Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Last year’s champions still alive after Round 2

4:02 am Nov. 18, 2017

The defending champions — Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and Macon County — rolled to victories in their first playoff games this season. Here are the results from Friday night’s second-round slate of games:


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No. 9 Calvary Day 17, No. 8 Wesleyan 10
The Cavaliers (10-2) overcame a 10-0 halftime deficit to upset the Wolves (8-3) in Peachtree Corners. Jalen Leary led the Calvary Day comeback with two second half touchdowns. 

North Gwinnett 35, Grayson 28

12:48 am Nov. 18, 2017

SUWANEE – North Gwinnett head coach Bill Stewart knew Friday night’s game against cross-county powerhouse Grayson would resemble nothing short of a heavyweight prize fight. And it did.

What he didn’t know was that his running back Tyler Goodson would throw for a first down on a fourth-and-7 to eventually setup the game-winning touchdown in the Bulldogs 35-28 win over the Rams in the second round of the Class AAAAAAA state

Blessed Trinity 21, Cartersville 17

12:32 am Nov. 18, 2017

Cartersville entered Friday with a 41-game winning streak and had outscored its past nine opponents by a whopping 46.1 points per game. Second halves with running clocks were much more familiar to the Purple Hurricanes than the 14-3 lead that Blessed Trinity opened the second half with. Nonetheless, Cartersville was able to climb its way back and clung to a 17-14 lead with under a minute to play as Blessed

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 unfavorable 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.

Archer 16, Mill Creek 10

11:30 pm Nov. 17, 2017

Archer has risen to the No. 1 ranking in Class AAAAAAA because of its defense. So it was no surprise that the Tigers came up with two big defensive plays in the final quarter to

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

Starr’s Mill 49, Bainbridge 28

10:55 pm Nov. 17, 2017

The big question for Starr’s Mill Friday night was whether they could slow down Bainbridge superstar running back Dameon Pierce.

The answer was not really, but the Starr’s Mill’s offense, which scored on four of five first-half possessions, neutralized Pierce’s impact in a 49-28 win over visiting Bainbridge in the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs.

Nick Brown rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns and Ryan Cockes returned