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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.

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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

ELCA cruises while Athens Academy, Clinch and Irwin get narrow wins in semis

1:43 am Dec. 4, 2017

The finals are set. On the private side, it’s No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian (13-0) vs. No. 2 Athens Academy (13-0), while the public championship game will feature No. 2 Irwin County (12-1) vs. No. 5 Clinch County (11-2).

Here’s how the four teams advanced:

— ELCA easily dispatched of No. 5 Prince Avenue Christian of Bogart, 55-0. Josh Mays scored three touchdowns in the first half, helping to propel the Chargers

Friday night roundup: FINAL

11:22 pm Dec. 1, 2017

Lee County mounted an unlikely comeback to win its Class AAAAAA semifinals game 42-38 over Glynn Academy. With less than three minutes remaining, Lee County’s Dashawn King recovered a fumble and returned it 78 yards for a touchdown. Minutes later, the Lee County defense came up with another turnover to cap off the Trojans’ comeback after being down 31-7 in the first quarter and 31-14 at the half.

“We got four

ELCA 55, Prince Avenue Christian 0

10:53 pm Dec. 1, 2017

During the regular season, Eagle’s Landing Christian looked like one of the state’s most dominant teams, beating up opponents by an average score of 52-7.

Then the playoffs began. And the Chargers got even better.

The top-seeded team in the Class A private school playoffs continued its historic run to toward a third consecutive state title with a 55-0 shellacking of No. 5 Prince Avenue Christian. In three playoff games the Chargers

Coaches get candid on the eve of the semifinals

10:06 am Nov. 30, 2017

In advance of semifinal weekend, here are some thoughts from four of the coaches who are one game away from playing for a state championship.
(The semifinal matchups on the private side are No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy vs. No. 5 Prince Avenue and No. 2 Athens Academy vs. No. 3 Mount Paran Christian, on the public its No. 5 Clinch County vs. No. 8 Mt. Zion-Carroll and No. 2

One top seed goes down in the quarterfinals

1:52 am Nov. 25, 2017

We’re down to the final four on both the public and private sides. The semifinal matchups on the private side are No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy vs. No. 5 Prince Avenue and No. 2 Athens Academy vs. No. 3 Mount Paran Christian, on the public its No. 5 Clinch County vs. No. 8 Mt. Zion-Carroll and No. 2 Irwin County vs. No. 3 Emanuel County Institute.

Mt. Zion-Carroll pulled the

Friday night roundup: FINAL

11:11 pm Nov. 24, 2017

By Score Atlanta

CLASS AAAAAA

Glynn Academy 31, Harrison 7

Caine Crews scored on three short touchdown runs to give Glynn Academy a 21-0 lead in the third quarter, and Randon Jernigan rushed for a 7-yard score in the fourth for a 28-7 Red Terrors lead. Crews scored on a 1-yard run to cap a 15-play, 80-yard drive on Glynn Academy’s first possession. After Glynn forced a Harrison punt on the next possession,

Previews for all 8 quarterfinal games

12:21 pm Nov. 24, 2017

Here is a look at the quarterfinal matchups tonight (courtesy of Georgia High School Football Daily):

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Upper Left Bracket
No. 9 Calvary Day (10-2) at No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (11-0)
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Commitment Field, McDonough
Last meeting: Eagle’s Landing Christian won 14-7 in the 2014 Class A private-school semifinals.
Things to know: Calvary Day beat Wesleyan 17-10 last week after trailing 10-0 at halftime. Calvary forced six turnovers (including two first-half interceptions in

Quarterfinal facts and numbers

2:40 pm Nov. 22, 2017

As we get ready for the quarterfinals, here are a few numbers and facts to ponder:

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Upper Left Bracket
No. 9 Calvary Day at No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy

Lower Left Bracket
No. 13 Darlington at No. 5 Prince Avenue Christian

Upper Right Bracket
No. 10 Savannah Christian at No. 2 Athens Academy

Lower Right Bracket
No. 6 Stratford Academy at No. 3 Mount Paran Christian   

Regions Left: Region 3 (2); Region 5 (1); Region 6 (2);