Zerrick Cooper, Kali James, Jordan Griffin at Jonesboro 2016 Signing Day.

SIGNING DAY: Jonesboro football signs in style — Cardinals front and center at College Football Hall of Fame

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com ATLANTA Ga. – The 10 Jonesboro football players signing Letters of Intent on National Signing Day got a chance to experience the bright lights. Jonesboro joined a plethora of other Metro Atlanta schools for the signing day event hosted by the College Football Hall of Fame. Television station Fox 5 and

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Drew senior tailback Quarderman Sloan turned heads in a major way as the Southern Crescent's rushing leader with over 2,000 yards on the ground in 2015. (PHOTO: Dave Williamson)

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Drew Titans, Jonesboro represent Clayton County in road playoff games

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com RIVERDALE Ga. – The two Clayton County football teams remaining in the GHSA Playoffs have gotten to the third round in a drastically different fashion. The 9-3 Drew Titans have gone on a run in Class AAAAA thanks to an offense that is averaging just a little under 45 points per

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Jonesboro QB Zerrick Cooper's three touchdown passes helped the No. 6 Cardinals  to their first football region title since 1949. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

PREP FOOTBALL: Jonesboro Cardinals coach Tim Floyd hopes region crown is just first of many successes

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com JONESBORO, Ga. — An almost ancient championship trophy football sits in the Jonesboro High School foyer that leads to the gym. In that bowl shaped trophy is an old football, and an inscription that lets you know the last time Jonesboro football won a region championship. The year was 1949. The

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Jonesboro DT Kali James, right, has notched 13 sacks this season for the Cardinals. (File)

FRIDAY FOOTBALL RECAP: A look back on No. 7 Jonesboro’s win over Riverdale

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com JONESBORO, Ga. — You could tell from the very beginning Friday night that Jonesboro-Riverdale was going to be about defense. Perhaps the best indication was when No. 7 Jonesboro’s unblockable DT Kali James emerged from the ground after his first sack of Riverdale quarterback Joseph Cambridge and held up his index

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The Eagle's Landing football team stands with the first ever Joe Teknipp trophy, henceforth given to the winner of the Annual FCA Gridiron Classic. Eagle's Landing defeated No. 4 Jonesboro 17-7 this past Friday. (PHOTO: Dave Williamson)

PHOTOS | JONESBORO vs. EAGLE’S LANDING: Eight things we learned from the third annual FCA Gridiron Classic

      By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com Eight Things We Learned from Jonesboro vs. Eagle’s Landing 1. Eagle’s Landing is not just a team full of fast guys. The Golden Eagles have team speed arguably comparable to that of Sandy Creek, and those two teams are probably the only ones on Jonesboro’s schedule that can

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The newly named Joe Teknipp Trophy will be what Eagle's Landing and Jonesboro play for in Friday night's third annual FCA Gridiron Classic at Eagle's Landing. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

GABRIEL STOVALL: Week 4 games highlighted by FCA Gridiron Classic with Jonesboro, Eagle’s Landing

I apologize for being tardy to the football prediction party. This was a hectic week for the Stovall clan, but such is the life of a tri-vocational sportswriter with a wife and four year old son. But I’m here, about five hours before kickoff of one of the biggest weeks of the season and one

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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)

VIDEO | JONESBORO at SANDY CREEK: A look back on the Southern Crescent Buzz’s Game of the Week

VIDEO: Coach Tim Floyd addresses his team after Friday’s 17-15 upset win over No. 5 Sandy Creek. By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com TYRONE, Ga. — Jonesboro went on the road and did it’s best basketball team impersonation. Of course, Cardinals senior cornerback Jordan Griffin won’t want to hear that comparison. “We’re tired of people calling us

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