Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Colquitt County 31, Brookwood 14

11:54 pm Dec. 1, 2017

SNELLVILLE – Things could have turned out much differently for Colquitt County on Friday night at Brookwood Community Stadium. And in many respects, they probably should have.

Brookwood led 14-10 with under 10 second until halftime, but Colquitt County moved the football down to the Broncos 1-yard line and faced a third down. Packers running back Daijun Edwards took a direct snap and went nowhere. Head coach Rush Propst ran onto

Colquitt County 12, Archer 7

11:35 pm Nov. 24, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE – It was a defensive struggle for No. 2 Archer and No. 8 Colquitt County on Friday night. The Tigers and Packers participated in a hard-nosed, gritty Class AAAAAAA Quarterfinal matchup, which was decided on the leg of Packers’ kicker Ryan Fitzgerald.

He hit four-of-five field goals, including a 60-yarder off a free kick, to lead Colquitt County to a 12-7 win at Archer Community Stadium.

Throughout Friday’s game, the Packers

North Gwinnett 35, Grayson 28

12:48 am Nov. 18, 2017

SUWANEE – North Gwinnett head coach Bill Stewart knew Friday night’s game against cross-county powerhouse Grayson would resemble nothing short of a heavyweight prize fight. And it did.

What he didn’t know was that his running back Tyler Goodson would throw for a first down on a fourth-and-7 to eventually setup the game-winning touchdown in the Bulldogs 35-28 win over the Rams in the second round of the Class AAAAAAA state

Grayson 31, Norcross 14

1:39 am Nov. 11, 2017

Grayson did what dominant teams do. It controlled the line of scrimmage on both side of the football en route to a victory in the opening round of the GHSA Class AAAAAAA Playoffs.

The Rams offense line blew the defense backwards to open gaping holes for their backs and the Rams defense line closed off any opening to shut down the opposing offense. When the clock hit zero, Grayson head coach

Norcross, Meadowcreek honor car crash victims with moment of silence

1:15 am Nov. 4, 2017

Prior to Friday night’s Meadowcreek, Norcross high school football game at Blue Devil Stadium, the teams and crowd shared a 15-second moment of silence honoring the victims from an October car crash that killed three teenagers and left one in critical condition.

On Oct. 27, four Meadowcreek students were driving from a Meadowcreek High School football game against Parkview. The driver of the car and the three passengers swerved to avoid

Norcross 33, Meadowcreek 6

12:32 am Nov. 4, 2017

Norcross dominated the field position battle on Friday night, repeatedly starting inside Meadowcreek territory. That led to several easy scores in the Blue Devils 33-6 win over the Mustangs at Blue Devil Stadium.

With the win, the Blue Devils (5-5, 4-2) locked up the No. 3 seed in Region 7-AAAAAAA, while the Mustangs (7-3, 3-3) settled for fourth.

Norcross lived on the opponent’s side of the 50 Friday evening. The Blue Devils

Mountain View 20, Mill Creek 17

12:23 am Oct. 21, 2017

Carlos Ayala has done it before so it didn’t come as a shock when his coaches asked him to do it again.

The Mountain View senior kicker nailed a 31-yard field goal on Senior Day as time expired to beat region rival Mill Creek 20-17 at Mountain View Stadium Friday.

“He’s money,” Mountain View coach Nick Bach said. “He’s a game day guy. He is a freak athlete when it comes to

North Gwinnett 35, Mill Creek 21

12:32 am Sep. 30, 2017

The No. 6 North Gwinnett defense opened the game with a touchdown and closed the game with another touchdown to lead the Bulldogs in a victory over region rival No. 5 Mill Creek.

Bulldog defensive ends Myles Webster and Payne Walker each had fumble returns for touchdowns as North Gwinnett broke away late for a 35-21 win at Tom Robinson Memorial Stadium.

“I told our guys from day one that this would

North Gwinnett 27, Mountain View 14

1:26 am Sep. 23, 2017

It wasn’t pretty. At some points, it was hard to watch. And for a brief moment any fan in the stadium would have been smart to just look away.

When the buzzer sounded Friday though, the last thing anyone saw was the scoreboard, which read North Gwinnett 27, Mountain View 14, as the Bulldogs found a way to come from behind in the fourth quarter thanks in large part to their

North Gwinnett 35, Norcross 14

12:48 am Sep. 9, 2017

NORCROSS – The running-of-the-Bulldogs commenced Friday night at Blue Devil Stadium.

That’s where running back Tyler Goodson and the North Gwinnett offense ran through the Norcross defense for a 35-14 win.

Led by Goodson, the Bulldogs (3-1) rushed for 335 yards and five touchdowns to knock off the No. 7 Blue Devils (1-2), and end a four-game losing streak to their rival. Goodson had 241 of those yards and three of those