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 leaps over the pile for a first quarter touchdown. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PRESEASON ALL-STATE FOOTBALL: 16 Southern Crescent players find recognition

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com Recruitgeorgia.com has released its preseason all-state football teams, and the four-county Southern Crescent area is well represented. In all, 16 athletes from the area were named to class-specific preseason rosters, with Class AAAAA holding top designation with eight. Five of them came on offense: RB Jalen Holston  (Stockbridge), RB Chris Rodriguez

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Woodland senior QB Reid Larsen is looking for a breakout year in 2016. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP FOOTBALL: For Woodland, ‘One-Eleven’ is the formula for a return to the postseason in 2016

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — One-Eleven. No, that’s not the catchy name for some new teenage music group or band. That is, unless you’re talking about the band of brothers that exists now in Woodland High School’s football program. “Do your one-eleven,” said junior tailback Kareem Rogers. “First time I heard it was

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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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Woodland's Yusuf Corker is considered one of the best defensive backs in Georgia. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

WOODLAND FOOTBALL: Three-star cornerback prospect gives top five schools, says a college commitment could be soon coming

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com LOCUST GROVE Ga. – While a lot of talk about 7-on-7 summer football is geared toward the offense, the defensive back seven — and chiefly the secondary —  gets to work on its skill and communication as well. As a highly recruited cornerback, the thought of extra time to work specifically

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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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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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Woodland rising junior CB Yusuf Corker is one of the state's emerging defensive back prospects. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP FOOTBALL: VIDEO| Yusuf Corker putting himself, Woodland football on the map

    By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Yusuf Corker’s got a couple of standouts on his highlight reel already, and he hasn’t started his junior season yet. It’s a testament to his talent, really — the fact that it didn’t take long to figure out that Corker was something special. College football blue

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