Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Week 9 Notebook: Lawrence sets state’s career passing yards record

4:33 pm Oct. 21, 2017

In the first quarter of Cartersville’s 62-0 win over Chapel Hill Friday night, quarterback Trevor Lawrence broke the state record set by Deshaun Watson for career yardage. Lawrence needed just 105 yards to tie the record and finished the first half of action with 283 yards, four touchdowns off 17-of-23 passing and a 49-0 lead. Below the top-ranked Purple Hurricanes, the classification saw by far the most eventful week of

St. Pius 43, Jefferson 29

12:07 am Oct. 21, 2017

St. Pius’ option offense is a throwback to yesteryear and their time machine is traveling at warp speed.

The Golden Lions scored 28 first-half points, all on rushing plays, which set the tone for a 43-29 upset victory against the visiting Jefferson Dragons.

Like a popular hashtag phrase flooding social media website timelines, the Golden Lions are trending in an upward direction. This stunning triumph extends their winning streak to three

Mary Persons 28, West Laurens 9

11:42 pm Oct. 20, 2017

Forsyth – When West Laurens hosted Mary Persons a year ago, plenty of quality high school talent was on the field on defense.
The result was a 14-2 road win by Mary Persons in a true old-school slugfest
The Raiders and Bulldogs are different teams, and played a different game on Friday.
West Laurens head coach Kagan McClain was worried about Mary Persons’ offense being better, and he was right, the Bulldogs scoring

Marist 25, Blessed Trinity 24

11:20 pm Oct. 20, 2017

On Friday at Blessed Trinity and playing in the de facto Region 7-AAAA title game, it seemed the only way the Marist War Eagles could thrive was if they were under extreme duress.

Needing a touchdown

Friday night roundup: FINAL

10:43 pm Oct. 20, 2017



Campbell 35, Wheeler 23

The home team Spartans got the first of two Coby Deprill touchdowns in the first half and held a 21-16 halftime lead. Wheeler held a brief third-quarter lead at 23-21, but Campbell scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the first of which a Tavion Jackson run from 30 yards out. Late in the game, senior running back Kaleb Bailey converted a third-and-1 to seal the victory,

Four Questions with Blessed Trinity coach Tim McFarlin

7:20 am Oct. 19, 2017

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

Tim McFarlin, Blessed Trinity

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

Region action starts early in 1-AAAA

2:55 pm Oct. 17, 2017

Week 9 will start on Thursday with a pair of Region 1-AAAA matchups. Region leader Americus-Sumter would tie a school-record fifth consecutive victory with a win against Hardaway at Columbus Memorial and Northside-Columbus can set its program’s highest win total since 2005 with a win over a 1-6 Shaw team at Kinnett Stadium.  As for Friday, Columbus will look for its first win over Carver-Columbus since 1990 and Westover’s playoff

Americus-Sumter posts first four-game win streak since 2010

7:26 pm Oct. 15, 2017

Americus-Sumter posted a 31-0 win over Shaw to improve a Region 1-AAAA-best record to 4-0 and Cairo and Northside-Columbus each moved to 3-1 in region play with victories (their only region losses came  to Americus-Sumter). Cairo and Northside-Columbus will faceoff in two weeks, which will give Americus-Sumter even more mathematical probability to win its first region title. This current four-game winning streak is the Panthers’ first since 2010.

In Region 2,

Woodward Academy 28, Eastside-Covington 21

11:18 pm Oct. 13, 2017

To begin with, Eastside-Covington and Woodward Academy hardly resembled two teams gunning for the inside track on a region title.

The first four minutes featured a Woodward fumble that kept squirting backward for a 30-yard loss and an Eastside muffed punt on which the visiting Eagles barely escaped disaster.

In the end, No. 9-ranked Woodward (7-1, 4-0 Region 4-AAAA) rode a big second half by junior running back Tahj Gary

Friday night roundup: FINAL

10:41 pm Oct. 13, 2017


Brookwood 52, Central Gwinnett 28

Central Gwinnett held an early lead, but the Brookwood Broncos took over for the final three quarters and defeated the Black Knights at home. Quarterback Angelo DiSpigna threw the first of his three touchdown passes to Cameron Barrington (28 yards) to tie it at 7-7 midway through the first quarter and his second to Matthew Hill (20 yards) to answer Jarren Williams’ QB keeper and