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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ELCA

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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Woodland

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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ELCA junior tailback Trevor Gear is finding his way as a Charger. (PHOTO: Jeff Hurndon Photography)

PREP FOOTBALL: ELCA, Stockbridge highly regarded in Georgia Sportswriters’ first 2016 high school football poll

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuz.com You really know it’s football season when the first high school football polls come out. The 2016 football season’s first Georgia Sports Writers Association high school football poll was released Tuesday and featured four teams from the four-county Southern Crescent area finding place in their respective top 10 poll. Eagle’s Landing

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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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The Lovejoy Wildcats won the first Adidas 7-on-7 State Championship Tournament, formerly known as the Southside Shootout, at Warren Holder Park in Locust Grove last summer. Longtime tournament host Clint Satterfield says he's glad to see it grow. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

Adidas brings State Championship 7-on-7 football action comes back to Locust Grove with growth

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com LOCUST GROVE, Ga. — Clint Satterfield and his 7-on-7 passing league aspirations have come a long way. When the Southside Shootout began back in 2007 at the Lovejoy soccer complex, it was just a handful of football coaches bringing their teams together to practice and bond. “At one time, we were

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Griffin's Terry Fuller was named Region 4-AAAA Player of the Year. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP BASEBALL: Griffin’s Terry Fuller grabs Region 4-AAAA POY honors while Locust Grove coach, pitchers stand out

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com Surprise, surprise. Locust Grove baseball racked up major honors as the All-Region 4-AAAA teams were released Wednesday. The Wildcats became the first team from the four-county Southern Crescent area to win a state baseball championship since Jason Hayward-Led Henry County Warhawks did it in 2006 after defeating a Lee County squad

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Woodland rising senior corner Yusuf Corker Is one of Georgia's most sought after recruiting targets. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Woodland, Woodward Academy, Lovejoy, Jonesboro represented in Spring Southern Crescent Super Six

    By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com   We’re about a fast three-and-a-half months away from the kickoff of the 2016 football season, but Spring Ball is in full effect. Many teams will be engaging in their spring ball finale, Spring Football Game this Friday, which will give coaches and fans one last opportunity to see

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Sophomore Jacob Stevens has been a key contributor to the McIntosh soccer team in his team seasons of play. He looks to help the Chiefs capture a state title this season. (PHOTO: CD Photography)

Springing to the top: 10 Southern Crescent spring teams in the best position for a state championship

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com Excluding track and field teams, there are a little less than 20 Southern Crescent spring sports teams still alive for a state championship this season. When looking at the teams most likely to take home a state title among the spring sports besides track and field, one school boasts several championship-caliber

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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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