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About halfway through the second quarter of Apalachee’s homecoming game against Johnson-Gainesville on Friday, Oct. 15, Wildcat running back Colby Sikes trotted back to the huddle after a holding penalty negated what would have been a 44-yard touchdown run by him. Moments later, on the very …

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Like most other head football coaches, Winder-Barrow’s Ed Dudley often says execution in all three phases — offense, defense, special teams — is the key to winning games. And for the Bulldoggs, the goal this week and going forward over the final three regular season games is simple: they hav…

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As far as “signature wins” go, Apalachee’s stunning come-from-behind victory at home last week over Eastside may top the list to this point in head coach Tony Lotti’s tenure with the Wildcats that started in 2018. And it may very well fit the bill if it eventually helps spur the Wildcats to …

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Apalachee walked out of Billy Henderson Stadium in Athens last week on the short end of the scoreboard following its 31-17 loss to Clarke Central in its GHSA Region 8-AAAAA opener, but the final tally perhaps didn’t do the down-to-the-wire nature of the contest full justice.

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Apalachee and Clarke Central faced off Friday, Sept. 17, in both teams' GHSA Region 8-AAAAA opener at Billy Henderson Stadium in Athens. The Gladiators rallied in the second half for a 31-17 victry. 

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ATHENS — According to the popular Georgia High School Football Daily email newsletter, the Maxwell Ratings computer system anointed Clarke Central a 28-point favorite over Apalachee heading into the teams’ GHSA Region 8-AAAAA showdown Friday, Sept. 17, at Billy Henderson Stadium.

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Scenes from Game 1 of a GHSA Region 8-AAAAA doubleheader between Apalachee and Jackson County on Thursday, Sept. 9. The Wildcats won the game 3-2 before the Panthers bounced back in Game 2 with a 9-8 win in eight innings. 

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After getting gashed repeatedly on the ground by for nearly three quarters by Madison County’s triple-option offense Friday, Sept. 3, Apalachee’s defense rose to the occasion twice, forcing a pair of turnovers and giving the Wildcats’ offense — down just five points — a chance to take the le…

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In its season opener against Strong Rock Christian, Bethlehem Christian Academy used a potent offensive attack that produced 38 points to win. Last week, it was the defense that propelled the Knights toward a 3-0 shutout victory over rival Loganville Christian Academy.

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Brady Logan's 27-yard field goal at the end of the third quarter was all Bethlehem Christian Academy needed Friday, Aug. 27, as the Knights picked up a 3-0 win on the road at traditional rival Loganville Christian Academy to improve to 2-0 on the season. 

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For most rebuilding high school football programs, the process doesn’t get completed overnight, and that’s been the case for Apalachee, which has been more competitive and made marked strides in three seasons under Tony Lotti, but hasn’t always seen that improvement translate to favorable re…

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Apalachee’s defense turned in a solid performance in the Wildcats’ home preseason scrimmage Friday, Aug. 6, but a few untimely offensive sputters kept the Wildcats from pulling out the victory as the teams finished in a 14-14 tie at R. Harold Harrison Stadium.

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Apalachee High School senior Zane Smith signed Tuesday, May 25, to continue running track at Piedmont University. Smith had a solid senior season for the Wildcats and was part of the school's 4x800-meter relay team that finished third in the GHSA Region 8-AAAAA championship meet and advanced…

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With all the disruption that 2020 brought and with COVID-19 still around, Apalachee head coach Tony Lotti was delighted just to get a full football calendar in 2021, and he was extra-jazzed last week when the Wildcats hit the field to start their two-week spring practice period after the pan…

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Despite dominating Walnut Grove on the field, the Apalachee boys’ soccer team had a relatively small lead for the first 60 minutes of their home GHSA Region 8-AAAAA match against Walnut Grove on Tuesday, March 30.

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Apalachee High School senior tight end Andrew Howe will continue his football-playing career at Point University next fall. Howe signed with the Skyhawks during a ceremony at the high school on Friday, March 19. He was a key part of the Wildcats' offense last fall and earned an honorable men…

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After losing 11 seniors and seven starters from last year’s team that stood in first place in its region standings when the season was scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic, Apalachee boys’ soccer coach Chad Hooper expects that his team will be feeling its way through things early on in t…

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The Apalachee varsity boys’ basketball team is on pause after a player tested positive for COVID-19 last week and the rest of the Wildcats and their coaching staff went into a precautionary quarantine. The layoff has caused the team to postpone two region games and cancel a pair of other con…