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.
Grady has been ranked for several weeks in the Class AAAAA poll. This week, the Grey Knights moved up one spot to No. 7, after taking out APS-rival Carver, 41-6, on Saturday. Grady’s record improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in Class AAAAA-Region 6. Carver fell to 4-2 and 2-1. The win for the Grey Knights keeps them in a first-place tie with Banneker (Fulton County) at the top of the region standings.
Mays broke into the Top 10 of the AJC/GHSFD Class AAAAAA poll this week, debuting at No. 10. The Raiders demolished Tri-Cities (Fulton County), 44-7, on Friday. Mays improved its record to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in Region 5. The Raiders are tied at the top of the region standings with Alexander (Douglas County).
In other results over the weekend:
KIPP Atlanta Collegiate (KAC) won its third consecutive game, 26-14, over APS rival South Atlanta. In its two previous seasons of varsity football, B.E.S.T. Academy had won just one game each season. But Friday’s win over the Hornets was the third in a row for the Warriors, who boosted their record to 5-1, 2-0 in Class AA-Region 6. KAC currently sits atop the region standings.
B.E.S.T. Academy shut out Therrell, 20-0. The Eagles improved to 2-5 overall, 2-1 in Class AA-Region 6, and are now 3-0 all-time against Therrell, which fell to 2-4 overall, 0-2 in the region. B.E.S.T. Academy currently holds one of the four playoff spots in the region with three games left to play on its schedule.
Douglass won its second consecutive game, and third out of its last four, with a 21-0 shutout of APS-rival Washington. With the win, the Astros are now 3-2, 2-1 in the region, while the Bulldogs are now 2-4, 1-2. Currently, Douglass sits in the fourth and final playoff spot in the region at the halfway point in the season.
Maynard Jackson lost a close game to North Springs (Fulton County), 35-34. The Jaguars are now 1-5 overall and 0-3 in Class AAAAA-Region 6.
North Atlanta also suffered a tough-luck loss, 7-0, to Alpharetta (Fulton County). The Warriors’ record dropped to 1-5 overall and 0-4 in Class AAAAA-Region 6.