Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

No neutral site: Postponed championships to be hosted by schools

1:56 pm Dec. 9, 2017

The Georgia High School Association, which postponed six of its eight state championship football games this weekend because of a winter storm, explored the option of taking them to a neutral site but opted instead to play the games at school sites.

The GHSA, citing safety concerns following Friday’s wintery weather, called off the two state championship football games scheduled for Friday and all four scheduled for Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz

Calhoun 10, Peach County 6

5:39 pm Dec. 8, 2017

It wasn’t pretty or without controversy, but the Calhoun Yellow Jackets beat the Peach County Trojans 10-6 in the Class AAA state championship on Friday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, capturing their third state title since 2011.


Finals previews (Prince Avenue’s Greg Vandagriff gives his thoughts on ELCA)

8:55 am Dec. 8, 2017

Here is a look at the finals (courtesy Georgia High School Football Daily), including a comment from Prince Avenue Christian head coach Greg Vandagriff.


Eagle’s Landing Christian vs. Athens Academy

When, where: 10 a.m. Friday, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Records, rankings: Eagle’s Landing Christian is 13-0, the No. 1 seed and No. 1; Athens Academy is 13-0, the No. 2 seed and No. 2.

Last meeting: Eagle’s Landing Christian won 23-18 in the first round of the 2009

Championship game previews

8:45 am Dec. 8, 2017


Colquitt County vs. North Gwinnett

When, where: 8 p.m. Saturday, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Records, rankings: Colquitt County is 11-3, the No. 3 seed from Region 1-AAAAAAA and No. 8; North Gwinnett is 13-1, the No. 1 seed from