Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Tucker 28, Northside-Warner Robins 7

11:45 pm Nov. 17, 2017

Tucker’s defense eliminated all options, literally and figuratively, to secure a 28-7 win over Northside-Warner Robins in the second round of the 6A playoffs.

Northside’s triple-option offense, which normally creates mismatches for the opposition, was held in check against the muscle and speed of the Tigers’ defense, failing to mount any success after its first possession of the game.

“We worked hard and the coaches coached well this week. We

Alpharetta 24, Douglas County 21

11:23 pm Nov. 17, 2017

The Alpharetta Raiders were willing to live and die by the passing game and in the end they survived, defeating the Douglas County Tigers 24-21 at home on Friday in the second round of the

Friday night roundup: FINAL

11:01 pm Nov. 17, 2017

By Score Atlanta

McEachern came back in the last minute to down No. 1-ranked Lowndes on the road in the Class AAAAAAA second round. At halftime, the Indians were trailing 24-7 against Lowndes and were down 24-0 to start the game. Late in the fourth quarter, the Indians recovered an onside kick with the score 31-22, and quarterback Malik Evans hit David Martin on the next play to make it 31-29.

Mays 48, Centennial 41

10:56 pm Nov. 17, 2017

After being run and passed over, around and through by a dynamic offensive unit from Centennial, Mays’ usually smothering defense stood up in the fourth quarter, and the Raiders held on for a 48-41 win at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta.

Mays (11-1) will now face Lee County (11-1) next week in the third round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs. It will be the second consecutive season the teams have met

By-the-numbers look at the final 16 teams

1:56 pm Nov. 16, 2017

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs, which will be played Friday and cut the field to the final eight teams.

*52 – Rushing attempts by Allatoona in its 27-7

Dacula tournament honors the late Craig Sager

12:01 pm Nov. 16, 2017

This weekend opens a two-week stretch of what could rightfully be called tournaments with heart. And style. Don’t forget the style. This weekend is the inaugural Craig Sager Memorial Tournament at Dacula High School. Next weekend, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School hosts HoopsGiving.

The Craig Sager Memorial Tournament features 32 teams – 16 boys, 16 girls – and a bevy of highly recruited players hitting the floor in Dacula’s two gyms.

All-region teams: Custis, Showers named top players in 4-AAAAAA

7:45 am Nov. 14, 2017

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

Offensive player of the year: RB Zion Custis, Lovejoy, Sr.

Defensive player of the year: DL Antonio Showers, Tucker, Sr.

First-team offense

QB – Jordan Huntington, Lovejoy, Jr.