Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

It’s an All-Wolves title match

8:56 am Dec. 3, 2016

It will be an All-Wolves Showdown for the Class AAAAA championship.

No. 1 Buford and No. 4 Rome will play for the championship on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the Georgia Dome. It will mark the

Who will prevail in semis? Vote here

6:09 am Dec. 1, 2016

Sometimes it just works out this way. Four of the best teams in the state actually reached the semifinal round.

No. 1 Buford, No. 2 Stockbridge, No. 4 Rome and No. 5 Kell are the participants.

Stockbridge wins the old-fashioned way

5:35 am Nov. 29, 2016

With high school teams all over the state switching to the flavor-of-the-day spread offense, the Stockbridge Tigers continue to have success with their tried and true old-school approach.

The No. 2-ranked Tigers (13-0) reached the semifinals

No upsets here: Top-ranked teams keep winning

1:45 am Nov. 26, 2016

The top-ranked teams held serve in Class AAAAA on Friday, leaving No. 1 Buford, No. 2 Stockbridge, No. 4 Rome and No. 5 Kell in the semifinals. No. 3 Carrollton was eliminated by Buford.

That means the semifinals will feature Kell (11-2) at Buford (12-1) and Stockbridge (13-0) vs. Rome (11-2). Rome and Stockbridge had a coin flip early Saturday morning to determine the site.

The winners will meet for the championship.


Carrollton takes shot at No. 1 Buford … Look at other games

6:22 am Nov. 24, 2016

Like most high school football coaches in Georgia, Carrollton’s Sean Calhoun  doesn’t mind holding practice on Thanksgiving morning. This year is no exception.

“When you’re practicing on Thanksgiving, it means you’re still playing and still have

A look at the Final 8 Quarterbacks

9:00 am Nov. 22, 2016

It isn’t possible for a team to reach the quarterfinal round of the state football playoffs without a good quarterback. The position requires skill, leadership and the ability to come up big when it matters

No surprises … Ranked teams roll on

2:03 am Nov. 19, 2016

Two weeks into the playoffs and there still hasn’t been a real upset in the Class AAAAA playoffs.

All eight of the teams that reached the quarterfinals are ranked among the top 10, which means the last three weeks has the potential to produce some terrific games.

The team to beat remains No. 1 Buford (11-1), but none of the remaining teams should be discounted.

The semifinal matchups are Carrollton at Buford, Kell

QB Showcase Highlights Second-Round Games

9:25 am Nov. 17, 2016

The quarterback showcase of the week will take place at Grady Stadium, where No. 7 Woodland and No. 8 Grady meet in a second-round elimination game.

Grady features Caylin Newton, who has thrown for 3,096 yards

And the best region in AAAAA is ….

5:19 am Nov. 15, 2016

Which region is the strongest in Class AAAAA? That’s a subject that’s often discussed throughout the year and is most commonly answered by how many teams are remaining at the end of the first round of the playoffs. Generally speaking, the better regions will have more teams advance to the second round.

Because the classifications have been so watered down by repeated expansions, the fourth playoff qualifier is usually not competitive.