On the football field, Mitchell County faced off against Stewart County in search for their fourth region win of the season. With five minutes remaining in the first quarter, Sophomore running back Xavier Williams rushed 11 yards into the end zone to begin the Eagles’ scoring spree.
Quarterback Kobe Hudson and the explosive Troup offense were unstoppable in their region opener at Callaway Stadium, cruising past Chapel Hill 56-24. Hudson finished the game with six touchdown passes and a touchdown run, leading Troup to a 28-0 lead at the half and a 42-8 advantage late in the third quarter.
No. 4 Carrollton learned a lesson about the depth in Region 6. The Trojans had to score 14 points in the fourth quarter to survive with a 24-21 win over East Paulding. Just one more piece of evidence that explains why it’s the most difficult league in Class AAAAA. Carrollton got in trouble it survived a fumbled punt and a personal foul and was back up on the 1.
After having mixed results against higher-class opponents during the early portion of the schedule, the top teams in Class AAA returned to their comfort zones Friday night and blew out region opponents.How bad was it? Teams ranked in the top five only allowed three touchdowns ... and outscored opponents 210-21.-- Top-ranked Calhoun jumped to a 22-0 lead against Ringgold in the first quarter and led...
In Week 6, almost all of the ranked Class AA teams took care of business by beating their opponents handily. In fact, four of them posted shutouts and the other five winners had double-digit wins. There was one loss — the No. 10 Brooks County Trojans were beat 24-14 by AAAAA’s unranked Thomas County Central — which should pave the way for a new team to enter the rankings.
Archer and Wheeler gave Class AAAAAAA fans (and pollsters) something to think about with their performances on Friday night. Let’s start with Wheeler, which defeated fifth-ranked Roswell 37-36 . C.J. Ogbonna threw a 19-yard TD pass to Ricky White with 45 seconds left for the game-winner at Wheeler’s Corky Kell Stadium. (See the MDJ’s game story below.) Wheeler is a nice story.
Two of the state’s biggest high school football rivalries were on the schedule Friday night, and neither one of them turned out well for the Class AAAAAA teams involved. Valdosta lost to Lowndes 71-35 in the highest-scoring game in the history of the Winnersville Classic. And as one would expect from such a high-scoring affair, the offensive numbers were eye-popping.
After trailing 17-13 at the half, Archer quarterback Carter Peevy put together a monster performance in the third and fourth quarters, during which he threw two touchdown passes and ran the ball in for two more scores to lead the Tigers to a 48-24 victory over visiting Buford.
Fellowship Christian, which had been shut out in the first half and completely shut down in the second quarter, turned three of Mount Paran Christian’s second-half turnovers into touchdowns and rallied for a 21-13 victory in an important Region 6-A game Friday in Kennesaw.
Colquitt County defended its No. 1 ranking against the preseason No. 1 in the highest classification, and Wheeler put itself in position to be ranked for the first time in 25 years, also in Class AAAAAAA. Lowndes and Warner Robins won big cross-town rivalry games on Friday night in Georgia high school football.
The fire and passion of Colquitt County head coach Rush Propst is known worldwide. But with his team trailing 14-10 at halftime to Grayson, after two quarters where his offense managed just 77 yards and five first downs, he went the genteel route with his locker room speech. The Packers (6-0) and ranked No.
Johns Creek quarterback Zach Gibson led the offense to a big night as the Gladiators rolled over their crosstown rivals, the Northview Titans, with a 65-20 win in Region 7-AAAAAA action on Friday at The Colosseum in Alpharetta.
Welcome to the sixth week of the 2018 football season in Georgia. Join the chatter this evening starting around 7 to find scores and discuss the games as they unfold. In no particular order, here are some of the best ones. GPB will be televising the Colquitt-Grayson game. Many can be found on the NFHS Network.
Treylon Sheppard of Haralson County, fresh off a 373-yard rushing performance against Adairsville last week, is the new leading rusher in Georgia. And that's in only three games played as Haralson is 3-0. Harrison Bailey and Ramel Keyton of Marietta remain the passing and receiving leaders, respectively.
GHSF Daily's Four Questions feature historically poses the same questions to a different Georgia head coach each issue. This season, head coaches are being asked Four Questions tailored to current events. Today's interviewee is Colquitt County head coach Rush Propst, whose No. 1-ranked team plays at No. 3 Grayson on Friday in a game televised by Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Here is where Georgia teams stand in several national polls. The numbers on the left are this week's rankings; the numbers in parentheses are last week's rankings. 11. (11) Colquitt County 19. (12) Rome 38. (39) Blessed Trinity 43. (64) Walton 44. (22) Grayson 59. (47) Archer 64. (44) Buford 66. (54) McEachern 71. (52) North Gwinnett 73.
