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Decatur Bulldogs eye .500 region mark
by Maurice Dixon
October 23, 2013 02:22 PM | 1151 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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From left, Devonte Carter stops Desmond Brown during practice at Decatur High School.
Staff / Katherine Frye / From left, Devonte Carter stops Desmond Brown during practice at Decatur High School.
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After a crucial overtime win and an extra week to enjoy it, the Decatur Bulldogs seek their second consecutive Region 6-AAA victory when they face Towers at Avondale Stadium on Friday.

On Oct. 11, Decatur outlasted Blessed Trinity in two overtimes for a 31-28 win and also avoided an 0-3 region mark. Nathan Tumperi kicked the decisive 33-yard field goal after Devonte Carter and Dennis Bell hooked up for an 85-yard touchdown pass with 1:56 left to force OT.

Now, the Bulldogs aim to keep Towers winless in the region and improve to 2-2 which will keep the pressure on Cedar Grove (5-3, 2-2) and Blessed Trinity (4-3, 2-1).

Last week, the Titans lost 42-13 to Blessed Trinity. The defense surrendered 324 rushing yards and six touchdowns to senior Chad Manthey.

McNair (2-5, 1-2) is another Region 6-AAA team hoping to play spoiler when it hosts Blessed Trinity at Panthersville Stadium on Friday. However, the Mustangs will have to shake off a 42-6 setback to Woodward Academy last week which was their sixth straight loss.

Over in sub-region 6A-AAAA, Columbia (4-3, 2-1) aims to stay ahead of Chamblee (5-2, 2-1) in the standings. Both teams hit the gridiron Saturday with the Eagles facing Redan (0-7, 0-3) at Hallford Stadium and the Bulldogs visiting Lithonia (2-5, 1-2) at Avondale Stadium.

Last week, Columbia defeated Lithonia 30-12 for its second win in a row and Chamblee edged Stone Mountain 31-28.

Ahead of both Chamblee and Columbia in the sub-region are the 6-1 Marist War Eagles, who held their fourth straight opponent to single digits following a 47-6 decision over Redan last Friday. The War Eagles had five different players rush for touchdowns and led 37-0 at halftime.

This Friday, Marist will visit Stone Mountain at North DeKalb Stadium. Last year, the War Eagles cruised past the Pirates 34-8.

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