Carver-Grady Football Showdown, APS Volleyball Tournament, APS Water Polo Teams Highlight Weekend’s Athletic Calendar

Grady (left) and Carver will battle for first place in their region, Saturday afternoon (3 p.m.) at Lakewood Stadium.

There is a variety of sports action to choose from this weekend, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, involving Atlanta Public Schools.

Grady and Carver will face off on Saturday, 3 p.m., at Grady Stadium, in a game that will more than likely determine the Class AAAAA-Region 6 champion. Both teams are 4-1 overall and 2-0 in region play. Carver won last year’s meeting, 24-7.  Grady is ranked No. 8 in the Atlanta Journal Constitution/Georgia High School Football Daily Class AAAAA Top 10 poll.

All 11 APS high schools with football teams will be in action this weekend. Here’s the rundown (all games on Friday, unless otherwise noted):

Mays (3-1, 2-0 in Class AAAAAA-Region 5) at Tri-Cities (Fulton County) (0-4, 0-2), 7:30 p.m., The Doghouse in East Point

South Atlanta (2-4, 0-2 in Class AA-Region 6) at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate (4-1, 1-0), 5:30 p.m., Lakewood Stadium

Therrell (2-3, 0-1 in Class AA-Region 6) at B.E.S.T. Academy (1-5, 1-1), 8 p.m., Lakewood Stadium

North Springs (Fulton County) (2-2, 1-1 in Class AAAAA-Region 6) at Maynard Jackson (1-4, 0-2), 5:30 p.m., Grady Stadium

Alpharetta (Fulton County) (2-2, 1-1 in Class AAAAAA-Region 7) at North Atlanta (1-4, 0-3), 8 p.m., Grady Stadium

Douglass (2-2, 1-1 in Class AA-Region 6) at Washington (2-3, 1-0), Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Lakewood Stadium
The district’s champion will be crowned Saturday at the Fourth Annual APS Volleyball Tournament, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Defending champion North Atlanta will host the event. Last year, the Warriors defeated Therrell in the finals.
The APS water polo team, the APS Knights, will be participate in state tournaments this weekend. The B-Team will compete in the Division III tournament, Saturday at the Cumming Aquatic Center in Cumming (Forsyth County). The team’s first match is scheduled for 8 a.m., against the Lakeside (DeKalb County) C-Team.

The APS Knights girls team, the reigning state champion, will attempt to defend its title on Sunday at the West Gwinnett Park and Aquatic Center. The team’s first match of the tournament is scheduled for 11 a.m., against the winner of the match between Lakeside’s A and B girls teams.



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