M.L. King defeats Sequoyah, advances in playoffs

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Lions earned another home playoff game after a 34-14 win over the Sequoyah Chiefs. The No. 2 ranked Lions improved to 11-0 for the second consecutive season after its win on Nov. 16. The Lions will host No. 10 ranked Allatoona (10-1) on Nov. 23 at Hallford Stadium in the […]

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Tucker, Stephenson advance to second round of state playoffs

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The Tucker Tigers picked up a big first round victory along with the Martin Luther King Jr. Lions in the Class AAAAA high school football state playoffs on Nov. 16 while the Stephenson Jaguars won on Nov. 17. The No. 5 ranked Tucker Tigers fell behind 3-0 early before rolling to a 42-25 road win […]

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Joshua Outlaw selected to play in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

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Martin Luther King Jr. Lions senior offensive lineman Joshua Outlaw was selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif. on Jan. 4, 2013. Outlaw was presented his game jersey on Nov. 16 at halftime of the first round playoff game between M. L. King and Sequoyah. Outlaw said being selected to […]

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Lithonia defeats Stephenson 12-8 for Trail to the Title championship

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The Lithonia Bulldogs concluded an improbable run to the Trail to the Title middle school football championship with a 12-8 victory over defending champion Stephenson Jaguars. A big fourth-and-goal stop of Stephenson quarterback Xavier Shepard by the Lithonia defense with the Jaguars threatening to score the winning touchdown inside the Lithonia 10 with less than […]

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Football: Stephenson, Tucker to clash in first regular season game

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Two of DeKalb County’s top football program will face each other for the first time in a regular season game Oct. 12. The No. 4-ranked Stephenson Jaguars (4-0) and No. 2-ranked Tucker Tigers (5-0) will face off in a much-anticipated region 6-AAAAA battle at Hallford Stadium at 7:30 p.m. The two teams, both 4-0 in […]

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McCrary passes for over 300 yards in win against Decatur

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Cedar Grove Saints quarterback Johnathon McCrary put on a passing clinic in the Saints’ 42-21 win over the Decatur Bulldogs Sept. 29. McCrary passed for 365 yards and five touchdowns on 20 out of 25 pass attempts. He also had two interceptions. Cedar Grove (3-2) was up 21-15 on Decatur (4-2) late in the third […]

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St. Pius X blanks Lovett in battle of Lions

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by Wade Marbaugh In a showdown between state-ranked high school teams, the St. Pius X Golden Lions proved more golden than the Lovett Lions. Ryan Braswell scored two touchdowns and Jack Spear and Thomas O’Leary added six points apiece as the St. Pius X Golden Lions blanked the Lovett Lions 24-0 Sept. 21 at George […]

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MLK Lions shut out Southwest DeKalb Panthers in rival game

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The Martin Luther King Lions earned bragging rights Sept. 8 after defeating neighborhood rival Southwest DeKalb Panthers. The No. 4 Lions shut out the Panthers 18-0 in front of a packed Hallford Stadium. M.L. King head coach Rober Freeman said beating their rivals and the Panthers’ legendary coach Buck Godfrey was a great feeling. “The […]

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