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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Malik Route has been leading the pack as far as wide receivers go for the No. 8 Griffin Bears. Through four games he's the team's leading pass catcher with close to 400 yards and five touchdowns. (Special Photo: Amy Binder)

Five Questions Feature with Griffin Bears wide receiver Malik Route

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com After spending his first three years in a Lovejoy Wildcats uniform, diminutive wideout Malik Route has been anything but small on the field for the Griffin Bears during his senior season.  Since beginning the season with just one college scholarship offer — that from Mercer during his 10th grade year — Route’s play

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