Six Atlanta Public Schools teams have advanced to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state playoffs in football and will compete in first round games this weekend. Here’s a look:
Mays finished the regular season with a record of 9-1 and won the Region 5-AAAAAA championship for the second consecutive season. The Raiders will host the No. 4 seed from Region 6-AAAAAA, Sequoyah (6-4) of Cherokee County, 7:30 p.m., Friday at Lakewood Stadium.
Mays has a combined record of 50-12 since 2012, and that sustained success has gotten the Raiders invited to participate in one of the nation’s top high school football events, the Corky Kell Classic – a series of nine games played over three days on the opening weekend of the season. Mays will face Norcross of Gwinnett County in the final game of the Corky Kell Classic at 8:45 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Be on the lookout for ticket information!
The Panthers finished the regular season with a record of 9-1 and claimed the Region 6-AAAAA championship. It is the first region title for Carver since 2007. The Panthers will host Columbia (5-5) of DeKalb County, the No. 4 seed from Region 5-AAAAA, at 7:30 p.m., Friday at Grady Stadium.
The Astros will be the No. 3 seed from Region 6-AA, after finishing the regular season with a record of 7-3. Douglass will travel to Hogansville to face Callaway (9-1) of Troup County, the No. 2 seed from Region 5-AA, Friday at 7:30 p.m., at Callaway Stadium.
The Hornets are the No. 4 seed from Region 6-AA, and will travel to Franklin to face Heard County (9-1) the champion of Region 5-AA, Friday at 7:30 pm., at Staples Stadium.
South Atlanta is in the state playoffs in football for the first time since 1994! That accomplishment has the Hornets in the running to be the WAGA-TV/High 5 Sports Team of the Week. Vote for them here: http://myfoxatlanta.secondstreetapp.com/High-5-Sports-Team-of-the-Week–7/gallery/
The Eagles finished the regular season with a record of 5-5, and will enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed from Region 6-AA. B.E.S.T. Academy will host Temple (6-4) of Carroll County, the No. 3 seed from Region 5-AA, Saturday at 7 p.m., at Lakewood Stadium.
The Jaguars are the No. 2 seed in Region 6-AAAAA, behind Carver, and will host a state playoff game for the first time in school history! Maynard Jackson will face Miller Grove (5-5) of DeKalb County, the No. 3 seed from Region 5-AAAAA, Saturday at 7 p.m., at Grady Stadium.