Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Blessed Trinity 28, Mary Persons 7

11:05 pm Dec. 1, 2017

Forsyth, Ga. – Blessed Trinity completed one of the year’s best stretches of playoff road wins and got a measure of revenge to boot.

No. 5 Blessed Trinity got a big second half from sophomore running back Elijah Green and pulled away for a 28-7 win at Mary Persons Friday night in a Class AAAA semifinal.

The win avenged a 28-27 loss at the Forsyth school in the 2016 quarterfinals.


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.

South Paulding, Hiram looking for new head coaches

7:40 am Nov. 29, 2017

Two Paulding County schools are looking for new head coaches as South Paulding’s Ed Koester and Hiram’s Chris Brown have stepped down after five seasons with their schools.

Koester’s South Paulding teams reached the playoffs each of his first three seasons and won a school-record 10 games in 2013. The 2017 team finished 1-9. Koester also coach at South Cobb, Lakeside (Evans) and Cherokee and in Oklahoma and Texas. His career

All four 7A semifinal teams opened season in Corky Kell – and three lost

6:22 am Nov. 28, 2017

There’s the temptation in mid-August to watch the Corky Kell Classic and believe it’s a definitive revelation about which teams are going to contend for the state titles, especially in the highest classification.

And it’s true that 12 teams that have played in the Corky Kell since it started in 1992 have gone on to win state championships. But it’s also interesting that two teams that lost in the Corky Kell

All-region teams: Alpharetta sweeps top honors in 7-AAAAAA

7:30 am Nov. 27, 2017

Here is the all-region team for 7-AAAAAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Offensive player of the year: QB Matthew Downing, Alpharetta, Sr.

Defensive player of the year: DT Nick Markus, Alpharetta, Sr.

Coach of the year: Jacob Nichols, Alpharetta

First-team offense


Coffee 28, Alpharetta 14

11:28 pm Nov. 24, 2017

The Coffee Trojans overcame injuries to their top two running backs to hold off the Alpharetta Raiders for a 28-14 road win on Friday in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals.

The No. 4-ranked Trojans (9-3), a No.