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AJC updates from the world of high school sports in metro Atlanta and Georgia

North Cobb 36, North Gwinnett 29

  • 8:31 am Saturday, August 30th, 2014 by robhadd

By Robert Haddocks
For the AJC

North Cobb scored two touchdowns in the final seven minutes to erase a 16-point deficit and rallied for a dramatic 36-29 win over North Gwinnett.
Tyler Queen led the Warriors on a 99-yard drive in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 29-29. But the senior quarterback saved his best for last, marching the Warriors 82 yards before running in for a 1-yard score with 35 seconds remaining. North Gwinnett drove to the North Cobb 20-yard line, but a desperation pass sailed out of bounds.
North Cobb fans and players stormed the field as the Warriors (1-1) [More]

Friday football scores

  • 12:48 am Saturday, August 30th, 2014 by AJC Sports

Adairsville 52, Woodland-Cartersville 28

Alexander 30, Douglas Co. 12

Allatoona 41, Villa Rica 22

Americus-Sumter 28, Macon Co. 23

Athens Christian 31, Athens Academy 14

Atkinson Co. 21, Jeff Davis 6

Aquinas 33, Prince Ave. Christian 18

Bacon Co. 34, Lanier Co. 13

Bainbridge 12, Early Co. 6

Baldwin 42, Hancock Central 24

B.E.S.T Academy 14, Callaway 7

Blessed Trinity 42, St. Pius 20

Brooks Co. 28, Clinch Co. 8

Buford 56, Berkmar 0

Burke Co. 20, Jefferson Co. 7

Cairo 14, Thomasville 0

Calhoun 21, Dalton 14

Calhoun Co. 26, Dougherty 13

Cambridge 42, Chapel Hill 12

Camden Co. 42, Dutchtown 6

Campbell 33, Stone Mountain 8

Cartersville 41, Cass 7

Carver-Columbus 44, Spencer 13

Cedar Grove 34, Southwest DeKalb 6

Central, Ala. [More]

Class AA Friday football roundup

  • 12:07 am Saturday, August 30th, 2014 by AJC Sports

Compiled by Score Atlanta

Greater Atlanta Christian 28, North Oconee 10: Sophomore quarterback Davis Mills accounted for all four of GAC’s touchdowns, throwing for three scores and rushing for another. The visiting Spartans jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead after Mills hit Justin Phan on a 31-yard passing score and a 64-yard passing score and ran for a 1-yard touchdown in the first half. Mills capped the Spartans’ scoring with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Darius Slayton in the third quarter.

Class AAA Friday football roundup

  • 11:29 pm Friday, August 29th, 2014 by AJC Sports

Compiled by Score Atlanta

Cedar Grove 34, Southwest DeKalb 6: Cedar Grove’s LaBron Morris scored three touchdowns to lead the Saints past Southwest DeKalb. Morris scored on runs of 10, 18 and 40 yards. Cedar Grove also got a 20-yard touchdown run from Trey Shaw and a 25-yard touchdown run from James Hartsfield. Southwest DeKalb’s only touchdown came on a short kickoff return by Ebere Ohaya.

Westminster 13, Lovett 10: The host Wildcats won the Battle of Buckhead for the first time since 2011 after forcing two crucial turnovers and scoring their only touchdown with just over two minutes left when Rankin [More]

Langston Hughes 21, Creekside 20

  • 11:03 pm Friday, August 29th, 2014 by S. Thomas Coleman

In the end, Creekside’s talent, smart coaching and heart of a champion could not overcome an uncharacteristically undisciplined performance.

Neighborhood rival Langston Hughes (2-0) – a squad with just as much talent, ranked No. 7 in Class AAAAAA – used a stingy defense and opportune offense to build a 21-0 lead and then withstood a furious rally by Creekside to claim a 21-20 win in the Panther Pit at Langston Hughes Stadium in Fairburn.

Trailing 21-0 late in the third quarter, Creekside (1-1), the defending Class AAAAA champions, ranked No. 1 this week, began its comeback.  With the offense clearly missing AJC/GHSFD [More]

Grayson 39, Gainesville 0

  • 10:42 pm Friday, August 29th, 2014 by Brent Holloway

Coming off its first losing season since 2005, Grayson sent a message Friday night that it doesn’t intend to stay down for long. The Rams turned in a dominant performance in all phases, defeating Gainesville, 39-0, in the season opener for both teams.

The Red Elephants, ranked No. 8 in Class AAAAA and a state quarterfinalist last year, were playing their first game since 2009 without Deshaun Watson as their starting quarterback and lacked the explosiveness they showed in previous seasons. Grayson’s talent-loaded defense was a big reason why.

Five members of the Rams defense have earned scholarship offers from major college [More]

Blessed Trinity 42, St. Pius 20

  • 10:39 pm Friday, August 29th, 2014 by Jeff Haws

Running back Milton Shelton bounced back from two second-half miscues to carry Class AAA No. 6 Blessed Trinity to a 42-20 win over Class AAAA No. 7 St. Pius on Friday.

Coming out of halftime leading 28-7, it was Shelton’s fumble on the first play from scrimmage that gave St. Pius life, and the ball on the Blessed Trinity 25-yard line.

Three plays later, the Lions (0-1) were in the end zone, and the game was on at 28-13 after a missed extra point.

On Blessed Trinity’s next possession, a Shelton drop on a pass that probably would have led to a first [More]

Walton 36, Marietta 28

  • 10:35 pm Friday, August 29th, 2014 by Chip Saye

KK Brooks rushed for 159 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter as Walton put the game away, to lead the Raiders to a 36-28 victory Friday at Marietta.

Walton trailed for only three and a half minutes in the second quarter but could not finish off the Blue Devils until late. Brooks’ 6-yard run with 4:02 to play capped a nine-play, 75-yard drive that gave the Raiders (2-0) a 29-20 lead.

The Raiders forced Marietta to punt on its next possession, but the snap was mishandled and the Raiders took over at the Marietta 1-yard line. Brooks, the [More]

Class AAAA Friday football roundup

  • 10:32 pm Friday, August 29th, 2014 by AJC Sports

Compiled by Score Atlanta

Buford 56, Berkmar 0: The Buford defense held visiting Berkmar to minus-17 rushing yards and 26 total yards of offense. Xavier Gant returned the opening kickoff to midfield and took the next two carries for a 43-yard run and a 2-yard touchdown. Wolves quarterback Luke Humphrey finished 6-of-7 passing for 130 yards and two touchdowns. Stephen Reese (19 yards) and Brandon Mangrum (34 yards) hauled in the Humphrey touchdown receptions. Josh Thomas ran in a pair of first-quarter touchdowns that extended the lead to 28-0. Freshman Christian Turner ran for Buford’s final touchdown from three yards out. [More]

Class A Friday football roundup

  • 10:26 pm Friday, August 29th, 2014 by AJC Sports

Compiled by Score Atlanta

North Cobb Christian 36, Cross Keys 12 : North Cobb Christian’s offense was led by running back David Brittingham, who had three rushing touchdowns. Brittingham ran for 111 yards on 12 carries. Quarterback Jalen Dantier also added a 47-yard touchdown run, and passed to Chandler Moeller for a 12-yard score. North Cobb Christian moved to 1-0. Cross Keys is 0-1.

St.Francis 47, Providence Christian 10: The Storm put forth a valiant effort behind junior quarterback Jeremy Hardnett, who scored Providence Christian’s first varsity touchdown on a 69-yard scamper. Colin Moncreif added a 36-yard field goal. A.J. Cummings showed his speed [More]