DeKalb Spikefest

STONE MOUNTAIN – DeKalb County’s fifth annual Spikefest hit local gyms Friday night and was at Redan to cover all of the action in the first day.
Each team had numerous amounts of things to take away from the night’s eight match slate.
Decatur and Dunwoody had a date with each other on Saturday after both teams swept the opponents in 2-0 fashion. Decatur dispatched Cedar Grove High with set scores of 25-3 and 25-12 while Dunwoody dismantled Southwest DeKalb with scores of 25-10 and 25-9.
The victory for both squads puts them against each other at Redan in the morning.
However, those weren’t the only schools to experience success on the first day.
Even though they suffered a loss and are tasked with the loser’s bracket for a chance at third place Cedar Grove had an impressive match against Stephenson. With a number of lead changes and momentum shifts the Lady Jaguars almost stole the first set victory.
In the second set, Stephenson carried their momentum of the almost mounted comeback but overall, the match closed up after the Lady Jaguars held a 7-1 lead.
Stephenson jumped ahead 17-13 but before they could regain their footing, Cedar Grove was already on their heels and a battle for the lead ensued. Six ties occurred for both teams but Cedar Grove managed to pull out the victory in the 26-24 set.
Check back later for more results.

Written by Darius

Darius Goodman is an alumni of Martin Luther King Jr. High School in DeKalb County and a former piccolo/flute player for the MLK Marching Lions. Upon high school graduation in 2011, Goodman attended South Carolina State University on a band scholarship up until 2015 when he completed his Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication with a concetration in Journalism. Once finished with his degree, Goodman then joined Beyond the Flag a FanSided site. From there, Goodman started his career with the Henry Herald/Clayton News Daily in 2016. Within a few years, he attained a few awards: including company wide social media awards and a Georgia Press Association Sports Coverage award. Now, while balancing Henry County, Goodman is reaching out to DeKalb County.

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