Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Walton 31, North Gwinnett 28

1:13 am Aug. 20, 2017

Junior D.J. Soyoye powered in from the 1-yard line on fourth down to score the winning touchdown and give Walton a 31-28 come-from-behind win over North Gwinnett in the final game of the Corky Kell Classic at Georgia State Stadium.

The Raiders trailed by 14 points in the second half and were behind 28-24 when they took possession of the ball at their own 25 with 7:11 remaining. They kept it

Week 1 review: Top 10 teams jockey for early position

11:41 pm Aug. 19, 2017

Observations from Week One in the high class. Still no clear sense of where things are headed.

-Grayson, the defending champion, opens Saturday against Alabama’s best, Hoover. Grayson lost most of its starters but returns one of the most talented junior classes maybe ever.

-No. 2 Colquitt County blew a 13-0 halftime lead Saturday but won on a long drive and held No. 9 Norcross to minus-12 yards rushing in

Mill Creek 23, McEachern 19

11:30 pm Aug. 19, 2017

Mill Creek’s offense was overshadowed early by McEachern, but the Hawks scored on their first three possessions of the second half to rally for a 23-19 victory Saturday in the teams’ season opener in the the Corky Kell Classic at Georgia State Stadium.

Quarterback Brady Longenecker, making his first start, threw two touchdown passes in the second half and Matt Campbell kicked a 39-yard field goal for Mill Creek, which was

Tucker 28, Kell 27 (OT)

1:00 pm Aug. 19, 2017

After scoring a touchdown against Tucker that brought them to within a point in overtime, the Kell Longhorns may have overthought how to address the point after. They lined up, called time out — Tucker

Buford 48, Hillgrove 17

11:49 pm Aug. 18, 2017

Buford overcame an early 10-point deficit with 41 unanswered points in the second and third quarters and rolled to a 48-17 victory over Hillgrove in the second game of the Corky Kell Classic doubleheader Friday at Georgia State Stadium.

The Wolves used two big plays from the kickoff-return teams to swing the momentum in a first half in which Hillgrove had an advantage in offense but not on the scoreboard. Those

Four Questions with Walton coach Daniel Brunner

7:20 am Aug. 18, 2017

GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We’ll report from a different head coach each day.

Daniel Brunner, Walton

1. What is the real difference-maker in winning and losing in Georgia high school

Corky Kell is best (but not only) place to get early glimpse of AAAAAAA

3:55 pm Aug. 17, 2017

The Corky Kell Classic dominates the Class AAAAAAA schedule this week with four games between high-class teams Saturday at Georgia State Stadium.

The Colquitt County-Norcross and Mill Creek-McEachern games match two ranked teams and are previewed by GHSF Daily’s Top 10 Games. You can read more about them there, along with a Lowndes-Valdosta preview.

North Gwinnett and Walton are middling teams trying to rebuild under new coaches – Bill Stewart (former Mill