DEKALB COUNTY, GA— “Buck” Godfrey Stadium plays host to three games this week including a Thursday night game and a Friday doubleheader, one of four on Friday (Oct. 29) in DeKalb stadiums.
A neighborhood rivalry opens the week at Godfrey as Lithonia (2-6) entertains Arabia Mountain (3-6). The game features two of the top running backs in DeKalb in Lithonia’s Delano Jean-Jacques (714 yards, 6 TDs) and Arabia Mountain’s Solomon Rayton who is hovering around 800 yards and 8 TDs on the year.
Stephenson (5-3, 1-3) travels to Banneker in another Thursday night game to take on Hapeville Charter (3-5) with a Region 6-4A playoff spot on the line after losing three consecutive games after a 5-0 start.
Godfrey is hosting a pair of region tilts in its Friday doubleheader. The Towers Titans (2-6) entertain Region 6-2A foe Therrell (1-7) in the 5:15 pm opener. Towers features one of the most productive quarterback/receiver duos in quarterback Isaiah Logan (1,347 yards passing, 9 TDs) and receiver Keshawn Weathers (49 receptions, 732 yards, 4 TDs).
The nightcap has the No. 1 ranked Cedar Grove Saints (6-2) hosting Douglass (1-7) in a Region 5-3A clash with the Saints looking to go 6-0 in region play. The Saints are led by 1,000-yard rusher Rashod Dubinion (1,009 yards, 14 TDs) on offense and All-State player Christian Miller (3 tackles for a loss of 18 yards vs. Westminster) on defense.
Adams Stadium hosts a pair of games including the opener that has Region 5-5A foes Stone Mountain (4-5) and St. Pius (6-2) meeting at 5:15 p.m.. Tucker (2-6) hosts No. 3 ranked Langston Hughes (7-1) in a Region 4-6A clash at 8 p.m.
Two more region matchups are set for Avondale Stadium as M.L. King (1-7) hosts Northview (2-6) in a Region 5-5A battle at 5:15 p.m. McNair (0-7) follows at 8:00 pm taking on Lovett (6-3) in a Region 6-2A collision.
North DeKalb Stadium also has a doubleheader on Friday as Redan (2-6) takes on No. 8 ranked Sandy Creek (7-1) which just lost its first game of the season last week in the 5:15 pm opener. A non-region matchup follows at 8:00 pm as Chamblee (7-1) plays host to Lakeside (2-6) in the nightcap at 8:00 pm.
Hallford Stadium will host Miller Grove (6-1) and No. 2 ranked Marist (6-1) for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on Friday.
Away games on Friday have Dunwoody (2-6) at Region 7-7A Discovery (2-6) at 7:30 p.m. and Southwest DeKalb (4-4) traveling up the road to Decatur (8-0) to take on the Region 5-5A frontrunner Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m..
DCSD FOOTBALL – WEEK 11 SCHEDULE
Thursday, Oct. 28
“BUCK” GODFREY STADIUM
Arabia Mountain (3-6) vs. Lithonia (2-6), 7:00 p.m.
Stephenson (5-3) vs. Hapeville Charter* (3-5), 7:30 p.m., Banneker
Friday, Oct. 29
St. Pius (6-2) vs. Stone Mountain* (4-5), 5:15 p.m.
Langston Hughes (7-1) vs. Tucker* (2-6), 8:00 p.m.
Northview (2-6) vs. M.L. King* (1-7), 5:15 p.m.
Lovett (6-3) vs. McNair* (0-7), 8:00 p.m.
“BUCK” GODFREY STADIUM
Therrell (1-7) vs. Towers* (2-6), 5:15 pm
Douglass (1-7) vs. Cedar Grove* (6-2), 8:00 p.m.
Marist (6-1) vs. Miller Grove* (6-1), 7:30 p.m.
NORTH DEKALB STADIUM
Sandy Creek (7-1) vs. Redan* (2-6), 5:15 p.m.
Lakeside (2-6) vs. Chamblee (7-1), 8:00 p.m.
Dunwoody (2-6) at Discovery (2-6), 7:30 p.m.
SW DeKalb (4-4) at Decatur (8-0), 7:30 p.m.
Open: Clarkston (2-2), Columbia (7-2), Cross Keys (0-6), Druid Hills (0-8),
Mark Brock is the Athletics Specialist for the DeKalb County School District (DCSD).