There are 47 former Georgia players on the rosters of the Division I service academy football teams this fall. Georgia and Texas, with 24 each, have the most players on Army's 171-man roster. That's about one in seven Cadets from those states.
Duke junior safety Dylan Singleton had seven tackles, caused one fumble, recovered another fumble and broke up a pass in the Blue Devils' 40-27 victory over Baylor last week. That earned him the ACC's defensive back of the week award.
Academy For Classical Education 35, Pataula Charter 12 Cairo 27, Westover 25 Jackson 34, Central-Macon 21 Mundy's Mill 35, M. L.
The top Class AAA game of this week will match two Region 5 powers, when Lovett (1-3, 0-0) travels to Godfrey Stadium to face last year’s region champion, No. 2 Cedar Grove (3-1, 0-0).Since Jimmy Smith’s arrival, Cedar Grove is 2-0 against Lovett – 28-21 in 2016 and 41-14 last season. Lovett leads the series, which dates to 1976, 6-4. The Saints won the inaugural game on Oct.
Following two losses, which ended a 52-game winning streak, East Coweta fell from the top to No. 4. Mill Creek debuts at the top of the classification this week. North Gwinnett is second, Grayson holds the No. 3 spot and Lowndes is fifth. In Class AAAAAA, Allatoona is the top-team again this week following its victory over Kennesaw Mountain on Monday.
Tuesday night, a face-off between top-ranked Walton and second-ranked Lassiter resulted in a 3-0 sweep by the Raiders to keep them at the top of class AAAAAAA. The Trojans will get an opportunity to bounce back against a tough Marist team this Thursday. Following a strong win against Fellowship Christian, Lambert went on to lose 2-0 to Walker.
Last season, Columbus snapped its head-to-head eight-game losing streak and defeated Carver-Columbus for just the second time in 14 tries with a 36-13 win at Columbus Memorial Stadium. While it was a huge victory for the school (and the 50-year-old rivalry), it was Carver-Columbus that took the No.
Many teams prefer to ease into their region schedule by playing a cupcake. Then there’s Buford. The Wolves, who have already walked a non-region gauntlet, are ending it this weekend with a visit to Archer, the No. 8 ranked team in Class AAAAAAA. It may be the biggest challenge for the Class AAAAA No. 2-ranked Wolves until the postseason.
Here are some games of note in Class AA for Week 6. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jackets Nest, Thomasville Records, rankings: Brooks County is 3-1 and No. 10 in AA; Thomas County Central is 3-1 and unranked in AAAAA. Last meeting: Brooks County won 12-7 in 1983. Maxwell's projection: Brooks County by 5 Notes: The Trojans reentered the rankings this week after edging then-No. 8 Dublin 13-10.
More top-10 teams have a decent chance of getting beat this week in Class AAAAAAA than at any time we’ll see until the playoffs. Six games involving AAAAAAA teams made GHSF Daily’s ‘’10 Best Games’’ this week. Those capsules are repeated below – No. 1 Colquitt County at No. 3 Grayson, No. 6 Milton at No. 4 Parkview, No.
Each game is listed showing the game rate, favorite, the expected winning percentage of the favored team, the projected margin, and the opponent. The game rating is the rating required to win 50 percent of all games in an infinite round robin competition against the expected rating of the loser of the game, which favors games with highly rated and closely matched opponents.
Two of the state’s biggest high school football rivalries are on the schedule Friday night, and both involve teams from Region 1-AAAAA. Sixth-ranked Valdosta (2-2) will host Lowndes (4-1) and seeks to avenge a 45-0 loss in 2017 that was the Vikings’ most-lopsided victory in the history of the series. Lowndes has won 13 of the past 19 meetings, although Valdosta still leads 37-19.
Buford at Archer When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Archer Community Stadium, Lawrenceville Records, rankings: Buford is 3-1 and No. 2 in Class AAAAA; Archer is 3-1 and No. 8 in AAAAAAA. Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
GHSF Daily is expanding its Four Questions feature this season beyond head coaches to other voices in high school football. Today's interviewee is Jeff Hopp, head athletic trainer for the Marietta Blue Devils. 1.
