After having a solid career playing cornerback at Georgia Tech, Union Grove alumnus D.J. White might be the highest Southern Crescent player picked in this year's NFL draft. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

Getting defensive: Making the case for 5 Southern Crescent prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com The 2016 NFL Draft starts Thursday, and the three-day affair will serve as the launching pad for many of the players who can take the sport of football into the 2020’s, and some even into the 2030’s. Southern Crescent area prospects will look to make an impact like some of the area’s

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Georgia Tech QB Justin Thomas (5) should have a healthier supporting cast surrounding him in 2016 for his senior campaign. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL: Position battles galore as the Yellow Jackets take first step in redeeming 2015 woes

      By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com Almost five months to the day after the end of a promising 2015 season went “thump” to the tune of a 3-9 campaign (1-7 in the ACC), we’re turning the key to unlock Historic Bobby Dodd Stadium for a one-day preview of the 2016 version of Georgia Tech

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Eagle's Landing High alum Tyler Teknipp bumps a teammate in celebratory fashion before this past Saturday's game with rival Georgia. (PHOTO: Caitlin Teknipp)

Q&A: Soon-to-be Georgia Tech grad Tyler Teknipp reflects on career as a Yellow Jacket

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com ATLANTA, Ga. — Georgia Tech’s 13-7 loss to Georgia Saturday marked the end of disappointing season for the Yellow Jackets. But it also brought to a close the football playing career of senior safety and Eagle’s Landing High alum Tyler Teknipp.  Teknipp is the son of coach Joe Teknipp who coached

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Eagle's Landing senior Antonio Gibson has rushed for over 100 yards in each of his first three games. He took back a 94 yard kick returner last Friday in the Eagles' 17-7 win over then-No. 4 Jonesboro. (PHOTO: Dave Williamson)

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Eagle’s Landing-Spalding headlines this week’s high school football picks

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com It’s not a week full of marquee match ups, but some intriguing games still show up on the schedule. I call this Set Up Week. Because with wins this week, several teams will set themselves up to have some very special second halves of the season. Let’s get right to the

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Patrick Skov, the Stanford transfer fullback, had 12 carries for 72 yards and three scores in his first Georgia Tech start Thursday against Alcorn State. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL: Stanford transfer Patrick Skov adds extra punch to Paul Johnson’s option offense

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com ATLANTA, Ga. — It was all new last Thursday for Patrick Skov. Everything from his brand new role at a brand new school in a brand new offense, down to his first time sitting in front of press row after his Georgia Tech debut against Alcorn State, as evidenced by his

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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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