Drew senior Quarderman Sloan was one of the leading rushers in Georgia this season. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

SOUTHERN CRESCENT OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Drew’s Quarderman Sloan

Quarderman Sloan OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Quarderman Sloan SCHOOL: Drew Titans THE VITALS: 5-foot-9, 175 pounds 2015 STATS: Sloan rushed for 2,265 yards on 206 carries through 13 games. He averaged an eye-popping 11.0 yards per carry, and tallied 28 rushing touchdowns. In addition, he caught 16 balls for 119 receiving yards. WHY SLOAN:

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Jonesboro QB Zerrick Cooper's three touchdown passes helped the No. 6 Cardinals  to their first football region title since 1949. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

PREP FOOTBALL: Jonesboro Cardinals coach Tim Floyd hopes region crown is just first of many successes

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com JONESBORO, Ga. — An almost ancient championship trophy football sits in the Jonesboro High School foyer that leads to the gym. In that bowl shaped trophy is an old football, and an inscription that lets you know the last time Jonesboro football won a region championship. The year was 1949. The

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Christian Turner is one of the top point guards in Georgia. (File)

PREP BASKETBALL: Sandy Creek boys excited for new era with Anthony McKissic as coach

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com TYRONE, Ga. — After coaching five sports, including girls and boys basketball, at Morrow High School in Clayton County for the past seven years, Anthony McKissic is now at the helm of one of the Southern Crescent’s most promising high school athletic programs – Sandy Creek basketball. “I couldn’t ask God

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The newly named Joe Teknipp Trophy will be what Eagle's Landing and Jonesboro play for in Friday night's third annual FCA Gridiron Classic at Eagle's Landing. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

GABRIEL STOVALL: Week 4 games highlighted by FCA Gridiron Classic with Jonesboro, Eagle’s Landing

I apologize for being tardy to the football prediction party. This was a hectic week for the Stovall clan, but such is the life of a tri-vocational sportswriter with a wife and four year old son. But I’m here, about five hours before kickoff of one of the biggest weeks of the season and one

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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL: Tech leads 48-0 at the half, running backs showing of ample skills

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com ATLANTA, Ga. — This one is pretty much what we expected. A route. Glorified scrimmage. Tune-up part one before Notre Dame comes calling in two weeks. In other words, Georgia Tech is doing what a No. 16 team in the nation should be doing to a team from the SWAC —

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Quarterback Kaziah Hall, left, and senior tailback Khalid Hylton make up a potentially potent 1-2 punch for the Mundy's Mill offense. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

GAME DAY: Mundy’s Mill tandem of quarterback Kaziah Hall and running back Khalid Hylton hope to power past Lovejoy

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com HAMPTON, Ga. — Check Greg Manior’s pillow and mattress to find out how he feels about this year’s Mundy’s Mill football team. “With you guys, with this group of guys, I have peace at night,” Manior said when addressing his team after Wednesday’s practice. “I can sleep at night.” His words

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