Coming into the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs, South Effingham and Jonesboro were confident teams. The two squads had a combined six losses between them.
They knew it would not be pretty. They knew they would have to value every possession.
Still alive for a title and still perfect. That sums up the Forest Park girl’s basketball team.
Riverdale senior Troy Wyche had his sights set high this season.
Throughout his senior season, Riverdale’s Troy Wyche had his sights set high.
On a night when the Drew basketball team displayed banners with the names of the seniors basketball players in its gym, Mount Zion relied on its own senior captain.
Drew boys get physical, but at the cost of Clyde
Mundy’s Mill put off the inevitable long enough.
Mundy's Mill boys come up short.
On a night in which they honored their seniors, the Riverdale Lady Raiders got a nice reprieve from Region 4-AAAA scheduling as Class AAAAAA Lovejoy came to visit.
Forest Park and Kayla Potts continue to heat up.
When the Riverdale girls’ basketball team looks back on its home game with Region 4-AAAA, Div. B power Jonesboro, missed opportunities will most likely come to mind.
Lady Cardinals win 10th straight.
From the opening tip, the Forest Park Lady Panthers sprung a trap that the Mount Zion Lady Bulldogs just could not get out of.
Maybe Mount Zion was looking ahead, maybe Forest Park had the perfect gameplan.
Heading into the fourth quarter, the Region 4A-AAAAA clash between Drew and visiting Union Grove was anybody’s contest.
Having defeated prolific passing offenses during their playoff run, the Lovejoy Wildcats were quite familiar with wide-open spread teams.
Right on the periphery of state championship contenders all season long, the Lovejoy Wildcats now find themselves among Class AAAAAA’s final four.
The irresistible force met the immovable object as the Marietta offense clashed with the Lovejoy defense.
Ranked No. 7 in the state, the Lovejoy Wildcats have been seldom challenged this season. That trend continued Friday night at Twelve Oaks Stadium, as Lovejoy rolled to a 51-13 win over Tri-Cities in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.
The playoffs offically start in one week, but judging by the atmosphere and circumstances of the Region 4-AAAA play-in game between Jonesboro and Dutchtown, the postseason came one week early.
Bulldogs open up passing game for 31-17 win over Forest Park
In the first-ever meeting between the Drew Titans and Mount Zion Bulldogs, Drew dominated from the outset Friday.
Trio scores two TDs apiece in 54-6 win over Forest Park
For a while Friday night at Southern Crescent Stadium, it was hard to tell which team was winless and which was the seventh-best in the state. As the game progressed, however, No. 7 Jonesboro seized control to get a well-earned 26-8 victory over North Clayton.
Raiders rush for 358 yards
Fumbles dug Forest Park a hole it was unable to escape Friday in a 40-0 loss to Creekside at Tara Stadium.
RIVERDALE — Coming off a season-opening loss, the Drew Titans knew they had to work to get better. Game 2 saw them turn a poor start into a positive, as special teams led the way to a 42-0 defeat of Rockdale County Friday at Southern Crescent Stadium.