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Tucker Middle Football on the Trail to the Title

The Tucker Middle School Tigers are on their way to the playoffs this weekend.

The 2012 DeKalb County Middle School Football Trail to the Title playoffs begin Oct. 20 with eight teams aiming to move into the second round.

Avondale and Adams Stadiums play host to the first round playoff action
beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday between teams that did not meet in the
regular season. Four games will be played that day.

Tucker (3-3) will play Lithonia Middle (4-2) at 10:30 a.m. at Adams Stadium. Other games on Saturday are:

  • Columbia vs. Chapel Hill, Avondale, 9:00 a.m.
  • Stephenson vs. Henderson, Adams, 9:00 a.m.
  • Stone Mountain vs. Salem, Avondale, 10:30 a.m.

Samuel Bryant had 338 yards of total offense to lead the Tucker Tigers to a 44-20 win over the Champion Crusaders on Oct. 13 and help Tucker earn a Trail to the Championship playoff berth.

Bryant rushed for 300 yards and four touchdowns while passing for 38 yards and two touchdowns to account for his big day on the field. He also contributed on defense with an interception.

Tucker, 3-3 overall and 3-1 in region play, earned the No. 2 seed from Region 1 with the victory and hosts Region 3’s Lithonia (4-2, 2-2), a 48-8 winner over McNair (0-6, 0-4) in the opening round of the playoffs.

The semifinal round is set for Hallford Stadium at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on
Nov. 3 with the Trail to the Title Championship game to be played at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 10.


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

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