Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

GAC, Cedar Grove feature two of the best quarterbacks in the nation

3:39 pm Dec. 8, 2016

The Class AAA championship game between Greater Atlanta Christian, the top seed from Region 7, and Cedar Grove, the No. 2 seed from Region 5, will feature two of the most high-powered offenses in the state, led by two of the best pro-style quarterbacks in the nation.

Neither program has been successful in the final game of the year. Cedar Grove lost to Cartersville in 1991. GAC lost to Benedictine in

The winding road to the Dome for GAC, Cedar Grove

10:13 am Dec. 6, 2016

After his team lost to Greater Atlanta Christian in the first round of the high school football playoffs, Pace Academy coach Chris Slade had some ominous words for the rest of the Class AAA playoff field. Cedar

Stage set for GAC, Cedar Grove

9:47 am Dec. 3, 2016

Greater Atlanta Christian had a tough time putting away Peach County in Fort Valley. Cedar Grove cruised past Crisp County in Cordele.

If anything was learned Friday night in the Class AAA high school football semifinals, it was

Class AAA semis: Hear it from the coaches

9:51 am Nov. 29, 2016

It’s not easy taking a loss in the high school football state quarterfinals. But the four coaches who were eliminated Friday took the time this week to break down what they saw from the teams that beat

Cedar Grove back in semis … No real upsets

1:37 am Nov. 26, 2016

Cedar Grove is back in the semifinals and the Saints went on the road to do it.

No. 6 Cedar Grove took down No. 4 Calhoun 47-21, keeping the Yellow Jackets out of the semifinals for only the second time in nine years.

There were no real upsets in the third round of the Class AAA playoffs. No. 2 Peach County eliminated defending state champion and No. 3-ranked Westminster 27-17, No. 1

Peach County, Westminster highlight AAA quarterfinals

11:52 am Nov. 24, 2016

It is hard to pick a best game from the Class AAA quarterfinals, for good reason. Each matchup features potential upsets, defending champions, rich traditions and newcomers trying to reach the semifinals for the first

Remaining coaches show mutual respect before big weekend

10:15 am Nov. 22, 2016

There have been some big games throughout the Class AAA football season, but the four quarterfinal matchups that will be played Friday could reach all-time show-stopper status.

Of the eight teams remaining, Pierce County is the

Crisp downs Lovett, other ranked teams coast

3:10 pm Nov. 19, 2016

If there is one thing to say about Round 2 of the Class AAA football playoff competition, it was exciting, yet predictable, and the top seven teams in the rankings lived to play another day.


Crisp, Lovett highlight Round 2

4:22 pm Nov. 17, 2016

One of the biggest games in Round 2 of the Class AAA playoffs will take place in Cordele on Friday when No. 8 Lovett (8-3), the No. 3 seed from Region 5, will play an