Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Championship game previews

8:45 am Dec. 8, 2017


Colquitt County vs. North Gwinnett

When, where: 8 p.m. Saturday, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Records, rankings: Colquitt County is 11-3, the No. 3 seed from Region 1-AAAAAAA and No. 8; North Gwinnett is 13-1, the No. 1 seed from

Calhoun 14, Cedar Grove 6

12:33 am Dec. 2, 2017

Calhoun’s (13-1) defense has marched to a steady beat all year, yielding 9.3 points per game in the regular season and 9.0 in the playoffs.

This hard-hitting processional was the cause-and-effect behind a 14-6 win over the defending state champions and previously unbeaten Cedar Grove Saints (13-1) in the 3A semifinals. The group will now be heard banging heads against Peach County inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the 3A crown.

“I can’t say

Coffee 14, Tucker 3

11:32 pm Dec. 1, 2017

Quarterback Wade Sumner gave Coffee a lead on the third play from scrimmage and then helped put the game away with a fourth-quarter touchdown pass, leading the Trojans to a 14-3 victory over top-ranked Tucker in the Class AAAAAA semifinals Friday at Adams Stadium.

The victory put Coffee (10-3), which began its football program in 1970, in the state championship game for the first time in school history. The Trojans will

Marist 35, St. Pius X 14

11:29 pm Dec. 1, 2017

To reach the state championship game, you need for the ball to bounce your way. For the Marist War Eagles, that’s what happened on a long touchdown pass that bounced off a St. Pius X

Friday Night Chat: Football scores, updates, chat – LIVE

4:37 pm Dec. 1, 2017

Welcome to the semifinal edition of the Friday Night Chat.

All the games can be found on NFHS Network except for McEachern vs. North Gwinnett, which is on GPB TV.

A couple of games — Carver/Atlanta-Warner Robins and Buford-Rome – can be seen on Facebook.

Here’s the lineup, but make sure you check in here to report updates and discuss the games. Should be a fun night.

No panic for Southwest DeKalb girls

10:00 am Nov. 30, 2017

As a point of reference, Southwest DeKalb has some fairly recent history to indicate that a slow start doesn’t have to define a season.

In the 2012-13 season, the Panthers were 8-7 after 15 games before winning 16 of their last 17 to claim the Class AAAAA crown. In the 2015-16 season they dropped five straight games in December before blitzing to another state title.

This year’s 0-3 start? No