Welcome to the final blog post of the 2017-18 school year. It has been a blast covering Class AA football and basketball, and A-5A and 6A-7A lacrosse. I look forward to doing so again in 2018-19.
And congratulations to the four lacrosse state champions, who were crowned on Saturday at Kennesaw State. The champions are:
- Lambert Longhorns (6A-7A)
- Milton Lady War Eagles (6A-7A)
- Blessed Trinity Titans (5A-7A)
- Blessed Trinity Lady Titans (5A-7A)
Before we go, I wanted to share with you something I was able to get my hands on — the proposed area alignments in 6A-7A for the 2019 lacrosse season.
It’s only a proposal at this point and, as is always the case with realignments, some schools are unhappy. Nevertheless, there is an expectation that the GHSA’s executive director, Dr. James R. Hines, will sign off on the proposal in the first week of June.
Area 1: Centennial, Chattahoochee, Duluth, Johns Creek, Norcross, North Gwinnett, Northview, Peachtree Ridge
Area 2: Alpharetta, Cambridge, Dunwoody, Lakeside-Dekalb, Milton, North Atlanta, Roswell
Area 3: East Coweta, Harrison, Hillgrove, McEachern, Newnan, Northgate, Pebblebrook, South Cobb, Tri-Cities*, Westlake*
Area 4: Campbell, Kennesaw Mountain, Lassiter, Marietta, Pope, Sprayberry, Walton, Wheeler
Area 5: Allatoona, Cherokee, Dalton, Etowah, North Paulding, River Ridge, Woodstock
Area 6: Creekview, Forsyth Central, Lambert, North Forsyth, Sequoyah, South Forsyth, West Forsyth, Gainesville*
Area 7: Brookwood, Collins Hill, Dacula, Meadowcreek, Mill Creek, Mountain View, Parkview, Lanier*
Area 8: Archer, Evans, Grayson, Greenbrier, Grovetown, Lakeside-Evans, Mays✝, MLK△
Be on the lookout for the AJC to name its Lacrosse Players of the Year, with the announcement to be made in the coming weeks.
Enjoy the summer!
I just received the area alignments for A-5A. Lambert coach Josh Sagel told the AJC that the GHSA has signed off on the alignments for both 6A-7A and A-5A. In addition, A-5A will also play a 32-team playoff starting next year.
Below are the finalized new alignments for Lacrosse: