Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Tift County 31, Hillgrove 24

11:55 pm Nov. 17, 2017

Tift County overcame terrible field position in the first half to take the lead in its second-round Class AAAAAAA playoff game Friday at Hillgrove.

The Blue Devils had less ground to cover in the second half and built a 31-14 lead before holding on for a 31-24 victory and advancing to the state quarterfinals for the first time since 2006.

Tift County (11-1), the second seed from Region 1, will travel to

By-the-numbers look at the final 16 teams

1:56 pm Nov. 16, 2017

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs, which will be played Friday and cut the field to the final eight teams.

*52 – Rushing attempts by Allatoona in its 27-7

Allatoona 27, Hughes 7

11:22 pm Nov. 10, 2017

Allatoona relied on its tried-and-true formula – run the ball and play good defense – Friday in its Class AAAAAA first-round playoff game against Hughes in Acworth.

Throw in a couple of touchdown passes from Dante Marshall and two field goals by Skyler Davis, and the Buccaneers had little trouble in a 27-7 victory.

Allatoona (8-3), the No. 2 seed from Region 6, will go on the road next week to meet

Top 10 games of Round 1

8:00 am Nov. 9, 2017


Colquitt County at Pebblebrook

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Falcon Stadium, Mableton

Records, rankings: Colquitt County is 7-3, the No. 3 seed from Region 1-AAAAAAA and No. 8; Pebblebrook is 6-4, the No. 2 seed from 2-AAAAAAA and

Times, locations set for first-round games

12:37 pm Nov. 7, 2017

The schedule is set for the first round of the Class AAAAAA football playoffs. All games will be Friday except for Northside-Warner Robins against Brunswick, which will be Saturday night at Glynn County Stadium.

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