Rockdale came into Saturday's final off a hard-fought three-game win over Shiloh, including a nail-biting loss in the second game with a score that ended in the 30s for both teams.
Brookwood came into Saturday's area volleyball tournament with an undefeated record in 7-AAAAAA and a trip to state secured after beating Grayson on Wednesday.
With Peachtree Ridge running back Walden Davis out Friday with an injury, the Lions had to turn more to Jordan Ellis to get their ground game going. The junior responded with a huge game.
Georgia's standout freshman running back tandem of Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, dubbed by some as “Gurshall,” didn't have the breakout performance that Marcus Lattimore did in this game two years ago as a rookie.
COLUMBIA, S.C .-- South Carolina showed up in Saturday's battle of top 10 SEC teams. Georgia looked like it never got off the bus and was nearly held scoreless for the first time in 18 years.. The Gamecocks rolled to 21 points in the first quarter and never looked back
Apalachee's defense came to play Friday, holding the aerial attack of Flowery Branch in check for the first half and helping the team build a 14-3 lead.
Tennessee's Tyler Bray managed to stay upright for most of the game Saturday. The junior quarterback wasn't sacked and wasn't severely pressured until the fourth quarter in Georgia's 51-44 win Saturday.
Georgia came out on fire early Saturday night, but miscues on defense and special teams continually kept Tennessee in the game. However, when crunch time came for the defense, it stepped up with three crucial takeaways.
Wesleyan beat Mill Creek 25-22, 25-18 to claim volleyball title at Gwinnett County Championships.
Mountain View continually shot itself in the foot in the first half, compiling 11 penalties in the first 24 minutes. But with some good defense and a late touchdown before the break, the Bears were able to build a cushion that led to their first Region 7-AAAAAA win.
San Antonio came to town with a chance to clinch first place in the NASL regular season, but it was Atlanta that played like the team with a title on the line.
Todd Gurley put up 100 yards rushing in his first game at Georgia. On Saturday, he duplicated that feat and was joined by Keith Marshall, his fellow freshman in the backfield.
ATHENS -- Georgia's defense was a little sluggish in the first half, but the offense was good enough to keep putting points on the board and eventually distance the Bulldogs from Florida Atlantic.. Aaron Murray passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more, and the freshman tandem of Todd
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Berkmar grad Martin Lugo stuck a goal home 15 minutes into the game Saturday, and Jose Figueroa added a score later in the half to lead the Georgia Gwinnett College men's soccer team past Bob Jones University 2-0.. Lugo collected a loose ball headed in his direction from
Dontravious Wilson rushes for three touchdowns off 13 carries for 138 yards as Wolves bounce back with win
Kyle Scales rushed for four touchdowns and 251 yards on 29 carries Friday in Greater Atlanta Christian's 31-21 win at Apalachee.. Scales, a senior running back, was consistent throughout the game with big runs when the Spartans (3-0) needed them. He busted off a 63-yard TD run
After falling behind by a touchdown in the third quarter on Friday, Duluth stormed back in the fourth with a pair of touchdowns to beat Berkmar 22-15.
Georgia Gwinnett College's soccer teams put on offensive showcases, won first sporting events in program history.
Men's and women's teams play college's first-ever intercollegiate games this weekend.
Mill Creek's Mruk among GGC players making debuts Saturday
North Gwinnett kicked off its athletic calendar with the 14th annual Bulldog Dash 5K on Saturday morning, but it was a couple of Norcross runners who made their marks with the fastest paces
ATLANTA -- Central grad Borfor Carr came to the Silverbacks early this year and has seen all of the almost wins and losing streaks up close. With a team full of newcomers under interim coach Eric Wynalda, he is one player who has stayed on the field despite the influx
Former athletes will have a chance this weekend to get together and discuss the transition between their old and new lives at a roundtable Saturday.. Joccupation.com, Prime Restaurant and S.C.O.R.E. are teaming up for the roundtable discussion, called "The Transition," at 3 p.m. Saturday at Prime Restaurant at Lenox
Sixty three minutes into Saturday's game, Atlanta had been winning most of the good chances on goal, including a shot off the post. But in the next two minutes, the game completely changed.
Again the Silverbacks were up a pair of goals late in a game and conceded a late goal that kept their opponent in the game. But this time, Atlanta held strong and didn't give up an equalizer.
