Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

No. 5 (Public) Irwin “upsets” No. 1 (Public) Clinch, No. 1 (Private) ELCA’s win streak reaches 27

3:01 am Sep. 16, 2017

Here’s what went down Friday night.

No. 5 Irwin upsets No. 1 Clinch?
On first glance, it appears as if No. 5 Irwin County’s 21-7 win over No. 1 Clinch County was an “upset.” But maybe not. Irwin (3-1, 1-0 in Region 2) is the defending region champion and Friday night’s victory may make Irwin the only team in the state that has victories this season over the last two state champions

Friday night roundup: FINAL – Brookwood shocks Colquitt

10:42 pm Sep. 15, 2017

Brookwood upset No. 2 Colquitt County 42-25 to improve to 2-2 and drop the visiting Packers to 4-1. Three of Dante Black’s five rushing touchdowns came in an opening quarter that saw Brookwood jump to a 21-0 lead. Colquitt County’s Steven Krajewski threw a 10-yard touchdown to JJ Peterson with 8:22 left in the second quarter, but Black answered with his fourth touchdown, a 28-yard run that put Brookwood up

No. 1 (Public) Clinch at No. 5 (Public) Irwin among best games in Week 5

12:21 am Sep. 15, 2017

Here’s a look at the top games in Week 5:

No. 1 (Public) Clinch County (2-1) at No. 5 (Public) Irwin County (2-1)
This is one of the most understated rivalries in Georgia, featuring two of the best programs, regardless of classification, in the state. The teams have met 41 times since 1952. Each has won 20 games, with one tie (1980). Their all-time records are virtually the same:  423-282-17 for Clinch

Four Questions with Montgomery County coach John Bowen

7:10 am Sep. 14, 2017

GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We’ll report from a different head coach each day.

John Bowen, Montgomery County

1. What is the real difference-maker in winning and losing in Georgia high

Irma’s Impact, Ranked teams split with AA ranked foes, Athens Academy rolls

11:35 am Sep. 9, 2017

Observations from Friday night, Week 4:

Irma’s impact
Hurricane Irma’s impending arrival has impacted the high school football schedule, this weekend and for the next couple of weeks when region games will need to be rescheduled:

Savannah Country Day 44, Johnson-Savannah 16. This game was moved up to Thursday.
Savannah Christian at Charlton County, and Portal at Jenkins County have been cancelled.
Bryan County at McIntosh County Academy has been cancelled.
6 Calvary Day at Aquinas

Hapeville Charter 35, Wesleyan 0

10:43 pm Sep. 8, 2017

The Hapeville Charter defense turned in a dominant performance on Friday at Wesleyan en route to a 35-0 shutout that wasn’t even as close as the score indicated.

The Hornets (3-1) were so suffocating, in fact, that the 220 yards worth of penalties the team committed were more than twice total yardage allowed to the Wesleyan (3-1) offense. The Wolves passed for only 86 and rushed for just 17 more, totaling

FINAL: Friday night roundup

10:31 pm Sep. 8, 2017


Campbell 30, Sprayberry 0

Campbell got its first shutout win since 2007 on the road at Sprayberry, holding the Yellow Jackets to 10 yards of total offense and getting a safety by tackling a Sprayberry running back in his end zone. The Spartans defense also had 15 tackles for loss. Kameron Smith threw three touchdown passes, two to Ray Decosey and one to Coby Deprill. Kaleb Bailey scored on a

No. 3 (Private) Wesleyan vs. AA No. 2 Hapeville one of state’s best this week

2:45 am Sep. 8, 2017

Here’s a look at the best games on the board in Week 4:

No. 3 (Private) Wesleyan (3-0) vs. AA No. 2 Hapeville Charter (2-1)
This should be one of the best games of the weekend, regardless of classification. Both are coming off of easy wins last week – Wesleyan led Frederica Academy, a GISA school in St. Simons, 38-0 after the third quarter en route to a 38-14 win, while Hapeville

ELCA and Trion sit atop first power rating polls of the season

6:04 pm Sep. 5, 2017

This season’s first Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Football Power Ratings are out. Two-time state champion Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and Trion come in at No. 1 on the private and public polls, respectively.

Here is a look at each list. The top 24 teams will advance to the state playoffs.

Class A Private


Eagle’s Landing Christian

Tattnall Square Academy

George Walton Academy

Calvary Day School

Mt. Paran Christian

Prince Avenue Christian

Athens Academy

Stratford Academy

Mt. Pisgah Christian

Hebron Christian