AAAAA final: Northside 25, Mays 18

11:25 pm Dec. 12, 2014

Northside’s powerful running game had been bottled up most of the night, so quarterback Tobias Oliver took over.

The sophomore rushed for 122 second-half yards and a touchdown and threw a 70-yard touchdown pass as the Eagles rallied from an 18-7 halftime deficit to beat Mays 25-18 in the Class AAAAA championship game Friday at the Georgia Dome.

The victory gave Northside of Warner Robins its first state title since 2007 and

Mays 30, Stockbridge 15

12:40 am Dec. 6, 2014

In the end, Mays was just too big, too strong and too deep.

The Raiders took advantage of their balanced offense and beefy offensive line to wear down a tough but undersized team from Stockbridge (11-3), en route to a 30-15 win in one Class AAAAA semifinal in Stockbridge. The victory for Mays (12-2) made the Raiders the first Atlanta Public School to advance to the state finals in decades.

The Raiders,

Playoff preview: Class AAAAA quarterfinals

6:36 am Nov. 24, 2014

Jones County at Mays

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lakewood Stadium, Atlanta

Records, rankings: Jones County is 10-2, the No. 3 seed from Region 2-AAAAA and unranked; Mays is 10-2, the No. 3 seed from 6-AAAAA and No. 7.

Last meeting: This is the teams’ first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. Jones County had only one state playoff victory – a first-round win against Hephzibah in 2001 – in its history before winning

Allatoona 45, Coffee 14

10:22 pm Nov. 21, 2014

Fourth-ranked Allatoona leaned heavily on Russell Halimon this year on its way to 11 straight wins to open the season. Class AAAAA’s leading rusher did his thing again Friday night, but in an 45-14 win over second-ranked Coffee, the Buccaneers showed a wealth of offensive weapons.

Halimon ran 29 times for 213 yards and two touchdowns and crossed the 2,000-yard mark for the season on a 33-yard scoring run in the

Creekside 34, Stephenson 27

1:01 am Nov. 8, 2014

Creekside, No. 6 in Class AAAAA, won its second consecutive region championship with a 34-27 win over No. 8 Stephenson, Friday night at Creekside’s Arrowhead Stadium.

The Seminoles (8-2, 4-1 in Region 6), the defending state champions, had defeated the Jaguars (7-3, 5-1) earlier this season, 28-14.

It didn’t take long for Creekside to jump out to a 7-0 lead. The Seminoles started the game by recovering an onside kick at midfield. 

Kell 16 Dalton 14

11:03 pm Nov. 7, 2014

By Robert Haddocks

The cardiac kids from Kell struck again. And this time it won them a region championship and put a bow on an undefeated season.

Bryson Armstrong caught a three-yard yard touchdown with seven seconds remaining to give Kell an improbable 16-14 win over Dalton. It appeared the game was lost when Armstrong leaped high to catch a pass in the corner of the end zone but, after deliberation, he

Drew 40, Mundy’s Mill 28

12:20 am Oct. 18, 2014

In a game where both teams came in averaging 40 points per game, not much defense was expected in Friday night’s Drew-Mundy’s Mill match up.  The offenses didn’t disappoint in the first half.

But the Drew defense showed up in the second half, and with the help of some mistakes by Mundy’s Mill the Titans pitched a shutout in the final two quarters en route to a 40-28 win at Twelve

Maxwell’s Week Seven Playoff Projections

7:11 am Oct. 8, 2014

Below are the current Maxwell Ratings’ playoff projections for each class.

The Maxwell Ratings playoff projections are based on a Monte Carlo simulation of the 2014 season. The simulation completed 1,000,000 seasons and teams with 1,000 or more championship wins in the simulation are shown.

While the Maxwell Ratings reflect each team’s strength, the simulation highlights the impact of the season’s structure as defined by the games, region alignments, and playoff brackets.