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Ranked teams play region games during the break

4:51 am Jan. 4, 2018

The schedule of games will get back to full strength starting this weekend, but here are a few scores and highlights from a region games during the holiday break:

(Boys) No. 1 (Public) Central-Talbotton 64, Hawkinsville 52. The top-ranked Hawks sleepwalked through the first quarter, as they trailed 16-5 going into the second period. But Central-Talbotton outscored the Red Devils 23-9 in the second quarter and 19-10 in the third to

The boys are back in town

7:56 pm Dec. 27, 2017

As basketball season takes over the high school sports landscape, here’s a look at the boys in Class A.

Power ratings
Just a reminder:  As is the case with football in Class  A, the top 24 teams advancing to the state playoffs after the regular season and region tournaments is determined by a power ranting system. Teams earn points based on wins (five points per win), losses (zero points) and wins by

A look at girls basketball as the season begins to hit full stride

2:20 pm Dec. 23, 2017

Basketball season is officially here as several teams have already played at least one region game as schedules slow down a bit during the holiday break. Here’s a look at the early landscape on the girls side. We’ll break down the boys on Tuesday.

Power ratings
Just a reminder:  As is the case with football in Class A, the top 24 teams advancing to the state playoffs after the regular season and

Public Final Preview: Clinch County at Irwin County

4:48 am Dec. 14, 2017

Here’s a preview of the public final: No. 5 Clinch County at No. 2 Irwin County.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Indian Field in Ocilla.

Records, rankings: Clinch County is 11-2, the No. 5 seed and No. 3; Irwin County is 12-1, the No. 2 seed and No. 2.

Last meeting: Irwin County won 21-7 on Sept. 15.

Things to know: Irwin County is seeking its first state title since 1975 and second overall. Clinch County is going

A slightly incomplete season review

3:04 am Dec. 12, 2017

Well, this is … different. The 2017 season isn’t quite finished yet, thanks to Mother Nature. Still, we’ll take a look back while we wait to see who survives Clinch County vs. Irwin County, Friday night in Ocilla.

What’s Good?
Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy. Actually, good does the Chargers a severe disservice. For arguably the best program in all of Class A, and one of the best in Georgia regardless of classification,

Finals previews (Prince Avenue’s Greg Vandagriff gives his thoughts on ELCA)

8:55 am Dec. 8, 2017

Here is a look at the finals (courtesy Georgia High School Football Daily), including a comment from Prince Avenue Christian head coach Greg Vandagriff.

PRIVATE

Eagle’s Landing Christian vs. Athens Academy

When, where: 10 a.m. Friday, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Records, rankings: Eagle’s Landing Christian is 13-0, the No. 1 seed and No. 1; Athens Academy is 13-0, the No. 2 seed and No. 2.

Last meeting: Eagle’s Landing Christian won 23-18 in the first round of the 2009

ELCA cruises while Athens Academy, Clinch and Irwin get narrow wins in semis

1:43 am Dec. 4, 2017

The finals are set. On the private side, it’s No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian (13-0) vs. No. 2 Athens Academy (13-0), while the public championship game will feature No. 2 Irwin County (12-1) vs. No. 5 Clinch County (11-2).

Here’s how the four teams advanced:

— ELCA easily dispatched of No. 5 Prince Avenue Christian of Bogart, 55-0. Josh Mays scored three touchdowns in the first half, helping to propel the Chargers

Coaches get candid on the eve of the semifinals

10:06 am Nov. 30, 2017

In advance of semifinal weekend, here are some thoughts from four of the coaches who are one game away from playing for a state championship.
(The semifinal matchups on the private side are No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy vs. No. 5 Prince Avenue and No. 2 Athens Academy vs. No. 3 Mount Paran Christian, on the public its No. 5 Clinch County vs. No. 8 Mt. Zion-Carroll and No. 2

One top seed goes down in the quarterfinals

1:52 am Nov. 25, 2017

We’re down to the final four on both the public and private sides. The semifinal matchups on the private side are No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy vs. No. 5 Prince Avenue and No. 2 Athens Academy vs. No. 3 Mount Paran Christian, on the public its No. 5 Clinch County vs. No. 8 Mt. Zion-Carroll and No. 2 Irwin County vs. No. 3 Emanuel County Institute.

Mt. Zion-Carroll pulled the