No. 4 Kell, No. 7 Gainesville take hard falls

4:52 pm Aug. 29, 2015

Here’s a recap of the big stories in Class AAAAA from Week 2:

– Top 10 losses: Fourth-ranked Kell and No. 7 Gainesville suffered their first losses of the season on Friday, and both teams fell hard. Kell had its 28-game regular-season win streak snapped 27-9 by a Lassiter team that went 1-9 last season and lost to the Longhorns 42-35. Gainesville was held to 120 yards of offense in a


Drew 46, Fayette County 21

12:54 am Aug. 29, 2015

By Score Atlanta


Drew 46, Fayette County 21

How the game was won: Quarderman Sloan broke the game open in the second quarter with two rushing touchdowns for Drew.

Top performers: Sloan finished with three rushing touchdowns. …Drew quarterback Joseph Newman threw for two touchdowns and ran for two touchdowns. …Bryson Duckworth added a receiving touchdown of his own.

(Jason Getz / AJC)

Miller Grove 26, Pebblebrook 8

12:49 am Aug. 29, 2015

By Score Atlanta


Miller Grove 26, Pebblebrook 8

How the game was won: Ezekiel Gooch’s 35-yard touchdown in the third quarter extended the Miller Grove lead to 26-8 and put the game out of reach. Gooch set his touchdown up with a 68-yard kick return.

Top performers: Miller Grove’s Tauren Taylor ran for 85 yards and a touchdown. …Gooch finished with 90 rushing yards. …Miller Grove’s Raylon Richardson had three catches for


Carver-Atlanta 48, Washington 6

12:37 am Aug. 29, 2015

How the game was won: Carver-Atlanta did most of its scoring in the first half to overwhelm Washington early and often en route to a 46-0 home victory. The Panthers used a dominant defense and punishing ground game to subdue the visitors. They scored five rushing touchdowns, which were scored by four different players.

Top performers: Gregory Payton rushed for 63 yards and two scores to lead Carver-Atlanta. … Nile Rhodes, Quentin


Alexander 42, Douglas County 20

11:55 pm Aug. 28, 2015

By Score Atlanta


Alexander 42, Douglas County 20

How the game was won: Daetrich Harrington scored on a 95-yard kick return to give Alexander the 7-0 lead at the start of the first quarter. Harrington scored again later in the quarter when he caught a 25-yard pass from quarterback Baylor Whitfield to give them the 14-0 lead.

Top Performers: Alexander’s Harrington rushed for 122 yards on 122 yards and two total touchdowns.

Stockbridge 28, ELCA 21

10:44 pm Aug. 28, 2015

Minutes after his team almost did something extraordinary, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy coach Jonathan Gess did something out of the ordinary.

With his team, coaching staff and parents gathered around him after a hard-fought 28-21 loss

Northside escapes, East Paulding impresses in Week 1

4:21 pm Aug. 25, 2015

Here’s a recap of the big stories in Class AAAAA from Week 1:

*Northside saves itself: Defending champion and No. 1-ranked Northside of Warner Robins scored two touchdowns in the game’s final five minutes to escape with a 27-24 victory over Class AAAAAA North Cobb. Isaiah Nelson returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown with 4:50 to bring the Eagles within 24-19, and Tobias Oliver threw a 20-yard TD pass