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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Former Decatur coach to be inducted into Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

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Bob Reinhart, who coached basketball at Decatur High School from 1969 to 1983, will be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame, the hall of fame announced Dec. 2. Reinhart is one of five inductees in the 2017 class, along with former Atlanta Falcons player Keith Brooking, former executive director of the Atlanta Track […]

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Columbia, Lithonia victorious at Wheeler Hoops Classic

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The Columbia Eagles and Lithonia Bulldogs picked up wins at the Wheeler Hoops Classic Dec. 3 at Wheeler High School in Marietta. The No. 4-ranked Eagles defeated No. 10-ranked Shiloh 54-53 and Lithonia defeated Johnson-Savannah 70-64. No. 1-ranked Greenforest lost to No. 3-ranked Wheeler 53-42. The Bulldogs played in the first game of the tournament […]

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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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DeKalb All-Stars defeat APS All-Stars in inaugural game

The DeKalb County middle school all-star team. Photo by Mark Brock

The DeKalb County middle school All-Stars scored three times in the second half to knock off the Atlanta Public Schools All-Stars 18-0 in the inaugural DCSD-APS All-Star game at Hallford Stadium Nov. 19.  The two teams battled to a 0-0 tie at the half as neither team could get much going on offense. DeKalb came […]

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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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Walker has big night in Cedar Grove’s playoff win

Jadon Haselwood returned a punt for a touchdown.

Cedar Grove running back Grant Walker put on a show Nov. 12, scoring three touchdowns in the Saints’ 63-17 win over Union County in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs. Walker rushed for 180 yards on nine carries, 171 of those yards came in the first half in addition to his three touchdowns. […]

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