SWD wins first playoff game in eight years

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  The Southwest DeKalb Panthers (8-3) won its first playoff game since 2009 after beating the Banneker Trojans (8-3) 35-17 in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs at William “Buck” Godfrey Stadium, named after the football program’s former coach. The win also gave the program its 500th win in program history. Head […]

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Tucker rushes past Bethune 38-6 for Trail to the Title Championship

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  Latavious Johnson rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns to lead the No. 3-ranked Tucker Tigers to a 38-6 victory over the No. 4-ranked Bethune Lions for the DeKalb County Trail to the Title Middle School Football Championship Nov. 4 at Godfrey Stadium. The championship was Tucker’s second in five consecutive trips (2013-2017) to […]

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Cedar Grove 48, StN. Mountain 6

Cedar Grove’s Alvin Williams sacks Stone Mountain's QB. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Cedar Grove pummels Stone Mountain The No. 1-ranked Cedar Grove Saints continued to dominate Region 5-AAA with a 48-6 win over Stone Mountain Oct. 21 at Godfrey Stadium. The Saints remain at the top of the region with a 5-0 region record and an 8-0 overall record. This is the fifth time in program history […]

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Tucker’s Dylan Wonnum named Under Armour All-American

Tucker High School senior offensive linemen Dylan Wonnum was named an Under Armour All-American and received his game jersey. Photo by Carla Parker

  Tucker and DeKalb County high school football fans can watch one of their own play in the Under Armour All-American game Jan. 4, 2018 on ESPN2. Tucker High School senior and offensive linemen Dylan Wonnum was named an Under Armour All-American and received his game jersey Oct. 4 in front of his family, teammates, […]

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Marist remains undefeated

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The Marist War Eagles moved to 6-0 after defeating the Gainesville Elephants 39-14 at home on Sept. 29. The War Eagles accumulated 341 yards of total offense, led by quarterback Chase Abshier. Abshier completed 10 of 17 attempted passes for 130 yards and threw two touchdowns. He also rushed for 61 yards on eight attempts […]

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Blocked kick seals win for Miller Grove

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The Miller Grove Wolverines got their third win of the season after beating Lakeside 18-16 Sept. 15 at Avondale Stadium. The Wolverines’ defense made the play of the game. With less than two minutes on the clock, Lakeside’s offense picked up few first down to reach the 11-yard line. With less than 15 seconds remaining […]

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Dunwoody wins fourth straight Golden Spike over Chamblee

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Emotions were high Sept. 1 for the Dunwoody Wildcats as they played their first game after the death of co-defensive coordinator Kent Davis. While grieving for their late coach, the Wildcats were able to pull out a 16-0 win over rival Chamblee in the annual Battle of the Golden Spike at North DeKalb Stadium. It […]

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Old meets new

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SWD debuts new ‘old gold’ jerseys The past and present came together Aug. 18 when the Southwest DeKalb High School football team debuted its new gold jerseys against Redan. The jerseys are replicas of the old gold jerseys that the Panthers football teams wore in the late 1980s and 90s, but with the tight fit […]

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