Woodland's Yusuf Corker is considered one of the best defensive backs in Georgia. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

WOODLAND FOOTBALL: Three-star cornerback prospect gives top five schools, says a college commitment could be soon coming

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com LOCUST GROVE Ga. – While a lot of talk about 7-on-7 summer football is geared toward the offense, the defensive back seven — and chiefly the secondary —  gets to work on its skill and communication as well. As a highly recruited cornerback, the thought of extra time to work specifically

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The Dutchtown Bulldogs have made the finals in the last three Adidas State Championship 7-on-7 tournaments. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Dutchtown falls short in Airo 7v7 Title Game, looking at bigger picture

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com   LOCUST GROVE Ga. – Mark Myers is starting his third season as Dutchtown’s head football coach, and just like in his previous two seasons, his Bulldogs made the championship game of the Airo 7v7 Tournament at Warren Holder Park. Dutchtown won the tournament two years ago, but after falling to

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Langston Hughes QB Isaiah Green came into the Adidas 7-on-7 State Championship Tournament in Locust Grove with half a dozen scholarship offers. He picked up another after an impressive performance in Locust Grove. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

AIRO 7V7: Q&A with Langston Hughes QB Isaiah Green after winning Adidas 7v7 State Championship

    By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com   LOCUST GROVE, Ga. — The 2016 Airo 7v7 Adidas State Championship was, for the most part, a South Metro Atlanta dominated tournament. Of the 48 teams during the two day event at Locust Grove’s Warren Holder Park, more than half came from the four-county Southern Crescent area. But

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The Lovejoy Wildcats won the first Adidas 7-on-7 State Championship Tournament, formerly known as the Southside Shootout, at Warren Holder Park in Locust Grove last summer. Longtime tournament host Clint Satterfield says he's glad to see it grow. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

Adidas brings State Championship 7-on-7 football action comes back to Locust Grove with growth

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com LOCUST GROVE, Ga. — Clint Satterfield and his 7-on-7 passing league aspirations have come a long way. When the Southside Shootout began back in 2007 at the Lovejoy soccer complex, it was just a handful of football coaches bringing their teams together to practice and bond. “At one time, we were

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Southern Crescent Buzz editor Gabriel Stovall, right, stands with Ernie Johnson, host of TNT's Inside the NBA show during an event two years ago. Stovall helped the Southern Crescent Buzz garner award-winning recognition in its first year participating in the Georgia Sportswriters Association Awards. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

Southern Crescent Buzz picks up its first ever Georgia Sportswriters Association Awards

Southern Crescent Buzz editor Gabriel Stovall brought home the publication’s first awards recognition Sunday during the annual Georgia Sportswriters Association’s awards banquet held at Coolray Stadium in Lawrenceville, GA. Stovall won first place in the category of Best Feature Or Series for Non-deadline High School Sports with his piece on Eagle’s Landing High football coach Joe

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Southern Crescent Buzz welcomes Mount Zion grad, UGA student to staff as an intern

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com Tyree Brown wants to get people talking. That’s why the soon-to-be sophomore at the University of Georgia decided to get into the journalism business in the first place. “I am interested in broadcasting various aspects of the world using different forms of media,” Brown said. “My goal is to spread knowledge

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Bill Renje

BILL RENJE: The negatives in personal trainers for high school athletes could far outweigh the positives

As I’ve served the athletic and coaching community through sports ministry the last five years, I’ve noticed quite a few changes since I last played youth and high school sports 30 years ago. Among those changing trends is the use of personal athletic trainers by high school athletes. These trainers serve the athlete, in exchange

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Morrow football coach Jerome Weaks, Jr., left, stands with his father Jerome Weaks, Sr. in the Morrow weight room. (PHOTO: Bill Renje)

PREP FOOTBALL: New Morrow coach Jerome Weaks’ triumph over Crohn’s Disease has prepared him for his new football challenges

  By Bill Renje brenje@thecrescentbuzz.com MORROW, Ga. — Most people would look at the prospects of turning around the Morrow High School football program as too daunting. After all, the Mustangs have won only 15 games since 2004, a span of 12 seasons, often being on the wrong end of crooked scores. The program has had

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