Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

ELCA, Irwin County stay atop latest power rankings

1:38 am Oct. 19, 2017

There was a little movement at the top of this week’s latest Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Power Ratings.

The top teams – Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (7-0) on the private side and Irwin County (6-1) on the public side – maintained their standing from last week. But on the public side, Manchester (8-0) moved up one spot to No. 2, tied with Mt. Zion-Carroll (7-0), Jenkins County (6-1) held

No. 1 (Public) Manchester, No. 2 (Private) Prince Avenue escape upset bids, No. 10 (Public) Trion does not

4:23 am Oct. 14, 2017

Here’s what went down Friday night:

Near upset No. 1:  No. 2 (private) Prince Avenue survives
The Wolverines, who are also No. 2 in the private school power ratings, trailed Hebron Christian 10-8 at halftime, but a four-yard touchdown run by JJ Hudson and a 64-yard touchdown pass from Grant Roland to Christian Parrish – the game’s second 60-plus yard pass play for a score between the two — gave PAC a

Tucker 36, Lovejoy 7

11:48 pm Oct. 13, 2017

Lovejoy’s band showed out on homecoming night, winning the battle against their counterparts from Tucker. The tussle on the field was another story.

Just as the Wildcats’ band was bigger and louder, Tucker’s players were bigger, faster and stronger in a 36-7 win, Friday at Twelve Oaks Stadium in Lovejoy. The win kept Tucker (6-1, 4-0 in Region 4-AAAAAA), the top-ranked team in Class AAAAAA, on course for a season-ending showdown

New Power Ratings: Private No. 1 is ELCA (again) Public No. 1 is new (again)

12:16 am Oct. 12, 2017

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and Prince Avenue Christian are still in the top two positions in this week’s private school Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings, while for the third week in a row the public school ratings have a new No. 1. Irwin County moved from No. 3 last week to the top spot, while Mt. Zion-Carroll dropped one spot to No. 2. Jenkins County moved into the top

Mays 35, Douglas County 3

11:08 pm Oct. 6, 2017

Facing the Mays Raiders at full strength is tough enough. Trying to do it without two of your best players is a recipe for disaster.

That was the regretful situation for Douglas County (6-1, 4-1) Friday night in a battle for the top spot in Region 5-AAAAAA. Mays’ defense was dominant from start to finish, and the offense stopped shooting itself in the foot long enough to produce a 35-3 win

Two upstarts — Mt. Vernon , Schley County — highlight weekend’s best

1:39 am Oct. 6, 2017

Here are the best games on the slate for Week 8:

No. 7 Wesleyan (5-2, 2-1 in Region 5) at No. 9 Mount Vernon Presbyterian (6-0, 2-0).
It has already been a historic season at Mount Vernon Presbyterian. The Mustangs are ranked in the Atlanta Journal Constitution Top 10 for the first time since the school, located on the north Fulton County-DeKalb County boarder, restarted its football program in 2006. And this

New power ratings: ELCA stays on top, Mt. Zion-Carroll new public No. 1

5:11 am Oct. 4, 2017

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and Mt. Zion-Carroll are the No. 1 teams in this week’s new Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings. ELCA maintained its choke hold on the top spot on the private side, after winning its 28th consecutive game last week, 45-6 over Wesleyan. On the public side, Mt. Zion-Carroll vaulted into the No. 1 spot, up from No. 3 last week, after the Lions rallied for a

Signature win by Mount Vernon among top results from a big Friday night

8:21 am Sep. 30, 2017

Here’s what went down Friday night:

Can anyone stop ELCA?
Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, No. 1 in the AJC private top 10 and No. 1 in the private power ratings, won their 28th consecutive game last night, dominating No. 3 Wesleyan, 45-6. The Chargers (6-0, 2-0 in Region 5), going for their eighth consecutive region title and third straight private state championship, used big plays and a solid defensive effort to defeat

Stephenson 27, Jonesboro 0

10:44 pm Sep. 29, 2017

Hip surgery in August is keeping Stephenson head coach Ron Gartrell off the sidelines during games. His team was just fine without him Friday night at Tara Stadium.

The Jaguars used a second half surge to move to 4-2 (3-0 in Region 4-AAAAAA) with a 27-0 win over Jonesboro (2-4, 1-2). Stephenson led 7-0 at halftime but wore down the smaller Cardinals in the second half.

“That was the plan,” said Gartrell,