A 20-6 DCSD middle school football victory over Chapel Hill on Saturday at Godfrey Stadium propelled the McNair Mustangs to a 3-0 mark on the season.
The win marks the first time the Mustangs have won three games since the 2010 team went 3-4 and were the region runner-up. The victory was also the teams’ first region win since that 2010 season. McNair had gone 1-29 in their last 30 games of the regular season. The lone win came a year ago against Sequoyah.
Kadarius Bailey and Ryan Bailey both ran for touchdowns in the game and Royce Tolbert returned a fumbled punt for the final score.
McNair plays Bethune (2-0, 0-0) in a key Region 4 matchup on Saturday at Godfrey Stadium with kickoff set for 10:00 am.
Stephenson 26, Renfroe 6
The Stephenson Jaguars opened Region 2 action with a 26-6 win over the Renfroe Bulldogs on Saturday at Hallford Stadium.
Deandre Lampkin struck for a 33-yard touchdown run and Quinterio Lawson (2 yards) and Jayvonne Dillard (1 yard) added short runs for touchdowns in the win. Christopher Williams added a quarterback sack for a safety for Stephenson.
Stephenson improved to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in Region 2 play while Renfroe fell to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in region action.
Redan 16, Miller Grove 14
The Redan Raiders took a big first step in Region 3 action with a 16-14 win over perennial playoff contender Miller Grove on Saturday at Avondale Stadium.
Jordan Walker came up big for the Raiders as his interception on Miller Grove’s last drive clinched the victory. Walker would finish the game with a team high 15 tackles to go with 13 from Antonio Molder and a pair of sacks from Kristien Greenburg.
Xavion Green and Molder combined for over 150 yards rushing in the game to lead the Raiders (2-1, 1-0) to the key region victory. Green scored both touchdowns for the Raiders and Molder tacked on the two-point conversions.
Daevon Hinton was big for the Wolverines (0-2, 0-1) scoring two touchdowns to keep his team in the game.
Cedar Grove 29, Columbia 0
Defensive tackles Jalen Slaughter and Kendall Brown combined for 12 tackles to lead the Cedar Grove Saints to a 29-0 shutout victory over the Columbia Eagles in Region 4 play on Saturday at Avondale Stadium.
The Saints (2-1, 1-0) have won two in a row after a tough 8-0 loss to Stephenson in the season opener. The defense has allowed just 14 points in the three games.
Naeshawn Parsons led the Saints’ offense with some big runs and a pair of touchdowns while Barry Jackson added a touchdown and a pair of two-point conversions. Alvin Williams hauled in a touchdown pass from quarterback Jamar Graham.
Stone Mountain 12, Druid Hills 8
The Stone Mountain Pirates rallied from an 8-0 halftime deficit to upend the Druid Hills Dragons 12-8 in Region 2 action on Saturday at Adams Stadium.
A safety and a Hunter Goines touchdown late in the first half had given Druid Hills (0-2, 0-1) the 8-0 lead at the break.
Stone Mountain (2-1, 1-0) mounted the big second half comeback led by two rushing touchdowns from quarterback James Reynolds.
The Pirates’ defensive play to shutout the Dragons in the second half was led by strong performances from James Reynolds, Amantee Mills, Randy Castillo, LaDamian Moore, Demetrius Hambrick and Ken Mitchell.
Lithonia improved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in Region 3 play with a 12-6 win over Salem (0-3, 0-1). Henderson also improved to 3-0 on the season with a 44-6 victory over Peachtree (0-3) in a non-region matchup between the two teams. Tucker (2-1, 1-0) opened Region 1 action with a 56-0 win over Sequoyah (0-3, 0-1).
SEE COMPLETE MIDDLE SCHOOL STANDINGS AT LINK BELOW:
WEEK 3 – SEPT. 8
Cedar Grove 29, Columbia* 0
McNair 20, Chapel Hill* 6
Stone Mountain 12, Druid Hills* 8
Henderson 44, Peachtree 6
Lithonia 12, Salem* 6
Redan 16, Miller Grove* 14
Stephenson* 26, Renfroe 6
Tucker* 56, Sequoyah 0
Open: Bethune (2-0), Champion (1-1), Freedom (1-1)
WEEK 4 – SEPT. 15
Peachtree at Tucker*, 10:00 am
Sequoyah (0-3) at Druid Hills (0-2), 11:30 AM
Redan (2-1) at Salem* (0-3), 10:00 am
Renfroe (1-2) at Champion* (1-1), 11:30 am
Bethune (2-0) at McNair* (3-0), 10:00 am
Chapel Hill (1-2) at Columbia* (1-2), 11:30 am
Freedom (1-1) at Miller Grove* (0-2), 10:00 am
Stephenson (3-0) at Stone Mountain* (1-2), 11:30 am
Open: Cedar Grove (2-1), Henderson (3-0), Lithonia (3-0)