McNair High School’s football team pulled off a 24-0 victory over North Clayton High School on Sept. 2 at Godfrey Stadium to win McNair’s first football game since November of 2018.
Senior all-around athlete Malachi Jackson caught nine passes for 166 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Mustangs (1-2) ended the 25-game losing streak. McNair’s last win was an 18-13 victory over Therrell in the final game of the 2018 season.
Quarterback Jeremy Victor completed nine of 11 passes for two touchdowns while adding 34 yards rushing and a touchdown. Running back Sedarian Williams ran for 136 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries to round out the scoring.
McNair’s defense contributed with a whopping five interceptions, including two each by freshmen Keyontae Phillips and Shyree Graham. Malik Jackson added four tackles, two sacks, and three tackles for loss.
M.L. King 45, Locust Grove 20
Xavier Leach and Antonio Anderson combined for 295 yards rushing and four touchdowns for the Martin Luther King Jr. Lions, as the offense exploded in a 45-20 victory on the road at Locust Grove High School on Sept. 2.
Anderson finished the night with 168 yards on 21 carries and a pair of touchdowns, while hitting on seven of 12 passes for 80 yards – including a 35-yard scoring toss to Deonte Boston.
Leach ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries as the Lions (1-2) put up 429 yards of offense against Locust Grove.
Three Lions had eight tackles on defense, including Brandon Robinson (interception), D’Marcus Key (four tackles for loss) and Ezikel Yusif (two tackles for a loss).
Cedar Grove 30, Westlake 20
Cedar Grove High School’s lightning quick start to the second half propelled the Saints to a 30-20 win over Westlake High School’s Lions at Westlake on Sept. 2, featuring a matchup of ranked teams from different classifications.
The Class 3A No. 1 ranked Saints (2-0) led 14-7 at the half on a pair of Elliott Colson touchdown runs. Cedar Grove followed up its first half lead by scoring 16 points in the first moments of the second half to take a commanding 30-7 lead.
Cedar Grove’s Charles Harris caused a fumble that was recovered by the Lions in their own end zone for a safety to make it 16-7. The ensuing free kick was fielded by the Saints’ Barry Jackson, who returned it 60 yards for a touchdown. Amari Forte connected on his third extra point attempt to make it 23-7 just three minutes into the second half.
Jackson struck again on the Saints next possession, hauling in a pass over the middle and racing 50 yards for the score.
Westlake rallied for a pair of touchdowns and stopped a late Cedar Grove drive at the Lions’ five, but Jakyre Horton intercepted a Westlake pass to seal the win.
Chamblee 37, Dunwoody 21
The Battle of the Golden Spike went to the Chamblee Bulldogs for the third consecutive season after the Bulldogs claimed a 37-21 victory over the Dunwoody Wildcats at North DeKalb Stadium on Sept. 2.
Quarterback Fabian Walker fueled the Bulldogs’ win throwing for more than 200 yards for the second consecutive week along with three touchdown tosses. The senior was 14 of 23 for 219 yards with the three touchdowns and added a score on the ground himself.
Tristian Sizemore was the recipient of two of the touchdown passes. He caught seven of Walker’s throws for 106 yards. Levi Bradham added three receptions for 75 yards and a score.
Chamblee’s Larry Harris had 11 carries for 128 yards on the ground and Jack Hawkins added a rushing touchdown.
Dunwoody quarterback Peter Ledoyen had a big night to keep the Wildcats in the battle. LeDoyen was 23-37 passing for 258 yards and a touchdown through the air and added 13 carries for 63 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the ground. Rocco Sinisgalli caught three passes for 45 yards and touchdown, and Mason Weeks added eight receptions for 97 yards.
Luke Cole led the Wildcat defense with eight tackles, a sack, and three tackles for a loss. One of Cole’s tackles for loss was good for a safety.
Chamblee improved to 2-0 on the season and trails Dunwoody (1-1) in the over series 13-11 between the two rivals.
Stephenson (1-1) joined eight other DeKalb winners on Sept. 2 with a 20-6 victory over DeKalb rival Arabia Mountain (1-2) at Hallford Stadium.
Week three results:
Lakeside (3-0) 24, Forest Park (0-2) 20
Columbia (3-0) 20, Washington (0-3) 0
Landmark Christian (2-1) 7, Lithonia (0-3) 6
SW DeKalb (1-2) 50, Decatur (1-2) 27
North DeKalb Stadium
Tri-Cities (1-2) 22, Redan (1-2) 8
Towers (0-2-1) 6, BEST (0-1-1) 6
McNair (1-2) 24, North Clayton (1-2) 0
Therrell (2-0) 32, Clarkston (0-2) 0
Stephenson (1-1) 20, Arabia Mountain (1-2) 6
North DeKalb Stadium
Chamblee (2-0) 37, Dunwoody (1-1) 21
St. Pius (1-2) 0, Jefferson (2-1) 23
Eagles Landing (0-3) 19, Marist (2-1) 56
Cedar Grove (2-0) 30, Westlake (1-2) 20
Flint River Academy (1-2) 34, Cross Keys (0-2) 6
Berkmar (2-1) 14, Druid Hills (1-1) 13
M.L. King (1-2) 45, Locust Grove (0-2) 20
Miller Grove (2-1) 16, Douglass (1-2) 9
Discovery (1-2) 20, Stone Mountain (0-3) 14