Daily List: First-year coaches who won their openers last week

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FootballSouthwest DeKalb’s 22-12 victory Saturday against Redan gave coach Salter Fletcher and his team an emotional lift in the wake of a tragic start to the season. Southwest DeKalb coach Michael Tanks passed away just days into preseason practice following a stroke. Fletcher was named the interim replacement. Fletcher is one of 21 first-year coaches at their schools who opened with a victory.

Chris Edgar, Alcovy

Rick Tomberlin, Calvary Day

Sean Calhoun, Carrollton

David Perno, Clarke Central

Myron Burton, Druid Hills

Michael Woolridge, Hardaway

Zach Howard, Harris County

Cam Jones, Lakeside (Atlanta)

Chris Kirksey, Marion County

Justin Larmond, Miller Grove

Robert Craft, North Forsyth

Preston Poag, North Murray

Greg Vandagriff, Prince Avenue

Greg Manior, Rockdale County

Biff Parson, Rockmart

Jarrett Laws, Salem

Fletcher Salter, SW DeKalb

Richie Marsh, Toombs County

John Cornett, Towns County

Alan Rodemaker, Valdosta

Randy Collins, Wheeler County

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