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HighSchoolSports.net: Week 3

HighSchoolSports.net: Week 3

ATLANTA -- Week 3 of highschoolsports.net will begin with our Game Of The Week, featuring the new top ranked team in class AAAAA: the McEachern High School Indians.

Our coverage will start during the 6 p.m. news with Fred Kalil reporting live from McEachern. Viewers voted their annual showdown with Marietta High as our Game Of The Week.

McEachern opened the season with wins over North Gwinnett and Lowndes, while the Marietta Blue Devils are still seeking their first win.

We will also look in on a pair of matchups in Cherokee County; Kell High will play at Woodstock High, while unbeaten West Forsyth will visit Etowah.

Last week, Lambert knocked off defending class AAAA champ Chattahoochee. This week, the Longhorns host region rival Creekview.

Stone Mountain runners came out of the gate fast at opening meet

Stone Mountain runners came out of the gate fast at opening meet

Stone Mountain junior cross country runners Nahome Abera and Abel Abay opened the 2011 DeKalb County cross country season with sub-18 minute times to lead the Pirates to victory in the second varsity race at the Druid Hills Middle course on Tuesday.

Abera took first in the race with a time of 17:33.98 and Abay was second in 17:38.19 as the Pirates outran Dunwoody 29-50 for the team victory.

Junior teammate Robert Madrigal took fifth to give the Pirates three runners in the Top 5 as he finished in a time of 18:37.01.

M.L King faces South Gwinnett on Thursday Night

M.L King faces South Gwinnett on Thursday Night

Decatur, Ga--The Class AAAAA No. 7 ranked Martin Luther King Jr. Lions open their season on Thursday night in a 7:30 p.m. contest at Hallford Stadium against the South Gwinnett Comets (0-1).

South Gwinnett won at home a year ago in a 44-41 shootout featuring a pair of high octane offenses.

 M.L. King's Jonquel Dawson passed for a record setting 486 yards in the season opener a year ago and went on to set the season and career passing marks in DeKalb County and returns to add to that career total this fall. Dawson passed for 3,611 yards last season and moved on top of the career passing list with 5,383 yards.

South Gwinnett lost its season opener 45-13 to current No. 1 ranked
Lowndes.

Class AAAAA No. 6 ranked Stephenson (1-0) and Class AAA No. 6 ranked Cedar Grove are both coming off season opening victories as they meet up on Friday in a 7:30 p.m. game at Hallford Stadium.

SUWANEE: Top U.S. teams to play at North Gwinnett

SUWANEE: Top U.S. teams to play at North Gwinnett

SUWANEE, Ga. -- North Gwinnett High School will host some of the top teams in the country this Saturday, Aug. 27 starting at 5 p.m. at Tom Robinson Memorial Stadium at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee.

The National High School Gridiron Challenge will feature the 2010 nationally ranked and Class 5A region 7 champions North Gwinnett High School playing East St. Louis High School from East St. Louis, IL, the 2008 Illinois State Champions. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.

The first game of the doubleheader will start at 5 p.m. between Grayson High School of Loganville and Edgewater High School from Orlando.