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Decatur takes down Chamblee

Decatur’s Coby Webb tries to push off a Chamblee defender. Photo by Carla Parker

The Decatur Bulldogs got their first win of the season after a 19-6 victory over the Chamblee Bulldogs on Aug. 26 at home. Decatur was dominating in the first half, shutting out Chamblee’s offense from the end zone. Decatur found the end zone twice in the first quarter.Terrill Hall gave Decatur a 6-0 lead after […]

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Tucker falls to Kell in Corky Kell Classic

Tucker played in its third consecutive Corky Kell Classic.

The Tucker Tigers had their third consecutive disappointing loss in the Corky Kell Classic after falling to the Kell Longhorns 20-13 on Aug. 20 at the Georgia Dome. The Tigers made an effort to tie the game with the clock winding down. With 1:30 left to play, a missed field goal by Kell gave the […]

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DeKalb football players named preseason all-state

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  Several DeKalb County high school football players are considered among the best players in their prospective classifications after being named to preseason all-state teams. Georgia High School Football Daily has released the preseason all-state teams for all seven classifications; 10 players from DeKalb public and private school teams were selected to All-state teams. In […]

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MLK takes down Redan in scrimmage

MLK coach Nicolas Kashama addresses his team during a timeout. Photos by Carla Parker

DeKalb County football coaches got an opportunity to evaluate their teams a week before the season through scrimmage games Aug. 11-13. The M.L. King Lions and the Redan Raiders went at it Aug. 13 at Godfrey Stadium with the Lions coming out on top 27-13. The Raiders got on the scoreboard first with a rushing […]

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SWD names interim football coach

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Fletcher Salter has been appointed interim coach for the Southwest DeKalb High School football team following the death of head coach Michael Tanks, the DeKalb County School District announced Aug. 12. Salter, who coached under Tanks and former head coach Buck Godfrey, is a retired educator. Salter is a graduate of Carver High School in […]

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How coaches help prepare student-athletes for college life

Chauncey Rivers, left, and Jonathan Ledbetter

Two years ago, Stephenson defensive end Chauncey Rivers and Tucker defensive tackle Jonathan Ledbetter were two of the top defensive recruits in the state and nation. Both players were ranked on ESPN’s Top 300 prospect list and had committed to the University of Georgia with hopes of becoming major contributors for Georgia’s defense. However, off-the […]

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Family, SWD community remember late football coach

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Michael Tanks, described as an outstanding teacher and coach, was remembered Aug. 7 during a vigil at Southwest DeKalb High School. Tanks, 48, died Aug. 3—a day before his birthday—after suffering a stroke at his home on July 25. Tanks, a 1985 Southwest DeKalb graduate, was the head football coach for three years. Tanks’ family, […]

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UPDATE: SWD football coach Michael Tanks dead at 48

SWD football coach hospitalized after stroke

Southwest DeKalb High School football coach Michael Tanks died Aug. 3 of complications related to a stroke he suffered at his home. Tanks, 48, has been on a ventilator since having the stroke on July 25. According to the school’s athletic liaison Kathy Walton, Tanks was at home with his son when he had the […]

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