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American Family Insurance Top 5 performances

American Family Insurance Top 5  performances

ATLANTA -- Each week, American Family Insurance presents its Top 5 High School Football performances -- a weekly countdown of some of the best plays from Friday Night Alive.

We start with Marquis Terry from Drew High. His long touchdown run was not enough to hold off Union Grove as the Titans fell 34-33.

Number 4 is Brandon Young blocking the Chamblee field goal attempt to preserve a 24-0 Marist shutout.

Number 3 is South Gwinnett's Coray Keel going up high to make the catch as the Comets beat Brookwood  42-38.

Number 2 is David Spratte with the interception and return for the touchdown as St. Pius beat Blessed Trinity 24-17

Number 1 is Khai Anderson's 90-yard kickoff return for a score as Carver beat Grady 22-19.

Metro Atlanta Super 25 by USA Today

Metro Atlanta Super 25 by USA Today

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll by USA Today is here.

As we head into the final week of the regular season, there is a change in the Top 10, but no change at the very top.

Coming off a bye week, the Norcross Blue Devils are still on top and will face winless Meadowcreek Friday night. Grayson is headed for a showdown with Brookwood this week. The Rams are 2nd, with Sandy Creek, North Gwinnett and Lassiter rounding out the Top 5.

M.L. King, Jr. is 6th, followed by Lovejoy, South Gwinnett and West Forsyth. Parkview rejoins the Top 10 after beating Berkmar last week.

Marist rises from 23rd to 11th after beating Chamblee, and North Cobb returns to the poll at No. 18.

Stephenson and Kell rejoin the poll at 24th and 25th, respectively.

Gainesville and Buford drop out of the Super 25 this week.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 is computer generated and produced by USA Today exclusively for 11Alive.

American Family Insurance Top 5 Performances

American Family Insurance Top 5 Performances

ATLANTA -- Each week during the high school football season, American Family Insurance will present the All Metro Atlanta top five performances.

This week number 5 is Meatron Thomas' catch and score as Stockbridge beats Dutchtown 45-19.

Number 4 is Ty Griffin's 40 yard touchdown toss to Chris Okeh for the McEachern touchdown.  The Indians beat North Cobb 49-27.

Number 3 is Joshua Robert's halfback pass to John Smith for a Whitewater touchdown.  Whitewater beat Creekside 17-7.

Number 2 is Mario Atkins touchdown strike to Cameron Sutton for Jonesboro's score.  The Cardinals beat Spalding 32-7.

Number 1 this week is Keyante Green's touchdown run for Eagles Landing Christian.  Green rushed for 182 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Chargers blanked Our Lady Of Mercy 49-0.

USA Today's Super 25 Poll for Metro Atlanta is here

USA Today's Super 25 Poll for Metro Atlanta is here

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- This season, 11Alive.Com and HighSchoolSports.Net will have a weekly Super 25 high school basketball poll for Metro Atlanta schools.  The poll, which is provided by USA Today, will rank both boys and girls teams from all classifications using the Massey Ratings.

With teams from the Atlanta area being ranked among the nation's best again this season, the Super 25 Poll will be a weekly measuring stick. We hope it will spark a conversation about who holds the title of top basketball team in the Atlanta area. We start with the poll for the week of January 2.

Boys Atlanta Super 25 Poll   

1. Columbia

2. Miller Grove

3. Mill Creek

4. Milton

5. Whitefield Academy

6. Douglas Co.

7. North Cobb

8. Shiloh

9. North Clayton

10. Monroe

11. Mt. Vernon Presbyterian

12. Fayette Co.

13. Wheeler

14. Harrison

High school sports get a new 'beat'

High school sports get a new 'beat'

ATLANTA -- In just one week, Atlanta-area high school sports will get a new beat.

Beats Battle, the brainchild of atlanta.highschoolsports.net and Patchwerk Recording Studios, will give high school students the chance to use their talents to show pride in their schools and teams.

Each week Patchwerk will provide different beats on atlanta.highschoolsports.net. Students can download the beats, add lyrics that praise their favorite high school teams and upload their products to the Web.

Voters can visit atlanta.highschoolsports.net to select a weekly winner. At the end of the season, one grand prize winner will receive recording time in the legendary Patchwerk Studios.

HighSchoolSports.net: Week 3

HighSchoolSports.net: Week 3

ATLANTA -- Week 3 of highschoolsports.net will begin with our Game Of The Week, featuring the new top ranked team in class AAAAA: the McEachern High School Indians.

Our coverage will start during the 6 p.m. news with Fred Kalil reporting live from McEachern. Viewers voted their annual showdown with Marietta High as our Game Of The Week.

McEachern opened the season with wins over North Gwinnett and Lowndes, while the Marietta Blue Devils are still seeking their first win.

We will also look in on a pair of matchups in Cherokee County; Kell High will play at Woodstock High, while unbeaten West Forsyth will visit Etowah.

Last week, Lambert knocked off defending class AAAA champ Chattahoochee. This week, the Longhorns host region rival Creekview.

Classics mark opening week in Clayton County

Classics mark opening week in Clayton County

JONESBORO, Ga. -- "County high school football is back!"
exclaimed District Athletic Director Kevin May. The regular season kicks off on Friday, Aug. 26, with games at all three Clayton County stadiums.

"We hope that the communities in Clayton County will come out and get behind their teams as they strive for excellence on and off the field in 2011," May said. Here is a look at the opening schedules: