The Locust Grove football team ended three years of misery on Friday. The Wildcats won a football game, something they hadn’t done since Oct. 23, 2020. It ended a 26-game losing streak, the longest in the state.

It all vanished on Friday when Locust Grove traveled to DeKalb County’s Hallford Stadium and beat King, 28-18.

Locust Grove scored the winning touchdown with a minute left on a 4-yard run by Lamonte Leonard. The Wildcats' defense hemmed up the King quarterback on the final play of the game. 

It was the first victory for head coach Garry Fisher, who is in his second season at the helm. Fisher is a former college coach, who worked at Tennessee State (defensive coordinator), Western Illinois, Eastern Kentucky, Kentucky State, Shenandoah University and Heidelberg University. He was a graduate assistant under Urban Meyer at Utah.

Northeast upends Class 2A No. 1 Fitzgerald

It was a historic night for Northeast Macon. After a close call on opening week in a loss to Mary Persons, the Raiders knocked off Class AA No. 1 Fitzgerald 27-20 to score the program’s first-ever victory over a top-ranked team.

It was the first regular-season loss to a non-ranked opponent for Fitzgerald since 2018.

Warner Robins prevails over rival Northside

In one of the most fiercely contested games in Georgia each year, Warner Robins came back late to defeat rival Northside 39-35. The victory was the seventh straight for the Demons and provided first-year coach Shane Sams with his first win as a head coach.

Warner Robins trailed 21-5 at halftime before mounting a comeback that wasn’t complete until Jeremiah Jackson ran for a touchdown in the final minutes.

The seven-game winning streak matches the longest in the history of the colorful series that dates back to 1964. The Demons also won seven straight from 1989-95 under legendary coach Robert Davis.


Creekside warms up before playing No. 1 Mater Dei

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Creekside no match for No. 1 Mater Dei

The Creekside Seminoles lost a 62-0 decision on Saturday to Mater Dei, the No. 1-ranked team in the country. Mater Dei led 48-0 at halftime and the second half was played with a running clock.

Mater Dei quarterback Elijah Brown, who has committed to Stanford, threw for 372 yards and seven touchdowns before being lifted in the fourth quarter.

Creekside contributed to the landslide by losing a fumble and throwing two interceptions.


Drew Swick talks to his happy team after the win over Brookwood.

First-year coaches get first wins

Warner Robins’ Shane Sams wasn’t the only first-year coach to get his first victory at his current school.

  • Baconton Charter’s Bobby Jones defeated Central Talbotton 53-12.
  • Collins Hills’ Drew Swick defeated Brookwood 34-17.
  • Discovery’s Roy Groshek defeated Stone Mountain 12-6.
  • Jackson County’s Korey Mobbs defeated Central Gwinnett 32-26.
  • South Atlanta’s Jeff Franklin defeated Heard County 24-21.
  • Villa Rica’s Austin Barron defeated Northgate 24-23.
  • Washington-Wilkes’ Alex Bradford defeated Glenn Hills 48-0.