McNair High School, which fired its football coach two days before the opener, dropped a 42-0 decision to Stephenson on Saturday.
The team’s former coach, Roderick Moore, sat in the crowd at Hallford Stadium and observed McNair’s worst loss to Stephenson since the two DeKalb schools began playing in 1998.
Stephenson, ranked No. 6 in Class AAAAA, led 21-0 after the first quarter over the unranked Mustangs, which are directed by interim coach John April.
“It was painful to watch, and I felt every ounce of the boys’ pain from up there in the stands,” Moore told the AJC on Sunday.
Moore, 40, was abruptly fired last Thursday after four seasons as McNair’s coach by the school’s principal, James Jones over “some issues, some concerns”, according to DeKalb School spokesman Dale Davis.
No further details were provided by the school; Moore said he was initially called to the principal’s office over