Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Conversation with ECI’s Chris Kearson, First Presbyterian and McIntosh County Academy stay at top of power ratings

5:08 am Sep. 28, 2016

Today we take our weekly look at the updated Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Power Ratings, and check in with Emanuel County Institute head coach Chris Kearson, who once again has the Bulldogs in the thick of the hunt for region and state championships.

ECI head coach Chris Kearson
Scoring points has never been a problem for ECI, but usually the Bulldogs do it with a punishing ground game. This season

Athens Christian upsets No. 1 Commerce, Stratford’s defense dominates, Darlington sends a message

12:18 pm Sep. 24, 2016

Athens Christian pulls the upset
The Eagles pulled off the stunner of the season thus far, upsetting No. 1 (Public) Commerce 21-14. The Tigers (3-1, 2-1 in Region 8) were held scoreless in the first half but tied the score at 14 with two, third-quarter touchdowns – a 2-yard touchdown run by QB Lane Sorrow and a 64-yard pass from Sorrow to Caleb Mason, according to the Athens Banner Herald. But

Friday night recap: Week 6

8:18 am Sep. 24, 2016

The winner of AA’s Region 2 was most likely determined on Friday, with the No. 2 Benedictine Cadets topping the No. 9 Vidalia Indians 27-6 in Savannah. It’s a solid win for the

Two public vs. private match ups are weekend’s best

8:30 am Sep. 23, 2016

Here is a look at some of the top games this weekend, including two big time public vs private matchups:

No. 8 (Public) Bowdon (3-1, 1-0 in Region 6, Div. A) at No. 6 (Private) Darlington (3-1, 1-0).  (Preview courtesy of Georgia High School Football Daily.) This game will be a measure of the relative strengths of public and private schools in Class A. Both are ranked No. 6 in the

5 to watch: Clarke, Cedar meet for 50th time

5:34 am Sep. 22, 2016

It hasn’t been that long since Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals ruled their regions. In those days it seemed like any team that wanted to win a state championship had to come through Athens

ELCA’s Gess answers “The Question,” A newcomer rises to top of public power ratings

3:50 pm Sep. 20, 2016

Today Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy head coach Jonathan Gess answers “The Question” and we take a look at this week’s new Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings. First Presbyterian Day stayed undefeated and remains at the top of the private list, but a new face has jumped into the top spot on the public side.

ELCA’s Gess answers “The Question”
When we asked former Prince Avenue Christian head coach Jeff Herron why

Saturday football, softball and volleyball scores

10:55 pm Sep. 17, 2016


Carver-Atlanta 43, Jackson-Atlanta 7

Glynn Academy 34, East Jackson 14

Mitchell County 61, Chattahoochee County 28

Spencer 28, Dougherty 14

Towers at McNair, late

Tri-Cities 35, Hughes 21

Westside-Macon 42, B.E.S.T. Academy 6


Apalachee 12, Jackson County 7

Apalachee 13, Flowery Branch 5

Arabia Mountain 11, Blessed Trinity 10

Arabia Mountain 4, Blessed Trinity 3

Bacon County 9, Metter 0

Brookwood 6, Thomas County Central 4

Calvary Day 9, Wheeler 0

Cartersville 12, Troup 0

Cartersville 8, Troup 2

Christian Heritage 2, North Murray 0

Collins Hill

Manchester rolling; Mount de Sales, Warren County improving

8:38 am Sep. 17, 2016

Here’s a look at some of what went down Friday night.

Watch out for Manchester.  Of the teams that dropped down back into Class A after reclassification last winter, Manchester might be the team to watch. The Blue Devils, No. 9 (Public), scored 19-unanswered points and blew open a close game with Class AA Jordan, 38-12. Manchester (4-0) got 138 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Tre Gamble, two touchdown passes by

Woodward Academy 32, Marist 0

11:43 pm Sep. 16, 2016

Usually a face off of top 10 teams turns out to be a tightly contested affair.

Or not. Woodward Academy (3-1), No. 5 in Class AAAA, took command early Friday night, and dominated No. 10 Marist (2-2), 32-0, at Colquitt Stadium in College Park.

The score still did not reflect how lopsided the game ended up being. Marist’s vaunted triple option offense never gained any traction and earned just seven first downs.

No. 10 Irwin-No. 3 Clinch, No. 6 Darlington-Gordon Lee are weekend’s best, plus updated power ratings

11:16 am Sep. 15, 2016

Here’s a quick breakdown of the top games of this weekend, followed by the updated Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Class A Power Ratings for the week. There was a bit of a glitch earlier this week, when the polls are usually released.

No. 10 (Public) Irwin County (1-2) at No. 3 (Public) Clinch County (2-1)
(Preview courtesy of Georgia High School Football Daily) This is the 22nd regular-season rematch of a previous year’s