Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Three top 10 teams, two that were undefeated, go down

4:06 am Oct. 21, 2017

Just two weeks ago, ranked teams and favorites wreaked havoc. This week, the  unranked and underdogs returned the favor somewhat as three teams in the top 10 – two unbeaten and in the top five – tasted defeat.

No. 4 (Private) Tattnall Square falls to FPD in OT
In a game that featured more than 700 yards of total offense combined, First Presbyterian Day’s Dalton Cox scored on a 2-yard run in

Lovett 21, Westminster 14

11:17 pm Oct. 20, 2017

Ironically, it was the “wildcat” that ultimately did in Westminster, in another tight ballgame against rival Lovett.

Lion senior Crawford Schweiger took a shotgun snap in the “wildcat” formation and bulled his way to a 2-yard gain on fourth-and-one from the Wildcat 35-yard line, to seal a 21-14 win for Lovett in the 30th edition of the “Battle of Buckhead,” Friday night at Lovett’s Memorial Stadium at Conley-Oakley Field.

The Lovett senior

Westlake 27, Newnan 0

10:58 pm Oct. 20, 2017

With control of the Region 2-AAAAAAA race at stake, Westlake turned in one of its best defensive performance of the year and ground out three long drives, beating Newnan 27-0.

Visiting Westlake (5-3, 3-0 in 2-AAAAAAAA) held Newnan to 166 total yards and got a big night from running back Darrell Nichols in the win, its fourth straight after a 1-3 start.

The Lions had two touchdown drives that combined to eat

ELCA, Irwin County stay atop latest power rankings

1:38 am Oct. 19, 2017

There was a little movement at the top of this week’s latest Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Power Ratings.

The top teams – Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (7-0) on the private side and Irwin County (6-1) on the public side – maintained their standing from last week. But on the public side, Manchester (8-0) moved up one spot to No. 2, tied with Mt. Zion-Carroll (7-0), Jenkins County (6-1) held

No. 1 (Public) Manchester, No. 2 (Private) Prince Avenue escape upset bids, No. 10 (Public) Trion does not

4:23 am Oct. 14, 2017

Here’s what went down Friday night:

Near upset No. 1:  No. 2 (private) Prince Avenue survives
The Wolverines, who are also No. 2 in the private school power ratings, trailed Hebron Christian 10-8 at halftime, but a four-yard touchdown run by JJ Hudson and a 64-yard touchdown pass from Grant Roland to Christian Parrish – the game’s second 60-plus yard pass play for a score between the two — gave PAC a

Tucker 36, Lovejoy 7

11:48 pm Oct. 13, 2017

Lovejoy’s band showed out on homecoming night, winning the battle against their counterparts from Tucker. The tussle on the field was another story.

Just as the Wildcats’ band was bigger and louder, Tucker’s players were bigger, faster and stronger in a 36-7 win, Friday at Twelve Oaks Stadium in Lovejoy. The win kept Tucker (6-1, 4-0 in Region 4-AAAAAA), the top-ranked team in Class AAAAAA, on course for a season-ending showdown

Woodward Academy 28, Eastside-Covington 21

11:18 pm Oct. 13, 2017

To begin with, Eastside-Covington and Woodward Academy hardly resembled two teams gunning for the inside track on a region title.

The first four minutes featured a Woodward fumble that kept squirting backward for a 30-yard loss and an Eastside muffed punt on which the visiting Eagles barely escaped disaster.

In the end, No. 9-ranked Woodward (7-1, 4-0 Region 4-AAAA) rode a big second half by junior running back Tahj Gary

New Power Ratings: Private No. 1 is ELCA (again) Public No. 1 is new (again)

12:16 am Oct. 12, 2017

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and Prince Avenue Christian are still in the top two positions in this week’s private school Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings, while for the third week in a row the public school ratings have a new No. 1. Irwin County moved from No. 3 last week to the top spot, while Mt. Zion-Carroll dropped one spot to No. 2. Jenkins County moved into the top