Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

No neutral site: Postponed championships to be hosted by schools

1:56 pm Dec. 9, 2017

The Georgia High School Association, which postponed six of its eight state championship football games this weekend because of a winter storm, explored the option of taking them to a neutral site but opted instead to play the games at school sites.

The GHSA, citing safety concerns following Friday’s wintery weather, called off the two state championship football games scheduled for Friday and all four scheduled for Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz

Championship insight from another state contender

5:26 am Dec. 5, 2017

The Class AAAAA championship game on Friday will feature No. 1 Rome against No. 4 Warner Robins. It doesn’t get much better than having two undefeated teams meet to determine a state championship. A pair

Two undefeated teams advance to title game

9:16 am Dec. 2, 2017

Two undefeated teams slugged their way into the first state championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Take Our PollNo. 1 Rome, the defending state champion, easily dispatched No. 2 Buford 45-7 in a rematch of last year’s title game. In the other semifinal, No. 4 Warner Robins finally pulled away from unranked Carver in the second half for a 31-7 win.

Rome (14-0) will meet Warner Robins (14-0) for the Class

North Gwinnett 38, McEachern 17

11:45 pm Dec. 1, 2017

Losing four fumbles isn’t the typical path to victory. But No. 6 North Gwinnett’s defense atoned for the transgressions by coming up with four takeaways, clearing the way for the Bulldogs to beat McEachern 38-17

Brookwood 35, Tift County 28

11:23 pm Nov. 24, 2017

Brookwood scored two touchdowns without running a play to open the second half and rode that momentum to a 35-28 win over Tift County on Friday at Brookwood Community Stadium.

The No. 7 Broncos trailed 21-14 at halftime, but quickly evened the scored when Matthew Hill returned the second-half kickoff for a 97-yard touchdown. On Tift’s third play, Kendall Williams intercepted a pass and took it back 28 yards for a