Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

7A preview: Three winners Friday will be alone at the top of their region

10:30 am Oct. 19, 2017

Three games in Class AAAAAAA this week are for first place and match teams that are unbeaten in region play.

Those are Westlake-Newnan (R2), South Forsyth-North Forsyth (R5) and Brookwood-Parkview (R7). Westlake and South Forsyth are comfortably favored in their games, while Brookwood-Parkview is closer to a tossup.

Three other games match undefeated teams vs. one-loss teams in region play. Those are Colquitt County-Tift County (R1), North Paulding-McEachern (R3), Walton-Lassiter (R4).

7A preview: 3 games expected to decide region titles

8:51 am Oct. 12, 2017

Three games in Class AAAAAAA on Friday are expected to decide region titles.

They are South Forsyth-Milton, Walton-Roswell and Archer-Grayson. Although it’s early, these are teams that are projected to finish 1-2 in the regions.

And then there’s No. 2 Lowndes vs. No. 9 Tift County. They also could finish 1-2 in their region, but No. 6 Colquitt County will have a big say in that.

Here is a region-by-region look at the

7A perspective: Is Lowndes-Grayson just a matter of time?

10:30 am Oct. 10, 2017

Archer defeated Newton 20-19 last week in a game that many didn’t notice since it was not played under the bright lights of Friday night. The game was played Saturday afternoon.

It had to make some ask: Are No. 1 Grayson and No. 2 Lowndes helmets and shoulder pads ahead of the rest of Class AAAAAAA? Are they headed toward a Dec. 9 championship game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium?

Think on these

7A in review: Most regions now have clear front-runners

9:17 am Oct. 7, 2017

Several teams are just one week into their region schedules, but five regions came into focus with the results of Friday night. Virtually every region has either one clear team to beat now, or a pair that has separated itself.

Here is a wrapup of how some of those regions took shape Friday. Lots of tight games. Not much happened in regions 1, 7 and 8 Friday, so the focus is

7A rewind: North Gwinnett, Milton are best in show

10:26 am Sep. 30, 2017

Week 7 of the high school in Class AAAAAAA is done. Well, almost. Colquitt County has a game Saturday night against Bishop Sullivan Catholic, the No. 2 team in Virginia, according to Maxpreps.

Meanwhile, here are the five most interesting things that happened Friday night:

-Sixth-ranked North Gwinnett (5-1, 2-0) continued its series of strong showings with a 35-21 victory over fifth-ranked Mill Creek (4-2, 1-1) and positioned itself as the team

Unbeaten, untied, unranked: Five seek respect

10:38 am Sep. 21, 2017

Five teams in Class AAAAAAA are 4-0 but unranked. Are they being disrespected, or do they need a big win to prove themselves?

Three of the 4-0 teams are in games that made GHSF Daily’s Top 10 Games this week and are previewed there. Those would be Lassiter at South Forsyth (both undefeated) and North Gwinnett at undefeated Mountain View.

Here’s a look at each of those 4-0 teams:

Lassiter: The Trojans