Lovejoy offensive tackle Tre'Mond Shorts could become one of the area's best linemen before the season's done. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

From sideline to blindside: Lovejoy’s Tremond Shorts is learning how to be a force on the Wildcat’s offensive line

By Bill Renje brenje@thecrescentbuzz.com LOVEJOY, Ga. — Of the many hats worn by Lovejoy assistant coach Derrick Smith, one is maintaining the equipment for over 100 Wildcat football players. When Smith gave instruction to the players after practice last week on the need to properly make sure their face masks were tightened, the helmet he

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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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Lovejoy coach Ed Carson, left, has led the Wildcats to the postseason in each of his first two seasons as head coach.  (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP FOOTBALL: Lovejoy gets ‘W’ over Woodland in scrimmage despite weather delays

    By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — For some, the first unofficial week of Friday Night Lights was halted by Friday night lightening. While a handful of schools across the Southern Crescent stepped onto the field for the first time to compete in scrimmages, lightening strikes and which threatened thunderstorms that never fully

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From left, WR Marquese Taylor, coach Edgar Carson and LB Michael Harris believe Lovejoy has what it takes to get back to championship form. (PHOTO: Tyree Brown)

PREP FOOTBALL: Lovejoy Wildcats haven’t forgotten success of early 2010s, looking for a 2016 resurgence

By Tyree Brown tyree.brown25@uga.edu LOVEJOY, Ga. — The Lovejoy Wildcats have tried to prove they still have some of that state championship fight left in them, despite declining win-loss records over the last few seasons. Since reaching its second consecutive Class AAAAAA championship game in 2012, Lovejoy football has gone further and further from reaching

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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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Lovejoy rising senior Malik Route has been turning heads since the MVP Camp three weeks ago. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

LOVEJOY FOOTBALL: Malik Route has big college football aspirations despite his small stature | VIDEO

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com LOVEJOY, Ga. — Derrick Smith knew it was going to be a good day for one of his best receivers when he saw how Malik Route was moving both the opposing defensive back, and the crowd. It happened during the MVP Camp hosted by Lovejoy three weeks ago. It was an

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