Region races begin with big statements

11:17 am Sep. 24, 2016

A large statement was made in the fight for the Region 5-AAA title when the No. 7 Westminster Wildcats (3-2, 2-0) routed No. 3 Cedar Grove Saints (3-2, 1-1) 42-21 Friday night in Decatur.

The victory provided a big boost for the Wildcats, who opened their season 0-2 after losing to Class AAAA Woodward Academy and top-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian. You might recall that it was Westminster, with four losses, that defeated

A conversation with Central-Macon coach Jesse Hicks

9:24 am Sep. 20, 2016

Need to rebuild a high school football program? You might want to discuss the project with Central-Macon coach Jesse Hicks, who has mastered the craft at two Middle Georgia high schools.

First, there was Baldwin in Milledgeville, where Hicks went 8-3 in his first season after taking over a program that had won one game in two seasons.

Now, it’s Central-Macon, where a victory against winless Kendrick on Friday will give the

Top teams look strong in week 5.

11:39 am Sep. 17, 2016

What did we learn from Class AAA in Week 5?

Peach sizzled late; the Saints marched in; Mills looks like new, and Pace rolled a Stone.

No. 4 Peach County (3-1) faced a potential shutout but turned things around by coming from behind to win 20-19 against Class AAAA No. 5 Mary Persons (3-2). The Trojans trailed 19-0 entering the fourth quarter. Peach struggled in the first half with several dropped passes

GAC 37, St. Pius 7

11:47 pm Sep. 16, 2016

Embroiled in a close game at the half, junior tailback Kyler McMichael only needed one touch to flip the switch for the Class AAA No. 1 Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans.

With his team leading 9-7 at

Cedar Grove 28, Lovett 21

11:23 pm Sep. 16, 2016

It wasn’t pretty for the Cedar Grove Saints, but they managed to escape with a 28-21 road win over the Lovett Lions on Friday at Conley-Oakley Field in the Region 5-AAA opener for both teams.

The

Four Questions with Liberty County coach Kirk Warner

7:20 am Sep. 16, 2016

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

Kirk Warner, Liberty County

1. What is the most memorable game you’ve been a part of as

Lovett-Cedar Grove headline week 5.

3:39 pm Sep. 15, 2016

Region 5 has been the focal point of Class AAA, and it’s not wasting any time getting down to business.

No. 7 Lovett (2-1) will host No. 3 Cedar Grove (2-1) Friday night in a key region game that should provide a playoff atmosphere.

Cedar Grove opened its season with a 34-23 victory against Class AAAAAA Stephenson, then lost to Southwest DeKalb 21-20 and defeated Columbia 40-0 last week. Against Columbia, Korey Hernandez

Four Questions with Westminster coach Gerry Romberg

7:20 am Sep. 15, 2016

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

Gerry Romberg, Westminster

1. What is the most memorable game you’ve been a part of as a

A conversation with Crisp County coach Shelton Felton

10:09 am Sep. 13, 2016

Crisp County head coach Shelton Felton has had one year as head coach of the Cougars football program and is turning the team into a formidable opponent from Region 1.

The program is undefeated this season after beating Dooly County, Americus-Sumter and Turner County. The Cougars, ranked No. 9, have not been in the top 10 since the 2001 season, when they went 9-4 and lost to Paulding County in the