Jonesboro's Zerrick Cooper missed all of last season -- including last year's Sandy Creek game -- with a knee injury. (File)

GAME DAY: Jonesboro quarterback Zerrick Cooper looking to make up for last year against Sandy Creek

  By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com TYRONE, Ga. — What a difference a year makes. And on what Jonesboro football is calling “Sandy Creek week,”  the exact magnitude of difference can be easily measured by the smile on Zerrick Cooper’s face. Cooper was lighthearted and jovial as he threw passes to senior cornerback Jordan Griffin after

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The Jonesboro Cardinals take the field for the first time in 2015.

PREP FOOTBALL: A closer look at Friday’s Jonesboro vs. Woodland scrimmage

  By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Ultimately, high school football scrimmages carry the same objectives as that of NFL preseason games. Get some players some real time action in a game that doesn’t mean anything to postseason aspirations. Find out if your summer time playmakers play with the same fervor and fury with

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Jonesboro's Zerrick Cooper missed all of last season -- including last year's Sandy Creek game -- with a knee injury. (File)

Q&A With Jonesboro football QB and Elite 11 Quarterback Camp participant Zerrick Cooper

Jonesboro quarterback and Clemson commitment Zerrick Cooper isn’t one of the best high school signal callers in the nation just because his friends, family and coaches at home say so. Others who deem themselves as gurus of high school football talent think so as well, hence Cooper’s participation in the 2015 Elite 11 Quarterback Camp

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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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Jonesboro quarterback and Clemson commit Zerrick Cooper says he's back at 100 percent and ready to push the Cardinals to football greatness in 2015. (File Photo)

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Jonesboro coaching staff pumped after visit to Athens to meet with Georgia Bulldog football coaches

  By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com JONESBORO, Ga. — There’s a buzz around the campus of Jonesboro high school that’s permeating through the football team, and it’s coming as much from looking backward as it is looking forward. The Cardinals finished its 2014 season with a 4-7 record — paltry for Jonesboro’s high standards, says offensive

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RECRUITING: The Southern Crescent Super Six | VIDEO

      We’re still five months away from kicking off the 2015 high school football season and about six weeks away from the start of spring football. But the gridiron vibe is definitely in the air, especially after this past weekend with the Nike Combine and The Opening Regionals in town. A little more

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