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".
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.