Four Questions with retired coach Dan Pitts

7:10 am Sep. 29, 2016

This week, our Four Questions feature is being answered by some of Georgia’s best-known retired coaches. We continue today with Dan Pitts, who coached for 39 seasons at Mary Persons and retired in 1998 as

Aug. 24, 2012, COLLEGE PARK, GA: The Woodward Academy War Eagles take the field against Lovett for the first half of their high school football game at Woodward Academy's Colquitt Stadium in College Park, Ga., on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.   DAVID TULIS/AJC SPECIAL

Region by region overview for Week 7 action

11:54 am Sep. 27, 2016

Before we get into the individual matchups in Thursday’s blog, there are big-picture storylines to look at as we set the stage for Week 7. In this 52-team classification, there are just six Friday nights of football left for 20 of the teams. The regular season will end on November 4, and this is the point in the season when that reality really starts to settle in. By late Friday

Eastside goes for two, serves Oconee County its first loss in OT thriller

2:04 pm Sep. 24, 2016

Two previously undefeated teams lost Friday night, leaving Cartersville, Thomson, Ridgeland and Madison County as Class AAAA’s four remaining unbeatens. Oconee County fell in overtime to Eastside 32-31 and Effingham County beat Burke County for the first time in school history 28-21 to give the Bears their first loss. As for the unblemished records, Ridgeland won a shootout with Northwest Whitfield 48-42, Madison County scored a 20-14 victory at Franklin


Unbeaten Oconee County hosts Eastside; Cartersville visits Cedartown for region opener

11:44 am Sep. 22, 2016

Eastside (2-1-1) at Oconee County (4-0)

After five weeks of games, some of the biggest questions remaining in Class AAAA are how good this year’s undefeated Oconee County Warriors are, will be and can be. Former Stephens County head coach Travis Noland improved the Warriors’ record from a 2-8 finish in 2013, to 8-4 his first season on the job. Last year, the Warriors improved once again to a 9-3 finish.

(David Tulis/Special to AJC)

A dozen region games highlight Week 6 slate

11:51 am Sep. 20, 2016

Region 1 enters its second weekend of region games and three other regions open up conference play this week while the other half of the classification waits one last Friday. In total, 12 region games highlight the Week 6 slate.

In Region 1’s four Week 6 matchups, every matchup features a team that won its region debut against a team that will look to avoid an 0-2 region start. On Thursday, Americus-Sumter

(Daniel Varnado/Special to AJC)

Blue Devils exorcise 22-year drought to Shaw

1:15 pm Sep. 17, 2016

There were four region matchups out of Region 1-AAAA on Friday. Americus-Sumter ended a four-game losing streak to Westover with a cozy 21-6 victory in its region opener. Carver-Columbus moved to 7-0 all-time against Northside-Columbus by scoring a 37-17 victory over the Patriots. Cairo followed up last Friday’s 17-14 road victory over Bainbridge with a dominant 46-13 performance against Hardaway to tab its first region victory. The most significant victory,

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

Woodward Academy 32, Marist 0

11:43 pm Sep. 16, 2016

Usually a face off of top 10 teams turns out to be a tightly contested affair.

Or not. Woodward Academy (3-1), No. 5 in Class AAAA, took command early Friday night, and dominated No. 10 Marist (2-2), 32-0, at Colquitt Stadium in College Park.

The score still did not reflect how lopsided the game ended up being. Marist’s vaunted triple option offense never gained any traction and earned just seven first downs.

Four Questions with North Clayton coach Cap Burnett

7:20 am Sep. 14, 2016

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

Cap Burnett, North Clayton

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

A Whitefield player warms up before a high school football game against Mount Paran Christian, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Kennesaw, Ga.

Region 1 poised for classification’s first region action

1:17 pm Sep. 13, 2016

The first four region games in Class AAAA kick off this Friday night in the eight-team Region 1. Before we look at the matchups, here’s a quick review of the structure of the region. Cairo, Westover and Americus-Sumter occupied a sub-divided Region 1-AAAA last year.  No region in Class AAAA is divided into sub regions this year. Bainbridge ended up winning the region last year with a perfect 10-0 regular season and