Bryant Walker threw for an efficient 135 yards on 12-for-16 passing with two touchdowns, and another that probably should've been.

SPRING FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Seven questions for the 2016 season that need answers as the spring football period begins

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com Football season is still about four months away from kickoff, but don’t tell that to the coaches and players who began spring drills this week. Spring football has begun in the Southern Crescent, as of Monday when Mount Zion kicked off its spring football practices in spirited fashion. Other Clayton County

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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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Sandy Creek and Marvin Hubbard will face some tough opponents in 2016. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Top 25 Southern Crescent football games for 2016 Part 2: Southern Crescent vs. non-Southern Crescent

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com Part 2 of a look at the 25 most intriguing Southern Crescent football games for the 2016 unveils the remaining 14 games which are comprised of Southern Crescent teams playing opponents from outside of the area. There are some big non-region games and even one interstate matchup, but first up is

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Jonesboro will look to build on its 2015 season while playing some of the Southern Crescent's most talented teams in 2016. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Top 25 Southern Crescent football games for 2016 Part 1: Southern Crescent vs. Southern Crescent games

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com   In Part 1 of our look at the top 25 anticipated football games for the upcoming season we start with games pitting Southern Crescent teams against other Southern Crescent teams, both non-region and region. Almost every season there are intriguing non-region matchups pitting unfamiliar teams against each other, and since

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GHSA

GHSA STATEMENT: State championship basketball games ‘to stand as they were played and competed’

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com An official statement released early Friday afternoon by the Georgia High School Association says there will be no change or alteration of the results in last week’s state championship basketball games in Macon. GHSA Statement on Basketball State Championships. https://t.co/8jrZLB3tCA — GHSA (@OfficialGHSA) March 11, 2016 At the same time, another

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Coming off a Class A championship in 2015, ELCA running back Trevor Gear is climbing the recruiting charts. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP FOOTBALL: Check out our early Who’s Who list for the Southern Crescent 2017 recruiting class

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com We’re a long way away from National Signing Day 2017, and we’re still six months out from the start of football season, but spring ball is around the corner, which, for those of you jonsing for football, will be the first time to get to see some of the next season’s

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Mount Zion head coach Tiesha Wilson oversaw the best girls basketball team in the Southern Crescent in the 2015-16 season. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Final Southern Crescent Buzz Girls Basketball Power Rankings: Mount Zion on top

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com   The competition was fierce for both ends of the final Southern Crescent Buzz Girls Basketball Rankings. While Region 4-AAAA champion Mount Zion did enough to convincingly earn the No. 1 spot and title of best girls team in the Southern Crescent, it was a mad dash for the final few

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Antonio Andrews

BREAKING: Griffin football names native son Antonio Andrews as new coach

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com GRIFFIN, Ga. — Spalding County’s most storied football program decided to tap into its own backyard to find its next head coach. The Griffin Bears named longtime assistant Antonio Andrews as the school’s new head coach Tuesday night, after a recommendation by Griffin High Principal Darrell Evans, and a unanimous vote

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Morrow junior Da'Ja Green is pacing an upstart Lady Mustangs squad, making a return to the state tournament after a lengthy absence. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP BASKETBALL: Southern Crescent girls basketball state tourney preview

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com A total of 10 teams from the Southern Crescent made their respective girls basketball state tournament fields this season. They range from a perennial state visitor like Dutchtown, to a breakthrough region champ in Mount Zion, and up-and-coming programs like Spalding and Whitewater. Here’s a rundown of our tournament teams and

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