Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Maxwell Quarterfinal Projections

8:10 am Nov. 23, 2017

Each game is listed showing the game rate, favorite, the expected winning percentage of the favored team, the projected margin, and the opponent.
The game rating is the rating required to win 50% of all games in an infinite round robin competition against the expected rating of the loser of the game, which favors games with highly rated and closely matched opponents.

All data is courtesy of the

Class AAA Quarterfinal preview

5:22 pm Nov. 22, 2017

The quarterfinals of the Class AAA playoffs feature four highly anticipated games among eight programs with championship pedigrees. The final eight teams feature six ranked programs — including the top 5 — and five region

Quarterfinal facts and numbers

2:40 pm Nov. 22, 2017

As we get ready for the quarterfinals, here are a few numbers and facts to ponder:


Upper Left Bracket
No. 9 Calvary Day at No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy

Lower Left Bracket
No. 13 Darlington at No. 5 Prince Avenue Christian

Upper Right Bracket
No. 10 Savannah Christian at No. 2 Athens Academy

Lower Right Bracket
No. 6 Stratford Academy at No. 3 Mount Paran Christian   

Regions Left: Region 3 (2); Region 5 (1); Region 6 (2);

Thanksgiving megablog: Predictions, previews, briefs

10:08 am Nov. 22, 2017

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and with this being a holiday week, I’m combining Tuesday and Thursday’s posts into one megablog, where 1) we’ll go over my predictions from the second round, 2) preview the quarterfinals

Quarterfinal preview: Only contenders need apply

9:55 am Nov. 22, 2017

The luck of the draw have created some incredible third-round matches for the Class AAAAA playoffs. There’s not a rotten game among the four quarterfinal matches, which features six region champions and seven ranked

Maxwell playoff projections after Round 2

8:10 am Nov. 22, 2017

Below are the current Maxwell Ratings’ playoff projections for each class.

The Maxwell Ratings playoff projections are based on a Monte Carlo simulation of the 2017 season. The simulation completed 1,000,000 seasons.

While the Maxwell Ratings reflect each team’s strength, the simulation highlights the impact of the season’s structure as defined by the games, region alignments, and playoff brackets.

Playoff Projections by Team

Each team is shown with its region, rating, the number

All-region teams: Carver dominates top honors in 6-AAAAA

8:00 am Nov. 22, 2017

Here is the all-region team for 6-AAAAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Most valuable player: Quindarious Monday, Carver, Sr.

Offensive player of the year: Octavious Battle, Carver, Sr.

Defensive player of the year: Jatavius Ponder, Carver, Sr.

Athlete of the year: Hassan

Berkmar promotes Gary; Putnam County coach steps down

7:50 am Nov. 22, 2017

Berkmar has promoted defensive coordinator Willie Gary to head coach to replace Kenan Dever, who resigned earlier this month after the Patriots suffered their fourth consecutive 0-10 season. Gary, 39, was an all-state defensive back