Meet the semifinal coaches

10:24 am Dec. 1, 2015

The success or failure of a football program starts at the top. So you can imagine the four remaining teams in Class AAA each has a talented coach in charge of the program.
Here’s a look

Woodward Academy 42, Marist 14

11:00 pm Nov. 27, 2015

After about two and a half hours of football, Woodward Academy posted a 42-14 victory over Marist in the Class AAAA quarterfinals.

But to Woodward senior offensive lineman Myles Ferrell, the outcome of the game had been decided well before the 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

“We wanted it more than them, and you can print that,” Ferrell said after he and his mates up front were the catalysts for another impressive offensive effort

ECI best in Class A and AA?; Marion’s Swaney explains near upset; Marion’s Smothers talks injury; Quarterfinal previews

2:11 pm Nov. 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving, Class A Heads!

Thanks for sticking with the Class A Blog all season. We consistently are just as popular as the 6A Blog – ably handled by the great Todd Holcomb – and that is due to your passion for Class A. Thanks and let’s keep it going through the rest of the year!

Now to the update. We check in with Emanuel County Institute head coach Chris Kearson to

Christian Heritage pulls the upset; A better plan for Class A?

4:16 am Nov. 21, 2015

We’ll go over what went down in the first round of the playoffs. But first let’s revisit a bit of a hot topic from last week – the reclassification of the Class A school population cap to 520, which will increase the number of football-playing schools in the classification to a total of 89, 53 public and 36 private.

This puts the public schools at a disadvantage next season, if the

Woodward Academy 48, Spalding 21

12:32 am Nov. 21, 2015

Woodward Academy is providing, perhaps, the best illustration of blessings sometimes coming in disguise.

When star running back Elijah Holyfield went down two games into a 2-0 season, no one knew how an offense led by a first-time starter at quarterback, junior Ryan Glover, would respond. Ten games and 10 wins later, everyone knows now.

Glover once again led an impressive offensive effort by the War Eagles (12-0), and the defense bowed

Focusing on key Round 2 matchups

1:33 pm Nov. 19, 2015

Round Two of the Class AA playoffs is upon us, which means the field shrinks from 16 teams to eight when all is said and done. Heading into this week’s matchups, only one region –

Coaches talk about their playoff teams; Public gets 14 new teams in reclassification

9:41 am Nov. 19, 2015

As the four-game race for the championships begins Friday, we’ll get some perspective from three of the coaches involved.  Jimmy Hughes talks about how Dooly County, seeded No. 12 on the public side, righted their ship after a slow start; Matt Burleson talks about getting Telfair County, No. 15 on the public side, back into the playoffs after a long absence; and Mark Stroud of Calvary Day talks about being

An all-Region 6 semifinal?

8:37 pm Nov. 17, 2015

Imagine a Class AA state semifinal where all final teams were from the same region.

Highly unlike, sure. And the scenario is impossible for every region – except Region 6, that is. That region is the

Historic playoff wins for Sonoraville, Spencer

6:23 am Nov. 14, 2015

It was a big night for Sonoraville and Spencer, which both went on the road and came away with the first state-playoff wins in GHSA history.

Sonoraville, which has fielded a team since 2006, defeated East Hall