Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Last year’s champions still alive after Round 2

4:02 am Nov. 18, 2017

The defending champions — Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and Macon County — rolled to victories in their first playoff games this season. Here are the results from Friday night’s second-round slate of games:


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No. 9 Calvary Day 17, No. 8 Wesleyan 10
The Cavaliers (10-2) overcame a 10-0 halftime deficit to upset the Wolves (8-3) in Peachtree Corners. Jalen Leary led the Calvary Day comeback with two second half touchdowns. 

Higher seeds rule in Round One

5:27 am Nov. 11, 2017

Here’s what went down Friday night in the first round of the state playoffs.


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No. 9 Calvary Day 42, No. 24 Strong Rock Christian 7
The Cavaliers rode a 229-yard, four touchdown effort from Jalen Leary to the 200th career win for head coach Mark Stroud. Calvary Day rolled up 526 yards of total offense in the win.
(Next: at No. 8 Wesleyan)

No. 16 Savannah Christian 22, No. 17 Hebron Christian 15

Playoff brackets set for Round 1

12:51 am Nov. 7, 2017

The 48 teams advancing to the state playoffs — 24 each on the private and public sides — are now in place, as the final Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings are official and the brackets have been set. Here’s a look at the first round games, scheduled for this weekend.


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No. 24 Strong Rock Christian at No. 9 Calvary Day
(Bye: No. 8 Wesleyan)

No. 17 Hebron Christian at No.

Four region championship games decided in the final minutes

4:08 am Nov. 4, 2017

On the last night of the regular season, four region title games went down to the wire. First round playoff pairings will be announced on Tuesday, after the power ratings are certified.

Region 3: No. 5 (Public) Emanuel County Institute 28, No. 9 (Private) Calvary Day 21
The Bulldogs won a thriller in overtime to claim their fourth region championship in the past six years. ECI rallied from a 14-0 deficit early

Six region titles up for grabs tonight

5:45 pm Nov. 3, 2017

In the last week of the regular season, championships are on the line in Regions 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8. Here’s a look at those games and other key matchups.

Region 1 Championship:  Pelham (8-1, 8-0) at Mitchell County (8-1, 8-0)
These two have one of the longest running rivalries in all of Georgia high school football, having met at least once almost every year since 1923. Mitchell County holds

ELCA, Manchester remain atop updated power ratings before regular season finales

3:30 am Nov. 2, 2017

In the penultimate edition of the Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Power Ratings, not much changed among private schools while there were a couple of big moves on the public side.

The top five private schools – Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, Prince Avenue Christian, Athens Academy, Stratford Academy and Mount Paran Christian – all stayed in order, with Stratford moving up a spot to tie Athens Academy for No. 3.

Region title matchups become clearer after Friday’s results

5:20 am Oct. 28, 2017

Here’s what went down Friday night:

Title game projections
Here’s a look at the projected matchups in the six regions that will decide their region champions next week, in the final weekend of the regular season. Note that the home teams could change, based on Tuesday’s updated Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps power ratings:

Region 1:  No. 13 (Public) Pelham at No. 12 (Public) Mitchell County
Region 3: No. 11 (Public) Emanuel County Institute at

Region, subregion titles on the line in penultimate week of regular season

12:20 am Oct. 27, 2017

Here are the top games of the weekend.

No. 7 (Private) Mt. Pisgah Christian (7-1, 6-0 in Region 6-Division B) at                        No. 3    (Private) Mt. Paran Christian (7-1, 6-0)
(Preview courtesy of Georgia High School Football Daily.) Mount Pisgah and Mount Paran are tied for first place in subregion B of Region 6-A. The winner will claim the subregion title

ELCA, Manchester at top of new power ratings; Wild times in Region 6

5:28 pm Oct. 24, 2017

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (8-0) remained atop the private Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings, while Manchester (8-0) climbed back into the No. 1 spot on the public side, switching places with Irwin County (7-1). Athens Academy (8-0) made the biggest move, jumping three spots to No. 3 on the private side. Mt. Zion-Carroll (7-1) took two steps back to No. 4 on the public side, after being upset last

Three top 10 teams, two that were undefeated, go down

4:06 am Oct. 21, 2017

Just two weeks ago, ranked teams and favorites wreaked havoc. This week, the  unranked and underdogs returned the favor somewhat as three teams in the top 10 – two unbeaten and in the top five – tasted defeat.

No. 4 (Private) Tattnall Square falls to FPD in OT
In a game that featured more than 700 yards of total offense combined, First Presbyterian Day’s Dalton Cox scored on a 2-yard run in