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Former Marist quarterback hired as LA Rams head coach

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Sean McVay, who quarterbacked the Marist War Eagles football team to a state title in 2003, was named the new Los Angeles Rams head coach Jan. 19. McVay, 30, is the youngest head coach in NFL history. “I am incredibly honored by this opportunity and I want to start by thanking [team owner] Mr. [Stan] […]

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Bryan Lamar named Atlanta Falcons’ coach of the year

Tucker High School football coach Bryan Lamar was named the Atlanta Falcons’ Coach of the Year. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Tucker High School football coach Bryan Lamar has added another award to his list of honors.Lamar was named the Atlanta Falcons’ Coach of the Year. Lamar was honored before the Falcons’ game against the San Francisco 49ers Dec. 18 and was made an honorary captain. “It is a tremendous blessing and an honor,” Lamar said. […]

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Cedar Grove celebrates state football championship

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Students, faculty and alumni gathered Dec. 17 to celebrate the Cedar Grove High School’s state football championship win. The football team hosted a block party at the school’s gymnasium in honor of the school’s first football championship. The Cedar Grove Saints defeated Greater Atlanta Christian 30-19 in the Class AAA state championship game Dec. 9.  […]

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Tucker falls to Valdosta in state title game

A Tucker player kneels in dejection after Tucker lost to Valdosta in the Class 6A title game. Photo by Carla Parker

The Tucker Tigers’ only regular season loss came in the Georgia Dome in September in the Corky Kell Classic. Their only playoff loss also came in the Georgia Dome—in the state title game. The Tigers fell to the Valdosta Wildcats 17-7in the Class AAAAAA title game Dec. 9 at the Dome. This was the second […]

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When the Saints marched to victory: Cedar Grove wins first football state title

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When Jermaine Smith took over as head football coach at Cedar Grove High School in 2013, he knew he had enough talent to build a consistent winning program, but he also knew it would not be an easy task. In 2013, the team finished the season 7-5 on a second-round playoff loss. In 2016, the […]

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Cedar Grove, Tucker to play for state titles

The No. 6-ranked Cedar Grove Saints will take on No.1-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian in the Class AAA state title game Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. File photo by Travis Hudgons

For the first time in 25 years, the DeKalb County School District will have two football teams playing in a state championship game at the Georgia Dome. The No. 6-ranked Cedar Grove Saints will take on No.1-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian in the Class AAA state title game Dec. 9 at 1 p.m., and the No. […]

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Broadwater, defense leads Tucker to win over Harrison

Aaron Sterling puts pressure on Harrison’s quarterback. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The Tucker Tigers advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs after a 23-7 win over the Harrison Hoyas Nov. 18 at Adams Stadium. Defensive end Aaron Sterling led the Tigers defense with 6 ½ sacks, 2 tackles for a loss and a pass deflection. Sterling, defensive ends Antonio Showers and Terrell Paxton […]

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Arabia Mountain makes history with first playoff win

Arabia Mountain’s Brandon Snowball run for a touchdown. Photos by Travis Hudgons

In their first appearance in the state playoffs, the Arabia Mountain Rams sent a message that they are here to compete and win after a dominating 34-14 victory over the Villa Rica Wildcats Nov. 11 in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs. Coach Stanley Pritchett, who took over the program in 2013, said […]

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