Class A Football: ELCA reps Class A in defeat, Hawkinsville and Aquinas stunned, Mt. Paran keeps rolling, a quick peek at next week

4:39 am Aug. 29, 2015

Here’s a quick recap of what went down Friday night, and a peek ahead to next week.

ELCA nearly pulls off a stunner
No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (1-1) nearly registered the upset of the night but the Chargers allowed too many big plays in a 28-21 loss to Class AAAAA No. 3 Stockbridge (2-0) – a team that last week beat the No. 2 team from Alabama’s largest classification, Central

Mount Paran Christian 35, Whitefield Academy 0

11:17 pm Aug. 28, 2015

Defending Class A private-school champion Mount Paran Christian played the first game in its rebuilt home stadium on Friday, and the Eagles picked right up where they left off in 2014.

Senior running back


Fellowship Christian 28, Riverside Military 0

11:06 pm Aug. 28, 2015

By Score Atlanta

Class A

Fellowship Christian 28, Riverside Military 0

How the game was won: Fellowship Christian built on a 14-0 halftime lead and then Andrew Minkert ran for a 17-yard touchdown at the 6:37 mark of the third quarter. The score put the Paladins up 21-0 and capped a 95-yard drive. It was Fellowship’s first win over Riverside Military in four tries.

Top performers: Drew Williamson rushed for two touchdowns in the first half,


North Cobb Christian 53, Cross Keys 0

11:01 pm Aug. 28, 2015

North Cobb Christian 53, Cross Keys 0

How the game was won: North Cobb Christian surged to 32-0 lead at the end of the first quarter to pull away early from host Cross Keys. It was 46-0 at halftime and 53-0 by the end of the third quarter. The Eagles played with a short field the whole night while amassing 310 yards of total offense (191 rushing and 119 passing)

Top performers: David

Stockbridge 28, ELCA 21

10:44 pm Aug. 28, 2015

Minutes after his team almost did something extraordinary, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy coach Jonathan Gess did something out of the ordinary.

With his team, coaching staff and parents gathered around him after a hard-fought 28-21 loss

Class A Football: No. 1 ELCA at Class AAAAA No. 3 Stockbridge, No. 6 Aquinas at No. 7 Prince Avenue among solid Week 2 slate

4:56 pm Aug. 27, 2015

Week 2’s Best
Here’s a look at some key matchups this weekend, along with some other games worth checking out.

No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (1-0) at Class AAAAA No. 3 Stockbridge.  ELCA beat North Florida Christian (ranked No. 3 in Florida’s preseason Class 2A poll) 35-0 in its opener last week. LB Chase Burdette (9 tackles) and DE Dalton Hardemon (11 tackles) led a defense that allowed just 106 total

Class A Football: How the Top 10 and others fared; ELCA’s Chandler Reeves talks about “ELCA hate,” recruiting and other topics

2:31 pm Aug. 25, 2015

New Top 10
Here’s a look at the new Top 10 and how those teams faired last week.  The number in parenthesis represents the team’s position in the poll last week.  Also, take note that the Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Power Ratings will begin on Sept. 8.

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, 1-0 (1). ELCA hammered North Florida Christian of Tallahassee, ranked No. 2 in Florida’s Class 2A, 35-0. The


Mount Pisgah 27, Brookstone 21

11:27 pm Aug. 21, 2015

By Score Atlanta


Mount Pisgah 27, Brookstone 21

How the game was won: J.R. Cendoya scored the game-winning touchdown on a 7-yard run in overtime to lead visiting Mount Pisgah past Brookstone. The Patriots had forced Brookstone into an incomplete pass on a 4th-and-1 attempt to end the first possession of the extra frame.

Top performers: Mount Pisgah quarterback Jacob Cendoya threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Michael Provost as time expired at the

Class A Football: Preseason No. 1 ELCA, defending private champs Mt. Paran, public runner-up Irwin take the field

1:12 pm Aug. 20, 2015

Here’s a look at the top games of the weekend, plus a few others of note (all games are Friday, unless otherwise noted).

North Florida Christian (0-0) at No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (0-0). The preseason No. 1 team will host one of Florida’s top small school programs. ELCA once again will have the state’s most difficult non-region schedule for the first six weeks of the season (8/28 at Stockbridge,