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Football: Stephenson, Tucker to clash in first regular season game

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Two of DeKalb County’s top football program will face each other for the first time in a regular season game Oct. 12. The No. 4-ranked Stephenson Jaguars (4-0) and No. 2-ranked Tucker Tigers (5-0) will face off in a much-anticipated region 6-AAAAA battle at Hallford Stadium at 7:30 p.m. The two teams, both 4-0 in […]

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McCrary passes for over 300 yards in win against Decatur

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Cedar Grove Saints quarterback Johnathon McCrary put on a passing clinic in the Saints’ 42-21 win over the Decatur Bulldogs Sept. 29. McCrary passed for 365 yards and five touchdowns on 20 out of 25 pass attempts. He also had two interceptions. Cedar Grove (3-2) was up 21-15 on Decatur (4-2) late in the third […]

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St. Pius X blanks Lovett in battle of Lions

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by Wade Marbaugh In a showdown between state-ranked high school teams, the St. Pius X Golden Lions proved more golden than the Lovett Lions. Ryan Braswell scored two touchdowns and Jack Spear and Thomas O’Leary added six points apiece as the St. Pius X Golden Lions blanked the Lovett Lions 24-0 Sept. 21 at George […]

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MLK Lions shut out Southwest DeKalb Panthers in rival game

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The Martin Luther King Lions earned bragging rights Sept. 8 after defeating neighborhood rival Southwest DeKalb Panthers. The No. 4 Lions shut out the Panthers 18-0 in front of a packed Hallford Stadium. M.L. King head coach Rober Freeman said beating their rivals and the Panthers’ legendary coach Buck Godfrey was a great feeling. “The […]

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Sexting allegation sidelines coach

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A DeKalb County high school football coach has been sidelined after being accused of sexting a parent. Head Coach Michael Carson, of Martin Luther King High School, was suspended Aug. 21 pending the outcome of an ethics investigation into the allegations, according to DeKalb County School District spokesman Jeff Dickerson. The allegations surfaced after a […]

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Legendary Godfrey begins 30th season at SW DeKalb

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by Wade Marbaugh It is a milestone in various realms, such as a 30th birthday or 30th year on the job, which often foreshadows a wristwatch and retirement. Don’t talk retirement as DeKalb County’s winningest football coach, Buck Godfrey, begins his 30th season at the helm at Southwest DeKalb High School. “Unless the good Lord […]

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Led by quarterback McCrary, Cedar Grove looks back for bright future

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It’s the stuff of Friday Night Lights dreams. Down five points, seconds left, game on the line, 40 yards from the end zone, and one play to make it happen. In DeKalb, the safest hands in that situation belong to quarterback Jonathan McCrary, who is expected to eclipse the county’s all-time career-passing record this season–and […]

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Stephenson preparing for season opening Gridiron Challenge

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The Stephenson Jaguars step onto the national stage to open the 2012 high school football season as they take on Pine Forest High School of Pensacola, Fla., in the second of three games in the National High School Gridiron Challenge hosted by North Gwinnett High School on Saturday, Sept. 1. The game is set for […]

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