Georgia ranked fourth in the number of players on NFL opening-week rosters, according to NFL numbers released this week. Georgia ranked third in players per-capita behind the District of Columbia and Louisiana.
Thanks to rookies Lorenzo Carter of the Giants, Jason Croom of the Bills and Chris Herndon of the Jets, which high school now has six NFL players, the most of any school in Georgia? The others are Geremy Davis of the Chargers, Max Garcia of the Broncos and 2017 NFL rookie of the year Alvin Kamara of the Saints.
Georgia ranks fourth in total number of NFL players with 123 in 2018, and Norcross High is tied for fifth among high schools with six alumni in the NFL, according to numbers released this week by the league. Georgia trails Florida, California and Texas in the numbers of players on NFL opening day rosters.
Jamious Griffin was a 1,000-yard rusher as a sophomore and junior on state-championship teams, but he has still been a little hidden. Rome has been full of star players. Five of his former teammates are now playing Division I football. One of those is Jalynn Sykes, a running back now at Marshall.
GHSF Daily is expanding its Four Questions feature this season beyond head coaches to other voices in high school football. Today's interviewee is Jon Bowman, director of Lowndes High's nationally known Georgia Bridgemen marching band. 1. Tell us about the Georgia Bridgemen.
According to the computer Maxwell Ratings, Christian Heritage is the most surprising team in a good way this season.
Lowndes plays at Valdosta on Friday in the 57th edition of the Winnersville Classic. Which opponent has the most all-time victories over Valdosta? (Answer Thursday) Answer to Tuesday's question: The south Georgia school that has won the most 100-point games (100 or more points scored by the teams combined) in history with four is Miller County.
It's the time of the season to look at each Class AAA region to see where the usual suspects stand and which teams might challenge for a title run. In some regions, the defending champions appear to be shoe-ins. In others ... well, some might not even make the playoffs.Here's the breakdown:Region 1Crisp won the region for the past two seasons with unbeaten 4-0 records. The four-team region means each...
Columbus was the only team from Region 1 not in action this past week and gets set for a big region showdown with Carver-Columbus this Friday. Columbus is 1-0 in region action after defeating Westover 46-23.
Week 5 came and went with two ranked Class AA teams losing — No. 2 Callaway and No. 8 Dublin — and there was hardly a change to the top 10. For a breakdown of last week’s games, visit the Friday night recap. The Cavaliers keep their No. 2 spot since they lost to the No.
Some things change, and some stay the same. That has been especially true in the first half of the 2018 high school football season for Region 7-AAAAAA, where the top two teams from last year (Alpharetta, Centennial) are back in the race for the region title but the other two playoff teams from a year ago (Chattahoochee and Pope) are still searching for their first victories.
GHSF Daily's Four Questions feature historically poses the same questions to a different Georgia head coach each issue. This season, head coaches are being asked Four Questions tailored to current events. Today's interviewee is Coahulla Creek coach Caleb Bagley, whose team broke a 27-game losing streak last week with a 35-7 victory over Murray County.
Treylon Sheppard of Haralson County is averaging 314 yards rushing in three games this season. That's 942 yards on 79 attempts for a per-carry average of 11.9. Sheppard has scored 11 touchdowns and nine two-point conversions. Some of his TD runs have gone for 32, 44, 73, 83, 57, 59 and 80 yards. And you guessed it - no scholarship offers.
More than 100 points were scored in four different games on Friday. To put that in perspective, consider that there were was only two 100-point games in the entire decade of the 1980s, and only five in the '90s. And the four on Sept. 14 only tied the record for most on one day. There also were four 100-point games on Oct. 24, 2014; Nov. 1, 2013; and Nov.
Welcome to the fifth week of Georgia’s high school football season. I’ll be here tonight starting around 7 to track scores and discuss games, many that will be played in the wet of Hurricane Florence.
The first-ever Freedom Bowl will kick off Friday at Milton High School. The event’s six games are divided into a Friday night doubleheader and a four-game Saturday lineup. Georgia teams will be represented on both days, with host Milton playing on Friday and defending Class AAAAAAA state champion North Gwinnett playing on Saturday.
For the first time since the Super 11’s inception in 1985, there are no running backs on the AJC’s list of the best high school players in the state. There are no quarterbacks, either, but that’s happened before. The state produced the two best high school quarterbacks in the country last year, Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields.
