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DeKalb Schools Football: Week Three Preview

Tucker plays against North Atlanta at Grady on Friday.

The Southwest DeKalb Panthers and Martin Luther King Jr. Lions take the field at Hallford Stadium on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in what will be just the third meeting between two schools that are separated by just a few miles.

The Lions hold a 2-0 advantage in the series having won the only meetings in 2008 and 2009 including a tough 13-9 victory in 2009.

Both teams enter the big Region 6-AAAAA opener with 1-0 records following season opening road wins last week. The Lions downed Stockbridge 23-0 in their opener while the Panthers won by an identical 23-0 margin over Pebblebrook.

Chamblee and Druid Hills meet for the 17th time this week in a game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Adams Stadium. Chamblee leads the tight series 13-12-1 overall.

The teams last met in 2007 in a game won by Chamblee 53-13. Chamblee is 1-0 on the season following a convincing 38-6 win over Dunwoody last week while Druid Hills is also 1-0 coming off a 33-2 win over Clarkston.

The 21st meeting between Dunwoody and Lakeside is being moved from North DeKalb Stadium due to field conditions, but the site, date and time has not been set. Lakeside leads the series 11-8-1 and Dunwoody won the last meeting in 2011 42-10.

Stephenson which had its season opener against Pensacola Pine Forest (FL) cancelled due to Hurricane Isaac will now open its season in a first ever meeting against the Arabia Mountain Rams (1-0).

The Rams are 1-0 to start their fourth season of play following a 40-0 win over Clarkston in their season opener two weeks ago. The pair meets at 8 p.m. on the turf at Hallford Stadium.

Week 3 Schedule
Friday, Sept. 7
Strong Rock Christian (1-0) vs. Clarkston (0-2), Hallford, 5:15 p.m.
Cedar Grove (0-2) vs. Douglass (0-1), Grady, 5:30 p.m.
Dunwoody (0-1) vs. Lakeside (0-1), TBA
Chamblee (1-0) vs. Druid Hills, Adams, 7:30 p.m.
McNair (1-0) vs. Columbia (1-0), Avondale, 7:30 p.m.
Washington (1-0) vs. Lithonia (0-2), Panthersville, 7:30 p.m.
Redan (1-0) at Shiloh (1-0), 7:30 p.m.
Stephenson (0-0) vs. Arabia Mountain (1-0), Hallford, 8 p.m.
Miller Grove (1-0) vs. Mays (0-1), Lakewood, 8 p.m.
Tucker (1-0) vs. North Atlanta (0-1), Grady, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 8
SW DeKalb (1-0) vs. M.L. King (1-0), Hallford, 7:30 p.m.
Towers (0-1) vs. South Atlanta (1-0), Grady, 7:00 p.m.

Bye Week: Cross Keys (0-1), Stone Mountain (1-1)

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

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