Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Rome 38, Warner Robins 0

11:43 pm Dec. 15, 2017

Warner Robins – John Reid was answering questions, and suddenly, he was surrounded by his team.

He kept turning around to those players, smiles on their faces and twinkles in their eyes, clearly in this situation not trusting his team.

“I trust them for everything,” the Rome head coach said, “but water

Warner Robins 31, Carver-Atlanta 7

11:52 pm Dec. 1, 2017

Warner Robins – Not even three minutes had elapsed, and three big plays led to a pair of touchdowns, and it looked like offenses were in for a fun night.
They weren’t, but eventually, things were fun for Warner Robins.
The Demons went up by two touchdowns midway through the third quarter and kept Carver from threatening en route to a 31-7 win Friday night in a Class 5A semifinal at McConnell-Talbert

Peach County 45, Westminster 15

11:53 pm Nov. 24, 2017

Fort Valley – Peach County has been without its top running back for several weeks, and lost its playmaking wideout and returner last week.
It was certainly hard to tell.
Trevon Woolfolk ran for 234 yards and three touchdowns while quarterback Antonio Gilbert connected with six different receivers as Peach County rolled past Westminster 45-15 Friday in a GHSA Class AAA quarterfinal at Anderson Stadium.
“I like how we came out and were

Warner Robins 26, Eagle’s Landing 23 (OT)

11:49 pm Nov. 17, 2017

Warner Robins – One hallmark of Warner Robins all season was to avoid mistakes, and then avoid compounding things when the Demons did make a mistake.
They survived some of both against a scrappy Eagle’s Landing team.
Jarius Burnette, who played sparingly down the stretch with a thigh injury, powered in from a yard out on fourth down to give Warner Robins a 26-23 win in overtime over Eagle’s Landing in a

Jones County 32, Griffin 8

11:27 pm Nov. 10, 2017

Gray – Back in the spring, Jones County and Griffin played, and it wasn’t pretty, the Greyhounds won 35-6.
The meeting in the first round of the GHSA Class AAAAA playoffs wasn’t much different.
Jones County got started slowly, but took control in the second quarter en route to a 32-8 win in the Greyhounds’ first home playoff game since 2001.
“Anytime we can play well in front of them fans is big,

Warner Robins 35, Bainbridge 6

11:40 pm Nov. 3, 2017

Warner Robins – The long ride from Bainbridge seemed worth it right away.
On the first play from scrimmage, highly touted running back Dameon Pierce went up the middle and was hardly touched en route to a 55-yard touchdown.
It was a Warner Robins party from then on.
The Demons countered with a 13-play, 95-yard scoring drive. And then a 56-yard touchdown drive. And then one of 42 yards.
Warner Robins turned what was

Stockbridge 27, Jones County 17

11:47 pm Oct. 27, 2017

Gray – Sometimes, it’s about outplaying a team.
Other times, who survives mistakes better leaves happier.
Stockbridge followed up its errors a little better and held on for a 27-17 win Friday night over Jones County in a battle of Region 4-AAAAA unbeatens.
Third-ranked Stockbridge takes the region title, and fifth-ranked Jones County will try to seal at least one home playoff game. And both will spend the week sharpening up.
“We’re playing good

Mary Persons 28, West Laurens 9

11:42 pm Oct. 20, 2017

Forsyth – When West Laurens hosted Mary Persons a year ago, plenty of quality high school talent was on the field on defense.
The result was a 14-2 road win by Mary Persons in a true old-school slugfest
The Raiders and Bulldogs are different teams, and played a different game on Friday.
West Laurens head coach Kagan McClain was worried about Mary Persons’ offense being better, and he was right, the Bulldogs scoring

Stratford 28, First Presbyterian Day 7

11:32 pm Oct. 13, 2017

Macon – Stratford appeared ready to do what it expected to do after an eight-play 55-yard scoring drive that took up nearly four minutes in the first quarter.
And that would be to get a stop, and start grinding things out against First Presbyterian Day in their GHSA Region 7B-A matchup.
But FPD struck back with a 70-yard touchdown pass from Dalton Cox to Titus Moore on the second play of the

Northside-Warner Robins 16, Valdosta 7

11:42 pm Oct. 6, 2017

Warner Robins – Hold a team to four first downs, almost half as many rushing yards as you get and nearly a quarter of the passing yards, and one would have to like one’s chances.
But not for Valdosta. Not this year.
In a matchup of offensively challenged teams, Valdosta kept Northside’s offense out of the end zone at McConnell-Talbert Stadium.
And lost.
Nobody scored a touchdown on offense, and a touchdown after a