0 in Region 5) put themselves in position to win a fifth consecutive region title after Friday’s 35-28 win over rival Landmark Christian (6-2, 1-1), previously ranked No. 7.  Landmark jumped out to a 14-7 halftime lead. In the third quarter the teams combined to score 21 points in less than two minutes. The score was tied 21-21 after the barrage but ELCA pulled ahead in the [More]

Woodward Academy 28, Sandy Creek 7

  • 12:17 am Saturday, October 25th, 2014 by S. Thomas Coleman

By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC

In a game where two of the state’s top running backs were mostly neutralized, other elements came to the forefront in Friday’s battle between No. 5 Woodward Academy and No. 2 Sandy Creek.

Those elements turned out to be stout defenses, a referee’s  call and a coaching decision. Woodward took advantage of all three and the War Eagles (7-1, 3-0 in Region 5-AAAA) went on to stun the Patriots, 28-7 at the Battlefield in Tyrone.  Woodward became the first team to defeat  Sandy Creek (7-1, 2-1) at home since Cartersville knocked off the Patriots 17-16 [More]

Friday football final scores

  • 11:49 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by AJC Sports

Compiled by Score Atlanta

Adairsville 56, North Murray 17

Alexander 32, East Paulding 29

Allatoona 48, Paulding County 20

Alpharetta 24, South Forsyth 14

Appling County 17, Pierce County 14

Aquinas 43, Warren County 14

Archer 35, Central Gwinnett 14

Athens Academy 60, Providence Christian 0

Athens Christian 40, Lakeview Academy 0

Atkinson County 20, Turner County 16

Baldwin 17, Perry 3

Banks County 27, Dawson County 21

Benedictine Military School 70, Groves 19

Bleckley County 19, Monticello 13

Bowdon 46, Heard County 20

Brantley County 41, Toombs County 13

Bremen 34, Manchester 12

Brooks County 35, Early County 7

Brunswick 39, Richmond Hill 34

Bryan County 28, Jeff Davis 21

Buford 58, North Oconee 3

Butler 35, New Hampstead 6

Calhoun 56, [More]

Mill Creek 51 Collins Hill 7

  • 11:19 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by robhadd

By Robert Haddocks

Johnathon Hawkins ran for four touchdowns and Mill Creek – behind its monstrous offensive line – rolled up more than 300 yards rushing as the Hawks carried out their week-long message and pounded Collins Hill 51-7.

Pitting two of the top teams in Region 7-AAAAAA, the game was billed as matchup between Mill Creek’s line that averages 6-3 and 290 pounds and Collins Hill’s strength, its stout defensive line. But in the trenches, it was a quick knockout for Hawks, who scored on their first four possessions to take a 23-0 halftime lead. Coming off of their bye, Hawkins [More]

Mount Paran Christian 42, Trion 0

  • 10:32 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Chip Saye

Mount Paran Christian’s high-powered offense didn’t get a lot of opportunities Friday against Trion’s ball-control running game, but the Eagles made the most of their chances and found plenty of other ways to score.

Third-ranked Mount Paran got a three long touchdowns from Emoni Williams and scored on returns of a kickoff, a fumble and an interception to roll to a 42-0 win.

The victory moved Mount Paran (8-0, 3-0) into a tie for first place in Region 6-A Division A with Mount Zion-Carroll, which was idle on Friday. The two teams will meet next weekend at Mount Zion for the subregion [More]

AAAAAA blog: Don’t be shocked; Dacula is 13-1 since about this time last year

  • 10:30 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Todd Holcomb

Dacula was 1-9 just two seasons ago, but it wouldn’t be right to say the team has come from nowhere with its 8-0 start to the 2014 season and 27-17 victory over second-ranked Grayson on Friday.

Dacula was 3-4 about this time a year ago, coming off a dreadful 1-9 finish, but got hot and made the state quarterfinals. Dacula is on a 13-1 run, its only loss to Colquitt County. Now, Dacula and Colquitt are AAAAAA’s only unbeaten teams, both 8-0.

Dacula can clinch its first region title since 2005 with a victory at Archer next week. Not that it will [More]