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