M.L. King off to 5-0 start under interim coach

M.L. King High School’s football team is off to a 5-0 start, despite having its head coach resign just a few days before the start of the season.

M.L. King plays Dunwoody (0-5) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

It will be televised live on WSB-TV/Me-TV 2.2, which can be found on the following cable systems by channel number: Comcast 248 (Metro Atlanta, Calhoun, Rome), Charter 126 (Metro Atlanta, Athens), Windstream 871 (Dahlonega, Hiawassee, Cornelia, Commerce), ETC 190 (Ellijay, Cherokee, Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin), Plantation 601 (Green, Putnam) and Knology 168 (West Point). The re-broadcast will be shown at 1 a.m. Friday night on WSB-TV on Ch. 2.

You can also watch at online live broadcast of the game at http://www.wsbtv.com/thursdaynightfootball

Michael Carson resigned as the team’s coach after the parent of a player began showing inappropriate text messages and photos that the coach had sent her.

Rober Freeman, who had been ML King’s defensive backs coach, was promoted to interim coach. Freeman played college football at Clark Atlanta and two years in the NFL.

“Our start is really not a surprise,” Freeman said. “Coach Carson is a great coach, and he prepared us as a staff to be able to handle anything and everything.”

10 comments Add your comment

LIONKINGKILLER

October 11th, 2012
8:39 am

Although I’m a “TIGER” at heart, I’m proud of MLK overcoming adversity and off to a great start. Yeah that program has issues but they do have a decent staff. Big ups to coach freeman such a young coach. Hope hope they stay undefeated so when the MIGHTY TUCKER TIGERS play them it can be a REALITY CHECK..GO TIGERS!!!!!!STATE BOUND BEEEEEEEEEEEEESH.

Dirty Dog

October 11th, 2012
9:05 am

They couldn’t beat Lassiter, so who cares about MLK! #overrated

MIGHTY LION KING

October 11th, 2012
10:50 am

@ LIONKINGKILLER -We the MLK family appreciate the PROPS given which is rare for us to acheive and we will be undefeated when we play you guys so get ready to change your name to LIONKING LOVER because its gonna be more than a reality check for TUCKER when they play us!!

@ DIRTY DOG- any team that beat us is a good team, which they made it to the semi-finals so i dont think they were a sorry team like you tried to put them out to be.. BESIDES im pretty sure your team has been beaten in the past so who cares about your team#overrated..

LION NATION/ THE DOMINATION!!!

DONDONITALL

October 11th, 2012
1:03 pm

@DIRTY DOG..GO SCRATCH UR FLEAS…AND WATCH UR MUTT TEAMS OF COBB COUNTY PLAY WEAK FOOTBALL…DEKALB HAS THE BEST TALENT AND BEST FOOTBALL..DEKALB IS THE SEC OF GEORGIA..GO LOOK UP NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RECRUITING. DEKALB IS #2 IN COLLEGE RECRUITING ON TO TEXAS..NOW TAKE A FLEA BATH..

LIONKINGKILLER

October 11th, 2012
1:05 pm

@MIGHTY KING LION…HOPEFULLY THAT CHECK DON’T BOUNCE…LOLOLOL

graphite

October 11th, 2012
5:38 pm

Don’t see the Tucker kitties in the national rankings this week. Old Northside is right there in all polls.DeKalb is nothing special. Uncovered any more corruption lately?

Laser

October 11th, 2012
6:49 pm

graphite – last i saw the Tucker “kitties” they were leaving Warner Robbins after beating the vaunted Northside team on their home field on the way to another state championship. And before you bring up the fumble, Northside got the ball back two more times and did nothing with it. Boom.

C-mon, man

October 11th, 2012
7:27 pm

Dekalb County football has always been good. Even Cross Keys had a decent team before they combined with Sequoyah. Clarkston was very good in the late 80s. Druid Hills had Mike Brinkley in the 80s, and Quatez Dudley in the early 90s. Lakeside was good for like 30 years straight. Lithonia has been around for a long time with their best teams being in 93-94 (IMO). There are very few that does not have a memorable season or memorable players. (Henderson)

Tiger4Life

October 11th, 2012
8:12 pm

Is anybody watching this game?

If ML King come to play Tucker like this they are going to get drummed by 50 points!!!!

Tiger4Life

October 11th, 2012
8:35 pm

OMFG, ML King is terrible!!!!