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APS Media Day 2016: Mays, Douglass, and North Atlanta

The Atlanta Public Schools are gearing up for another exciting season of high school football. The Mays Raiders are coming off a 10-2 season. The Raiders graduated 5 starters on offense and 8 on defense but new coach Maliki Battle is excited about the upcoming season

The Douglass Astros posted a 6-4 record last year. Rodney Cofield is entering his 5th season as head coach of the Astros and looking to make a playoff run in 2016.

Dekalb Media Day 2016: Columbia, Clarkston, Cross Keys, and Stone Mountain

The Columbia Eagles went 5-6 last season. Head coach David Edwards is back for his fifth season and looking for a big year

The Clarkston Angoras posted an 1-8 record in 2015. Head coach Terrence Hughey is entering his third season as coach of the Angoras. GPB Sports talks with assistant coach Willie White

Dekalb Media Day 2016: Miller Grove, McNair, and Druid Hills

Miller Grove High School is well known for excellence in boys basketball, and the football team has been winning lots of games in recent seasons. The Wolverines have a new head coach this year in Justin Larmond who hopes to improve on last year’s 6-4 record

The McNair Mustangs are hoping to gallop to a bunch of wins in 2016. Last year the team posted a 2-8 record which head coach Shelton Carleton plans to improve upon

Dekalb Media Day 2016: Stephenson, Dunwoody, and Redan

The Stephenson Jaguars are coming off a 9-2 record and a region championship. Head coach Ron Gartrell is entering his 21st season as head coach of the Jaguars. Ron is recovering from hip surgery, so Jackie talks with defensive coordinator Donald Sellers

The Dunwoody Wildcats won a state title in football in 1993. Last year the Cats went 3-7 and are looking for a big improvement in 2016.

Dekalb Media Day 2016: Marist, St. Pius, and Decatur

The Marist War Eagles have won two state championships in football and head coach Alan Chadwick with ten wins this year will become the second all time winningest coach in Georgia High School history. GPB Sports' Mark Harmon talks with War Eagles Assistant Head Coach Dan Perez

Dekalb Media Day 2016: Lithonia, Lakeside, and SWD

The Lithonia Bulldogs had a winning season last year, chalking up 6 in the “W” column against just 4 losses. GPB Sports' Mark Harmon talked with the top dog, head coach Marcus Jelks who is entering his seventh season At Lithonia High School.

The Lakeside Vikings have won three state titles in school history. This year the Vikings have a new head coach in Cam Jones who is definitely dressed for success.

Dekalb Media Day 2016: Saints, Titans, and Bulldogs

Continuing our look at Dekalb County football teams for 2016, we now check in with the Cedar Grove Saints, a team that went 11-2-1 last season. Here is fourth year head coach Jimmy Smith with GPB Sports
Jackie Brittain:

The Chamblee Bulldogs are coming off a 2-8 season. This year the Bulldogs have a new head coach in Curtis Mattair who has big plans for his program. He talks with GPB Sports Mark Harmon:

Dekalb Media Day 2016: Lions, Tigers, and Rams

Dekalb County football teams are getting ready for the season. Dekalb County is home to 14 sports and 302 state champions over the years. In football last year, 75 players signed letters of intent to play college football led by Cedar Grove High School with 13 signees.

But that was last year. Time now to check out the Dekalb County teams for 2016, and we kick things off with a look at the Rams of Arabia Mountain:


Here’s the thing, I’m not a big rankings person. They have their value, sure. They can also cause us to read way too much into a player, and that develops into an unrealistic expectation we’ve now set for these players, aka humans, who are really just 17 or 18 years old trying to make their dreams come true of playing football forever.

Okay, rant over.

Year of the Quarterbacks: Davis Mills

It’s the final two minutes in the fourth quarter. We’ve reached the end of our “Year of the Quarterbacks” series where we’ve gone one-on-one with many of the top recruits in the state. But be sure to look for a full re-cap and analysis next week.

According to 247Sports, senior Davis Mills from Greater Atlanta Christian is a four-star recruit and the second best quarterback in the state of Georgia, but what’s even more impressive is that he’s the fifth best quarterback in the country among those of the 2017 graduating class.