Middle School Football Kicked Off Last Weekend in DeKalb

Stephenson's Jayden McGee (left) and Cedar Grove's D'Corey Holt (right) helped lead their teams to big wins in their season openers. The two teams face off in a big region crossover game this weekend at Godfrey Stadium. (Photos by Bruce James)

Stephenson’s Jayden McGee (left) and Cedar Grove’s D’Corey Holt (right) helped lead their teams to big wins in their season openers. The two teams face off in a big region crossover game this weekend at Godfrey Stadium. (Photos by Bruce James)

The DeKalb County Middle School Football season go underway last weekend with five teams picking up victories in the renewal after the 2020 season was cancelled.

A smothering defense and a physical ground attack by the Chapel Hill Panthers (1-0) led to a 38-0 victory over Sequoyah (0-1) in non-region action at North DeKalb Stadium on Saturday.

Arron Barber led the Panthers on defense with several sacks and tackles for a loss. The ground game was led by touchdown runs from DJ Bowens (2), Braylon Carter, Braylon Gilstrap, Zyeed Conwell and Harlem Perine. Bowens also added a pick six late in the game as Sederic Johnson’s big hit on the quarterback forced a bad throw.

Miller Grove 6, Druid Hills 2
Defense was the winner as the Miller Grove Wolverines (1-0) knocked off Druid Hills (0-1) 6-2 in a game that had no offensive scores.

Druid Hills picked up a safety as the Wolverines were punting from their own end zone and a bad snap put two points on the board.

Miller Grove scored its winning points via a pick six in the defense dominated game.

Other wins include Cedar Grove (1-0) 16-0 over Champion (0-1), Salem (1-0) 34-0 over Renfroe (0-1) and Stephenson (1-0) 30-0 over Freedom (0-1).

Big region crossover game is set this weekend as Region 2’s Stephenson (1-0) and Region 4’s Cedar Grove (1-0) clash in an effort to get to 2-0 in an 11:30 am game at Godfrey Stadium.

DCSD MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL RESULTS
WEEK 1 – AUG. 28
Cedar Grove 16, Champion 0
Columbia vs. Henderson (canc.)
Miller Grove 6, Druid Hills 2
Lithonia vs. Tucker (canc.)
Redan vs. McNair (canc.)
Salem 34, Renfroe 0
Chapel Hill 38, Sequoyah 0
Stephenson 30, Freedom 0
Open: Bethune, Stone Mountain

DCSD MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
WEEK 2 – SEPT. 4
ADAMS STADIUM
Sequoyah (0-1) vs. Lithonia (0-0), 10:00 AM
Henderson (0-0) vs. Miller Grove (1-0), 11:30 AM

AVONDALE STADIUM
Chapel Hill (1-0) vs. Druid Hills (0-1), 10:00 am
Bethune (0-0) vs. Champion (0-1), 11:30 am

GODFREY STADIUM
McNair (0-0) vs. Stone Mountain (0-0) (canc.)
Cedar Grove (1-0) vs. Stephenson (1-0), 11:30 AM

DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL
Renfroe (0-1) vs. Columbia (0-0), 10:00 am

NORTH DEKALB STADIUM
Tucker (0-0) vs. Salem (1-0)

Open: Freedom (0-1), Redan (0-0)


Source: DCSD Athletics

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