M.L. King 33, South Gwinnett 23: Blake Tibbs caught three touchdown passes and ran for another for the Lions in their season opener. Tibbs caught scoring passes of 9, 5 and 31 yards, and scored on a 76-yard reverse. Also, Andrecus Jackson scored on a 1-yard run as the Lions rushed for 282 yards. Jonquel Dawson completed 12 of 20 passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 82 yards.
Stephenson 41, Cedar Grove 12: Justin Holman completed 4 of 5 passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns for the Jaguars (2-0). Demarcus Sweat had touchdown catches of 70 and 38 yards. Raphael Kirby was one of several defensive standouts with a 38-yard interception return for a touchdown and six tackles. Darrieon Herring led the Jaguars (2-0) with eight tackles, while Kyle Fleetwood had five tackles, an interception and forced a fumble. The Saints dropped to 1-1.
Tucker 15, Marist 11: The Tigers held Marist to 154 yards total offense. Tucker (2-0 overall and in Region 6-AAAA) piled up 296 yards rushing as Jordan Landry had two touchdowns and 112 yards on two carries. He scored on runs of 35 and 77 yards. Defensively for Tucker, Jacob Sealand and Jerry Shippy each had seven tackles, and Sealand recovered a fumble. Gray King scored Marist’s only touchdown on a 15-yard run. William Curran had 10 tackles and Jack Burke had seven for the War Eagles (1-1 overall and in Region 6-AAAA).
Chamblee 21, Douglass 6: Jordan Branch completed 10 of 12 passed for 198 yards and three touchdowns for the Bulldogs (2-0 overall and in Region 6-AAAA). Quincy Watford caught two scoring passes and Theo Jones had one touchdown catch. Davin Bellamy led the defense with six tackles and a sack. The Bulldogs face Marist on Sept. 10 followed by Southwest DeKalb and Tucker. The Bulldogs are 0-9 against the trio since moving up to AAAA in 2008.
Miller Grove 12, Dunwoody 7: The Wolverines (2-0 overall and in Region 6-AAAA) held the Wildcats to less than 100 yards total offense and won despite five turnovers. The Wolverines first score, a 2-yard run by Deandre Harris in the third quarter, was set up by a 70-yard punt return by Devonte Parks. The other score came in the fourth quarter on a 35-yard pass play from Ken Allen to Chris Starks. Ray Tillman led the defense with 12 tackles, while Courtney Miggins had eight tackles and caused a fumble. Dunwoody’s only score was set up by a Miller Grove fumble that was recovered by the Wildcats (0-2 overall and in 6-AAAA) at the Wolverines’ 1-yard-line.
St. Pius 35, Benedictine 0: The Golden Lions (2-0) amassed 430 yards rushing as Trey White ran for three touchdowns and Geno Smith scored twice.
Lithonia 28, Lakeside 6: Denzel Veale ran for 246 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries for the Bulldogs (2-0). Also, Jamile Jones caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Elijah Thomas. David Johnson was effective on both sides of the ball. He ran for a touchdown and on defense had five tackles, two sacks and blocked a field goal attempt. Bret Love led the defense with 11 tackles. The Vikings fall to 0-2.
South Atlanta 20, Decatur 6: Nick Bentley had 90 yards rushing and a touchdown on 14 carries for the Bulldogs (1-1).
Chamblee: The Bulldogs won two games last week to improve their record to 9-2 and remain undefeated in Region 6-AAAA at 4-0. Jessie Bragg, Lucy Mason and Taylor Harris each had three hits in a 13-5 win over Miller Grove on Aug. 31. Mason also had two RBIs and Laura Nuttall had two hits. In a 10-5 win over Southwest DeKalb, Nia Wright had three hits, including to doubles, and Aijah Crockett had two hits. Bragg was the winning pitcher in both games, striking out seven against Miller Grove and six against Southwest.
Lakeside: Susanne Boden was 5-for-7 with eight RBIs in two wins last week. The senior captain had three hits and an RBI in a 4-2 win over Dunwoody and two hits with seven RBIs in a 30-0 win over Douglass. Marie Collop was 5-for-8 with three RBIs and Aubrey Blackstock drove in six runs for the week. Collop also was the winning pitcher against Dunwoody, going seven innings and allowing six hits and a walk while striking out seven.
DeKalb County Race 1, Aug. 30
Team scores: Cross Keys 18, Tucker 107, Lithonia 129, Clarkston 187.
Top five individuals: 1. Tony Ramos, Cross Keys, 19:06.29; 2. Franky Guzman, Cross Keys, 19:25.01; 3. Juan Garcia, Cross Keys, 19:26.80; 4. Miguel Hernandez, Cross Keys, 19:27.76; 5. Justin Goodson, Lithonia, 19:28.34.
Team scores: Cross Keys 33, Cedar Grove 50.
Top five individuals: 1. Christian Pryor, Cedar Grove, 23:21.10; 2. Kayla Pryor, Cedar Grove, 23:34.75; 3. Marah Williams, Tucker, 23:36.96; 4. Patricia Alvarez, Cross Keys, 23:49.52; 5. Katherine Narvaez, Cross Keys, 25:03.80.
DeKalb County Race 2, Aug. 30
Team scores: Stone Mountain 29, Dunwoody 50, Redan 180.
Top five individuals: 1. Nahome Abera, Stone Mountain, 17:33.98; 2. Abel Abay, Stone Mountain, 17:38.19; 3. Malik Wheeler, Southwest DeKalb, 18:22.61; 4. DaJaques Williams, Southwest DeKalb, 18:31.44; 5. Roberto Magriga, Stone Mountain, 18:37.01.
Team scores: Dunwoody 23, Stephenson 105.
Top five individuals: 1. Greciana Cooper, Southwest DeKalb, 19:59.36; 2. Jennifer Hardister, Dunwoody, 23:11.40; 3. Elizabeth Hardister, Dunwoody, 25:17.31; 4. Charlotte Williams, Southwest DeKalb, 25:45.51; 5. Ellie Conoley, Dunwoody, 25:51.07.
Berry College Clara Bowl Invitational, Rome
Austin Sprague of St. Pius was the top county finisher, placing seventh with a time of 16:08. Kyle Sexton of Dunwoody was 11th in 16:26. St. Pius was fourth in the team standings.
Three county runners placed in the top 20—Greciana Cooper, Southwest DeKalb (sixth, 19:06); Alex Cameron, Dunwoody (10th, 19:17); and Meghan Wetterhall, Lakeside (17th, 19:45.) Lakeside placed fifth in the team standings.
Devon Dabney of St. Pius finished seventh overall with a time of 20:40 to help the Golden Lions place fourth in the team standings.