Athens Academy, Prince Avenue headed for showdown; Charlton bounces back; Marion looks strong; Remember Hawkinsville; Trion to be reckoned with

3:32 am Oct. 3, 2015

Here’s a quick rundown of Friday’s results along with a look ahead to next week:

Athens Academy and PAC roll toward a showdown
Athens Academy and Prince Avenue Christian made short work of their opponents in preparation for their showdown in Bogart next week. Prince Avenue (6-0, 4-0 in Region 8) jumped out to a 28-0 lead at Commerce (3-3, 2-2), on the strength of two touchdown runs by senior RB/DB Kevon

Prince Ave-Commerce, Irwin-Charlton, Marion-Pacelli headline Week 7

11:36 pm Sep. 30, 2015

Here’s a look at a few of the top games this weekend, as well as a handful of others of note.

 (No. 2 AJC, No. 4 Private Power Rating) Prince Avenue Christian at (No. 5 Public PR) Commerce.  This is the first of a two-game, mid-season, mini-gauntlet for Prince Avenue (5-0, 3-0 in Region 8). In his third season in Bogart, former Camden County head coach Jeff Herron has his wing-T

Lincoln County head coach Kevin Banks has Red Devils 5-0; Pinecrest, Turner County atop new power ratings

1:01 pm Sep. 29, 2015

Today we check in with Lincoln County head coach Kevin Banks, who has the folks in Lincolnton talking state title again as the Red Devils are 5-0 for the first time since 2011 and are back in the AJC Top 10 at No. 9. And we’ll have the latest Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings.

Kevin Banks has Lincoln County back in the state championship hunt
Following a legend in anything is

Mt. Paran, Prince Ave roll; ELCA, Landmark come up short; Turner is for real; Lincoln is back

2:39 am Sep. 26, 2015

Here’s a quick look at what happened Friday night and a peek at a couple of key games next week.

Turner is for real
In what may be the shocker of the weekend, Turner County (4-0, 2-0) destroyed No. 7 Charlton County (3-1, 1-1), 44-0, in Ashburn.  Head coach Ben Simmons, in his first year at the helm after spending last season as defensive coordinator, said he wants the football program to

No. 1 MPC at No. 1 (PR) Pinecrest; No. 3 ELCA, No. 6 Landmark take on larger ranked foes; No. 7 Charlton at Turner in battle of undefeated

4:34 am Sep. 25, 2015

Here’s a look at a few of the top games this weekend, as well as a handful of others of note.

No. 1 Mt. Paran Christian (4-0) at Pinecrest Christian (3-0).   The top-ranked team in the AJC poll and defending private school state champs, winners of their last 18 games, will face the team with the top Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps private school power rating at the moment.  MPC is led

Prince Avenue HC Jeff Herron, LB Zach Ragle; Savannah Christian’s Demetris Robertson’s three official visits; Ben Simmons has Turner County rolling; Pinecrest, Charlton atop new power ratings

2:29 pm Sep. 22, 2015

Today we check in with two of the hottest programs in Class A – Prince Avenue Christian in Bogart (just outside of Athens) and Turner County (about 45 minutes northeast of Albany). Also, we’ll spend some time with one of Prince Avenue’s best players, senior LB Zach Ragle, check the status of one of the state’s top recruiting targets, Savannah Christian ATH Demetris Robertson and review this week’s Georgia High

Marion falls to Columbus while ELCA, Landmark slay their bigger foes; Prince Ave rolls; Athens Academy is for real

4:22 am Sep. 19, 2015

Here’s what went down Friday night, with a look ahead to a couple of key games next weekend:

Top-ranked Marion County falls to Class AAAAA Columbus
No. 1 Marion County was held scoreless in the second half against a resurgent Blue Jacket squad, and the Eagles (2-1) dropped a 21-14 decision Thursday in Columbus. Marion’s all-state performer Lorenzo Smother returned an interception 97 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and

Power Ratings; Irwin HC Buddy Nobles and RB/LB DJ Pollard; Top games of the weekend

2:11 pm Sep. 17, 2015

OK, lots to get to today!!  First up is this week’s Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings, which features a familiar name at the top of the public list but a new face on the private side.  Then we’ll check in with Irwin County head coach Buddy Nobles and his star player, LB/RB D.J. Pollard, on the eve of their big region matchup tomorrow with Clinch County. Finally we’ll take

Dooly is down; ELCA back in the win column, Commerce falls

2:59 am Sep. 12, 2015

Here’s a quick look at what happened Friday night and a peek at a couple of key games next week.

Down year for Dooly
Sometimes, even the best programs have an off year. That appears to be the case this season with Dooly County. The Bobcats are 1-2 and made dubious history Friday night by giving up 50 points in consecutive games, after falling to top-ranked Marion County 50-12 Friday night.  Last

No. 1 Marion County vs. Dooly County, No. 4 ELCA at Mt. Pisgah, No. 10 Commerce vs. Class AAA No. 3 Jefferson headline the slate

1:25 am Sep. 11, 2015

On tap this weekend
Here are some of the top games of the weekend in Class A, along with a few others worth mentioning.

No. 1 Marion County (1-0)  vs. Dooly County (1-1).  Marion jumped out to a big start to the season two weeks ago when the Eagles throttled Miller County, 40-6, as Class A Player of the Year candidate Lorenzo Smothers scored three touchdowns on just six touches.  Other top