Prep Zone: High School Sports blog 

AJC updates from the world of high school sports in metro Atlanta and Georgia

Saturday football scores

  • 9:34 pm Saturday, October 25th, 2014 by AJC Sports

Compiled by Score Atlanta
Kendrick 36, Southwest Macon 18
Lithonia 55, Stone Mountain 6
Lovejoy 41, Newton 15
Northside-Warner Robins 49, Grovetown 14
Southeast Bulloch 22, Jenkins 21
Southwest DeKalb 29, Druid Hills 7
Strong Rock Christian 46, Mount Vernon 12
Towers 34, McNair 16
Westlake 14, Langston Hughes 6

Friday rewind: 1,000 total yards, 108 points and 0 punts

  • 9:13 am Saturday, October 25th, 2014 by David Purdum

–St. Pius X and Arabia Mountain combined for exactly 1,000 total yards and 108 points in the Golden Lions’ 70-38 win Friday. It’s the most points St. Pius has ever scored, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. The Lions did not attempt a pass and rushed for 527 yards. Ransom Klinger scored three touchdowns, and Dalton Wilson, Joe Connors and Grant Holloman each had two touchdown runs for St. Pius. Arabia Mountain finished with 473 yards, with quarterback Jakobi Myers passing for 295 yards and six touchdowns. Neither team punted.

–Woodward Academy’s 28-7 upset of No. 2 Sandy [More]

Class A Blog: ELCA lives!; Robertson makes successful debut for Savannah Christian; Heyward has a career night for Calvary Day

  • 2:27 am Saturday, October 25th, 2014 by S. Thomas Coleman

ELCA’s back
Reports of the demise of Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy were greatly exaggerated.  After losing their first six games of the season to teams with a combined record of 34-8, the Chargers (2-6, 2-0 in Region 5) put themselves in position to win a fifth consecutive region title after Friday’s 35-28 win over rival Landmark Christian (6-2, 1-1), previously ranked No. 7.  Landmark jumped out to a 14-7 halftime lead. In the third quarter the teams combined to score 21 points in less than two minutes. The score was tied 21-21 after the barrage but ELCA pulled ahead in the [More]

Woodward Academy 28, Sandy Creek 7

  • 12:17 am Saturday, October 25th, 2014 by S. Thomas Coleman

By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC

In a game where two of the state’s top running backs were mostly neutralized, other elements came to the forefront in Friday’s battle between No. 5 Woodward Academy and No. 2 Sandy Creek.

Those elements turned out to be stout defenses, a referee’s  call and a coaching decision. Woodward took advantage of all three and the War Eagles (7-1, 3-0 in Region 5-AAAA) went on to stun the Patriots, 28-7 at the Battlefield in Tyrone.  Woodward became the first team to defeat  Sandy Creek (7-1, 2-1) at home since Cartersville knocked off the Patriots 17-16 [More]

Friday football final scores

  • 11:49 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by AJC Sports

Compiled by Score Atlanta

Adairsville 56, North Murray 17

Alexander 32, East Paulding 29

Allatoona 48, Paulding County 20

Alpharetta 24, South Forsyth 14

Appling County 17, Pierce County 14

Aquinas 43, Warren County 14

Archer 35, Central Gwinnett 14

Athens Academy 60, Providence Christian 0

Athens Christian 40, Lakeview Academy 0

Atkinson County 20, Turner County 16

Baldwin 17, Perry 3

Banks County 27, Dawson County 21

Benedictine Military School 70, Groves 19

Bleckley County 19, Monticello 13

Bowdon 46, Heard County 20

Brantley County 41, Toombs County 13

Bremen 34, Manchester 12

Brooks County 35, Early County 7

Brunswick 39, Richmond Hill 34

Bryan County 28, Jeff Davis 21

Buford 58, North Oconee 3

Butler 35, New Hampstead 6

Calhoun 56, [More]

Mill Creek 51 Collins Hill 7

  • 11:19 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by robhadd

By Robert Haddocks

Johnathon Hawkins ran for four touchdowns and Mill Creek – behind its monstrous offensive line – rolled up more than 300 yards rushing as the Hawks carried out their week-long message and pounded Collins Hill 51-7.

Pitting two of the top teams in Region 7-AAAAAA, the game was billed as matchup between Mill Creek’s line that averages 6-3 and 290 pounds and Collins Hill’s strength, its stout defensive line. But in the trenches, it was a quick knockout for Hawks, who scored on their first four possessions to take a 23-0 halftime lead. Coming off of their bye, Hawkins [More]

Mount Paran Christian 42, Trion 0

  • 10:32 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Chip Saye

Mount Paran Christian’s high-powered offense didn’t get a lot of opportunities Friday against Trion’s ball-control running game, but the Eagles made the most of their chances and found plenty of other ways to score.

Third-ranked Mount Paran got a three long touchdowns from Emoni Williams and scored on returns of a kickoff, a fumble and an interception to roll to a 42-0 win.

The victory moved Mount Paran (8-0, 3-0) into a tie for first place in Region 6-A Division A with Mount Zion-Carroll, which was idle on Friday. The two teams will meet next weekend at Mount Zion for the subregion [More]

AAAAAA blog: Don’t be shocked; Dacula is 13-1 since about this time last year

  • 10:30 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Todd Holcomb

Dacula was 1-9 just two seasons ago, but it wouldn’t be right to say the team has come from nowhere with its 8-0 start to the 2014 season and 27-17 victory over second-ranked Grayson on Friday.

Dacula was 3-4 about this time a year ago, coming off a dreadful 1-9 finish, but got hot and made the state quarterfinals. Dacula is on a 13-1 run, its only loss to Colquitt County. Now, Dacula and Colquitt are AAAAAA’s only unbeaten teams, both 8-0.

Dacula can clinch its first region title since 2005 with a victory at Archer next week. Not that it will [More]

Alpharetta 24, South Forsyth 14

  • 10:29 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by David Purdum

Alpharetta quarterback Austin King threw two touchdown passes to Rustin Suter, and Matt Moore returned an interception 55 yards for a clinching score in the Raiders’ 24-14 win over South Forsyth on Friday.

Alpharetta has won seven straight games since dropping its season opener and can clinch its third straight Region 6-AAAAAA state title with a win next week at Northview. The Raiders’ defense is the biggest reason Alpharetta is in position to three-peat.

With the Raiders (7-1, 6-0) leading 17-8 with 6:25 to play, Moore jumped in front of South Forsyth quarterback Matthew White’s pass on fourth down and sprinted for [More]

Class AAAAAA roundup

  • 10:15 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by AJC Sports

Compiled by Score Atlanta
This post will be updated throughout the night.

Archer 35, Central Gwinnett 14: Archer scored 21 unanswered points following a brief 7-0 deficit as it pulled off a victory over Central Gwinnett in Region 8-AAAAAA action. Gabe Tiller completed 21 of 32 passes for 277 yards and four touchdowns to lead the visiting Tigers, who won their fifth game in a row after a 0-3 start.
Tiller found Dylan Singleton with a 41-yard touchdown strike to begin the scoring and also connected with [More]