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Player Spotlight: Tucker's Duke Shelley

When the Tucker Tigers take the field tonight against MLK's Lions at Hallford Stadium, playmakers will be aplenty. And if history means anything, Tucker senior WR/DB Yaqeuis "Duke" Shelley is bound to impress.

The Kansas State commit, a key piece on the defensive side of the ball and a player head coach Bryan Lamar calls one of the best athlete's he's ever coached, has also logged incredible career stats in the sometimes forgotten, but ever-important special teams department.

Quality: The Name Of The Game Tonight

Shockers, upsets and several raised eyebrows were the rule after last week’s prep football games across the state. Number two ranked Norcross from Class AAAAAA took it on the chin at surprising Milton, 26-0. Mary Persons, the number eight team from the top ten in Class AAAA, traveled to Sandersville. The House of Pain home field advantage was too much to overcome as the number one rated team in Class AAA, Washington County, walked away with a 31-0 win.

Cardinals Win Out In The Race For Durr

The love keeps pouring in for St. Pius X point guard Asia Durr.

Jon's Georgia: Week Three

Okay, how many of you saw that one coming…?

By “that one” I mean the upset of Norcross… the shut-out of Norcross… by Milton, at Milton last week on “Football Fridays." I think the number of raised hands would be very small outside of the Eagles Nest.

But you have to take your hats off to Head Coach Howie DeCristofaro and his game plan. Run the ball against a team that was having problems stopping it and get key turnovers when you needed them.

Understand this, though:

A Look Ahead: Football Fridays In Georgia Week Three

We can hardly believe it...the first two weeks of Football Fridays in Georgia are already in the books. Peachtree Ridge looked impressive in its 14-10 win over the Archer Tigers and the Milton Eagles soared over the two-time defending champion Blue Devils of Norcross with a 26-0 shutout.

The Breakdown: Lions And Tigers Take Center Stage

DeKalb County rivals Tucker and M.L. King take center stage for their third ever meeting during week three of Football Fridays in Georgia on GPB. The Tigers and Lions have split the series the last two seasons with M.L. King posting a 24-17 win in 2012, followed by Tucker’s 60-34 victory last season.

Strong In Two Suits

Life as a multi-sport athlete can be hectic, to say the least. Especially with the round-the-clock, 365-day-a-year nature that football programs have taken on, from youth leagues to the professional ranks. That makes dipping into other sports all the more difficult.

Will Power Pendulum Swing Back Down?

For the past few years, North Georgia has dominated the football titles and trophies taken away from the Georgia Dome each December. There have been a few exceptions but over the past four years, the football power pendulum has taken a definite swing to the north.

A Look Ahead: Football Fridays In Georgia Week Two

Hold onto your hats as we move into the second week of Football Fridays in Georgia. Yes, I know its early, but this one is a battle of unbeatens as the 1-0 Milton Eagles host the two-time defending 6A state champion Norcross Blue Devils (2-0).

Norcross lost over 60 seniors from last year’s title team. Coach Keith Maloof has not rebuilt, he is just reloading. His 2014 team has gotten out of the blocks quickly with impressive wins over the Tucker Tigers--a 32-29 overtime win, and last week’s solid 21-10 victory over Brookwood.

The Breakdown: Blue Devils In The Eagles Nest

Two-time defending state champion Norcross makes its first appearance of the season on GPB this Friday night as the Blue Devils travel to Alpharetta to take on the Milton Eagles. It all starts at 7:00 p.m. with GPB’s All Access Pass pre-game show and then Larry Smith and former Atlanta Falcons star DE Chuck Smith will call the action to kickoff week two of Football Fridays in Georgia.

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