Conversation with ECI’s Chris Kearson, First Presbyterian and McIntosh County Academy stay at top of power ratings

5:08 am Sep. 28, 2016

Today we take our weekly look at the updated Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Power Ratings, and check in with Emanuel County Institute head coach Chris Kearson, who once again has the Bulldogs in the thick of the hunt for region and state championships.

ECI head coach Chris Kearson
Scoring points has never been a problem for ECI, but usually the Bulldogs do it with a punishing ground game. This season

Athens Christian upsets No. 1 Commerce, Stratford’s defense dominates, Darlington sends a message

12:18 pm Sep. 24, 2016

Athens Christian pulls the upset
The Eagles pulled off the stunner of the season thus far, upsetting No. 1 (Public) Commerce 21-14. The Tigers (3-1, 2-1 in Region 8) were held scoreless in the first half but tied the score at 14 with two, third-quarter touchdowns – a 2-yard touchdown run by QB Lane Sorrow and a 64-yard pass from Sorrow to Caleb Mason, according to the Athens Banner Herald. But

Two public vs. private match ups are weekend’s best

8:30 am Sep. 23, 2016

Here is a look at some of the top games this weekend, including two big time public vs private matchups:

No. 8 (Public) Bowdon (3-1, 1-0 in Region 6, Div. A) at No. 6 (Private) Darlington (3-1, 1-0).  (Preview courtesy of Georgia High School Football Daily.) This game will be a measure of the relative strengths of public and private schools in Class A. Both are ranked No. 6 in the

ELCA’s Gess answers “The Question,” A newcomer rises to top of public power ratings

3:50 pm Sep. 20, 2016

Today Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy head coach Jonathan Gess answers “The Question” and we take a look at this week’s new Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings. First Presbyterian Day stayed undefeated and remains at the top of the private list, but a new face has jumped into the top spot on the public side.

ELCA’s Gess answers “The Question”
When we asked former Prince Avenue Christian head coach Jeff Herron why

Manchester rolling; Mount de Sales, Warren County improving

8:38 am Sep. 17, 2016

Here’s a look at some of what went down Friday night.

Watch out for Manchester.  Of the teams that dropped down back into Class A after reclassification last winter, Manchester might be the team to watch. The Blue Devils, No. 9 (Public), scored 19-unanswered points and blew open a close game with Class AA Jordan, 38-12. Manchester (4-0) got 138 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Tre Gamble, two touchdown passes by

No. 10 Irwin-No. 3 Clinch, No. 6 Darlington-Gordon Lee are weekend’s best, plus updated power ratings

11:16 am Sep. 15, 2016

Here’s a quick breakdown of the top games of this weekend, followed by the updated Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Power Ratings for the week. There was a bit of a glitch earlier this week, when the polls are usually released.

No. 10 (Public) Irwin County (1-2) at No. 3 (Public) Clinch County (2-1)
(Preview courtesy of Georgia High School Football Daily) This is the 22nd regular-season rematch of a previous year’s

ELCA, Marion still rolling; FPD, Calvary Day are for real; Darlington makes a statement

3:14 am Sep. 10, 2016

Here’s a look at the top happenings from Friday night’s action.

ELCA is still ELCA. The defending private champs jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, en route to a 45-0 romp over Class AAA Hart County (1-2).

Marion County appears to still be Marion County. One year into the post-Mike Swaney era, Marion County (3-0) is still rolling. The Eagles raced to a 42-0

Top teams in AA, Class A Public (Fitzgerald and Macon County) Headline Weekend’s Best

4:08 pm Sep. 8, 2016

A battle featuring Fitzgerald, No. 1 in Class AA, and Macon County, No. 1 in Class A Public, along with several private vs. public matchups are the top games of this weekend in Class A. Here are a few:

No. 1 in Class AA Fitzgerald (1-0) at No. 1 (Public) Macon County (2-0)
(Preview courtesy of Georgia High School Football Daily) This game originally was to be played on Friday but was rescheduled

Fellowship Christian, Telfair County top first power ratings; Tuesday convo with Jeff Herron

4:29 pm Sep. 6, 2016

The first Class A Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings are out for this season and the No. 1 teams on the public and private sides are pretty surprising – Fellowship Christian and Telfair County. Keep in mind that the top 24 teams will make the state playoffs this season.

Also in today’s blog, we visit with another legendary coach who left Class A this season. Last week, we checked in

Manchester impresses, Landmark gets signature win, PAC survives and FPD makes a statement

4:41 am Sep. 3, 2016

Here’s what went down Friday night:

Manchester looking impressive. The Gamble brothers were at it again Friday night. Tre rushed for 121 yards on just 12 carries, and scored on runs of 43, 29 and 4 yards, while brother Deenizeo opened the scoring with a 35-yard run to help lift the No. 9 (Public) Blue Devils to a 35-6 win over Class AA Southwest-Macon (1-1).

Landmark gets early big win. Senior Lofton