Visit the Mays High School alumni Twitter page this week and they have one question for you….”Are you going to the game this week?”
Tonight, Atlanta Public Schools’ Mays High School plays in a highly anticipated playoff game against Pope. According to a recent article in the Cascade Patch, “When it comes to football excellence in southwest Atlanta, there’s May’s High School and then there’s everyone else.”
Here are a few interesting facts from the AJC:
Mays (8-2) at Pope (9-1)
– Pope is making its second consecutive playoff appearance after going 2001 through 2009 without one. Pope’s best finish is the round of 16 in 1994 and 2000.
– Pope is a region champion and a home playoff team for the first time since 2000.
– Mays is 0-8 all-time in road playoff games. Mays is 4-9 all-time in postseason games, with all four victories coming at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta.
– Mays is less than five miles from the Cobb County line, but this will be Mays’ first football game played in Cobb or against a Cobb school.