Georgia High School Football: Peach State Pigskin History

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Georgia is known as one of the most competitive proving grounds for high school football in America. The league that began as a few city teams in the late nineteenth century blossomed to the 400-plus schools that put teams on the field today. These teams have given college football and the professional ranks its share of champions. As schools across the state continue to chase, and break, records, a century of winning is only the beginning of Georgia's storied high school football legacy. Jon Nelson guides ...

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Georgia is known as one of the most competitive proving grounds for high school football in America. The league that began as a few city teams in the late nineteenth century blossomed to the 400-plus schools that put teams on the field today. These teams have given college football and the professional ranks its share of champions. As schools across the state continue to chase, and break, records, a century of winning is only the beginning of Georgia's storied high school football legacy. Jon Nelson guides readers through an unparalleled history of coaches, towns, and dynasties that have led Georgia to become one of the top five most competitive football states in the country

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  • ISBN-13: 9781609492953
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/11/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 688,527
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Ralph Swearngin 7

Acknowledgements 9

1 The Beginning of It All 11

2 The Forties and Fifties 23

3 The Streakin' Sixties 33

4 The Seventies: A New Era 42

5 The Eighties: A National Presence 59

6 The Nineties: A Time of Domination 73

7 The Twenty-first Century 87

8 The Georgia Interscholastic Association 113

9 The Future of Georgia Football 127

Appendix A GHSA Champions 135

Appendix B Dalton High School Win Streak: Fifty-one Years Consecutive with Winning Record 140

Appendix C Larry Campbell's Coaching Record: Lincoln County High School 142

Appendix D The Longest Winning Streak: Buford High School 144

Appendix E Team and Player Statistics 147

Appendix F Career Coaching Wins 153

Credits and Courtesies 157

About the Author 159

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