Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

ELCA, Irwin County stay atop latest power rankings

1:38 am Oct. 19, 2017

There was a little movement at the top of this week’s latest Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Power Ratings.

The top teams – Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (7-0) on the private side and Irwin County (6-1) on the public side – maintained their standing from last week. But on the public side, Manchester (8-0) moved up one spot to No. 2, tied with Mt. Zion-Carroll (7-0), Jenkins County (6-1) held

No. 1 (Public) Manchester, No. 2 (Private) Prince Avenue escape upset bids, No. 10 (Public) Trion does not

4:23 am Oct. 14, 2017

Here’s what went down Friday night:

Near upset No. 1:  No. 2 (private) Prince Avenue survives
The Wolverines, who are also No. 2 in the private school power ratings, trailed Hebron Christian 10-8 at halftime, but a four-yard touchdown run by JJ Hudson and a 64-yard touchdown pass from Grant Roland to Christian Parrish – the game’s second 60-plus yard pass play for a score between the two — gave PAC a

New Power Ratings: Private No. 1 is ELCA (again) Public No. 1 is new (again)

12:16 am Oct. 12, 2017

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and Prince Avenue Christian are still in the top two positions in this week’s private school Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings, while for the third week in a row the public school ratings have a new No. 1. Irwin County moved from No. 3 last week to the top spot, while Mt. Zion-Carroll dropped one spot to No. 2. Jenkins County moved into the top

Two upstarts — Mt. Vernon , Schley County — highlight weekend’s best

1:39 am Oct. 6, 2017

Here are the best games on the slate for Week 8:

No. 7 Wesleyan (5-2, 2-1 in Region 5) at No. 9 Mount Vernon Presbyterian (6-0, 2-0).
It has already been a historic season at Mount Vernon Presbyterian. The Mustangs are ranked in the Atlanta Journal Constitution Top 10 for the first time since the school, located on the north Fulton County-DeKalb County boarder, restarted its football program in 2006. And this

New power ratings: ELCA stays on top, Mt. Zion-Carroll new public No. 1

5:11 am Oct. 4, 2017

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and Mt. Zion-Carroll are the No. 1 teams in this week’s new Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings. ELCA maintained its choke hold on the top spot on the private side, after winning its 28th consecutive game last week, 45-6 over Wesleyan. On the public side, Mt. Zion-Carroll vaulted into the No. 1 spot, up from No. 3 last week, after the Lions rallied for a

Signature win by Mount Vernon among top results from a big Friday night

8:21 am Sep. 30, 2017

Here’s what went down Friday night:

Can anyone stop ELCA?
Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, No. 1 in the AJC private top 10 and No. 1 in the private power ratings, won their 28th consecutive game last night, dominating No. 3 Wesleyan, 45-6. The Chargers (6-0, 2-0 in Region 5), going for their eighth consecutive region title and third straight private state championship, used big plays and a solid defensive effort to defeat

Battles at the top of the standings part of huge slate of games

5:57 pm Sep. 29, 2017

There are a number of big-time match ups Friday night that will go a long way in determining region championships, as well as poll and power rating standings. Here are a few:

No. 3 (Private) Wesleyan (5-1, 2-0 in Region 5) at
No. 1 (Private) Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (5-0, 1-0)
(Preview courtesy of Georgia High School Football Daily) ELCA and Wesleyan are among three undefeated teams in the region. The other is

ELCA stays No. 1 while Commerce rises to the top public spot in latest power ratings

1:47 am Sep. 28, 2017

At the halfway point in the season, there was a little bit of movement in this week’s Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Power Ratings.

On the public side, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (5-0) remained in the top spot. But the rest of the top five is different from last week. Athens Academy (4-0) moved up two spots to No. 2, Prince Avenue Christian (5-0) moved up two spots to No.

Manchester, Prince Avenue, Commerce and Aquinas pick up big wins

7:02 am Sep. 23, 2017

Manchester rolls
The No. 1 public team showed why Friday night, as Manchester (5-0, 2-0 in Region 4-A, Division A) shut out previously-unbeaten Marion County (4-1, 1-1), 30-0. The Blue Devils led 16-0 at halftime and were never threatened. Kelvin Turner rushed for 187 yards and a touchdown, Deenizeo Gamble ran for two scores and Kalil Brawner added a 54-yard touchdown run. On the other side of the ball, the Manchester