Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

All-region teams: Huntley, Cox earn top honors in 4-AAAAA

7:30 am Dec. 5, 2016

Here is the all-region team for 4-AAAAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Offensive player of the year: RB Caleb Huntley, Locust Grove, Sr.

Defensive player of the year: DE Brenton Cox, Stockbridge, Jr.

Special teams player of the year: RET

It’s an All-Wolves title match

8:56 am Dec. 3, 2016

It will be an All-Wolves Showdown for the Class AAAAA championship.

No. 1 Buford and No. 4 Rome will play for the championship on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the Georgia Dome. It will mark the

Buford 28, Kell 16

10:35 pm Dec. 2, 2016

T.D. Roof is best known for his play at linebacker, but the Buford senior did much more than that on Friday night.

Roof, who doubles as a fullback, converted three fourth downs with runs, the final one for a 59-yard touchdown to help the No. 1-ranked Wolves defeat No. 5 Kell 28-16 at Tom Riden Stadium.

The decisive score came on fourth-and-1 at the Buford 41. Roof took a handoff and headed

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

Who will prevail in semis? Vote here

6:09 am Dec. 1, 2016

Sometimes it just works out this way. Four of the best teams in the state actually reached the semifinal round.

No. 1 Buford, No. 2 Stockbridge, No. 4 Rome and No. 5 Kell are the participants.

Semifinal previews: Class AAAAA

9:15 am Nov. 30, 2016

Stockbridge at Rome

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Barron Stadium, Rome

Records, rankings: Stockbridge is 13-0, the No. 1 seed from Region 5-AAAAA and No. 2; Rome is 11-2, the No. 1 seed from 7-AAAAA and No. 4.

Last meeting: This

2016 Georgia high school football semifinal pairings

9:07 pm Nov. 27, 2016

GHSA football semifinal pairings

All matchups will be played Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Championship games will be at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10.


Roswell at Westlake
Mill Creek at Grayson


Northside-Warner Robins at

No upsets here: Top-ranked teams keep winning

1:45 am Nov. 26, 2016

The top-ranked teams held serve in Class AAAAA on Friday, leaving No. 1 Buford, No. 2 Stockbridge, No. 4 Rome and No. 5 Kell in the semifinals. No. 3 Carrollton was eliminated by Buford.

That means the semifinals will feature Kell (11-2) at Buford (12-1) and Stockbridge (13-0) vs. Rome (11-2). Rome and Stockbridge had a coin flip early Saturday morning to determine the site.

The winners will meet for the championship.


Buford 34, Carrollton 27

12:28 am Nov. 26, 2016

In the end there was just too much Christian Turner for Carrollton to handle.

Buford’s junior tailback rushed 17 times for 276 yards and four two touchdowns – two of them on runs of 73 and 89 yards – to help the No. 1-ranked Wolves (12-1) hang on to beat No. 3 Carrollton 34-27 on Friday in the Class AAAAA quarterfinals.

“I’m sure he’s going to give credit to his O-line and