High School Football
GRIDIRON: Eagle’s Landing preps for Southwest Macon
With its 39-21 season-opening win last week over Union Grove, Eagle’s Landing Head Coach Shawn Jones was pleased with the effort and gave much of the credit for the non-region victory to his offens...
September 03, 2015 05:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Patriots travel to Alexander for region clash
After earning victories in their season openers, Alexander and Paulding County meet at Cougar Stadium for the first of nine Region 5-AAAAA contests...
September 03, 2015 12:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Paulding opens region play at Villa Rica
Even though it’s just their second game of the season, the South Paulding Spartans will begin Region 5-AAAAA play Friday against Villa Rica at Sam McIntyre Stadium...
September 03, 2015 11:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas/Paulding Week 2 Football Scores
Douglas and Paulding County Week 2 Football Results...
September 03, 2015 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Manchester faces first region foe Friday
After a clutch victory in its season opener, New Manchester gets back into action Friday and begins Region 5-AAAAA competition against Hiram at Hornets Stadium...
September 03, 2015 10:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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REBUILDING: McNair seeks better 2015 start against Therrell
Last season, the McNair High School varsity football team split two games with non-region Therrell. The Mustangs lost their first game against the Panthers 14-0 before splitting the series by captu...
September 02, 2015 05:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tackling machine Faison-Walden is a Player to Watch in NC
Like any sports writer who covers sports outside of his or her home state, I tend to see if anyone from...
August 27, 2015 11:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Paulding visits North Paulding on Friday
North Paulding and East Paulding renew their county rivalry Friday when the Raiders visit the Wolfpack...
August 26, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding County starts season in Lindale
For the second straight year, Paulding County will begin its season against Pepperell on Friday...
August 26, 2015 03:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lithia Springs hosts Landmark Christian in season opener
This Friday, Lithia Springs joins the competition that started a week ago on numerous football fields and hosts Landmark Christian in its 2015 opener at Lions Stadium...
August 26, 2015 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Falcons’ CEO McKay headlines luncheon
The Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon at the Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina last week headlined by guest speaker Rich McKay, the president and CEO of the Atl...
August 26, 2015 10:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: You can’t make this stuff up
For years Hollywood has tried to capture the essence of the magic of Friday Night Lights. The miraculous, gutsy and often heartwarming stories that have been fictionalized for our entertainment act...
August 21, 2015 02:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holy Innocents’ hopes to return to playoff glory
Last season, Holy Innocents’ saw its seven-year streak of playoff appearances end after posting a 2-8 season. The Golden Bears were unable to get a home win all season and head coach Ryan Livezey s...
August 21, 2015 02:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holy Spirit Prep shows growth in coach’s second year
As it did last season, Holy Spirit Prep opens this year’s campaign against North Georgia. The Cougars will have home-field advantage when the teams square off Aug. 21, and that could spell another ...
August 21, 2015 02:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lovett looks to remain in state spotlight
Two years removed from a state title, Lovett continues to churn along as a reputable force on the field. The Lions returned to the postseason last year, falling short in the Class AA quarterfinals ...
August 21, 2015 02:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spotlight shining on Marist, St. Pius, others in DeKalb
With the start of the 2015 football season just days away, James R. Hallford, North DeKalb, Adams, William “Buck” Godfrey (formerly Panthersville), Hughes Spalding, George B. Maloof and Decatur Hig...
August 21, 2015 02:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Mount Vernon coach wants to set standard
For Mount Vernon first-year head coach Wayne Dabbs, leading his new team is about more than producing on the football field. “I want to see our team come together as one,” said Dabbs, who replaced ...
August 21, 2015 02:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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SUPER SEVEN PLAYERS
Explosive. Dynamic. Versatile. These are just some of the adjectives to describe the 2015 Neighbor Newspapers’ Super Seven. Plucked from both sides of the pigskin, these athletes are slated to do g...
August 21, 2015 01:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New leader in director’s chair at North Atlanta
Last year North Atlanta’s two wins bookended a season that saw the team generate very little offense. The year before the team managed just one win, but it’s a new season and a new beginning, start...
August 21, 2015 01:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pace hopes to retain resiliency of last season
After the first seven games of the season last year, Pace looked nothing like a team ready to make a postseason run. But after a 2-5 start, the Knights did just that. “We got hot at the right time ...
August 21, 2015 01:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Riverwood hopes to gel with improved offense
After a 4-0 start last season, Riverwood seemed poised to make some noise in Class AAAAA. Coupled with that great start, the Raiders also began moving away from its triple option offense, yet throu...
August 21, 2015 01:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster looks to maintain team chemistry
Chemistry is an exact science, but when it comes to building it within a team, its unpredictable nature bubbles to the surface. A perfect balance of team chemistry led Westminster to the semifinals...
August 21, 2015 01:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Atlanta’s new coach talks about upcoming season
The Neighbor Newspapers had a chance to catch up with Jeremy Gainer, new head football coach at North Atlanta. See the Q&A below for a little insight into his new position and his plans for the War...
August 21, 2015 01:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mustangs look to rebuild under new coach
The foundational principles for building a good prep football program begin and end with the head football coach. And when Mount Vernon went on a search for a new coach to lead the Mustangs’ footba...
August 21, 2015 01:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New coach in director’s chair for Whitefield
Under new coach Quinn Gray, Whitefield Academy’s offensive scheme is changing. That means there will be a little extra pressure on the members of the Wolfpack defense while their teammates adjust t...
August 21, 2015 01:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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War Eagles looking to soar again
Woodward is primed for another strong season after advancing all the way to the Class AAAA semifinals last year, its best fall since 1980, when the War Eagles won the state title. Woodward, which l...
August 21, 2015 01:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spotlight shines on new season for North Springs
If there were a silver lining to North Springs’ 2-8 season last year, it would be the 24-17 win against arch rival Riverwood. But last season is in the books and with the beginning of a new season ...
August 21, 2015 12:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County 2015 Football Preview: Luella
After five games last season, Luella looked like a team headed to the playoffs for a second straight year. But...
August 20, 2015 01:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County 2015 Football Preview: Henry County
This offseason, there has been a lot of chatter among the Henry County Warhawks about a region championship...
August 20, 2015 01:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County 2015 Football Preview: Dutchtown
The Dutchtown Bulldogs would be well in favor of a rollover of momentum from last season...
August 20, 2015 01:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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