From left, Dutchtown seniors DeAndre Watson, Bryce Parks and Luther Moore have helped the Bulldogs to unprecedented success. (Special Photo: Cady Studios)

Dutchtown boys basketball looking to ‘seize the moment’ in state tournament

By Bill Renje | @BillRenje (Twitter) Few people thought much of the Dutchtown basketball team as the season began in mid-November. Nobody, including the Bulldogs themselves, thought they’d be hosting a state playoff game for the first time in school history after finishing as Region 4-AAAAA runner-up with a program best 19-8 record. Although the

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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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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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PHOTO PAGE: Hampton vs. Union Grove battled it out in softball action on Tuesday night

McDONOUGH, Ga. — Union Grove and Hampton played an early season game that had a postseason feel and intensity. The Hornets dropped a 6-5 decision to the Wolverines after watching Union Grove chop down a 5-1 deficit. The game featured some of Georgia’s best young pitchers in Hampton freshmen Skyler Trahan and Janna Shellhorse. Union

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