NUC HITS THE ROAD
Stephenson vs. SW DeKalb
When: September 28, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hallford Stadium, Clarkston, Georgia
Last Season Records: Stephenson (9-2) SW DeKalb (8-3)
Last Meeting: 8/27/05 Stephenson 6 SW DeKalb 0
Stephenson Jaguars (3-0/3-0) AAAAA Region 6
Coach: Ron Gartrell
Notes: Coach Gartrell has overseen the Jaguar football program since its inception in 1996. In that time Stephenson has gone (138-50) winning seven region titles. No high school in the state has put out more DI players than Stephenson over the past five years. They have had over 30 kids sign FBS football scholarships since 2008. They also have the most players currently in the NFL from the state of Georgia.
Players to Watch: Kight Dallas*, LB, 6-2/215 (South Carolina Commit); Ali Groves, ATH, 5-10/175 (South Carolina Commit); Justin Holman*, QB, 6-3/185 (UCF Commit); Jonathan Wynn, DL, 6-4/215 (Vanderbilt Commit).
Others to Watch: Edmend Banks, OL/DL, 6-6/330 (Southern Miss Commit); Jordan Durham, OL, 6-1/310 (Five offers); Jared Tucker*, DB, 6-0/180 (2014) (One offers); Khari Waithe-Alexander, DL, 6-2/235 (Southern Miss Commit).
Notable Alumni: Tyrone Cornelius, OLB, Jr. (U. Miami Starter); Kenneth Ladler, S, Jr. (Vanderbilt Starter); Perry Riley, LB (Washington Redskins Starter); Kelvin Sheppard, LB (Buffalo Bills Starter); DeMarcus Sweat, WR, Fr. (U. of Kentucky Starter).
SW DeKalb Panthers (3-1/2-1) AAAAA Region 6
Coach: Buck Godfrey
Notes: Coach Godfrey has been at the helm of SW DeKalb Football since 1983. In that time he was gone (269-86-1) winning 16 Region Titles, and two State Championships. This will be the ninth meeting between the two DeKalb County Schools. The Panthers hold a (5-3) edge in the series with the last three meetings being decided by a total of ten points.
Players to Watch: Robert Brice, ATH, 5-11/180 (Two offers); Juston Mincy, DB, 5-11/180 (One offer); Bryan Thomas, DB, 6-0/205 (Two offers).
Others to watch: Clayton Davenport, RB, 5-9/200 (One offer); Lafayette Kemp, LB, 6-2/210 (One offer); Joshua Patrick, LB, 6-1/215.
Notable Alumni: Ken Malcome, RB, (Georgia has started); Manley Waller, DB, Sr. (Akron Starter).
#Special thanks to the GHSFHA (Georgia High School Football Historians Association)