Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Battle for Southern bragging rights at Buford Showcase

10:00 am Dec. 7, 2017

The field of the Buford Showcase Saturday at Buford High School features several ranked teams, major-college signees and a small bit of intrigue.

The six-game event, which tips off at noon, features two nationaly ranked clubs in the 3 p.m. slot, when McEachern, ranked No. 1 in Class AAAAAAA, and No. 10 nationally by MaxPreps, takes on Porter Gaud (7-0) from Charleston, S.C. Porter Gaud is MaxPreps’ No. 1-ranked team

Class AAAA state championship primer

4:58 pm Dec. 5, 2017

The 2017 Class AAAA Championship is filled with intriguing storylines and should be one of the best games of championship weekend at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (full schedule listed below). I will get into the individual player matchups and breakdown the game in Thursday’s blog, but first here is the primer for the all-Region 7-AAAA final between Marist and Blessed Trinity.


Marist and Blessed Trinity did not play for the first time

Marist, Blessed Trinity set stage for a Region 7-AAAA final

12:38 pm Dec. 2, 2017

On a night that saw major metro Atlanta teams fall across the different classifications (Brookwood, Tucker, Buford, Carver-Atlanta, Cedar Grove and Greater Atlanta Christian each lost), Class AAAA’s Marist and Blessed Trinity advanced convincingly to next weekend’s championships to play in the only metro vs. metro final of 2017. The two Region 7 rivals that met six weeks ago (Marist 25, Blessed Trinity 24 on Oct. 20) scored another pair

Marist 35, St. Pius X 14

11:29 pm Dec. 1, 2017

To reach the state championship game, you need for the ball to bounce your way. For the Marist War Eagles, that’s what happened on a long touchdown pass that bounced off a St. Pius X

Blessed Trinity 28, Mary Persons 7

11:05 pm Dec. 1, 2017

Forsyth, Ga. – Blessed Trinity completed one of the year’s best stretches of playoff road wins and got a measure of revenge to boot.

No. 5 Blessed Trinity got a big second half from sophomore running back Elijah Green and pulled away for a 28-7 win at Mary Persons Friday night in a Class AAAA semifinal.

The win avenged a 28-27 loss at the Forsyth school in the 2016 quarterfinals.


All-region teams: Lewis, Lee named top players in 1-AAAA

7:30 am Dec. 1, 2017

Here is the all-region team for 1-AAAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Co-player of the year: RB Kobe Lewis, Americus-Sumter, Sr.

Co-player of the year: RB Marco Lee, Hardaway, Sr.

Defensive player of the year: LB Caleb Johnson, Northside (Columbus),