Two games remain in the regular season for the DeKalb County middle school football teams and five teams are still undefeated heading into Week 5.
Defending champ Stephenson (4-0, 3-0) has won 10 regular season games in a row following a 58-0 Region 3 win over the Druid Hills Dragons (2-2, 1-1) to stay atop the region standings in a game played at Adams Stadium on Saturday.
The Jaguars scored three defensive touchdowns on pick-sixes by Gavin Kinchen, Noah Mahoney and DeMario Minter. Kristian Folks and Quintez Shaffer were also big on defense. Mahoney, Kinchen, Folks and Shaffer all had rushing touchdowns on the offensive side of the football.
McNair 42, Redan 0
The McNair Mustangs remained perfect on the season at 4-0 (3-0 region) with a 42-0 win over Redan (0-3-1, 0-1-1) to remain atop the Region 4 standings on Saturday at Hallford Stadium.
Goni Santana led the Mustangs with a fumble recovery for a touchdown and also rushing touchdown. Deontae Dougherty had a 30-yard touchdown run and was joined by Jalen Alexander and Albert Fletcher with touchdown runs of their own. Jakobi Johnson had a pick-six to aid in the defensive shutout.
Tucker 30, Salem 6
Tucker ran its mark to 3-0-1 overall and 2-0 in Region 2 play with a 30-6 win over the Salem Lions (0-4, 0-2) on Saturday at Adams Stadium.
Nyles Finney had a big day at receiver with several big catches including two touchdowns to lead the Tigers to the win. Maverick Armour joined Finney with two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving on the day. Jerren Guiden added another touchdown on the ground for the Tigers.
Lithonia 20, Freedom 6
Kameron Alexander piloted the Lithonia Bulldogs (4-0, 2-0) behind a pair of touchdown passes in a 20-6 Region 2 victory over the Freedom Rams (1-3, 0-2) in the opening game on Saturday at Hallford.
Alexander connected with Orlando Myco for 47 yards and Anthony Flournoy for 56 yards through the air. Jakari Jackson had a big game on the ground rushing for 112 yards and a touchdown. The defense was led by Jakobe Dawson and Thaddeus Coleman with five tackles apiece.
Champion 38, Henderson 0
The Champion Chargers (3-0-1, 2-0) sewed up the Region 1 title via a 38-0 win over the Henderson Cougars (2-2, 1-1) on Saturday at North DeKalb Stadium.
Quarterback Michael Barnett was the catalyst for the Chargers throwing for 142 yards (9 completions) and a touchdown and running for another score and also scoring on defense. Rokyhe Colter ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns (80- and 35-yard runs). Barnett completed passes to six different receivers including Kaejean Fitzgerald, Kaiden Quinn, JJ Barber, Courtney Baskerville, Jeremiah Tillman and Miles Snipes.
The Champion defense forced four turnovers and had six sacks in its third shutout of the season.
Chapel Hill 26, Miller Grove 6
Chapel Hill (3-1, 1-1) remained in a hunt for the Trail to the Title Playoffs with a 36-6 victory over the Miller Grove Wolverines (1-3, 1-2) on Saturday at Avondale Stadium.
The Panther offense dominated time of possession along with some big plays while the defense continued its stout play in holding the Wolverines to just one score.
Chamblee 52, Sequoyah 0
Jazz Lewis scored four touchdowns to lead the Chamblee Bulldogs (2-2, 1-1) to a 52-0 win over the Sequoyah Braves (0-4, 0-2) on Saturday at North DeKalb Stadium to keep playoff hopes alive.
Lewis had six receptions for 150 yards and three touchdowns and returned an interception for a touchdown to lead the Bulldogs. Gabe Jimison threw for 270 yards and the three touchdowns to Lewis. Ryder Omalley had a touchdown as well.
Ellison Ely had seven tackles and a 45-yard pick-six for the Bulldog defense. Kellan Cook Blocked a punt for a touchdown as well.
Columbia 30, Stone Mountain 6
Delonte Stephens used his legs to power the Columbia Eagles (2-2, 0-2) to a 30-6 win over the Stone Mountain Pirates (0-4, 0-2) in a non-region game at Godfrey Stadium on Saturday.
Stephens went over the 100-yard rushing mark for the third time this season and scored two touchdowns in the win. Zackarhia Shorter and Ayden Hiley also scored touchdowns via the run. Hiley added an interception on defense while Kaylen Lowe and Rashad Arnold led the team in tackles.
Cedar Grove 40, Bethune 0
Brandon Davis threw three touchdown passes to propel the Cedar Grove Saints (3-1, 2-0) to a 40-0 Region 4 win over the Bethune Lions (0-3-1, 0-2-1) on Saturday at Avondale Stadium to keep in the race for the region title.
Davis threw for 150 yards with two touchdown passes to Dale Perry and a third to Rayshad Malcolm Jr. Blake Smith added a rushing touchdown for the Saints offense. Daysean Moses had a pick-six as the Saints defense recorded its third consecutive shutout.
WEEK 4 – SEPT. 23
Tucker* (3-0-1) 30, Salem (0-4) 6
Stephenson* (4-0) 58, Druid Hills (2-2) 0
Cedar Grove (3-1) 40, Bethune (0-3-1) 0
Chapel Hill* (3-1) 22, Miller Grove (1-3) 6
Lithonia (4-0) 20, Freedom* (1-3) 6
McNair* (4-0) 36, Redan (0-3-1) 0
NORTH DEKALB STADIUM
Champion* (3-0-1) 38, Henderson (2-2) 0
Chamblee (2-2) 52, Sequoyah* (0-4) 0
Columbia (2-2) 30 Stone Mountain (0-4) 6
WEEK 5 – SEPT. 30
Stephenson vs. Bethune, 10:00 am
Miller Grove vs. Druid Hills*, 10:00 am
Freedom vs. Salem*, 11:30 am
Chapel Hill vs. Stone Mountain*, 10:00
Tucker vs. Lithonia*, 11:30 am
NORTH DEKALB STADIUM
Henderson vs. Chamblee*, 10:00 am
Champion vs. Sequoyah*, 11:30 am
Redan vs. Columbia*, 10:00 am
Cedar Grove vs. McNair, 11:30 am