2017 Football Preview

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Arabia Mountain Rams Head coach: Stanley Pritchett (5th season) Region: 5-AAAAA 2016 record: 9-3 (Playoffs) Outlook: The Rams are coming off a season during which they won their first region title and had their first playoff appearance. The team aspires to have a second consecutive playoff appearance, but will have to do so with a […]

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DeKalb players featured in 247 Sports top 100 state ranking

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Eight DeKalb County senior football players have made their way to 247 Sports’ 2018 Top 100 Georgia Football Recruits list. Tucker leads the way with three players in the top 100, including offensive tackle Dylan Wonnum, who has the highest ranking of the DeKalb players at 11th. The four-star recruit is the 81st overall player […]

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A family affair: Second generation of Bembrys shining in sports and academics at Stephenson

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When Stephenson High School opened in 1996, brothers Demeche and Gerin Bembry made a name for themselves in both athletics and academics. Twenty years later, the second generation of Bembrys—Deonta, 16, and Isaiah “King” Bembry, 15; Justin Birdsong,17, and Adrian Lane, 17—are living up to the Bembry legacy while creating their own legacy in the […]

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Controversy surrounds SWD football coach hiring

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Former Miller Grove High School football coach Damien Wimes was named the new Southwest DeKalb High School football coach. Wimes, a 1991 graduate of Southwest DeKalb, was introduced to the players, parents and alumni respectively at the school Feb. 9 for meet and greet sessions. He coached at Miller Grove for six seasons, accumulating a […]

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83 players sign on National Signing Day

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As in years prior, National Signing Day 2017 was a success in DeKalb County. Eighty-three players from DeKalb public and private schools and Decatur High School signed letters of intent Feb. 1 during the “national holiday.” As usual, DeKalb has several four- and three-star recruits who signed with Division I schools, including Cedar Grove offensive […]

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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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