Milton's win over perennial national power Oak Hill (Va.) was the talk of the high school basketball scene over the weekend. Oak Hill was ranked No. 1 in the nation prior to the game, but the loss ha cleared a path for another Georgia team to potentially take the top ranking. Miller Grove, who defeated Milton earlier in the season, has been Georgia's top-ranked team in most national polls since, and now stands a shot at winning the national championship.
The Atlanta Falcons' hopes of advancing to the Super Bowl in three weeks were shattered in a 48-21 loss at home to the Green Bay Packers.
Now that hoops season is in full gear, it is time for us to choose the Score 44 Hoops Edition! We went through the best senior basketball players in the state and chose only the top 44 boys and girls players for this list. We chose only the top 22 boys and top 22 girls to be included.
We’re a third of the way home in the 2010-2011 Regions Directors Cup race. The Georgia Athletics Directors Association has presented the award since 1999-2000 to recognize the very best athletics programs in Georgia.
Redan took over the No. 1 spot in Class 4A after SW DeKalb and Madison County lost games this past week. In Class 5A, Bradwell Institute is now ranked No. 9, while in Class 3A, Sandy Creek and Grovetown debuted.
In this week's Class 5A rankings, Walton and Newton each were ranked for the first time this season. Brunswick made the list in Class 4A while Murray County, LaFayette and Henry County debuted in Class 3A.
Perhaps the 2011 season will be dominated by the defense in the Peach State. In a game featuring the some of the best rising seniors in the state of Georgia, the Randy McPherson-coached West roster defeated the Franklin Stephens-led East squad 20-18 in the inaugural AT&T Georgia Junior Bowl thanks to some great defense and strong special teams play.
The first rankings of the 2010-2011 hoops season have been revealed. Check inside this post to see who tops the list in all five classes of boys and girls.
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".