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SWD football coach hospitalized after stroke

SWD football coach hospitalized after stroke

Southwest DeKalb High School football coach Michael Tanks was hospitalized July 25 after suffering a stroke at his home. The school’s athletic liaison Kathy Walton told The Champion that school principal Dr. Thomas Glanton gave the faculty and staff an update Aug. 1 on Tanks’ condition. “He’s still on a ventilator and they got limited […]

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Tucker Lions get free football gear

Tucker Lions get free football gear

The Tucker Lions youth football programs received some much-needed help before the start of the season. The North Atlanta Football League, in partnership with Born To Compete, donated more than 50 helmets and shoulder pads to the Tucker Lions. Alex Benson, co-founder of Born To Compete—a media website for youth sports—delivered the equipment to the […]

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New season, new regions

St.Pius X Golden Lions

Coaches discuss changes at annual football media day     The new classification and region alignments were hot topics at the annual DeKalb County Football Media Day at Tucker High School on July 20. The Reclassification Committee of the Georgia High School Association released the region alignments Dec. 1, 2015 for the 2016-18 term. The […]

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Big man on campus

Offensive lineman John Krahn, who is 7-foot-tall and 400 pounds, is enrolled at Georgia Prep Sports Academy in Decatur. Photo by Carla Parker

7-foot, 400-pound John Krahn to suit up for GPSA   Last year, John Krahn, a senior offensive lineman at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Riverside, Calif., made national headlines. Not for anything bad or necessarily good, but he gained the spotlight because he was probably the biggest football player in the world at […]

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Signed, sealed, delivered|More than 70 players sign on National Signing Day

Cedar Grove had the largest signing class in DeKalb County with 13 signees. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Many of DeKalb County’s senior football players were the center of attention Feb. 3 for the annual National Signing Day. DeKalb, including signees from Marist and St. Pius, had a 79 players to sign. Cedar Grove led all signing classes with 13 signees, featuring Army All-American and 4-star recruit Antwuan Jackson, and 4-star recruit and […]

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Cedar Grove’s Antwuan Jackson heading to Auburn

Cedar Grove’s Antwuan Jackson heading to Auburn

Cedar Grove defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson will play college football at Auburn University. The 4-star recruit and Army All-American announced his commitment to Auburn Dec. 17, selecting the university over Ohio State, Georgia and Florida. “I love the coaches, I love the community and I can’t wait to play for Auburn,” Jackson said.   Auburn […]

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Miller Grove fires head football coach


Miller Grove High School has fired head coach Damien Wimes. Wimes announced his termination Dec. 4 on his Facebook page. “At this moment I would like to thank everyone that supported, prayed, and cheered Miller Grove Football during my tenure,” Wimes said. “As of 2:30 p.m. [Dec. 3] I am no longer the head football […]

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Cedar Grove dominates Westside-Macon, advances to semifinals

Cedar Grove dominates Westside-Macon, advances to semifinals

The Cedar Grove Saints reached the state playoff semifinals for the third time in program history after a 41-25 win over the Westside-Macon Seminoles on Nov. 27 in the Class AAA quarterfinals. However, despite the big win and making history, Coach Jermaine Smith was not too pleased with his team’s overall execution and the multiple […]

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