The top teams in Georgia’s Region 6-5A are filled with talent and long in history with successful programs in Stephenson, ML King, Tucker and Southwest Dekalb. Those four teams are projected to take all four playoff spots for that region, now the order of seeding is what makes the regular season meetings that much more important if you want to be region champion, as if they didn’t need anymore motivation.
Stephenson and Tucker were meeting for the first time in history. They previously played in different classifications until Georgia expanded classes this year, putting the two programs in the same classification and region. They did play to a 7-7 tie last season in a preseason scrimmage so there was some familiarity between the two.
Stephenson held a 7-0 halftime lead after a Austin Tevin 5-yard touchdown run.
In the third quarter the Jaguars put together another successful touchdown drive by converting on two key third down plays. On the last play of the drive Justin Holman found Taylor Henry for 15-yard touchdown pass and a 13-0 Stephenson lead after a failed two-point conversion.
Tucker- known for their explosive rushing attack, played without one of their deadly running backs in Yusef Minor, were held to less than 200 yards rushing and without a rushing touchdown for the first time this season. The Tigers lone score came on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Juwaan Williams to Dallas Rivers. River would fumble in Stephenson territory late in the fourth quarter sealing the Stephenson win
Stephenson (5-0; 5-0) remains in a tie for first place with ML King remaining undefeated. The Jaguars will take on Miller Grove (5-1; 3-1) next week before a date with ML King (5-0; 4-0) on October 26th.
Tucker (5-1; 4-1) will face Southwest Dekalb (3-2; 2-2) next week.