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Class AAAA goes 19-12 in its cross-classification openers

1:19 pm Aug. 23, 2017

It was a busy opening weekend in Class AAAA with 35 of its 52 teams taking the field. As the rest of the state opened with non-region action, Region 4 staged its first region contest between Eastside and Luella on Saturday. Eastside dominated, putting up 44 first half points and securing a 50-6 victory. Eastside quarterback Noah Cook found Brayden Harper for seven catches, 161 yards and a score and

Can Mt. Cartersville be conquered this season?

11:15 am Aug. 14, 2017

Cartersville, Cartersville, Cartersville.

Make no mistake about it, the Purple Hurricanes are the mountain that the rest of Class 4A will be attempting to scale again this season. Five-star quarterback Trevor Lawrence is back for his senior campaign as the top-ranked player in the nation. He has already quarterbacked Cartersville to 42 victories in the past three years. His expert skillset and machine-like consistency have produced record-breaking numbers, and he has

Boys soccer finals crown four first-time champs

4:26 pm May. 15, 2017

Championship weekend lived up to the hype and the state’s first season with seven classifications resulted in historically significant results. Four of the seven state champs were first-time winners, showcasing years of new programs on the rise timed up with the reclassification to create a perfect storm.

In Class 7A, Meadowcreek scored a 2-0 shutout over Pebblebrook to clinch the crown. A crowd of more than 4,000 fans packed McEachern to

Boys Soccer: Mercer, McEachern host star-powered championship weekend

2:44 pm May. 11, 2017

Four state championship double-headers will be packed into two days of action at Mercer’s Five Star Stadium. On Friday, Whitefield Academy and Walker meet in the boys Class A finals where Whitefield Academy will play for the program’s first state title. Walker has two all-time state crowns, with its most recent championship coming in 2011.

In the boys Class 5A finals, Clarkston will look to avenge its only loss of the

Boys Soccer: Light at the end of the tunnel brightens for emerging contenders

8:28 pm May. 7, 2017

After three rounds of playoff action, we have reached the Final Four of the boys soccer state playoffs. Each of the seven classifications will resume play this Tuesday for semifinal action as we inch closer to championship weekend. Before we get to championship weekend, however, there have been several storylines that have developed across the state that have cleared the path for surging state title hopefuls.

In Class 7A, Pebblebrook’s 3-2

Top seeds march on to second round as competition intensifies

11:27 am May. 1, 2017

In Class 7A, the stronger regions dominated the first round and have left the Round of 16 teams filled with contenders. Region 3, 4, 6 and 7 each sent three teams into the second round, while Region 1, 2, 5 and 8 are left with just one team apiece in the next round. All eight No. 1 seeds advanced, which means that home teams were 12-4 in the first round.

New seven classification structure serves up 96 first round games

5:33 pm Apr. 24, 2017

The Class A-4A boys soccer state playoffs begin Wednesday, April 26 and the Class 5A-7A postseason opens up on Friday, April 28. Within the 96 total first round boys matchups are several games that have the capacity to shake up the bracket and the potential to steer the remaining road to the finals.

In Class 7A, Hillgrove rides a season-best 10 game winning streak into its home match with No. 3

Meadowcreek and Berkmar to let second half decide playoff seeding

1:09 pm Apr. 20, 2017

Last week, we looked into the log-jam in Region 7-7A as the final week of regular season action arrived. Region 7 remains one of the few conferences that is yet to solidify its seeding heading into the playoffs. This Tuesday, Norcross scored a 2-1 win over Berkmar that kept the Patriots from clinching the region title. Instead, Berkmar enters the second half of its postponed game with Meadowcreek tied 1-1

Postseason logjam shifts focus to Region 7-7A

3:01 pm Apr. 12, 2017

In Class 7A, defending state champion Parkview continued its grueling April slate with undefeated Berkmar and 9-4 Norcross this past week. The Region 7 matchups did not go in the Panthers’ favor and their slump continued. After opening the season 7-2, Parkview has now lost its last seven games with 10-4-1 Brookwood and 10-3-1 Alpharetta waiting to close out the season. The matchup with Berkmar was the conclusion of a

A look into Class 7A’s region standings and playoff picture

2:26 pm Apr. 5, 2017

Last week, we took our first look at the upcoming playoffs and what the seeding might look like. This week, more teams have solidified their playoff seeding and we will have several games to look forward to that will complete more of the postseason puzzle. In Class 7A Region 8, Grayson, Rockdale County, Archer and Shiloh have secured playoff spots. Shiloh will be the No. 4 seed, while Archer has