DeKalb schedule loaded with home games

Region play continues Oct. 5 – 6 with key games set for DeKalb County stadiums as DeKalb football fans get their choice of nine games.

A region 4-5A matchup is set for Oct. 7 at Adams Stadium as Tucker (3-3, 1-0) entertains Chamblee (3-3, 1-0) to see which team can remain at the top of the standings in the region.

Tucker is coming off a big home 48-39 victory over the Decatur Bulldogs. Jordan McCoy ran for 337 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Tigers to the win.

Chamblee enters the big matchup coming off a thrilling come-from-behind 35-28 double overtime victory against the Martin Luther King Jr. Lions at Godfrey Stadium. Quarterback Ashton Bolston ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw for two more in the win.

Tucker holds a 15-10-1 advantage in the series with Chamblee, but the Bulldogs broke an 11-game losing streak to the Tigers with a 15-10 win a year ago.

Two region 5-2A games are set for Oct. 5 when McNair (3-3, 1-1) hosts Towers (0-5, 0-1) in a DeKalb rivalry at Godfrey Stadium, and Columbia (3-3) tries to move on from a tough 33-29 road loss to Callaway when it faces off with Landmark Christian (0-6) in another road game.

McNair is coming off a big 50-14 win over Landmark Christian. McNair quarterback Jeremy Victor became just the second Mustang and 16th DeKalb player to surpass 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing for a career in the win over Landmark.

Towers leads the series 11-10 overall, but the Mustangs broke a three-game losing skid with a 25-6 win a year ago.

Avondale Stadium hosts Lithonia’s homecoming game on Oct. 6 as the Bulldogs (1-5, 0-1) and the Martin Luther King Lions (1-5, 0-1) try to get into the region 4-5A win column. These two neighborhood rivals have only played four times with the Lions holding a 3-1 mark after winning a tight 33-25 game last year.

Two region 6-4A matchups on Oct. 6 in DeKalb feature non-DeKalb.

Holy Innocents (5-1, 0-1) was ranked before losing to Westminster 9-3 on Sept. 30 and now travels to North DeKalb Stadium to take on the red-hot Miller Grove Wolverines (5-1, 1-0) riding a five-game win streak.

The teams are meeting for just the second time, and Holy Innocent’s won last year 14-7 in a defensive battle. The Wolverines got 175 yards rushing and three touchdowns from senior running back Ta’Jon Corbitt – who went over 2,500 career rushing yards in a 34-12 win over Southwest DeKalb.

Southwest DeKalb (2-4, 0-1) hosts Hapeville Charter (2-4, 1-0) at Godfrey Stadium on Oct. 6. The Panthers want to rebound from the loss to Miller Grove while Hapeville hopes to ride the wave of its late touchdown win over Stephenson on Sept. 30.

A Georgia-Alabama matchup is set for Hallford Stadium on Oct. 6 when class 3A Cedar Grove hosts class 6A Carver-Montgomery. It is the first meeting between the two schools. Cedar Grove is coming out of a bye week while Carver dropped a 21-14 decision to Percy Jillian last week.

All games involving teams from DeKalb are listed below:

Oct. 5
Adams Stadium
Midtown (2-4) vs. Druid Hills (3-1-1), 7 p.m.
Avondale Stadium
Pinecrest Academy (1-3) vs. Cross Keys (0-6), 7 p.m.
Godfrey Stadium
Towers (0-5) vs. McNair (3-3), 7 p.m.
Hallford Stadium
Stone Mountain (0-5) vs. Clarkston (1-4), 7 p.m.

Away game
Columbia (3-3) at Landmark Christian (0-6), 7 p.m.

Oct. 6
Adams Stadium
Chamblee (3-3) vs. Tucker (3-3), 7:30 p.m.
Avondale Stadium
M.L. King (1-5) vs. Lithonia (1-5), 7:30 p.m.
Godfrey Stadium
Hapeville Charter (2-4) vs. SW DeKalb (2-4), 7:30 p.m.
Hallford Stadium
Carver-Montgomery (4-2) vs. Cedar Grove (2-4), 7:30 p.m.
North DeKalb Stadium
Holy Innocents’ (5-1) vs. Miller Grove (5-1), 7:30 p.m.

Away games
Arabia Mountain (5-1) at Decatur (2-4), 7:30 p.m.
Lakeside (3-3) vs. Charles Drew (2-3), 7:30 p.m.
Redan (2-4) at Eagles Landing Christian (1-4), 7:30 p.m.
Stephenson (4-2) at Westminster (4-2), 7:30 p.m.


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