Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Macon County’s Copeland, MCA’s Robinson give thoughts on their seasons

4:41 am Dec. 9, 2016

As Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and Fellowship Christian School decide the private school champion today (10 a.m., Georgia Dome), Macon County’s Dexter Copeland and McIntosh County Academy’s Robby Robinson put their seasons in perspective on the eve of their public school showdown Saturday morning.

Public School Final:  No. 1 Macon County (11-2) vs. No. 6 McIntosh County Academy (10-2), Saturday, 10 a.m., Georgia Dome

Dexter Copeland, Macon County
Fun fact: Or perhaps, not

ELCA, Fellowship coaches put seasons into perspective

3:21 am Dec. 8, 2016

As Dome Weekend approaches, we ask the four coaches in the state finals seven key questions that help put this season in perspective. Today, it’s the private school finalists – Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and Fellowship Christian School.

Private School Final: No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (13-0) vs. No. 3 Fellowship Christian School (13-0), Friday, 10 a.m., Georgia Dome

Jonathan Gess, ELCA
Fun fact:  This week prior to Friday’s state title game,

Finals: ELCA-Fellowship, Macon County-McIntosh County Academy

1:35 am Dec. 3, 2016

Here’s what happened in Friday night’s semi finals.

No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy 42, No. 4 Tattnall Square Academy 21:
Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy outscored Tattnall Square Academy 21-7 in the third quarter to bust open a close game and claim a 42-21 win. The Chargers (13-0) led Tattnall (12-1), 14-7 at the half. On its first drive of the second half, ELCA appeared to have boosted its lead to 21-7

Semifinal previews; More honest opinions from coaches on their picks for state champions

8:08 am Dec. 2, 2016

Here are more anonymous opinions from coaches, giving their thoughts on who will win the private and public state championships, as well as previews of the four semifinal games, courtesy of Georgia High School Football Daily.

Private School Champion: Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy
“I think it will be ELCA. They have the best players overall. They just have more talent. They have good size and speed, and they’re well coached. They don’t

Coaches give their championship picks

8:56 am Nov. 30, 2016

With semifinal action taking center stage on Friday, this week we will feature anonymous comments from Class A coaches, giving their honest thoughts on who they believe will eventually win the public and private state titles. Here are predictions from three coaches:

Private School Champion:  Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy
“To be honest with you, the popular opinion is that it’s ELCA and everybody else is playing for second place. They are just

Quarterfinal results; Semifinal matchups

2:39 am Nov. 26, 2016

We’re down to the public and private final four. Here’s how the quarterfinals went down:

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No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy 35, No. 8 Wesleyan 13: ELCA rushed for 342 yards on 49 carries and scored five touchdowns on the ground to eliminate Wesleyan. The Wolves’ defense gave up five touchdowns in a span of six possessions dating from the first quarter into the midway point of the third

Quarterfinal Previews

2:35 pm Nov. 25, 2016

Class A Quarterfinal Previews
(Courtesy Georgia High School Football Daily)


Wesleyan at Eagle’s Landing Christian
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Commitment Field, McDonough
Records, rankings: Wesleyan is 9-2, the No. 8 seed and No. 7; Eagle’s Landing Christian is 11-0, the No. 1 seed and No. 1.
Last meeting: Eagle’s Landing Christian won 34-31 on Sept. 30.
Things to know: Wesleyan QB Banks Ramsey was 18-of-23 passing for 205 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for a career-high 126

Thoughts from coaches of teams flying under the radar: Irwin’s Nobles, Mt. Paran’s Jordan

3:35 am Nov. 24, 2016

While practicing on Thanksgiving can cause some logistical challenges for some athletes and coaches, it is also a privilege because it means your team has advanced to the state quarterfinals.

Today we hear from two coaches fortunate enough to still be playing football on the fourth Thursday in November – Irwin County’s Buddy Nobles and Mt. Paran Christian’s Mitch Jordan.

While both teams have championship pedigree – Irwin has played for the

Top 8 private seeds advance; No. 14 Greene County, No. 21 Irwin County advance on public side

5:12 am Nov. 19, 2016

Here’s what went down in Round 2:


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No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy 59, No. 17 First Presbyterian Day 7

No. 8 Wesleyan 45, No. 9 Pinecrest Academy 8:  Wesleyan led 38-0 in the fourth quarter before Pinecrest got on the board, piling up 523 yards of total offense. Wolves quarterback Banks Ramsey had three passing touchdowns and one rushing, accounting for 353 yards of total offense (219 pass,

No. 1 Macon County’s Copeland feeling a little pressure; Round 2 previews

10:38 am Nov. 18, 2016

Before we get to previews of this weekend’s second round match ups, we hear from coaches on opposite ends of the championship spectrum.

Macon County head coach Dexter Copeland has been at the head of the team that has been the odds on favorite to win the Class A public championship since it was announced last spring that the Bulldogs were dropping down a classification after going 10-3 and advancing to