Wesley Guilford Jr. Kirby Smart in line at Camp

Touchdown: Minority Coaches Association of Georgia’s satellite camp hits target

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com   STOCKBRIDGE Ga. – With the recent debate in the NCAA concerning football satellite camps hovering in the background, Woodland High School played host to the Minority Coaches Association of Georgia Football Academy Camp on Friday and Thursday. Woodland High School head coach Steve Davenport was pleased that his school could

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Fayette County's Trent Carrington is one of South Metro Atlanta's best kept secrets at safety. (PHOTO: CD Photography | Chris Dunn)

SPRING FOOTBALL: Q&A With Fayette County rising senior Trent Carrington

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com Every year it seems a football player from the four-county Southern Crescent area emerges from the shadows, causing people to ask the questions, “Where did he come from?” and “Why haven’t we noticed him before?” Last year it was Jonesboro defensive tackle and Tuskegee signee Kali James. James began the season

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Eagle's Landing runner Betty Jackson won her first state championship, capturing the 800-meter title as a junior.  (PHOTO: Claud Spinks)

Golden Eagles’ duo soars for gold: Devin Dixon and Betty Jackson taking Eagle’s Landing track and field to new heights

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com MCDONOUGH Ga. – It has been a common sight over the last three seasons to see at least one Eagle’s Landing Golden Eagle standing atop a podium as a track and field state champion. Eagle’s Landing boys runner Devin Dixon is the two-time defending state champion in Class 4A 800 meters,

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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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Creekside Christian Academy's Qui'Yante Burroughs poses with the trophy after helping the Cougars win the 2015-16 state title. (PHOTO: Susan Jackson)

New Jersey ‘son’ shining bright in the South: Creekside Christian’s Qui’Yante Burroughs blazing new path in Southern Crescent

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com MCDONOUGH Ga. – When Creekside Christian Academy’s Qui’Yante Burroughs helped the Cougars’ retain their GICAA Division I-AA Championship this past basketball season, the accomplishment was neither a beginning nor an endpoint for the Patterson, New Jersey native. Instead, it was just one more stop along the road of life and basketball

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Sandy Creek alum Justin Sumpter returns to Kennesaw State as the Owls' best receiver. (Kennesaw State)

SPRING FOOTBALL REPORT: Southern Crescent alumni doing well in Georgia’s colleges and universities

                                                By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com Most of the state’s college football teams have either already held spring practice or are currently holding spring practices as they prepare for the 2016 season. An

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McIntosh Chiefs pitcher Tyler Biltmier. (PHOTO: Michael Clifton | kombatkamera.com)

The run home: a look at the Southern Crescent’s top baseball state playoff contenders

  By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com With roughly three weeks remaining in the GHSA baseball regular season, the Southern Crescent is looking to put 10-plus teams into the state playoffs. Teams like Class 5A’s Ola and Starr’s Mill are expected to make the state field, along with a possible deep run, while some other area clubs

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Liberty County point guard Davion Mitchell (left) is considered one of the state's top prospects. Mitchell is averaging over 24 points per game. (Special Photo)

STATE BASKETBALL: An early look at Jonesboro’s Class AAAA championship game opponent Liberty County | VIDEO

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com So let the state championship talk begin. We’ve been here before, right? It’ll be three times, to be specific. The No. 1 Cardinals breezed by Grady tonight, winning in the Class AAAA Final Four round 77-49. It wasn’t close, much like most of Jonesboro’s postseason — save its second round opponent

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Starr's Mill senior Satchel Goodrich has become an all-purpose star for the fifth-ranked Panthers. (PHOTO: Chris Dunn | CD Photography)

SCBuzz FEATURED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Starr’s Mill’s Satchel Goodrich extends family’s football love while ‘giving God glory’

                                            Check out Starr’s Mill senior Satchel Goodrich’s 2014 highlight reel: By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — Football comes naturally to Satchel Goodrich. His dad and grandfather both played and coached, as did

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Union Grove's junior shortstop Skylar Mosel smashed a team-leading 11 home runs in 2014 to help the Wolverines to a Class AAAAA Final Four finish. (PHOTO: Jeff Hurndon Photography)

SCBuzz FEATURED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Union Grove’s Skylar Mosel learning how to lead

    By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com McDONOUGH, Ga. — When Lee Kicklighter talked about his Union Grove softball team early in the 2014 season after it just defeated Northgate, he paused in his post game analysis long enough to mention a budding star. Her name was Skylar Mosel. “You’ve got to keep an eye out

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