The DeKalb Silver Streaks wheelchair handball team started the season by defeating the previously undefeated Gwinnett Heat 12-6 on Sept. 23.
The Silver Streaks used a team effort to win on the Heat’s home floor at Hull Middle School – rallying behind a strong defense that generated several scoring opportunities.
Silver Streaks standout Najee Smothers picked up where he left off last season – scoring all 12 goals for the Silver Streaks thanks to some key assists from his teammates. The effort was enough to hand the Heat (2-1) its first loss of the season. Gwinnett opened the season with wins over the Clayton Eagles and West Georgia Wolverines.
Cameron Smothers, Najee’s older brother, came up big defending the goal for the Silver Streaks. He held Gwinnett to six scores in the game with the aid of his teammates out front.
King James McMurry, Joe Patterson, Jamell Boston, Will Jones, Nusarai Quares, and Justice Smith round out the Silver Streaks who contributed to the win.
The Silver Streaks go on the road again on Sept. 30 to face the West Georgia Wolverines at LaGrange High School with the game set for 11 a.m.