Elijah Holyfield sits out season opener

9:59 am Aug. 29, 2015

Woodward Academy star senior running back Elijah Holyfield, one of the state’s top recruits, sat out the season-opener against Decatur with what’s being described as a “minor injury” by the War Eagles’ staff.  The type of injury or his status for Friday’s game at St. Pius were not revealed.

Holyfield, the son of former boxing champions Evander Holyfield and a 2015 AJC Super 11 selection, has offers from all the national powers. According to

Georgia high school football: AAAA Week 2 previews

2:07 pm Aug. 27, 2015

Preview capsules for Week 2’s Class AAAA slate:

Coconut Creek (Florida) vs. Marist, 11:45 a.m., Saturday at Hallford Stadium

Marist coach Alan Chadwick enters his 31st season with concerns.

“I just don’t know how we’re going to stack

St. Pius faces brutal opening two-game stretch

8:47 pm Aug. 25, 2015

St. Pius X has a bevy of starters and key contributors back from last season’s team, which reached the Class AAAA state championship game. It’s a good thing, too, because the Golden Lions open with

Buford reacts to new GHSA reclassification policy

12:55 pm Aug. 18, 2015

Powerhouse Buford expects to be playing in a larger classification when the GHSA’s new policy takes hold in the 2016-17 season. On Monday, the GHSA executive committee, among other sweeping changes, approved a stipulation that will cause schools with more than three percent of their student body residing outside the school’s county of origin to be moved up one classification. Buford athletic director Dexter Wood expects to be

Duluth shuts down Brookwood in Class AAAAAA title game

10:05 pm May. 16, 2015

MACON – Duluth coach Adel Mohsen was convinced this season was destined to be a rebuilding year for his program. Luckily, his Wildcats didn’t believe him.

Duluth got goals from Daniel Arnstein and Alexander Garuba and shut down defending champion Brookwood in a 2-0 victory Saturday in the Class AAAAAA state championship game at Mercer University. It’s Duluth’s first boys state soccer championship. Not bad for a rebuilding year.

“We thought we

Atlanta International wins Class A boys state soccer championship

2:28 pm May. 16, 2015

Atlanta International School star Tomas Perez capped a prolific career with two goals in a 3-0 win over Stratford Academy in the Class A boys state soccer championship Saturday at Mercer University. It’s the first state championship for the Eagles.

Perez scored on a header off a Matias Fernandel assist with 14 minutes left in the first half and tacked on another goal early in the second half on a direct

Class AAAA boys soccer final: St. Pius 1, Cross Keys 0

9:41 pm May. 14, 2015

MACON – St. Pius senior Louie Aponte scored the game’s only goal midway through the first half to lead the top-ranked Golden Lions to a 1-0 victory over Cross Keys in the Class AAAA boys soccer championship game Thursday at Mercer University’s Five Star Stadium.

The victory gave the Golden Lions their third consecutive state championship and fifth in seven years, and it completed a sweep of the Class AAAA titles

Underdog Cross Keys ready ‘to become legend’ | Georgia high school soccer

11:38 am May. 14, 2015

Derrick Burgess began implementing his plan three years ago, his first as Cross Keys varsity boys soccer coach.

Tonight that plan comes to fruition, when Cross Keys steps on the pitch at Mercer University to play in its first ever state championship game. The Indians will face undefeated juggernaut St. Pius X at 7:30 p.m.

St. Pius (21-0) has won two straight state championships and four in the last six years. The Golden

Final four: Alpharetta’s record season | Georgia high school soccer state tournament

4:14 pm May. 11, 2015

The Class AAAAAA boys state soccer tournament final four features a pair of rising upstarts and a pair of perennial powers.

In one semifinal, the Alpharetta Raiders, making their first ever playoff appearance, travel to surprising Duluth at 6:30 p.m. tonight in a battle of contrasting styles.

Bolstered by a senior-laden defense, the Raiders are allowing 0.89 goals per game and have shut out six of