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

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]

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]

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]

Class AAAAA roundup

  • 10:14 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Stephen Black - Score Atlanta

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This post will be updated throughout the night.

Alexander 32, East Paulding 29: After trailing 19-10 at the half, Alexander rallied to win at home over East Paulding. Baylor Whitfield went 18-of-22 for 172 yards and one touchdown. Mikell Lands-Davis carried 20 times for 122 yards and three touchdowns. Isaac Zico caught four balls for 80 yards and one score. Andrew Chandler tacked on a 34-yard field goal and went 3-for-3 on extra points. East Paulding rushed for 236 yards and three scores while totaling 48 yards passing in the loss.

Creekside 38, Banneker 6: Host Creekside rushed out [More]

Class AAAA roundup

  • 10:12 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Stephen Black - Score Atlanta

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Buford 58, North Oconee 3: Five different Buford players scored touchdowns in the first half as the visiting Wolves remained undefeated by rolling over North Oconee. Jordan Perlotte rushed for two scores, with his first coming late in the opening half after Alan Frazier recovered a fumble on the Titans’ 1-yard line. T.D. Roof, Martin Mangrum, Evyn Cooper and Isaac Nauta also found the endzone on offense for Buford. David Curry added a punt return for a touchdown.

Eastside 47, Hampton 14: Eastside got off to a quick start thanks [More]

Class AAA roundup

  • 10:11 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Stephen Black - Score Atlanta

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Decatur 35, Therrell 7: Decatur quarterback Devontae Carter threw for 155 yards and two touchdown passes to lead the visiting Bulldogs to a win at Lakewood Stadium. Demetrius Harris had two rushing touchdowns and Grant Walker had a 46-yard rushing score and a 21-yard touchdown reception. Dennis Bell caught a 75-yard touchdown pass and the Decatur defense got two turnovers with a Tray Tice interception and a Terrill Hall forced fumble and recovery.

Westminster 42, Douglass 8: Two Wildcats surpassed 100 yards rushing, as Zay Malcome rushed eight times for 138 [More]

Class AA roundup

  • 10:10 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Stephen Black - Score Atlanta

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Greater Atlanta Christian 38, Holy Innocents’ 0: Darius Slayton scored on a 47-yard pass from Davis Mills and on defense with a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown, both in the second quarter. GAC scored all of its points before halftime, with Slayton’s interception return coming just two seconds before the break. Mills had two touchdown passes for the host Spartans, the other a 40-yard pass to Justin Phan, and opened the scoring with a 5-yard rushing touchdown. Jaelen Venable had a 4-yard rushing score and Will Kenworthy hit a 31-yard field goal for GAC.

Lovett 30, Wesleyan [More]