ELCA quarterback D.J. Hammond, III feels like a seasoned veteran in his second year running the Chargers' offense. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday’s ELCA-Stockbridge football game could become a battle of seasoned quarterbacks

By James Butler STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — The two current giants in Henry County football will meet Friday night as Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy travels to Stockbridge. ELCA, the only Henry County football team to win a state championship, lost in the state title game a season ago — despite starting the season with an 0-6

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ELCA coach Jonathan Gess wants to pick up a win tonight against a big-class foe tonight. (File)

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP | ELCA, Stockbridge win openers ahead of next week’s head-to-head matchup

STOCKBRIDGE STUFFS CENTRAL (Ala.) AT BUZZER STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Stockbridge coach Kevin Whitley overcame a nasty case of deja vu before pushing toward a 13-6 win over Central Phenix (Ala.) Friday night. Just as last year when Stockbridge traveled to Central, the Alabama state title contender struck first on the scoreboard. This time it came

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The highlight of the Randy Moss Academy receivers camp for many participants was the former NFL star's hands-on approach with the players. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Randy Moss Academy campers benefit from ‘hands on’ approach from former NFL star

  By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Randy Moss and the dozen campers that participated in this past weekend’s Randy Moss Academy receivers camp shared one major commonality. They were all drenched in Georgia summer-induced sweat on the turf of the Stockbridge football field before 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning, as temperatures pushed 90 degrees

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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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Sandy Creek rising junior and Duke commit Marvin Hubbard is one of the Patriots' fastest players at the tailback position.  (PHOTO: Michael Clifton, kombatkamera.com)

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Southern Crescent athletes dotting the landscape at Nike Combine and The Opening camps

  ATLANTA, Ga. — It’s camping season for high school football athletes. Despite being a full five months away from the kickoff of the 2015 high school football season, the time for football athletes to start thinking skill improvement and skill showcase is now. Few camps are bigger than this weekend’s “The Opening,” which held

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