Weekend Sports Roundup: Mays, KAC Play for Region Championships; 10 APS Cross Country Teams Advance to State; KIPP Vision, Bunche MS Compete for APS Middle School Football Title

KIPP Atlanta Collegiate will play for the Georgia High Schools Association Class AA-Region 6 championship against Hapeville Charter, Friday in Hapeville.

K.I.P.P. Atlanta Collegiate (KAC) will challenge Hapeville Charter (Fulton County) for the Georgia High Schools Association (GHSA) Class AA-Region 6 championship tonight at 7:30 p.m., at the Hapeville Recreation Center.

In just their third season of varsity competition, the Warriors have already clinched a spot in next week’s GHSA Class AA state playoffs. Prior to this season, KAC had won just two games.

Also, Mays will attempt to win its first region championship since 2003 by defeating Northgate (Coweta County) tonight on Senior Night, 8 p.m., at Lakewood Stadium.

In other games involving Atlanta Public Schools teams (all games are Friday, unless otherwise noted):

Clarkston (DeKalb County) at Douglass, 5:30 p.m., at Lakewood Stadium

Washington at Therrell, 7:30 p.m., at Grady Stadium

Carver at Decatur, 7:30 p.m., at Decatur High School Stadium in Decatur

North Atlanta at Cambridge, 7:30 p.m., Cambridge High School Stadium in Milton

Maynard Jackson at Riverwood, 7:30 p.m., Bill Hoskyn Stadium in Atlanta

Grady at Banneker, 7:30 p.m., Banneker High School Stadium in College Park


Ten teams from APS will compete in the GHSA State Cross Country Championships, Saturday in Carrollton.

Leading the way for APS are two teams that won their region championship meets – the South Atlanta girls and the Douglass boys. Other teams that advanced to Saturday’s state championships are:

B.E.S.T. Academy
Grady Boys and Girls
KAC Boys and Girls
North Atlanta Boys and Girls
Washington Girls


Bunche Middle School and KIPP Vision will face off for the APS Middle School Football Championship, Saturday at noon, at Lakewood Stadium. Both teams are undefeated at 8-0 entering the title game.

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