Position: Wide receiver Height, weight: 6-2, 180 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Tennessee. 2017 season wrapup: Keyton led Cobb County in receptions (59) for the second consecutive season, finishing with 1,298 yards and 16 touchdowns for a team that reached the quarterfinals despite its starting quarterback (Harrison Bailey) missing seven games with an injury.
Position: Offensive lineman/defensive lineman Height, weight: 6-4,
Position: Wide receiver Height, weight: 6-0, 190 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Georgia. 2017 season wrapup: Blaylock was a Class AAAAAAA honorable mention all-state selection last season for a team that finished 11-1 and reached the second round of the playoffs. He had 911 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 53 catches and rushed for 264 yards and 10 TDs on 37 carries.
Position: Defensive lineman Height, weight: 6-5, 272 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Georgia. 2017 season wrapup: Walker finished the season with 37 tackles, 15 assists, three sacks, one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles. He added eight receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown on offense. Upson-Lee finished the year 4-6 in the first season under coach Justin Elder.
Position: Linebacker Height, weight: 6-1, 210 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Auburn. 2017 season wrapup: Pappoe recovered from a hip injury that forced him to miss all of spring practice and went on to record 62 tackles, including nine for losses, and a fumble recovery. He was selected as a first-team all-state player in Class AAAAAAA and led Grayson to a 10-2 record.
Position: Defensive back/wide receiver Height, weight: 6-3, 190 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Notre Dame. 2017 season wrapup: Hamilton had 55 solo tackles, 17 assists, six interceptions and five pass breakups last season and was named first-team all-state as a defensive back in Class AAAA. He is rated nationally as the No.
Position: Defensive back/wide receiver Height, weight: 6-1, 185 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Georgia. 2017 season wrapup: Perry, rated as the nation’s No. 15 cornerback, had 44 tackles, 16 pass breakups and three interceptions and was named first-team all-state as an athlete. On offense, he rushed for 637 yards (13.
Position: Offensive lineman Height, weight: 6-4, 300 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Ohio State. 2017 season wrapup: Miller graded out at 91 percent with a team-best 109 knockdown blocks and was a driving force for an offense that averaged 42.2 points per game. He started at center, guard and tackle at different points in the season, but he is the No. 2 center nationally (and No.
Position: Wide receiver/defensive back Height, weight: 6-3, 190 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Georgia. 2017 season wrapup: Haselwood is the No. 1 wide receiver prospect and No. 3 overall player in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He was a first-team all-state player in 2017, when he had 792 yards and 17 touchdowns receiving and nine interceptions on defense.
Position: Defensive back/wide receiver Height, weight: 6-1, 190 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Clemson. 2017 season wrapup: Booth was a first-team all-state selection last season as a defensive back, and he is rated No. 3 among seniors nationally at cornerback.
Position: Linebacker/running back Height, weight: 6-1, 235 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Georgia.
Five Regions Directors Cup regulars were joined in the winner’s circle by first-time champions Alpharetta and Elbert County in the Georgia High School Association’s all-sports competition for the 2017-2018 school year.
Nine Georgia high schools won their first-ever state championships in sports this academic year and were among 69 schools overall that claimed the 163 state titles awarded by the Georgia High School Association. Westminster captured the most titles with eight. The Buckhead private school has won 287 state titles recorded by the GHSA, by far the most among Georgia schools.
The Blessed Trinity girls spoiled Starr’s Mill first-ever finals appearance and clinched a third-straight state title of their own Saturday at Kennesaw State University’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium. In the first of four state championship matches, the Lady Titans jumped out to a 9-2 halftime lead and closed out a 15-7 victory to take the Class 1A-5A crown.
Coweta County announced last week that its three high schools – Newnan, East Coweta and Northgate – will move forward on plans to have artificial turf on their football fields this fall. Cost will be $5.4 million and includes track and other renovations, according to The Newnan Times-Herald.
Rick Tomberlin is perhaps best known for his days at Washington County, where his teams won three state championships in the 1990s. That and his 246 career victories, which put him in the top 30 in GHSA history. Now, Tomberlin might be the winningest Georgia coach to come out of retirement twice.
Langston Hughes’ boys basketball program had won only one state playoff game when Landers Nolley moved in from Chicago as a junior. Nolley helped bring two state titles to the south Fulton County school. Winder-Barrow’s girls had not made the state playoffs since 1994 when Olivia Nelson-Ododa arrived as a freshman.
