DeKalb teams win double-digit games in consecutive weeks

High school football teams from DeKalb County won 11 games during the second week of the 2023 high school football season after winning 10 games in week one.

Week two’s wins were highlighted by a fourth-quarter comeback by Druid Hills over McNair and a high-scoring game between Tucker and Southwest DeKalb played at Morehouse College.

Cedar Grove didn’t pick up a win, but the Saints went on an out-of-state road trip for the second year in a row and lost 50-42 against Monarch High School in Florida.

Chamblee, Redan, Arabia Mountain, Columbia, Lakeside, Stephenson, Marist, Decatur, and Miller Grove also picked up wins in week two.

Redan 28, Stone Mountain 21 

The Redan Raiders held off a Stone Mountain rally to win 28-21 at Hallford Stadium on Aug. 25.

The Raiders were up 21-0 behind a 60-yard touchdown run by Jackie Bowdry, a 10-yard touchdown run by Jamir Brown, and an eight-yard touchdown pass from Dameon Jones to Brice Blackburn.

Brown blocked a punt in the fourth quarter and recovered it for a touchdown to seal the win for Redan.

Columbia 35, Woodland-Stockbridge 0 

The Columbia Eagles scored a defensive touchdown and dominated Woodland-Stockbridge in a 35-0 road victory on Aug. 25.

Senior athlete Jadan Baugh returned an interception for 42 yards and a touchdown in the third quarter to push Columbia out to a 21-0 lead. Baugh had a rushing touchdown in the first half to go with another rushing score from Rashaad Silver. Lamaze Williams added 153 yards rushing on the night.

The defense came up big in the shutout win, led by Charles Harris with 10 tackles. Edwin Moore had three tackles for a loss to go with a three-sack, four-tackle for a loss performance by Cain Jefferson. Jamonta Tukes had six tackles and two tackles for loss.

Chamblee 21, Towers 12 

Sophomore Ed Reed III had a productive night on special teams and defense to lead the Chamblee Bulldogs to a 21-12 win over Towers (0-2) as Chamblee improved to 2-0 with the win at Avondale Stadium.

Reed blocked a punt and a field goal on special teams and contributed with a caused fumble and a fumble recovery on defense.

Backup quarterback Everett Boyer came into the game following an injury and threw a touchdown on his first play. Larry Harris ensured the victory with a 60-yard touchdown run.

Miller Grove 35, Maynard Jackson 22 

The Miller Grove Wolverines jumped in front of Maynard Jackson on the way to a 35-22 win in the Atlanta Bash at Henderson Stadium on Aug. 26.

Amonte Harden hit Ali Dargan on a short pass to the right side for a 79-yard touchdown play as Dargan broke a tackle and raced down the sideline for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Ta’Jon Corbitt made it a 14-0 lead in the second quarter with a one-yard run over the left side.

Jackson tied the game at 14-14 before the half, but the Wolverines would regain the lead at 22-14 in the third quarter on another touchdown connection between Harden and Dargan for 14 yards. Corbitt pushed the lead to 28-14 on a run on second and goal at the eight-yard line late in the third quarter.

Jackson pulled within 28-22 on a big fourth-down pass in the fourth quarter only to have Miller Grove seal the win on Corbitt’s third touchdown of the game for the final of 35-22.

Dargan was named the Offensive Player of the Game and defensive lineman Maurice Seals was named the Defensive Player of the Game for the Wolverines.

All results involving DeKalb teams are listed below:

Aug. 24

Home game
Rock Springs (1-1) 14, Cross Keys (0-2) 0

Away game

Coconut Creek
Monarch, FL (1-0) 50, Cedar Grove (1-1) 42

Aug. 25

Home games

Chamblee (2-0) 21, Towers (0-2) 12
Redan (1-1) 28, Stone Mountain (0-2) 21
Druid Hills (2-0) 27, McNair (1-1) 18
Marist (1-1) 42, Pike Road (0-1) 14
St. Pius (1-1) 13, Flowery Branch (2-0) 31
Decatur (1-1) 23, Wesleyan (0-2) 21

Away games

Arabia Mountain (1-1) 17, Heritage-Conyers (1-1) 7
Berkmar (1-1) 65, Clarkston (0-1) 0
Columbia (1-1) 35, Woodland-Stockbridge (0-2) 0
Lakeside (2-0) 20, Northview (0-2) 7
Rome (2-0) 56, Lithonia (0-2) 8
Winder-Barrow (2-0) 28, M.L. King (0-2) 27 OT
Stephenson (2-0) 54, Riverdale (0-2) 0

Aug. 26

Neutral games

Miller Grove (1-1) 35, Maynard Jackson (1-1) 22
Tucker (2-0) 48, SW DeKalb (1-1) 36


The Champion Editor Jay Phillips contributed to this article 


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