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Jon Nelson has been a television journalist for twenty-five years based in Atlanta. He was graduated from Lakeside High School in Atlanta and Florida State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Political Science. His television career has given him the opportunity to cover as varied events as Super Bowls, World Series, All-Star Games, Summer Olympiads, the Masters, the US Open, Grey Cups, and even political conventions. He has also covered high school athletics for Georgia Public Broadcasting for twenty-one years as a host and correspondent for its high school coverage- including the “Football Fridays in Georgia” game of the week and the GHSA football and basketball championships.

He is also the author of five books about high school and college football in the southeast: “Backroads and Backfields” “100 Things Georgia Football Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die” “Peach State Pigskin: A History of High School Football in Georgia” “A History of College Football in Georgia” and “Above Ground: The Gene Jelks Story”. He has other books and manuscripts in planning stages for 2016. He lives in suburban Atlanta with his far-more-pretty wife, Patty, and his two furry children- a Pekingese named Trooper and a cat that acts more like a dog, Trouble.

Recent Blog Posts

Times Like These

So, we are now here…The 14 survivors who have made it to the last games of their respective seasons… it’s Game 14 for some and Game 15 for others…Some folks have been there...

W2W4: What To Watch For- Semifinals

We’re down to the Final Fours in the top three classes… and there are a lot of region champs that have made it this far… Jackie and Mark have a look at the top of the crop…...

Eight Is Enough

And that’s where we are… the final eight in each classification…I am going to start with the largest surprise (or what I think is the biggest upset of the quarterfinal round,...

W2W4: What To Watch For- Quarterfinals

It looks like the favorites are joined by some surprise teams, Jackie and Mark tell you where GPB is heading and who gets the home games5A saw some upsets and looks like it might be up for grabs....

I Thought Turkeys Could Fly!

And we’re down to the final 8’s in each of the classifications…The Single-A squads have gotten into the playoff run with their first-round matchups as well and we still have seen...

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