Marist Football: Inside the War Eagle Tradition

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On Fridays in the fall, a fog rises from Nancy Creek behind Marist School’s Hughes Spalding Stadium and floats across the football field. The apparition, called “the Ghosts of Marist Football,” represents the Great Spirit of Marist High School, a school Sports Illustrated ranked number fifteen in its list of top athletic programs in the country. The War Eagle tradition boasts more than six hundred victories, a trophy case filled with championships and thirty straight years of playoff appearances in Georgia high ...
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Overview

On Fridays in the fall, a fog rises from Nancy Creek behind Marist School’s Hughes Spalding Stadium and floats across the football field. The apparition, called “the Ghosts of Marist Football,” represents the Great Spirit of Marist High School, a school Sports Illustrated ranked number fifteen in its list of top athletic programs in the country. The War Eagle tradition boasts more than six hundred victories, a trophy case filled with championships and thirty straight years of playoff appearances in Georgia high school football, all while playing much larger schools. Join author and Marist alumnus Franklin Cox for three years inside the Spartan-esque tradition and learn why no team dares allow itself to dishonor the glorious roll call of War Eagle history.
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Editorial Reviews

Marist War Eagles - Alan Chadwick
"From the dog days of August practices to the elation of fourth-quarter victories, Cox gives each reader an Eagle's-eye view into the heart of the tradition-rich program that is Marist War Eagle Football."
Former Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach and Director of Athletics at Georgia Tech - Homer Rice
"Marist Football: Inside the War Eagle Tradition by author Franklin Cox is a classic. He has captured the highly successful Marist High School program and how it became a champion of champions. This is an extraordinary manuscript."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609498092
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/25/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,465,828
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Franklin Cox is a retired Marine and Vietnam Veteran. He is the author of Lullabies for Lieutenants (McFarland & Co.) which was recently awarded the 2011 Silver Medal for Non-fiction Memoir by the Military Writers Society of America. His articles have been published in Human Events, Vietnam, and Dispatches magazines. He is a graduate of Marist High in Atlanta, GA.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 11

Part I The Program

1 The Ghosts 15

2 Sudden Death (Part One) 21

3 The Head Coach 31

4 Summer Camp 39

5 The Community Coaches 51

6 A Ghost from the Past Reports In 60

7 One Family Together 66

Part II Victory and Defeat

8 Ecstasy 75

9 Improbable Victories 82

10 Agony 94

Part III The End and the Beginning

11 Hunting Rhinoceros with BB Guns 149

12 Hope Springs Eternal 163

13 Sudden Death (Part Two) 185

About the Author 191

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