Dutchtown crosses the bridge: The Bulldogs, who had 45 freshmen and sophomores on last year’s 6-5 team, appear ready to regain the form that allowed them to win 25 games in 2018-19. Dutchtown opened with a 28-10 win over Lanier, a team they lost to a year ago. “With the opportunity to have an offseason this year, some good quality work this summer, we’re definitely looking forward to this upcoming season,” Fedd said.
Northside Columbus overpowers rival Columbus: Northside rolled out a powerful running game and whipped Columbus 55-21. Junior Malachi Hosley ran 10 times for 132 yards and three touchdowns and sophomore Devaughn Scott ran seven times for 131 yards and two touchdowns. It was the third straight time Northside has prevailed; the Patriots lead the series 14-4. The Patriots started last season 4-1, but lost four in a row to complete a 4-5 campaign. Northside didn’t get a chance to enjoy it for long; this week’s game against LaGrange has been cancelled due to COVID protocols.