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High school sports get a new 'beat'

High school sports get a new 'beat'

ATLANTA -- In just one week, Atlanta-area high school sports will get a new beat.

Beats Battle, the brainchild of atlanta.highschoolsports.net and Patchwerk Recording Studios, will give high school students the chance to use their talents to show pride in their schools and teams.

Each week Patchwerk will provide different beats on atlanta.highschoolsports.net. Students can download the beats, add lyrics that praise their favorite high school teams and upload their products to the Web.

Voters can visit atlanta.highschoolsports.net to select a weekly winner. At the end of the season, one grand prize winner will receive recording time in the legendary Patchwerk Studios.

Preview of HighSchoolSports.net : Week 2

Preview of HighSchoolSports.net : Week 2

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The second week of HighSchoolSports.net will highlight some of the metro area's top gridiron matchups. This week's coverage will begin with Fred Kalil in Snellville previewing the Game of the Week between Collins Hill and Brookwood at 6 o'clock.

The Collins Hill Eagles opened the season, last Friday, with a win over Roswell. While the defending state class AAAAA champions of Brookwood will look to rebound from a season opening loss to Lassiter.

A short drive away, Parkview will host Norcross. The Parkview Panthers fell to Stephenson last week, while the Norcross Blue Devils were deafeated Dacule in an impressive in a season opener.

The 11Alive cameras will hit North Fulton County for Mill Creek at Alpharetta and Walton versus Milton.

While inside the perimeter, Blessed Trinity visits Grady and Redan meets Mays in the nightcap at Grady Stadium.

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.