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Stockbridge eyes 3-0 start
by Maurice Dixon
September 11, 2013 03:02 PM | 4722 views | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Stockbridge senior Kendarius Webster (5) catches the ball during practice last week.
Staff / Katherine Frye / Stockbridge senior Kendarius Webster (5) catches the ball during practice last week.
After a successful home debut last Friday, the Stockbridge Tigers are back on the road this week in DeKalb County to face Columbia at Panthersville Stadium on Friday.

To open the season, Stockbridge cruised past Tri-Cities 32-7 at The Doghouse on Aug. 31. Then last week, the Tigers earned a 15-8 home win over Upson-Lee.

Javon Brandon had one of the Stockbridge’s three interceptions and Maetron Thomas ran for a touchdown. Malachi Brown also threw a 50-yard TD pass to Davonte Hamilton.

Now, the Tigers eye their second straight victory over the Eagles after running past Columbia 34-8 a year ago.

If Stockbridge isn’t fully focused, the outcome could be closer or different since the Eagles are coming off a 60-0 rout of McNair.

Eagle’s Landing, Locust Grove, Woodland-Henry and Henry County also have road games outside of the area this week.

Following a 28-7 setback to Lamar County, the Golden Eagles (1-1) will travel to Thomaston and meet Upson-Lee this Friday. Eagle’s Landing has lost all three matchups with the Knights, including last season’s 31-29 shortcoming.

Against Lamar County, Bradley Dewberry scored the lone touchdown.

The Henry County Warhawks will travel to Forsyth to face Mary Persons this Friday. After a four-year break of not competing against each other, the Warhawks and Bulldogs got back on the field last season. Mary Persons won that contest 35-0.

Last week, Henry County fell to 0-2 on the season following a 53-33 loss to Dutchtown, and Mary Persons (2-0) remained undefeated with a 21-3 triumph over Jones County.

Akebren Ralls had two touchdown catches and an interception in the contest. Walker Juhan also recovered a fumble and returned it for a score.

The Woodland-Henry Wolfpack (1-1) will make their way to College Park, hoping to earn their first win against Woodward Academy. Woodland is 0-3 all-time in the series, including a 28-13 loss a year ago.

Last week, the Wolfpack lost their first game of the season, falling 28-14 to Union Grove. They will be the first team to visit the War Eagles at Colquitt Stadium this season.

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