Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Past failures motivating Benedictine, Fitzgerald

12:15 pm Dec. 8, 2016

In this season’s Class AA tournament, a lot of pivotal matchups featured teams that’d never faced each other due to the new GHSA reclassification alignment. That’s not the case in the title game matchup between

All-region teams: Rabun County sweeps top honors in 8-AA

7:30 am Dec. 6, 2016

Here is the all-region team for 8-AA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Region player of the year: QB Bailey Fisher, Rabun County, Jr.

Offensive player of the year: RB Cal Drummond, Rabun County, Sr.

Defensive player of the year: DB

All-region teams: Foster, Eldridge named top players in 7-AA

7:10 am Dec. 5, 2016

Here is the all-region team for 7-AA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Offensive player of the year: QB Isaac Foster, Chattooga, Sr.

Defensive player of the year: LB Kyler Eldridge, Model, Sr.

First-team offense

QB – Isaac Foster, Chattooga, Sr.


Friday night recap: Semifinals

1:21 am Dec. 3, 2016

With little suspense, Class AA’s top two teams advanced to the state title game as expected on Friday with two lopsided wins. The top-ranked Benedictine Cadets ended Callaway’s magical playoff run in jolting fashion with

Football Semifinals Results

10:29 pm Dec. 2, 2016


Roswell 28, Westlake 0
Grayson 41, Mill Creek 20


Tucker 22, Northside-Warner Robins 7

Valdosta 27, Dalton 6
How the game was won: The Wildcats used their stingy defense to hold down an explosive Dalton offense that was without Middle Tennessee State-signee, wide receiver Zeke Cobb.
Top Performers: Josh Belton threw four touchdown passes including a 20-yarder to defensive end Devonnsha Maxwell and two scores to JR Ingram. Belton’s 29-yard strike to Jontae

What to watch: Semifinals

11:27 am Dec. 1, 2016

Forty-one points. That’s the combined margin that the top-ranked Benedictine Cadets and the No. 2 Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane are favored to win by on their way to the Georgia Dome, according to Maxwell Projections.

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Semifinal previews: Class AA

9:15 am Dec. 1, 2016

Callaway at Benedictine

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, T.A. Wright Stadium/Savannah State, Savannah

Records, rankings: Callaway is 13-0, the No. 1 seed from Region 5-AA and No. 3; Benedictine is 13-0, the No. 1 seed from 2-AA and No.