“Buck” Godfrey Stadium plays host to three games this week including a Thursday Night Lights game and a Friday doubleheader, one of four on Friday in DeKalb Stadiums.
A neighborhood rivalry opens the week on Thursday night at Godfrey as Lithonia (2-6) entertains Arabia Mountain (3-6). The game features two of the top running backs in DeKalb in Lithonia’s Delano Jean-Jacques (714 yards, 6 TDs) and Arabia Mountain’s Solomon Rayton who is hovering around 800 yards and 8 TDs on the year.
Stephenson (5-3, 1-3) travels to Banneker in another Thursday night game to take on Hapeville Charter (3-5) with a Region 6-4A playoff spot on the line after losing three consecutive games after a 5-0 start.
Godfrey is hosting a pair of region tilts in its Friday doubleheader. The Towers Titans (2-6) entertain Region 6-2A foe Therrell (1-7) in the 5:15 pm opener. Towers features one of the most productive quarterback/receiver duos in quarterback Isaiah Logan (1,347 yards passing, 9 TDs) and receiver Keshawn Weathers (49 receptions, 732 yards, 4 TDs).
The nightcap has the No. 1 ranked Cedar Grove Saints (6-2) hosting Douglass (1-7) in a Region 5-3A clash with the Saints looking to go 6-0 in region play. The Saints are led by 1,000-yard rusher Rashod Dubinion (1,009 yards, 14 TDs) on offense and All-State player Christian Miller (3 tackles for a loss of 18 yards vs. Westminster) on defense.
Adams Stadium hosts a pair of games including the opener that has Region 5-5A foes Stone Mountain (4-5) and St. Pius (6-2) meeting at 5:15. Tucker (2-6) hosts No. 3 ranked Langston Hughes (7-1) in a Region 4-6A clash at 8:00 pm.
Two more region matchups are set for Avondale Stadium as M.L. King (1-7) hosts Northview (2-6) in a Region 5-5A battle at 5:15 pm. McNair (0-7) follows at 8:00 pm taking on Lovett (6-3) in a Region 6-2A collision.
North DeKalb Stadium also has a doubleheader on Friday as Redan (2-6) takes on No. 8 ranked Sandy Creek (7-1) which just lost its first game of the season last week in the 5:15 pm opener. A non-region matchup follows at 8:00 pm as Chamblee (7-1) plays host to Lakeside (2-6) in the nightcap at 8:00 pm.
Hallford Stadium has upset minded Miller Grove (6-1) entertaining No. 2 ranked Marist (6-1) in a single game set for a 7:30 pm kickoff on Friday.
Away games on Friday have Dunwoody (2-6) at Region 7-7A foe Discovery (2-6) at 7:30 and Southwest DeKalb (4-4) traveling up the road to Decatur (8-0) to take on the Region 5-5A frontrunner Bulldogs at 7:30.
DCSD FOOTBALL – WEEK 11 SCHEDULE
Thursday, Oct. 28
“BUCK” GODFREY STADIUM
Arabia Mountain (3-6) vs. Lithonia (2-6), 7:00 pm
Stephenson (5-3) vs. Hapeville Charter* (3-5), 7:30 pm, Banneker
Friday, Oct. 29
St. Pius (6-2) vs. Stone Mountain* (4-5), 5:15 pm
Langston Hughes (7-1) vs. Tucker* (2-6), 8:00 pm
Northview (2-6) vs. M.L. King* (1-7), 5:15 pm
Lovett (6-3) vs. McNair* (0-7), 8:00 pm
“BUCK” GODFREY STADIUM
Therrell (1-7) vs. Towers* (2-6), 5:15 pm
Douglass (1-7) vs. Cedar Grove* (6-2), 8:00 pm
Marist (6-1) vs. Miller Grove* (6-1), 7:30 pm
NORTH DEKALB STADIUM
Sandy Creek (7-1) vs. Redan* (2-6), 5:15 pm
Lakeside (2-6) vs. Chamblee (7-1), 8:00 pm
Dunwoody (2-6) at Discovery (2-6), 7:30 pm
SW DeKalb (4-4) at Decatur (8-0), 7:30 pm
Open: Clarkston (2-2), Columbia (7-2), Cross Keys (0-6), Druid Hills (0-8)
Source: DCSD Athletics