High School Football
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 | 3 3 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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 7 7 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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 7 7 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 | 6 6 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 | 8 8 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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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