Player of the year: Landers Nolley, Langston Hughes Coach of the year: Eddie Johnson, Therrell G Marquavius Carter, Jackson-Atlanta, 6-1, Sr. F Tyson Jackson, Creekside, 6-9, Sr. F Isaiah Kelly, Pace Academy, 6-7, Sr. G Eli Lawrence, Tri-Cities, 6-5, Sr. G Landers Nolley, Langston Hughes, 6-7, Sr. G Dondre Barnes, South Atlanta, 5-8, Sr. G/F Deandre Brown, Therrell, 6-2, So.
All-classification player of the year: Landers Nolley, Langston Hughes Player of the year: Ashton Hagans, Newton Coach of the year: Curtis Gilleylen, Meadowcreek G Ashton Hagans, Newton, 6-4, Jr. F E.J. Montgomery, Wheeler, 6-10, Sr. F Isaac Okoro, McEachern, 6-5, Jr. G Kyle Sturdivant, Norcross, 6-2, Jr. G Devin Vassell, Peachtree Ridge, 6-5, Sr. G Travis Anderson, Grayson, 5-11, Sr.
The 2018 McDonald’s All American Games will be played March 28 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The boys game -- which will feature two All-Star prospects from Georgia -- will be shown on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. The girls’ game includes two prospects from metro Atlanta and a couple of Georgia Tech commits on the roster.
The emotion of the moment was evident as Westlake coach Hilda Hankerson left the court after the Class AAAAAAA girls basketball final Saturday at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion.
Going to Sunday’s Atlanta United home opener at Mercedes-Benz Stadium? Here are a few things you should know as you prepare for the match against D.C.
The ice hockey team at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School won a state title Sunday, 11 days after a gunman killed 14 students and three teachers at the school. Stoneman Douglas senior Joey Zenobi told WBBH-TV that the team was playing for the victims of the Valentine’s Day shooting.
Maurice Harvey’s leg was cramping so bad that he could hardly walk to the locker room after Miller Grove’s game on Thursday. But after scoring a career-high 30 points, there was no way the junior was going to miss a few minutes of post-game celebration. Harvey was the offensive spark for the No. 3-ranked Wolverines all night as they scored a 79-75 road win over No.
The name of the gym and the 59-game winning streak? Salem wasn’t fazed. The Seminoles brought a 21-6 record and a slew of perimeter-oriented big players to The Castle, and some confidence. They had the overflow crowd buzzing, a little nervously, with a lead after a quarter. “This is a great program,” Salem head coach Jarrod Davis said.
The Georgia high school state playoffs continued Wednesday. Take a look at a photo gallery (above) from the AJC’s Alyssa Pointer, who was at the Hillgrove-Campbell girls game. Read about the game here and the Northview-New Manchester game here. Find scores and schedules here.
The Lanier Lady Longhorns overcame a slow start that saw them in a steep hole early, took control late and fended off the Alpharetta Lady Raiders 58-54 at home on Friday in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA tournament. For the No. 5-ranked Lady Longhorns (23-6), it was their first playoff win in a program history that began the 2010-11 season. As a No.
Except for a couple of at-large bids to be doled out next week, the playoff qualifiers in Class AAAAAAA are known. Their seeding won’t be decided until Friday and Saturday. To see who’s made it, and who didn’t, see our region tournament results for boys and girls.
These are the all-region basketball teams for Region 5-A as chosen by the region’s coaches and announced this week. BOYS Malachi Rhodes, Eagle's Landing Christian Lamar Oden, Southwest Atlanta Christian Garrison Powell, Holy Innocents' Tahj Keeton, Mount Vernon Presbyterian Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, W.D.
The Georgia High School Association’s decision to move six postponed state-championship football games to high school fields this Friday night is unanimously unpopular among the six teams playing on the road. Rome head coach John Reid called the move ‘a joke.’ Hapeville Charter coach Winston Gordon called it a ‘tragedy.
Saturday’s high school football state championship games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium have been postponed and will be played next weekend. Two of the four games scheduled for Friday were postponed after heavy snow hit metro Atlanta during the day on Friday.
Four of this weekend’s eight GHSA football championship games, the first to be played in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, have been postponed because of the winter weather that moved through north Georgia beginning Friday morning.
As children increasingly participate in organized sports, doctors have begun seeing increased incidence of knee injuries among this population, raising concerns that youth athletes might be facing early arthritis. "Yes, the numbers are up," Dr.
