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Category: High School Sports

College football recruits respond to Twitter controversy

The University of Georgia’s 2018 football recruitment class includes athletes like five-star quarterback Justin Fields and the nation’s number one running back Zamir White. Georgia’s 2018 football recruiting class is ranked fifth in nation according to 247-sports. However, earlier this week, UGA lost four-star defender Caleb Tannor from its 2018 class. High school athletes frequently…

New CTE findings, local mission earns grant for athletic gear

A living patient has been diagnosed with CTE brain disease. That’s the disease some professional football players have been struggling with as a result of head trauma. The Downtown Ministry Football Program in Athens is looking into this using the 100 thousand dollar grant it just received. The Downtown Ministry football program suggests programs invest…

Athens Academy football in state playoffs

ATHENS, Ga– The Athens Academy Spartans are hosting their first playoff game of the season tomorrow night after coming off of a bye last week. They finished the season with a perfect 10-0 undefeated record in the Single A Private class. Athens Academy plays First Presbyterian Day tomorrow night at Slaughter Field in Athens. Kick…

High School Football Update

Catch up with all the local high school football games that are scheduled to play out under the Friday Night Lights with sports reporter Allie Bailey. Athens Academy (6-0) vs. Providence Christian Academy (1-5) at 7:30 p.m at Providence.  Clarke Central High School (5-2) vs. Johnson High School (0-7) at 7:30 p.m. at CCHS. Oconee…

Prince Avenue vs. Mt. Pisgah

Prince Avenue Christian School plays Friday night at home in the second round of the Georgia High School Football State Playoffs. The Wolverines host Mt. Pisgah. Coach Greg Vandagriff and a few players share their thoughts on Friday’s game.

Three Athens Private Schools Headed To Playoffs

Athens Christian, Athens Academy, and Prince Avenue are in the first round of high school football playoffs. Prince Avenue has a bye-week this week, but both Athens Christian and Athens Academy are hosting the first round. Athens Academy hosts Savannah County Day on Friday night. Athens Academy is coming off a 28-0 loss to Prince Avenue. The game…

A Rivalry with Bigger Stakes

A rivalry. A region championship. And playoff home field advantage are all in up for grabs Friday night. For the 12th time in their schools’ histories, Athens Academy and Prince Avenue Christian will face off in the “Backyard Brawl.” Prince Avenue leads the all-time series 6-5, including winning the last four matches between these teams.…

A Tale of Two Senior Nights

As we get ready to turn our calendars to November, high school football season is coming to an end. For some teams, that means playoffs are just around the corner. For other teams, it means the players will get a lot more free time to spend on homework. Madison County High School and North Oconee…

Preview of High School Football

  ATHENS, Ga. –  Tomorrow night will be a big one for Cedar Shoals and Clarke Central. The Clarke Central Gladiators will take on the Flowery Branch Falcons. The overall outlook on the game is in favor of the Gladiators, with stats hypothesizing a score of 30-19. If Clarke Central is serious about a win…