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McIntosh football coach Lee Belknap embraces ‘lunch pail maturity’ label placed on his team

    By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com PEACHTREE City, Ga. — Last Friday, after the Henry County Warhawks just scored a touchdown, McIntosh junior Bradley Ector got set up to return the kickoff. He took the ball and went right, on a collision course with a Henry County tackler, and then Ector stuck out his arm

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Stockbridge-Mays shootout in Inner City Classic ends in defensive triumph for second-ranked Tigers

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com ATLANTA, Ga. — Even when it looked like an offensive shootout, the Stockbridge Tigers proved that defense is still their calling card. A late interception by Ryan Massey and an earlier pick six right before halftime by first-year starter Mike Price were probably the two plays of the game for a

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Senior quarterback Reid Larsen will lead his Woodland squad into one of Georgia high school football's most hallowed settings Friday at Valdosta. (PHOTO: Jeff Hurndon Photograpy)

Woodland coach Steve Davenport wants to see how his team responds against one of Georgia’s ‘proudest programs’

  By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Steve Davenport is 2-for-2 on 7-3 seasons as head football coach at Woodland High School, which doesn’t seem bad, considering Woodland’s only had one other winning season since the program began in 2007. But that 2009 campaign when program-founding coach Scott Schmitt guided the Wolfpack to seven

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Brayden Rush has eased on to the scene as a potential difference maker on offense for the No. 1 ELCA Chargers (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

ELCA QB Brayden Rush has wasted no time showing his potential in Chargers’ offense

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com McDONOUGH, Ga. — Every Friday night, without fail, at 6:55 p.m. Brayden Rush can feel his cell phone buzzing in his pocket. When he reaches in to take it out, he opens his text messages and is never taken by surprised, but is always inspired. “Pressure isn’t anything bad. Pressure is

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PREP FOOTBALL: Stockbridge, ELCA stay solid in new GSWA football poll, Sandy Creek slips

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com As most area teams get prepared for their first regular season contests, the action that took place last week and weekend helped create a few shifts in this week’s Georgia Sportswriters Association Poll. ELCA (Class A) and Stockbridge (Class AAAAA) both held on to their spots from last week, with the

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Lovejoy offensive tackle Tre'Mond Shorts could become one of the area's best linemen before the season's done. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

From sideline to blindside: Lovejoy’s Tremond Shorts is learning how to be a force on the Wildcat’s offensive line

By Bill Renje brenje@thecrescentbuzz.com LOVEJOY, Ga. — Of the many hats worn by Lovejoy assistant coach Derrick Smith, one is maintaining the equipment for over 100 Wildcat football players. When Smith gave instruction to the players after practice last week on the need to properly make sure their face masks were tightened, the helmet he

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PREP FOOTBALL: Henry County athletes dominate our preseason All-Southern Crescent football team

                                                        By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com Nothing says football season like preseason rankings and preseason all-area teams. With over 32 schools in a four county area, trying to forecast

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