Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Landmark earns signature win; Fellowship and Mt. Zion on collision course

3:53 am Oct. 22, 2016

Signature win for Landmark
In what head coach Wayne Brantley said was one of the best wins in the illustrious history of the Landmark Christian School program, the War Eagles, ranked No. 3 (Private), scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to stun No. 2 Wesleyan, 21-17, ruining the Wolves’ homecoming weekend. And Landmark made its comeback running right at Wesleyan in the wildcat formation, featuring freshman Dalton Colburn and senior

Prince Avenue keeps top spot in private power rating, McIntosh County Academy No. 1 on public side

1:10 am Oct. 19, 2016

No. 4 (Private) Prince Avenue Christian held on to the top spot in the latest Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Football Private Power Ratings, while McIntosh County Academy jumped over Twiggs County into first place in the public school rankings.

Last week, PAC drilled Providence Christian, 48-17, to remain unbeaten (8-0) while MCA, ranked No. 8 in the public school power ratings list, made a move up the list in

Tattnall hangs on, Clinch keeps winning, Manchester keep rolling, Fellowship stays unbeaten

1:49 am Oct. 15, 2016

Here’s a look at what went down Friday night:

Tattnall Square holds off Twiggs County
In a battle between two ranked public and private school teams, No. 10 Tattnall Square of Macon appeared to have the game in hand, with a 34-13 lead with a little over two minutes left in regulation. But No. 6 Twiggs County scored with :41 seconds left on a 30-yard pass play from Calvin Stephens to Musa

No. 5 (Public) Mt. Zion-Carroll at No. 8 (Public) Bowdon, No. 6 (Public) Twiggs County at No. 10 (Private) Tattnall Square headline big slate

3:46 am Oct. 14, 2016

Here’s a look at some of the weekend’s top match ups:

No. 5 (Public) Mt. Zion-Carroll (6-0, 3-0 in Region 6-Division A) at No. 8 (Public) Bowdon (5-2, 3-1) When Manchester head coach Evan Hochstetler said earlier this week that there is really good football being played in west Georgia, this is what he was talking about. Mt. Zion, off to its best start in school history, is in the hunt

Evan Hochstetler (and his dad) has Manchester in the hunt; Twiggs, Prince Avenue at top of updated power ratings

2:16 am Oct. 12, 2016

Today we check in with one of the state’s hottest young coaches, Evan Hochstetler of Manchester, and take a look at the updated Georgia High Schools Association/MaxPreps Class A Power Ratings for this week.

Evan Hochstetler, Manchester
Apparently, Evan Hochstetler does not feel pressure.

Even though his father, Dwight Hochstetler, is No. 5 on Georgia’s all-time win list (345-114-1), Evan dove headlong into the coaching profession and eventually worked as his father’s offensive

Twiggs County upsets Stratford Academy

2:40 am Oct. 8, 2016

Here’s a little of what went down Friday night:

Twiggs wins again
OK, it’s time to really start taking Twiggs County seriously. Really seriously. For the second consecutive week, the Cobras dispatched of one of the top Macon-area private schools. Last week it was First Presbyterian Day, 29-17, this week Twiggs, ranked No. 9 in the public poll, blanked Stratford Academy, ranked No. 6 in the private poll, 21-0, in The Pit

ECI gets early start on weekend, Stratford-Twiggs battle in The Pit

12:51 am Oct. 7, 2016

As much of the southeastern portion of the state braces for Hurricane Matthew, Emanuel County Institute blew through Wheeler County, 55-0 on Thursday night. The win for the Bulldogs (7-0, 3-0 in Region 3-Division B) keeps them atop the sub region and makes them the front runner for the sub region championship and a date with the Division A champ on Nov. 4. Wheeler County (5-2, 2-1) had been off

A closer look at this week’s power ratings, Landmark and Twiggs new No. 1’s

3:26 am Oct. 5, 2016

Now that we have reached the halfway point in the season, it’s time to take a little closer look at the Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings.

Two new teams sit atop the public and private lists this week. On the private side, Landmark Christian rose two spaces into the top spot. Last week’s No. 1, First Presbyterian, was knocked off by Twiggs County and fell to No. 6 this week.


ELCA takes Round 1 with Wesleyan, Mt. Zion-Carroll makes a statement, Twiggs has arrived

1:54 am Oct. 1, 2016

Here’s what went down Friday night.

ELCA wins Round 1

No. 1 (Private) Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy flexed its top-seeded pedigree by outlasting No. 2 Wesleyan, 34-31. But the Wolves hung tough and were in the ballgame all the way until the Chargers picked up a tough first down with less than a minute left to finally put the game away. Don’t be surprised if these two teams meet again in the

Clash of No. 1 ELCA vs. No. 2 Wesleyan headlines weekend of big games

2:56 am Sep. 30, 2016

Here are some of the top games this weekend:

No. 1 (Private) Eagle’s Landing Christian (5-0, 2-0 in Region 5) at No. 2 (Private) Wesleyan (5-0, 2-0).  (Preview courtesy of Georgia High School Football Daily.)  Wesleyan has scored more than 30 points in every game. Eagle’s Landing Christian has allowed 15 points total and shut out each of its past three opponents. A victory by Wesleyan would be its second over