The 2012 DeKalb County Schools middle school football season got underway on Saturday, Sept. 1 as 10 schools picked up victories to start 1-0.
Three of the games were thrillers to the end highlighted by Champion’s (1-0) 20-18 victory over Chapel Hill (0-1) at Avondale Stadium. Stephenson (1-0) pulled out a 14-8 win over Tucker (0-1) and Salem (1-0) upended McNair (0-1) by a score of 22-14.
The other seven games were all shutouts including Bethune (1-0) over Miller Grove (0-1) 28-0, Cedar Grove (1-0) over Columbia (0-1) 18-0, Chamblee (1-0) over Henderson (0-1) 16-0, Freedom (1-0) over Sequoyah (0-1) 48-0, Lithonia (1-0) over Renfroe (Decatur) 30-0, Peachtree (1-0) over Druid Hills (0-1) 28-0 and Stone Mountain (1-0) over Redan (0-1) 15-0.
Region 2 got off to the best start as Stephenson, Cedar Grove, Salem and Chamblee all picked up victories.
Week 1 - 9/1/12
Bethune 28, Miller Grove 0
Cedar Grove 18, Columbia 0
Chamblee 16, Henderson 0
Champion 20, Chapel Hill 18
Freedom 48, Sequoyah 0
Lithonia 30, Renfroe 0
Peachtree 28, Druid Hills 0
Salem 22, McNair 14
Stephenson 14, Tucker 8
Stone Mountain 15, Redan 0
Region 2 looks to continue their success on Saturday, with four out of the five teams taking victories during Week 1 of the DeKalb County Schools middle school football season.
The group is preparing to continue that success in Week 2 as they wrap up non-region action.
The headline matchup features Region 2's Cedar Grove (1-0) against 2011 Trail to the Championship runner-up Bethune (1-0) from Region 1. The pair did not play in 2011 despite both reaching the semifinals of the Trail to the Championship. The game is set for Hallford Stadium at 9am.
Other Region 2 undefeated teams Stephenson, Salem and Chamblee face off with Region 4 foes on Saturday.
Stephenson (1-0) takes on Druid Hills (0-1) at Adams at 10:30am while Salem (1-0) meets Chapel Hill (0-1) in a 10:30am game at Hallford and Chamblee (1-0) takes on Miller Grove (0-1) in a game moved from North DeKalb to Avondale and set for a 1pm start.
Week 2 - 9/8/12
Bethune vs. Cedar Grove, Hallford, 9 a.m.
Columbia vs. Stone Mountain, Panthersville, 9 a.m.
Henderson vs. Lithonia, Avondale, 9 a.m.
Renfroe vs. Sequoyah, Adams, 9 a.m.
Chapel Hill vs. Salem, Hallford, 10:30 a.m.
Druid Hills vs. Stephenson, Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Freedom vs. Redan, Avondale, 10:30 a.m.
McNair vs. Champion, Panthersville, 10:30 a.m.
GAMES MOVED FROM NORTH DEKALB STADIUM
Chamblee vs. Miller Grove, Avondale, 1 p.m.
Peachtree vs. Tucker, Avondale, 2:30 p.m.
Mark Brock is the Information Officer/Statistician/Web Manager for DeKalb County Schools Athletics