Class A Football: ELCA reps Class A in defeat, Hawkinsville and Aquinas stunned, Mt. Paran keeps rolling, a quick peek at next week

4:39 am Aug. 29, 2015

Here’s a quick recap of what went down Friday night, and a peek ahead to next week.

ELCA nearly pulls off a stunner
No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (1-1) nearly registered the upset of the night but the Chargers allowed too many big plays in a 28-21 loss to Class AAAAA No. 3 Stockbridge (2-0) – a team that last week beat the No. 2 team from Alabama’s largest classification, Central

Class A Football: No. 1 ELCA at Class AAAAA No. 3 Stockbridge, No. 6 Aquinas at No. 7 Prince Avenue among solid Week 2 slate

4:56 pm Aug. 27, 2015

Week 2’s Best
Here’s a look at some key matchups this weekend, along with some other games worth checking out.

No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (1-0) at Class AAAAA No. 3 Stockbridge.  ELCA beat North Florida Christian (ranked No. 3 in Florida’s preseason Class 2A poll) 35-0 in its opener last week. LB Chase Burdette (9 tackles) and DE Dalton Hardemon (11 tackles) led a defense that allowed just 106 total

Class A Football: How the Top 10 and others fared; ELCA’s Chandler Reeves talks about “ELCA hate,” recruiting and other topics

2:31 pm Aug. 25, 2015

New Top 10
Here’s a look at the new Top 10 and how those teams faired last week.  The number in parenthesis represents the team’s position in the poll last week.  Also, take note that the Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Power Ratings will begin on Sept. 8.

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, 1-0 (1). ELCA hammered North Florida Christian of Tallahassee, ranked No. 2 in Florida’s Class 2A, 35-0. The

Class A Football: Preseason No. 1 ELCA, defending private champs Mt. Paran, public runner-up Irwin take the field

1:12 pm Aug. 20, 2015

Here’s a look at the top games of the weekend, plus a few others of note (all games are Friday, unless otherwise noted).

North Florida Christian (0-0) at No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (0-0). The preseason No. 1 team will host one of Florida’s top small school programs. ELCA once again will have the state’s most difficult non-region schedule for the first six weeks of the season (8/28 at Stockbridge,


Football is back! News from the GHSA, Previews of 5 top teams, Thoughts from Demetris Robertson

5:12 pm Aug. 18, 2015

And we’re back! Football season has returned and so have our blogs. Welcome to Class A Central!

For the regulars, and you know who you are, thanks for tuning in again. Tell your friends and neighbors to hang out with us from now through State Title Weekend in mid December (when basketball takes over). For the newcomers, welcome aboard.  We pride ourselves here in Class A to be a cut above

T&F Postscript: SWD’s Cobb inducted into GACA HOF; 2014-15 Athletes of the Year coming Sunday; Time to leave Albany

2:16 pm Jun. 4, 2015

School is out and track and field, along with the other spring sports, is done. But here are a couple of items before we break for the summer.

Southwest DeKalb’s Cobb inducted into GACA HOF
Legendary high school and college track and field coach Napoleon Cobb was inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, during a ceremony at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton last week.

Individual, team results from Boys State Track and Field Meet

11:54 pm May. 17, 2015

GHSA Boys State Track and Field Championships
Team Results
Class AAAAAA:  1. Rockdale County 53; 2. Archer 45; 3. Mill Creek 34

Class AAAAA:  1. Southwest DeKalb 58; 3. Banneker 44; 3. Cedar Shoals 39

Class AAAA:  1. Sandy Creek 42; 2. North Oconee 40, Marist 40; 3. Whitewater 39

Class AAA: 1. Cedar Grove 67; 2. Decatur 45; 3. Central Carroll 42

Class AA:  1. Greater Atlanta Christian 81; 2. Fitzgerald 72; 3. Riverside Military


Banneker’s Clark dominates; Rockdale, SWD, Sandy Creek, Cedar Grove, GAC, Athens Christian and Terrell County win titles

9:20 am May. 17, 2015

Several words can be used to describe the performance of Banneker senior Ryan Clark at the 44th edition of the Georgia High School Association Boys Track and Field Championships, a.k.a., Georgia Olympics XLIV. Outstanding. Sensational. Remarkable.

But that one that probably fits most is “finally.”

After three years of nearly unattainable expectations, Clark broke through on Saturday in Jefferson with the dominating performance the public has been waiting to see from him

Boys State Track and Field Championships Preview

3:31 pm May. 14, 2015

It will be difficult to top the performances many of the girls turned in last week at the girls state track and field championships, but the boys will have a go at it starting today in Jefferson at the 2015 Georgia High School Association Boys Track and Field Championships, a.k.a. the Georgia Olympics.  Here’s a preview.

The skinny:  Westlake was the clear favorite but several injuries to key performers and a

(Updated with team and individual results) Rockdale’s Hill dominates, again; Westlake, North Springs, Marist, Jackson-Atlanta, Lovett, OLM and GMC win team titles

7:29 pm May. 9, 2015

The athletics page on the Rockdale County website features a line that was posted last year. It reads, “Congratulations to Candace Hill – Class 6A state champion and state record holder in the 100 and 200 meter dashes.”

The rest of the page needs to be updated. That particular line, however, can stay the same as Hill, just a sophomore, eclipsed the state records she set at last season’s Georgia High