Sandy Creek’s Korey Banks says North Carolina ‘wants me the most,’ wants career in pharmacy after football

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com TYRONE, Ga. — Sometimes when a top shelf high school football recruit cites “educational opportunities” as their first reason for picking a school, you may doubt that recruit’s authenticity. Don’t do that with Korey Banks. The 6-foot speedster and rising senior wideout from Sandy Creek High committed to North Carolina this

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Sandy Creek rising senior Korey Banks pledged his services to North Carolina Monday night. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Sandy Creek athlete Korey Banks, Jr. commits to North Carolina

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com TYRONE, Ga. — One of the Southern Crescent’s emerging football talents put an end to his college recruitment process Monday night. Sandy Creek athlete Korey Banks took to Twitter to announce his commitment to North Carolina. HEELYEAH @__KB7 @ChipWalkerSC @SCHSFootball pic.twitter.com/aO8IMrImWx — Korey Banks (@__KB7) July 21, 2015 Banks, who had

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Sandy Creek players, from left, Javon Jackson, Korey Banks, Ian Barnes and Marvin Hubbard are all expecting big things from the 2015 squad. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP FOOTBALL: Sandy Creek football’s Korey Banks: ‘State championships are an expectation’ for Patriots

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com TYRONE, Ga. — Chip Walker calls it Sandy Creek speed. It’s the moniker the veteran Sandy Creek football coach gave to Ian Barnes, Korey Banks, Marvin Hubbard and Eric Swinney, the members of Sandy Creek’s 2015 Class AAAA champion 4×100 relay team. The foursome’s second straight state gold medal in this

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Quarterbacks Grant Hurston, left, and Bryant Walker will spend the spring and summer battling for the No. 1 quarterback job at Sandy Creek. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

SPRING FOOTBALL: Sandy Creek football quarterback spot will be up for grabs

  By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com TYRONE, Ga. — When the Sandy Creek football team took the field Tuesday evening for its first spring practice of the 2015 season, many things were as they’d always been. The presence of smoke coming from the grill where the football team’s booster club prepared hot dogs and hamburgers to

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The Sandy Creek Patriots will charge out of the gate in 2015 with two tough matchups, one of which against Southern Crescent foe Jonesboro. (PHOTO: Michael Clifton | kombatkamera.com)

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Five games you must see in 2015

  Here’s a football appetizer for you — Georgia High School Association football schedules have recently come out. So be honest. How many of you knew that already, and have already taken a gander at your team’s schedule, or at the schedules of some of your school’s biggest rivals? Yeah, we thought so. We at

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