Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Archer 25, Brookwood 17

4:01 pm Aug. 19, 2017

After three consecutive 11-win seasons, including an appearance in the 2014 finals, Archer took a big step back last season, finishing 4-7.

The Tigers took a big step toward leaving last season far behind with a 25-17 win over Class AAAAAAA No. 6 Brookwood, in Game 2 of five, Saturday at the Corky Kell Classic at Georgia State Stadium.

Archer led 12-0 in the second quarter and 25-7 late in the third.

Parkview 50, Peachtree Ridge 13

12:16 am Aug. 19, 2017

DULUTH – Behind an unstoppable ground game, the No. 8 Parkview Panthers were able to erase an early deficit and defeat the Peachtree Ridge Lions 50-13 on Friday at the Lions Den.

The Panthers (1-0) defeated the Lions (0-1) on the back of their three-headed monster at running back. Seniors Tommy Brown and Demetrius West and freshman Cody Brown more than made up for the Panthers missing starting running back Christian

Southwest DeKalb 41, Redan 2

11:45 pm Aug. 18, 2017

In a game that was choppy and disjointed even by opening-game standards, Southwest DeKalb still proved to be too big, fast and strong for Redan.

The Panthers (1-0) improved to 33-2 all-time against the Raiders after a 41-2 drubbing, Friday at William “Buck” Godfrey Stadium in the season opener for both squads. It was the first win as Southwest DeKalb’s head coach for Damien Wimes, who came over from DeKalb County

A look at the top teams in Class A

6:35 am Aug. 15, 2017

Football is back!

Eight months after Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and Macon County won state titles in 2016, the 2017 season is here and so is the Class A Football Blog. We’ll have fresh posts three days a week, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Tuesdays, we’ll feature the new MaxPreps/Georgia High Schools Association Power Ratings. The first power ratings lists will be released Sept. 5.

And as always, if you have an

Westlake sweeps boys, girls state titles; Eight schools win first track titles

3:32 am May. 14, 2017

While Westlake is more widely known for its football and basketball teams, track is actually the school’s signature program.

The Lions proved that point on Saturday as Westlake capped a historic day in Georgia high school track and field by being the only school in the state to win boys and girls championships. The boys won the Class AAAAAAA title by just seven points (62-55) over second place Parkview, while the

State championship meets begin today for boys and girls in three different venues

4:02 am May. 11, 2017

It’s state championship weekend! For the first time in the history of the Georgia High Schools Association, the girls and boys will run at the same championship meets, and the competitions are being held at three different sites:

Hosting venue: Hugh Mills Stadium, Albany
Classifications: A Public, AA, AAA

Hosting venue:  Valhalla Stadium, Berry College, Rome
Classifications: A Private, AAAA, AAAAAAA

Hosting venue:  Grisham Stadium, Carrollton
Classifications:  AAAAA and AAAAAA

The actions starts today. Here is a

Top 10 performances by girls in the Sectionals, State qualifiers

7:37 am May. 5, 2017

Here’s a look at some sectional performances on the girls’ side that garnered state top 10 status, along with links to all the state qualifiers (courtesy All eight state meets will take place May 11-13, in Albany (Class A-Public, AA and AAA), Carrollton (Class AAAAA, AAAAAA and Wheelchair) and Rome (Class A-Private, AAAA and AAAAAAA).

Sectional A State Qualifiers
Sectional B State Qualifiers
State Top 10 Performances (Girls): Kennedy Simon,