2014 Director’s Cup rundown

Walton and Brookwood have combined for the GADA Director’s Cups 10 times in the state’s highest classification and Walton edged the Broncos 1228.5-1048.0 this year for the school’s seventh cup. The Raiders topped the Broncos last year 1110.5 to 1108.0 (just 2.5 points). A top eight finish in state for a sport awards points and there are 18 different sports that dish out points with state championships rewarding schools with the full 100 points. Walton won state titles in boys swimming and girls volleyball and tennis. The Raiders lacrosse teams earned 173 total points as the boys reached the semis and the girls fell in the championship.

In Class AAAAA, Pope won its first-ever Director’s Cup with a 1060 advantage over runner-up McIntosh (1012) and third-place Starr’s Mill (1009). The Greyhounds earned 100 points in wrestling and took 90 points in boys tennis and girls track and field. Cambridge placed 10th with 700.5 total points in just its second year since opening as a school. The Bears claimed state titles for the first time this season and grabbed 100 points in wrestling and girls golf.

Marist has won the Director’s Cup every year since its inception in 1999-00 and brought another cup to its Atlanta campus with its 1416 total points this year. Carrollton finished a distant second-place with 1099. Marist evenly split eight state titles and two runner-up finishes between the boys and girls, including sweeps in track and field, tennis and cross country.

St. Pius X saw its three-year Director’s Cup streak end in 2012 by Woodward Academy, but the Golden Lions reclaimed the cup last year and added another top finish this year to give the school a fifth cup in six years. St. Pius X edged second-place Buford 1441-1284.5, which was the Wolves best finish in school history. The St. Pius boys claimed state titles in cross country, swimming, tennis, track and field and soccer. The girls took state in basketball, volleyball and soccer and added runner-up finishes in cross country, track and field and tennis.

Westminster claimed its 14th Director’s Cup this year and edged Region six rivals Lovett (1219.5), GAC (1213) and Wesleyan (1160) with a grand total of 1431 points. The Wildcats claimed five total state titles and earned points in a total of 21 sports. In 2013, Westminster scored 1513.0 points with a state-record eleven state titles and four runner-up finishes.

In Class A, Holy Innocents’ dethroned Gordon Lee for its first-ever Director’s Cup. Gordon Lee improved from a 13th-place finish in 2012, to a first-place last year with 1188.00 total points and almost doubled their 2012 total of 553.00. However, Holy Innocents’ used depth to win this year’s race and edged Gordon Lee in total points 1127.5-1041. Holy Innocents’ only state title came in volleyball, but a finals appearance in girls basketball (90 points) and top four finish in golf (87.5) lifted the Golden Bears.


The 2013-14 was another historic school year for Georgia High School sports and out of the 141 team state championships handed out there were 35 first-time champs. Creekside, Aquinas and Marion County grabbed their first titles in football and basketball saw four first time champs with Jonesboro, Morgan County and the St. Francis boys joining the Tucker girls as first-time champs in Macon. Buford not only won its first wrestling state title this year, but swept the dual and traditional titles. Cambridge won the traditional state wrestling title and added the girls state championship in golf for the school’s first-ever titles. King’s Ridge, Lambert and Houston County wrapped up championship seasons in baseball this past week.

Buford took the state title in gymnastics in the programs second year of competition, Track and field saw six of the 14 state champions win first-ever titles. Shiloh, Lamar County and Hancock Central were first-time representatives for the boys and Miller Grove, ELCA and Gordon Lee took home gold for the girls. Three of the four lacrosse state champs were first-timers as Roswell and Northview took the boys titles and the Kell girls stunned Westminster 11-10 in the title game.


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