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Jonesboro’s Floyd earns Coach of the Week honors

After leading the Jonesboro Cardinals to a 17-15 upset victory over previously fifth-ranked Sandy Creek, Tim Floyd has been named Coach of the Week by Georgia High School Football Daily.

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Preston Williams cleared to join the University of Tennessee football team

Former Lovejoy standout clears up ACT investigation

Former Lovejoy standout and current University of Tennessee wide receiver Preston Williams has been cleared to play this season after posting a qualifying score on his third ACT test.

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Lovejoy 22 - Mundy’s Mill 20: Williams leads the Wildcats to victory in closing seconds

Behind sophomore quarterback Hajj-Malik Williams, Lovejoy came from behind to score 13 unasnwered points in the fourth quarter to defeat Mundy’s Mill 22-20 Friday night at Twelve Oaks Stadium

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Late interception from Freeman clinches thrilling Southside Classic for Riverdale

It may be only be August, but the Riverdale Raiders and North Clayton Eagles may have already played the game of the year in Clayton County.

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Sutton named to preseason All-SEC team

Former Jonesboro standout Cameron Sutton continues to rack up the preseason accolades before the season begins next weekend.

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Mundy’s Mill tops Lovejoy in softball county championship

Every year, Clayton County holds its annual county softball championship. Over the weekend, Mundy’s Mill topped Lovejoy 8-1 to repeat as county champions.

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JONESBORO 31 - MOUNT ZION 6: Zerrick Cooper throws four touchdowns in first game back from ACL surgery

Cooper throws four touchdowns in first game back from ACL surgery

In the first game of the 2015 Clayton County football regular season, it was the Jonesboro Cardinals topping the Mount Zion Bulldogs 31-6 at Tara Stadium.

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Jonesboro’s M.J. Walker adjusting to life as a top basketball recruit

Basketball standout adjusting to life as a top recruit

Walker’s summer will culminate this weekend when he journeys to Brooklyn for the Under Armour Elite 24. ESPNU will televise the event, which will feature more than 20 elite college basketball recruits.

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Woodland Wolfpack run wild against Forest Park to remain undefeated

The undefeated Woodland Wolfpack (3-0) ran past, around and through the Forest Park Panthers 55-18 Friday night in their home opener.

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NASCAR fans miss Labor Day race at AMS, hope for later race in 2016

If you think you’re the only one saddened by the silence surrounding Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, think again.

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Dutchtown stomps over Lovejoy’s final stand for second win of season

Bulldogs stomp all over Wildcats final stand

The margin of victory wasn’t huge, but it was just enough for the Bulldogs to outlast the Wildcats — enough, even, to finally make the sting of last year’s 41-14 loss to Lovejoy fade.

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South Metro Atlanta FCA making an impact in Clayton, Henry

Mike Roby and the South Metro Atlanta Fellowship of Christian Athletes are doing great things in the local community.

Middle school seasons in full swing for football, volleyball

Here are the latest scores and up-to-date standings from those leagues:

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: DUTCHTOWN AT LOVEJOY

The Lovejoy Wildcats will look to improve to 2-0 in the young season against the Dutchtown Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Thursday at Twelve Oaks Stadium.

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PREP CALENDAR: Football teams set to hit the road this week

Riverdale, Jonesboro, North Clayton and Drew set for challenging road games

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STRICKLAND: Cooper’s comeback everything that’s right in sports

But what I do know is this: Whatever Zerrick Cooper ends up doing in his life, he’ll succeed. Jonesboro and Clayton County as a whole should be proud of this young man for what he’s overcome and the positive attention he’s bringing to the community.

Local schools will suit up for prostate cancer awareness next month

For the week of September 21st through September 25th, all 421 Georgia high school football teams will have blue ribbon decals on their helmets. All coaches will be wearing blue wristbands and referees will be throwing blue penalty flags. Blue ribbons will be stenciled on the playing fields and public service announcements will be made during halftime.

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CO-GAME OF THE WEEK: Mundy’s Mill vs Lovejoy

Both Lovejoy and Mundy’s Mill will kick their seasons off tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at Twelve Oaks Stadium. Last season, the Wildcats scored 35 points in the first half and eventually topped the Tigers 47-14.

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