The Stephenson Jaguars and Chapel Hill Panthers had a rematch of last season’s Trail to the Title Championship with the Jaguars winning a tough 16-6 head-to-head Region 3 game at Hallford Stadium.
Both teams entered the game 2-0 on the season and played like as they battled for the top spot in Region 3. Stephenson (3-0, 1-0) was led by Kristian Folks with a touchdown and two two-point conversions. Gavin Kinchin also added a touchdown for the Jaguars. Carlos Wilson led the defense which limited Chapel Hill to just the one touchdown as he had three sacks and a forced fumble along with an assist from Carey Carter.
Chapel Hill scored on a 58-yard pass play from Demarion Davis to Jemarian Davis.
Tucker 22, Freedom 6
Jerron Guiden had two big plays to lead the Tucker Tigers (2-0-1, 1-0) to a Region 2 win over the Freedom Rams (1-2, 0-1) on Saturday at Adams Stadium.
Guiden ran for a 30-yard touchdown and returned an interception for another. Quarterback Kruz Marion scored a rushing touchdown in the first half. Defensively the Tigers were led by Quaneksia Smith with two interceptions in the game and had a 40-yard reception in the first half. Maverick Armour had several key receptions on offense and key hits on defense.
Champion 16, Chamblee 6
The Champion Chargers (2-0-1, 1-0) opened Region 1 action with a 16-6 win over the Chamblee Bulldogs (1-2, 0-1) at North DeKalb Stadium on Saturday.
Rokhye Colter got the Chargers off to an early start as he got a safety to start the game. Following the free kick after the safety, Champion marched 60 yards in four plays with Kaejean Fitzgerald (88 yards rushing on the day) going the final 10 yards for the score. Chauncey Henderson sealed the game with a 17-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter. Miles Snipes caught two passes for 28 yards.
Lithonia 14, Salem 6
The Lithonia Bulldogs (3-0, 1-0) remained undefeated as they survived a rainy contest with the Salem Lions (0-3, 0-1) with a 14-6 victory at Avondale Stadium on Saturday.
Kameron Alexander connected on touchdown passes to Anthony Flournoy and Orlando Myco (65 yards) for the Bulldogs’ scoring. Thaddeus Coleman was big on defense with eight tackles while teammates Vashon Cobb (5 tackles) and Jakari Jackson (4 tackles) contributed as well.
McNair 20, Columbia 8
The McNair Mustangs improved to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in Region 4 with a 20-6 win over the Columbia Eagles (1-2, 0-1) on Saturday at Hallford Stadium.
Deontae Daugherty ran for a touchdown and threw another to Rashad Blaylock to lead the way for McNair. Jalen Alexander added another score on a touchdown run.
Columbia scored on a 73-yard touchdown run by Delonte Stephens. Zacharhia Shorter ran in the two-point conversion. Maurio Houser had an interception and multiple pass breakups on the defensive side for the Eagles.
Cedar Grove 36, Druid Hills 0
The Cedar Grove Saints got off to a quick start in a 36-0 non-region win over the Druid Hills Dragons (2-1) with an 80-yard kickoff return by Zack Bell to open the game on Saturday at Avondale Stadium.
Brenden Flounory scored three touchdowns for the Saints, two rushing and one receiving, to put some big numbers for Cedar Grove in the win. Brandon Davis added a touchdown on 100 yards rushing in the game. The Saints defense put up its second consecutive shutout on the season.
Redan 12, Bethune 12
The Redan Raiders (0-2-1) and Bethune Lions (0-2-1) finished their game at Godfrey Stadium deadlocked at 12-12.
Dequarrion Trammell (115 yards rushing) and Maury Johnson both had touchdowns for the Lions. The defense was led by Demetrius Brown (8 tackles), Torrence Phillips (2 sacks) and Emir Phillips (interception).
Larry Steward led the Raiders’ offensive attack with 97 yards rushing, including a 68-yard touchdown run. Reochaus Mills led the defense with 7 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.
Henderson 40, Sequoyah 0
A solid performance on both sides of the football propelled the Henderson Cougars (2-1, 1-0) to a 40-0 shutout victory over the Sequoyah Braves (0-3, 0-1) on Saturday at North DeKalb Stadium.
Canon Davis topped the offensive show with touchdown throws to each of his receivers.
Miller Grove 26, Stone Mountain 0
The Miller Grove Wolverines (1-2, 1-1) shutout the Stone Mountain Pirates (0-3, 0-2) 26-0 to get their first Region 3 win on the season on Saturday at Godfrey Stadium.
Miller Grove scored four rushing touchdowns in the game led by a pair on the ground by Cornell Wright. Tony McKibbean and Michael Fuller each scored a rushing touchdown in the game for the Wolverines.
DCSD MS FOOTBALL RESULTS
WEEK 4 – SEPT. 16
Tucker* (2-0-1) 22, Freedom (1-2) 6
Lithonia (3-0) 14, Salem* (0-3) 6
Cedar Grove (2-1) 36, Druid Hills (2-1) 0
Stephenson* (3-0) 16, Chapel Hill (2-1) 6
McNair (3-0) 20, Columbia* (1-2) 8
NORTH DEKALB STADIUM
Champion* (2-0-1) 16, Chamblee (1-2) 6
Henderson (2-1) 40, Sequoyah* (0-3) 0
Redan (0-2-1) 12, Bethune* (0-2-1) 12
Miller Grove (1-2), 26, Stone Mountain* (0-3) 0
DCSD MS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
WEEK 5 – SEPT. 23
Salem vs. Tucker*, 10:00 am
Druid Hills vs. Stephenson*, 11:30 am
Cedar Grove vs. Bethune, 10:00 am
Miller Grove vs. Chapel Hill*, 11:30 am
Lithonia vs. Freedom*, 10:00 am
Redan vs. McNair*, 11:30 am
NORTH DEKALB STADIUM
Henderson vs. Champion*, 10:00 am
Chamblee vs. Sequoyah*, 11:30 am
Columbia vs. Stone Mountain, 10:00 am