Everything you need to know about Friday’s high school football action:
A North Georgia high school football team ran onto the field carrying American flags before a game Friday night, Channel 2 Action News reported. The Fannin County Rebels played a home game against Greater Atlanta Christian. School superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney called the entrance a “unifying moment” and said it was organized by the team, coaches and parents.
This 33rd rendition of the AJC Super 11 and the headliners are nationally famous quarterbacks. Trevor Lawrence of Cartersville is rated the consensus No. 1 pro-style QB in the nation and the No. 1 overall player by Rivals and Scout. Justin
Achievements: Waters batted .510 (53-of-104) with 15 home runs, four triples and 13 doubles while leading Etowah to its first state championship in baseball. In 14 state-playoff games, Waters was 21-for-40 (.525) with five home runs, 13 extra-base hits, 16 walks, 15 runs scored and 17 RBIs. Waters is rated the No. 11 recruit nationally by Perfect Game and No. 33 by Baseball America.
Girls golf player of the year Elisa Yang, Wesleyan Achievements: Three-time GHSA champion; No. 16 prospect in Class of 2017 by Golfweek; ranked 53rd on Junior Golf Scoreboard; won AJGA’s Vaughn Taylor Championship and Scott Stallings Championship; won GSGA Top 60 Women’s Classic.
Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 190 pounds Class: Sophomore College choice: Has made a verbal commitment to play at Georgia Why Georgia: It’s close to home, and the quality of education there is big for me and my parents. The quality of the golf team is great. My golf coach (David Potts) went there, as well.
The Georgia High School Association added a seventh classification in the 2016-17 school year for the state’s largest schools, but the top athletic program in the top class remained the same. Lambert, which captured Regions Directors Cups in Class AAAAAA the past two years, made it three in a row by winning the new Class AAAAAAA championship in the GHSA’s all-sports competition.
Achievements: Was named a 2017 Under Armour All-American; three-time state champion; GHSA’s 2017 Player of the Year; GHSA All-State First Team (2016 and 2017); GHSA Team Georgia first team (2014 and 2015); Academic All-American (2015, 2016, 2017); “THE RIDE Presented By Nike Lacrosse” participant (2016).
Achievements: Two-time Georgia Lacrosse All-American; 400 career points. Position: Attacker Height/Weight: 5-foot-10, 185 pounds Class: Junior College choice: Committed to North Carolina Why North Carolina: It has one of the top lacrosse programs in the country. The campus is really nice, and it has great academics.
Achievements: Class AAAAAAA state champion and overall Georgia leader in the 200 (23.74 seconds) and 400 (52.94 seconds) meters; Class AAAAAAA state champion in the long jump (18-feet, 11 3/4 inches); led team to Class AAAAAAA state championship.
Boys track player of the year Cameron Murray, Westlake Achievements: Class AAAAAAA state champion and overall Georgia leader in the long jump (24-feet, 5 1/2 inches) and 110-meter hurdles (13.84 seconds), Class AAAAAAA runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles, led team to the Class AAAAAAA state championship; competing in Cuba for USA Team Juniors.
Achievements: Jones scored 41 goals and had 11 assists for a Collins Hill team that finished 15-5-1, won the Region 6-AAAAAAA championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the state tournament. In the playoffs, she had eight goals and five assists and scored the team’s only goal in a 2-1 loss to South Forsyth that ended the Eagles’ season.
Fabian Rivas, Meadowcreek Achievements: Scored a school-record 27 goals this season, named Gwinnett County Striker of the Year and led Meadowcreek to the program’s first state title. Position: Striker Height/Weight: 5-foot-6, 138 pounds Class: Sophomore College choice: Undecided College choices: I have not gotten that far in my process, yet.
Achievements: Was undefeated at No. 1 singles and helped Walton win its sixth consecutive state championship at the highest level of competition. Won two rounds at women’s pro tournament. Reached quarterfinals at U-18 Super Nationals. Five-star recruit.
Boys tennis player of the year Jeremy Yuan, Northview High School Achievements: USTA ranked No. 9 Boys 18 Southern Region, rated as a five-star recruit. Second as individual and champion in doubles at USTA National Warm Up Tournament. Won five matches at USTA National Hardcourt Championships. Plays saxophone in school band and performs for local homeless shelter.
Achievements: 2017 All-Around state champion and led West Forsyth to the school’s first team state title this year. Earned a 2016 Individual state champion on beam and vault. Recorded a perfect 10 on the vault at the 2017 state meet and is a 2017 Junior Olympic National Qualifier.