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DeKalb Schools Football: Week Five Recap

Yusef Minor returned to the Tucker Tigers line-up in a big way.

Quarterback Ken Allen snuck into the end zone from one yard out and Kwame Simon added the point after try to complete Miller Grove’s rally from a 20-0 third quarter deficit in the Wolverines’ 21-20 victory over the Arabia Mountain Rams.

This was the first meeting between the Wolverines (3-1) and Rams (1-3) and the win kept the Wolverines in the Region 6-AAAAA playoff race.

The Rams looked to have the game in hand following a 62-yard fumble return by Kwame Bowens for a 20-0 advantage with 4:29 left in the third quarter.

Miller Grove reversed the momentum driving right back down the field and scoring on a 28-yard pass play from Allen to Devante Parks with Simon’s point after making it 20-7 with 1:30 left in the third.

Allen helped pull the Wolverines within 20-14 as a Jordan Cathey interception set up a 25-yard pass to Myles Hughes to cut the gap to six with 10:15 to play.

Allen’s game-tying touchdown to set up Simon’s game-winning extra point came with 5:22 to play following a fumble return by Justin Swift to the Arabia 26.

The Rams drove down to the Miller Grove 27, but a holding penalty put them in a first and 28 they could not overcome and Miller Grove took over on downs and ran out the clock to seal the win.

Chamblee 29, South Atlanta 7
The Chamblee Bulldogs improved to 4-0 on the season for the first time since 2007 with a 29-7 victory over previously undefeated South Atlanta (3-1) at Lakewood.  The Bulldogs now take a week off before getting into Region 6-AAAA play in two weeks.

Tucker 56, Dunwoody 0
Yusef Minor returned to the No. 2 ranked Tucker Tigers lineup in a big way as he ran for 156 of the Tigers’ 376 rushing yards in a 56-0 Region 6-AAAAA win over the Dunwoody Wildcats (0-4) on Friday at North DeKalb Stadium.

Minor made a quick contribution as he ran for a 40-yard touchdown to give Tucker (4-0) an early 7-0 lead. Dallas Rivers and Dominique Sanders also had two touchdowns each in the win. Rivers two touchdowns came via the rush while Sanders had one rushing and the other on a punt return.

M.L. King 46, North Atlanta 0
The Martin Luther King Jr. Lions won their 14th consecutive regular season game as the defense pitched its third shutout of the season in a 46-0 win over North Atlanta (0-4) in Region 6-AAAAA play on Saturday at Lakewood.

The offense was led by Monqavious Johnson as the Lions’ quarterback tossed three touchdown passes, two to senior Demarquis Polite, in the 46-0 victory. The Lions improved to 4-0 on the season and 3-0 in region action.

Week 5 Schedule
Thursday, Sept. 20
Grady (4-0) 21, Lithonia (0-4) 0
Friday, Sept. 21
Decatur (3-1) 27,  Clarkston (1-3) 7
Carver-Atlanta (4-0) 28, Columbia (2-2) 27
Miller Grove (3-1) 21, Arabia Mountain (1-3) 20
Tucker (4-0) 56, Dunwoody (0-4) 0
Stephenson (3-0) 63, Lakeside (1-3) 0
Banneker (2-2) 29, Redan (1-3) 7
Douglass (1-3) 14, Towers (0-4) 0
SW DeKalb (3-1) 14, Mays (1-3) 7
Washington (4-0) 46, Stone Mountain (1-3) 18

Saturday, Sept. 22
Chamblee (4-0) 29, South Atlanta (3-1) 7
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian (2-1) 60, Cross Keys (0-3) 21
M.L. King (4-0) 46, North Atlanta (0-4) 0
McNair (3-1) 33, BEST Academy (1-2) 32

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


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

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