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DeKalb County Puts 72 Signatures on the Line on National Signing Day

Tucker's Dylan Woonum (top) and Joshua Vann (bottom) celebrated with their families as they head to South Carolina. The pair were two of 17 signees representing the Tigers. (Photos [...]

DCSD Football Coaches and Athletes Work Hard to Get to Next Level

Stephenson Head Coach Ron Gartrell (right) has helped over 200 athletes move on to the next level. Stephenson is second in the state in former players on current college [...]

DeKalb All-Star Football Game Set for Saturday

The 2017 DeKalb County Football Coaches Association All-Star Game is set for tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 16) at Avondale Stadium with kickoff set for 2:00 pm. Close to 100 of the [...]

Miscues Costly as Cedar Grove and Tucker Seasons Come to an End

Cedar Grove's Chavon Wright (22) runs behind the blocks of Quinton Eagle (54) and Brandon Hall (77) during the Saints' Class 3A semifinal loss to Calhoun. (Photo by Mark [...]

Cedar Grove, Tucker Hosting State Playoff Semifinals on Friday

Cedar Grove's Jadon Haselwood returns an interception. The junior had two inteceptions and a touchdown reception in win over Pike County. (Photo by Mark Brock) A pair of [...]

Tucker Wins Class 6A Quarterfinal Defensive Struggle 20-12 over Allatoona

Tucker's Trevon Flowers recovers the punt he blocked early in the third quarter. (Photo by Mark Brock) A smothering second half defense and big special teams plays rallied [...]

Cedar Grove Goes for Third Consecutive Final Four Appearance

Senior defensive end Roderic Forts (18) leads the Cedar Saints defense against Pike County Friday night in an effort to reach the Class 3A semifinals for the third consecutive [...]

Cedar Grove, Tucker Reach State Football Playoffs Elite 8

Tucker quarterback Travon Ford threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third to lead the Tigers to a 28-7 win over No. 5 Northside-Warner Robins. (Photo by Mark [...]

Four DCSD Football Teams Playing Sweet 16 Playoff Games

Tucker defensive back Jalen Jefferson celebrates a safety against Martin Luther King Jr. Jefferson and his Tiger teammates take on Northside in the Sweet 16 on Friday. (photo by [...]

Panthers Knock Off Banneker for First Playoff Victory Since 2009

Southwest DeKalb quarterback Justin Tomlin scrambles and looks up field to pass. Tomlin three three touchdowns and ran for another in the Panther's win over Banneker. (Photo by Mark [...]

Three No. 1 Seeds Lead DeKalb into State Football Playoffs

Arabia Mountain quarterback Bryson Williams (with ball) leads the Rams into a Class 5A first round battle against North Springs on Friday night at Hallford Stadium. (Photo by Mark [...]

Tucker Shuts Out Stephenson 38-0 for Region 4-6A Title

Tucker running back Tyler Hughley scores after a 42-yard run in the Tigers 38-0 win over Stephenson. (Photo by Mark Brock) The No. 1 ranked Tucker Tigers sealed [...]

Battle of the Big Cats Is for the Region 4-6A Title

Tucker defensive end Antonio Showers (9) leads the Tiger defense against Stephenson on Friday in the Region 4-6A title game. (Photo by Mark Brock) James R. Hallford Stadium [...]

Rams Win Region 5-5A Showdown with Panthers

Arabia Mountain quarterback Bryson Williams threw for a touchdown in Arabia Mountain's 27-14 Region 5-5A title clinching victory over Southwest DeKalb. (Photo by Mark Brock) Justin Nelson had [...]

Arabia Mountain Locks Horns with SW DeKalb for Region 5-5A Lead

Arabia Mountain's Silas Butler and his Rams teammates go head-to-head with Southwest DeKalb for top spot in Region 5-5A. (Photo by Mark Brock) Two DeKalb County rivals line [...]

Tucker, Stephenson Keep Pace at Top of the Region 4-6A Standings

Tucker's Gerry Vaughn scored two touchdowns in the Tigers' 62-12 win over Charles Drew. (Photo by Mark Brock) Class 6A No. 1 ranked Tucker and No. 8 Stephenson [...]

Columbia and Miller Grove Meeting in Key Region 5-5A Tussle

Columbia quarterback Tremaine Calloway (1) and his Eagles teammates face off with Miller Grove on Friday night at North DeKalb Stadium. Game time is 7:30 pm. (Photo by Mark [...]

Five DeKalb Football Teams Still on Top of Region Standings

Southwest DeKalb quarterback Justin Tomlin runs for a touchdown against Miller Grove. He has thrown for 1456 yards and 13 touchdowns this season while rushing for 540 yards and [...]

Tucker’s Vann Receiving U.S. Army All-American Jersey on Wednesday

Tucker's Joshua Vann (88) scores a touchdown vs. M.L. King and breaks the DeKalb All-Time Career Receiving record. (Photo by Mark Brock) The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is [...]

Key Matchups in Regions 5-5A and 4-6A Highlight Big Night for DeKalb

Arabia Mountain quarterback Bryson Williams (with ball) leads the Rams into a Region 5-5A tussle with Columbia after his four touchdown passing and one rushing performance against Miller Grove. [...]


DeKalb County School District is renown in the state of Georgia for its football accomplishments on and off the field.

The school district boasts 13 state titles and repeatedly puts out state title contenders and Top 10 ranked football programs from year to year.

Avondale (1958, 1963, 1976) and Lakeside (1970, 1972, 1991) have both won three state championships to combine for six of the 13 owned by DeKalb County Schools.

Southwest DeKalb follows right behind with two state titles (1972, 1995) and with its 2011 Class AAAA state title Tucker joined in with two (2008, 2011).

Redan won its lone title in 1979 and Cedar Grove joined the party in 2016 with its run to the Class AAA state championship.

Tucker (2011) and Dunwoody (1993) are the only two DeKalb teams to go 15-0 in a season.

Seventeen of the current 19 DeKalb County High Schools hold playoff appearances during their football histories. M.L. King Jr., the second newest school in the county, made its first appearance in the state playoffs in 2003 after winning the Region 5-AAA title.

DeKalb County also tops the state in talent produced and athletes signing scholarships to continue their education and athletic careers on the next level. College coaches from across the Southeast and many other parts of the country find academically qualified athletes every year as they visit games and the annual DeKalb County Schools Football Video Forum for college scouts.

The 2013 DeKalb County signing class totaled 122 signatures as the district surpassed the century mark for the fourth consecutive year. The previous three years totals were 119 (2010), 120 (2011) and 132 (2012).

State Titles

  • Avondale (3) – 1958, 1963, 1976
  • Lakeside (3) – 1970, 1972, 1991
  • SW DeKalb (2) – 1972, 1995
  • Tucker (2) – 2008, 2011
  • Cedar Grove (1) – 2016
  • Dunwoody (1) – 1993
  • Redan (1) – 1979