Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Landmark earns signature win; Fellowship and Mt. Zion on collision course

3:53 am Oct. 22, 2016

Signature win for Landmark
In what head coach Wayne Brantley said was one of the best wins in the illustrious history of the Landmark Christian School program, the War Eagles, ranked No. 3 (Private), scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to stun No. 2 Wesleyan, 21-17, ruining the Wolves’ homecoming weekend. And Landmark made its comeback running right at Wesleyan in the wildcat formation, featuring freshman Dalton Colburn and senior

Landmark 21, Wesleyan 17

10:54 pm Oct. 21, 2016

With the game seemingly on the verge of slipping away from Landmark Christian School, the War Eagles did what the War Eagle do.

Get tough.

Down 17-7 late in the third quarter, with their quarterback/safety Joey Blount nursing a stinger, Landmark (8-0, 5-0 in Region 5A), ranked No. 3 in Class A, turned to its offensive line and hard charging backs, and scored two fourth quarter touchdowns, while the defense got a

Prince Avenue keeps top spot in private power rating, McIntosh County Academy No. 1 on public side

1:10 am Oct. 19, 2016

No. 4 (Private) Prince Avenue Christian held on to the top spot in the latest Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Football Private Power Ratings, while McIntosh County Academy jumped over Twiggs County into first place in the public school rankings.

Last week, PAC drilled Providence Christian, 48-17, to remain unbeaten (8-0) while MCA, ranked No. 8 in the public school power ratings list, made a move up the list in

Tattnall hangs on, Clinch keeps winning, Manchester keep rolling, Fellowship stays unbeaten

1:49 am Oct. 15, 2016

Here’s a look at what went down Friday night:

Tattnall Square holds off Twiggs County
In a battle between two ranked public and private school teams, No. 10 Tattnall Square of Macon appeared to have the game in hand, with a 34-13 lead with a little over two minutes left in regulation. But No. 6 Twiggs County scored with :41 seconds left on a 30-yard pass play from Calvin Stephens to Musa

Alexander 23, Langston Hughes 19

12:14 am Oct. 15, 2016

For a while it seemed as if neither Alexander nor Langston Hughes wanted to win their Class AAAAAA-Region 5 contest, Friday night.

Alexander held the lead most of the night, but never put the game away despite a bushel of turnovers by the Panthers. On the flip side, Langston Hughes’ defense kept the game close and its offense moved up and down the field, but couldn’t find a way to take

No. 5 (Public) Mt. Zion-Carroll at No. 8 (Public) Bowdon, No. 6 (Public) Twiggs County at No. 10 (Private) Tattnall Square headline big slate

3:46 am Oct. 14, 2016

Here’s a look at some of the weekend’s top match ups:

No. 5 (Public) Mt. Zion-Carroll (6-0, 3-0 in Region 6-Division A) at No. 8 (Public) Bowdon (5-2, 3-1) When Manchester head coach Evan Hochstetler said earlier this week that there is really good football being played in west Georgia, this is what he was talking about. Mt. Zion, off to its best start in school history, is in the hunt

Evan Hochstetler (and his dad) has Manchester in the hunt; Twiggs, Prince Avenue at top of updated power ratings

2:16 am Oct. 12, 2016

Today we check in with one of the state’s hottest young coaches, Evan Hochstetler of Manchester, and take a look at the updated Georgia High Schools Association/MaxPreps Class A Power Ratings for this week.

Evan Hochstetler, Manchester
Apparently, Evan Hochstetler does not feel pressure.

Even though his father, Dwight Hochstetler, is No. 5 on Georgia’s all-time win list (345-114-1), Evan dove headlong into the coaching profession and eventually worked as his father’s offensive

Twiggs County upsets Stratford Academy

2:40 am Oct. 8, 2016

Here’s a little of what went down Friday night:

Twiggs wins again
OK, it’s time to really start taking Twiggs County seriously. Really seriously. For the second consecutive week, the Cobras dispatched of one of the top Macon-area private schools. Last week it was First Presbyterian Day, 29-17, this week Twiggs, ranked No. 9 in the public poll, blanked Stratford Academy, ranked No. 6 in the private poll, 21-0, in The Pit

Westminster 49, Pace Academy 36

11:48 pm Oct. 7, 2016

In a game in which a total of 12 touchdowns and 85 points were scored, you wouldn’t think defense played a major role in the outcome.

But for Class AAA No. 4 Westminster that was exactly the case in the Wildcats’ 49-36 homecoming-night win over No. 2 Pace Academy. Well, defense and Zay Malcome, who was an absolute wrecking ball all night.

The 5-foot-5 scat back, who also runs with tremendous power,

ECI gets early start on weekend, Stratford-Twiggs battle in The Pit

12:51 am Oct. 7, 2016

As much of the southeastern portion of the state braces for Hurricane Matthew, Emanuel County Institute blew through Wheeler County, 55-0 on Thursday night. The win for the Bulldogs (7-0, 3-0 in Region 3-Division B) keeps them atop the sub region and makes them the front runner for the sub region championship and a date with the Division A champ on Nov. 4. Wheeler County (5-2, 2-1) had been off