Godrey Stadium hosts a tripleheader of middle school football games on Saturday beginning at 10:00 am.
The Stephenson Jaguars and Tucker Tigers both took the forefront in their respective regions with victories on Saturday in DCSD Middle School football action.
The Jaguars moved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 atop the Region 3 standings with a 67-0 win over the Renfroe Bulldogs (1-4, 0-3) at Decatur on Saturday.
Stephenson had seven different players put the ball in the end zone scoring in all phases of the game. Rushing touchdowns came from Isiah Screen (54 yards), De’Quin Taylor (45 yards), Quashaun Johnson (45 yards), Terrence Guthrie (45 yards) and Caleb Parker (45 yards).
Joseph Jackson threw for a pair of touchdowns including 44 yards to Bradley Favors and 34 yards to Armond Anderson. De’Quin Taylor scored on special teams with an 80-yard kickoff return and Johnson returned a fumble 50 yards to score on defense for the Jaguars.
Anderson and Omari Taylor both had interceptions on defense to go with two forced fumbles by Troy Marshall and a fumble recovery by Ryan Reese.
Stephenson takes on Region 3 foe Lithonia (2-2, 1-1) for the Jaguars homecoming in a game set for 11:30 am at Godfrey Stadium on Saturday.
Tucker 27, Stone Mountain 6
Donovan Williams scored three touchdowns to lead the Tucker Tigers to their 28th consecutive regular season victory in a 27-6 win over Region 2 rival Stone Mountain on Saturday at Adams Stadium.
Williams caught a pair of touchdown passes from Isaiah Raheem and returned an interception 40 yards for his third score of the game.
Dawson Rivers led the defense with two sacks.
The Tigers take on the Peachtree Patriots (3-1, 1-1) in a Region 2 contest with big implications on the Trail to the Title playoff picture.
Henderson 20, Chamblee 0
The Henderson Cougars scored two touchdowns in the final 30 seconds of the first half on the way to a big Region 1 20-0 victory over the Chamblee Bulldogs at North DeKalb Stadium on Saturday.
Trey Goodman helped the Cougars finish a late first half drive as he connected with Ethan Riley on a 12-yard touchdown pass with 30 seconds to go in the second quarter to take the first lead and only lead of the game.
The Cougars’ defense came up big just 29 seconds later as D.J. Rogers-Givens intercepted a Chamblee (1-3, 1-1) pass and returned it 60 yards for a 14-0 halftime lead.
Quincy Bryant close out the win with a 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for the Cougars.
Henderson (2-2, 2-0) remains undefeated in Region 1 play and takes on Sequoyah (0-5, 0-3) on Saturday at 10:00 am at Adams Stadium. A win by the Cougars and a win by Freedom (3-1, 2-0) against Chamblee this weekend could set up a Region 1 title match on October 15.
Druid Hills 33, Sequoyah 6
The Druid Hills Dragons used the legs of running back Rimario McClinton to run away to a 33-6 Region 1 win over Sequoyah on Saturday at Adams Stadium.
McClinton rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns to lead Druid Hills (2-3, 1-2) against Sequoyah (0-5, 0-3). Quarterback Antonio Hayes Jr. ran for two touchdowns as well in the win.
Xavier Adams ran back a punt 75 yards to aid the Druid Hills’ cause.
Champion 33, Redan 0
Champion put itself in position to make the Trail to the Title playoffs with a 27-0 win over Region 2 rival Redan on Saturday at Avondale Stadium.
The victory improved the Crusaders to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the region with a matchup with current region leader Tucker looming on October 15.
EJ Walker rushed for three touchdowns, Jordan Grier added two touchdowns (1 the team’s first defensive score of the season, a pick six) and a two point conversion and Andre Teague added a PAT to round out Champion’s scoring.
The Crusader defense allowed just three first downs in its second consecutive shutout of the season.
Redan’s Selatian Straughter and Jaden Lee both contributed 8 tackles in the loss. Ali McDaniel had 4 receptions for 64 yards to lead the Raider (2-3, 1-2) offense.
Redan takes on Stone Mountain (2-2, 0-2) on Saturday in a 10:00 am kickoff at Godfrey Stadium in a must win to keep playoff hopes alive. Champion takes a week off to prepare for a key Region 2 game against Tucker in three weeks.
Bethune 12, Miller Grove 6
The Bethune Lions put themselves back in the Trail to the Title playoff hunt by knocking off the previously undefeated Miller Grove Wolverines 12-6 on Saturday at Avondale Stadium.
Jaquez Jones had several big catches in the passing game, including a touchdown, to lead the Lions’ (4-1, 2-1) offense in the victory. Rashod Dubinion returned a punt which would be the game deciding play.
Bethune is off this coming week and returns to play on October 15 in what could be a playoff berth deciding game against Lithonia.
Miller Grove (3-1, 1-1) hosts Renfroe (1-4. 0-3) in an 11:30 am game at Avondale Stadium on Saturday needing a win to keep playoff hopes alive.
WEEK 5 RESULTS– 9/24/16
Druid Hills (2-3, 1-2) 33, Sequoyah* (0-5, 0-3) 6
Tucker (4-0, 2-0) 27, Stone Mountain* (2-2, 0-2) 6
Champion* (3-2, 2-1) 27, Redan (2-3, 1-2) 0
Bethune*(4-1, 2-1) 12, Miller Grove* (3-1, 1-1) 6
Stephenson* (4-0, 2-0) 67, Renfroe (1-4, 0-3) 0
Cedar Grove (3-1, 2-0) 14, Salem* (1-4, 1-2) 0
Chapel Hill (3-1, 2-0) 20, Columbia* (1-4, 1-2) 0
NORTH DEKALB STADIUM
Henderson* (2-2, 2-0) 20, Chamblee (1-3, 1-1) 0
Open: Freedom (3-1, 2-0), Lithonia (2-2, 1-1), McNair (0-4, 0-2), Peachtree (3-1, 1-1)
WEEK 6 Schedule – 10/1/16
Henderson (2-2, 2-0) vs. Sequoyah* (0-5, 0-3), 10:00 am
Salem (1-4, 1-2) vs. Chapel Hill* (3-1, 2-0), 10:00 am
Miller Grove (3-1, 1-1) vs. Renfroe* (1-4, 0-3), 11:30 am
Stone Mountain (2-2, 0-2) vs. Redan* (2-3, 1-2), 10:00 am
Stephenson (4-0, 2-0) vs. Lithonia* (2-2, 1-1), 11:30 am
Cedar Grove (3-1, 2-0) vs. McNair* (0-4, 0-2), 1:00 pm
NORTH DEKALB STADIUM
Chamblee (1-3, 1-1) vs. Freedom* (3-1, 2-0), 10:00 am
Peachtree (3-1, 1-1) vs. Tucker* (4-0, 2-0), 11:30 am
Open: Bethune (4-1, 2-1), Champion (3-2, 2-1), Columbia (1-4, 1-2), Druid Hills (2-3, 1-2)