(FINAL) Class A Football Blog: Who wins Hawkinsville vs. Mt. Paran?; Other coaches sound off on 2014 season

11:33 am Dec. 18, 2014

Well Class A Heads, the time has come. This will be the final football blog for this season.

Starting Saturday we’ll be full tilt basketball, though I will post nuggets from time to time on players who commit or sign with a school to play college football, and will mention any coaching changes.  Also, if the Georgia High School Association makes any changes or tweaks to any of its rules that

Class A Basketball Blog: Girls players to watch

4:44 pm Dec. 16, 2014

Here are some of the top players in Class A girls basketball.

Abby Grant, St. Francis.  One of the best long-distance shooters in the state, the 5-10 senior guard is averaging 12 points a game for the Knights and has led a talented trio of sophomores – G Taja Cummings, G Maya Dodson and C Kasiyahna Kushkituah – to an 8-0 start this season.

Abigail Lewis, Calvary Day.  Already averaging 25 points

Class A Private Final: Mount Paran Christian 49, Eagle’s Landing Christian 7

2:10 pm Dec. 13, 2014

It was more of a coronation than it was a football game.  There is a new king in the Class A private school ranks: Mount Paran Christian of Kennesaw.

The Eagles easily dispatched Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (7-7), one of the most recent wearers of the crown, 49-7 to win the private school championship, Saturday morning at the Georgia Dome. The win gave Mt. Paran (14-0) its first state title and

Class A public final: Hawkinsville 15, Irwin County 6

5:21 pm Dec. 12, 2014

Hawkinsville struggled to get anything going offensively against Irwin County on Friday at the Georgia Dome, but the Red Devils finally got a big break from their special teams.

Two more costly Irwin County mistakes followed in rapid succession, and the Red Devils turned all three into the points they needed to beat Irwin County 15-6 in the Class A public-school championship game. The victory gave Hawkinsville its first state title

Class A Football Blog: The finals — Four teams, four journeys

2:54 pm Dec. 11, 2014

Finals Weekend is here! We take a quick look at the four teams that have made it to the Dome. No. 2 Irwin County vs. No. 4 Hawkinsville and No. 3 Mt. Paran Christian vs. No. 5 ELCA.

We’ll have one more football blog next week (Thursday) to put this season to bed and transition into basketball full time. Remember, send any basketball nuggets you have to s.thomascoleman@yahoo.com.

No. 2 Irwin

Class A Basketball Blog: Boys players to watch this season

2:23 pm Dec. 10, 2014

Here are some of the top players in Class A boys basketball. We’ll take a look at some of the top girls next week.

But first, kudos to the basketball program at Landmark Christian School, which recently as a part of its “Landmark Never Stops Giving” initiative, collected toys for children at Christian City. The JV and varsity teams gave away 45 toys to Christian City, a non-profit, non-denominational organization providing

Class A Blog: Mt. Paran and Irwin County advance in convincing fashion, ELCA and Hawkinsville win close ones

9:02 am Dec. 6, 2014

Both top seeds said good bye in Friday night’s semifinals.  Both Calvary Day and Marion County loss tough ones to Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and Hawkinsville, while Aquinas’ 26-game winning streak was demolished by Mount Paran and Irwin County rolled over Commerce, scoring 28 unanswered points in the second half.  Here’s a recap:

Private Semifinals

Top Bracket
No. 5 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy 14, No. 1 Calvary Day 7.  Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy,

Class A Blog: Private and public school semifinal matchups

11:38 am Dec. 4, 2014

Will ELCA get revenge for last season’s tough, overtime loss to Calvary Day, or will the Cavaliers continue to find ways to win without their starting quarterback? Will Aquinas-Mt. Paran be an offensive slug fest or will one team’s defense step up?  Can Marion County beat Hawkinsville, the team that has provided its most difficult challenges, for the third consecutive time or will the Red Devils find a way to

Class A Basketball Blog: Five private, public girls teams to watch this season

3:07 pm Dec. 2, 2014

Here are five private and public girls’ teams to watch this season. Next week we’ll take a look at some of the best individual boys in Class A.

Private
Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy.  The Warriors finished 26-5 en route to winning the second state title in the program’s history (2006). SACA lost two big-time talents in G Marquita Daniels and F Amy Griffin, who have moved on to South Alabama and

Class A Football Blog: A breakdown of the quarterfinals

4:45 am Nov. 29, 2014

Private Quarterfinals

Top Bracket
No. 1 Calvary Day 35, No. 9 Mount Pisgah Christian 21.  Robert Heyward led host Calvary Day (12-0) with a game-high 213 rushing yards and three touchdowns off 18 carries. Calvary Day built an early 21-0 lead with a Brent Sanders touchdown pass to Tyler Kilgore and rushing scores from Heyward and Sanders. Mount Pisgah (8-4) found the end zone on the final play of the half with