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ELCA, Fellowship coaches put seasons into perspective

3:21 am Dec. 8, 2016

As Dome Weekend approaches, we ask the four coaches in the state finals seven key questions that help put this season in perspective. Today, it’s the private school finalists – Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and Fellowship Christian School.

Private School Final: No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (13-0) vs. No. 3 Fellowship Christian School (13-0), Friday, 10 a.m., Georgia Dome

Jonathan Gess, ELCA
Fun fact:  This week prior to Friday’s state title game,

The winding road to the Dome for GAC, Cedar Grove

10:13 am Dec. 6, 2016

After his team lost to Greater Atlanta Christian in the first round of the high school football playoffs, Pace Academy coach Chris Slade had some ominous words for the rest of the Class AAA playoff field. Cedar

Stage set for GAC, Cedar Grove

9:47 am Dec. 3, 2016

Greater Atlanta Christian had a tough time putting away Peach County in Fort Valley. Cedar Grove cruised past Crisp County in Cordele.

If anything was learned Friday night in the Class AAA high school football semifinals, it was

Finals: ELCA-Fellowship, Macon County-McIntosh County Academy

1:35 am Dec. 3, 2016

Here’s what happened in Friday night’s semi finals.

Private
No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy 42, No. 4 Tattnall Square Academy 21:
Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy outscored Tattnall Square Academy 21-7 in the third quarter to bust open a close game and claim a 42-21 win. The Chargers (13-0) led Tattnall (12-1), 14-7 at the half. On its first drive of the second half, ELCA appeared to have boosted its lead to 21-7

ELCA 42, Tattnall Square 21

10:30 pm Dec. 2, 2016

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy outscored Tattnall Square Academy 21-7 in the third quarter to bust open a close game and claim a 42-21 win in one Class A private school semifinal, Friday night in Stockbridge.

The Chargers (13-0) the No. 1 seed, led fifth-seeded Tattnall (12-1), 14-7 at the half. On its first drive of the second half, ELCA appeared to have boosted its lead to 21-7 twice, but both scores

Semifinal previews; More honest opinions from coaches on their picks for state champions

8:08 am Dec. 2, 2016

Here are more anonymous opinions from coaches, giving their thoughts on who will win the private and public state championships, as well as previews of the four semifinal games, courtesy of Georgia High School Football Daily.

Private School Champion: Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy
“I think it will be ELCA. They have the best players overall. They just have more talent. They have good size and speed, and they’re well coached. They don’t

Coaches give their championship picks

8:56 am Nov. 30, 2016

With semifinal action taking center stage on Friday, this week we will feature anonymous comments from Class A coaches, giving their honest thoughts on who they believe will eventually win the public and private state titles. Here are predictions from three coaches:

Private School Champion:  Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy
“To be honest with you, the popular opinion is that it’s ELCA and everybody else is playing for second place. They are just

AA in brief: Semifinals are upon us

11:38 am Nov. 29, 2016

On Friday, the four remaining teams in Class AA play to determine which two reach the Georgia Dome for their chance at a state title. The four teams remaining: Callaway, Hapeville Charter, Fitzgerald and Benedictine.

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Quarterfinal results; Semifinal matchups

2:39 am Nov. 26, 2016

We’re down to the public and private final four. Here’s how the quarterfinals went down:

Private
Upper Left Brackett
No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy 35, No. 8 Wesleyan 13: ELCA rushed for 342 yards on 49 carries and scored five touchdowns on the ground to eliminate Wesleyan. The Wolves’ defense gave up five touchdowns in a span of six possessions dating from the first quarter into the midway point of the third

Tucker 28, Mays 21

12:36 am Nov. 26, 2016

It had been six weeks since a team stayed within one score of Tucker, a team on an 11-game winning streak. And what better team to challenge the Tigers in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals than Mays, a team that also had won 11 straight.

In the end Tucker’s rugged ground game and opportunistic defense was just good enough to hold off the gutsy Raiders, 28-21, and move into the state semifinals