Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Valdosta, Tucker roll into championship game

9:30 am Dec. 3, 2016

Dalton’s dreams of a perfect season came to an end Friday night in the Class AAAAAA semifinals. So did Northside-Warner Robins’ hopes of an all-Region 1 championship game.

The losses by the Catamounts and Eagles left

Tucker 22, Northside-WR 7

12:16 am Dec. 3, 2016

Tucker used a powerful combination of brains, brawn and the unique athleticism of Josh Vann to overpower No. 2 seed Northside-Warner Robins 22-7 and punch its ticket to the GHSA 6A championship game.

As a result of this blend, the Tigers will next buckle up their chinstraps against fellow No. 1 seed Valdosta for the coveted state crown at the Georgia Dome.

Tucker’s vigorous defense flexed its muscles by controlling the line

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

All-region teams: Taylor, Harris earn top honors in 4-AAAAAA

8:00 am Dec. 2, 2016

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

Offensive player of the year: RB Taurean Taylor, Tucker, Jr.

Defensive player of the year: LB Mike Harris, Lovejoy, Jr.

First-team offense

QB – John Seter, Lovejoy, Sr.


Tucker, Dalton stand in Region 1’s way

9:30 am Nov. 29, 2016

Northside (Warner Robins) at Tucker

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, James R. Hallford Stadium, Clarkston

Records, rankings: Northside is 11-2, the No. 2 seed from Region 1-AAAAAA and No. 5; Tucker is 12-1, the No. 1 seed from 4-AAAAAA

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

Four top-five teams reach the semifinals

9:00 am Nov. 26, 2016

For all the talk of how wide open the Class AAAAAA playoff bracket was this season, it has turned out about the way one might have expected going into next weekend’s semifinals.

All four of the

Tucker 28, Mays 21

12:36 am Nov. 26, 2016

It had been six weeks since a team stayed within one score of Tucker, a team on an 11-game winning streak. And what better team to challenge the Tigers in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals than Mays, a team that also had won 11 straight.

In the end Tucker’s rugged ground game and opportunistic defense was just good enough to hold off the gutsy Raiders, 28-21, and move into the state semifinals

Quarterfinal games in Class AAAAAA

11:56 am Nov. 23, 2016

Championship games will be at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10.


Dalton 30, Coffee 28

How the game was won: Maddox Houghton intercepted a pass with 14 seconds left to preserve a