Category: Sports

Prince Avenue Seniors are Ready for the Playoffs

Nicholas Brown is 6’1″, 180 pounds and a senior at Prince Avenue Christian High School. He is a tight end for the football team and has made it to the playoffs his last three years. Three years of almost winning it all but not taking home the title. This year is his last chance.  “We’re going…

What Makes A Viral Video?

The Mannequin Challenge is the newest viral video sensation since the running man challenge. Unlike the running man challenge, which involved dance moves, The mannequin challenge makes all participants stand completely still, like a mannequin. Student Emily Mugrove talks about why she thinks viral videos are popular with millennials. “It’s just something fun to do that you can…

Light Up Sanford This Saturday

An already tradition-rich establishment added a new tradition last year.  The Redcoat Band prompted a movement called “Light Up Sanford” last season for fans in Sanford Stadium to turn their phone lights on when the fourth quarter began and the band played “Krypton.”  The end result?  Sanford Stadium lit up.  Now the Redcoat Band is…

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…