The Alcovy Tigers fell in a 27-8 heartbreaker Friday night to Lovejoy, coming up just short of the program's first region championship at Sharp Stadium.
For his efforts on the gridiron last week, Alcovy defensive end Curtiss Benton has been named the Alcovy Athlete of the Week.
The Alcovy Tigers have a chance tonight to post their best regular-season record in school history.
Alcovy High senior Jaylin Penny didn't plan on becoming a wide receiver.
Many celebrated Halloween on Thursday, but Alcovy defensive end Curtiss Benton handed out the treats for the Tigers, and the tricks for the Rockdale County Friday night at Reid Stadium in the Tigers' 22-7 region victory over the Bulldogs.
For his efforts against Druid Hills last week, Alcovy High wide receiver D'Anthony Bell has been named the Tigers' Athlete of the Week.
Playoff positioning is still unsettled in the Region 2-AAAAAA, as Alcovy and Newton will decide who grabs the No. 2 and No. 3 spots in the region next week.
Entering the ninth week of its season, the Alcovy High varsity football team holds its fate in its hands.
After leading the Tigers with three hits in their second round series against Newnan, Alcovy sophomore Raven Smith has been named the Tigers' Athlete of the Week.
The Alcovy Tigers didn't pass much Thursday night at Sharp Stadium against the Druid Hills Red Devils, but when they did put the ball in the air, it seemed to find the hands of junior D'Anthony Bell.
Despite winning a regular season regional title and a regional tournament championship, the Alcovy varsity softball team saw its ultimate goal fall just out of reach Wednesday night at home, as the Tigers fell in straight games to the Newnan Cougars to end their 2013 season.
The Eastside Eagles and Alcovy Tigers begin the second round of the Georgia High School Association softball state playoffs today.
A season ago, the Alcovy High varsity football team posted a big win against Morrow.
The Alcovy Tigers clinched a spot in the second round of the Georgia High School Association Softball Class AAAAAA state playoffs Thursday afternoon with a 3-0 shutout victory over North Cobb.
Behind quarterback Tristan Payne's 112 rushing yards, and a stout, senior-laden defense, the Alcovy Tigers shut out the Morrow Mustangs, winning 29-0 at Tara Stadium Thursday in Jonesboro.
Alcovy's worst fear came to fruition Friday in its Class AAAA playoff game against Tri Cities. With the score tied at 21, the Bulldogs reeled off four straight touchdowns and the Tigers were unable to counter. Tri Cities tacked on a safety late and cruised to a 51-28 win.
At first glance, 2010 was a wasted year for Alcovy football. What positive could possibly come out of a 1-9 season? Then 2011 came around and things turned around in a hurry. The reasons are many. But at the head of Alcovy's transformation are very much those struggles the Tigers went through - rather what came out of them.
Alcovy plays its eleventh game of the season for just the second time in school history when the Tigers face Tri Cities tonight at Sharp Stadium for the opening round of the Class AAAA playoffs. Alcovy won the Region 3A-AAAA title to claim the No. 2 seed but are coming off its worst loss of the season. With a chance to win the school's first region football championship, the Tigers fell flat against Northgate ...
NEWNAN - Alcovy had a chance to win its first outright region title Friday and a No. 1 seed heading into this week's opening round of the Class AAAA playoffs. After a 42-13 dismantling at the hands of Northgate, losing the region championship might be the last thing on the Tigers' minds.
Everything that could go wrong for the three Newton County football teams did go wrong Friday night. Newton win but lost, Eastside beat itself and Alcovy forgot to pack its game on the bus and left it at school then got pounded in the region championship game.
The Tigers are on the verge of capturing Alcovy's first outright region football championship. They won the subregion title two weeks ago and have had an extra week to prepare for the title game. The bye week couldn't have come at a better time. It gave the Tigers extra time to prepare for perhaps the best team they'll have faced so far.
The Region 3-AAAA championship game is set and Alcovy knows who it will play. By virtue of Northgate's 27-24 win over Whitewater Friday, the Vikings won the Region 3B-AAAA regular-season title and will host the Tigers this week to determine the overall region champion.
Alcovy completed its improbable turnaround from worst to first Friday with a 34-8 win over Woodland, Henry at Sharp Stadium Friday.
Alcovy and Newton needed road wins Friday for different reasons. For the Tigers, a win would give them a state playoff berth and at least one home playoff game. He Rams needed a win just to keep their slim playoffs hopes alive. Neither team accomplished its mission.
Until 2008, football games at Sharp Stadium in November were almost always meaningless. Save for the occasional season finale that decided Newton, then later Eastside's playoff fate, Sharp Stadium was usually a ghost town that late in the year. Then Eastside started wining region championships and all of a sudden, football games in Covington in November, specifically playoff games, have become common place.
Alcovy's improbable turnaround from a 1-9 team and losers of the first two games this season just keeps getting more intriguing. And while the Tigers keep facing tough tasks they keep coming away winners. Maybe it's time to face reality. They're pretty good.
With three games remaining in the regular season, Alcovy can solidify its playoff chances with a win over Jones County tonight. But it won't come easy. At 3-0 in Region 3A-AAAA, the Greyhounds are tied with the Tigers for the top spot. Whoever wins tonight may wind up with the automatic state playoff berth.
Homecoming games are always ones high school football teams look forward to. Especially if you're Alcovy and you know you're playing Ola.
The Alcovy Tigers didn't make it easy on themselves Friday night but again they found a way late in the game to hold on and take the victory over a Griffin Bears team they've struggled against in the past.
There's a different vibe around Alcovy's practices these days. The mood is spirited, coaches are focused and everyone seems, well, happy. After bouncing back from an 0-2 start to reel of a pair of wins, including a drubbing of reigning Class AAAA runner-up Starr's Mill, the Tigers have a bounce to their step not seen in two years.