Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

A conversation with Calhoun head coach Hal Lamb

10:07 am Oct. 25, 2016

If there is a model of consistency in high school football in the state of Georgia, coach Hal Lamb and the Calhoun Yellow Jackets just might be it. The reason why? Family.

Coach Lamb and his

Class AAA picture becomes a bit clearer in Week 10

10:18 am Oct. 22, 2016

What did Week 10 of the high school football season show us? Some teams are right where they should be in the Class AAA ratings. Others are trying to regain form after playing through injuries. And all of them are trying to get the No. 1 seed for the playoffs.


— Top-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian kept its region play spotless with a 42-14 victory against North Hall. Stanford commitment Davis

Westminster, Lovett headline Week 10

3:18 pm Oct. 20, 2016

A Region 5 showdown between two top-ranked teams headlines Class AAA competition Friday, when No. 5 Lovett (5-2, 3-1) heads to Alfred E. Thompson Stadium in a last-ditch effort to dethrone region leader and third-ranked Westminster (5-2, 4-0).

Westminster already has beaten the other two ranked teams in the region — No. 7 Cedar Grove (5-2, 3-1) and No. 9 Pace Academy (4-3, 2-2).

If Westminster wins, it will be on the

Cedar Grove moves back into Region 5 race

11:45 am Oct. 15, 2016

The No. 9 Cedar Grove Saints (5-2, 3-1) have won four region titles, the most recent last season in Region 4. Since reclassification the Saints have been thrown into the top 10-laden Region 5 with No. 3 Westminster, No. 4 Pace Academy and No. 6 Lovett. After a 49-0 thrashing of Pace Academy, the Saints made a serious statement in Region 5 and likely will move up in the rankings.


Pace at Cedar Grove headlines Week 9 in Class AAA

3:17 pm Oct. 13, 2016

The No. 4 Pace Academy Knights (4-2, 2-1) will travel to the No. 9 Cedar Grove Saints (4-2, 2-1) in a Region 5 game Friday night at Buck Godfrey Stadium in Decatur. The Knights are looking to regain

Westminster makes statement against Pace

9:57 am Oct. 8, 2016

It has been difficult to pick a front-runner in Region 5, arguably the toughest region in Class AAA.

The league features four top-10 teams — No. 4 Westminster, No. 2 Pace,  No. 6 Lovett (4-2, 2-1),

Westminster-Pace game highlights Class AAA weekend

4:12 pm Oct. 6, 2016

The No. 4 Westminster Wildcats (3-2, 2-0) will play host to the No. 2 Pace Academy Knights (4-1, 2-0) in a Region 5 game Friday night at Alfred E. Thompson stadium in Atlanta. This will be the first meeting between the two programs. Westminster is the highest-ranked team from Region 5, and Pace is second, so look for an electric atmosphere at kickoff.

This will mark the 23rd time that reigning state champions have faced each