Six teams improved to 2-0 on the season as region plays opens this weekend around the DCSD Middle School football arenas.

The DCSD Middle School football season opens region play on the run to the Trail to the Title playoffs with six teams at 2-0 after the end of non-region action this past weekend.

Champion (2-0) has gotten out of the gate quickly scoring 32 points in both their wins after closing out Freedom 32-2. The Chargers’ defense has not allowed a point in season opening wins over defending champ Bethune (32-0) and Freedom (1-1) as the Rams benefitted from a safety by its defense as its only points.

Channing Henderson did the job offensively scoring three touchdowns and Milton Smith Jr. adding another touchdown.

Cedar Grove 36, Tucker 0
Another standout defensive performance came from the Cedar Grove Saints as they defeated Tucker 36-0 to improve to 2-0.

The offense excelled as well jumping out to a 28-0 lead at the half while committing just one penalty.

Tucker fell to 0-2 on the season.

Columbia 16, Lithonia 8
The Columbia Eagles upped their record to 2-0 with a hard fought 16-8 win over the Lithonia Bulldogs (1-1) at Avondale Stadium last Saturday.

Tywonn Bryant caught a 30-yard touchdown pass and Cartito Dozier ran 10 yards for a touchdown to lead the Eagles in the win.

Lithonia had good defensive play from safety Khapri Wilson (10 tackles, 4 for a loss, 1 fumble recovery) and linebacker Tremel Lewis (8 tackles, 2 for a loss). Wide receiver Nasier Puryear had a 21-yard touchdown reception for the Bulldogs’ score.

Miller Grove 28, Bethune 14
The Miller Grove Wolverines improved to 2-0 behind the play of Ali Dorgan in a 28-14 win over defending champion Bethune (0-2) at Avondale Stadium last Saturday.

Dorgan put up three touchdowns on the scoreboard for the Wolverines.

Other teams that improved to 2-0 include Henderson (40-0 over Stone Mountain) and Renfroe (40-6 over Sequoyah).

Stephenson 20, Chapel Hill 0
The Stephenson Jaguars improved to 1-1 on the season heading into region play with a 20-0 non-region victory over the Chapel Hill Panthers (1-1) at Hallford Stadium.

Chapel Hill’s Tymeer Anderson had a touchdown preventing interception in the end zone to prevent a Stephenson score before halftime.

Salem 26, McNair 0
The Salem Lions broke an eight-game losing streak dating back to Week 6 of the 2017 season with a 26-0 shutout over McNair (1-1) at Godfrey Stadium last Saturday.

Jadan Baugh led the way for the Lions as he threw for a touchdown and returned a punt for a touchdown while adding over six tackles and an interception on defense. Elijah Edwards, Naquavious Mays and Sakoun Foster added touchdowns for Salem.

DCSD MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL RESULTS
Saturday, Aug. 31 – Week 2
Adams Stadium
Renfroe (2-0) 40, Sequoyah (0-2) 6
Henderson (2-0) 40, Stone Mountain (0-2) 0

Avondale Stadium
Columbia (2-0) 16, Lithonia (1-1) 8
Miller Grove (2-0) 28, Bethune (0-2) 14

Hallford Stadium
Champion (2-0) 32, Freedom (1-1) 2
Stephenson (1-1) 20, Chapel Hill (1-1) 0

North DeKalb Stadium
Druid Hills (1-1) 26, Chamblee (0-2) 0
Redan (1-1) 2, Peachtree (0-2) 0 (FFT)

Godfrey Stadium
Cedar Grove (2-0) 36, Tucker (0-2) 0
Salem (1-1) 26, McNair (1-1) 0

DCSD MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Saturday, Sept. 7 – Week 3
Adams Stadium
Druid Hills (1-1) vs. Renfroe* (2-0), 10:00 am
Tucker (0-2) vs. Sequoyah* (0-2), 11:30 am

Avondale Stadium
Miller Grove (2-0) vs. Redan* (1-1), 10:00 am
Columbia* (2-0) vs. Cedar Grove (2-0), 11:30 am

Godfrey Stadium
Chapel Hill (1-1) vs. McNair* (1-1), 10:00 am
Salem (1-1) vs. Lithonia* (1-1), 11:30 am

Hallford Stadium
Champion (2-0) vs. Stephenson* (1-1), 10:00 am

North DeKalb Stadium
Peachtree (0-2) vs. Henderson* (2-0), 10:00 am

Open: Bethune (0-2), Chamblee (0-2), Freedom (1-1), Stone Mountain (0-2)


Source: DCSD Athletics

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