Updated Friday, Nov. 2 10:24 p.m.
The MLK Lions beat the Tucker Tigers 24-17.
Two weeks remain in the 2012 high school football regular season and key
region games affecting playoff berths are on tap across DeKalb County
beginning with the No. 2 ranked Martin Luther King Jr. Lions (8-0) hosting
the No. 5 ranked Tucker Tigers (7-1) in the teams’ first ever regular
season meeting today, Friday, at Hallford Stadium with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.
The Lions are coming off a big 48-28 victory over archrival Stephenson
last Friday. The Tigers defeated upset minded Miller Grove 28-13 on the
back of two interceptions by the always tough Tiger defense.
With a victory, Tucker would need a win over Mays to secure on the last
week of the season to secure the No. 1 seed, while a Lion win would seal
the No. 1 seed in Region 6-AAAAA.
In other key Region 6-AAAAA games, Stephenson (5-2) takes on Mays (5-3)
and Miller Grove (6-2) matches up with Southwest DeKalb (5-3).
No. 10 ranked Stephenson can keep the chances for a first round home game
alive with a win over Mays. Miller Grove could solidify the opportunity
for the team’s first ever playoff berth with a victory over Southwest
DeKalb. Southwest needs a win to keep their playoff hopes alive and well.
Sub Region A of Region 6-AAAA has the two leaders meeting up at North
DeKalb Stadium with the undefeated Chamblee Bulldogs (8-0) hosting the No.
2 ranked Marist (7-1) for the opportunity to play in the Region 6-AAAA
championship game next week. A win would assure the winner of a host role
in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.
Columbia (4-4) and Stone Mountain (2-6) tangle on Friday at Adams Stadium
for a shot to play for a playoff berth in the region play-in games next
weekend. Columbia is 2-2 in Region 6-AAAA play while Stone Mountain sits
Cedar Grove (5-3) will be looking to knock off No. 8 Woodward Academy
(7-2) for a shot a home game in the opening round of the Class AAA state
playoffs. The Saints are coming off a bye week following a tough loss to
No. 9 ranked St. Pius while Woodward is fresh off an upset victory over
Druid Hills (3-5) has playoff hopes alive and can move a step closer to
the school’s first state tournament berth since 1956 with a win over
Morrow (1-7) on the road on Friday. The Red Devils need to win their last
two games, Morrow and Rockdale County, to have an opportunity at the Class
AAAAAA state playoff berth.
Week 11 Schedule
Friday, Nov. 2
Hapeville Charter (2-6) vs. Cross Keys (0-8), Adams, 5:15 p.m.
Decatur (4-4) vs. McNair (3-5), Panthersville, 5:15 p.m.
Lakeside (1-7) vs. North Atlanta (0-8), Grady, 5:30 p.m.
Redan (1-7) vs. Lithonia (1-7), Avondale, 7:30 p.m.
Druid Hills (3-5) at Morrow (1-7), 7:30 p.m.
Marist (7-1) vs. Chamblee (8-0), North DeKalb, 7:30 p.m.
Tucker (7-1) vs. M.L. King (8-0), Hallford, 7:30 p.m.
Stone Mountain (2-6) vs. Columbia (4-4), Adams, 8 p.m.
Woodward Academy (7-1) vs. Cedar Grove (5-3), Panthersville, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Dunwoody (1-7) vs. Arabia Mountain (2-6), Panthersville, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Grove (6-2) vs. SW DeKalb (5-3), Hallford, 7:30 p.m.
Stephenson (5-2) vs. Mays (5-3), Lakewood, 7:30 p.m.
Open: Clarkston (4-5), Towers (0-9)
Mark Brock is the information officer/athletics statistician/web manager for DeKalb County Schools Athletics.