Region races begin with big statements

11:17 am Sep. 24, 2016

A large statement was made in the fight for the Region 5-AAA title when the No. 7 Westminster Wildcats (3-2, 2-0) routed No. 3 Cedar Grove Saints (3-2, 1-1) 42-21 Friday night in Decatur.

The victory provided a big boost for the Wildcats, who opened their season 0-2 after losing to Class AAAA Woodward Academy and top-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian. You might recall that it was Westminster, with four losses, that defeated

A conversation with Central-Macon coach Jesse Hicks

9:24 am Sep. 20, 2016

Need to rebuild a high school football program? You might want to discuss the project with Central-Macon coach Jesse Hicks, who has mastered the craft at two Middle Georgia high schools.

First, there was Baldwin in Milledgeville, where Hicks went 8-3 in his first season after taking over a program that had won one game in two seasons.

Now, it’s Central-Macon, where a victory against winless Kendrick on Friday will give the

Top teams look strong in week 5.

11:39 am Sep. 17, 2016

What did we learn from Class AAA in Week 5?

Peach sizzled late; the Saints marched in; Mills looks like new, and Pace rolled a Stone.

No. 4 Peach County (3-1) faced a potential shutout but turned things around by coming from behind to win 20-19 against Class AAAA No. 5 Mary Persons (3-2). The Trojans trailed 19-0 entering the fourth quarter. Peach struggled in the first half with several dropped passes

Lovett-Cedar Grove headline week 5.

3:39 pm Sep. 15, 2016

Region 5 has been the focal point of Class AAA, and it’s not wasting any time getting down to business.

No. 7 Lovett (2-1) will host No. 3 Cedar Grove (2-1) Friday night in a key region game that should provide a playoff atmosphere.

Cedar Grove opened its season with a 34-23 victory against Class AAAAAA Stephenson, then lost to Southwest DeKalb 21-20 and defeated Columbia 40-0 last week. Against Columbia, Korey Hernandez

A conversation with Crisp County coach Shelton Felton

10:09 am Sep. 13, 2016

Crisp County head coach Shelton Felton has had one year as head coach of the Cougars football program and is turning the team into a formidable opponent from Region 1.

The program is undefeated this season after beating Dooly County, Americus-Sumter and Turner County. The Cougars, ranked No. 9, have not been in the top 10 since the 2001 season, when they went 9-4 and lost to Paulding County in the

Sad Friday for ranked AAA teams

9:43 am Sep. 10, 2016

The roller coaster that is Class AAA high school football took some serious twists and turns Friday, leaving the top-10 rankings in a jumbled mess. There were losses, losses and more losses.

But first, the good

Pace Academy-Thomson headlines Class AAA weekend

3:06 pm Sep. 8, 2016

Top-ranked Pace Academy (2-0) faces another stern test Friday when the Knights play host to Class AAAA second-ranked Thomson (3-0), led by all-purpose star Christian Tutt.

Tutt, the 14th-ranked cornerback in the nation by the recruiting website 247Sports, plays a number or roles for Thomson and already has a 95-yard kickoff return to this credit this season.

Pace coach Chris Slade is aware of the challenge.

“I was with my staff all day

A conversation with Pace Academy coach Chris Slade

10:01 pm Sep. 5, 2016

Pace Academy football coach Chris Slade has experienced more than most high school players could envision. Whether it was being a standout at a Virginia high school, playing for a top-level program like the University

Early season schedule provides mixed reviews

12:22 pm Sep. 3, 2016

We are three weeks into the football season for many Class AAA teams, and what have we learned about the projected top five teams in the classification?

Very little.

Pace Academy, ranked No. 1, and Greater Atlanta Christian, ranked No. 2, have remained undefeated. Pace coach Chris Slade said before the season that he felt like his team was over-ranked and that he wouldn’t learn about his team until it began playing