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ELCA and Mt. Zion-Carroll sit atop latest power rating lists

2:28 am Sep. 21, 2017

After skipping a week due to Hurricane Irma, the Georgia High Schools Association/MaxPreps Class A Power Ratings are back. Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (5-0) and its 27-game winning streak is on top of the private school list, while undefeated Mt. Zion-Carroll is No. 1 on the public side.

Here are the lists:

Class A Private

Rank
School
Region
Record
Ranking

1
Eagle’s Landing Christian
5-A
5-0
16.20

2
Calvary Day School
3-A
3-0
14.67

3
Mt. Vernon
5-A
4-0
14.63

4
Athens Academy
8-A
3-0
13.06

5
Prince Avenue Christian
8-A
4-0
12.92

6
George Walton Academy
8-A
3-0
12.83

7
Mt. Pisgah Christian
6-A
3-1
12.63

8
Stratford Academy
7-A
3-0
12.22

9
Mt. Paran Christian
6-A
3-1
12.13

10
Lakeview Academy
8-A
1-2
11.78

10
Savannah Country

No. 5 (Public) Irwin “upsets” No. 1 (Public) Clinch, No. 1 (Private) ELCA’s win streak reaches 27

3:01 am Sep. 16, 2017

Here’s what went down Friday night.

No. 5 Irwin upsets No. 1 Clinch?
On first glance, it appears as if No. 5 Irwin County’s 21-7 win over No. 1 Clinch County was an “upset.” But maybe not. Irwin (3-1, 1-0 in Region 2) is the defending region champion and Friday night’s victory may make Irwin the only team in the state that has victories this season over the last two state champions

No. 1 (Public) Clinch at No. 5 (Public) Irwin among best games in Week 5

12:21 am Sep. 15, 2017

Here’s a look at the top games in Week 5:

No. 1 (Public) Clinch County (2-1) at No. 5 (Public) Irwin County (2-1)
This is one of the most understated rivalries in Georgia, featuring two of the best programs, regardless of classification, in the state. The teams have met 41 times since 1952. Each has won 20 games, with one tie (1980). Their all-time records are virtually the same:  423-282-17 for Clinch

Irma’s Impact, Ranked teams split with AA ranked foes, Athens Academy rolls

11:35 am Sep. 9, 2017

Observations from Friday night, Week 4:

Irma’s impact
Hurricane Irma’s impending arrival has impacted the high school football schedule, this weekend and for the next couple of weeks when region games will need to be rescheduled:

Savannah Country Day 44, Johnson-Savannah 16. This game was moved up to Thursday.
Savannah Christian at Charlton County, and Portal at Jenkins County have been cancelled.
Bryan County at McIntosh County Academy has been cancelled.
6 Calvary Day at Aquinas

No. 3 (Private) Wesleyan vs. AA No. 2 Hapeville one of state’s best this week

2:45 am Sep. 8, 2017

Here’s a look at the best games on the board in Week 4:

No. 3 (Private) Wesleyan (3-0) vs. AA No. 2 Hapeville Charter (2-1)
This should be one of the best games of the weekend, regardless of classification. Both are coming off of easy wins last week – Wesleyan led Frederica Academy, a GISA school in St. Simons, 38-0 after the third quarter en route to a 38-14 win, while Hapeville

ELCA and Trion sit atop first power rating polls of the season

6:04 pm Sep. 5, 2017

This season’s first Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Football Power Ratings are out. Two-time state champion Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and Trion come in at No. 1 on the private and public polls, respectively.

Here is a look at each list. The top 24 teams will advance to the state playoffs.

Class A Private

Rank
School
Region
Record
 

1
Eagle’s Landing Christian
5-A
3-0

2
Tattnall Square Academy
7-A
1-0

3
George Walton Academy
8-A
2-0

4
Calvary Day School
3-A
2-0

4
Mt. Paran Christian
6-A
2-1

6
Prince Avenue Christian
8-A
3-0

7
Athens Academy
8-A
2-0

7
Stratford Academy
7-A
2-0

9
Mt. Pisgah Christian
6-A
2-1

10
Hebron Christian

Prince Avenue rally among Friday night highlights

5:44 am Sep. 2, 2017

Here’s a look at what went down Friday night:

Prince Avenue gets comeback win
No. 2 (Private) Prince Avenue rallied from an early 14-point deficit to defeat Athens Christian (1-1), 30-24 in Athens. The Wolverines trailed 14-0 after the first quarter, but took a 21-14 lead into halftime. In all, Prince Avenue (3-0) scored 30 unanswered points. Grant Roland scored two rushing touchdowns and threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Mack Simmons.

Mount

Week 3’s Best: No. 5 (Private) Darlington at AAAA No. 9 Ridgeland, No. 2 (Public) Macon County vs. No. 8 (Public) Irwin County

4:09 am Sep. 1, 2017

Here is a look at the best games on the board this weekend:

No. 5 (Private) Darlington (1-0) at AAAA No. 9 Ridgeland (2-0)
Darlington won its fourth season opener in a row last week, a 50-0 blitzing of Gaston of Gadsden, Ala. The Tigers’ 260 yards rushing was paced by Player of the Year candidate senior Tijai Whatley, who ran for 95 yards on just five carries, three of which went