Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

One true region championship game highlights Week 11

12:34 pm Oct. 25, 2016

The upcoming playoffs are no longer a scenario for Class AAAA’s field of 52 teams. Thirty-two teams will make the postseason and with just two weeks of the regular season left, this week will make the playoffs a reality for more than half of the schools. In Region 1, Cairo can clinch the No. 1 seed with a win over visiting Columbus on Friday. The Syrupmakers are 5-0 in the

November 7, 2014 - Roswell, Ga: Blessed Trinity fullback Jake Bogosian (8) celebrates with teammates after their win over Cedar Grove Friday November 7, 2014, in Roswell, Ga.. Blessed Trinity won 28-21 to win the region championship. JASON GETZ / SPECIAL

Woodward Academy cruises to Region 4 title

2:37 pm Oct. 22, 2016

Region 4 crowned its champion on Friday as Woodward Academy demolished Luella 56-0, however, the rest of the seven regions haven’t been mathematically clinched yet.

The War Eagles opened up a 21-0 lead in the first quarter with two Ryan Glover touchdown passes and a 7-yard Glover touchdown run. Two Jalen Polk touchdown runs and a 20-yard touchdown run by Tahj Gary in the second quarter grew the lead to 42-0

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Blessed Trinity and Marist poised for a high-stakes first-time meeting

12:36 pm Oct. 20, 2016

There’s one Thursday game and 20 games slated for Friday night in Class AAAA with just three weeks of action left until the state playoffs begin. Every game means a lot at this point, even for teams mathematically out of the playoff picture. Playing high school football in the state of Georgia is a badge of honor this senior class will be able to wear the rest of their lives.

November 14, 2014 Acworth - An official runs off the field after Allatoona High School's Russell Halimon (3) scored a touchdown against Carver-Atlanta in Acworth, Ga.  (SPECIAL/BRANDEN CAMP)

Three of the season’s most surprising storylines entering Week 10

3:11 pm Oct. 18, 2016

The top 10 in Class AAAA has been more consistent than any of the other seven classifications, however, that doesn’t give any indication to the parity and surprising storylines we’ve seen unfold throughout the first nine weeks of the season. Here are my top 3 most surprising storylines entering week 10.

1. Organized Chaos or pure madness: When looking at the Region 1 standings entering Week 10, there’s really no better

A quick look at the new region standings

11:02 am Oct. 17, 2016

The regular season continues its weekly upsurge in magnitude and Week 9 was full of notable results. Here is a look at the most significant week yet.

In Region 1, the logjam continues. Shaw dropped to 0-4 in region play with a 22-14 loss to Americus-Sumter. Cairo improved to 4-0 with a 35-28 win over Carver-Columbus, but the rest of the field is in gridlock. Hardaway’s surprising 25-21 victory over Northside-Columbus

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Eight regions, 21 games and what to watch for Week 9

11:30 am Oct. 13, 2016

As we enter Week 9, the playoff race ripens with opportunity and significance. Some teams find their postseason aspirations on the brink, while others look to continue gaining steam with just four weeks of regular season action left. This time of year allows us to look at the classification more as a whole as the storylines become clearer with each passing week. All the action is finally starting to enter


Cartersville’s success comes full-circle with trip to Sandy Creek

12:00 pm Oct. 11, 2016

A win at Sandy Creek on Friday would give Cartersville some rare company. Out of Sandy Creek’s 87 all-time opponents, Cartersville is one of just 12 teams that has a winning record against the Fighting Patriots. It’s Marist that leads the way with a 4-0 all-time record against Sandy Creek, but Cartersville could join the War Eagles at 4-0 all-time with a win at the Battlefield. The two programs last

November 7, 2014 - Roswell, Ga: Blessed Trinity fullback Jake Bogosian (8) celebrates with teammates after their win over Cedar Grove Friday November 7, 2014, in Roswell, Ga.. Blessed Trinity won 28-21 to win the region championship. JASON GETZ / SPECIAL

Ranked teams pummel Week 8 opponents

4:13 pm Oct. 8, 2016

It took eight weeks, but the storylines have really heated up across the state. We saw upsets across the state’s seven classifications last night, but in Class AAAA it was a different story for the ranked teams. The top 10 in Class AAAA flat out dominated, and you will be hard-pressed to find a more dominant night of games for any classification’s crop of ranked schools. While No. 4 Jefferson,


A spectrum of styles leads AAAA’s field

10:35 am Oct. 6, 2016

The first seven weeks of the GHSA season have been dominated by Class AAAA’s top three ranked teams. If you were to look at the margin of victory for each of these three teams (Cartersville-37 ppg , Thomson-34.8 ppg, Woodward Academy-34.2 ppg), it wouldn’t show you that in fact, these teams are stylistically very different from each other. From Cartersville’s quick passing attack, to Thomson’s physical running game, and to Woodward Academy’s balance and flexibility, these

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A glance at Week 8’s top 3 storylines

12:25 pm Oct. 4, 2016

Region 1 gets a vacation this week as all eight teams enjoy a bye. Elsewhere in the classification, Marist, Jefferson, Madison County, Salem, Gilmer and Troup will also be off until Week 9. The rest of the Week 8 slate will be packed with region matchups and three storylines in particular stand above the rest when it comes to the playoff picture.

1.  Spalding at West Laurens

After falling 17-14 to Mary