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Archer 16, Mill Creek 10

11:30 pm Nov. 17, 2017

Archer has risen to the No. 1 ranking in Class AAAAAAA because of its defense. So it was no surprise that the Tigers came up with two big defensive plays in the final quarter to

Alpharetta 24, Douglas County 21

11:23 pm Nov. 17, 2017

The Alpharetta Raiders were willing to live and die by the passing game and in the end they survived, defeating the Douglas County Tigers 24-21 at home on Friday in the second round of the

Friday night roundup: FINAL

11:01 pm Nov. 17, 2017

By Score Atlanta

McEachern came back in the last minute to down No. 1-ranked Lowndes on the road in the Class AAAAAAA second round. At halftime, the Indians were trailing 24-7 against Lowndes and were down 24-0 to start the game. Late in the fourth quarter, the Indians recovered an onside kick with the score 31-22, and quarterback Malik Evans hit David Martin on the next play to make it 31-29.

Friday basketball scores

10:59 pm Nov. 17, 2017

Basketball scores

Boys

Bulloch Academy 62, Cross Creek 58

Cass 56, Hephzibah 47

Dunwoody 58, North Springs 55

East Coweta 75, Carver-Atlanta 56

Flora 52, Baldwin 49

Galloway School 41, Providence Christian 36

Jackson 79, Strong Rock Christian 48

Kennesaw Mountain 79, Chattahoochee 50

King’s Ridge 54, Brookstone 49

Lovejoy 50, Decatur 41

McIntosh 97, New Manchester 62

Milton 75, Dawson Christian 49

Montgomery County 93, Wheeler County 41

Monticello 58, Greene County 49

Mundy’s Mill 65, Luella 41

Pope 65, Sprayberry 61

Quitman County 71, Jordan 70

Towers

Mays 48, Centennial 41

10:56 pm Nov. 17, 2017

After being run and passed over, around and through by a dynamic offensive unit from Centennial, Mays’ usually smothering defense stood up in the fourth quarter, and the Raiders held on for a 48-41 win at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta.

Mays (11-1) will now face Lee County (11-1) next week in the third round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs. It will be the second consecutive season the teams have met

Starr’s Mill 49, Bainbridge 28

10:55 pm Nov. 17, 2017

The big question for Starr’s Mill Friday night was whether they could slow down Bainbridge superstar running back Dameon Pierce.

The answer was not really, but the Starr’s Mill’s offense, which scored on four of five first-half possessions, neutralized Pierce’s impact in a 49-28 win over visiting Bainbridge in the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs.

Nick Brown rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns and Ryan Cockes returned

Lower seeds looking for better luck in Round 2

8:00 am Nov. 17, 2017

The second round of the high school playoffs is tonight with 64 games and the anticipation of far more casualties among the state’s best teams.

In the first round, the higher-seeded teams won 99 of 112

Model’s Powers, North Paulding’s Jones announce retirements

7:50 am Nov. 17, 2017

Longtime coaches Gordon Powers of Model and Scott Jones of North Paulding announced their retirements this week.

Powers retired on Thursday after nearly 40 years on high school football sidelines. He led Model to five consecutive playoff appearances (2012-16) after inheriting a team that went 1-9 the season before. In previous jobs, Powers had reached state championship games four times in previous jobs, twice at Westfield School in Perry and twice