Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Battle for Southern bragging rights at Buford Showcase

10:00 am Dec. 7, 2017

The field of the Buford Showcase Saturday at Buford High School features several ranked teams, major-college signees and a small bit of intrigue.

The six-game event, which tips off at noon, features two nationaly ranked clubs in the 3 p.m. slot, when McEachern, ranked No. 1 in Class AAAAAAA, and No. 10 nationally by MaxPreps, takes on Porter Gaud (7-0) from Charleston, S.C. Porter Gaud is MaxPreps’ No. 1-ranked team

Colquitt County 31, Brookwood 14

11:54 pm Dec. 1, 2017

SNELLVILLE – Things could have turned out much differently for Colquitt County on Friday night at Brookwood Community Stadium. And in many respects, they probably should have.

Brookwood led 14-10 with under 10 second until halftime, but Colquitt County moved the football down to the Broncos 1-yard line and faced a third down. Packers running back Daijun Edwards took a direct snap and went nowhere. Head coach Rush Propst ran onto

North Gwinnett 38, McEachern 17

11:45 pm Dec. 1, 2017

Losing four fumbles isn’t the typical path to victory. But No. 6 North Gwinnett’s defense atoned for the transgressions by coming up with four takeaways, clearing the way for the Bulldogs to beat McEachern 38-17

All-region teams: Pebblebrook sweeps top honors in 2-AAAAAAA

8:15 am Nov. 30, 2017

Here is the all-region team for 2-AAAAAAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Player of the year: DL/LB Trey Pinkney, Pebblebrook, Jr.

Offensive player of the year: RB Tyler Thomas, Pebblebrook, Sr.

Defensive player of the year: LB Aquantis Sanja, Pebblebrook,

GHSA football semifinals schedule

8:37 am Nov. 27, 2017


R1 #3 Colquitt County 31 at R7 #1 Brookwood 14
R3 #2 McEachern 17 at R6 #1 North Gwinnett 38


R1 #2 Coffee 14 at R4 #1 Tucker 3 (Adams Stadium)
Glynn Academy 38 at R1

McEachern 43, Parkview 28

12:05 am Nov. 25, 2017

McEachern’s Paris Brown and Jalen Thornton turned the tables in the second half on a Parkview running game that had controlled much of the first two quarters and helped the Indians pull away for a 43-28 victory at home Friday in the Class AAAAAAA quarterfinals.

Brown and Thornton combined for 238 yards rushing (167 in the second half) and scored three of their four touchdowns in the final two quarters to

Colquitt County 12, Archer 7

11:35 pm Nov. 24, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE – It was a defensive struggle for No. 2 Archer and No. 8 Colquitt County on Friday night. The Tigers and Packers participated in a hard-nosed, gritty Class AAAAAAA Quarterfinal matchup, which was decided on the leg of Packers’ kicker Ryan Fitzgerald.

He hit four-of-five field goals, including a 60-yarder off a free kick, to lead Colquitt County to a 12-7 win at Archer Community Stadium.

Throughout Friday’s game, the Packers