Godfrey Picks Up Third Hall of Fame Honor for Legendary Coaching Career
Former Southwest DeKalb football coach William "Buck" Godfrey is set to be inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 25 from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. [...]
Saints Title Defense Comes Up Short on Goal Line Plays
Cedar Grove's Quinterio Lawson scores a game-tying touchdown in the second quarter on a 7-yard run in the Saints heartbreaking 21-17 loss in the Class 3A state title game [...]
CEDAR GROVE FACING FAMILIAR FOE IN CLASS 3A STATE TITLE
Cedar Grove's EJ Colson (11) scores a touchdown against Oconee County. Colson leads the Saints offense on Saturday at noon against Sandy Creek's Geimere Latimer and its high flying [...]
Cedar Grove Takes Second Playoff Shutout 23-0 over Oconee Co.
Cedar Grove's Quinterio Lawson (2) forces an intentional grounding in the end zone by Oconee County quarterback Mac Ricks (15) to pick up a safety for the Saints in [...]
Saints Hosting Oconee County in Class 3A Football State Playoffs Semifinals
Cedar Grove's EJ Colson (11) takes the shotgun snap from center Uriah Scott (71) during the Saints 30-0 win over No. 2 ranked Calvary Day. (Photo by Mark Brock) [...]
Saints Shutout Calvary Day 30-0 to Advance Class 3A Semifinals
Cedar Grove's Demarcus Smith races 57 yards for a touchdown to put the Saints up 24-0 in the fourth quarter of their Class 3A quarterfinal victory over Calvary Day. [...]
No. 1 Cedar Grove Hosts No. 2 Calvary Day in Class 3A Quarterfinals
Cedar Grove's Everett Roussaw (34) meets a Hebron Christian runner in the hole during the Saints 70-33 win last Friday night in which Roussaw also had an interception. Cedar [...]
Cedar Grove Closes Out Game Hebron Christian 70-33 in Class 3A Playoffs
Cedar Grove's Barry Jackson (14) wards off a would-be tackler to score the first of his two receiving touchdowns on the night. Jackson and Saints defeated Hebron Christian 70-33 [...]
Three DeKalb Football Teams Playing Sweet 16 Playoff Games
Boden Walker hit for a 60-yard touchdown run to get the Cedar Grove Saints rolling in a 48-7 win over the Bremen Blue Devils in the first round of [...]
Stephenson’s Fourth Quarter Rally Knocks Off Pace Academy 40-38
Stephenson's Devin Ingram scored on two consecutive touches of the football to rally the Jaguars past the Pace Academy Knights 40-38 to advance to the Class 4A state playoffs [...]
Six DeKalb Teams Start State Playoff Runs this Weekend
Stephenson's Devin Ingram leads the Jaguars ground attack recently going over 1,000 yards on the season. Ingram and the Jaguars host Pace Academy on Friday to kickoff the state [...]
Cedar Grove Clinches Region 5-3A Title 21-2 over Carver
Cedar Grove quarterback EJ Colson dives for a touchdown to give the Saints the first of three touchdowns on the night. (Photo by Mark Brock) The battle of [...]
Arabia Mountain Seals Region 4-5A No. 3 Seed with 14-13 Win over Tucker
Arabia Mountain running back Solomon Rayton (with ball) leans towards the end zone on his five-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of the Rams' 14-13 win over Tucker. [...]
DeKalb Teams Continue Jockeying for Playoff Seeding on Final Week
Tucker's Evan Ffrench (kicking) kicks out of the hold of teammate Connor Whaley. Ffrench has scored 50 points (26-27 PATs, 4-5 field goals, 2 receiving TDs) on the season. [...]
Arabia Mountain, Tucker Clinch Class 5A State Playoff Berths With Victories
Arabia Mountain quarterback Julian shanks threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Rams to a big playoff sealing 27-0 win over the Martin Luther King [...]
Cross Keys Falls 39-6 to Notre Dame on Senior Night
Cross Keys' Luis Hernandez (7) and teammate David Rubio (15) combined to bring down Notre Dame running back Andrew Montello during the Indians' 39-6 loss on Thursday night. (Photo [...]
Six Key Region Games Are on Tap for DeKalb Teams this Weekend
Chamblee's Fabian Walker (top photo) and Stephenson's Devin Ingram (bottom photo) hope to lead their respective teams to region titles with wins on Friday. (Photos by Mark Brock) [...]
Dunwoody Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive with 38-24 over South Cobb
Dunwoody's Porter LeDoyen (8) scores one of his four touchdowns on the night in the Wildcat's 38-24 win over South Cobb. (Photo by Mark Brock) Porter LeDoyen scored [...]
Lakeside Defeats Stone Mountain 40-18 to Secure Winning Season
Lakeside's Jean-Luc Noison (6) gets away for a 38-yard touchdown run, his second TD of the night, as the Lakeside Vikings secure their first winning season since 2003 with [...]
Key Region Games on Tap for DeKalb Football Teams This Week
Cedar Grove outside linebacker Adonijah Green (99) makes a sack during the Saints win playoff win over Crisp County last season. Green leads the Saints defense against No. 3 [...]
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. Cedar Grove which won its first state title in 2016 joined Avondale and Lakeside with three state titles after becoming the first DeKalb team to win back-to-back state titles in 2018 and 2019.
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.
Eighteen 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. Arabia Mountain, the newest school in the county, joined the playoffs in 2016 for the first time and has a string of four consecutive appearances (2016-2019).
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).
- Avondale (3) – 1958, 1963, 1976
- Cedar Grove (3) – 2016, 2018, 2019
- Lakeside (3) – 1970, 1972, 1991
- SW DeKalb (2) – 1972, 1995
- Tucker (2) – 2008, 2011
- Dunwoody (1) – 1993
- Redan (1) – 1979