The View from the Booth: September 30

Today: Former M.L. King Coach to Start Prep School; Week 6 Game Results

Former M.L. King Coach to Start Local Prep School

Georgia High School Football Daily reported last week that Michael Carson, the former M.L. King coach who effectively lost his job amid a sexting scandal just days before this season’s first game, plans to open a prep school next fall that will help football players get scholarships.

Click here to read the complete GHSF Daily article.

Week 6 Results and Recaps

The house was rockin' at Adams Stadium Friday night as Tucker, undefeated and ranked second in Class AAAAA, took on Lakeside for the Tigers 2012 homecoming game. Both teams brought plenty of fans and the stadium was packed but, on the football field, it was all Tucker as Lakeside fell 67-7. The only consolation for the Vikings was that, after getting blanked last week by also-undefeated Stephenson, they did manage to score a TD. Otherwise, Tucker rolled to its 20th consecutive win.

Stephenson 32, SW DeKalb 0

#4 ranked Stephenson’s defense held SW DeKalb to just 92 yards total offense on the way to a 32-0 shutout in Region 6-AAAAA action Friday night at Hallford Stadium.

The Jaguars’ defense was so dominant that the Panthers didn’t cross midfield on any of nine offensive drives. Excluding an interception return that moved the ball into Jaguar territory, SW DeKalb averaged finishing its drives at its own 23 yard line.

Stephenson’s defense overcame an interception in the second quarter by SW DeKalb’s Justin Mincy which Mincy returned to the Stephenson 41. Facing fourth down and five at the Stephenson 22, the Panthers went for a 37-yard FG attempt, but a bad snap turned into an interception by Stephenson’s Rashad Payne and the Panthers never threatened the rest of the way.

Meanwhile, the Jaguar offense piled up 294 yards of offense including 120 through the air and two TD passes by Justin Holman. Holman connected on scoring strikes of 45 yards to Taylor Henry and eight yards to Raylen Elzy.

Stephenson scored on the game’s opening drive with Austin Tevin running in from eight yards out on a fourth and two. Stephenson took the 7-0 lead and never looked back. The Jaguars notched their second consecutive shutout in the series, having won 6-0 in 2005. SW DeKalb still leads the series, though, by a slim 5-4 margin.

Wisdom Nzidee hit field goals of 23 and 30 yards for the Jags who also got a four yard TD run from Jahmal Daniels.

Stephenson improved to 4-0 on the season and in Region 6-AAAAA. SW DeKalb falls to 3-2 overall, 2-2 in region play.

Tucker 67, Lakeside 7

The #2 ranked Tucker Tigers got three Juwaan Williams-to-Joseph Farrar passing TDs en route to a 67-7 Region 6-AAAAA walloping of the Lakeside Vikings. Chauncey Rivers caught another of Williams' TD tosses and added a 20-yard fumble recovery for another score.

Tucker (5-0, 4-0) also rushed for close to 400 yards for the second consecutive game. The Tigers have won 20 consecutive games as they head into a bye week.

Lakeside fell to 1-4 overall and 1-3 in region play. The Vikings are also on bye this week.

St. Pius 48, Towers 6

St. Pius coach Paul Standard won the 100th game of his career as seven different Golden Lions scored in the victory over Towers. The visiting Titans were held to 116 yards total offense while St. Pius racked up 353, including 248 on the ground. The Golden Lions led 42-0 at the half.

M.L. King 24, Arabia Mountain 6

#3-ranked M.L. King improved to 5-0 on the season with a 24-6 win over the Arabia Mountain Rams Friday at Panthersville.

The Lions have won 15 consecutive regular season games while improving to 4-0 this season in tough Region 6-AAAAA. Arabia Mountain is 1-4 overall, 0-4 in the region.

Both teams are off this week.

Cedar Grove 42, Decatur 21

The Cedar Grove Saints opened Region 6-AAA play with a 42-21 win over the Decatur Bulldogs Saturday night at Panthersville.

The Saints are 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the region while the Bulldogs fell to 3-2 and 0-1.

Mays 32, North Atlanta 10:

The host Raiders did much of their damage in the first half to defeat the visiting Warriors. Mays QB Trevon Jones threw for three TDs, while DeAngelo Yancey caught two scores to help pace the win. Mays improved to 2-3 on the season, while North Atlanta remained winless.

Lovejoy 58, Druid Hills 3

Lovejoy excelled in all three phases of the game in rolling over host Druid Hills. The Wildcats got a blocked punt return for a TD by El Malik Roberson and an interception return for a score from Randy Anyanwu. Travis Custis rushed for two TDs and Alejandro Bennefield added four through the air.

North Cobb Christian 47, Cross Keys 7

Kendall Crute was a one-man show for the host Eagles. Crute scored on a 47-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage, then threw for a 27-yard score and added a 103-yard interception return for another six points. Miller Forristall, David Brittingham and Daniel Galanos also found the end zone for North Cobb Christian.

Here’s a complete list of the results from this weekend for DeKalb County teams:


M.L. King (5-0) 24, Arabia Mountain (1-4) 6

Clarkston (2-4) 16, Hapeville Charter (1-3) 14

North Cobb Christian (2-2) 47, Cross Keys (0-4) 7

Lovejoy (5-0) 58, Druid Hills (2-2) 3

Miller Grove (4-1) 27, Dunwoody (0-5) 7

Tucker (5-0) 67, Lakeside (1-4) 7

Stephenson (4-0) 32, SW DeKalb (3-2) 0

St. Pius X (4-1) 48, Towers (0-5) 6


Cedar Grove (3-2) 42, Decatur (3-2) 21

Open: Chamblee (4-0), Columbia (2-2), Lithonia (0-4), McNair (3-1), Redan

(1-3), Stone Mountain (1-3)

Check back Thursday for a preview of this weekend’s games. Have a fantastic week everyone!

John Becker is a 30-year Atlanta resident, currently living in Virginia-Highland. John’s a freelance writer and an avid high school, college and pro football fan (much to the detriment of most other productive activities during the fall). As the Voice of Adams Stadium (public address announcer), John brings a unique perspective to his analysis of high school football in DeKalb County and he looks forward to sharing his insight with fans through his blog.

The writer can be reached at jnbecker@me.com or followed on Twitter at @JNBecker.

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