Class A Football: Landmark and ELCA fall; Mt. Paran rolls; Turner upsets Dooly; Walker’s coach takes a shot?

6:11 am Sep. 5, 2015

Here’s a quick look at what went down, and a look forward to a couple of interesting games next week.

Landmark falls to Pace
Landmark put up a tussle but eventually fell to a very talented team from Pace Academy, which could contend for the Class AA title this season, 38-30.

GAC too much for ELCA
Nursing a bunch of injuries, including senior quarterback DJ Hammond’s tweaked back, a shorthanded ELCA (1-2) eventually fell

Class A Football: No. 1 ELCA at Class AA No. 3 GAC, No. 5 Landmark at Class AA No. 5 Pace Academy among top games of the weekend

2:57 am Sep. 4, 2015

Here are some of the top games in Class A this weekend.

No. 5 Landmark Christian (1-0) at Class AA No. 5 Pace Academy (2-0).  Landmark Christian preseason all-state RB Lofton Tidwell has rushed for 399 yards in two games and returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. QB Stockton McGuire has passed for 259 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns. CB Payton Hayes

Class A Football: Marion County’s Lorenzo Smothers talks football, family and his recruiting; Telfair coach Matt Burleson and OLM coach Mike Earwood discuss their teams, new expanded playoffs next season

3:52 pm Sep. 2, 2015

Today we hear from Marion County superstar Lorenzo Smothers, as well as the head coaches of the two teams that finished just one spot out of the playoffs last season – Telfair County’s Matt Burleson and Our Lady of Mercy’s Mike Earwood. Also, we’ll take our weekly look, albeit a late look, at what went down last weekend in the top 10 (courtesy of Georgia High School Football Daily).  Keep

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