Stockbridge running back Jalen Holston is on his way to Virginia Tech next season. (PHOTO: Rod Christopher)

PREP FOOTBALL: Stockbridge’s Jalen Holston achieves a family ‘first’ as he commits to Virginia Tech

By Gabriel Stovall | @GabrielStovall1 (Twitter) gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Jalen Holston’s commitment to Virginia Tech football last week was bigger than him being another of Georgia’s most highly touted tailbacks landing at a Power Five school. It was bigger than Holston continuing the well-established pipeline to big time Division I football built by Stockbridge

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Lovejoy senior Marquese Taylor, left, stands with coach Ed Carson. Taylor is starring on both sides of the ball for the 2-3 Wildcats this season. (File Photo)

Three-star Lovejoy football recruit Marquese Taylor makes his college choice after weekend visit

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com LOVEJOY, Ga. — California Golden Bears fans, give yourselves a pat on the back for your latest football recruiting grab. Marquese Taylor, a 3-star WR/DB from South Metro Atlanta’s Lovejoy High School made his commitment to Cal firm on Monday night, just hours after returning from his official visit this past

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Jonesboro football family is growing up through adversity

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com JONESBORO, Ga. — What a difference a year makes. Rewind back to Week 5 of the 2015 season, and you’ll recall a Jonesboro Cardinals football team riding high after beating perennial state championship contender Sandy Creek on its own home field. You’ll see a Clemson-bound quarterback under center, handing off to

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GABRIEL STOVALL: Ultimately growth and maturity is the name of the game, not wins and losses

It was the Tweet heard ‘round the world — or at least around the Southern Crescent. Particularly at Jonesboro. It came from Jonesboro Cardinals’ offensive coordinator Nate Wardlaw: BELIEVE in our program or BE LEAVING our program! — Coach Nate Wardlaw (@Southside_Nate) September 10, 2016   It came on September 9 in the moments following

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