Most athletes in the United States will get into a sport because it's the most enjoyable, a great way to have fun outside or maybe because their parents played it. For Atlanta Silverbacks midfielder Borfor "Buff" Carr, it was mainly to keep his mind off the horrors of civil war
With the team mired in a one-win season at the bottom of the NASL standings, Eric Wynalda looks for turnaround as Silverbacks' interim coach.
Tied 1-1 at halftime, the Silverbacks came out in the second half against an Islanders team that arrived in town very early Saturday morning.
ATLANTA -- Thanks in part to a free ticket giveaway, Atlanta Silverbacks Park was over capacity Saturday with more than 6,000 fans in attendance. But the increased cheering wasn't enough to propel the team to a win.. Zach Schlawski and Brian Ackley scored late goals in the first and second
Ciaran O'Brien and Shane Moroney scored first-half goals, and the defense held off Edmonton enough for the Silverbacks to clinch a 2-1 victory, the team's first of the season.
After the Atlanta Silverbacks won their second-round U.S. Open Cup match Tuesday against the Georgia Revolution in Conyers, most fans expected the Seattle Sounders of MLS to come to town for the May 30 third-round matchup as the tournament schedule had indicated.. But apparently the Sounders made the
CONYERS -- With a chance to make a name for themselves U.S. Open Cup, the Georgia Revolution came out playing hard Tuesday night. But when the game was over, the more-experienced Silverbacks came out on top.. Raphael Cox scored in the 61st minute to put Atlanta up, and the
ATLANTA -- Just call Daniel Antoniuk a gorilla killer.. The former Silverback scored his second and third goals against his former team this year, Mike Ambersley added an important late goal for the Rowdies, and Tampa Bay got past Atlanta 3-2 on Saturday.. "Every time I'm here I seem to
An early goal by Edmonton and a red card on Atlanta early in the second half helped send the Silverbacks to their second straight defeat 2-0 on Saturday.
ATLANTA -- After dropping four contests to the Stars last year by a combined 9-1 margin, the Silverbacks were up two goals late in position to knock off the defending champions Saturday.. But Devin Del Do scored for Minnesota in the 88th minute, and Justin Davis ripped a 40-yard
ATLANTA -- Former Silverbacks forward Daniel Antoniuk looked like he was going to be the hero against Atlanta on Saturday. Reinaldo Navia had other plans.. The Chilean headed home a pass from Lucas Paulini in the 87th minute, sending the crowd of 3,261 into a frenzy and tying the game
Borfor "Buff" Carr, a 24-year-old attacking midfielder who played for Central Gwinnett, has joined the Atlanta Silverbacks, the club announced Friday.
Atlanta plays expansion squad San Antonio to 0-0 tie in opening game of NASL season.
Soccer club brought in new coach, players this offseason
Taking an optimistic look at the upcoming season, it can only get better for the Atlanta Silverbacks.
ATHENS -- The game was as ugly as Lee Corso's mouth when he dropped an F-bomb at the end of ESPN's "College GameDay" earlier in the day. But all that matters for Georgia is it can now book a trip to the SEC Championship Game in December.
Georgia beat Kentucky to clinch the SEC East division title and a berth in the SEC championship game in Atlanta.
ATLANTA -- Mexican soccer star Cuauthemoc Blanco and his Irapuato FC team brought some soccer talent to Georgia on Wednesday, but the Silverbacks showed they can play the game, too.
Silverbacks drop exhibition game to Irapuato FC 1-0
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Minnesota came out like a team fighting for a playoff spot. Atlanta came out like a team already eliminated from the NASL postseason race. Ryan Pore scored three goals Saturday night to lead the Impact (9-11-8) past the Silverbacks (4-20-4) 4-0 in the regular season finale for both sides.
FC Edmonton had been outscored 7-0 in league games, 11-0 overall, since a 1-0 win over the Silverbacks on April 16. But in the 69th minute Saturday, its dry spell was over.
Another game that looked like at least a draw and a point for the Silverbacks, another game that ended in a 2-1 loss on a late goal.
Jimmy Maurer got the start in goal for the Atlanta Silverbacks on Saturday, but a free kick in second half stoppage time went through his hands and into the net, resulting in a 2-1 heartbreaking loss against the NSC Minnesota Stars in front of 3,543 fans.
It's been nearly two and a half years, but men's pro soccer is back in town. Much about the Atlanta Silverbacks, who open their season Saturday, has changed since the franchise last played a game here in 2008.