Saturday at the Junior Bowl, some very talented young men will go at it on the gridiron to show their stuff against the best in the state of Georgia. Several of those players have been preceded by family members who have made it to the ultimate level of their chosen sport. Two of those players who have a famous relative are the Blaylock brothers.
Every winter it has become tradition for many of metro Atlanta’s top high school basketball teams to load their I-pods and pack travel bags to play in elite national tournaments. But last week, some of the area’s premier teams simply headed to Centennial High in Roswell for "Hoops in Overdrive".
The Atlanta Falcons are ready for the playoffs. The team's win over Carolina Sunday concludes a 13-3 regular season. The Falcons have the NFC's best record, earning them home field advantage in the playoffs and a bye for the postseason's first round.
The Milton boy's basketball team took on Fla. powerhouse Winter Park at Centennial High School Friday night, in the 3rd Annual Hoops In Overdrive Shoot-Out. Milton (11-2) beat Winter Park (10-3) 75-60 in a game featuring several of the top players in the country.
After a full day of basketball at Centennial, two teams stood out for their play. And one of them was the host school. Lovejoy, the No. 2 squad in Class 4A, was upset by Carver-Montgomery, the No. 7 team in Alabama’s highest classification, in a 57-45 affair. But the real news of the day for metro Atlanta teams was Centennial’s shocking 69-65 upset over Alabama’s Gadsden City High School.
A true basketball smorgasbord takes place over the next three days at Centennial High School in Roswell as 27 teams will take part in the event. One of the most highly anticipated games is Class 5A No. 2 Milton against Winter Park (Fla) on Friday.
On a cold and misty day in DeKalb County’s Hallford Stadium, the East All-Stars defeated their West counterparts 13-0 in the DeKalb Senior All-Star Game. The game was played by senior stars from several DeKalb County public high schools, with St. Pius the only private school taking part.
The high school football state championships took place last week, but that did mean the season was over. Once the championship games concluded, all-star games took place in the metro Atlanta area and McEachern hosted the Cobb Senior Bowl for the third year in a row.
Wednesday’s GPB Sports Central XL was perhaps the biggest and best show of the entire year as four championship coaches appeared just days after winning a GHSA football state championship to discuss the games and their teams.
Brookwood won its first state title since 1996 by besting a Cinderella Colquitt County team that had made the finals as a five-loss No. 3 seed. The 52-38 Broncos win saw some scintillating offense from both sides, but it was ultimately Colquitt’s inability to protect the ball — combined with special teams dominance by Brookwood — that would be the difference in the game.