Thursday softball and volleyball scores

8:36 pm Aug. 27, 2015

Thursday, August 27

Softball

Allatoona 10, East Paulding 1

Appling County 1, Toombs County 0

Archer 10, South Gwinnett 1

Bleckley County 5, Crawford County 1

Brookwood 8, Shiloh 0

Buford 2, North Oconee 0

Cambridge 8, North Springs 0

Campbell 8, Whitefield Academy 0

Cedartown 8, Callaway 7

Cherokee 3, Pope 1

Clarke Central 13, Cedar Shoals 5

Collins Hill 9, Mill Creek 6

Creekview 7, Cass 0

Decatur 22, Douglass 0

First Presbyterian Day 7, Stratford Academy 6

Forsyth Central 17, Riverwood 0

Greenbrier 10, Evans

Class A Football: No. 1 ELCA at Class AAAAA No. 3 Stockbridge, No. 6 Aquinas at No. 7 Prince Avenue among solid Week 2 slate

4:56 pm Aug. 27, 2015

Week 2’s Best
Here’s a look at some key matchups this weekend, along with some other games worth checking out.

No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (1-0) at Class AAAAA No. 3 Stockbridge.  ELCA beat North Florida Christian (ranked No. 3 in Florida’s preseason Class 2A poll) 35-0 in its opener last week. LB Chase Burdette (9 tackles) and DE Dalton Hardemon (11 tackles) led a defense that allowed just 106 total

Top 10 games of Week 2

7:10 am Aug. 27, 2015

American Heritage (Fla.) at Stephenson 

When, where: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Hallford Stadium, Clarkston

Records, rankings: American Heritage is 1-0 and No. 1 in Florida’s Class 5A; Stephenson is 1-0 and unranked in Georgia’s AAAAA.

Last meeting: This

Maxwell Week 2 Projections

7:00 am Aug. 27, 2015

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

Daily List: Teams that avenged 2014 losses in Week 1

7:00 am Aug. 27, 2015

There were 71 season-opening games that were rematches from 2014. The original winner was 69-20 (excluding two 2014 ties). Here are the 20 teams that reversed their season-opening loss.

Athens Christian vs. Strong Rock

L 8-7, W

Getting it Right: Solving GHSA challenges with math, Part IV

4:18 pm Aug. 26, 2015

Welcome back. This is the fourth part in a series on answering the question “Which teams are deserving of a playoff invitation?” In it I’ll outline a model I’ll refer to as “Extended Standings” and over the course of the series I’ll provide the exact details so anyone interested can independently verify the results.

Index: Part I | Part II | Part III

In Part III of this series,

Getting it Right: Solving GHSA challenges with math, Part III

2:02 pm Aug. 26, 2015

Welcome back. This is the third part in a series on answering the question “Which teams are deserving of a playoff invitation?” In it I’ll outline a model I’ll refer to as “Extended Standings” and over the course of the series I’ll provide the exact details so anyone interested can independently verify the results.

Index: Part I | Part II

Is A preferred to B?

At the root of it, that’s

Extended Standings, Week 1

10:00 am Aug. 26, 2015

Below are the “Extended Standings” for the GHSA’s 417 high school football teams. The methodology behind the Extended Standings is currently being explored in my “Getting it Right” series on AJC.com.

Extended Standings use the results of the season so far to project each team’s record if it were to play every other team.

Comments on this week’s Extended Standings:
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