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DeKalb Schools Football: Weekly Preview

Tucker, Martin Luther King Jr. and Stephenson are all undefeated heading into this week’s games.

DeKalb Schools Football: Weekly Preview

Three DeKalb County teams hold three of the Top 4 spots in the Class AAAAA
high school football poll as the 2012 football season moves into its fifth week of play this weekend.

Tucker (No. 2), Martin Luther King Jr. (No. 3) and Stephenson (No. 4) are all undefeated heading into this week’s games.

The No. 2 ranked Tigers (3-0) take on Dunwoody (0-3) in a 7:30 p.m. game at North DeKalb Stadium on Friday. Tucker shut out Arabia Mountain in the second half this past week on the way to a 39-20 victory to remain undefeated and extend their winning streak to 18 games. Dunwoody is coming off a tough 28-14 loss to Lakeside.

The No. 3 ranked Lions of M.L. King (3-0) try to win their 14th consecutive regular season game as they face off with winless North Atlanta at Grady on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Lions are 2-0 in Region 6-AAAAA action following their comeback victory over Mays last week at Hallford Stadium.

The Lakeside Vikings (1-2) host No. 4 ranked Stephenson (2-0) in the Vikings’ homecoming game at Adams Stadium on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Stephenson is 2-0 in Region 6-AAAAA following a 40-7 win over Dunwoody last weekend. Lakeside is coming off a 46-21 loss to Southwest DeKalb.

Southwest DeKalb (2-1, 1-1) travels to Lakewood Stadium to take on Mays (1-2, 1-1) in a must-win game for both teams early in the Region 6-AAAAA
schedule. The winner stays in solid contention for a playoff berth in Class AAAAA.

A matchup of undefeated teams is set up for Saturday as the surprising Chamblee Bulldogs (3-0) travel to Lakewood Stadium with a 4 p.m. date against undefeated South Atlanta (3-0).

This week's schedule:
Thursday, Sept. 20
Lithonia (0-3) vs. Grady (3-0), Grady, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 21
Decatur (2-1) vs. Clarkston (1-2), Hallford, 5:15 p.m.
Columbia (2-1) vs. Carver-Atlanta (3-0), Lakewood, 5:30 p.m.
Miller Grove (2-1) vs. Arabia Mountain (1-2), Panthersville, 7:30 p.m.
Tucker (3-0) vs. Dunwoody (0-3), North DeKalb, 7:30 p.m.
Stephenson (2-0) vs. Lakeside (1-2), Adams, 7:30 p.m. (HC)
Redan (1-2) at Banneker (1-2), 7:30 p.m.
Douglass (0-3) vs. Towers (0-3), Avondale, 7:30 p.m. (HC)
SW DeKalb (2-1) vs. Mays (1-2), Lakewood, 8 p.m.
Washington (3-0) vs. Stone Mountain (1-2), Hallford, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22
Chamblee (3-0) vs. South Atlanta (3-0), Lakewood, 4 p.m.
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian (1-1) vs. Cross Keys (0-2), Adams, 7:30 p.m.
M.L. King (3-0) vs. North Atlanta (0-3), Grady, 7:30 p.m.
BEST Academy (1-1) vs. McNair (2-1), Panthersville, 7:30 p.m. (HC)

OPEN: Cedar Grove (2-2), Druid Hills (2-1)
(HC) – Homecoming

Mark Brock is the Information Officer/Statistician/Web Manager for DeKalb County Schools Athletics

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