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USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Football Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Football Poll

ATLANTA -- The USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 High School Football Poll is here. As we head for the final Friday night of the regular season, the team at the top is one that leaves its opponents green with envy.

Buford continues to hold down the number 1 spot this week. Sandy Creek jumps from 10 to 2 after last week's victory over Carrollton. The Trojans slip to 3, with Tucker and Gainesville making up the top 5.

Lovett is next, with North Gwinnett, Norcross, McEachern and Creekside completing the top 10.

Eagle's Landing Christian is on the move this week from 20 to 14, while Marist is up from 22 to 20.

Marietta returns to the Super 25 at 22, and Peachtree Ridge is back this week at 24.

Calhoun and Stephenson drop out of the Super 25.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 is computer generated and produced buy USA Today High School Sports exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.com 

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Football Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Football Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 High School Football Poll is here.

There are two new faces that join this week's list. Both teams are unbeaten, but there is still no change at the top.

The North Gwinnett Bulldogs still lead the way as they head for a region showdown with Mill Creek. Buford is next, with Carrollton, Lovejoy, and Eagle's Landing Christian making up the top 5.

Sandy Creek is 6 this week, with Norcross, McEachern, Lovett and Gainesville rounding out the top 10.

Collins Hill moves up from 20 to 14 after beating Peachtree Ridge. Stephenson rises from 22 to 15 and will face region rival Tucker this week. St. Pius climbs from 21 to 16.

Milton drops from 12 to 18 this week and North Cobb slides from 16 to 21.

New faces this week are Etowah at 17, Calhoun returning to the poll at 24 and Creekside appearing for the first time this season at 25.

Funeral set for high school football player

Funeral set for high school football player

FAIRBURN, Ga. -- Funeral services have been set for the Creekside High School football player who suffered a deadly spinal cord injury during a preseason football game.

The funeral for 16-year-old De'Antre Turman is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral at 212 Riverside Parkway in Austell.

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The high school junior fractured a vertebrae in his upper spinal cord during a scrimmage Friday night, Fulton County Medical Examiner's officials said.

One of Turman's coaches from an after-school college prep program said the teen appeared to go limp immediately after tackling the receiver from the opposing team.

Sandy Creek's Wiggins named Under Armour All-American

Sandy Creek's Wiggins named Under Armour All-American

TYRONE, Ga -- Sandy Creek High School's Shaq Wiggins is the latest Metro Atlanta high school players to be named to the Under Armour All-American team.  Wiggins is one of 6 players from Metro Atlanta to be honored by Under Armour.

The 5-10, 165 pound Wiggins is the 6th ranked cornerback in the nation, the number 4 recruit in the state and the 36th overall recruit in the nation.  Wiggins is verbally committed to Georgia.

Sandy Creek's Shaq Wiggins joins, Norcross' Alvin Kamara, Milton's Karl Lawson, Central Gwinnett's Trey Johnson, Mill Creek's Kelsey Griffin and Grayson's Robert Nkemdiche representing Metro Atlanta in the on the Under Armour All-America Team.

The 6th annual Under Armour All-American Game will be played on January 4, 2013 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.


USA Today's Super 25 Poll for Metro Atlanta is here

USA Today's Super 25 Poll for Metro Atlanta is here

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- This season, 11Alive.Com and HighSchoolSports.Net will have a weekly Super 25 high school basketball poll for Metro Atlanta schools.  The poll, which is provided by USA Today, will rank both boys and girls teams from all classifications using the Massey Ratings.

With teams from the Atlanta area being ranked among the nation's best again this season, the Super 25 Poll will be a weekly measuring stick. We hope it will spark a conversation about who holds the title of top basketball team in the Atlanta area. We start with the poll for the week of January 2.

Boys Atlanta Super 25 Poll   

1. Columbia

2. Miller Grove

3. Mill Creek

4. Milton

5. Whitefield Academy

6. Douglas Co.

7. North Cobb

8. Shiloh

9. North Clayton

10. Monroe

11. Mt. Vernon Presbyterian

12. Fayette Co.

13. Wheeler

14. Harrison

High school sports get a new 'beat'

High school sports get a new 'beat'

ATLANTA -- In just one week, Atlanta-area high school sports will get a new beat.

Beats Battle, the brainchild of atlanta.highschoolsports.net and Patchwerk Recording Studios, will give high school students the chance to use their talents to show pride in their schools and teams.

Each week Patchwerk will provide different beats on atlanta.highschoolsports.net. Students can download the beats, add lyrics that praise their favorite high school teams and upload their products to the Web.

Voters can visit atlanta.highschoolsports.net to select a weekly winner. At the end of the season, one grand prize winner will receive recording time in the legendary Patchwerk Studios.