Cross Keys wins on the football field for first time since 2006

Cross Keys may have been this weekend’s biggest winner.

The Indians defeated North Cobb Christian 54-18, earning the DeKalb County school’s first win on the field since the 2006 season.

Last season, Cross Keys dropped a 28-0 decision to North Springs but was later awarded a win for that particular game due to a forfeit. It snapped a 28-game losing streak for Cross Keys.

The last time the Indians won on the field was a 30-28 win over Prince Avenue during the 2006 season.

On Friday, Cross Keys’ Diego Gaytan ran for 212 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 200 yards on 18 of 29 passes for three more touchdowns against North Cobb Christian.

Diego Gaytan ran for 212 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 200 yards
on 18 of 29 passes for three more touchdowDiego Gaytan ran for 212 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 200 yard
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Stenphenson's Finest

September 19th, 2010
10:55 pm

congrats cross keys


September 19th, 2010
11:50 pm

saw the coaches emotional interview on fox 5 on friday night — what a great story!

Greenville Dawg

September 20th, 2010
11:38 am

Graduated in’79 from Cross Keys. We went 5-5 that year and beat #5 in the state, Griffin. (I did not play) Won the team of the week given out by the old WQXI. Richard Polvilaitas was the star and earned a scholarship to UGA as a linebacker. Good times as we used to hang out at Century center Throwing frisbees and footballs. The neighborhood has changed a lot since then. Probably a lot better at soccer then football now if you get my drift. Congrats Indians. Good Luck!!!


September 20th, 2010
12:11 pm

As a graduate from Cross Keys in 1998 and former football player, it is nice to see some news of a win for my old high school. I hope this is something for them to build off of. Keep up the hard work Indians!


September 20th, 2010
12:52 pm

way to go cross keys and hope they are able to build on this big victory, i know how emotional this was for the school as my daughter-in-law is a teacher there so im quite familiar with their struggles over the last several years..

class of '91

September 20th, 2010
2:44 pm

Congrat to the Indians. We have always been aweful in football except for that one season when we mergered with another HS when I was there, but happy to see a win.

other student from 91

September 20th, 2010
4:11 pm

Glad to see they finally won. I came over from the other HS(Sequoyah)to bring a winning season to Cross Keys. It’s has been a tough road since then for Cross Keys.


September 20th, 2010
4:22 pm

Truly a great story of hard work, team work, and perseverance. You can support this team by voting then as the Team of the Week at:

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Congratulations to the team and to Coach Radford. Go Indians!


September 21st, 2010
8:54 am

Congratulations to Cross Keys. It is always a good feeling when a school wins a game when they haven’t won in a long time. For all the very successful programs, there are many that are bottom feeders and struggle in every category to field a team. I know. I have played on some teams that did not do well.


September 21st, 2010
7:48 pm

believe it or not, i was on an 8-2 team at Cross Keys. 15-15 in three years. most people won’t be too proud of the 15-15, but remember the premise of this article. i love it. i wake every saturday morning to check friday’s scores. usually to a less than celebratory 65-0 or 56-0 loss in the same region as Buford and Lovett. and i am with you Mr. Greenville Dawg. you would think Cross Keys would have a world class soccer team…. they do not


September 21st, 2010
7:58 pm

and while we are on the subject, let’s dream a minute! I grew up, walking distance from Sequoyah… what if Sequoyah had stayed a high school and we played AA (as opposed to AAA and AAAA). class of ‘91 and other student from 91 are you with me? almost everybody that played on my team grew up in what was sequoyah’s district anyway.


September 21st, 2010
8:12 pm

Greenville Dawg…… Coach Holloway is still at Cross Keys!!!!!!