The North Atlanta High School boys lacrosse team has made history by becoming the first Atlanta Public School to win an area championship in the sport.
The Warriors finished the regular season a perfect 6-0 in Area 2 of the Georgia High School Association’s (GHSA) Class AAAAAA/AAAAAAA. In lacrosse, the state’s two largest classifications – Class AAAAAAA and AAAAAAA – are combined into one, while the state’s other five classifications – A through AAAAA – are combined into one as well.
As the Area 2 champs, North Atlanta will host a first round state playoff game on May 4 against the No. 4 seeded team from Area 4 (most likely to be Walton of Cobb County, Roswell of Fulton County, or Etowah of Cherokee County).
While they did not win a regular season championship, the Warriors girls squad has advanced to the state playoffs as well. As the No. 3 seed from Area 2, they will travel to Walton (Cobb County), the No. 2 seed from Area 4, for a first round playoff game on May 4.
Both North Atlanta squads will close out the regular season tonight against their APS rivals, Grady, at Grady stadium. The girls game is at 5:30, while the boys start at 7 p.m.
Grady’s teams advanced to the state playoffs as well. Both Grey Knight squads are No. 4 seeds from Area 1 of Class A/AAAAA and will play first round playoff games against No. 1 seeds on the road, May 2. The boys will face Westminster (Atlanta, private) while the girls will play Kell (Cobb County).