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State Playoffs in Football Begin this Weekend for Six APS Teams

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 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…

USDA Official Visits Mays High School to see Successful Farm-to-School Program

When Atlanta Public Schools Nutrition Director Dr. Marilyn Hughes came to the district her vision was to create a nutrition program that connected the cafeteria, the classroom and the community. More than a decade later that vision is a reality at a number of schools throughout the district, including Mays High School, where its teachers…

Mays Football Advances to State Quarterfinals; South Atlanta Boys, Mays Girls in Top 10 Basketball Poll

FOOTBALL Mays advanced to the third round of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Football Playoffs on Friday evening. The Raiders (11-1), the No. 1 seed from Class AAAAAA-Region 5, rallied from a 22-8 deficit to defeat Lee County (9-3), 35-22. Mays shut out the Trojans in the second half, while the Raiders responded…

Mays Joins Grady in State Top 10 Football Poll

Grady (top) and Mays are both ranked in Atlanta Journal Constitution/Georgia High School Football Daily Top 10 polls. Mays in the Class AAAAAA poll and Grady in the Class AAAAA poll.   There are now two Atlanta Public Schools ranked in the Atlanta Journal Constitution/Georgia High School Football Daily Top 10 polls: Grady and Mays.…

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Grady, Mays, South Atlanta Blow Out Opponents on the Gridiron

Grady, Mays and South Atlanta destroyed their opponents Friday night, defeating them by a combined score of 161-14. Grady (3-1), ranked No. 10 in the Atlanta Journal Constitution/Georgia High School Football Daily Class AAAAA Top 10, pummeled Lithia Springs (0-4) of Douglas County, 74-14. Several Grey Knights had big games. Leading the way was senior…

Maynard Jackson and Carver to Meet on the Gridiron for the First Time

Maynard Jackson (left) and Carver will face off in football for the first time on Saturday, 4 p.m., at Lakewood Stadium, in the Class AAAAA-Region 6 opener for both teams.  Maynard Jackson (1-2) and Carver (2-1) face each other for the first time when the Jaguars and Panthers meet Saturday, 4 p.m., at Lakewood Stadium.…

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Mays Erases 22-Point Deficit, Stuns Peachtree Ridge

Mays senior quarterback B.J. Phillips led the Raiders to a 36-31 win at Peachtree Ridge on Friday. Mays trailed at one point 28-6. The Mays Raiders mounted a furious comeback in enemy territory and shocked one of the top teams in Gwinnett County, Friday night. Led by senior quarterback B.J. Phillips, the Raiders trailed at…