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South Fulton teams renew rivalries
by Maurice Dixon
mdixon@neighbornewspapers.com
September 18, 2012 12:53 PM | 1504 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As the schedule rolls on for many south Fulton teams this week, some of them will be meeting opponents they haven’t seen in a while.

After holding on for a 16-12 victory over Creekside last Friday, Tri-Cities faces Carver-Columbus for the first time since the 2009 season, when the Tigers won 39-13. Unlike that contest, this one will be at The Doghouse in East Point.

The Bulldogs are 0-2 all-time against Carver-Columbus, which fell to 2-1 following a 33-0 loss to Colquitt County last Friday.

While Tri-Cities (2-1) hopes to stay above the .500 mark, South Atlanta (3-0) tries to add to its best start ever when its hosts Chamblee at Lakewood Stadium this Saturday. The Hornets will meet the 3-0 Bulldogs for the first time since 2007, when they lost 46-0.

South Atlanta is coming off a 29-22 victory over Jackson-Atlanta last Friday while Chamblee earned a 27-24 triumph in overtime against Greater Atlanta Christian last Thursday. Dezmin Reed scored the decisive touchdown.

Also meeting a familiar opponent for the first time in three seasons are the Woodward War Eagles, who visit the Westminster Wildcats at Alfred E. Thompson Stadium. The last time these two teams got together the War Eagles squeaked by with a 23-21 win.

Woodward has won 11 of the last 13 meetings and leads the all-time series 22-19.

Last Friday, the War Eagles improved their record to 2-1 with a 28-13 triumph over Woodland-Henry. Jollyce Myrick ran for two touchdowns, and Terry Googer and Carter Johnson also scored.

Meanwhile, Westminster won its second straight game, a 27-17 comeback victory against Thomasville last Friday. Jake Forte threw a touchdown, and Cameron Seward and Nigel Walker both had rushing TDs.

Ending the longest drought against an opponent is Banneker, which meets Redan (1-2) for the first time since 1997. The Raiders won that contest 7-0 to even the series at 3-3. Last week, the Trojans earned their first win of the season with a 20-18 victory over Westlake, while Redan lost 19-0 to Cedar Grove.

Langston Hughes, Westlake, SACA and Therrell are all scheduled to face new opponents.
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